Former Senior Associates Audrius Slazinskas, Evaldas Petraitis, and Ruslan Boiko have been promoted to Associate Partners at Noor.
Slazinskas, who will also lead Noor’s Acquisitions and Mergers and Private Equity subgroup, first joined Noor’s predecessor, SPC Legal, in 2018 as a Senior Associate and later rejoined the firm in 2022. Between 2021 and 2022, he served as a Legal Counsel at Vinted, while in 2020 he worked as a Head of Legal at the Akso Fund. Between 2017 and 2018, he was a Head of Legal at Atlantis Games and Safein, while in 2017 Slazinskas headed Helis' legal department. Earlier still, Slazinskas was an Associate at Cobalt from 2014 to 2017, Head of Legal at GoldmanHill from 2013 to 2014, and Legal Assistant at Tark Grunte Sutkiene from 2011 to 2012.
Petraitis specializes in corporate and M&A and private equity and will lead Noor’s Risk Capital subgroup. Petraitis joined Noor legacy firm SPC Legal in 2020 as a Senior Associate. Earlier, he was a Senior Associate with the ZRG Law Firm from 2018 to 2020, and an Associate at Cobalt from 2015 to 2018. Petraitis was also an Associate at Kruckauskas Blaskevicius & Partners, from 2013 to 2015, and at Varul from 2012 to 2013.
Boiko has expertise in white-collar crime and compliance. Earlier, he spent over 20 years with the Vilnius Regional Prosecutor’s Office. He holds a Master’s degree in law from Mykolas Romeris University.
"With the successful development of our corporate and transactional practice, we are gaining more and more expertise in specialized areas," Noor Partner Mindaugas Rimkus commented. "Thus, with this step, we are consolidating the naturally formed practices of the office. Team members who become managers are the best in their fields. Such refinement of subgroups will help to better organize the firm's internal processes, deepen knowledge in a purposeful way, and therefore clients will receive even better professional assistance."