Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.
The Lithuanian Legal System
The Republic of Lithuania, like most European countries, uses the civil law system, rather than the common law system used in the United States. This means that:
- The main branches of law are codified (Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Criminal Process Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Civil Process Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Administrative Code of the Republic of Lithuania, Labor Law Code of the Republic of Lithuania, etc.);
- Court decisions are based on these legal codes and not on judicial precedent;
- There is no jury system.
Lithuania reformed its court system following independence; it now consists of district courts, five county courts, the Appeals Court and the Supreme Court. There is a separate system of administrative courts. The Constitutional Court is separate from the court system and was established solely to interpret and uphold the Lithuanian Constitution.
Selecting a Lithuanian Lawyer
Before hiring an attorney, consider contacting several attorneys, briefly describing the nature of the services you desire. Ask specific questions and expect the attorney to explain legal activities in language you can understand. Ask for a written schedule of fees generally charged for the services you require and inquire about the expected means of payment (e.g. bank check, cash, credit card), specifying currency and exchange rates where feasible. Lithuanian lawyers are not allowed to work on a contingency-fee basis. Do not turn over documents or funds to any attorney until you are certain that he or she fully understands your legal needs and is willing to handle your case. Note that under Lithuanian law you must give power of attorney to your lawyer so that he or she may act on your behalf in Lithuania.
The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius maintains the following list of attorneys to assist American citizens seeking legal representation in Lithuania. The listed individuals and firms have informed the Embassy that they are qualified to practice law in Lithuania and that they are sufficiently competent in the English language to provide services to English-speaking clients. The American Embassy in Vilnius assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the individuals or firms listed.
The following firms are listed in alphabetical order and their relative position on this list should not be construed as indicating any kind of preference on the part of the U.S. Embassy:
AAA Baltic Service Company – Law firm
Jasinskio str. 16A
PO Box 33
Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01112
Tel: (+370 5) 252 6676
Fax: (+370 5) 252 6670
Founded in 1992 by lawyer Marius Jakulis Jason, formerly a NYC law firm partner. Provides legal services in (1) Corporate law: consultation and establishment of various kinds of companies; preparation of company documents, shareholder agreements, share transfer agreements; labour law; securities; pharmacy; media and advertising; mortgages and pledges; due diligence; (2) Contract law: consultation, evaluation and preparation of various kinds of agreements, including sale-purchase, work, rent, credit, use, donation, rent, distribution, commission, transportation, franchise and leasing agreements; (3) Real estate law: property; construction and contracting; mortgage; rent and usage; (4) Intellectual property law: national, international and Community trademarks and designs, national, international and European patents, domains, copyrights and neighbouring rights; representation before Lithuanian State Patent Office, OHIM and EPO in oppositions and other proceedings; (5) Dispute resolution: litigation; arbitration; representation before all courts and State institutions, negotiations; interim remedies; recognition and enforcement of decisions in Lithuania.
The law firm collaborates with the U.S. law firms: Baker & McKenzie; White & Case; DLA Piper; McDermott, Will & Emery; Shaw Pitman; Ladas & Parry; Young & Thomson; Brooks & Kushman and others.
Konstitucijos pr. 9 -72
Vilnius, Lithuania 09308
Tel: (+370 5) 272 3498, mobile: +370 698 18111
Specializing in international adoption, family law, real estate, loans, debts recovery and civil law.
Arturas Bauza chamber
Gediminas str. 56-6
Kaunas, 44242 Lithuania
Tel: (+370) 62222207, (+370) 37 200153
Fax number: (+370) 37 200 153
Attorney Arturas Bauza
Lawyer Vytautas Skulscius
Lawyer Grazina Gostautaite
Attorney Arturas Bauza advocate from 2000 year. He and his associates giving maximum effort helping for clients and provides legal services in – 1) Family law; 2) Adoptions; 3) Marriage/Divorce; 4)Insurance; 5) Commercial/Business Law; 6) Marketing Agreements; 7) Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights; 8) Civil law; 9) Damages; 10) Contracts; 11) Tranportation law; 12) Foreign claims; 13) Estates; 14) Labor relations; 15) Immigration; 16) Auto/Accidents; 17) Criminal law.
