Lithuania

Team Leader, LithuaniaRobert Juodka MA. MBA. MRICSthebaltics@laborlawplus.com

15 years of experience in labor and employment law. Robert Juodka advises clients on general corporate as well as employment law. He is a well-known M&А and PPP expert.

Other Areas of Practice:

  • M&A
  • PPP/PFI
  • Real estate
  • Franchise & distribution
  • Corporate
  • Construction
  • Banking & finance 

Professional Experience:

  • Managing Partner (Lithuania), Law Firm PRIMUS (formerly VARUL), 2009 to Present 
  • Managing Partner, Smaliukas, Juodka, BeniuĹĄis & Partners2007-2009, 
  • Partner, Head of Real Estate, Sutkienė, Pilkauskas & Partners,2003-2007  
  • Senior Associate, Vilnius 7th Law firm (currently Eversheds SaladĹžius & Partners), 2001-2003
  • Lawyer, UAB LTB Lizingas, 2000-2001
  • Senior specialist, European Law Department with the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, 1999-2000 

Education:

  • Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, studies for a PhD, 2002-2006, 
  • Vilnius University, International Business School, Master’s Degree in Business and Administration, 2004
  • Vilnius University, Master’s Degree in Law, 2001
  • Studies at Heidelberg University, Germany, 1998 

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Estonian, Russian , German, Polish

Professional Memberships:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Lithuanian Young Bar Association
  • Estonian Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of the Board)
  • British Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Board)
  • Polish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (Founder and Member of the Board)
  • International Distribution Institute (IDI) (Expert for Lithuania)
  • Vilnius Rotary Club (Board member 2004 - 2008)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Vilnius International Club
  • German and Baltic States’ Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
  • Alumni Society of Vilnius University Law Faculty

Publications:

  • Getting The Deal Through: Real Estate in Lithuania 2016
  • Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses, Co-author International Bar Association (IBA), 2015
  • M&A and Real Estate - Baltic Legal Guide 2015
  • Getting the Deal Through: Real Estate in Lithuania 2015
  • Franchisor’s business: the beginning, Co-author,  2014
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide - Real Estate in Lithuania 2014
  • Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement in Lithuania 2013
  • Real Property Rights in Lithuania. Contributing authors: Robert Juodka, Jonas SaladĹžius, Maksimas Saveljevas, CLC-Schriftenreihe Band 21 (2005), BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, also published by NWV Neuer Wissenschaftlicher
  • Getting the Deal Through: Real Estate in Lithuania 2012
  • Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement in Lithuania 2012
  • Getting the Deal Through: Private Equity in Lithuania 2010
  • Public Procurement: An overview of regulation in 40 jurisdictions worldwide 2012

Conferences/Lectures:

  • Lecture at the Conference “Contract Law 2015”, Vilnius December 2015
  • Lecture at the Eastern Economic Congress, Bialystok, Poland, September 2015
  • Lecture at the 25th Economic Forum in Poland, KrynicaZdroj September 2015
  • Lecture at the seminar “Lithuania – opportunities for Polish businesses”, Warsaw June 2015
  • Lecture at the XVIII International Conference TransBaltica 2015”, Riga June 2015
  • Lecture at the seminar “Corporate taxation in Estonia and Lithuania”, Tallinn May 2015
  • Lecture at the 8th Conference “Contract Law”, Vilnius November 2014
  • Lecture at Franchise HUB training, Vilnius November 2014
  • Lecture at a Labour Law Conference, Kaunas October 2014
  • Lecture at an Employment Law Conference on New developments of court practice in connection to termination of Employment Contracts, Vilnius September 2012
  • Lecture at an Employment Law Conference on New developments of court practice in connection to termination of Employment Contracts, Kaunas September 2012
  • Lecture at a Contract Law Conference, Vilnius November 2012
     

Overview:

With offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, our Baltics affiliate is one of the region’s leading full-service law firms. The firm provides its clients with advice and counsel in all business and labor law practice areas, with specialized knowledge of each Baltic state, and how they interact with each other. The firm’s lawyers have received recognition for their work advising major commercial transactions and guiding large multinationals as they conduct business in the region. 

Labor and Employment Practice:

Our team in the Baltics has the capacity to advise clients on any labor law issue. The firm has expert knowledge in a variety of labor law practice areas, including executive remuneration, employee loyalty, employment contracts, collective bargaining, directors’ liabilities and many other areas. In addition, our lawyers in the Baltics have extensive experience assisting clients through international legal structures, with particular focus in helping international organizations comply with the various employment law standards across the region.

The Plus - Business Law Capacity:

Our team can work with clients on any issue that arises in the process of doing business in the Baltics. Our lawyers have extensive experience working in all major business law practice areas, including management buyouts, shareholder disputes, corporate governance, and joint ventures, among many other areas. The firm is recognized as a regional leader in assisting clients in conducting businesses, frequently hosting seminars and conferences on different aspects of business law.

Representative clients include a wide cross-section of international companies through diverse industry sectors. A list of clients, transaction history and references are available upon request.

Key Facts:

  • Locations: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Tartu
  • Size: 18 Partners, 52 Associates i.e. Estonia : 8 Partners + 17 Associates, Latvia : 5 Partners + 13 Associates, Lithuania : 5 Partners + 22 Associates
  • Business Law Practice Areas: Employment; Banking & Finance; Competition/Antitrust; Construction; Corporate; Compliance; Energy & Natural Resources; Environment; Franchise & Distribution; Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals; Insolvency; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; M&A; Media, Communications & Technology; Private Equity; Privatization; PPP/PFI; Public Procurement; Real Estate; Shipping & Transport; Sports; Tax; White-collar crime.

Listings/Rankings:

  • Listed in Legal 500, Chambers Europe, and IFLR 1000 for excellence in a variety of business law practice areas

Contact: thebaltics@laborlawplus.com