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Lithuania’s TVINS law firm has advised UAB Albineta on the conclusion of a franchise agreement involving permission for the other party to use Albineta’s "Thierry kepykla” trademark.

Valiunas Ellex has advised Danske Bank on the signing of a lease for a "better and bigger IT center” in Vilnius – a new contract for rental of a 12,000 square meter office building signed with real estate company M.M.M. projects. The firm describes the contract as the largest lease transaction in Lithuania this year.  

Tark Grunte Sutkiene and Varul's Estonia office have signed a memorandum of understanding to tie up and, in their words, "form a stronger Baltic partnership.” Going forward, Tark Grunte Sutkiene — which will continue to operate under that name — will employ over 140 lawyers across the Baltics.

Rokas Janauskas has joined CEE Attorneys in Lithuania as a Managing Associate (and, simultaneously, as an Associate Partner of the Lithuanian office in particular) in charge of the Pharma group in the Vilnius office.

Women’s Day is behind us, but the subjects of gender equality and equal opportunity are of year-round concern. This, the first part of a special two-part CEE Legal Matters article on women in private practice in CEE, provides the numbers and percentages from leading law firms across CEE, as well as a more thorough snapshot of one representative market. Part II of the report, in the June issue, will pull back the curtain even more, providing feedback and perspectives from lawyers across the region.

The Lithuanian office of CEE Attorneys has advised the Audejas Group, Lithuania's upholstery and decorative fabrics producer and furniture retailer, on what the firm calls "several interrelated complex real estate transactions with a total value of more than EUR 11 million." According to the a statement released by CEE Attorneys, the deal "paved the way for the modernization of the Group’s production facility and a furniture center."