Ramūnas Audzevičius

Ramūnas Audzevičius

Partner
Ramunas.Audzevicius@ma-law.lt
+370 5 2 000 777
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  • Introduction

    Ramūnas Audzevičius is the co-Head of the Dispute Resolution practice group in our Vilnius office. He handles the most complex arbitration and high-stake commercial and regulatory litigation cases in Lithuania as well as in foreign jurisdictions.

     

    An accomplished and internationally recognised business litigator, Ramūnas has substantial experience in resolving disputes related to shareholder conflicts, commercial transactions, securities and financing, distressed asset protection and investment. His practice involves handling matters before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Republic of Lithuania, and the Court of Appeal. Ramūnas has been involved in advising clients in litigious matters presided over by courts of the highest instances in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Latvia, and Estonia.

     

    Ramūnas has accrued extensive experience in the application of EU law, disputes related with merger control, abuse of dominant position, cartel and other regulatory investigations on a broad variety of business practices, including the latest defence in a dawn raid initiated by the Lithuanian Government and effectuated by the European Commission in more than 10 jurisdictions. He has been involved in a large number of high-profile cases before the Lithuanian Courts in relation to the application of EU law, including a number of private competition enforcement cases where the largest claim against a major pan-Baltic air carrier exceeded LTL 500 million.

     

    Being at the heart of our Dispute Resolution practice, arbitration occupies a premier position in Ramūnas' expertise. His practice involves representing clients under UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, LCIA, MKAS, GAFTA, FOSFA and Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration rules.

     

    Ramūnas has a wide range of experience acting in technically and commercially complicated disputes, including some of the highest profile and most significant litigious matters that have been conducted in the jurisdiction of Lithuania and the Baltics. His recent litigation track record encompasses conducting the defence in the most public case of 2011 in Lithuania concerning the corporate investigation of Lietuvos Dujos (Lithuanian Gas), a joint venture of E.ON Ruhrgas International, Gazprom, and the Republic of Lithuania, and defence in the most public case of 2010 of NDX Energija, the largest private investor in the Lithuanian energy industry from a governmental claim that exceeded LTL 520 million. Key arbitration projects include state entities related arbitrations where Ramūnas was the leading counsel for a major Swedish commodity trader against an Azeri state entity and for a Swiss commodity trader against a Belarusian state entity. Moreover, Ramūnas co-counsels for a major Italian wine producer and a global energy giant in investor-state arbitrations.

     

    Ramūnas' key specialisation lies in the pharmaceutical, aviation, manufacturing, agricultural, energy, and TMT industries.

     

    Ramūnas' vast experience and expertise are acknowledged by his clients. He currently sits on the management board of ŽIA Valda.

     

    Before joining the firm in 2003 as a partner, Ramūnas worked as an associate for Kazimieras Motieka at K. Motieka law office, as general counsel at Linas Agro and as a lawyer at Respublika, the popular Lithuanian daily newspaper.

     

    His working languages are English, Russian and Lithuanian.

  • Practice Highlights
    • 2017
    • Represented AB Kauno grūdai, one of the largest agriculture companies in Lithuania, in an investigation initiated by the Lithuanian Competition Council.
    • Successfully represented a public non-profit deposit system administration institution before the District Court of Vilnius City.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • Has successfully defended a major international agro business conglomerate in one of the biggest tax disputes.
    • 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 advised a client in a tax dispute before the Supreme Administrative Court of 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.
    • 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 represented one of the biggest agro-business conglomerates in the CIS countries before the Commission on Tax Disputes.
    • 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 one of the largest Lithuaniam biomass suplliers before the Lithuanian Competition Council.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Represented a private landowner in an administrative case against the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania.
    • 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 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 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 an accommodation administrative services provider in an investigation commenced by the Competition Council of Lithuania.
    • 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 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.
    • Represented a publicly listed company in a case against the Lithuanian Competition Council in regard to a breached right of accessing a case file that was in the Competition Council's possession.
    • 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 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 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.
    • Defended one of the leading infrastructure companies in Lithuania from creditor's claim.
    • 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.
    • Represented a high net worth individual in a dispute with the Tax Authorities over the deduction of costs for Personal Income Tax purposes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 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 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.
    • 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 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 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.
    • 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 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.
    • Assisted shareholders of the holding company of one of the leading pharmaceutical wholesale and retail companies in exercising put option and exiting the joint venture with foreign partners.
    • 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.
    • Represented the client before the European Court of Auditors and the European Commission regarding the legality of public procurement procedures.
    • 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.
    • Consulted and drafted necessary documents for creating of the holding structure for one of the major agribusiness companies in Lithuania.
  • Recognition

    Global Arbitration Review

    • 2017: Recognised by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) and named among 100 global leaders.
    • 2016: Named among the global leaders in arbitration in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) survey

     

    Legal 500

    • 2017: ‘A force to be reckoned with'
    • 2016: 'A highly dedicated and talented leader of business-orientated lawyers'
    • 2015: 'Ramunas Audzevicius shows ‘efficiency and determination to find solutions even from seemingly hopeless situations'
    • 2014: ‘Capable of delivering amazing results under tight deadlines' and is ‘irreplaceable in complex, high-stakes disputes'
    • 2013: ‘A thoughtful and strategic litigator with vision and experience far beyond his age'
    • 2012: ‘A true leader in business conflicts', ‘creative' and ‘results-oriented' , ‘knows the labyrinths of EU law like his own pocket' , ‘great legal knowledge'
    • 2011: 'Excellent in litigation and arbitration' and ‘very efficient in negotiations with difficult clients'
    • 2010: 'Talks impressively, with real presence as a leader. You always want him to be on your side'. He is your 'strategic partner' who can ‘manage a problem from A to Z'.

