For our new “Checking In” feature, we reach out to partners and heads of practice across CEE to learn how specific practice areas are faring in their jurisdictions. For this inaugural piece, we asked firm Real Estate experts: "What effect do you think the COVID-19 crisis will have on the real estate market in your jurisdiction this year, and what do think will be the longer-term repercussions?"
TGS Baltic has advised venture capital fund Koinvesticinis Fondas and four other business angels on their investment of EUR 210,000 in Lithuanian start-up Funkciniai Gerimai. Cerniauskas & Partners reportedly advised Funkciniai Gerimai on the deal, while Glimstedt advised the business angels investing.
Ellex Valiunas has advised Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II on the acquisition of 100% of shares in UAB Duomenu Logistikos Centras from energy company Ignitis Group and Litgrid. TGS Baltic advised the sellers on the transaction, which is due to close in July and was valued at EUR 10.1 million.
On May 28, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Cobalt had advised Lithuania's AB Lietuvos Radijo ir Televizijos Centras - Telecentras on the sale of its data transmission and digital television business developed under the Mezon brand to the Bite Group. We spoke Aida Raziulyte, General Counsel of Telecentras, to learn more about the deal.
“The Lithuanian Government has implemented multiple measures to combat the COVID-19 crisis,” says Rokas Bukauskas, Head of PwC Legal in Lithuania. “It all started with postponing tax payments from the companies which were affected the most, then went on to providing compensation to employees and other measures."