LEGAL500: AVERUS continues to maintain first-rate reputation in the transport practice area in Lithuania
2022 / 04 / 14

The world’s leading legal directory The Legal 500 has announced annual rankings of the best law firms in Lithuania. AVERUS has been keeping leadership in the transport arena in Lithuania since 2016. The company was also recognized in labour law, real estate and dispute resolution.

“AVERUS enjoys Tier 1 position in the transport law arena; it has been active in matters arising from the crisis the aviation sector faced as a result of Covid-19. Also notable is that the team has handled insurance and compensation claims in the maritime sector, as well as advising on public procurement issues surrounding the rail and shipping sectors” - quotes the Legal500 directory.

The transport practice is jointly led by Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė in Klaipėda and Vilnius-based managing partner Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė, who is a leading name in the aviation sector. Clients also benefit from the expertise of senior associates Greta Motiejuniene, who primarily focuses on bankruptcy law, and Ignas Kerbelis, who specializes in shipping disputes. Both are awarded a Rising Star.

“The last year was full of ups and downs, marked with airline insolvencies and the record of new airlines launches. During this challenging period, we advised Heston Aviation on establishing a new start-up airline, forming an alliance with one of the major aircraft lessors and signing the first aircraft leases. Also advised a major creditor on Avion Express insolvency and restructuring case”, –said Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė, AVERUS managing partner and aviation practice lead.

Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė, the head of the shipping practice, enjoys The Hall of Fame alley. The award highlights the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession having received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence. The criteria for entry is to have been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. 

“It was a challenging, yet inspiring year:  we have faced a switch in business models, supply chains and logistics routes. We’ve searched for solutions together. The team’s resilience, focus and flexibility to handle pandemic uncertainties lies as a core foundation for both our personal and business growth“, – said Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė, AVERUS partner.  

Clients' testimonials emphasized AVERUS's expertise in niche practice areas, such as aircraft leases, aircraft deliveries, ship arrests, as well as great overall client experience. 

The ranking also noticed AVERUS's achievements in labour law - with the partner Jurgita Venckute as the head of the practice; as well as in real estate, run by the partner Lina Šimė. 


AVERUS is a business law firm with headquarters in Vilnius and Klaipėda. International Legal500 rankings have recognized AVERUS's achievements in aviation, shipping and transport practice areas, as well as dispute resolution and real estate since 2016.

About „Legal 500“ 

„Legal 500“ is the world’s leading directory, providing credible legal rankings for 35 years. The ranking is conducted annually, providing a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically; experience and depth of teams; specialisms and ancillary services; and, importantly, opinions of law firms’ clients – each year, The Legal 500 series contacts over 300,000 clients globally to obtain feedback on which law firms meet the criteria required by today’s in-house counsel and business leaders. All of this is used to benchmark each law firm versus competitors in the specific practice area.


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