Ms Vilija Vaitkute Pavan > Ellex > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute Resolution Practice


Ms Vilija Vaitkute Pavan is actively engaged in arbitration and frequently serves as an arbitrator and counsel to numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings under arbitration rules of the ICC, SCC, FCCC, CCIG, LCIA, UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration rules and rules of the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA).

Clients describes Vilija as highly respected for her work in high-profile Lithuanian arbitration cases, and is praised by one client as being excellent for strategic advice and additionally notes that Vilija has an impressive grasp of court psychology. She is one of the strongest names for both arbitration and litigation in jurisdiction.

For 12 years Vilija was ICC Arbitration Court member for Lithuania thus giving her the opportunity not only to read thousands of various arbitral awards’ drafts but also being involved in numerous discussions over complicated arbitration issues. 

Vilija is a partner at Ellex in Lithuania.

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Shipping and transport

Ellex has a standout strength in handling technology issues connected with the shipping and transport industry, with its client roster including ride-hailing app Bolt. The team has also been working on the implementation of smart public transport systems in Vilnius. Team head Dovilė Greblikienė is highly experienced in advising on transport regulations and commercial agreements.  Other key members include Ramunas Petravicius, who is an expert in infrastructure projects and aviation finance specialist Giedrius StaseviciusVilija Vaitkute Pavan is experienced in contentious issues.

Lithuania > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Vilija Vaitkutė PavanEllex

Ellex‘s position as a market-leader was cemented in 2020 with the addition to the team of Valentinas Mikelėnas, who is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. He has a varied caseload, with a notable specialism in shareholder disputes. Newly-promoted partner Giedrė Aukštuolienė has a strong track record in commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases. with particular capabilities in the energy, infrastructure and IT sectors. She co-chairs the team with Ramunas Petravicius, who handles arbitration cases, as well as litigation before the civil and administrative courts (specifically in relation to energy and infrastructure disputes). Vilija Vaitkute Pavan is a key name for arbitration work, particularly in relation to investor-state arbitrations. Egidijus Baranauskas is well-versed in real estate and construction disputes.