Valiunas Ellex has announced the promotion of Povilas Zukauskas, Evaldas Klimas, and Karolis Kacerauskas to the Associate Partner level "due to their good practice development, education of younger colleagues and excellent feedback from customers.”
All three lawyers began with Valiunas Ellex predecessor Lawin, and stayed through the firm’s 2015 transformation and rebranding.
Kacerauskas is a Competition lawyer who works within the firm’s EU & Competition, Commercial, and Public Procurement & PPP practice groups. He joined the firm in June, 2005, immediately after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Mykolas Romeris University.
Klimas works in Valiunas Ellex's Infrastructure & Development, Real Estate, Arbitration, and Corporate & Compliance practices. He began his professional career in March 2005 with Hanner, AB, then moved to Raidla, Lejins, & Norcous’s Vilnius office in January 2008. In December 2010 he joined Lawin/Valiunas Ellex. Klimas obtained a Master of Laws from Vilnius University in 2005, and a Ph.D. from the same institution in 2011.
Zukauskas is a Certified Bankruptcy Administrator who represents clients in bankruptcy, restructuring, and related dispute resolution assignments. He serves as an administrator in bankruptcies for legal entities and private individuals. He spent one year as a lawyer with UAB Systemair and Ginestra before joining Lawin/Valiunas Ellex in 2005. He received his degree in law from Rijks Universiteit Gent, then followed that up with a Master’s from Mykola Romerio Universitetas in 2008.
Simultaneously with the announcement of Zukauskas's, Klimas's, and Kacerauskas’s promotions, the Valinunas Ellex announced that firm lawyers Paulius Mencas, Marius Dobilas and Darius Bugailiskis had become Senior Associates, and that Justas Cesnavicius, Vytautas Treigys, and Nerijus Patlabys had become Associates.