Consumer & Retail

Ellex Valiunas represents top domestic and international businesses in a wide array of legal matters related to the consumer products and retail industry. We have the largest specialized team with the most experience and best track record. Our experts provide practical advice and assistance ranging from strategic planning of transactions to negotiation and implementation of contracts and contract management. We have also forged strong links with the regulatory authorities, which prove to be an indisputable advantage for our clients.
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Dr. Jaunius Gumbis

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Head of the Industry & Regulatory practice group
+370 52681830
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Ellex Advises Selecta in the Sale of Selecta's Baltic Operations
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Ellex Advises Selecta in the Sale of Selecta's Baltic Operations
BaltCap Private Equity Fund II  managed by BaltCap has signed an agreement  to buy the business  operations  serving  the  local  markets in  the  Baltic  States  from European vending and coffee services company Selecta Group. Ellex, a circle of leading law firms in the Baltics, represented Selecta Group in the transaction.
 
Selecta is a leading vending and coffee services company in Europe. The company has grown its geographic market presence to 15 countries across Europe and serves 6 million consumers every day. The three Baltics businesses employ about 75 people and generate net sales in excess of € 10 million.
The transaction is a subject to the approval of the competition authorities. The transaction price is confidential.

The transaction in Lithuania was led by Ellex Valiunas associate partner Povilas Zukauskas and associate Arturas Grimaila.The transaction in Estonia was led by Ellex Raidla partner Sven Papp and senior associate Gerda Liik. The transaction in Latvia was led by Ellex Klavins senior associate Sarmis Spilbergs and partner Raimonds Slaidins. 
Ellex Valiunas advised fashion brand Robert Kalinkin on accepting an investment
Ellex Valiunas advised UAB Robert Kalinkin (the company behind one of the best known modern Lithuanian fashion brands) on a deal during which Practica Capital (one of the most active Lithuanian venture capital firms) agreed to invest into further development of the fashion house.
 
Ellex Valiunas was represented by associate partner Robertas Ciocys and senior associate Povilas Junevicius.
We represented a client, major beverages producer in a complex dispute
We represented a client, major beverages producer in a complex dispute, which included representation of the client in a foreign arbitration court, defence against interim measures in Lithuania, co-counselled the client in set-aside proceedings of the Partial award and the Final award in Serbian courts. One of the recent matters involves forming the Serbian court practice concerning set-aside procedure applicability to a partial award and touches upon complex international arbitration law matters. The dispute includes the questions of applicability of the arbitration agreement to a party which never signed it, jurisdiction matters, doctrine of lifting the corporate veil and etc.