M&A Transactions

Our team has a reputation for advising on the largest and most high profile M&A transactions in the region. We have extensive experience in leading and managing complex deals, often spanning multiple jurisdictions and involving many parties. We advise both buy and sell sides, local and multi-national companies. The international experience and local expertise of our lawyers are indispensable assets that work for the benefit of our clients.

Key contacts

Paulius Gruodis


Co-head of the Corporate and M&A practice

Žilvinas Zinkevičius



Key projects in the field

Ellex Valiunas advised UAB Modus grupė on the sale of BMW distribution business in Lithuania
The law firm Ellex Valiunas advised UAB Modus grupė subsidiary UAB Inter Krasta on entering into shares sale and purchase agreement with Inchcape International Holdings Limited from Great Britain on the sale of 100% shares in UAB Krasta Auto, UAB Krasta Auto Kaunas and UAB Krasta Auto Klaipėda. Under this transaction UAB Inter Krasta will transfer its BMW automotive business in Lithuania.
The transaction will be completed after receipt of merger clearance.
Ellex Valiunas team was led by partner Paulius Gruodis and associate Mantas Juška, other lawyers involved: associate partner Dovilė Skestenienė, junior associate Arvydas Grušeckas and others.
Before entering into agreement on the sale of BMW distribution business, Ellex Valiunas team also assisted UAB Inter Krasta with carve-out and sale of Fiat-Chrysler distribution business to other subsidiary of UAB Inter Krasta. Fiat-Chrysler distribution business will not be sold to Inchcape International Holdings Limited.
Ellex Valiunas advises Cognizant on acquisition of Storebrand business services centre in Vilnius
Global leader in IT, consulting and business process outsourcing services Cognizant has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the Vilnius business services centre of Storebrand, a Norwegian insurance and pension fund management company.
After this deal Lithuania will become an integral part of Cognizant’s global network. The company operates in the USA, Europe and South East Asia. Cognizant manages over 100 business services centres around the world, which employ over 219,000 professionals.
Ellex Valiunas acts as adviser to Teliasonera in sale of the mobile communications company Omnitel
The integrated telecommunications, IT and television company Teo LT managed by the Swedish concern TeliaSonera is buying the company Omnitel. Ellex Valiunas advises TeliaSonera on all legal issues of the transaction.
Teo will acquire 100 per cent of shares in Omnitel from its current owner TeliaSonera.
By this step Teo and Omnitel start consolidation of their forces and are going to offer new joint services of broadband and mobile communications, internet, television and IT.
The team of advisers includes Robertas Čiočys, Marius Juonys and other lawyers of Ellex Valiunas.