Michael Manke

Phone: +370 (5) 212 35 90

Attorney-at-law (Düsseldorf, Vilnius)

Associate Partner, Partner (Vilnius)

2001 – 2006     Studies of Law, University of Bonn
2009                Master of Laws in “Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law”
                       at the University of Hanover (Germany)
2010                Master of Laws in “Information and Communication Technology Law”
                       at the University of Oslo (Norway)

2007 – 2008     Assistant Lawyer at the German law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
                       in Dusseldorf (Germany), Practice Group IP IT Media
2010 - 2011      Private lecturer for e-commerce at the International School
                       for Law and Business in Vilnius
Since 2010       Attorney-at-law with Rödl & Partner

Practice areas

  • Corporate law
  • M&A
  • Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media & Technology

Working languages
German, English, Lithuanian, French


  • Member of ITechLaw (International Association of IT-Lawyers)
  • Dusseldorf (Germany) bar association
  • Lithuanian bar association

Major projects / Track record

  • Legal services for a major Lithuanian software developer, (from 2011 up to now)
  • Sale of Group of companies (waste industry), Vendor DD (legal, tax, financial), SPA, transaction services; Lithuania, 2012
  • Advisory services for the establishment and operation of an online shop for the Baltic States (from 2012 up to now)
  • Sale and purchase of various renewable energy projects (wind, solar, biomass CHP unit), DD, SPA, transaction services; Lithuania, Latvia, 2011 – 2014
  • Representation of clients in arbitration proceedings with the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Vilnius Commercial Court of Arbitration, (from 2012 up to now)
  • Market entry of a global retailer in Lithuania: advisory services on corporate and labor law matters, labelling, registration and protection of intellectual property and data protection
  • Structural reorganization of an IT company; compliance and fraud audit, exchange of management, implementation of new contractual structure, establishment of new entity; Lithuania, 2013
  • Advisory services for registration and protection of Intellectual Property (from 2013 up to now)
  • Consultation during the acquisition of a business center in Lithuania (2015)


  • Cloud Computing – contracts and liabilities, Seminar Thesis, University of Hanover, 2009
  • “Intellectual Property and Private International Law – The Interplay of IP Infringement and Revocation Proceedings in International Civil Procedure”, University of Oslo, Master Thesis 2010
  • “Änderungen für Personen-handelsgesellschaften in Litauen”, Baltikumsbrief Oktober 2012
  • “Grundlagen des litauischen Arbeitsrechts”, Handbuch Arbeitsrecht 2013
  • “Einführung der neuen Datenschutzgrundverordnung”, Baltikumsbrief Oktober 2013
  • Compliance: “Die systematische Vorbeugung von Rechtsverstößen der Mitarbeiter”, Baltikumsbrief Mai 2014
  • “Vereinfachte Finanzierung für den Erwerb von Gesellschaftsanteilen”, Baltikumsbrief August 2014
  • “The protection of trade secrets in Lithuania”, Infokompakt Nr. 3, 2014
  • “The acquisition of company shares in Lithuania without notarial form?”, Infokompakt Nr. 1, 2015

Conference lectures

  • Seminar for assistant judges in Lithuania on “Taking evidence in a digital environment”, 11 April 2014
  • Workshop for lawyers about “Conduction a Legal Due Diligence”, 15 May 2014
  • Seminar on “Doing business online – legal issues for online shops”, United Baltics conference – Exploring e-commerce, 13 March 2015