     

    Chambers & Partners

    • 2017: "I really like how he works. He is the one who always tries to understand and prepare for the case," a source says.
    • 2016: "I am impressed by his writing skills, strength of arguments, ability to find innovative solutions to the problems and his performance in the courtroom," a client reports.
    • 2015: 'He is a true and impressive fighter not only in court, but in the general business battlefield as well. Going the extra mile for the client is his mantra.'
    • 2014: ‘He is a litigator in his nature, mind and mentality. He has all the qualities a lawyer should have and is committed to doing excellent quality work for his clients.'
    • 2013: ‘Clients are impressed by Ramunas Audzevicius' handling of tough issues and by the clarity of his advice. Others note his skill in shareholder disputes, for which he is considered to be ‘one of the best litigators around'
    • 2012: ‘Substantial experience in advising clients on both international and domestic arbitration matters'. ‘Practice head Ramunas Audzevičius has substantial experience in advising clients on both international and domestic arbitration matters, with several cases relating to the Grain and Free Trade Association, the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations, and the ICC'
    • 2011: ‘Highly-talented' partner Ramunas Audzevičius receives compliments from clients for his ‘very good strategic skills and ability to handle very complex cases.' He is also noted for ‘strategic and innovative vision.'


    • 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
    • Recognised by Chambers Europe 2016.
    • Has been recognized by independent legal directory Legal 500.
    • Recognised by Chambers Global 2016
    • 2015
    • Chambers Europe 2015
    • Legal 500, 2015
    • Chambers Global 2015
    • World Tax 2015
    • 2014
    • Best Lawyers guide, 2015
    • Chambers Europe 2014
    • Recognized by Legal 500 in 2014
    • Chambers Global 2014
    • 2013
    • Listed as a leading attorney in Best Lawyers guide, 2014
    • Recommended by Chambers Europe 2013
    • Highest evaluation in Dispute Resolution from Legal 500
    • Leading Lithuanian law firm in dispute resolution, Chambers Global 2013
    • Leading tax law firm in Lithuania by the Tax Directors Handbook 2013.
    • 2012
    • Recommended by Chambers Europe
    • Partner Ramūnas Audzevičius has been elected as a member of Honour of the Lithuanian Young Bar Association (LJAA).
    • 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.
    • 2011
    • 2011 Legal Awards conducted by Corporate INTL Magazine in the category of Dispute Resolution as ‘Law Firm of the Year in Lithuania'.
    • Laureate of "The International Socrates Prize" in the field of economy and business by Nomination Committee of Europe Business Assembly (EBA, Oxford, United Kingdom).
    • Global Law Experts Awards 2011 as Competition & Antitrust Law Firm of the Year of Lithuania.
    • 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.
    • Invited as a mentor in the mentorship project „City Big Brother 2011".
    • 2010
    • Recommended by Chambers Europe 2010.
    • Recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2010.
    • 2009
    • Recommended by Chambers Europe 2009.
    • Recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA.
  • Membership
  • Publications
    • 2017
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • Dispute Resolution Review, 9th edition
    • 2016
    • The European Antitrust Review 2017
    • Contributed an article "Problemic aspects of applying res judicata in international arbitration"
    • Private Antitrust Litigation 2017, Getting the Deal Through Series
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • The International Arbitration Review, 7th edition
    • Dispute Resolution Review, 8th edition
    • ICLG Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2016
    • 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”.
    • Private Competition Enforcement Review, 8th edtion
    • ICLG Competition Litigation 2016
    • Private Antitrust Litigation 2016, Getting the Deal Through Series
    • GAR Litigation Know-How
    • The European Antitrust Review 2016
    • ICLG International Arbitration 2015
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • Dispute Resolution 2015, Getting the Deal Through series
    • The International Arbitration Review, 6th edition
    • Dispute Resolution Review, 7th edition
    • ICLG Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2015
    • Arbitration 2015, Getting the Deal Through series
    • 2014
    • Comment for the GAR overview “Belarus Court Enforces SCC Award”
    • Private Competition Enforcement Review, 7th edtion
    • ICLG Competition Litigation 2015
    • Private Antitrust Litigation 2015, Getting the Deal Through Series
    • GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How
    • GAR Litigation Know-How
    • The International Investigations Review, 4th edition
    • The European Antitrust Review 2015
    • Proportionality in Tax Disputes - Lithuanian Court Practice
    • ICLG International Arbitration 2014
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How, 2014
    • The International Arbitration Review, 5th edition
    • Dispute Resolution 2014, Getting the Deal Through series
    • Dispute Resolution Review, 6th edition
    • ICLG Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014
    • Arbitration 2014, Getting the Deal Through series
    • 2013
    • Private Antitrust Litigation 2014 in Getting the Deal Through series
    • ICLG Competition Litigation 2014
    • Private Competition Enforcement Review, 6th edition
    • The European Antitrust Review 2014
    • 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
    • Lithuania’s public policy problem
    • Vertical Agreements 2013 in Getting the Deal Through series
    • 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
    • Private Competition Enforcement Review
    • GCR The European Antitrust Review 2013
    • 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.
    • Vertical Agreements 2012 in Getting The Deal Through series.
    • Arbitration 2012 in Getting the Deal Through series.
    • The Inward Investment and International Taxation Review.
    • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2012
    • Tax Directors Handbook 2012.
    • 2011
    • The Private Competition Enforcement in Lithuania // The Private Competition Enforcement Review.
    • 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.
    • Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Lithuania // IFLR Litigation & Dispute Resolution Guide 2011.
    • Vertical Agreements 2011 in Getting The Deal Through series
    • Arbitration 2011 in Getting The Deal Through series.
    • 2010
    • Private Antitrust Litigation 2011, Getting the Deal Though series
    • The Private Competition Enforcement in Lithuania.
    • The European Antitrust Review 2011.
    • The International Arbitration Review 2010.
    • Arbitration 2010 in Getting The Deal Through series.
    • 2009
    • Private Antitrust Litigation 2010 in Getting The Deal Through series.
  • Education

