Dispute resolution

Motieka & Audzevičius is known as the leading dispute resolution boutique in Lithuania, being strong in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution practices (arbitration, mediation, negotiation). Our team of internationally acknowledged attorneys has been involved in the most unprecedented, significant and complicated cases in the region, contributing to the improvement of judicial practice in Lithuania and beyond. Chambers Global recommends the Head of the Practice Ramūnas Audzevičius as the sole foreign expert in dispute resolution for the CIS region from Lithuania.

The work of our Dispute Resolution practice group has been commended by the most authoritative legal directories, including Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Chambers Global, and others. We are frequently named the dispute resolution firm of the year by various legal directories and magazines.

  • Experience
      • 2017
      • Successfully represented one of the major safe printing companies in the Baltic States.
      • Represented one of the major safe printing companies in the Baltic States.
      • Successfully represented an international logistics company active in CEE market before Vilnius regional court.
      • Acted as a strategic advisor for a major wine producer with a leading market share in Russia in a complex case involving matters pertaining to trademark infringement.
      • Represented a distributor of licensed media services in the court of first instance.
      • Successfully represented co-authors of a patent before the Supreme Court of Lithuania in a dispute involving request to reopen proceedings regarding co-authors‘ claim against the Polish energy concern on the remuneration for the economic effect.
      • Represented Gazprom, a major player of international energy industry, before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented a foreign entity that provides media services worldwide.
      • Successfully represented one of the major safe printing companies in the Baltic states in a case heard by the Vilnius Regional Court.
      • Successfully represented one of the major glass manufacturers in the Baltic states in a case heard by the Kaunas Regional Court.
      • Represented one of the largest safe printing companies in the Baltic states in a dispute related to privatization of a real estate unit.
      • Represented a shareholder of one of the major Lithuanian energy companies in a dispute before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented one of the largest safe printing companies in the Baltic states.
      • Represented co-authors of a patent before appellate instance court in a dispute against the Polish energy concern.
      • Successfully represented a client, one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers, in a case heard by the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented a world-class athlete in an Olympic case heard by the International Olympic Committee.
      • Successfully represented three clients before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • 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.
      • Successfully represented a real estate developer in a civil case regarding the application of interlocutory injunctions on the purchase of a high value real estate unit.
      • Represented a client in two international commercial arbitration proceedings under the auspices of Lithuanian Court of Arbitration.
      • 2016
      • Represented PAO Gazprom, one of the world’s largest energy companies, before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
      • Successfully represented co-authors of a patent before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented a real estate developer, which is a member of the largest business group in the Baltic States, before the Court of Appeal in a civil case regarding the compensation of damage inflicted by the former head of the company.
      • Successfully represented a foreign entrepreneur in a forum shopping dispute regarding transactions before Vilnius Regional Court.
      • Successfully represented a major international commodities trader in the most complex dispute regarding recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitration award in Serbia.
      • Has successfully represented the client in recognition and enforcement proceedings of Lithuanian Court of Appeal decision before the Moscow City Court.
      • Has successfully represented one of the major Serbian energy companies before the Supreme Court of Lithuania regarding the recognition and enforcement of ICC arbitral award.
      • Has successfully represented a client in a dispute against a company active in the field of finance and insurance regarding proper execution of wealth management contracts.
      • Successfully represented a client, one of the largest companies engaged in agricultural products processing, in a civil case before the Kaunas Regional Court and the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Has successfully represented a company active in construction business in the Baltic states.
      • Has successfully represented a client in the Appellate instance in a civil case on the establishment of land plot borders.
      • Has successfully represented a leading security service provider in a dispute with the National Competition Authority in Vilnius Regional Administrative Court.
      • Successfully represented a client before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in the dispute regarding the public tender for Klaipeda swimming pool.
      • Has successfully represented clients in a case regarding the actions of a bailiff.
      • Has successfully represented a client in a case concerning attempts to reopen the proceedings by a debtor.
      • Successfully represented OAO Gazprom in major SCC arbitration against Lithuania.
      • Represented a client in a dispute between private persons before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Has successfully represented a client in a case of investigation of a legal person’s activity before the Lithuanian Court of Appeal.
      • 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 successfully represented the co-authors of the patent before Lithuanian Court of Appeal in the dispute where co-authors have filed a claim against the Polish energy concern.
      • Has represented one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers and a well-known Lithuanian glass manufacturing company before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Has successfully represented the co-founder and vice president of a major gas provider in a dispute regarding the unlawful dismissal of the vice president and request for compensatory allowances.
      • 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.
      • Successfully represented the client before the Court of Appeal in dispute regarding interim measures which has prohibited a property realization procedure according to the mortgage agreement.
      • Has successfully defended the interest of creditors in a civil case involving the separation of assets, jointly owned by the debtor and her spouse.
      • Had successfully represented one of the largest Serbian energy companies in the recognition and enforcement proceedings of two ICC Awards.
      • Has successfully represented an independent electricity supplier before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Has successfully represented the operator of Lithuania's Natural Gas Transmission System before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Has represented the foreign TV broadcaster before the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court.
      • 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.
      • Has represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
      • 2015
      • Has successfully represented the biggest financial institution of the Russian Federation.
