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Managing Partner (for Lithuania)

Country: Lithuania

Short description

Robert Juodka is leading Primus Derling office in Vilnius. He has an impressive track record and success rate in highly complex and demanding energy and natural resources and project finance transactions. Robert actively participates in various Banking & Finance, M&A, Energy&Infrastructure, Public Procurement, Employment and related cross border Dispute Resolution projects. Robert Juodka is also very widely acknowledged by Estonian investors in local market.

  • Since 2011 Managing Partner (Lithuania), Attorney at Law, PRIMUS
  • 2009 - 2011 Managing Partner, Law Firm Varul Vilgerts Smaliukas
  • 2007 - 2009 Managing Partner, Law Firm Smaliukas, Juodka, Beniušis & Partners
  • 2003 - 2007 Partner, Head of Real Estate, Sutkienė, Pilkauskas & Partners (currently Tark Grunte Sutkiene)
  • 2001 - 2003 Attorney at Law, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vilnius 7th Law firm; currently Eversheds Saladžius)
  • 2000 - 2001 Lawyer, LTB Lizingas UAB (LTB bank’s leasing company)
  • 1999 - 2000 Senior Specialist, European Law Department with the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, studies for a PhD (2002 - 2006)
  • Vilnius University, International Business School, Master’s Degree in Business and Administration (2004)
  • Vilnius University, Master’s Degree in Law (2001)
  • Heidelberg University, Germany (1998)
  • Lithuanian Bar Association (since 1999)
  • Estonian Chamber of Commerce (Founder and Chairman of the Board)
  • British Chamber of Commerce (Vice Chairman, Member of the Board)
  • Polish Chamber of Commerce (Founder and Board Member)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Vilnius Rotary Club (Board Member 2004 - 2011)
  • International Distribution Institute (IDI) (Expert for Lithuania since 2016)
  • Alumni Society of Vilnius University Law Faculty
  • Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union
  • "Robert Juodka heads the team, which shows "flexibility and the ability to continuously adapt to the rhythm of a business"." (Legal500, 2015)
  • "Managing partner Robert Juodka provides "valuable advice, quick responses and comprehensive legal opinions"." (Legal500, 2016)
  • "Managing partner Robert Juodka is a true expert in commercial and corporate matters." (Legal500, 2016)
  • "Managing partner Robert Juodka is noted for his client-oriented approach. "He really understands business and is really committed to what he does," one source comments." (Chambers Europe, 2015)
  • "Managing partner Robert Juodka is a well-recognised name in the Lithuanian corporate and commercial law market. He is also known for his strong experience in cross-border work involving Estonia." (Chambers Global, 2015)
  • "Robert Juodka has strong and deep knowledge of national, regional and international law and judicial precedents." (Legal500, 2014)
  • "Robert Juodka is a strong choice for transactions with an international element." (Chambers Global, 2014)
  • "Robert Juodka "understands the essential business reasoning of our actions and ideas", say clients." (Legal500, 2012)
Languages: Lithuanian, Estonian, English, Russian, German, Polish


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