THE LEGAL500: PRIMUS TEAM IS RANKED AMONG TOP TIER LAW FIRMS IN LITHUANIA
PRIMUS team in Lithuania is ranked in all submitted practice areas (listed below) and keeps its stable position at The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 rankings among TOP TIER law firms in Lithuania.
Submitted and recognised practice areas of the firm:
Our clients feedback:
‘The team is unique in having a wide range of specialists in different areas.’
‘The team is always available and very reliable in risk management, strategic planning.’
‘PRIMUS always provides answers, not just sharing legal opinion.’
‘Prompt replies. Business awareness.’
‘A very well diversified and highly professional team engaging in real estate and construction as well as infrastructure projects work. Their skills and work ethics are exceptional. You can trust them to come up with solutions when you most need them.’
‘The real estate team is also well connected with the dispute resolution team, so you get a multidisciplinary approach that is very useful. High experience in public procurement should also be noted.’
BANKING, FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS. Tier 2
PRIMUS focuses on financing infrastructure and real estate projects, investment fund compliance, acquisition finance as well as general regulatory assistance.
Partner Agnė Jonaitytė co-chairs the team, having a particular interest in sustainable financings and corporate governance. Also leading the team is Robert Juodka, who advises on financing major infrastructure projects, with a particular interest in assisting with cross-border work. He is a member of the Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce for Estonia, Poland and Britain. Senior associate Greta Bagdanavičiūtė, Senior Associate, is recognised as a Rising Star in the field of Banking & Finance.
Practice heads: Robert Juodka; Agnė Jonaitytė
Other key lawyer: Greta Bagdanavičiūtė
COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A. Tier 3
PRIMUS focuses on M&A, restructurings, and spinoffs, with particular strengths in the manufacturing, real estate and IT sectors.
Energy is another key area of focus with Robert Juodka, Managing Partner for International Business, being a noted name in this field. The team is co-led with partner Giedrė Dailidėnaitė, who focuses on corporate, M&A and regulatory compliance work.
Practice heads: Robert Juodka; Giedrė Dailidėnaitė
DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Tier 2
PRIMUS is a respected name in areas such as real estate and construction, public procurement and banking litigation, with an additional niche focus on the sports sector.
Leading the team is Marius Devyžis, who focuses on shareholder disputes, liability claims and public procurement tenders. He is also a key name for the firm’s sports law work and has acted before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is supported by real estate and construction disputes specialist Andrius Lukašonokas, Associate Partner, of counsel and aviation expert Paulius Docka, as well as Jonas Platelis, Associate Partner, who focuses on real estate and construction matters.
Practice head: Marius Devyžis
Other key lawyers: Andrius Lukašonokas; Paulius Docka; Jonas Platelis
EMPLOYMENT. Tier 2
PRIMUS focuses on the employment aspects of major transactions and restructurings, as well as assisting with the day-to-day operations of employers. The team’s client base involves several multinational clients, particularly those based in Central Europe. Hospitality, IT, and financial services are sector areas of note. Giedrė Dailidėnaitė, Head of Corporate & Commercial practice group and Certified Information Privacy Professional, and Robert Juodka, Managing Partner for International Business, oversee the team.
Practice heads: Giedrė Dailidėnaitė; Robert Juodka
EU AND COMPETITION. Tier 4
PRIMUS’ skillset within this space primarily involves public procurement and merger clearance matters., Partner Giedrė Dailidėnaitė, Head of Corporate & Commercial practice group and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, works at the helm and is highly experienced in merger clearance and general compliance matters. The team also includes public procurement specialist Tomas Venckus, Partner and Head of Public Procurement.
Practice head: Giedrė Dailidėnaitė
Other key lawyer: Tomas Venckus
PROJECTS AND ENERGY. Tier 2
Cross- border matters are a particular strength at PRIMUS, which is active in mandates involving the Lithuanian government’s growing emphasis on interconnectivity with the energy and infrastructure of neighbouring countries. The team has been particularly active in projects which also involve Poland, Scandinavia and the other Baltic countries.
The practice is led by Robert Juodka, Managing Partner for International Business, who is experienced in energy and infrastructure and public procurement, and Tomas Venckus, Partner and Head of Public Procurement, who specialises in procurement, PPP and real estate.
Practice heads: Robert Juodka; Tomas Venckus
Other key lawyers: Greta Bagdanavičiūtė; Jaroslav Pavlovskij; Aneta Blaževič
REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION. Tier 2
PRIMUS’ wide-ranging strengths in real estate and construction mandates sees it advise on major housing and mixed-use developments, waste management facilities and energy projects. Other areas of expertise include commercial leasing agreements, procurement and environmental law matters.
The team is led by Ernesta Žiogienė, Managing Partner for Lithuania, who specialises in commercial real estate, and Robert Juodka, Managing Partner for International Business, who focuses on energy and infrastructure projects.
Practice heads: Ernesta Žiogienė; Robert Juodka
SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT. Tier 2
PRIMUS’ standing in the transport arena is reflected by its work for multinational car manufacturers, shipping companies and airlines, among various other clients. Clients turn to the firm for advice on matters such as cargo claims, competition compliance, the implementation of business models in Lithuania and customs warehousing.
Robert Juodka, Managing Partner for International Business, and Tomas Venckus, Partner and Head of Public Procurement, co-head the practice, which distinguishes itself in cross-border work. The team advises ELKE Grupp on road transport regulation, public procurement, financing, GDPR, employment law, among other areas.
Practice heads: Robert Juodka; Tomas Venckus
Other key lawyers: Jonas Platelis; Paulius Docka; Greta Bagdanavičiūtė; Jaroslav Pavlovskij