      • Represented a private landowner in a dispute regarding the boundaries of the client owned land plot.
      • Has successfully represented shareholders of natural gas supplier before the Court of Appeal in a dispute regarding the application of interim measures against the main shareholder.
      • Has represented a client before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in a dispute between the client, represented by a bankruptcy administrator, and a major Nordic bank.
      • 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.
      • Represented OAO Gazprom before the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court
      • 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 operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system before the Court of Appeal in a dispute regarding the application for interim measures against a leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers and chemical products.
      • Successfully represented OAO Gazprom in a hotly debated litigation before the Supreme Court of Lithuania as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union.
      • Successfully represented a leading security service provider in a dispute with the National Competition Council in the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court.
      • Has successfully represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system in a dispute regarding the financing scheme of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal.
      • Has represented an independent electricity supplier before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Has successfully represented the interest of Jesuit Province of Lithuania in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Represented a leading Lithuanian consumer organization, acting as a complainant, before the Lithuanian Competition Council.
      • Successfully represented inventor who is a citizen of the Russian Federation against one of the largest petroleum refining companies in the Baltic Region (and co-owner of the Lithuanian patent) which sought to re-open previous proceedings before Siauliai Regional Court.
      • Represented a leading international energy company before Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania in a case regarding right to judicial protection.
      • Successfully represented the co-authors of the patent before Siauliai Regional Court in the dispute where co-authors have filed a claim against the Polish energy concern claiming the remuneration for the economic effect, which Orlen allegedly received during the period of 1996-2010 from the use of the patent.
      • Successfully represented the co-authors of the patent before Lithuanian Supreme Court in the dispute where Polish energy concern has filed a claim for the invalidation of a Lithuanian patent.
      • 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 operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system in a dispute case before the Court of Appeal regarding the obligation to pay a special fee for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal.
      • Represented a client in a dispute regarding a validity of the transaction.
      • Defended client’s rights in a dispute involving the separation of assets, jointly owned by the debtor and her spouse.
      • White collar crime team has represented a client in a pre-trial investigation.
      • Represented a waste management company in a complaint to the European Commission against the Lithuanian Government
      • Filed a complaint to the European Commission in a taxation related dispute regarding the possible breach of EU law, namely the incorrect implementation of an EU directive.
      • Represented the biggest financial institution of the Russian Federation.
      • Represented the interests of the creditors of a bankrupt company in an actio Pauliana case before the Court of Appeal.
      • Represented a client providing media services, in a case where a complaint was brought against the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (“the LRTC”), which had adapted restrictions on the broadcasting of a television programme in the Republic of Lithuania.
      • Represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system in an administrative dispute regarding the legality of legislation regarding the financing scheme of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal.
      • Represented individual members of the board of a company in a damage litigation case.
      • Represented an inventor who is a citizen of the Russian Federation before Court of Appeal of Lithuania
      • Represented a real estate administrative services provider before Vilnius Regional Administrative Court.
      • Represented an Icelandic investment company in litigation against a Lithuanian counterparty.
      • Represented OAO Gazprom in a hotly debated case before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
      • Advised a group of companies of the energy sector in the dispute with the Tax Authorities over the transfer of losses between members of the same group and the reduction of Corporate Income Tax burden.
      • Represented a client in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania, the dispute concerned the compensation of direct damages regarding contractual liability resulting from a failure to properly perform a works contract.
      • Represented a client in the Supreme Court of Lithuania. The Supreme Court has reviewed the case for the third time, after the case had been returned to the Court of Appeal for the further investigation of factual circumstances in more detail.
      • Represented the Jesuit province of Lithuania in a case regarding the recovery of real estate property in the city centre of Vilnius, which had been expropriated during the Second World War and then privatised in the 1990’s by the counterparties.
      • Advised the client in a tax dispute where the Tax Authorities initially refused a deduction of input VAT by arguing that transaction was wholly artificial
      • Represented a private landowner in an administrative case against the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania.
      • Represented a Lithuanian real estate developer in a tax dispute.
      • Represented an inventor who is a citizen of the Russian Federation in a pre-trial investigation procedure, initiated by one of the largest petroleum refining companies in the Baltic Region (and co-owner of the Lithuanian patent).
      • Represented the biggest financial institution of the Russian Federation. The case concerned compensation of damage of more than 2.1 million EUR.
      • 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.
      • Represented a Client before Vilnius district court in a dispute between the Client, represented by a bankruptcy administrator, and a major Nordic bank.
      • Represented a company in a dispute regarding damage caused by the similar naming of the two companies.
      • Represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system in several cases regarding the legality of legislation on the financing scheme of the Lithuanian Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal.
      • Defended a major Lithuanian energy company against a Belarusian state entity in the Supreme Court of Belarus.
      • Represented a leading Lithuanian ceramic tiles producer in a Vilnius Regional Court case regarding the legality of the termination of a credit agreement.
      • Represented a Client before the Supreme Court of Lithuania. In the case a piece of land had been sold by the State to the Client due to a mistake committed by a State institution.
      • Represented an audiovisual (television) service provider and distributor in a dispute with the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission in respect of the legality of retransmission limitations for a TV programme.
