What we do
Our internal division of work corresponds to the focus of responsibility of the respective partners and includes all areas of law related to business.
We advise clients on a full range of corporate issues, from day-to-day legal issues to large M&A and capital raising transactions.
Our team advises financial market participants (Insurance companies, Financial institutions, Funds, Management companies, Investment companies), pharmaceutical and other companies on compliance issues.
Our banking team advises banks and other financial institutions on pan-Baltic and international financial transactions, including acquisition finance, project finance, syndicated finance, real estate finance, structured trade finance and debt restructuring. In addition to advising banks, security agents and lenders, our team also has extensive experience in advising borrowers from a wide range of industrial and financial sectors.
We have extensive experience and a broad practice in the field of restructuring, recovery and insolvency. Primus attorney, Maret Hallikma, is a certified bankruptcy administrator and Maret and our other attorneys have assisted clients in numerous high-profile cases.
The firm’s real estate team advises local and international real estate developers, funds and other investors in complex real estate transactions (such as investments, disposals, joint ventures, capital raising and real estate finance transactions), as well as in matters related to real estate development, construction, planning, lease agreements and other day-to-day issues.
We are recognised for its aggressive, hands-on approach to dispute resolution and it has a successful track record in complex matters both in courts and in arbitration.
Our competition law expertise covers merger control, cartels, competition law restrictions in respect of different types of M&A and trading agreements, abuse of dominance, state aid, public procurement and utilities regulation.
Our energy and utilities lawyers have the knowledge and experience required for energy sector transactions and we advise clients from different industries on regulatory matters. We render legal advice related to CO2 emission quotas and trade in quotas, structuring of energy companies’ operations, establishing and licensing of energy companies, energy connection and supply contracts, carry out legal and tax feasibility study regarding energy efficiency measures.
Partners in charge: Ermo Kosk (in Tallinn), Giedrė Dailidėnaitė (in Vilnius), Kristīne Gaigule-Šāvēja (in Riga), Mārtiņš Mežinskis (in Riga), Robert Juodka (in Vilnius), Sintija Radionova (in Riga), Tomas Venckus (in Vilnius), Zane Eglīte-Fogele (in Riga)
We have a sound employment practice. We advise our clients in all employment law related matters, such as drafting employment agreements and other documents governing employment relationships, advising clients in the termination of employment relationships and representing our clients in labour disputes.
In the field of immigration, our firm advises its clients on procedure, activities, sequence and requirements with respect to obtaining temporary residence permits, as well as assistance during the proceedings of requesting and obtaining residence permits. Our firm also advises its clients on obtaining visas and work permits, annual registration of temporary residence permits, obtaining residence permits for the EU and EEC citizens, representation of clients in institutions governing immigrations.
We have developed a substantial practice in the areas of intellectual property, media and IT law. We offer our clients legal support in an array of matters related to intellectual property, media and IT law.
We have innovative tax structuring expertise and we advise clients on all day-to-day tax matters. We have extensive cross-border experience and we work closely with international auditing firms. We also provide tax advice in respect of cross-border and M&A deals, joint ventures, financings and capital raisings. Our experienced lawyers represent clients in tax disputes.
Our firm advises its clients on different aspects of maritime law and transportation, inter alia, drafting and submitting of vessel registration documents, registration of mortgage on vessels, legal aspects of seamen employment and taxation, legal aspects of carriers’ liability, representing clients in disputes in conjunction with international shipments, registration of aircraft and commercial pledges thereof.
Our firm advises local and international clients on various complex insurance law issues, including representation in negotiations with insurance companies on payment of insurance indemnity, legal advice and tax consultations aimed at drafting of amendments to standardized insurance contracts, developing of insurer’s restructuring scenarios, mergers of insurers, including cross-border mergers, representing of insurers and policyholders in litigation proceedings.
Sports law is one of the most unique practice areas in our firm. Our profound knowledge and experience in this specific field sets Primus apart on the Baltic legal market. In the course of representing our clients we have dealt with projects involving some of the biggest names in the European sports scene.
Primus Polish Desk offers specialist assistance to Polish companies who would like to start doing business in Lithuania, implement projects or conclude contracts with Baltic partners. Our experienced lawyers are well familiar with the Polish legal and regulatory systems, understand the cultural differences between the two countries and are able provide a full range of legal services to our clients.
Partners in charge: Robert Juodka (in Vilnius)