During the Annual General Meeting, Lithuania’s managing partner Vilius Bernatonis was elected as Chair of the Board. Vilius takes on the role from his Estonian counterpart Martin Tamme, who headed the Board since 2018. Apart from the Chair, Estonian partners Kadri Kallas and Leonid Tolstov, Latvia’s Managing partner Ivars Grunte and partner Andra Rubene and Lithuania’s Executive partner Marius Matonis were appointed as Board members.
The incoming Chair Vilius Bernatonis is an internationally recognised expert with over 20 years of legal experience mainly in the Energy and Finance sectors, who also holds a Global Executive MBA from IESE, the leading business school worldwide according to the Financial Times. The newly appointed Chair elected for a two-year mandate says his focus will rely on two main areas: regional integration and reinforcement of a business-oriented approach.
"The ability to provide comprehensive legal services in all Baltic countries is a benefit for a client allowing to receive all types of legal services from one hand, to save money and time as well as to better manage risks. However, to ensure the highest possible quality of services, it is essential to enable a sharing culture within the organization, allowing an exchange of best legal practices, markets insights and client feedback. Another priority of ours is providing highly business-centric services. The most innovative solutions we have come up with over the past years, as well as the key victories of our clients, are related precisely to that unconventional approach going beyond the legal, thus this is definitely the direction to go”, - says Vilius Bernatonis.