WALLESS recently represented UAB KC Projektai in a case where The Supreme Court of Lithuania ruled in favor of the client to preserve the state land lease agreement
The company has bought buildings and roads, and leased over 17 hectares of state land from the National Land Office in Lithuania, planning to modernize and operate a building complex. Unfortunately, their plans stalled as they encountered major unforeseen obstacles. When the National Land Office conducted the site inspection and found no buildings on the premise, they concluded this to be a valid reason for terminating the land lease.
WALLESS associate partners Mantas Lideika and Jovita Gabnienė persuaded the Supreme Court that the client had acted proactively during the lease term. The Court restored the rights to develop the land, stating that one of the essential principles of contract law is the principle of cooperation between the parties, which is also relevant in assessing the existence of a contract breach.