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From the implementation of a bank windfall tax to a surge in crowdfunding and factoring and banks’ newfound appetite for real estate loans, the legal, financial, and regulatory landscape of Lithuania is constantly evolving, according to Adon Legal Partner Marius Matiukas.

During the Three Seas Initiative annual general meeting in Bucharest in September 2023, Austria's Dorda, Bulgaria's Boyanov & Co., Croatia's Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, the Czech Republic's Kocian Solc Balastik, Estonia's Ellex Raidla, Hungary's Lakatos Koves & Partners, Latvia's Ellex Klavins, Lithuania's Ellex Valiunas, Poland's Wardynski and Partners, Romania's Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Slovakia's Barger Prekop, and Slovenia's Selih & Partnerji announced they formed the Three Seas Legal Alliance, in recognition of the progress made by the Three Seas Initiative.

Former Lithuanian Competition Council Chairman Sarunas Keserauskas has returned to Ellex Valiunas as a Partner, after spending 12 years as the head of the competition watchdog.

Cobalt has successfully represented Lithuanian poultry farm Gireles Paukstynas before the Supreme Court of Lithuania in a dispute with insurer Lietuvos Draudimas regarding the insurer's refusal to recognize the state-mandated slaughter of sick birds as an insured event.

The EU Directives on Work-life balance and on Transparent and predictable working conditions were introduced into the Lithuanian national legislation in August 2022 with the remainder following on 01 January 2023 and brought about significant changes and obligations for the employers. What do they mean for businesses?

Lithuania hopes for the best and prepares for the worst by further tightening its banking and fintech regulations, following the latest decisions and position papers issued by the supervisory authority. Despite talks of a recession, the banking and finance market remains active, according to Cobalt Partner Akvile Bosaite.