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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).
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.
‘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)
Baltic Management Institute (BMI), International Executive MBA (2019)
Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, Master of Laws (MA) (2004)
Lithuanian Bar Association (since 2004)
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), National Representative