Mr Daivis Švirinas > Sorainen > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
44A Gedimino Ave
LT-01110 Vilnius
Lithuania

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory and Life Sciences & Healthcare

Position

I head the firm’s Competition practice in the Baltic States and Belarus as well as our Competition & Regulatory and Life Sciences & Healthcare teams in Lithuania.

As leader of a team operating in a wide variety of legal fields such as competition and antitrust, state aid, EU law and institutions, regulated markets, government relations and pharma, I have the opportunity to work with a highly diverse group of legal experts who, in the opinion of our clients and legal directories, are among the leading experts in their fields.

Career

Business-oriented legal advisor. During my career as a lawyer I have enjoyed a unique opportunity to analyse situations from four different angles: as an in-house lawyer, as a member of management bodies, as an academic and finally – as an attorney-at-law. This diverse background, in addition to experience as a managing partner of law firms, enables me to step into the shoes of our clients and provide not only legal assistance but also well-rounded business advice.

Passionate competition lawyer. I have had a special interest in competition law since 1999. In 2003 I successfully defended my doctoral thesis in the field of vertical agreements. As a practicing lawyer I have been involved in landmark antitrust cases as well as the most-debated merger projects. I am very happy that hard work pays off: according to legal directories and most importantly our clients, our team and I are considered the top choice in competition matters in Lithuania.

Knowledge-thirsty person. My eagerness to learn allows me to constantly improve my own professional expertise and encourage my team to do the same. From my point of view, every meeting with a client, evolving around their needs and business peculiarities, offers a valuable learning opportunity. Working with our Competition & Regulatory team gives me a chance to learn and deepen my knowledge in different legal fields and business sectors.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Memberships

  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Education

  • Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania (Dr of Social Sciences, Law)
  • Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Economics)
  • Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Intellectual property

Sorainen’s IP team attracts mandates from household name clients such as Google and Spotify, and it has a well-established reputation advising on all aspects of trade mark, patent and copyright law. In addition to being sought after for IP advice, Daivis Švirinas is able to assist with life sciences and competition issues. Stasys Drazdauskas has expertise in digital copyright and domain name issues.

Lithuania > Shipping and transport

Sorainen has a well-established presence in the rail, aviation and automotive sectors. Its work covers matters concerning electric vehicles, state aid, aircraft leasing and infrastructure development contracts. Daivis Švirinas advises on competition and regulatory matters, with expertise in EU law and public procurement. He co-heads the practice with senior associate Vaiva Mašidlauskienė, who specialises in commercial contracts and trade law matters.

Lithuania > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Daivis ŠvirinasSorainen

With expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters, Sorainen counts major names in the Lithuanian market such as Fortum and Bite as its key clients. Daivis Švirinas excels in price-fixing and bribery investigations as well as handling competition-aspects of transactions and commercial agreements. Švirinas and Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė jointly lead the team.