On 31 July, attorney-at-law and partner Ignas Dargužas boasting a vast dispute resolution experience joined Law Firm JUREX. Attorney-at-law Olga Siomina and several other lawyers have also joined the team. This is a major expansion step of JUREX over the past several years.
Mr Dargužas will be the fifth partner in the law firm’s team consisting of twenty lawyers. He will specialise in companies law, with a major focus on issues such as shareholder disputes, manager liability and unfair competition cases, and contractual, contractor relation and financial disputes.
‘Ignas will further strengthen our team and contribute to our business dispute resolution and prevention practices. His extensive professional experience and expertise will be beneficial to our team as a whole as we engage in the resolution of legal controversies for businesses and offer outstanding quality services in the field of business disputes. We are very well familiar with Ignas’ litigation ethics and we are therefore convinced that he, as a member of our team, will help us to implement, in a targeted manner, our professional mission – the propagation of the litigation culture in Lithuania,’ said Jurgita Judickienė, managing partner of the business dispute Law Firm JUREX.
Prior to joining JUREX, Mr Dargužas worked for Law Firm Sorainen for three years; he started his legal practice in 2005. In the course of his professional career, he represented and advised a number of banks and other financial institutions, including Nordea, Snoras, Ūkio Bankas and Sampo Lizingas, petroleum industry companies Ventus-Nafta and Klaipėdos Nafta, the global tobacco sector leader Philip Morris, the European PET industry leader Neo Group, the main contractor of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant Nukem Technologies as well as BLRT Grupp, Borjomi, Pieno Žvaigždės and many others. The total amount of claims lodged in court disputes in which Mr Dargužas represented client interests last year alone exceeded EUR 700 million.
‘I am delighted to join this highly professional law firm with an impeccable reputation. In cooperation with my colleagues, I will develop the dispute resolution practices of JUREX and ensure the provision of effective, premium quality legal services to clients,’ said Mr Dargužas.
Attorney-at-law Olga Siomina, who also joined the team recently, has a thirteen-year professional experience and will strengthen the law firm’s litigation practices and provide dispute prevention solutions in fields such as company management, construction and real estate, transport and insurance disputes, and unfair competition.
JUREX is the only specialised business disputes law firm in Lithuania, which has been ranked among Lithuania’s best litigators by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for several consecutive years. The law firm, which has been an active market participant for over a decade now, has been rapidly growing in the past few years. The winning by an insurance company against DFDS, one of the largest forwarding and logistics groups in Northern Europe, of a case for compensation for damages worth EUR 60 million and the winning in the construction case worth EUR 3 million of Vichy Aqua Park have become the major professional achievements of the law firm.