      • 2014
      • Represented client in a dispute concerning the method by which contractual damages had been calculated and the distribution of said damages among parties.
      • Represented a joint venture in a dispute regarding contract reimbursement.
      • Represented a Client in a case regarding the actions of a bailiff.
      • Represented a Client in a case regarding the actions of a notary.
      • Represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system in an administrative dispute regarding territorial planning procedures.
      • Represented a Client at the court of first instance in a case regarding sale and purchase agreements that infringed the interests of the Client and its creditors.
      • Represented a Client at the Court of Appeal in an actio Pauliana case in which the claimant requested the annulment of pledge agreements.
      • Represented a Russian bank regarding the recognition of a foreign court's judgments and enforcement in the Lithuanian Court of Appeal.
      • On behalf of the client, a group of depositors of an insolvent Lithuanian bank, has filed a complaint against the Republic of Lithuania to the European Commission.
      • Represented a leading security service provider in a dispute with the National Competition Council in the Supreme Administrative Court.
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian agriculture companies in a dispute relating to the application of interim measures.
      • Represented the defendants (a group of inventors) in an unprecedented dispute brought by the co-owner of the patent concerning the validity of a patent which was analyzed with regard to all criteria set out in law.
      • Represented a private investor in a civil case before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • The European Court of Justice makes a preliminary decision in flyLAL case
      • Represented a real estate administrative services provider before Vilnius regional administrative court.
      • Represented a Lithuanian company group in obtaining an arbitral award in Stockholm arbitration institution under the SCC rules against a Belarusian company and the successful enforcement of the award in the Republic of Belarus
      • Represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system in an administrative dispute regarding the legality of legislation on the financing scheme of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal.
      • Represented a client in the shareholders' dispute related with unprofitable contract.
      • Represented the interests of the group company of the publicly listed Linas Agro Group in a shareholders dispute of ŽŪB Ėriškiai.
      • Represented a Client in a case regarding the validity of agreements made by the Client‘s debtor.
      • Represented one of the largest agriculture companies in Lithuania in a shareholders' dispute.
      • Represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system in a dispute regarding the legality of legislation on the financing scheme of a Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal.
      • Initiation of a claim to annul several agreements related to a Client‘s debtor, as these agreements would have violated the interests of the Client.
      • Advised the client in a tax dispute concerning the relationship between transfer pricing rules and the substance over form principle.
      • Challenged actions of the supervising state institution on the Client and certain individuals acting together.
      • Represented a Danish company in court proceedings in Serbia regarding arbitral award enforcement.
      • Acted as co-counsel together with Crowell & Moring LLP, based in Washington, in an investor-state arbitration.
      • Represented a well-known entrepreneur in Vilnius regional court (appellate instance) in a dispute related to interim measures.
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers and a well-known Lithuanian glass manufacturing company in a dispute related to the validity of fraudulent bank transactions and the validity of several fraudulent loan agreements.
      • Represented one of the largest pharmaceutical distribution companies in Lithuania in the Court of Appeal.
      • Represented an independent electricity supplier which has suffered damages due to the agreement
      • Represented a Client engaged in the wholesale trade of various agricultural goods in a dispute with the Lithuania Customs Department and filing a complaint with the European Commission
      • Represented a Lithuanian limited liability company acting in the energy sector and an investor from the Netherlands in a dispute with the Republic of Lithuania and filing a complaint with the European Commission
      • Ensured the recognizing of an arbitral award in Serbia.
      • Represented a leading security service provider in a dispute with the National Competition Council in the Supreme Administrative Court.
      • Represented a Client in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in a dispute over the amount of damages due to the non-timely performance of a construction services agreement.
      • Defended a Client in a civil dispute in the Court of Appeal regarding the application of interim measures and the freezing of the Client's assets.
      • Represented a Client in a commercial dispute at the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Represented a Client in the court of the first instance in a shareholders dispute.
      • Represented a Client in a case against the State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate of Lithuania.
      • Represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system before the Court of Appeal in a dispute regarding the application of interim measures against a leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers and chemical products.
      • Represented a Client in a case in which the Client claimed that their rights had been breached by the Lithuanian National Competition Authority's refusal to grant access to a case file related to concentrations that had been already implemented.
      • Represented the CEO of a company in a shareholders' dispute.
      • Represented an infrastructure company in a dispute with an international bank filing a complaint to the European Commission
      • 2013
      • Represented a group of inventors in an unprecedented dispute concerning the validity of a Lithuanian patent which secures an invention in the energy sector.
      • Represented a holding company of a major world aluminum production conglomerate, based in the Russian Federation filing a complaint to the European Commission
      • Motieka & Audzevičius represented a car shipping company in the Supreme Court of Lithuania in a dispute regarding the bailiff's actions, in which the debtor's right to VAT was seized.
      • Represented one of the largest media holdings in the Baltic countries in a litigation concerning the application of interim measures in the Supreme Administrative Court.
      • Represented a Client before the Supreme Court in a dispute regarding an arbitration clause in the shareholders agreement.
      • Represented the client, a major Lithuanian financial services group, in a dispute regarding the alleged illegal transfer of assets by a debtor.
