20 years helping our clients


It was 1996 when I first time visited Vilna by my own car, looking for business possibilities. We had started our operation some years earlier in Estonia and Latvia. Now our big client Neste Oil asked us to start cooperation also in Lithuania. Neste Oil office was then in the  same building where we have our office today. After a meeting with them I made the decision to establish a Leinonen company in Vilna.

That is how Leinonen Group was started in Lithuania. 

It was only 20 years ago, but world has changed a lot during those years. When I drove from Tallinn to Vilna there were two real boarder lines and it could take one and half hour to cross the boarders. Most interesting was Latvian - Lithuanian boarder. When you drove into the boarder zone you got a small piece of paper, without any instructions. You had to collect 6 different kinds of stamps on that paper before you could drive your car to the next country. First time it was a nightmare, but I learned to manage. 

Today, when we have Skype, internet, intranet and all other communication tools, it is hard to understand that in 1996 most modern tool was telefax. If you did not manage to send a fax from Tallinn to Vilna, you had to make a call to Vilna and ask what is the weather? If it was raining, there was no use trying again, because old telephone wires had paper-based insulation and in wet weather there was too much interference. 

Thanks to great employees offering high level service to our clients, we have grown year after year. Our first office was located in a normal apartment on the Kraziu street, near city center. The second office was on the main street, Gedimino. After that came too small for us, we moved to Labdariu street, where we are still working today. 

Because in Lithuania business is not so concentrated in the capital like in most countries, we opened our Kaunas office in 2011. Today it is very effective office with staff of 8 people. 

I am glad that our team is excited to develop technical tools and their skills, in order to provide better customer service. 

Building a good team takes many years. We are happy to have a lot of experienced employees - such as Regina Marcinkevičienė, nearly 19 years with Leinonen, and Vida Matakienė, over 17 years with Leinonen. They have a lot of so-called unwritten information and their high level of professionalism is assured by our demanding international customers. New level of professionalism is our new Advisor Unit in Vilnius, headed by Mazena Birbaliene. 

Today UAB Leinonen in Lithuania is our largest country company in terms of turnover or head count, I congratulate you on a job well done.

I like to thank our country manager Zita Merkeliene and her great team for these great results.

Now we have a winning team in Lithuania, which is ready for new challenges.

Petteri Leinonen






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Not genuine arrangements and risks that dividends may be taxed Dec 08

On March 2016 the Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate (hereinafter - the STI) has renewed Art. 32 part 6 of the Lithuanian Corporate Income Tax Law and stated that dividends paid according to not genuine arrangements which main purpose or one of the main purposes were to receive taxing benefits, may be taxed, i.e. „participation exemption“ may not be applied. Based on the Corporate Income Tax „participation exemption“ may be applied and dividends may be exempt from tax if they are paid to entities which control not less than 10% of the company‘s shares for a period not shorter than 12 months.