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About us

DOMINAS DERLING is a Lithuanian business law firm with over 20 years of international experience in high profile transactions and disputes. Our particular strength is reflected in our solid M&A track record and unique commercial arbitration experience. Our alliance partners are DERLING in Estonia and KRONBERGS ČUKSTE DERLING in Latvia.

Partners of the firm have been involved in many of the largest transactions and cases taking place in Lithuania since mid-‘90s and have made material contribution to the development of the Lithuanian legal practice.

We provide legal services on all aspects of Lithuanian business law. We place our particular emphasis on:


  • International transactional advise (M&A, IPO‘s, financing, other projects).


  • International commercial arbitration.


We are to create value in sophisticated projects and complicated disputes. While we provide legal assistance on routine matters as well we can add particular value when not everyone can help. Lawyers of the firm are graduates from the best universities of Europe and the world and constantly improve their qualifications at international trainings.

We aim to be prompt, responsive, friendly and flexible.

Since September 2016 DOMINAS DERLING is a member of Derling network of law firms which also includes DERLING in Estonia and KRONBERGS ČUKSTE DERLING in Latvia.


Others about us


IFRL1000 2016

"Gediminas Dominas is one of the top lawyers in Lithuania. He has a good commercial understanding, is empathetic, a brilliant lawyer and well connected."


Chambers EUROPE 2014

"Gediminas Dominas recently established Dominas & Partners. He is recognised for his broad range of expertise, which encompasses banking and financial services, M&A and arbitration."

"Dominas is recognised for his arbitration pedigree, and has added strength in banking, finance and M&A".

Chambers Global 2017

Gediminas Dominas is described Chambers Global as „a well-rounded, highly experienced practitioner who divides his time among M&A, banking and international arbitration matters. He recently acted on some landmark deals, representing Teo LT on its EUR220 million acquisition of Omnitel from Telia Company. Sources describe him as a "seasoned professional" who is "very responsive and has good understanding of business."

„Gediminas Dominas is one of the best-known litigators and arbitrators in Lithuania, as well as being an experienced banking and corporate lawyer. Sources praise his responsiveness and say he finds "what exactly is the core focus of any case."


The Legal 500 2016

“Gediminas Dominas handles a range of matters, including secured lending transactions, revolving loan facilities and bankruptcy cases. Clients laud the team for ‘demonstrating strong powers of communication and persuasion”.






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Our experience in M&A:

  • Advising the leading Lithuanian telecom TEO LT on Euro 220 million acquisition of the leading mobile operator Omnitel.
  • Advising owners on the first ever Lithuanian company K2 listing on NASDAQ First North Market.
  • Advising private equity fund Mid Europa private in the Euro 0,5 bn acquisition of the leading Lithuanian mobile operator.
  • Advising the Government of Lithuania in connection with the sale (privatisation) of the part of the Lithuanian gas company.
  • Advising a potential investor on its bid for the purchase of the Lithuanian oil refinery.
  • Acquisition of the Lithuanian alcohol producing company.
  • Acquisition and restructuring of one of the largest fertilizer factories in Lithuania, Lifosa AB.
  • Advising Swedish bank SEB in connection the acquisition of the largest Lithuanian private bank Vilniaus Bankas.
  • Sale of the Radisson SAS Hotel Astorija.
  • Acquisition of the Lithuanian Savings Bank – one of the largest commercial banks in Lithuania by Swedbank.
  • Acquisition of Lithuanian Shipping Company (LISCO) by Danish DFDS group.
  • Sale of the oil refinery, pipeline and offshore terminal.
  • Acquisition of the Lithuanian Agricultural Bank by a German bank.
  • Advising a group of investors on acquisition of Snoras Leasing company.
  • Advising MTV Networks on sale of its subsidiary in Lithuania.
  • Advising private equity fund in its acquisition projects in Lithuania.
  • Advising private equity fund Advent International in connection with attempted acquisition of pharma producer.
  • Advising ABB in connection with its various business acquisition in Lithuania.
  • Advising US investors in connection with the acquisition of Credit Cards payment processing company.
  • Advising retail fashion chain in spin off procedure.
  • Advising private shareholders in sale of one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler.


Examples of our experience in arbitration:

  • Chairman of the tribunal dealing with the dispute under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in excess of EUR 200 million.
  • Co-arbitrator in an international multiparty arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (London) with the amount of claims of around EUR 180 million.
  • Co-arbitrator in a construction dispute between a municipality and major construction company under Arbitration Rules of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA).
  • Co-arbitrator or chairman in more than thirty arbitration cases under Arbitration Rules of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA).
  • Co-counsel in ICSID cases.
  • Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration cases.
  • Counsel in a number of disputes under ICC, SCC, VCCA arbitration rules (relating to foreign investments, international sale of goods, construction, transportation, etc. cases).
  • Counsel in actions challenging Lithuanian award.
  • Counsel in proceedings for recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
  • Expert witness on matters of Lithuanian law before foreign courts and international tribunals.


Our experience in banking and finance:

  • Euro 320 million Eurobond issue to finance an acquisition of a mobile operator.
  • A number of sovereign Eurobond issues (around EUR 600 million each).
  • A number of acquisition finance facilities such as Nordea bank financing of the acquisition of a shopping centre.
  • EBRD financing EUR 35 million of the largest supermarket chain VP Market.
  • Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) numerous loan facilities in Lithuania.
  • IFC and EBRD financing of major Lithuanian fertilizer producer Lifosa.
  • A number of IPO‘s in Lithuania.
  • Advising a number of US and international financial institutions on their securities and derivative operations.
  • A number of GDR issues.


Our experience in capital markets:

  • Acting in the syndicate of advisors for Vilniaus Akropolis AB - a major Lithuanian real estate. developer and manager - in the preparation of an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares.
  • Advising Lifosa AB on its LTL 112 million share issue.
  • Advising the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania on the EUR 600 million Eurobond issue.
  • Advising Mazeikiu nafta oil refinery on Floating Rate Notes redemption.
  • Advising in a number of GDR issues.
  • Advising in connection with a number of tender offers.
  • Advising financial institutions on custody operations.


Experience in Real Estate:

  • Acquisition of the shopping centre Ausra in Utena.
  • Acquisition of the shopping centre BIG in Vilnius.
  • Vilniaus Akropolis AB - preparation of an initial public offering (IPO).
  • Sale and acquisition financing of Radisson SAS Astorija hotel.
  • Sale of Dobrovoles logistics terminal.
  • Financing of acquisition of the shopping centre Ausra in Utena.
  • Acquisition of building and rent to EU member state embassy.
  • Acquisition of office-commercial building and lease back to the owner.
  • Arbitration regarding sale-purchase of the shopping centre Gedimino 20, Vilnius.
  • Arbitration regarding sale-purchase of the commercial building of BMW centre in Vilnius.
  • Advising retailer Marks & Spencer in connection with the lease of the premises.


We are working in cooperation with Derling in Estonia and Kronbergs Čukste Derling in Latvia. Our offices are located in Vilnius, Riga, Tartu and Tallinn.


Advokatų kontora „Dominas Derling“ - naujos kartos tarptautinio verslo teisės kontora plečia savo paslaugų sritis:


  • Teismų ir komercinio arbitražo (tarptautinių) ginčų
  • Įmonių teisės ir įsigijimų
  • Nekilnojamojo turto
  • Mokestinių ginčų


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  • Galimybę savarankiškai dirbti įdomiuose ir sudėtinguose projektuose
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  • Konkurencingų pajamų perspektyvą



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