      • Represented the operator of Lithuania's natural gas transmission system which is in charge of the transmission of natural gas to system users against a system user who is a leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers and chemical products in the Baltic States in a dispute regarding the financing scheme of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal.
      • Represented the Client, a city infrastructure company, in a case against a major Scandinavian bank before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented the client in a shareholders dispute.
      • Defended the interest of a company acting in the real estate sector
      • Represented one of the top schools in Lithuania on a pro bono basis concerning a real estate property in the Old Town of Vilnius.
      • Represented Lithuanian Gas (AB Lietuvos Dujos), a major energy company, in the Supreme Court of Lithuania
      • Defended the interest of the Client by protecting the judgment of the Court of first instance in which it had been decided that an unprofitable contract is null and void and thus the counterparty has an obligation to return over 1 million euro to the Client.
      • Represented a company's interests in an energy related dispute.
      • Represented an infrastructure company in the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented client in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in recognizing and enforcing arbitral award.
      • Defended the interests of the Client in the Supreme Court of Lithuania in the bankruptcy litigation case.
      • Represented a leading international energy company in a litigation concerning the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award rendered by the arbitral tribunal constituted under the SCC rules in the case between the company and a Lithuanian government body.
      • Represented one of the top schools in Lithuania on a pro bono basis.
      • Represented the client in a dispute in Klaipeda regional court against a waste management company acting in the region of Klaipeda.
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian agricultural company groups in the appellate court of Serbia in a case involving the recognition and enforcement of an arbitration award of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration.
      • Represented one of the leading alcoholic beverages importers in Lithuania in a dispute with the debtor of the company
      • Represented the claimant in a litigation concerning the repayment of the loan.
      • A leading counsel and strategic adviser in a major regulatory finance dispute.
      • 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 the interests of the former largest Lithuanian air courier company in the Lithuanian Court of Appeal.
      • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in two cases in the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Defended a client, a major Lithuanian brokerage firm, against an ungrounded lawsuit.
      • Represented a leading alcoholic beverage importer in Lithuania in the dispute with a private person.
      • Acted as key counsels in a dispute between the branch fone of the leading banking institutions in Lithuania and an enterprise providing automobile transit services in Europe.
      • Represented one of the leading alcoholic beverage importers in Lithuania in the dispute between a debtor of the company, an investment group, and the bailiff.
      • 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.
      • Represented one of the largest markets in Lithuania in a litigation concerning labour contract amendments and the award of compensation.
      • Acted as co-counsel together with Crowell & Moring LLP, based in Washington, in an investor-state arbitration
      • Represented a real estate holding in a case against International Vilnius Airport and the General Prosecutor's Office regarding the leasehold rights of our client.
      • Represented a real estate holding in a public interest litigation against the General Prosecutor's Office regarding the recognition of transactions and other documents being null and void.
      • Represented one of the largest media holdings in the Baltic countries in a litigation concerning licensing conditions.
      • Represented a company in the catering and hospitality sector in a litigation concerning commercial secrets and other confidential information.
      • Represented in the Supreme Court of Lithuania one of the biggest infrastructure companies in Lithuania in a dispute with one of the largest international corporations, whose activities encompass the energy, drive technology, automation, building technologies and healthcare sectors.
      • Defended the insolvent Lithuanian airlines in a claim made against it by Riga's International Airport.
      • Represented the largest infrastructure company in Lithuania in the Supreme Court of Lithuania in a dispute with one of the largest international corporations, whose activities encompass energy, drive technology, automation, building technologies and healthcare sectors.
      • Represented one of the biggest private sector healthcare providers in a labour dispute over compensation issues.
      • Represented a shareholder of one of the biggest private sector health care providers in Lithuania in structuring and implementing a complex transaction related to the acquisition of shares.
      • Represented a leading natural gas supplier in Lithuania in Vilnius District Court in a litigation involving the calculation of natural gas price
      • Represented a client engaged in the wholesale trade of various agricultural goods in a dispute with the Lithuania Customs Department
      • Defended the interests of the former largest Lithuanian air carrying company in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Defended an ex-politician from claim of abuse of authority.
      • Represented a high net worth individual in a dispute with the Tax Authorities over the deduction of costs for Personal Income Tax purposes.
      • Contributor of the New York Convention Guide
      • Represented the Client in a unprecedented interim measures case.
      • Represented a major security service provider in an antitrust case against the National Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania.
      • Defended the interests of a major pharmaceutical distribution company against a monetary claim of nearly EUR 2 million filed by an insolvent pharmaceutical wholesaler in the Court of Appeals.
      • 2012
      • Advised the investor of a famous market place in a labour dispute.
      • Represented the Client in a dispute against the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture at Vilnius District Court regarding the recognition of a state-owned land lease contract as being null and void.
      • Represented the owner of a 4-star hotel in a shareholders dispute.
      • Represented a media group in Vilnius Regional Administrative Court in a dispute against the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania.
      • 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 a company, which is active in the agricultural sector and whose main business focus is on the importing and reselling of a variety of goods at wholesale level.
