ECOVIS ProventusLaw offers its remarkable experience in representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Our lawyers have represented clients in a number of significant court disputes in all instances. The majority of such disputes included challenging decisions of bodies of companies or non-profit organisations, challenging decisions taken in the field of construction, planning and zoning, as well as in cases related to the protection of intellectual property, transport and unfair competition of former employees.
Our lawyers have also gained considerable experience in defending the reputation of our clients in cases of publishing false information damaging to the reputation of our clients, in challenging contract awards in public procurement procedures, decisions of public authorities in the field of taxation, in litigation regarding the liability of executives, as well as in cases of restructuring and bankruptcy.
Most of the clients represented by us in litigation and in out-of-court disputes operate in telecommunications, IT, transport and construction sectors. Our clients include such well-known corporations as UAB Mobiliųjų telefonų techninis centras, UAB Transekspedicija group, one of the largest logistics companies in Lithuania, one of the largest telecommunications companies, one of the world’s largest gambling operators, one of the largest railway companies in the Asian Region and such public entities as the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, business associations and many others. ECOVIS ProventusLaw is also happy to assist smaller entities – we are active in protecting their interests in different complex cases. To us such cases always stand as a challenge and each professional views his success in them as a personal ambition.
Although our experience in a courtroom could be measured in thousands of hours, we find our work before entering a courtroom even more significant. First, we help you to find out whether litigation or arbitration in your case is the most efficient choice for you and whether the result pursued is worth your investment.
In order to help our clients to avoid disputes we develop strategies and draw up documents aimed at avoiding litigation. Where there is no room for an amicable solution, we recommend the most suitable means of commercial dispute resolution and the most effective strategy.
In disputes, we take only such tactical decisions which are necessary for achieving the goal and which are most effective – we think proactively about the client’s cost management. We represent clients in pre-trial bodies and in courts of all instances. We draft all documents required for litigation.
The experience by ECOVIS ProventusLaw include:
Representation in court The lawyers of ECOVIS ProventusLaw file claims, appeals and represent clients in local and regional courts as well as in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania and in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania. Our experts also file appeals in cassation with the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
Representation in arbitration The lawyers of ECOVIS ProventusLaw assist companies operating both in Lithuania and in any other EU member states in obtaining licences for payment institutions and e-money operations. With the assistance of our partners from the international ECOVIS network we can incorporate a company and obtain a licence required by our client in virtually any country in which our client has business interests.
Investment management and investment funds The lawyers of ECOVIS ProventusLaw draft incorporation documents and represent clients in the formation of various investment funds, investment companies, pension funds, other collective investment undertakings and their management companies. In the formation process, we focus in particular on establishing effective cooperation between an investment fund or a management company and the market regulator, i.e. the Bank of Lithuania.
Representation in administrative cases and in cases of administrative offences The lawyers of ECOVIS ProventusLaw represent clients in administrative cases in regional administrative courts and in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania in challenging decisions taken by public authorities in the fields of taxation, finance, construction, advertising and regulation of data protection. Our lawyers represent individuals and executives in cases of administrative offences from the moment of issuing an administrative offence report until the examination of the case in court. The experts have gained extensive experience in cases of administrative liability of executives.
Representation in criminal cases The lawyers of ECOVIS ProventusLaw defend legal entities and individuals, i.e. executives and shareholders of companies in white-collar criminal litigation as well as in cases related to finance, taxation and VAT. We have gained valuable experience in litigation with the State Tax Inspectorate and other financial authorities. Our lawyers represent clients in law enforcement institutions and in public prosecutor’s office in the course of drawing up reports on crimes committed and in initiating pre-trial investigations, they also assist law enforcement institutions in collecting necessary evidence.
Kęstutis Kvainauskas Partner, Attorney at Law Phone: +370 5 212 40 84