This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2012
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Firm of the Year – Latvia, Lithuania
Our research identifies LAWIN as one of the leading firms in the Baltics. Winner of the Law Firm of the Year award for both Latvia and Lithuania, the “first-rate” expertise it offers to clients cannot be disputed. We recognise professionals from the firm in five different practice areas.
|TOTAL LAWYERS LISTED IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 19|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Competition||2||Oil & Gas||5|
One of the LAWIN’s key strengths is its corporate practice. Clients include Goodyear Dunlop Tires Group and its Estonian subsidiary Goodyear Dunlop Tires Baltic, which the firm advised on the establishment of branch offices in Latvia and Lithuania to improve the corporate governance structure of the company. The firm also advised Siemens Group on various corporate governance issues related to Siemens Baltic subsidiaries. Seven lawyers feature in the M&A chapter ,and from this group four boost their credentials with an appearance in the corporate governance section.
The four that appear in multiple chapters include the “highly regarded” Peeter Lepik, managing partner of the firm he is based in the Estonia office. The “talented” Raymond Slaidins is head of the firm’s Latvia corporate and M&A practice group and Rolandas Valiunas is the managing partner of LAWIN’s Vilnius office. Filips Kl¸avin¸š is a “leading name” in the industry. Managing partner of the Riga office, as well as being a recognised name for M&A and corporate governance, he is also lauded for his oil and gas practice.
Joining Kl¸avin¸š in the oil and gas chapter are an additional four practitioners. In Vilnius, Jaunius Gumbis is respected figure and Dovile˙ Greblikiene˙ receives praise for her knowledge of the energy sector. Estonia-based Martin Simovart is credited for the strength of his “technical ability”, and in Riga Ivars Slokenbergs is also commended for his practice.
LAWIN achieves further recognition in the arbitration and competition chapters, earning a “very strong reputation” internationally, with many peers referring to it as their “firm of choice” in Eastern Europe.
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