    Alumnus of Harvard Business School (PLDA), Ramūnas Audzevičius obtained his LL.M. degree from MSSES, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (degree with the University of Manchester). His second LL.M. is in International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London. Ramūnas also holds master degrees from King's College, University of London and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Ramūnas went to Vilnius University, Faculty of Law for his undergraduate law degree. He also graduated from International Business School at Vilnius University with diploma in business administration.

  • 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"
    • 2014
    • Panellist in ICDR Y&I event in Kiev
    • 2013
    • Speaker at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum
    • Panelist in the Seventh Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference in Washington
    • 2012
    • Participation in the International Legal Forum in Saint Petersburg 2012
    • 2011
    • Participation in the 4th CIS-EU Legal Forum: Eurolawyer 2011.

Ramūnas Audzevičius is the co-Head of the Dispute Resolution practice group in our Vilnius office. He handles the most complex arbitration and high-stake commercial and regulatory litigation cases in Lithuania as well as in foreign jurisdictions.

 

An accomplished and internationally recognised business litigator, Ramūnas has substantial experience in resolving disputes related to shareholder conflicts, commercial transactions, securities and financing, distressed asset protection and investment. His practice involves handling matters before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Republic of Lithuania, and the Court of Appeal. Ramūnas has been involved in advising clients in litigious matters presided over by courts of the highest instances in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Latvia, and Estonia.

 

Ramūnas has accrued extensive experience in the application of EU law, disputes related with merger control, abuse of dominant position, cartel and other regulatory investigations on a broad variety of business practices, including the latest defence in a dawn raid initiated by the Lithuanian Government and effectuated by the European Commission in more than 10 jurisdictions. He has been involved in a large number of high-profile cases before the Lithuanian Courts in relation to the application of EU law, including a number of private competition enforcement cases where the largest claim against a major pan-Baltic air carrier exceeded LTL 500 million.

 

Being at the heart of our Dispute Resolution practice, arbitration occupies a premier position in Ramūnas' expertise. His practice involves representing clients under UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, LCIA, MKAS, GAFTA, FOSFA and Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration rules.

 

Ramūnas has a wide range of experience acting in technically and commercially complicated disputes, including some of the highest profile and most significant litigious matters that have been conducted in the jurisdiction of Lithuania and the Baltics. His recent litigation track record encompasses conducting the defence in the most public case of 2011 in Lithuania concerning the corporate investigation of Lietuvos Dujos (Lithuanian Gas), a joint venture of E.ON Ruhrgas International, Gazprom, and the Republic of Lithuania, and defence in the most public case of 2010 of NDX Energija, the largest private investor in the Lithuanian energy industry from a governmental claim that exceeded LTL 520 million. Key arbitration projects include state entities related arbitrations where Ramūnas was the leading counsel for a major Swedish commodity trader against an Azeri state entity and for a Swiss commodity trader against a Belarusian state entity. Moreover, Ramūnas co-counsels for a major Italian wine producer and a global energy giant in investor-state arbitrations.

 

Ramūnas' key specialisation lies in the pharmaceutical, aviation, manufacturing, agricultural, energy, and TMT industries.

 

Ramūnas' vast experience and expertise are acknowledged by his clients. He currently sits on the management board of ŽIA Valda.

 

Before joining the firm in 2003 as a partner, Ramūnas worked as an associate for Kazimieras Motieka at K. Motieka law office, as general counsel at Linas Agro and as a lawyer at Respublika, the popular Lithuanian daily newspaper.

 

His working languages are English, Russian and Lithuanian.