Lithuanian transport and litigation expert Laura Cereskaite-Kinciuviene has left Sorainen to join Averus as a Partner in the firm’s Transport and Shipping Practice, beginning on October 1, 2015.
Cereskaite-Kinciuviene has been a Senior Associate in Sorainen’s Vilnius office for the past 7 years, and headed the firm’s Transport sector group. She is experienced in advising aviation sector clients on aircraft acquisition, lease, maintenance, and related disputes, and she has also advised airports on infrastructure and route development projects. She also has more than 10 years of experience representing clients before courts and in arbitration.
Cereskaite-Kinciuviene graduated from the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, and began her professional career with Roedl & Partner in 2005. In July 2007 she joined the AGP law firm, and a year later jumped to Sorainen, where she stayed until this recent move.
Averus Partner Povilas Karlonas explained that, “we feel strong demand from the transport and aviation sector clients for specialised advice. Laura Cereskaite-Kinciuviene is a great professional and recognised expert in the market, so we are truly happy that she decided to join our team. Transport sector is very specific and Laura’ advice is really necessary for our clients acting in Vilnius and Klaipeda."
According to Cereskaite-Kinciuviene, the move represents a special opportunity for everyone involved. “I would dare to say that with Averus’ leading positions in maritime law and my input from aviation and road transport we will achieve a unique synergy in the legal market,” she said. “Averus — with its offices in Vilnius and Klaipeda and its solid team of experienced lawyers — will be able to serve clients of all transport modes and offer a wide range of services. We feel that the market was lacking such consolidated expertise. I am glad to be joining a firm with which I share views and values in terms of client-care, service quality, and team spirit.”
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