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Simona Oliskeviciute-Ciceniene

Simona Oliskeviciute-Ciceniene

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Expertise

  • Infrastructure & PPP
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

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COBALT
Estonia

Profile
Simona Oliskeviciute-Ciceniene is a Partner and Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure Department at COBALT Lithuania. She has over 18 years of experience in advising various market leading international and local companies, as well as Lithuanian Government and its institutions on sophisticated mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, as well as private equity transactions in real estate, energy, infrastructure, finance and other industries. Simona is a co-author of Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe/Lithuania, Corporate Governance Guide and Business Value Management Guide.

Education

2011 Baltic Management Institute (BMI), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree
2006 College of Law of England and Wales, Practice Diploma in International Joint Ventures
2003-2004 Studies at Université Paris-X Nanterre, Paris (France), Scholarship under International student exchange programme
2004 Vilnius University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree
2000-2003 Oscar Milosz Cultural Centre with the Embassy of France in Lithuania, Courses of French language
1997-1998 Elkhart Memorial High School, Indiana (USA), Scholarship under International Student Exchange Programme YFU
Present - member of International Bar Association (IBA), Lithuanian Young Bar Association (LJAA) and BMI Alumni Association
2009 to March 2013 - President of the Lithuanian Young Bar Association (LJAA)
2008-2009 - President of the European Young Bar Association (EYBA)
2000-2001 - President of the European Law Students' Association, Vilnius local group (ELSA Vilnius)
Areas of Practice

Asset & Project Financing | Construction | Corporate Governance | Energy & Utilities | Environment | Infrastructure & PPP | Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) | Natural Resources | Private Equity | Real Estate Transactions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

COBALT represented Western Union Processing Lithuania (WU) in concluding the largest office lease agreement in 2020 with Technopolis
COBALT advised Corum Origin in the acquisition of the DEPO store in Kaunas
COBALT represented LF Property in the sale Vilnius business center Gostauto 40
COBALT Represented Prosperus Asset Management in the Sale of North Star Business Centre in Vilnius to Baltic Horizon Fund
COBALT advised Orion RE Income Fund I, managed by investment company Orion Asset Management, on the acquisition of the Sostena auto office building in Vilnius
COBALT advised French real estate investment company Corum Origin on the acquisition of DEPO shopping centre in Vilnius
COBALT represented UAB Prosperus Real Estate Fund III in the acquisition of a shopping centre in Palanga
COBALT advised BaltCap Infrastructure Fund on its investment in the development of a new Queen Morta school building in Kalenai
COBAL represented UAB Imlitex Holdings in the sale of A-class business centre ARKA in Kaunas
COBALT represented UAB LIM Verslo Trikampio NT Fondas in acquiring A class office complex Verslo trikampis in Vilnius
COBALT advised EIKA on the sale of Business Centre 135 in Vilnius
COBALT advised Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund on the acquisition of UAB Ciurlionio tiltas
COBALT advised UAB Rail Baltica statyba on the strategic infrastructure development project Rail Baltica
COBALT advised on the acquisition of Nordika shopping centre
COBALT advised EIKA UAB on the establishment of a specialised closed-end real estate investment fund
COBALT is assisting Hoegh LNG with legal matters related to the LNG terminal project
COBALT advise AB LITGRID
COBALT advised UAB Evolis on the construction of Class A PREMIUM office development
COBALT advised on a major real estate transaction in relation to the sale of the shopping centre Gedimino 9

Professional Associations

"Simona Oliskeviciute-Ciceniene is a well-known figure in the market, described by industry sources as 'very active and very motivated '. She engages in infrastructure, M&A and development work for domestic and international clients, and assisted LIM Verslo Trikampio with its acquisition of an office complex in Vilnius." (Chambers Europe 2019, Real Estate)

"Cobalt's specialised real estate and infrastructure practice is led by Simona Oliskeviciute-Ciceniene and acts for leading Lithuanian and international companies and public sector institutions." (Legal 500, 2019)

"Cobalt has strength in power and transport infrastructure, often advising on the largest strategic infrastructure projects in Lithuania. Led by Simona Oliskeviciute-Ciceniene, the team, which included head of public procurement Deividas Soloveicik, advised Rail Baltica Statyba on the development of Rail Baltica, a strategic EU transport project." (Legal 500, 2019)

"All contracts prepared are done to a high professional standard. I haven't found any weaknesses in her and she is a hard worker. If I ask for something to be done for tomorrow morning, she always does it." (Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate)

'She is very professional and easy to work with. ' (IFLR1000 2017)

"Department head Simona Oliskeviciute-Ciceniene is described by clients as "an experienced and creative lawyer who can look at the problem in an in-depth way and give you a practical answer you can use straight away." Her scope of expertise covers property transactions and major infrastructure projects, mainly in the energy field." (Chambers Europe 2016, Real Estate)

Articles

Guidance for lessors and lesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Lithuanian Economy and RE Market Report 2015 H1
Lithuanian Economy and Re Market Report 3rd Quarter 2015
Market Report: Real Estate Trends
RE Market Trends


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