We are able to take cases outside of the City. Represent in Arbitrations.
There is ability to communicate by internet (by Skype, Viber, etc.)
bnt Heemann APB
K. Kalinausko str. 24-401, Embassy House
LT-03107 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 2121627
Fax. +370 5 2121630
Rechtsanwalt Frank Heemann
Rechtsanwältin Yvonne Goldammer
Advokatas Mindaugas Navickas
bnt is an international law firm, based in 10 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, offering legal advice in all core areas of business law. bnt attorneys in CEE consists of 25 partners and over 130 professionals (including both local attorneys and lawyers licensed to practise in foreign jurisdictions) and offers legal advice in 21 languages.
The firm has been active in the Lithuanian market for the past 14 years. Due to consistent, focused and successful development of bnt’s Vilnius office, the local team has steadily grown. Now bnt Vilnius office consists of five partners and over 10 professionals, including both local attorneys and lawyers licensed to practise in foreign jurisdictions. For many years, bnt lawyers have been advising numerous international enterprises from German speaking countries, the Nordic countries, France, Great Britain, the USA as well as local companies. Lawyers at bnt Vilnius are fully integrated into bnt’s cross-border practice groups, comprising leading attorneys in the fields of Corporate and M&A, Insolvency and Restructuring, Real Estate, Employment, Life Science & Pharma plus Dispute Resolution.
bnt Vilnius is a key member of the German Baltic Chamber of Commerce and an active participant in other chambers of commerce in Lithuania. The firm is regularly recognized by independent publications, notably by Legal 500 and Chambers.
Vilniaus str. 31/ Visitors entrance: Islandijos str. 1
Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01402
Tel: (+370 5) 232 1111
Fax: (+370 5) 234 1111
DOMINAS DERLING is a business law firm providing legal services to international and domestic corporate and institutional clients.
The firm is specializing in M&A, corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution and commercial arbitration, tax law, banking and finance, capital markets and private equity, competition law, real estate and construction law, technology, media and telecommunications law, intellectual property law, transport and maritime law.
DOMINAS DERLING collaborates with a number of U.S. and international law firms, including Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Dentons, Morgan Lewis, K&L Gates, White & Case, Hogan Lovells, CMS.
Mėsinių str. 5,
01133 Vilnius, Lithuania
ECOVIS ProventusLaw is Lithuanian partner firm of ECOVIS International. ECOVIS is a leading global consulting group bringing together over 4,500 professionals operating in over 60 countries worldwide. Its consulting focus and core competencies lie in the areas of legal, tax consulting and business advice. The particular strength of ECOVIS is the combination of personal advice at a local level with the general expertise of an international and interdisciplinary network of professionals. This diversified expertise provides clients with effective support, especially in the fields of international transactions and investments – from preparation in the client’s home country to support in the target country. ECOVIS ProventusLaw is one-stop-shop for all-round support in legal, fiscal, corporate and administrative issues. Having offices in the capital cities of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia ECOVIS is pan-Baltic firm serving clients in all the Baltic States.
ECOVIS ProventusLaw areas of expertise: business incorporation, regulatory affairs and government relations, mergers and acquisitions, finance and tax law, litigation, IT and telecommunications, real estate and construction, bankruptcy and insolvency, public procurement, commercial law, media law, criminal law, labour law, transportation law, family law.
ECOVIS International associated partners in USA are Berdon LLP (New York), Pryor Cashman LLP (New York) and E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP (Chicago).
Gencs Valters Law Firm
Vilniaus vartai, 6th floor
A.Tumėno str. 4, LT-01109, Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: (+370 5) 261 1000
Fax: (+370 5) 261 1100
Types of cases: tax, mergers & acquisitions, labor law, corporate law, intellectual property, immigration, litigation, contracts, real estate & construction, banking & finance, bankruptcy and restructuring.
