Scots firm expands its base in the Baltic

The Lithuanian office of Scottish practice Bishop and Robertson Chalmers, the only European law firm with an office in the Baltic state, moved to larger premises in Vilnius this month as it expects to recruit up to six more full-time Lithuanian lawyers.

The Vilnius office opened in June last year and is run by Lithuanian lawyer Ramune Duleviciene with the support of Scottish partners Iain Taylor and Rodger Murray, who visit one week in four.

The office also has the support of a number of consultant Lithuanian lawyers.

Taylor said: “We're getting very busy there and we hope either the consultants will be able to go full-time or, if that's not possible, we will recruit other lawyers.”

An extra office support worker has already been taken on for the move.

The office provides advice on Lithuanian law to foreign multinationals looking to invest in the country. It can also can refer Lithuanian companies and government agencies to foreign law firms which are members of the international legal grouping IAG International.