National leader Algirdas Miškinis

Head of Tax and Legal departament

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Our legal advisory department consults local and international clients in the fields of civil and commercial law. Our primary fields of activity include company law, securities law, competition law, labour law, public procurement law, civil proceedings, etc.

We have long been a trusted legal adviser to public interest entities and privately held companies operating in different industries and business sectors. With an in-house support from our tax, financial and audit departments, offices in all three Baltic States and Grant Thornton family members in over 100 countries, we render professional and comprehensive legal services to local, regional as well as international clients. Whether it’s a simple one-time transaction or a complex cross-border restructuring, we commit to our client’s needs always in a way that would guarantee the most efficient and beneficial results.

Believing that the quality of advice is best assured by fully understanding the principal business drivers of the company we provide our services to, we seek to establish a long-term relationships with our clients – to be a reliable partner in client’s day-to-day management and strategic decision-making delivering legal opinions and solutions, drafting necessary documents, uncovering potential opportunities or risks and driving the business to innovation and optimization. Our mission is to contribute to the growth of the company we are trusted to advise.

The legal department of Grant Thornton Baltic holds expertise in all matters related to civil law. Our primary practice areas include corporate and commercial advisory, handling contractual and non-contractual relations, mergers & acquisitions and business restructuring. Specialists of Grant Thornton Baltic are also trained advisers in EU law and competition law, they have comprehensive knowledge about public procurements and administrative law matters and deal on a daily-basis with issues under employment law. 

When trusted with delicate business ideas or commercial projects, we make available our key insights and experience to tailor best solutions to client’s legal efforts.

The integration of markets, free movement of goods, capital and people and advances in technology have created faster, easier and cheaper ways to do business. However, the revealed opportunities are often hindered by problems inherent in highly regulated markets, changes in legislation, competitive pressure from market players and multi-sided legal relations. The key to success, applicable as a general rule in many areas of activity, frequently lies in efficiently adapting to the surrounding environment, inter alia also to the legal environment.  

Every business is as successful and sustainable as is the legal framework it has been founded on. Getting it right the first time and building a strong regulated setting for company’s economic activities is essential for any emerging start-up or expanding market player. Grant Thornton Baltic can provide valuable assistance in finding the right means – e.g. deciding on the appropriate legal structure for the enterprise, drafting foundation acts and appropriate company by-laws, establishing strong relations with suppliers and partners, writing service or sale agreements, protecting company’s intellectual property, minimizing liabilities in front of consumers and transaction parties and ensuring compliance with market regulations, taxation and accounting principles.

Furthermore, Grant Thornton Baltic contributes to the operating companies’ efforts to increase their value to the stakeholders and enhance their performance. Such objectives may be achieved through various strategies: e.g. by relying on the organic growth of the company (introducing new products, opening new outlets, expanding to new markets), establishing cooperation agreements (joint ventures, franchises, technology transfers, research projects, production agreements), initiating takeovers and mergers or by optimizing current business models and minimizing risks (transfer of assets, group restructuring). Whatever the chosen strategies are, this is what we at Grant Thornton Baltic do best. With the backing from our financial advisers and tax experts, we rationalize our client’s best options and provide professional legal advice on the full range of corporate matters.

Our expertise will not fall short also when it comes to withdrawing from the market or winding-up the business. We provide a sophisticated exit strategy that retains the value of the company in the best way possible under the circumstances.

 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about how we can help, please contact us.