Foreign Direct Investments Projects

Many of the clients we’ve worked with over the years have been foreign investors and international corporations operating in the region, or their subsidiaries, meaning that we have accumulated vast experience in assisting foreign investors in the Baltics and Belarus on a variety of matters and in a variety of sectors. Seamless cooperation between different teams and integrated experience is at the core of our success. When advising foreign investors we typically cover a wide range of diverse issues – from corporate matters to governmental incentives, from employment advice to tax structuring, from office leasing to detailed territory planning and construction permits, from general advice about the business environment to details and rules regarding specialised regulated activities.

We have extensive know-how about projects involving foreign investment support schemes, including negotiations regarding investment agreements with governmental institutions. At the same time we have built strong and reliable relations with these governmental institutions, including state investment agencies, as we co-operate with the state and municipalities in achieving the best possible outcome for our clients in both complex and day-to-day matters. Our experience covers the full cycle of investors’ activities, as we advise clients not only when they enter our markets but also when they decide to leave them. We have represented clients in highly complex and extremely delicate projects that attracted lots of publicity, such as the nuclear power plant in Lithuania planned by Hitachi.

We can help you with

  • Selecting the right corporate and tax structure for your investment project and operations
  • Advice on business environment and regulatory requirements
  • Setting up a corporate entity and advice on its location (special economic zones, industrial parks, free ports)
  • Advice on available foreign investment support schemes and investment incentives
  • Negotiating incentive packages and investment agreements with governmental authorities
  • Bringing employees from abroad (residence and work permits)
  • Office lease and construction of facilities for your investment project

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Experience

  • Legal Adviser

    Continental Automotive

    Advice on building new electronic component manufacturing plant, including investment incentives, in Lithuania’s biggest ever greenfield investment project

    > EUR 95 million
  • Legal Adviser

    Western Union

    Advice on setting up international shared service centre in Vilnius, including investment incentives

  • Legal Adviser

    Geely International Corporation

    Advice on implementing major foreign investment project in Belarus – joint venture with the Borisov Automotive and Tractor Electrical Equipment Plant (BATE)

  • Legal Adviser

    Nasdaq

    Advice on setting up a new technology and business support competence centre in Vilnius, incl. investment incentives, followed by continuous support

  • Legal Adviser

    Barclays

    Advice on setting up global service centre, incl. investment incentives, followed by continuous support

  • Legal Adviser

    AIG

    Advice on establishing a service centre in Vilnius, running their operations and ultimate exit from the market

  • Legal Adviser

    Baltic Bioethanol

    Advice on planning to construct a production facility in Bauska industrial park to produce second-generation bioethanol from biomass, with estimated added value for the Bauska region of approx EUR 30 million a year

    EUR 150 million
  • Legal Adviser

    Taxify

    Advice on securing investment on a valuation of over USD 1 billion, making Taxify a unicorn ( incl. foreign direct investments from Germany and China)

    > USD 1 billion