Law firm AVERUS welcomes two new partners onboard
2019 / 10 / 02

Today two new partners and a lawyer have joined the firm, they will extend the firms employment & corporate and banking & finance practices.

The new Averus partner Jurgita Venckutė is an acknowledged employment and migration law expert. She also has extensive experience in advising clients on corporate law matters with solid litigation know-how. Before joining Averus  J.Venckutė  ran her own law firm and before that she led the regional employment law practice at Sorainen.

"We see an increased demand for employment and corporate advice by Averus clients and in business sectors, in which the firm is active. We expect a good synergy in offering specialized advice“, – says the new partner Jurgita Venckutė. A lawyer  Monika Griškutė is joining the firms employment practice together with the new partners.

New partners will strengthen two of the firm’s practices

With the arrival of new associate partner Lina Taletavičiūtė-Misiūnienė Averus will start offering the clients banking & finance legal advice. Lina Taletavičiūtė-Misiūnienė has more than 10 years experience in the field. Before joining Averus, she was practicing in Cobalt and other Lithuanian law firms. Lina’s main specialisations are leasing, factoring, traditional & non - traditional financing and banking.

Availability of external financing sources is very good these days and this naturally creates an increased demand for legal services in financing transactions. "The current economic situation allows me to expect smooth development of Averus banking and finance practice“, – shares the new Averus associate partner Lina Taletavičiūtė-Misiūnienė. Her experience in banking and finance will also add substantial value to the firm’s Aviation transactional practice.

Averus Klaipėda office partner Raimondas Kivylius has commented that after the recent arrival of two new partners with strong backgrounds in finance, employment and corporate law, Averus becomes an unrivalled leader in western Lithuania.

Turning point in the legal services market – boutique law firms gain stronger position

Averus Vilnius office partner Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė notices, that the firms growth is a natural consequence of the recent changes in the legal services market in Lithuania.

"The fragmentation of the major law firms in autumn of 2018 has materially changed the legal market structure which was steady for more than 20 years. The middle size specialised boutique law firms areflourishing now. A new generation of strong experts has grown in Lithuania and belonging to founder-owned law firm corporations is not an attractive career option to experienced lawyers anymore “, – she notes.

According to her, the clients including the major corporations, are increasingly choosing a specialised law expert and the importance of a law firms’ brand is diminishing.

"Smaller law firms are often more efficient, which is making the decision for the business sectors, where speed is a deciding factor “, – says Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė.

Averus Klaipėdos office partner Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė shares the view that the specialised boutique law firms are more attractive for the experienced lawyers due to a different business model.

"In our firm it is usual that lawyers are free to manage their working hours and workload. The firm’s profit is shared not only among the partners but also the firm’s senior lawyers are substantially participating in the firms profit share. Our senior lawyers avoid the long career tunnels which are usual for the corporation type law firms. A good atmosphere these days is no less important than a motivational reward - this business model has been successful for us, for a decade “, – comments partner Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė.

Averus is a business law firm having its offices in Vilnius and Klaipėda. The firm has 19 employees. Prominent international law firms ranking "Legal 500“ has acknowledged Averus as a top tier law firm in Lithuania in aviation, shipping, transport, business litigation and real estate practice areas.

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