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Giedrius Svidras

Associate

Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 251 4444; 251 4445

giedrius.svidras@tgsbaltic.com

Lithuanian, English

MAJOR PROJECTS

Prepared transaction documents for Lietuvos Energija on the acquisition of Eurakras and Tuuleenergia, which operate wind farms in Lithuania and Estonia respectively (2016);

Advised Fuchs Petrolub SE, an international lubricant manufacturer, on the acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants business in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (2015);

Advised the Scandinavian financial group Swedbank on the isseus of acquisition of Danske Bank personal banking business in Lithuania and Latvia and transfer of its services to Swedbank (2015);

Advised Coats plc, a world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies, on the sale of its business in Europe to the AURELIUS Group (2015);

Advised MCI Management, a Polish private equity investment company, on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Pigu.lt, a leading e-commerce company in the Baltic States (2015);

Advises UAB Valnetas, a bankruptcy administrator, in bankruptcy administration procedures of AB Ukio bankas (2014 - 2016);

Advises the largest Baltic wind farm developer 4energia on issues of zoning and infrastructure development of the wind farms, regulatory matters concerning sanitary protections zones, disputes with neighbours and acquisitions of the new wind farms (2013 – 2014 - 2016);

Assisted in counselling AB Ukio bankas in the sale of bank assets under the call options scheme to third parties with the total value of assets under call option exceeding EUR 160 million (2013).

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Advised Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in a dispute settlement procedure with the contractor who made claims to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant for exceeding of powers of its construction technical supervisor (2014);

Participated in representing a client in a tax dispute of over LTL 3 million (2014);

Participated in the performance of legal due diligence reviews of UAB Pigu, UAB 4energia, UAB Litagra, UAB EMP recycling and other companies (2013-2015);

Advises clients and drafts documents on other mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, commercial law, real estate and taxation issues.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Since 2017 associate at TGS Baltic (former TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • Since 2015 associate at TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
  • Since 2014 junior associate with TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
  • 2013 lawyer’s assistant at TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE

EDUCATION

  • 2015 Vilnius University, Faculty of Law (Master of Finance and tax law)