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian beverage producers against a major Latvian beverage producer before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented a client which owns the only four-star rated rural hotel in Lithuania in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania in a dispute against the Regional Environmental Protection Department.
      • Represented a creditor's rights in a bankruptcy litigation battle against other creditors and large financial institutions in the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian shipbuilding companies in the Court of Appeals of Lithuania in a bankruptcy litigation case.
      • 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.
      • Defended a real estate holding in a public interest litigation against the General Prosecutor's Office regarding the recognition of transactions and other documents being null and void.
      • Advised one of the largest spirits producers in Europe in a pre-litigation case against a Lithuanian Company.
      • Represented Lithuanian airline in the Court of Appeals.
      • Motieka & Audzevičius defended the interest of the Client by proving to the Court of First Instance that unprofitable contract is null and void.
      • Motieka & Audzevičius defended the interest of the creditor in the case against insolvent sole proprietorship owner in the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Motieka & Audzevičius has defended the interests of Lithuanian partisan of Azerbaijani nationality in the civic rights reinstitution case in the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Defended the interest of a shopping mall owner in a dispute with a construction company.
      • Defended one of the leading construction companies in Lithuania in the case concerning the takeover of the firm's premises by one of the biggest banking groups in the Baltic region.
      • Defended one of the leading Lithuanian companies acting in the market of integrated urban structures and transport solutions.
      • Conducted a successful domestic recognition of arbitral award issued by FOSFA Arbitration, London.
      • Represented one of the largest groups of companies in Lithuania performing in environment, real estate, engineering etc. markets in dispute on repayment of debt in SCC Arbitration.
      • Represented one of the biggest Lithuanian bio-fuel producers in the international commercial arbitration court in London.
      • Represented a shareholder of one of the largest health care providers in a shareholder's dispute.
      • Representing the largest producer of tiles in the Baltic States in a dispute with the leading bank of Lithuania.
      • Pleading the interests of the leading Lithuanian company engaged in urban infrastructure and transportation development in a dispute with a local branch of the global technology company.
      • Defending the interests of a regional waste incineration company in the Supreme Administrative Court.
      • Motieka & Audzevičius represented a subsidiary of a foreign bank in a dispute with a major real estate company in the Baltic States.
      • Defended an auto trading company in a dispute with the Tax Authorities.
      • Defending the interests of the large foreign beverage producer before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Representing a foreign real estate developer against the company's shareholder in Lithuania.
      • Represented the largest refrigerator manufacturer in the Baltic States in the renewal of proceedings in a civil case against a Danish company in an international trade dispute.
      • Representing the Client in a trade dispute against another commodities trader in FOSFA arbitration in London.
      • Representing the Client in the dispute against State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate.
      • Acted for the taxpayer in a dispute with the State Tax Inspectorate.
      • Representing the real estate holding in regulatory litigation vs General Prosecutor Office.
      • Representing the Client before the Lithuanian Court of Appeal in a dispute regarding a public procurement procedure.
      • Leading the case achieving the court ruling to recover relevant evidence from the defendants and related entities for the private enforcement.
      • Representing the Client and helping to avoid unfounded payments.
      • Defended the interest of a company building a shopping mall against the the State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate under the Ministry of Environment.
      • Representing the leading city transport and infrastructure company in Lithuania.
      • Representing the insolvent national airlines in the first hearing.
      • Defending the major Lithuanian transport company against the claim of the largest commercial bank in the country.
      • Defending the interests of the major agricultural company in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
      • Acted as a co-counsel with Crowell & Moring in the international investment arbitration case on the question of Bifurcation of the proceedings, instituted under UNCITRAL Arbitration rules.
      • 2011
      • Defending the interests of client before the Court of Appeals in bankruptcy litigation related with protection of creditor's right.
      • Represented the major beverages producer in the international arbitration.
      • Representing the Client in a dispute with the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania
      • Representing the client against one of the largest banks of Iceland in an international litigation related to securities and financial derivatives in Kaunas regional court.
      • Defended the client before the Court of Appeals in litigation related with protection of creditor's right.
      • Represented one of the leading companies in the energy industry against the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuanian before the Vilnius District Administrative Court in a dispute regarding the reduction of EU structural funding.
      • 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.
      • Defended the client in Kaunas district court as the Court of Appeal instance in Real Estate Litigation with participation of the State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate under the Ministry of Environment of Republic of Lithuania.
      • Defended the interests of the shopping center developer before the Lithuanian Court of Appeals in the dispute with one of the largest Lithuanian construction company.
      • 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.
      • Represented one of the leading Lithuanian events management company in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania in the dispute among the events management companies and the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania regarding prosecution of the cartel agreement.
      • Represented the client in the Supreme Court of Lithuania regarding the contractual obligations.
      • Represented the client in the Supreme Administrative Court in litigation related with the dispute of the shareholders.
      • Represented the real estate holding company in the Court dispute with the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Lithuania regarding determination of the Client's business development plans as contradictory to the public interest.
      • Appealed the Court‘s decision in the dispute vs the Lithuanian metrology authority regarding the annulment of this institution's decision.
      • Represented the client in the dispute before the Supreme Court of Lithuania regarding determination of servitudes and recovery of loss.
