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International recognition

16 Apr 2020

We're proud to announce that the law firm  and its lawyers have been ranked as “Top tier firm”, “Leading Lawyer” and “Next Generation Lawyer” by Legal 500 EMEA for 4 years in a row.
Šulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius was once again recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA as a top tier (second tier) firm in the Shipping and Transport practice area. Legal 500 editorial team pointed out that our law firm “has a predominantly international client base, which includes foreign companies and international private investors. It acts on the acquisition and leasing of private and commercial aircraft. In addition, international aviation finance transactions are another mainstay of the practice”. TheManaging Partner Dr Gintautas Šulija was separately ranked as a leading practitioner in Lithuania, renowned for his legal experience on aviation matters. Senior Associate Eduard Plesak was once again ranked by Legal 500 as the “Next Generation Lawyer”.
The Legal 500 EMEA has acknowledged our experience in aviation. In 2019, our law firm had significant cases, which were also mentioned by the Legal 500 EMEA:
  • Supporting a subsidiary of VTB Leasing on sale and lease back transaction of two full flight simulators.
  • Advising a Columbian airline in subleasing three Airbus 320 aircraft to a Lithuanian airline.
  • Advising a subsidiary of one of the largest Russian banks on a $1.4m insurance dispute with the insurer over the damages caused to an aircraft engine.
Legal 500 EMEA has published the following testimonials of our clients: 
Šulija & Partners Law Firm Vilnius has unique experience of the aviation market. We have worked with the firm on multimillion aviation transactions recently, and it handled all the matters very professionally. It consistently provides top-quality services.
This is the strongest practice of the law firm, as they are very-well known in Lithuania as one of the best experts on aviation and related matters in Lithuania. The firm stands out in that clients have a direct contact with the partners of the law firm, who personally handle most of the matters entrusted to the law firm. The firm manages expectations brilliantly, great for handling regulatory issues and for supporting transactions with business partners.”
The firm has rich aviation expertise, probably the best in Lithuania. It handles a number of matters, including aircraft leases, purchases, financing, mortgaging assets, etc. The lawyers have deep understanding of English and New York laws, which is customarily used for aircraft finance transactions.”
We worked with Gintautas Sulija and were satisfied with his knowledge of Lithuanian law and asset finance structures. He is very attentive to details, which is good for a lawyer, responds quickly and in time. The deal lasted for a few months, and Gintautas successfully supported us throughout this period.”
I have worked with many lawyers over the decades in all three countries, but have never been as happy with a company as with this one for over a dozen years now. It seems to always be dedicated to the ideal of excellence in the sense of telling the client what are the possible outcomes of any choice, and then pursuing that choice with passion in the client’s interests. There is never an attempt to stretch anything out, or to achieve less than the best possible result for the client. There is a deep intellectual honesty that translates into many other virtues. If not for Sulija and Co, I am quite sure I would have left Lithuania years ago.”
Gintautas Šulija is strongly recommended as an aviation law expert. He assists us with our day-to-day operation and provides excellent, precise and quick advice. I would also point out Vytautas Šulija is particularly helpful in litigation matters. Eduard Plešak is also recommended as a diligent lawyer with attention to details.”
We work with Dr Gintautas Šulija, Dr Vytautas Šulija and Eduard Plešak. They are all great lawyers, very professional and provide most efficient service. Dr Gintautas Šulija, Partners of the law firm, is renowned for his experience in aviation and general corporate matters. In particular, he is great for drafting the most complicated contracts in the most high-value transactions. Eduard Plešak is recommended for basically same reasons. Dr Vytautas Šulija, also a Partner at the firm, is an eminent litigator.”
Gintautas Šulija is one of the leading lawyers in Lithuania for aviation finance matters. He is 24/7 available and provides excellent, precise and quick advice with special attention to the details and possible legal and even commercial risks involved. I would also recommend Eduard Plešak, who is particularly helpful on regulatory matters and liaising with state authorities.”
The firm was also ranked as a top tier firm in the Dispute Resolution practice area in Lithuania. The head of the law firm’s Dispute Resolution practice group Dr Vytautas Šulija was noted by the Legal 500 researchers for his substantial work on acting in high-profile cases, which recently included representing of a foreign mass media enterprise in challenging the ban on the website in Lithuania due to an alleged copyright infringement of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television.

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