Motieka & Audzevicius has successfully defended Olympic Casino Group Baltija before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
According to Motieka & Audzevicius, Olympic Casino Group Baltija was involved in a case “against the national gambling authority regarding the duties of Anti-money laundering and terrorist financing prevention laws imposed on gambling organizers. In 2020 the Vilnius District Administrative Court satisfied the client’s complaint and annulled the decision of the regulator and the fine imposed ruling that the client fulfilled the requirements of the AML laws properly executed its AML responsibilities.”
According to the firm, “GCA appealed the decision, however, on October 6, 2021, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Republic of Lithuania stated that the Vilnius District Administrative Court properly evaluated all the evidence gathered in the case and properly identified legally essential circumstances to solve the case, also rightly adapted substantial national legislation regulating dispute legal relations, complied with the case-law of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Republic of Lithuania, and overall properly resolved the case. As a result, the appeal of the regulator was rejected and the positive decision was left unchanged.”
Motieka & Audzevicius’s team included Partner Ramunas Audzevicius and Senior Associates Tomas Petrikas, Henrikas Stelmokaitis, and Edvinas Lenkauskas.