Ellex Valiunas has announced that as of January 1, 2019, three employees will join the firm's management, which will then consist of 18 partners. The new additions to the firm's partnership are Robertas Ciocys, Karolis Kacerauskas, and Miroslav Nosevic.
"A new generation of professionals has grown and matured within the firm," said Rolandas Valiunas, Managing Partner at Ellex Valiunas. "Their skills and experience truly merit a larger set of responsibilities. The new partners will bring additional energy to our team and will strengthen our competences in mergers and acquisitions, public procurement, dispute resolution – the fields of law that are relevant to the firm. This will put us in a position to be more sensitive and quicker in responding to the needs and processes of modern business."
Robertas Ciocys, who works in the firm's Corporate practice group, has been with Ellex Valiunas since 2004. He has recently represented Lietuvos Energija in its acquisition of three wind power plant parks, the Livonia Partners fund in its acquisition of Santa Monica Networks (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on March 22, 2017), and the BaltCap fund in the sale of the Caffeine chain (as reported on October 25, 2018). He specializes in private capital investment projects, cross-border merger and acquisitions, and venture capital projects in a variety of industries.
According to Valiunas Ellex, Karolis Kacerauskas, who is Head of the firm's new Public Procurement, PPP and State Aid subgroups, "is one of the first legal experts in Lithuania to make focused efforts in promoting the development of cooperation between business and the state in utilizing the model of granting concessions." In addition, the firm reports, he "has unique experience in the fields of state assistance and competition law, and has represented clients in state assistance cases at the European Commission and European Union courts. He has been working with the firm since 2005.
Miroslav Nosevic, who heads the Valiunas Ellex International and Commercial Litigation subgroup, joined Ellex Valiunas in 2006 after spending a year with the Vilnius District Prosecutor's office, then three and a half years as a lawyer with the State Enterprise State Property Fund, then two years as a Senior Associate with Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now COBALT). According to the firm, "he now has over 18 years of experience of judicial disputes and international arbitration under his belt." Nosevic, the firm reports, "specializes in shareholder disputes, banking and financial, real estate and contract disputes, recognition and enforcement of foreign court and arbitration awards."
The news of Ciocys', Kacerauskas', and Nosevic's ascension to the firm's partnership follows the recent announcement that five of the firm's partners — Gediminas Reciunas, Dovile Burgiene, Joana Baublyte-Kulviete, Laura Ziferman, and Aiste Medeliene — would be spliting-off to form the new Walless firm (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 21, 2018 and December 13, 2018) — and the news that former former TGS Baltic Associate Partner Ieva Dosinaite had joined Ellex Valiunas as Partner and Co-Head of Finance (as reported on December 12, 2018).