The law firm has successful term cooperation with US law firms all over the States, such as Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Baker & McKenzie, Davis Polk & Wardwell, DLA Piper, Holland & Knight, Duane Morris, Frost Brown Todd, Polsinelli Shughart, Covington & Burling, Faegre Baker Daniels, Knoble Yoshida & Dunleavy, Barnes & Thornburg and many others.
GLIMSTEDT Bernotas ir partneriai
Jogailos str. 4
Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01116
Tel: (+370 5) 269 0700
Fax: (+370 5) 269 0701
Specializing in corporate law, international trade law, competition law, banking and finance, tax law, securities regulation, transportation law, maritime law, telecommunications law, energy law, labor law, copyright, trademark and patent law, intellectual property, administrative law, insurance law, leasing and franchising, real estate, contract law, consumer rights, civil law, immigration and naturalization, adoption law, private international law, constitutional law and human rights.
Active collaboration with U.S. law firms: Baker & McKenzie; Donovan Hatem LLP; White & Case; Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; and Burns & Levinson, Counsellors at Law; McDermott, Will & Emery.
InRight / Drobitko & Partners, Law Firm
Vilnius office: 5 Lukiskiu str., 01108 Vilnius, Lithuania
Klaipeda office: 4A Taikos ave., 91229 Klaipeda, Lithuania
Tel: +370 46 314199
Fax: +370 46 311606
Law Firm InRight / Drobitko & Partners was founded in 2001 by Dr. Oleg Drobitko. Offices are located in capital city Vilnius and the main sea port Klaipeda.
Law Firm InRight / Drobitko & Partners specializes in Maritime Law, Transport Law, Insurance Law, Corporate Law, Business Law, Civil Law, Bankruptcy Law, Administrative Law, Tax Law, Labor Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Succession Law.
Professional Law Partnership „iLAW“
Konstitucijos ave. 7, Business Center „Europa“, 24th floor
LT-09308 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: (+370 5) 248 7670
Fax: (+370 5) 248 7671
Professional Law Partnership „iLAW“ is Lithuanian law firm offering comprehensive advice in all important areas of business but we highly developed expertise in Labour Law and Corporate Law.
Main iLAW areas of expertise: Labour law, Corporate law, Contract law, Tax law, Competition law, Corporate insolvency law, Intellectual property law, Information technology law, Advertising law, Insurance law, Real estate law, Litigation, dispute resolution, arbitration.
Asanavičiūtės str. 36 – 1
Tel: and Fax: (+370 5) 270 6226
Cell: +370 699 43277
Specializing in family law (domestic/international adoptions, marriage and divorce, under-aged children alimony), property law, inheritance law, and criminal law.
3Law Miskinis ir partneriai
Goštauto str. 40B,
03163 Vilnius, Lithuania
(EIKA Business center).
Tel: +370 5 205 38 55
Specializing in Personal data protection, M&A and corporate law, commercial law and debt recovery, dispute resolution and arbitration, Labor law, tax law, competition and advertising law, real estate and construction law, intellectual property law, public procurement, transport law.
Also provide legal services to individuals in following areas: family law (divorce, domestic/international adoption, child support etc.), immigration and naturalization, inheritance law, taxation and tax planning, constitutional law and human rights; criminal law.
Although based in Vilnius, the office can take cases in other parts of Lithuania.
Law firm SORAINEN
Jogailos str. 4
Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01116
Tel: (+370 5) 268 5040
Fax: (+370 5) 268 5041
Specializing in corporate law, finance and tax law, property law, international trade law, transportation law, energy law, labor law, and intellectual property.
Associated with U.S. law firms: Thacher Proffitt & Wood; and Holme, Roberts, Owen LLP.
Law firm SPES
Kalvariju str. 28
Vilnius, Lithuania LT-09310
Tel: (+370 5) 275 6592
Fax: (+370 5) 275 6997
Specializing in criminal law, corporate law, labor law, real estate law, contract law, transport law, family law and bankruptcy law.
Sulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius
Jogailos str. 4, I Corpus, 3rd floor
Tel: (+370 5) 205 5116
Fax: (+370 5) 205 1926
Šulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius is a commercial law firm based in the capital of Lithuania. The law firm was founded by Dr. Gintautas Šulija who earlier worked as a contract attorney for a NY law firm in London.
