Agnė Varnelienė is an experienced litigation and arbitration professional, focusing primarily on Real Estate and Energy development projects and matters related to Corporate, Commercial Law & M&As. In more than 15 years of legal practice, Agnė has gained significant experience in advising and representing clients in a variety of matters concerning the conclusion and performance of different commercial contracts, claims for damage, loss, shareholder disputes and regulatory issues.
Passionate about sustainable development and green technologies, Agnė has worked on numerous matters within the energy sector and has in-depth knowledge on regulations in that sector. with her particular focus being on heat, electricity, and renewable energy. She also possesses considerable knowledge in energy pricing and tariff regulation, auctions, trade-in energy, national legislation, and regulation within the sector, as well as market liberalization.
Agnė advises clients on the implementation and development of real estate and energy-related projects. She also provides legal advice on regulatory issues and represents clients in related disputes. She provides day to day legal assistance to one of the biggest independent electricity providers and RES developers in the country and consults with foreign companies regarding investment in RES development in Lithuania and participation in support schemes within ES member states.
Highlights of her experience:
Successfully represented a group of members of parliament in the Lithuanian Constitutional Court investigating whether the provisions of the Law on Energy of the Republic of Lithuania are in conflict with the Constitution.
Legal advice to Danpower, a leading German utility company, on the acquisition of various district heating, CHP and energy companies and consolidation of those into Danpower Baltic, a leading private energy company in the Baltics.
Legal advice and successful representation of LORDS LB Asset Management, on the acquisition of two renewable energy wind farms of 50 MW each in Lithuania.
Successfully represented the Restaurant Group Fortas in a dispute with an unnamed insurance company.
Agne has a master’s degree in law, specializing in commercial law.
The future in my specialty is
Being at the forefront of innovation is where the future of my specialization lies. I believe that climate change and environmental degradation is the biggest challenge of our times. All EU Member States have committed to turning Europe into the first climate neutral continent by 2050. Today, the transition to renewable energy and sustainable business development is not just a beautiful aspiration. The Green Deal and other EU legislation has set the blueprint for dramatic transformational change affecting all economic sectors. However, green transitioning does not need to be frightening. Having a professional lawyer one step ahead of the curve as a strategic partner is the key to embracing the future.