I am a partner with the firm’s Corporate and M&A team. I have been with Sorainen since 2005, helping to build its Corporate, M&A and Employment practices.
Corporate governance expert. Being particularly interested in corporate governance, I habitually contribute to improving corporate governance regulation by participating in various working groups focused on corporate law. For example, I authored the first Corporate Governance Code in Lithuania back in 2004 when I was a legal counsel at Nasdaq Vilnius Stock Exchange. The latest initiative I worked on was an expert group formed by the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance working on transposing best practices introduced by the European Model Company Act (EMCA) into Lithuanian Company Law.
Helping international businesses to expand to Lithuania. Lithuania has become a very attractive destination for foreign investors and a regional leader in terms of FDI-created jobs. I have advised many foreign companies on making greenfield investments in Lithuania, especially by opening global business service centres (such as Barclays, Western Union, Nasdaq, AIG), as well as on entering the market or growing operations by way of acquisition.
Topping the Mergermarket M&A rankings. Thanks to such transactions as PKN Orlen’s acquisition of Mažeikių Nafta, Providence Equity Partners’ acquisition of telecoms group Bitė, the formation of joint venture energy giant LEO LT, and many others, I stand at No 1 among individual lawyers by total value of major M&A transactions advised in the Baltics (EUR 4.139 billion during 2005-2019) according to Mergermarket statistics.
Corporate life-cycle and cross-border matters. I advise clients on all issues, from setting up businesses and fine-tuning their corporate governance systems to managing shareholder relationships and disputes, optimising company group structures, and finally selling or winding up the business. My particular interest lies in matters with a cross-border aspect, such as cross-border mergers: Siemens, If P&C Insurance, ERGO, Seesam, Alpiq, Nasdaq central securities depositories, to name a few I have worked on.
People management and employment law. Leadership and HR topics have always been among my favourites. For many years I have been a partner supporting our HR team and contributing to HR processes in the firm. This helps me to better understand the challenges that our clients face in HR and allows me to better meet clients’ expectations when advising them on sensitive employment law matters.
- Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)
I am a member of
- Lithuanian Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Deals & Cases
Storskogen acquires majority of shares in Scandia SteelDeals & Cases
Canada-based Nuvei to acquire fintech startup SimplexDeals & Cases
Addnode Group acquires software company S-GROUP SolutionsDeals & Cases
ConHostinger acquires minority stake in HostingerDeals & Cases
Chambers Europe rankings: Sorainen further strengthens its position in the Baltics and BelarusDeals & Cases
Women, Business and the Law 2021Publication
The World Bank Group – Doing Business 2020Publication
Clifford Chance Global Employment Law Guide 2020Publication
The World Bank Group – Doing Business 2020: Comparing Business Regulation in 190 EconomiesPublication
Changes to Lithuanian Labour Code and migration laws on job advertisements, migration and e-residencyPublication
Sorainen demonstrates strong performance in Chambers Global 2021 rankingsNews
Chambers and Partners recognises Sorainen’s Dispute Resolution and Corporate and M&A teams as the strongest in LithuaniaNews
Sorainen recognised as a Leading Firm in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global rankingsNews