The Law Firm has a strong international focus and provides legal and tax advice to foreign investors acting across a number of industries in setting up and maintaining their business in the Republic of Lithuania. In particular, the Law Firm provides the following legal services: (1) Commercial law expertise, contract drafting and negotiations, shareholder agreements (2) General corporate advice, corporate governance and compliance, incorporation of companies, subsidiaries, representative offices in the Republic of Lithuania, (3) Legal due diligence investigations, (4) Advice on investments and disinvestments; (5) Liaising with public authorities on behalf of foreign investors; (6) Mergers and acquisitions; acquisition and transfer of business, (7) Legal advice on the project management.
Furthermore, the Law Firm advises individuals on: (1) Taxation, private tax planning, tax-efficient transaction; (2) Foundation of charitable and non-profit organizations; (3) Wealth management, legal advice in family law; (4) Emigration and immigration, and (5) Representation of individuals in court proceedings in the Republic of Lithuania.
Tark Grunte Sutkiene
Didžioji str. 23
LT-01128 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: (+370 5) 251 4444
TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE is a full-service commercial law firm with strong and unchanged team of key professionals mainly focused on providing advice on complex commercial transactions, covering both public and private law in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE is in strategic cooperation with the law firm Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners in Belarus.
Practise areas: (1) Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, (2) Finances and capital markets, (3) Litigation and arbitration, (4) Competition, (5) Real estate, (6) Taxes.
Jogailos str. 9/1
Vilnius, Lithuania LT-01116
Tel: (+370 5) 268 1888
Fax: (+370 5) 212 5591
Specializing in five practice groups: (1) Corporate and M&A: Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatization, corporate governance, corporate restructuring and insolvency, general corporate advice, labor, social security, immigration, public private partnership, charity and support. (2) Finance and Tax: Banking and financial institutions, finance, life and credit insurance, capital markets, securities, tax. (3) Trade and Technology: Trade and customs, supply, agency and distribution, competition, energy and utilities, pharmacy, information technology, intellectual property, media and advertising, public procurement. (4) Property and Environment: Real estate, construction and contracting, housing, movable property, property insurance, leasing, restoration of ownership, environment. (5) Dispute Resolution and Transport: Litigation, arbitration and other ADR, recognition and enforcement of judgments/awards, transport and maritime.
Active collaboration with the U.S. law firms: Baker & McKenzie; White & Case; Jones Day; Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Steptoe & Johnson; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; DLA Piper; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and others.
Vilnius University “Teisės Klinika” (Law Clinic)
Vilniaus str. 25
Tel: (+370 5) 231 2800, (+370 5) 231 2801, (+370 5) 231 3411
Free legal advice. Civil, labor, administrative law.
Law Firm TRINITI
L.Stuokos – Guceviciaus str. 9
Tel: (+370 5) 231 2211
Fax: (+370 5) 231 2244
Practice areas: banking & finance, competition law, corporate & commercial, dispute resolution, insolvency & debt recovery, intellectual property, IT & telecoms, labour law, mergers & acquisitions, public procurement, real estate & construction, shipping & aviation, dispute dissolution and arbitration.
Kuršių takas 20
Palanga 00317, Lithuania
Tel: +370 682 23320, +370 689 02741
World Financial Group brokerage and consulting services. Assisting companies integrate their businesses into the Baltic marketplace. Selling and consulting in securities and insurance based products (life, health, annuities) to clients in the United States and Lithuania. Consulting available to financial, insurance, credit, banking, manufacturing, retailing and logistic companies that are interested in entering the Lithuanian marketplace.
Vinkleris ir partneriai
Jakšto str. 9-128, LT-01113
Tel: (+370 5) 263 9966
Fax: (+370 5) 263 9967
Specializes in civil and commercial law, also in the range of penal and administrative law.
Zabiela, Zabielaitė & Partners
Jakšto str. 7
Tel: (+370 5) 261 4033
Fax: (+370 5) 212 3430
Specializing in commercial law, corporate law, public law, banking and finance, intellectual property, property, insurance, employment law, EU law, privatization.