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Lawyers say there has been an unsurprising stagnation in business due to the war in Ukraine, but th rapid digitalisation of business, leading to rapid growth in digital media, remains the dominant trend in Lithuania.
National industry developments also include growth in advertising, gaming and production segements. Among significant develpments, lawyers highlight new restrictions on advertising in the field of medical services used in media.
Aurelija Rutkauskaite, Trinit, explained: “This topic has become particularly topical since the supervisory authority launched a large-scale monitoring of the media channels used by the medical clinics and subsequent investigations in
this area. Our top client here is one of Lithuanias biggest private clinics.”
The legal market has been active advising on challenges resulting from the relocation of game companies from third countries, as well as advising on the commercialisation of games and the protection of IP rights and strategies.
The legal market structure in Lithuania remains stable and reliable, with only one structural change to the rankings as Vilgerts rises to Tier 2.
Ellex has a long-standing focus on the media and entertainment industries. Known for its high profile client base, the firm handles complex commercial disputes, advises on non-competition agreements and assists with the sale of television and radio stations. The firm’s work involves advice on IP and IT law. In highlighted work, the team represented leading Lithuanian basketball players in a complex multi-jurisdictional dispute.
Sorainen handles a full spectrum of matters connected with media sector cases, inducing tax and IT services, project financing and employment matters. The firm has more than a decade of experience that includes media-related dispute resolution, arbitration and advice on data protection. The firm is appointed by leading media companies including Google, Skype, Modern Times Group and Nordic Gaming.
TGS Baltic has high market visibility, matched by its extensive experience. The team advises on licensing, regulation, advertising and intellectual property related to broadcasting. In representative work, the firm assisted a leading international entertainment broadcasting group with one of the biggest disputes over the alleged infringement of authors’ rights in Lithuania. In other work the team advised the BBC on a multi-million film finance project.
The Triniti Jurex team advises broadcasting organisations, content creators, journalists and producers on licensing, regulation, advertising and IP-related matters. Trusted as a legal advisor of various e-platforms for entertainment, the Triniti Jurex team’s work is closely related to data protection and privacy. The firm’s media lawyers handle data protection, IT & telecoms, IP, media and competition law, as well as dispute resolution.
Cobalt has vast involvement in regulatory aspects of media sector cases. The team advises on regulatory frameworks of electronic communications and broadcasting. Lawyers also assist with copyright, privacy, licensing and data protection. The firm has 15 years of experience advising high-profile clients. The firm’s clients include radio, television and print media companies.
Glimstedt assists media and telecoms operators with online defamation, advertising and e-commerce. The team drafts privacy policies, internal corporate documentation relation to technology, data protection and planning strategies. Other areas of work include advice on juridical and extra-judicial settlements of disputes. The team handles cross-border regulatory issues and acts for institutional investors.
Primus is active in multiple cases relating to broadcasting. The firm is appointed by a number of Estonian radio and television broadcasting companies in relation to licensing, operation of stations, intellectual property matters and dispute resolution. The team acted for Estonian cable operator Starman in negotiations with television network operator Levira. The case involved the establishment of a digital terrestrial television network.
AAA Law’s media work stems from its focus on intellectual property and technology. The team in its work on intellectual property management and protection, advice on author’s rights and defense of breached rights. The team also handles online disputes, data protection and the regulation of e-commerce and electronic advertising.
The media and communications team at Eversheds Saladžius advises on national and EU regulatory compliance and notably on convergence in telecommunications, broadcasting and online segments. Clients include a US-based data communications distributor and a British television quiz producer.
Karnickas & Partners
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