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Lithuania

The Lithuanian Legal System

The Republic of Lithuania, like most European countries, uses the civil law system, rather than the common law system used in the United States. This means that:

  • The main branches of law are codified (Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Criminal Process Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Civil Process Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Administrative Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Labor Law Code of the Republic of Lithuania, etc.);
  • Court decisions are based on these legal codes and not on judicial precedent;
  • There is no jury system.

Lithuania reformed its court system following independence; it now consists of district courts, five county courts, the Appeals Court and the Supreme Court. There is a separate system of administrative courts. The Constitutional Court is separate from the court system and was established solely to interpret and uphold the Lithuanian Constitution.

Selecting a Lithuanian Lawyer

Before hiring an attorney, consider contacting several attorneys, briefly describing the nature of the services you desire. Ask specific questions and expect the attorney to explain legal activities in language you can understand. Ask for a written schedule of fees generally charged for the services you require and inquire about the expected means of payment (e.g. bank check, cash, credit card), specifying currency and exchange rates where feasible. Lithuanian lawyers are not allowed to work on a contingency-fee basis. Do not turn over documents or funds to any attorney until you are certain that he or she fully understands your legal needs and is willing to handle your case. Note that under Lithuanian law you must give power of attorney to your lawyer so that he or she may act on your behalf in Lithuania.

The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius maintains the following list of attorneys to assist American citizens seeking legal representation in Lithuania. The listed individuals and firms have informed the Embassy that they are qualified to practice law in Lithuania and that they are sufficiently competent in the English language to provide services to English-speaking clients. The American Embassy in Vilnius assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the individuals or firms listed.

The following firms are listed in alphabetical order and their relative position on this list should not be construed as indicating any kind of preference on the part of the U.S. Embassy:

AAA Baltic Service Company – Law firm

Jasinskio 16A

PO Box 33

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01112

Telephone: [+370](5) 252 6676; Fax: [+370](5) 252-6670

E-mail: info@AAA.LawEU; Website: www.aaalaw.eu

Founded in 1992 by lawyer Marius Jakulis Jason, formerly a NYC law firm partner. Provides legal services in (1) Corporate law: consultation and establishment of various kinds of companies; preparation of company documents, shareholder agreements, share transfer agreements; labour law; securities; pharmacy; media and advertising; mortgages and pledges; due diligence; (2) Contract law: consultation, evaluation and preparation of various kinds of agreements, including sale-purchase, work, rent, credit, use, donation, rent, distribution, commission, transportation, franchise and leasing agreements; (3) Real estate law: property; construction and contracting; mortgage; rent and usage; (4) Intellectual property law: national, international and Community trademarks and designs, national, international and European patents, domains, copyrights and neighbouring rights; representation before Lithuanian State Patent Office, OHIM and EPO in oppositions and other proceedings; (5) Dispute resolution: litigation; arbitration; representation before all courts and State institutions, negotiations; interim remedies; recognition and enforcement of decisions in Lithuania.

The law firm collaborates with the U.S. law firms: Baker & McKenzie; White & Case; DLA Piper; McDermott, Will & Emery; Shaw Pitman; Ladas & Parry; Young & Thomson; Brooks & Kushman and others.

Bagdanskis iLAW

Konstitucijos pr. 7

Business centre „Europa", 24th floor

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-09308

Telephone: [370](5) 24 876 70 : Fax: [370](5) 24 876 71

E-mail: info@ilawfirm.lt; Website: www.ilawfirm.lt

iLAW areas of expertise: labour law, company & commercial law, contract law, tax law, competition law, insolvency law, intellectual property law, advertising law, insurance law, real estate and construction law, litigation, arbitration, dispute resolution.

