ERNESTA ŽIOGIENĖ
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ERNESTA
ŽIOGIENĖ


Managing Partner (Lithuania)

Head of Real Estate & Construction

+370 5 248 7337

ernesta.ziogiene@primus.legal

Practice areas:

Real Estate & Construction

Corporate

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Intellectual Property & Technology


Languages:

LT, EN, RU

Foreign Desks:

Polish

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Ernesta Žiogienė is a Managing Partner in Lithuania and heads Real Estate & Construction legal practice group. Having 20 years of professional experience she focuses on real estate, construction, M&A and property technology, represented clients in many sophisticated and high-profile projects.

Attorney at Law Ernesta Žiogienė consults local and international property managers and developers, construction companies, and investment entities. She provides clients with comprehensive real estate services from the early stages of development and territorial planning to renting or selling property. Ernesta is exceptional in legal know-how as well as in legal project management (coordination with state and local governments, the negotiation and/or the settlement of disputes with contractors, tenants and other subjects on both the national and international level).

Key areas:

  • Rent of Non-Residential Property, tenant and landlord representation, negotiation, and extensive knowledge of the commercial real estate market
  • Residential Estate Development
  • Proptech. While Property Technology is a fast-growing area within the real estate industry, Ernesta Žiogienė already has a successful track record combining her real estate and technology knowledge: advises startups, companies, and investors engaged in the development, sale, and distribution of licensed property technology. Also provides legal consultations on the arrangement of auctions for the sale, purchase, and rent of real estate
  • Construction Law. Scope of legal competencies: consultations on the sale and purchase of company shares and real estate; assistance to complex infrastructure and construction projects for roads, wind farms, gas stations, and other objects, representing clients in all matters related to financial aid, funding, investment, and other agreements; conduct real estate due diligence and provide clear recommendations for managing existing financial and other risks

Ernesta is also actively involved in the fields of corporate and commercial, investment, project finance, IT and innovation.

Additionally, Ernesta is invited to speak at local and international conferences, is a guest lector of the Kaunas University of Technology, also provides her professional insights to business articles and reviews and acts as a mentor in several mentorship projects.

Recognitions

‘Ernesta Žiogienė, who is an expert in transactions, financing and leasing issues, leads the [Real Estate & Construction] team.’
(The Legal 500, Real Estate & Construction, 2021)

‘We work with Ernesta Ziogiene in real estate-related M&A. She has outstanding real estate sector knowledge. She is very valuable as a project manager and as specialist who can combine knowledge of different areas (commercial, real estate, M&A).’
(The Legal 500, Corporate, Commercial and M&A, 2020)

‘Ernesta Žiogienė acts on real estate investment transactions, real estate finance deals, construction projects, planning matters, joint ventures and lease agreements.’
(The Legal 500, Real Estate & Construction, 2020)

Noted as a „rising star“ in the field of M&A. (IFLR1000, 2021)

Noted as „Notable practitioner“ in the field of Real Estate & Construction. (The Legal 500, 2019)

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