Consumer products

Motieka & Audzevičius frequently works with manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of a wide range of consumer products. Our experience is focused on litigation and restructuring advice, both services being instrumental in this highly competitive and dynamic industry. Our lawyers have provided strategic counsel to the large foreign beverage producer against Lithuanian Republic in the Supreme Court of Lithuania and BIT/UNCITRAL arbitration courts. Our Corporate and M&A practice group has also represented the seller of one of the largest retail chains in Belarus.

Key clients in the sector include Bosca, large Lithuanian food wholesaler Smulkus Urmas, and a pan-Baltic do-it-yourself retailer.

  • Experience
      • 2017
      • Successfully represented a client, one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers, in a case heard by the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Successfully represented three clients before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • 2016
      • Has successfully represented three clients before Klaipėda district court in a dispute where the clients filed a claim against their debtor requesting that the agreements on the debtor’s property transfer be declared null and void, and for the property to be returned to the debtor.
      • Has represented one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers and a well-known Lithuanian glass manufacturing company before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Has advised a client in a tax dispute before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
      • 2015
      • Has represented one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers and a well-known Lithuanian glass manufacturing company in a dispute related to the validity of bank transactions and the validity of several loan agreements before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Assisted major Italian producer of alcoholic products Luigi Bosca & Figli S.p.A in acquisition of 5% stake in Russian subsidiary CJS company “Bosca-Rus” from exiting shareholder SIMEST S.p.A.
      • 2014
      • Acted as co-counsel together with Crowell & Moring LLP, based in Washington, in an investor-state arbitration.
      • 2013
      • Advised an investment group on the sale of a leading Lithuanian food wholesale and catering business
      • Represented one of the leading alcoholic beverages importers in Lithuania in a dispute with the debtor of the company
      • Merger clearance for the sale of stake in food wholesale and catering business
      • Represented one of the largest alcoholic beverages importers in Lithuania in bank's bankruptcy case.
      • Represented client acting in the industry of alcoholic beverages in the case regarding the commence of the criminal lawsuit.
      • Represented one of the largest alcoholic beverages importers in Lithuania in a dispute for the award of the debt.
      • Represented a leading alcoholic beverage importer in Lithuania in the dispute with a private person.
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers and a well-known Lithuanian glass manufacturing company in a dispute relating to the validity of loan agreements.
      • Acted as co-counsel together with Crowell & Moring LLP, based in Washington, in an investor-state arbitration
      • 2012
      • Advised the investor of a famous market place in a labour dispute.
      • Defended the interest of a leading Italian sparkling wine producer against the State property fund in the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Defended a major Lithuanian consumer electronics wholesaler in a tax dispute over assessed VAT
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers against a major Latvian beverage producer before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Advised the Privatisation Agency of Serbia at the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration in a dispute against one of the largest alcohol producers in Lithuania.
      • Defending the interests of the large foreign beverage producer before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Representing the Client before the Lithuanian Court of Appeal in a dispute regarding a public procurement procedure.
      • 2011
      • Represented the major beverages producer in the international arbitration.
      • Represented one of the major food supply and catering companies before the Supreme Court of Lithuania in PPP dispute regarding the annulment of the results of a public procurement procedure.
      • Represented one of the major Lithuanian catering companies in the Supreme Court of Lithuania in complex litigation related public tender and application of the EU law.
      • 2010
      • Represented one of the major food supply and catering companies in the dispute before the Court of Appeals of Lithuania regarding the annulment of the results of the public procurement.
      • 2009
      • Structuring the joint venture of Italian premium wine producer Bosca in Bashkortostan, Russia