Real Estate & Construction

One of the distinguishing features of the real estate and construction team of Motieka & Audzevičius is that it has its own voice in business negotiations and pushes for the success of negotiations for the benefit of all parties even when the parties believe there is no more potential in the deal.

Motieka & Audzevičius is particularly well established in the representing of large construction companies in various building projects. Our lawyers work closely with the corporate, tax and insolvency teams to provide a comprehensive real estate service and deliver creative, cost-effective and practical legal and business solutions. The attorneys of Motieka & Audzevičius have established a reputation on real estate acquisitions, developments and construction projects. The team is experienced in the legal counselling of foreign investors from CIS countries, Western Europe, and the Baltic States.  

Major clients include Vilnius City Municipality, the largest independent commercial property manager in the Baltic States, and a number of foreign and local real estate developers. 

  • Experience
      • 2017
      • Successfully represented one of the major safe printing companies in the Baltic states in a case heard by the Vilnius 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.
      • 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.
      • 2016
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Successfully represented a client before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in the dispute regarding the public tender for Klaipeda swimming pool.
      • Advised one of the largest Lithuanian capital road and railway construction companies in the Baltic states in one of the largest transactions of the Lithuanian real estate market this year.
      • 2015
      • Represented a private landowner in a dispute regarding the boundaries of the client owned land plot.
      • Has successfully represented the interest of Jesuit Province of Lithuania in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
      • Represented a real estate administrative services provider before Vilnius Regional Administrative Court.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Advised one of the leading Lithuanian manufacturers of pre-designed residential houses on the restructuring of its business.
      • 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.
      • 2014
      • 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.
      • Represented a Client in a case against the State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate of Lithuania.
      • 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.
      • 2013
      • Represented a Client before the Supreme Court in a dispute regarding an arbitration clause in the shareholders agreement.
      • 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.
      • 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 client in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in recognizing and enforcing arbitral award.
      • Represented one of the top schools in Lithuania on a pro bono basis.
      • Represented the claimant in a litigation concerning the repayment of the loan.
      • 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.
      • 2012
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Motieka & Audzevičius defended the interest of the Client by proving to the Court of First Instance that unprofitable contract is null and void.
      • Advised on acquisition of a real estate management company UAB "A.R.T.V. INVESTICIJOS" and associated complex mortgage refinancing
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Advising the biggest independent commercial property manager in the Baltic States on the sale of a shopping mall.
      • Motieka & Audzevičius represented a subsidiary of a foreign bank in a dispute with a major real estate company in the Baltic States.
      • Representing a foreign real estate developer against the company's shareholder in Lithuania.
      • Representing the Client in the dispute against State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate.
      • Representing the real estate holding in regulatory litigation vs General Prosecutor Office.
      • Defended the interest of a company building a shopping mall against the the State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate under the Ministry of Environment.
      • Defending the interests of the major agricultural company in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
      • 2011
      • Defending the interests of client before the Court of Appeals in bankruptcy litigation related with protection of creditor's right.
      • 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 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.
      • 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 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 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 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.
      • 2010
      • 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 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.
      • 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 the clients in civil litigation against the General Prosecutor's Office.
  • Recognition
      • 2015
      • Legal 500, 2015
      • ACQ Law Awards 2015
  • Publications
      • 2016
      • Construction 2017, Getting the Deal Through Series
      • 2015
      • Construction 2016, Getting the Deal Through Series
      • 2014
      • Construction 2015, Getting the Deal Through Series
      • 2013
      • Construction 2014 in Getting the Deal Through series
      • 2012
      • Construction 2013 in Getting the Deal Through series
      • 2011
      • Construction 2012 in Getting The Deal Through series.