Donatas Zdanavičius

Donatas Zdanavičius

Of Counsel
Vilnius, Lithuania

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  • About

    Donatas Zdanavičius is a real estate, mergers, and acquisitions, and labor law expert with over 20 years of legal work experience. Clients choose Donatas Zdanavičius as their counsel in the most complex transactions, requiring negotiating skills, who has knowledge of both law and business and also offers unconventional solutions. Alongside with his legal practice, for a long time Donatas gave seminars for students at the Vilnius University Faculty of Law, has published a number of articles on relevant labor law topics in Lithuanian and foreign publications.

  • Major Projects
    • 28.02.2019

      TGS Baltic advised one of the world’s leading producers of scientific lasers Light Conversion

      TGS Baltic advised one of the world’s leading producers of scientific lasers Light Conversion, UAB on the sale of the real estate (a part of the structures previously acquired from AB Dvarčionių keramika, a company undergoing bankruptcy procedures) to a hi-tech company UAB Eksma.

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    • 14.02.2019

      TGS Baltic advised UAB XXT, controlled by UAB M.M.M. projektai

      TGS Baltic advised UAB XXT, controlled by UAB M.M.M. projektai, on selling the S7 office complex to Eastnine, a Swedish investment company. The transaction is a record transaction in the office real estate segment in the Baltic States and by far the largest acquisition of commercial real estate in recent years.

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    • 20.04.2018

      TGS Baltic represented KS Investicija in acquisition of Vilijos parkas

      TGS Baltic advised KS Investicija in conclusion and closing of the transaction of acquisition of 100 percent of shares in company Vilijos parkas, which controls a logistics center, from the commercial real estate development company Ogmios grupė.

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    • 05.07.2017

      TGS Baltic represented Baltcap Infrastructure Fund

      TGS Baltic represented BaltCap Infrastructure Fund (BInF) that signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Axis Technologies for developing a BInF-financed project – a biomass plant in Vilnius, near Gariūnai.

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    • Counselled AB Klaipėdos nafta

      Counselled AB Klaipėdos nafta, a state-owned company, in implementing the LNG terminal project that was developed to ensure security of natural gas supply and diversification of natural gas supply sources to Lithuania. The project was supported by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania as a project of economic significance to the state. Counseling involved advising on various construction, regulatory, corporate governance, and commercial issues.

    • Advised BAB bankas Snoras

      Advised BAB bankas Snoras on the sale of EUR 169.7 million Snoras loan portfolio to an international investor consortium composed of investment funds registered in Luxembourg and Deutsche Bank AG.

    • Advised Micro Matic

      Advised Micro Matic, a major manufacturer of beer dispensing systems worldwide, on the acquisition of a land plot and real estate premises in Kaunas.

    • Assisted the bankruptcy administrator UAB Valnetas

      Assisted the bankruptcy administrator UAB Valnetas, coordinated the work of legal team in selling BAB bankas SNORAS’ real estate property, the value of which at the beginning of provision of the services was over EUR 40 million and which consisted of more than 300 properties (commercial and residential premises, buildings, commercial and agricultural land plots, etc.).

    • Provided legal assistance to HCC International Insurance Company Plc.

      Provided legal assistance to HCC International Insurance Company Plc. in the underwriting process with regard to issuing the buyer’s warranty and indemnity insurance policy in one of the biggest M&A deals in Lithuania – investment by CPA 17 Pan-European Holding Coöperatief U.A. in UAB Baltic Retail Properties.

    • Represented BaltCap Infrastructure Fund

      Represented BaltCap Infrastructure Fund which acquired a 100% stake in a biomass plant development company and signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Axis Technologies for further development of a 48 MW biomass plant in Vilnius, near Gariūnai; provided BaltCap Infrastructure Fund with advice on transaction structuring, performed legal due diligence of the acquired company, drafted transaction documents and represented the client in multiple rounds of negotiations.

    • Advised UAB KS Investicija on the acquisition of 100 percent of shares in UAB Vilijos parkas

      Advised UAB KS Investicija in the conclusion and closing of the transaction on the acquisition of 100 percent of shares in UAB Vilijos parkas, which controls a logistics center, from the commercial real estate development company Ogmios grupė.

    • Advising UAB Ermitažas, UAB MMM projektai and other VP Market group companies

      Advising UAB Ermitažas, UAB MMM projektai and other VP Market group companies on real estate acquisition, development, construction, sales, and lease projects.

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Of Counsel, Attorney at Law, law firm TGS Baltic
    2016 – 2017
    Of Counsel, Attorney at Law, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
    2010 – 2016
    Associate Partner, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
    2009 – 2010
    Associate Partner, law firm Sutkienė, Pilkauskas ir partneriai
    2003 – 2009
    Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm Sutkienė, Pilkauskas ir partneriai
    2003
    Legal counsel for Lithuanian Centre of Exhibitions Litexpo
    2002 – 2010
    Associate professor and lecturer on labour law, Department of Labour Law, Faculty of Law, Vilnius University
    1998 – 2002
    Lawyer, law firm Praemissa (former Morison Bishop; Bishop and Robertson Chalmers)
    1997 – 1998
    State Insurance Supervisory Agency under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
    1996
    Notary Public Office No. 1 of the city of Vilnius

    Education

    2000
    International Business School at Vilnius University (qualification of an economist)
    1998
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law

    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Publications
    • Kolektyviniai darbo santykiai: kolektyvinė sutartis - Verslo žinios, 31 March 2006
    • Individualūs darbo santykiai: darbo sutarties nutraukimas - Verslo žinios, 24 March 2006
    • Individualūs darbo santykiai: darbo sutarties sudarymas - Verslo žinios, 17 March 2006
    • International Labour Law: Lithuania - Matthew Bender & CO, NY
    • Employee Involvement in Europe: Lithuania - Kluwer Law International
    • Employee Participation in Company Management (Labour Law in United Europe) - Conference material. Vilnius, 16–18 October 2003