Aviation and related services

Motieka & Audzevičius holds a leading position in representing airlines and other aviation industry participants in Lithuania in the full range of aviation-related dealings. Our team has been involved in some of the most important developments affecting the Lithuanian aviation industry.

Our attorneys provide advice to airlines, aircraft financiers and investors, aircraft lessors, catering companies, ground handling companies and other market participants with aviation interests. We have been involved in cross-border transactions: privatisations, offerings, mergers and acquisitions, structuring of joint ventures, aviation related arbitration, and litigation. Our legal work focuses on regulatory, corporate and litigation matters.

Key clients in the sector include Avia Solution Group, Baltic Ground Services, and Litcargus.

  • Experience
      • 2017
      • Represented the bankrupt Lithuanian national air carriage company flyLAL in a dispute where the company claimed for damages caused by “Air Baltic Corporation” and Riga International Airport.
      • 2016
      • Adviced one of the world's leading providers of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, on tax issues in Lithuania.
      • Advised a leading air, marine and land defence and aviation engineering support company on taxation issues in Lithuania.
      • Has successfully represented the bankrupt Lithuanian national air carriage company flyLAL in a procedural dispute as part of proceedings where the company claimed for damages caused by “Air Baltic Corporation” and Riga International Airport.
      • Adviced Lead Aero on taxation issues of business development in Lithuania.
      • Has successfully represented the bankrupt Lithuanian national air carriage company flyLAL in a dispute where the company claims for damages (over 57.4 million EUR) caused by „Air Baltic Corporation“ and Riga International Airport.
      • 2015
      • Acted as a strategic legal counsel alongside with its Baltic partner Skrastins & Dzenis before the Latvian Supreme Court in the case regarding the recognition and enforcement of the judgment given by the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Represented the bankrupt Lithuanian national air carriage company flyLAL in the dispute where the bankrupt air carriage company flyLAL claims for huge amount of damages (over 57.4 million EUR) caused by „Air Baltic Corporation“ and Riga International Airport.
      • Represented the bankrupt Lithuanian national air carriage company flyLAL before Vilnius regional court, in which the bankrupt air carriage company flyLAL had claimed for a huge amount of damages (over 57.4 million EUR) caused by the Air Baltic Corporation and Riga International Airport.
      • 2014
      • The European Court of Justice makes a preliminary decision in flyLAL case
      • 2013
      • Represented the client in the acquisition of the sole ownership of Helisota, the only Mi-8/17 type helicopters technical maintenance company in Lithuania.
      • Merger clearance for the acquisition of the sole ownership of Helisota, the only Mi-8/17 type helicopters technical maintenance company in Lithuania.
      • Represented the interests of the former largest Lithuanian air courier company in the Lithuanian Court of Appeal.
      • Defended the insolvent Lithuanian airlines in a claim made against it by Riga's International Airport.
      • Defended the interests of the former largest Lithuanian air carrying company in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • 2012
      • Represented Lithuanian airline in the Court of Appeals.
      • Representing the real estate holding in regulatory litigation vs General Prosecutor Office.
      • Leading the case achieving the court ruling to recover relevant evidence from the defendants and related entities for the private enforcement.
      • Representing the insolvent national airlines in the first hearing.
      • 2011
      • Represented the insolvent national airlines in the Vilnius District Administrative Court in the dispute with Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Lithuania regarding the annulment of its resolution.
      • Advised on the Major Transaction in the Lithuanian Airport Sector.
      • Represented the interests of the insolvent national airlines in the Vilnius District Administrative Court in the dispute with Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Lithuania. Administration of civil aviation was involved as the third party in this litigation dispute.
      • Represented the client in regulatory litigation in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania against the largest Baltic air carrier.
      • 2010
      • Represented the client before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania in litigation arising out of the claim for annulment the order of the Ministry of Transport to suspend the operating license of formerly major Lithuanian air carrier.
      • Advised in the process of sale of Charter Jets (private aviation company).
      • Representing the interests of main creditors in the insolvency of national airline flyLAL Lithuanian Airlines.

Key contacts

Ramūnas Audzevičius
Partner
Ramunas.Audzevicius@ma-law.lt
+370 5 2 000 777
+370 5 2 000 888

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Giedrius Kolesnikovas
Partner
Giedrius.Kolesnikovas@ma-law.lt
+370 5 2 000 777
+370 5 2 000 888

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