      • Represented the client in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania in complex environmental regulatory litigation.
      • Represented the client before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania regarding the establishment of election results in the multi-member constituency of Vilnius
      • Represented one of the major Lithuanian hotels in the Vilnius District Court as a court of appeal instance in complex litigation case related with the energy supply.
      • Represented one of the Lithuanian real estate developers in the Vilnius District Court as a court of appeal instance against the Lithuanian branch of one of the pan-European banking organization.
      • Represented the leading Baltic developer of intelligent engineering solutions in the Court of Appeals of Lithuania in complex litigation against the largest European engineering conglomerate and Kaunas Municipality.
      • 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.
      • Arbitrated in the international contractual dispute.
      • Represented one of the major Lithuanian hotels in the Supreme Court of Lithuania in complex litigation related with registration of real rights and protection of clients.
      • Represented the client as the third party in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania regarding the obligation to issue a public authority to restore property rights to land and to reimburse damages.
      • 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 one of the leading oil production companies in Lithuania in a court battle for the annulment of the public contract among the main participators of the Lithuanian energy sector, as well the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Lithuania, in the Vilnius District Court.
      • Represented the foreign client in Vilnius district court regarding the annulment of the prosecutor's decision to freeze the assets (approx. 1 million Euro) of the client held in the bank account. The decision of the prosecutor was annulled.
      • Represented a former mayor of Vilnius City in the Chief Official Ethics Commission.
      • Represented the client in regulatory litigation in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania against the largest Baltic air carrier.
      • Represented the client in the dispute against State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate at Vilnius District Administrative Court regarding the annulment of acceptance of construction works of the building owned by the client's competitor.
      • Represented the client in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania regarding annulment of the mandatory prescription of the Environment Protection Department of Utena.
      • Represented the client in the dispute against State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate at Vilnius District Administrative Court regarding the annulment of acceptance of construction works of the company manufacturing the solar cells.
      • Represented an international consortium in the dispute before the District Court of Klaipeda regarding the results of the public procurement. In accordance with the Court's decision the client has been recognized as the winning bidder to execute the construction of the municipal waste incineration plant in Klaipeda District.
      • 2010
      • Represented the client in the case, which was put forward before the foreign court by one of the main banks of that country against the client of the law firm. The bank claimed the debt from the client for financial services rendered.
      • Represented one of the largest Lithuanian investors in the shareholders dispute related with one of the largest shopping malls in the Lithuanian market.
      • Represented the client before the Supreme Administrative Court in litigation related with restitution of property rights
      • Represented a client in the public procurement regarding the waste incineration services.
      • 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.
      • Represented a client before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania in the verbal hearing regarding the initiation of restructuring proceedings.
      • 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.
      • Defended the client's interests in the National Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania regarding intellectual property belonging to the client, and also assigned to the law firm the defense of his position in a case concerning defamation.
      • Represented the major provider of building maintenance services in the Baltic States in the dispute before the Supreme Court of Lithuania against Klaipeda City Municipality regarding the losses arising out of privatization transaction.
      • Represented one of the major Lithuanian real estate companies in the dispute before the Supreme Court of Lithuania regarding the renewal of the process under the claim from General prosecutor's office.
      • Representing the interests of main creditors in the insolvency of national airline flyLAL Lithuanian Airlines.
      • Defended the client in the restructuring litigation before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
      • Represented one of the leading developer of intelligent engineering solutions in Lithuania in a court battle for annulment of the public contract between one of the municipalities and Europe's largest engineering conglomerate.
      • Defended the client in the Supreme Court of Lithuania against Lithuania's major oil refinery regarding the compensation for the use of invention protected by patent.
      • Advised the client in more than 1,1 million euro dispute with one of the largest investment banks in the Baltic States.
      • Advised the client in more than 2,2 million euro dispute with one of the largest real estate developers in the Baltic States.
      • 2009
      • Defended one of the major catering and food supply companies in the litigation against the company's major competitor in the Court of Appeals.
      • Defended the client against Lithuania's major oil refinery regarding the compensation for the use of invention protected by patent.
      • Defending one of the largest investors in Lithuanian energy industry from the claim that exceeded LTL 520 million (more than USD 220 million).
      • Defended one of the major corporate finance, asset management and brokerage service firms in litigation against the investor's claim to arrest the assets of the client.
      • Defended the client in litigation initiated by bank regarding the claim of forfeit and damages against one of the major players in Lithuania in the field of corporate finance, asset management and brokerage service.
      • Defended the client in bankruptcy litigation against the administrator's claim to declare the share sales - purchase agreement null and void.
      • Defended the clients in civil litigation against the General Prosecutor's Office.
      • Represented the client before the European Court of Auditors and the European Commission regarding the legality of public procurement procedures.
      • Defended Vilnius City Municipality the claims submitted to the court by the formerly Vilnius City Mayor Mr Juozas Imbrasas.
      • Assisted the largest Lithuanian petroleum exploration company to reach a settlement in negotiations and represented in related litigation against Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of Environment regarding annulment of it's decisions.
      • Represented insolvent company in litigation against black-handed creditor to recognize null and void all the agreements that have been entered into between insolvent company and the creditor.
