Asta Šamulevičiūtė
Dr.

Asta Šamulevičiūtė

Associate
Vilnius, Lithunia
  • About

    Dr. Asta Šamulevičiūtė is an Associate at TGS Baltic, a food law expert and practician with both scientific and academic experience. Asta provides international and local food business operators with consultations on food law matters, such as food safety issues (responsibilities, withdrawal and/or recall procedures, etc.), licensing requirements, food labelling and advertising, regulatory translations of food information, packaging and packaging waste requirements, assists them in communicating with competent authorities, as well as represents them before courts.

  • Major Projects
    • 24.05.2019

      TGS Baltic carried out a full assessment of the GDPR compliance of the Baltic region’s largest retail chain

      TGS Baltic carried out a comprehensive assessment of the GDPR compliance of the Baltic region’s largest retail chain. We reviewed the business processes of all the companies in the group and drew up a detailed report and an action plan. 

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    • 24.05.2019

      TGS Baltic performed a full assessment of a pharmacy chain's GDPR compliance

      TGS Baltic carried out a comprehensive assessment of the GDPR compliance of a pharmacy chain: we reviewed the business processes of all the companies in the group and drew up a particularly detailed report and action plan. 

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    • Providing consultations to Coca-Cola on food legal regulation issues, including labelling

    • Providing consultations to an international food product manufacturer and distributor

      Providing consultations to an international food product manufacturer and distributor on food and feed law matters, including food product and pet food labelling and advertising, food trade in pharmacies

    • Advising a distributor on labelling requirements for a globally-known brand coffee

    • Advising a food importer on food safety issues

    • Advised a food supplement and/or cosmetic distributors

      Advised a food supplement and/or cosmetic distributors on issues of legal regulation of food products and cosmetic products containing cannabis parts and/or derivatives, including cannabidiol

    • Provided consultations to companies

      Provided consultations to companies when preparing for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation

    • Advised on issues of labelling and advertising regulations for energy drinks

    • Advised an international food product manufacturer and distributor

      Advised an international food product manufacturer and distributor on issues of product withdrawal from the Baltic States markets

    • Provided consultations to an importer of world-famous natural mineral water

      Provided consultations to an importer of world-famous natural mineral water on labelling, advertising, packaging and packaging waste management requirements

    • Advised a food supplement distributor

      Advised a food supplement distributor on the compliance of its direct marketing material for food supplements with applicable requirements

    • Advised on food supplements communication strategy in the Baltics

    • Provided consultations to the Food Supplement Manufacturers Association

      Provided consultations to the Food Supplement Manufacturers Association in the field of food supplement legal regulation

    • Assisted in preparing a draft Description of the Procedure

      Assisted in preparing a draft Description of the Procedure for Issuing Certificates of Food Supplements Exported to Third Countries

    • Prepared a draft Description of the Procedure

      Prepared a draft Description of the Procedure for Handling Infringements of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Food

    • Organised and carried out training courses for inspectors of the State Food and Veterinary Service

      Organised and carried out training courses for inspectors of the State Food and Veterinary Service on issues related to investigation of infringements of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Food

    • Participated in providing comments and proposals for draft laws

      Participated in providing comments and proposals for draft laws on amending the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Product Safety, the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Food and the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Advertising

    • Prepared draft legal acts within the competence of the State Food and Veterinary Service

      Prepared draft legal acts within the competence of the State Food and Veterinary Service, relating to the introduction of the euro in Lithuania (supervising the indication of prices of goods and services)

    • Prepared and/or participated in preparing draft legal acts

      Prepared and/or participated in preparing draft legal acts, prepared procedural and other document on issues related to activities of the State Food and Veterinary Service

    • Represented the State Food and Veterinary Service

      Represented the State Food and Veterinary Service before courts in examining administrative cases in the field of food products

    • Former member of the Commission for Handling Infringements of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania

      Former member of the Commission for Handling Infringements of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Food at the State Food and Veterinary Service, former member of commissions at the State Food and Veterinary Service for investigating breached of administrative duties by civil servants

    • Former member of the Anti-Corruption Commission at the State Food and Veterinary Service

      Former member of the Anti-Corruption Commission at the State Food and Veterinary Service, responsible for corruption prevention issues (preparation of a draft Corruption Prevention Programme, a draft plan of actions for implementation of the programme, anti-corruption assessment of draft legal acts, analysis of corruption prevention in the system of the State Food and Veterinary Service, identification and assessment of areas of activities of the State Food and Veterinary Service, which are more likely to experience corrupt practices, organisation of examination of corruption-related complains, provision of information to other competent authorities, etc.)

    • Read lectures on animal welfare protection and food law for master students (Bio Law)

       

       

       

       

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm TGS Baltic
    2016 – 2017
    Associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2010 – 2017
    Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University
    2012 – 2016
    Senior Specialist, State Food and Veterinary Service
    2012
    Lawyer at the Notary Public Office No. 7 of Vilnius district
    2008 – 2011
    Administrative assistant, Department of Bio Law, Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University
    2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010
    Administrator at the Admission Unit, Academic Affairs Centre Mykolas Romeris University

    Education

    2015
    Mykolas Romeris University, PhD (Law)
    2010
    Mykolas Romeris University, Master of Law
    2008
    Mykolas Romeris University, Bachelor of Law

    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association
    Food Lawyers’ Network Worldwide

    Internships / courses

    Internship at the European Parliament (Belgium)
    Internship at the Centre for German and European Food Law, University of Bayreuth (Germany)
    Courses under the initiative of the European Commission Better Training for Safer Food covering food and feed law, animal health and welfare and plant health rules (topics: HACCP Principles and Audit Techniques, Food Composition and Information)
  • Publications
    • VŽ explains: can restaurant customers be served by staff who do not speak the state language? - Verslo žinios, May 2019
    • Grill London has problems after serving customers in Riga in Russian - Verslo žinios, May 2019
    • Influencers about food: why aren’t there limits on advertising? - DELFI portal M360, November 2018
    • Not a step without bans: food supplements in the spotlight again - Verslo žinios, May 2017
    • New restrictions on food supplements - Verslo žinios, January 2017
    • Providing food information to consumers: legal regulation, interpretation and application. Doctoral thesis. Social sciences (law) - Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University, 2015
    • Changes in the consumer concept with regard to providing food information. SOCIN 2013: international interdisciplinary conference on social innovations “Social innovations: theoretical and practical insights”: conference abstracts - Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University, 2013, p. 39–40
    • Liability in food law: problem of identifying the right person and his duty of care. Sveikatos politika ir valdymas - 2013, 1(5): 188–209
    • Legal aspects of providing food information to consumers. Sveikatos politika ir valdymas - 2012, 1(4): 196–220