Reda Bagušinskienė

Konstitucijos pr. 9 -72

Vilnius, Lithuania 09308

Telephone: [370](5) 272-3498, mobile [370] 698 18111

E-mail: redabag@gmail.com

Specializing in international adoption, family law, real estate, loans, debts recovery, civil law.

bnt attorneys-at-law

Kalinausko 24

4th Floor

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-03107

Telephone: [370](5) 212 16 27: Fax: [370](5) 212 16 30

E-mail: info.lt@bnt.eu; Website: www.bnt.eu

bnt is based in ten Central and East European countries, offering legal advice in all core areas of commercial law, especially in the following areas of law: acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures, administrative law, especially public construction law, banking, finance, and capital markets, commercial and contract matters, competition, corporate matters, data protection, energy, environmental law and REACH, food law, greenfield investments, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, life science and health care, labour law and staff postings, litigation and arbitration, public procurement, real estate, planning and building development, tax and tax structuring arrangements.

Bernotas and Dominas GLIMSTEDT

Jogailos 4

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01116

Telephone: [370](5) 269-0700; Fax: [370](5) 269-0701

E-mail: glimstedt@glimstedt.lt; Website: www.glimstedt.lt

Specializing in corporate law, international trade law, competition law, banking and finance, tax law, securities regulation, transportation law, maritime law, telecommunications law, energy law, labor law, copyright, trademark and patent law, intellectual property, administrative law, insurance law, leasing and franchising, real estate, contract law, consumer rights, civil law, immigration and naturalization, adoption law, private international law, constitutional law and human rights.

Active collaboration with U.S. law firms: Baker & McKenzie; Donovan Hatem LLP; White & Case; Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; and Burns & Levinson, Counsellors at Law; McDermott, Will & Emery.

Borenius/Svirinas and partners

Jasinskio g. 16a, 8th

Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone: [370](5) 264-9555, Fax: [370](5) 260-8327

E-mail: borenius@borenius.lt ; Website: www.borenius.lt

Specializing in M&A, company law, banking and corporate finance, capital markets, commercial contracts, associations and foundations, real estate & construction, environment, energy, information technology, industrial property, commercial data protection, copyright and related rights, media.

Associated with U.S. law firms: White & Case, LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP; Baker & McKenzie, Huntan & Williams; Jenner & Block, LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.

Gencs Valters Law Firm

Vilniaus vartai, 3rd floor

A. Tumėno st. 4

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01109

Telephone: [370] (5) 261-1000, Fax: [370] (5) 261-1000

E-mail: info@gencs.eu ; Website: www.gencs.eu www.attorneys-at-law.eu

The firm offers legal services in the following areas: (1) Dispute resolution: representation of clients with all the courts in the Republic of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia including the Supreme Court, arbitrations; (2) Corporate: registrations with a Commercial register, company establishments and start-ups, company restructuring and reorganization, liquidations, registered office services; (3) Mergers and acquisitions: contracts, share and asset acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures; (4) Real estate and constructions: security interests, licensing; (5) Labor law: work contracts, termination; (6) Shipping and transport; (7) Immigration: arranging work permits for expatriates

Appealing decisions of immigrations authorities; (8) Insolvency: representing creditors within a company insolvency procedures, purchases of assets from insolvent companies, criminal proceedings against bad faith debtors; (9) Banking & finance: arranging credit facilities, representing borrowing and lending entities, finance, including corporate finance, management consulting; (10) Investments: application of investment protection treaties to dispute regarding changing of investment climate, securing financial investments; (11) Intellectual property, it and telecoms: patent and trademark protection management within the Baltic States and the rest of the former USSR, licensing and franchising of intellectual property; unfair competitors and protections of know-how and trade secrets, valuation of intellectual property, royalties; (12) Due diligences: tax due diligences before company acquisitions, legal due diligence, post-acquisitions tax due diligence; (13) Management consulting; (14) Assistance in financial reporting.

 

Baltic Legal Solutions Lithuania

Subačiaus 7

Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone: [370](5) 274-2400; Fax: [370](5) 274-2444

E-mail: advocate@jbblegal.lt Website: www.jbblegal.lt

Specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and insolvency law, banking and finance law, securities, energy law, IP/IT law, competition law, EU law, real estate law, privatization, healh care & life sciences law, transportation/shipping and maritime law, debt collection / debt administration, tax law. Extensive experience in litigation and arbitration.

Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas and Partners/LAWIN

Jogailos 9/1

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01116

Telephone: [370](5) 268-1888; Fax: [370](5) 212-5591

E-mail: vilnius@lawin.lt; Website: www.lawin.lt

Specializing in five practice groups: (1) Corporate and M&A: Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatization, corporate governance, corporate restructuring and insolvency, general corporate advice, labor, social security, immigration, public private partnership, charity and support. (2) Finance and Tax: Banking and financial institutions, finance, life and credit insurance, capital markets, securities, tax. (3) Trade and Technology: Trade and customs, supply, agency and distribution, competition, energy and utilities, pharmacy, information technology, intellectual property, media and advertising, public procurement. (4) Property and Environment: Real estate, construction and contracting, housing, movable property, property insurance, leasing, restoration of ownership, environment. (5) Dispute Resolution and Transport: Litigation, arbitration and other ADR, recognition and enforcement of judgments/awards, transport and maritime.

Active collaboration with the U.S. law firms: Baker & McKenzie; Steptoe & Johnson; White & Case; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; DLA Piper; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Dewey & LeBoeuf; Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and others.

Renata Narbutienė

Asanavičiūtės 36 - 1

Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone and Fax: [370](5) 270-6226; cell: [370] (8) 699 43277

E-mail: narbutiene.renata@gmail.com

Specializing in family law (domestic/international adoptions, marriage and divorce, under-aged children alimony), property law, inheritance law, and criminal law.

Law firm SORAINEN

Jogailos 4

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01116

Telephone: [370](5) 268-5040; Fax: [370](5) 268-5041

E-mail: Lithuania@sorainen.com; Website: www.sorainen.com

Specializing in corporate law, finance and tax law, property law, international trade law, transportation law, energy law, labor law, and intellectual property.

Associated with U.S. law firms: Thacher Proffitt & Wood; and Holme, Roberts, Owen LLP.

Law firm SPES

Kalvariju 28

Vilnius, Lithuania LT-09310

Telephone: [370](5) 275-6592; Fax: [370](5) 275-6997

E-mail: office@spes.lt; Website: www.spes.lt

Specializing in criminal law, corporate law, labor law, real estate law, contract law, transport law, family law and bankruptcy law.

Vilnius University “Teisės Klinika” (Law Clinic)

Vilniaus 25

Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone: [370](5) 231-2800, Fax: [370] (5) 231-2801

E-maill: teises.klinika@tf.vu.lt; Website: www.teisesklinika.lt

Free legal advice. Civil, labor, administrative law.

Law Firm TRINITI LT

L. Stuokos – Guceviciaus 9

Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone: [370](5) 231 2211, Fax: [370](5) 231 2244

E-mail: triniti@triniti.lt; Website: www.triniti.lt

Practice areas: banking & finance, competition law, corporate & commercial, dispute resolution, insolvency & debt recovery, intellectual property, IT & telecoms, labour law, mergers & acquisitions, public procurement, real estate & construction, shipping & aviation.

Albert Valavicius

Kuršių takas 20

Palanga 00317, Lithuania

Telephone: [370] 68223320, [370] 68902741

E-mail: avalavicius@sbcglobal.net

World Financial Group brokerage and consulting services. Assisting companies integrate their businesses into the Baltic marketplace. Selling and consulting in securities and insurance based products (life, health, annuities) to clients in the United States and Lithuania. Consulting available to financial, insurance, credit, banking, manufacturing, retailing and logistic companies that are interested in entering the Lithuanian marketplace.

 

Vinkleris ir Partneriai

Auku 5 – 5

Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone: [370](5) 2639966/+37061419105; Fax.: [370](5) 2639966

E-mail: info@legalconsulting.lt

Specializes in civil and commercial law, also in the range of penal and administrative law.

Zabiela, Zabielaitė & Partners

A.Jakšto 7

Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone: [370](5) 261-4033; Fax: [370](5) 212-3430

E-mail: office@zabiela.lt; Website: www.zabiela.lt

Specializing in commercial law, corporate law, public law, banking and finance, intellectual property, property, insurance, employment law, EU law, privatization.

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