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 > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Vilija Vaitkutė PavanEllex

Ellex is a leading firm in the market for arbitration, as illustrated by its regular instructions from the Lithuanian government on investor-state arbitrations. International arbitration is a particularly standout attribute of the practice and the team has acted before the ICC in Paris and the MIAC in Moscow. The group is also prominent in litigation surrounding professional negligence, white-collar crime, banking litigation and administrative cases.  International arbitration expert Miroslav Nosevic co-chairs the practice alongside Giedre Aukstuoliene, who focuses on commercial and investment arbitration. Other key names include founding partner Raimundas Lideika, who focuses on liability cases; Vilija Vaitkute Pavan, who also specialises in arbitration; former judge of the Supreme Court of Lithuania Egidijus Baranauskas and Valentinas Mikelėnas.

Lithuania > Shipping and transport

Ellex recently represented the Lithuanian government at the Court of Justice of the European Union in relation to the provisions of the Mobility Package potentially violating the EU law. The team has also been very active in the digitalisation of transport, advising on smart public transport systems, assisting the Baltic’s leading taxi app Bolt, and working with BMW on new automation products. The team is led by Dovile Greblikiene, who specialises in trade regulations. Other names to note include Ramunas Petravicius, who focuses on transport infrastructure, aviation finance specialist Giedrius Stasevicius and transport disputes expert Vilija Vaitkute Pavan.