  • Recognition
      • 2017
      • Recognized among the best Lithuanian law firms by Legal 500 2017, one of the leading international law directories.
      • Recognized among the best Lithuanian law firms by Chambers Europe 2017, one of the leading international law directories.
      • Recognised by Global Arbitration Review among 100 global leaders.
      • Recognized among the best Lithuanian law firms by Chambers Global 2017, one of the leading international law directories.
      • 2016
      • Has been recognized by independent legal directory Legal 500.
      • Recognised by Chambers Global 2016
      • Named among 100 global leaders in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) survey 2016.
      • 2015
      • Chambers Europe 2015
      • Legal 500, 2015
      • ACQ Law Awards 2015
      • Chambers Global 2015
      • 2014
      • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2014
      • Acquisition International M&A Awards 2014
      • Global Law Experts Practice Awards 2014
      • Finance Monthly Law Awards 2014
      • Chambers Europe 2014
      • Recognized by Legal 500 in 2014
      • ACQ Global Awards 2014
      • Chambers Global 2014
      • DealMakers Law Awards 2014
      • Corporate INTL Global Awards 2014
      • 2013
      • ACQ Law Awards 2013
      • Finance Monthly Law Awards
      • ACQ Global Awards 2013
      • Recommended by Chambers Europe 2013
      • Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2013
      • Highest evaluation in Dispute Resolution from Legal 500
      • Leading Lithuanian law firm in dispute resolution, Chambers Global 2013
      • Global Law Experts Practice Awards 2013
      • Recognized by ACQ Law Awards 2012
      • 2012
      • Recognized by Acquisition international Legal Awards 2012
      • Recognized by Corporate INTL Global Awards 2012
      • Recognized by the Acquisitions International M&A Awards
      • Recommended by Chambers Europe
      • Recommended by The Legal 500 in 6 practice areas.
      • Dispute resolution practice recognized by Chambers Global 2012.
      • Best Lawyers® has listed Motieka & Audzevičius attorneys as the leading Lithuanian lawyers.
      • Recommended by PLC Which Lawyer 2011.
      • Being named the winner in the category “Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year - Lithuania” in the Lawyers World Global Awards 2012.
      • 2011
      • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2011 - Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
      • Recommended by the legal directory Chambers Europe 2011.
      • Highly recommended by Chambers Global 2011 among the leading Lithuanian legal firms in Dispute Resolution.
      • Highly recommended by The Legal 500.
      • 2010
      • Recommended by Chambers Europe 2010.
      • Recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2010.
      • 2009
      • Recommended by Chambers Europe 2009.
      • Recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA.
  • Publications
      • 2016
      • Contributed an article "Problemic aspects of applying res judicata in international arbitration"
      • Contributed an article "Can Amici Curiae Rescue the Fading EU ISDS System?"
      • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
      • The International Arbitration Review, 7th edition
      • Contributed an article "Arbitration between Philippines and China on territories located in the South China Sea".
      • Contributed an article "Theory of the arbitration. The perspective of legal realism".
      • Contributed an article "Why Hague court cancelled arbitration decision between Yukos and Russia for 50 milliard USD?"
      • Dispute Resolution Review, 8th edition
      • Contributed an article "International economy sanctions. Structure and disputes".
      • ICLG Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2016
      • Contributed an article "Global territorial dispute resolution. Main methods and principles".
      • Has contributed to the Lithuanian and Latvian chapters in the recently published ICCA Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration 2015.
      • Contributed an article "Countries, which did not sign the arbitration agreement, and the abusive usage of the corporate structure in international commercial arbitration".
      • 2015
      • Constributed a publication "Yukos arbitration: tribunal’s jurisdiction and standards of investors’ protection" which was recently released in the annual arbitration law journal of Lithuania “Arbitražas. Teorija ir praktika 2015”.
      • Contributed to Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
      • Contributed an article entitled “Vienna convention on the law of treaties and treaty interpretation”.
      • Has contributed to The American Review of International Arbitration 2015.
      • GAR Litigation Know-How
      • Contributed to the first book on international investment law and arbitration in the Baltics.
      • ICLG International Arbitration 2015
      • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
      • Dispute Resolution 2015, Getting the Deal Through series
      • The International Arbitration Review, 6th edition
      • “Problems of Customs Legal Regulation in International Trade Between the European Union, Russia and China: Analysis of Lithuanian Judicial Practice Since 2010”, Mykolas Romeris University
      • “Problematic Aspects of International Trade between the United States of America and the Republic of Lithuania in the Lithuanian Judicial Practice”
      • “Challenge of Arbitrators in International Investment Arbitration”, periodical scientific law journal of Vilnius University "VU mokslo darbai. Teisė"
      • Dispute Resolution Review, 7th edition
      • ICLG Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2015
      • Arbitration 2015, Getting the Deal Through series
      • ICSID 'foreign' investment requirement in the case of borrowed funds
      • ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, Vol. XXXIX
      • 2014
      • Bilateral investment treaty claims in the Courts of the Republic of Lithuania
      • Distinguishing features of Lithuanian bilateral investment treaties
      • Comment for the GAR overview “Belarus Court Enforces SCC Award”
      • World Arbitration Reporter, 2nd Edition
      • European International Arbitration Review, Lithuanian Chapter
      • "Liability and immunity of arbitrators in international commercial arbitration"
      • "Liability and immunity of arbitrators in international commercial arbitration"
      • ICLG Competition Litigation 2015
      • Private Antitrust Litigation 2015, Getting the Deal Through Series
      • GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How
      • GAR Litigation Know-How
      • ICLG International Arbitration 2014
      • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How, 2014
      • The International Arbitration Review, 5th edition
      • Dispute Resolution 2014, Getting the Deal Through series
      • "Arbitrability of the Civil Disputes Related to the Public Interest", periodical scientific law journal of Vilnius University "VU mokslo darbai. Teisė".
