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Cross-border & Commercial Litigation

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.

Key contacts

Miroslav Nosevič

Partner

Head of Business litigation team of the Dispute Resolution practice
+370 52666696
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Team

Raimundas Lideika

Partner

+370 52681861
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Aistė Mikočiūnienė

Senior Associate

+37052665986
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Jurgita Šamrickienė

Senior Associate

+370 52681866
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Edvardas Racius

Associate

+370 52665979
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Simona Čečytė

Associate

+37052666680
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Simona Budreikaitė

Associate

+370 52681802
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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 helped the client to end succesfully a complicated shareholders' dispute
We helped the client to end successfully a complicated shareholders' dispute. The dispute evolved between two shareholders of a major IT company, where each of them controlled 50 percent of the company. After unsuccessful negotiations for buyout, the other shareholder initiated proceedings for forced buy out and achieved application of interim measures, which effectively interrupted the functioning of the company and required the shareholder's approval for any payments and executions of contracts. The case evolved into several separate disputes including unfair competition claim, employment law dispute, processes for recovery of company's assets and etc.
We successfully represented Siemens in a 14.5 million euro dispute between the joint venture partners
We have helped our client win the case concerning penalties amounting to approx. EUR 14.5 million for the allegedly unlawful termination of a joint venture agreement. Finally the Supreme Court of Lithuania quashed the judgments of the Vilnius Regional Court and the Court of Appeal of Lithuania whereby these courts ordered Siemens to pay huge penalties.