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04
2016

FORT team has great success in Chambers Europe 2016 ranking

On 27, 04 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Sandis Bertaitis

Chambers and Partners have been ranking lawyers since 1990 and now cover 185 jurisdictions. Chambers Europe 2016 ranking of the best law firms in European region has been released in April. FORT is named among the leading law firms in the region, given a high evaluation of its work and achievements in many practice areas, including corporate and commercial, banking and finance, real estate, employment and dispute resolution.

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04
2016

FORT Vilnius received great ratings from Legal500

On 21, 04 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

As each year one of the most important international legal rankings directory The Legal 500 has published the rankings of Lithuanian law firms as well as lawyers. FORT Vilnius was named among the leading firms in real estate, banking and finance, corporate law and M&A, dispute resolution, the European Union and competition law and intellectual property law. Read more…

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04
2016

On 14 April 2016 the European Parliament finally approves the EU General Data Protection Regulation

On 19, 04 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

On 14 April 2016 the European Parliament officially and finally approved the General Data Protection Regulation (also known as the GDPR). The New Regulation will enter into force within 2 years after its publication in the EU Official Journal, i.e. it will be directly applicable in the Member States starting April-May 2018. The personal data controllers will have 24 months to implement requirements established in the Regulation. Read more…

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04
2016

FORT Vilnius has represented Capital Mill which led the acquisition of Dobrovolė logistics centre in Vilnius

On 11, 04 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

Capital Mill, one of the leading private real estate investment management companies in the Baltics, led the acquisition of a fully let cash-flow generating Dobrovolė logistics centre in Vilnius. Dobrovolė logistics centre comprises a gross area of 10,415 sq.m and is located close to a transport corridor Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipėda/ the main road leading to Poland. The main tenant is one of the biggest retailers in the Baltics.

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04
2016

FORT Vilnius has assisted in transaction regarding the sale of Neptūno Vandenys shares to Coca-Cola HBC Lietuva

On 05, 04 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

FORT Vilnius has recently advised minority shareholder of UAB Neptūno Vandenys in closing of transaction, where Coca-Cola HBC Lietuva acquired all shares in UAB Neptūno Vandenys.

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03
2016

Leading Estonian competition law expert Rene Frolov joins FORT

On 31, 03 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Rene Frolov joins the partnership of FORT Law Offices as Head of Competition in Estonia

Rene is a leading expert of Estonian competition law with more than 10 years of experience in the field. His specialism is in antitrust (cartel and dominance) investigations before the Estonian Competition Authority, competition compliance in both regulated or non-regulated industries and complex merger work. Over the years, Rene has been involved in a number of landmark cases, such as the ‘milk-cartel’ and ‘vodka-cartel’ cases that ended successfully for his clients. Recently Rene helped Eesti Post to secure a positive court ruling in a rare civil suit against allegations of abuse of dominance. Rene has also advised both private and public sector clients on application of EU State aid rules, e.g. represented them before the European Commission.

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03
2016

FORT advised EfTEN Kinnisvarafond II in acquisition of shopping centre Magistral

On 31, 03 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

FORT advised another significant commercial real estate transaction, whereby EfTEN Kinnisvarafond II acquired the shopping centre Magistral for 24 million euros from Citycon.

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03
2016

FORT has advised Digital Mind, one of the leading business technology experts and change management partners in the Baltics, on the acquisition of a business unit from Nortal – the largest Estonia based IT company

On 30, 03 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

FORT ensured full legal support including legal due diligence and assistance in establishing the local partnership, drafting purchase agreement and other transaction documentation. Our team was led by partner Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff, other experts involved in the project were Margus Kõiva and Veronika Selge from our Tallinn office and Ramona Miglane from our Riga office.

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03
2016

The Supreme Court of Lithuania will solve a case involving unprecedented legal questions with respect to the due process of arbitration

On 29, 03 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

The Supreme Court of Lithuania has accepted the cassation appeal prepared by FORT Vilnius regarding legal questions whether arbitration process could be considered as due process, where the founders and management of the arbitration institution represent one of the parties to the arbitration case. According to the cassator, any external objective observer would reasonably have apprehensions with respect to the due process, which is organised by one of the parties to a dispute or their legal advisors.

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03
2016

Attorney at law Andrius Bambalas attended 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna

On 24, 03 2016 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is the biggest and the most popular moot competition in the world, which each year takes place in Vienna (Austria) and Hong Kong. On 18-24 March 2016 the 23rd competition took place in Vienna, where students solved a problem for the moot and presented oral arguments on behalf of the claimant and the respondent. Read more…