Giedre Aukstuoliene at Ellex Valiunas in Lithuania and Martin Maesalu at Ellex Raidla in Estonia have made Partner, and Olga Petroseviciene has joined Ellex Valiunas as a Partner.
Giedre Aukstuoliene, who co-heads the Dispute Resolution practice of the firm’s Vilnius office with Partner Ramunas Petravicius, joined Ellex in 2011, after working for a year and a half with Smaliukas, Juodka, Beniusis & Parnets and two and a half years with Varul Vilgerts Smaliukas. She received her Master’s degree in Law from Vilnius University in 2008.
Olga Petroseviciene joins Ellex Valiunas from Wint, where she spent the previous two years. She began her career in a previous iteration of Ellex Valiunas – Lawin – where she worked from 2007-2010. In 2010 she left Lawin to join Raidla, Lejins & Norcous, and in July of 2013 she moved to Sorainen. In 2014 she left to open her own firm, and five years later joined Wint. At Ellex Valiunas she will co-head the Real Estate and Environmental practice with Audrius Petkevicius.
New Partner Martin Maesalu will take charge of Ellex Raidla’s Competition Law and State Aid practice. He joined Ellex legacy firm Raidla, Lejins & Norcous in 2011. He obtained his first Master’s in Law from the University of Tartu in 2010, then obtained additional Master's in Law degrees from WHU – Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management and the Bucerius Law School.
"I am glad that the young generation of lawyers is taking an increasingly active lead in the law firm," commented Rolandas Valiunas, Managing Partner of Ellex Valiunas in Lithuania.