Sorainen has represented Nigerian state-owned company Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria in an oral hearing before the CJEU in a case against aviation company Lufthansa.
"The subject matter of the proceedings was the interpretation and application of the provisions of EU laws," Sorainen informed. "Taking into account the complexity of the legal issues in this case and requests from the parties, the CJEU decided to examine the preliminary questions, submitted by the Supreme Court of Lithuania ... during the oral proceedings, with the examination being done by a panel of five judges and the advocate general. Not only the parties to the case but also representatives of the European Commission and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania have expressed their opinion on questions referred for a preliminary ruling."
"The current case law of the Court of Justice of the EU on examined provisions is limited, therefore, the upcoming decision will be a tremendous contribution to the unified interpretation and application of provisions throughout the EU," the firm added. "The case is unique in that it is very rare for the Court of Justice of the European Union to examine preliminary questions during the oral procedure."
The Sorainen team included Partner Kestutis Svirinas, Senior Associate Almina Ivanauskaite, and Assistant Lawyer Vincas Sniute.