Ellex expands its dominance in the Baltic legal market by adding more partners

Starting from April this year, the Lithuanian law firm Ellex Valiunas is expanding its partnership team by promoting PhD Ąžuolas Čekanavičius and Povilas Junevičius, previously associate partners, to the status of partners. With an increase in its partnership to 51 members, Ellex solidifies its leadership in the Baltic legal sector, continuously establishing itself as the firm with the largest number of partners in the region. 

Povilas Junevičius started his professional career at Ellex Valiunas fifteen years ago while still being a student. He has been working in the Corporate and M&A practice team for all these years. Junevičius assists clients in structuring holdings and groups of companies in Lithuania and abroad, as well as private clients and family offices in acquiring, investing, disposing of assets, and structuring their management in various countries. His experience also includes corporate M&A, inancing and investment transactions, etc. He has advised such clients as Daimler, a German car manufacturer, Visa, a global payment card giant, OP Financial Group, one of Finland’s largest financial companies, and others. In addition to his work with clients, Junevičius has also distinguished himself in developing the legal framework in Lithuania. He has drafted proposals for amendments to the Law on Companies, the Law on Partnerships, the Law on the Protection of Objects of Importance to Ensuring National Security and other laws.   

PhD Ąžuolas Čekanavičius joined the Ellex Valiunas team four years ago with solid experience. The patent attorney has represented clients in litigation and advised them on a wide range of commercial law issues for more than 16 years. Specialising in the fields of legal regulation of IP, ITy, advertising and media he has earned the trust of world-renowned brands such as Starbucks and About Baltic Underwear. His clients also include Dokobit,  Sportland and others. The solid experience of the law firm’s lawyer also plays an important role in the development of the regulatory environment – Čekanavičius was actively involved in the drafting of the Law on Public Information and the Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights, and has solid academic experience.  

“I am thrilled about the expansion of our partnership team at the law firm, which has increased by over one-third in the pastfive years. It’s likely that Ellex boasts the quickest growing  team of partners in the industry. For me personally, it is very important that this growth is strongly balanced – we are growing from both welcoming new talents from outside and nurturing the talents we already have within our organization.  Both Junevičius and Čekanavičius have been with the law firm for a number of years. They have earned the trust of clients and the appreciation of colleagues, so this change is very organic, anticipated and gratifying for the entire team of partners,” says Rolandas Valiūnas, Managing Partner of Ellex Valiunas. 

Ellex Valiunas is part of Ellex, a circle of law firms operating throughout the Baltic region. The law firm has over 110 lawyers, including 27 partners, in Lithuania and over 215 lawyers, including 51 partners, in all three Baltic states. The team of lawyers and business support professionals in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia totals 270 professionals and has been the largest law firm in the Baltics for a number of years. 

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Dr. Ąžuolas Čekanavičius
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