Ms Indrė Ščeponienė > Sorainen > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
44A Gedimino Ave
LT-01110 Vilnius
Lithuania

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

As a partner with the firm’s Tax team and an experienced negotiator, Indrė Ščeponienė helps clients to ensure effective communication with the tax administrator. In advising on tax issues Indrė always seeks creative solutions that meet client needs.

Effective communication with the tax administrator. In addition to drafting inquiries and binding ruling requests related to complex tax issues, Indrė also represents clients’ interests in negotiations and discussions with the tax administrator and provides full support to clients during control procedures such as tax investigations and examinations (audits).

Tax disputes. Indrė always seeks the most effective strategy in tax disputes and helps clients to prepare a well-reasoned position supported by strong arguments. The team boasts a track record of successfully defending client interests during tax administrator control procedures and of winning practice-changing cases. For example, in a case concerning application of 0% VAT rates, the team proved the tax administrator‘s requirements to be unjustified and disproportionate, and in another case we succeeded in showing that the tax administrator’s binding rulings can be appealed.

Tax consultations. Indrė advises clients on direct and indirect tax aspects, drafts legal opinions and memorandums on tax issues.

Experience at the Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate. Before joining Sorainen, Indrė was deputy director of the Large Taxpayer Monitoring and Consulting Department of the Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate for seven years. This meant active involvement in various working groups, such as those responsible for agreements with the State Tax Inspectorate and binding rulings. In addition, she led complex control projects and took part in the legislative process. This experience helps Indrė to successfully evaluate business needs and find the most effective solutions while communicating with the tax inspectorate, which in turn results in integrated and individualized solutions for our clients.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Education

Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in International and European Union Law)

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Tax

Sorainen’s workload includes advice to clients on tax structuring and pricing agreements, as well as handling issues with tax authorities. Tax specialist Saulė Dagilytė leads the team and is particularly strong in tax structuring cornering major transactions and financings. Recently-promoted partner Indrė Ščeponienė  is a key name for the firm’s disputes work and is also highly skilled in advising on non-contentious matters with the tax administrator. Senior associate Rasa Mikutienė is another name to note.