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TGS Baltic

QUADRUM BUSINESS CITY, EAST BUILDING 8TH FLOOR, KONSTITUCIJOS AVE. 21A, 08130 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Tel:
Work +370 5 251 4444
Fax:
Fax +370 5 251 4455
Email:
Web:
www.tgsbaltic.com
Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius

Dr Lina Darulienė

Tel:
Work +370 5 251 4444
Email:
TGS Baltic

Work Department

Practices:
Dispute Resolution / Competition / Arbitration, Mediation & ADR / White Collar / European Union Law

Position

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution (Lithuania)

Career

  • Since 2013 Head of law firm TGS Baltic pan-Baltic Dispute Resolution practice group
  • Since 2010 Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution practice group in Lithuania at law firm TGS Baltic
  • Since 2009 Partner of law firm Sutkiene, Pilkauskas & Partners (now TGS Baltic)
  • Since 2003 Attorney-at-law of law firm Sutkiene, Pilkauskas & Partners
  • 2001–2008 lecturer on competition law and tax law at Vytautas Magnus University and at Mykolas Romeris University
  • 2000–2003 Head of the Legal Department of the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 1998 lawyer and adviser on legal matters at the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Member

  • Lithuanian Bar Association

Education

  • Holds a PhD in social sciences (programme of law)
  • 2002 finished reading for a doctorate at Mykolas Romeris University (the University of Law of Lithuania at the time) and defended a doctoral thesis in social sciences ("The Peculiarities of the Application of Competition Law to the Governing of Banking Activities in the EU and Lithuania")
  • 1998 Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania (Master’s degree in Law)
  • 1995 Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania (Master’s degree in Business administration)


Lithuania

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

TGS Baltic handles a blend of international arbitration and litigation related to banking and investment disputes. Vilius Bernatonis is representing Vilnius City Municipality in an investor-state arbitration brought by Veolia Environnement; the case has been brought in parallel with a claim against the Republic of Lithuania by Veolia Environnement in which the firm is also representing the defendant. Key figures in the practice are Lina Darulienė, who leads the litigation and competition group; head of arbitration Valentinas Mikelėnas; and head of restructuring and insolvency Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė. Senior associate Olegas Šibkovas joined the firm from Kaunas Regional Court.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The team at TGS Baltic is led by Lina Darulienė and has strength in handling cross-border matters such as merger control. New partner and head of the regulatory subgroup Lauras Butkevičius is currently representing Euroapotheca in an investigation by the Lithuanian Competition Council related to an alleged cartel. The group also counts the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries and the Vilnius Cogeneration Plant as clients. Darius Miniotas is recommended for his experience in cartels and abuse of dominance issues. Gintautas Bartkus has left the firm for Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Mindaugas Civilka and Vidmantas Drizga lead the IP practice group at TGS Baltic, which has expertise in trade mark litigation and also handles data protection matters. Lina Darulienė is the key name for IP litigation; she recently represented Virtuvės mitų griovėjai in a trade mark dispute. Senior associates Greta Bujutė, who joined the team from Danske Bank, and Indrė Barauskienė are also noted.

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