April 14, 2011
3rd Economics Conference: IS SECURITY TOO EXPENSIVE?
Mankind’s dependence on energy and information is ever growing. Just as elsewhere in the world, energy carriers, energy transport and data communication have become common topics of discussion in Estonia over the last few years. The state, energy and telecommunications companies are planning their strategies and investments – a new nuclear power station, new oil shale technologies, an LNG terminal, new electricity and gas pipelines, a comprehensive fibre-optic data communication network and 4G mobile network, to name just a few. Companies should be more aware of those issues, for supply security and price are key factors in the planning and management of any business. This year’s Big Issue conference will look at the main concerns of businesses related to energy and information as well as at today’s and tomorrow’s solutions to current problems.
April 13, 2011
Vilius Bernatonis co-opted on to the Committee of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Vilius Bernatonis, partner at TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, was co-opted on to the Committee of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in a committee meeting in Paris on April 9, 2011.
Along with congratulations, Mr. Stuart Ness, head of European branch of CIArb, expressed his gratitude to Mr. Bernatonis for the active support given to the arbitration community in the Baltic Region, the last case being the seminar in international commercial arbitration, organised in Vilnius this March.
This formal acknowledgement also underlines the successful lodgement of commercial arbitration as a method of regulation of business conflicts in the Baltics.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for the development of arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution at all levels. The Institute was founded in 1915 and now has over 12,000 members in more than 100 countries and it is a not-for-profit charity, which works in the public interest through its international network of more than 30 Branches and Chapters.
April 13, 2011
Andra Rubene participated in a discussion on EU and labor market at RGSL
12 April, 2011, Riga, Latvia
TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE senior associate Andra Rubene participated in an open discussion on EU and labor market: supply and demand. The aim of the open discussion in Riga Graduate School of Law was to create a dialogue between students and business people about theory and practice, conditions and competition in the challenging but also demanding world of business and the labor market in general.
April 12, 2011
TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE shortlisted for Baltic Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE has been shortlisted for Baltic Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year Award by the International Tax Review magazine as a part of it’s European Tax Awards 2011. The awards will go to the firms that demonstrate examples of the most innovative client work in Europe in 2010. Shortlists were compiled based on the submissions and research done by the International tax Review journalists, and the winners will be chosen after a poll of international tax executives.
The winners announcements and Award ceremony will take place in London on May 18.
For more than 20 years, International Tax Review is providing comprehensive international news, opinions, guides to innovative deals, surveys, international updates and interviews with leading tax directors and officials from around the world for corporate tax directors, policymakers and practitioners.
April 10, 2011
Lidings unveils innovative new remuneration policy for senior associates
Lidings has developed and introduced remuneration policy for senior associates including a new bonus and reward package.
In a move directly aimed at recruiting highly qualified lawyers to meet ever growing international client demand, senior associates will now be rewarded on the basis of new business development, as well as billable hours.
April 4, 2011
To access a pdf copy of the March edition of our real estate newsletter, Quarter Day, please click on the following document link.
Fladgate LLP Quarter Day March 2011.pdf
April 3, 2011
The Legal 500 continues to recommend Lidings in the key practice areas
Recognized in 2010 as the foreign business advisory law firm of the year in Russia, Lidings continues to strengthen its positions in the leading international directory The Legal 500.
This year Lidings has been once again recognized by international directory The Legal 500 for its expertise in two key practice areas – corporate and M&A and dispute resolution along with such law firms as PricewaterhouseCoopers CIS Law Offices, Jones Day, Vinson & Elkins, Mannheimer Swartling, Orrick, Noerr, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Currently Lidings advises more than 140 foreign companies from 24 countries, being the only Russian law firm focused on providing legal services to foreign business.
March 31, 2011
Ugur Boyacioglu which has headed Lidings’ Turkish Desk for the past four years has joined Lidings as a Partner.
Mr. Boyacioglu graduated from Istanbul University with a L.L.M. degree in Public Law and is also admitted with Istanbul Bar Association.
Prior to becoming the Head of the Turkish Desk in 2007 Ugur Boyacioglu has been a practicing advocate in Turkish law representing interests of local as well, as foreign companies in such key sectors including construction, banking, retail, energy, manufacturing and logistics.
March 29, 2011
n 26 March, a one-day training course in commercial arbitration was held at the Narutis Hotel in Vilnius. Mr. William B. McLaughlin, FCIArb, and Ms. Yulia S Chernykh, FCIArb led the course. Mr. Stuart Ness, the Training Course Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators European branch, was also present.
The course was organised jointly by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. Mr. Vilius Bernatonis, head of the Baltic States branch of CIArb and partner at TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, noted on the occasion: “The commercial arbitration as a method of regulation of business conflicts is gaining recognition in the Baltics. This was a milestone event, as for the first time in our region the attendees were given an opportunity of becoming Associates of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The fact that commercial arbitration is a truly universal method, not limited to one practice, was once again underlined by the much appreciated sponsorship of the event by the law firms Sorainen and Glimsted.”
March 23, 2011
On 21 March, attorney-at-law Neringa Gražinytė joined our team as a new associate partner with TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. She has been entrusted to head the General Commercial Practice Group at Vilnius office.
In 2005-2010, Neringa was a lawyer and associate partner with the law firm Sutkienė, Pilkauskas & Partners, later a lawyer and member of the Board of Directors of UAB Pohjola Finance.
Neringa Gražinytė graduated with a law degree from Vytautas Magnus University and University of Zurich (Switzerland). She is a member of the Lithuanian Bar Association. Neringa Gražinytė specialises in environment law, banking and finance, insurance, energy and infrastructure projects, corporate and commercial, trademarks, intellectual property, IT and telecom, media and sports.