      • Dispute Resolution Review, 6th edition
      • "Trends in Arbitrability", the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Student Law Review
      • ICLG Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014
      • Arbitration 2014, Getting the Deal Through series
      • ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, Vol. XXXVIII
      • 2013
      • "Application of the Iura Novit Curia Principle in International Commercial Arbitration" which was released in the periodical scientific law journal of Vilnius University "VU mokslo darbai. Teisė"
      • Featured in the periodical scientific law journal of Vilnius University "VU mokslo darbai. Teisė" with an article entitled "Appeal Procedure in the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the World Trade Organization ".
      • Comment for the GAR article entitled “SCC Award Enforced in Lithuania”
      • ICLG Competition Litigation 2014
      • Foreign Investment Protection Regime of the Republic of Lithuania
      • MFN principle and investor's nationality in investor-state arbitration - alternating jurisdictional requirements of BIT's through MFN principle
      • GAR Litigation Know-How
      • ICLG International Arbitration 2013
      • GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How
      • The International Investigations Review, 3rd edition
      • Dispute Resolution 2013 in Getting the Deal Through series
      • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
      • The International Arbitration Review, 4th edition
      • Definition of ‘Investment' under the ICSID Convention of 1965
      • Jurisdiction Ratione Personae in International Investment Arbitration - Legitimate Corporate Planning or Abuse of Right?
      • Lithuania’s public policy problem
      • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2013
      • Dispute Resolution Review 2013
      • Arbitration 2013 in Getting the Deal Through series
      • The Concept of Legitimate Expectation in Investor-State Arbitration and the European Court of Human Rights
      • 2012
      • GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How
      • GAR Litigation Know-How
      • Dispute Resolution Multi-jurisdictional Guide 2012/13
      • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2013
      • Private Antitrust Litigation 2013 in Getting the Deal Through series
      • Non-Signatories and Abuse of Corporate Structure in International Commercial Arbitration
      • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
      • The International Investigations Review 2012
      • ICLG International Arbitration 2012
      • Dispute Resolution 2012 in Getting the Deal Through series.
      • The International Arbitration Review 2012
      • Arbitrability of disputes arising from public procurement contracts - Lithuanian example
      • The Dispute Resolution Review 2012.
      • Arbitration 2012 in Getting the Deal Through series.
      • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2012
      • Jurisdiction Ratione Personae and Corporate Nationality in International Investment Arbitration ‒ Legitimate Corporate Planning or Abuse of Right?
      • 2011
      • Private Antitrust Litigation 2012.
      • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2012.
      • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2011.
      • Dispute Resolution 2011 in Getting The Deal Through series.
      • Assessment of the New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 2010
      • Justification of Liability Limitation in International Carriage of Goods
      • Interaction of Different Laws and Rules in International Commercial Arbitration
      • Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Lithuania // IFLR Litigation & Dispute Resolution Guide 2011.
      • Arbitration 2011 in Getting The Deal Through series.
      • 2010
      • Private Antitrust Litigation 2011, Getting the Deal Though series
      • The International Arbitration Review 2010.
      • Arbitration 2010 in Getting The Deal Through series.
      • 2009
      • Private Antitrust Litigation 2010 in Getting The Deal Through series.
  • Conferences
      • 2017
      • Speaker at CEE & CIS Dispute Resolution Meeting
      • Speaker at 5th Arbitration school in Ukraine
      • 2016
      • Speaker at Arbitration days in Armenia
      • Has organised Vilnius Arbitration Day 2016.
      • Speaker at „Influence of EU Law on International Arbitration“
      • Speaker at Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum in Minsk
      • Speaker at the seminar “Russian Arbitration Reinvented”
      • Speaker at Energy reForum 2016
      • Speaker at 4th Arbitration school in Ukraine
      • Panellist in ICC YAF and YACF event in Helsinki
      • 2015
      • Speaker at Minsk Legal Forum "New Challenges and Opportunities for Lawyers at the Modern Stage"
      • Delivered a presentation on "Corporate Nationality in Contemporary Investor-State Arbitration" at the School of Law of the National University of Singapore.
      • 2014
      • Panellist in ICDR Y&I event in Kiev
      • Delivered a presentation on "Corporate Nationality in Contemporary Investor-State Arbitration" at Columbia Law School
      • Delivered a lecture at Lomonosov Moscow State University
      • "Corporate structuring in International Investment Law" Seminar
      • 2013
      • Speaker at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum
      • Panelist in the Seventh Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference in Washington