Dispute Resolution

Ellex Valiunas has earned the trust of top local and international companies during more than 20 years of the firm’s practice in the field of dispute resolution. Our experts are business-minded and support the pragmatic commercial considerations that are always prominent in clients’ dispute matters. We help our clients to gain a full understanding of the complexities of our local court system and aim to provide them with a big-picture framework of the case without forgetting small but important nuts and bolts. Our firm also has significant experience in arbitrations handled outside of the country.
 
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Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan

Partner

Head of the Dispute Resolution practice group
+370 52681813
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Key projects in the field

We represented our client in a dispute regarding the termination of contract works agreement
We represented our client, major German company acting in civil nuclear fuel market, in a dispute with a local construction company regarding the termination of contract works agreement due to the construction company’s insolvency. Although the contract works agreement foresaw dispute resolution in arbitration, the insolvent construction company brought a claim of approximately EUR 5 million to the Lithuanian courts basing their jurisdiction on national laws. The dispute involved complicated jurisdiction questions, application EU Regulation on Jurisdiction matters No 44/2001, EU Insolvency Regulation No 1346/2000, Rome I Regulation No 593/2008, as well as complex matters of construction and contract works law.
We advised and represented Lithuania in multiple parallel disputes against Gazprom
Our practice includes advising and representing Lithuania in SCC arbitration proceedings which were initiated by Lithuania against Gazprom in relation to breaches of its obligations under the Shareholders’ Agreement
 
We advised Lithuania in investment arbitration dispute under ICC Arbitration Rules initiated by Gazprom, one of the largest energy companies of Europe. Dispute concerned Gazprom’s previous investment into thermoelectric power plant in Lithuania.
 
We successfully represented Lithuania in investment arbitration proceedings commenced by Gazprom under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in relation to Lithuania’s unbundling of gas transmission from gas production and supply in the Lithuanian gas distribution company in compliance with the EU Third Energy Package. 
We defended Lithuania against 229 million euro investment arbitration claim
We helped the State to win in investment dispute under UNCITRAL arbitration rules, launched by an Italian wine producer Luigiterzo Bosca regarding alleged violation of investors rights under the bilateral investment protection treaty between Lithuania and Italy in relation to the privatization process of a major Lithuanian sparkling wine and spirits producer. The arbitral tribunal dismissed the entire claim of EUR 229 million.