Simona Oliškevičiūtė-
Cicėnienė
Partner / Lithuania
 
about

Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė 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.

 
recognition
  • Real Estate - Band 2, Chambers 2020
  • Project development - Highly regarded, IFLR1000 2020
  • Projects and energy - Leading individuals, Legal500 2020
  • Real estate and construction -Next generation partners, Legal500 2020
 
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Languages
Lithuanian, English, French, Russian

Education & membership
  • 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)


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2019 — 09 — 05
    COBALT advised French real estate investment company Corum Origin on the acquisition of DEPO shopping centre in Vilnius
  • 2019 — 01 — 03
    COBALT represented UAB Prosperus Real Estate Fund III in the acquisition of a shopping centre in Palanga
  • 2018 — 09 — 21
    COBALT advised BaltCap Infrastructure Fund on its investment in the development of a new Queen Morta school building in Kalnėnai
  • 2018 — 07 — 18
    COBAL represented UAB Imlitex Holdings in the sale of A-class business centre ARKA in Kaunas
  • 2018 — 06 — 18
    COBALT represented UAB LIM Verslo Trikampio NT Fondas in acquiring A class office complex Verslo trikampis in Vilnius
  • 2017 — 12 — 01
    COBALT advised EIKA on the sale of Business Centre 135 in Vilnius
  • 2016 — 12 — 12
    COBALT advised Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund on the acquisition of UAB Čiurlionio tiltas
  • 2016 — 06 — 10
    COBALT advised UAB Rail Baltica statyba on the strategic infrastructure development project Rail Baltica
  • 2016 — 06 — 01
    COBALT advised on the acquisition of Nordika shopping centre
  • 2015 — 05 — 28
    COBALT advised EIKA UAB on the establishment of a specialised closed-end real estate investment fund
  • 2014 — 12 — 03
    COBALT is assisting Höegh LNG with legal matters related to the LNG terminal project
  • 2014 — 03 — 26
    COBALT advise AB LITGRID
  • 2013 — 10 — 09
    COBALT advised UAB Evolis on the construction of Class A PREMIUM office development
  • 2012 — 12 — 17
    COBALT advised on a major real estate transaction in relation to the sale of the shopping centre Gedimino 9
  • "Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė 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 NT Fondas with its acquisition of an office complex in Vilnius."
    Chambers Europe 2019, Real Estate
    "Cobalt has strength in power and transport infrastructure, often advising on the largest strategic infrastructure projects in Lithuania. Led by Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė, the team, which included head of public procurement Deividas Soloveičik, advised Rail Baltica Statyba on the development of Rail Baltica, a strategic EU transport project."
    Legal 500, 2019
    "Cobalt's specialised real estate and infrastructure practice is led by Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė and acts for leading Lithuanian and international companies and public sector institutions."
    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