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October19, 2006

Three attorneys-at-law join Sorainen Law Offices

Three experienced business law specialists, attorneys-at-law Laimonas Skibarka, Tomas Milasauskas and Tomas Kontautas join Vilnius office of Sorainen Law Offices.

Laimonas Skibarka and Tomas Milasauskas join as partners and will contribute to developing and managing, respectively, the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the real estate practice groups of Sorainen Law Offices. Tomas Kontautas joins the firm as senior associate and will head the insurance practice group of Sorainen Law Offices in the Baltics. Earlier these lawyers worked for a long time with Law Firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas ir partneriai LAWIN.

“We are glad that these qualified and high regarded professionals decided to join our firm. We hope that they will contribute both to further successful development of Sorainen Law Offices and its management as well as provision of top quality legal services to our existing and future clients”, Kestutis Adamonis, partner at Sorainen Law Offices, commented.

“Joining of these professionals will add more strength to our team’s transactional capacity, since all three lawyers have strong experience and good reputation in consulting on major business transactions – and this is one of our top priority services”, Renata Berzanskiene, partner at Sorainen Law Offices, added.

Attorney-at-law Tomas Milasauskas is a specialist of real estate law. Tomas Milasauskas consulted various real estate investment funds and represented clients in majority of the largest real estate deals that took place in Lithuania during recent years. In 1999 Tomas Milasauskas obtained a master degree in law at the Law Faculty of Vilnius University and continued his studies in a number of different law programmes in Germany and USA. In 2001 Tomas Milasauskas earned a degree in economics at the Faculty of Economics of the International Business School of Vilnius University. In 1998-2002 he headed the legal department of UAB Hansa lizingas, and during 2002-2006 worked with Law Firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas ir partneriai LAWIN.

Attorney-at-law Laimonas Skibarka specialises in M&A and has assisted a number of companies in acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and restructurings. In 1999 Laimonas Skibarka obtained master degree in law at the Law Faculty of Vilnius University and continued his studies at the Central European University (Budapest), where he received LL.M. degree in international business law, and at the University of Toronto (2000). During 1997-2006 he worked with Law Firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas ir partneriai LAWIN (from January 2006 as an associate partner). During November 2005 – April 2006 Laimonas Skibarka was on secondment at the London office of Allen & Overy LLP, a major international law firm, where he participated in advising on international mergers and acquisitions.

Attorney-at-law Tomas Kontautas is one of the best known insurance and finance law experts in Lithuania. In 1999 Tomas Kontautas obtained master degree in law at the Law Faculty of Vilnius University, in 2002 – European Master in Law and Economics degree at the University of Rotterdam. In the beginning of 2006 he was preparing his doctoral thesis at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. During 1998-2003 he worked in the legal department of the State Insurance Supervisory Authority, in 2004 was the deputy chairman of the Insurance Supervisory Commission. During 2004- 2006 Tomas Kontautas continued his career at Law Firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas ir partneriai LAWIN. From 2002 he is teaching a course on insurance law at the Law Faculty of Vilnius University.

About Sorainen Law Offices
Sorainen Law Offices is the only fully integrated pan-Baltic law firm where lawyers in close
cooperation share know-how and provide services to clients throughout the Baltics. The first office of
Sorainen Law Offices was established in Tallinn in August 1995; in 1997 an office was established in
Riga and in 1999 in Vilnius. Currently over 75 lawyers work for the firm. The firm renders business
law services for international and Baltic, large and mid-sized businesses.

For further information
Kestutis Adamonis
Sorainen Law Offices Vilnius
Tel.: +370 5 2685 040

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