Ieva Povilaitienė
Dr.

Ieva Povilaitienė

Associate Partner
Vilnius, Lithuania

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  • About

    Dr. Ieva Povilaitienė is an Associate Partner with 18 years of legal practice. She has extensive experience in employment, corporate, M&A, IP law sectors and litigation. She advises on all day-to-day employment matters and also participates in advising well-known local and international clients such as Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Stora Enso Packaging, Mars, national radio and TV broadcaster LRT, Skandia, DS Smith Packaging, SBA (one of the largest Lithuanian concerns, whose activities cover four business areas – furniture, apparel, business centres, and investment management), PKN Orlen, Biotechpharma and others. It should be also noted that Ieva is included in the list of labour arbitrators and mediators.

    Ieva is a Doctor of Law (employment law). She is a co-author of the Social Model, part of which is the new Labour Code of Lithuania. Ieva is also the author of various international articles and publications on employment law. She lectures at the Department of Private Law (employment law), Vilnius University Faculty of Law.

  • Major Projects
    • 15.05.2019

      TGS counselled UAB Skandia Operations Center

      TGS counselled the client on various employment law matters (such as employee remuneration issues, incentives, dismissals, etc.). 
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    • 15.05.2019

      TGS Baltic advised Headex Group

      TGS Baltic advised the company on the status of agency employees and posted employees, also provided full scope legal assistance re change of the employment model, applicable with regard to the posted employees, prepared all related documentation (including, but not limited to, a new wording of the employment contract, various consents, orders, etc.). 

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    • 15.05.2019

      TGS counselled Stora Enso Packaging

      TGS counselled the client on various employment law matters (such as employee remuneration issues, incentives, compensation for business trips, dismissals, etc.). Also, we provided advice to the client with regard to preparation for implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.

    • 15.05.2019

      TGS Baltic counselled DS Smith Packaging Lithuania

      TGS counselled the client with regard to preparation for implementation of the new Labour Code and formation of a Work Council. Also, TGS counsels the client on various employment law matters (such as employee remuneration issues, conclusion of non-competition and confidentiality agreements, introduction of part-time work, incentives, redundancy, compensation for business trips, etc.).

    • 15.05.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted UAB Electrolux

      TGS Baltic assisted the client in implementation of the new Labour Code of Lithuania. Also, TGS Baltic counselled the client on various employment law matters (such as termination of employment contracts, assessment of employees, etc.). Also, our assistance included providing the client with information re third pillar pension schemes in the Baltics.

    • 15.05.2019

      TGS Baltic advised VPA Logistics

      TGS Baltic advised the client on the matters related to employees’ representation system after a branch of the industrial trade union was established in the company. Our advice included the provision of a proposal on how to help the staff of the company to decide on the representation model (establishment of the work council v. trade union). 

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    • 15.12.2017

      TGS represented the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

      TGS represented the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in its dispute with a former employee regarding imposing of a disciplinary sanction and dismissal. Our assistance included representation in the appellate court, evaluation of prospects of cassation, as well as preparation and submission of the appeal and cassation appeal. The case was unique due to the specifics of the sanction which could be applied in case of improper execution of working functions and duties by the managerial employee.

    • 15.08.2017

      TGS Baltic advices PKN Orlen

      The services included drafting of the memorandum regarding possible types of contracts to be signed with managing employees of the companies, belonging to Orlen group, in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. After that, our law firm prepared several model employment contracts to be used with management in Lithuanian companies of the group. Also, our assistance covered the revision of an amendment to the Bonus System Regulation for the Management Board of Lithuanian companies. 

    • Prepared draft amendments to employment promotion legislation

      Prepared draft amendments to employment promotion legislation, which are an integral part of the social model.

    • Drafted internal legal documents for the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

      Drafted internal legal documents for the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Participation in the project involved the preparation of internal documents regulating employment relationships and management, i.e. procedures of election of management bodies, rules of organizing the work of management bodies, and regulations of structural units of the university.

       

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    • Provided legal assistance to one of the major Lithuanian manufacturers of carton packages

      Provided legal assistance to one of the major Lithuanian manufacturers of carton packages in a dispute concerning the recovery of remuneration. Legal services also included representing the client in relationships with the claimant and in judicial proceedings.

    • Provided legal services to a certain company

      Provided legal services to a certain company in assessing the existing documentation and preparing draft documents on employment-related matters, including preparation of procedures of employee assessment, dismissal, and application of disciplinary measures to employees, job descriptions, the employment agreement with the manager, documents on structural changes, revision/assessment of the confidentiality agreement, documents on employees’ duty to declare any conflict of interests, consultations on introducing a new structure, drafting of documents on appointment (change) of members of management bodies.

    • Was a member expert of the working group

      Was a member expert of the working group. Services covered preparation and coordination with competent state authorities and institutions of proposals for reducing national administrative burden on business triggered by information obligations of national origin entrenched in the legislation of priority areas established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, after the implementation of which the national administrative burden on business would be reduced at least by 30 (thirty) percent (hereinafter, the AB reduction proposals), and the assessment of the effect of the AB reduction proposals on national administrative burden on business in the priority areas. 

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  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Associate Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
    2014 – 2017
    Associate, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
    2013 – 2014
    Advocate, professional law partnership Baltic Legal Solutions Lietuva
    2006 – 2013
    Associate advocate, professional law partnership Baltic Legal Solutions Lietuva
    Since 2002
    Lecturer, Department of Labour Law, Faculty of Law, Vilnius University
    2000 – 2006
    Senior specialist, Private Law Department, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania
    2000
    Specialist, VĮ Valstybės turto fondas (State Property Fund)

    Education

    2012
    Vilnius University (PhD, Social Sciences)
    2000
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, lawyer’s professional qualification equivalent to a Master of Law

    Membership

    Labour dispute arbitrator of the Republic of Lithuania
    Lithuanian Bar Association
    Working Group of Labour Market Regulation (Sunrise Commission)
  • Publications
    • Business is testing the redundancy due to unmet KPI - Verslo žinios, November 2017.
    • Labor Code: wages will not rise, painful disputes will increase - Verslo žinios, May 2017.
    • Lawyer on the Labor Code: no way for the full wolf and healthy sheep - TV3 žinios, September 2016.
    • There were no vouchers for households in the social model - appeared too expensive for polititions - Verslo žinios, July 2016.
    • Work of persons serving imprisonment: a right or an obligation. Set of reviewed scientific articles devoted to problems of enforcement of sentences “Legal regulation and prospects of the system of enforcement of sentences in the Republic of Lithuania”) - p. 117-132, 2010,
    • Povilaitienė I. Age Discrimination Law in Europe - Ed. By Bokum N., Flangan T., Sands R., von Steinau-Steinruck R. Wolters Kluwer, Netherlands, 2009.
    • Povilaitienė I. Lithuania: Redundancy Law in Europe. Ed.by M.van Kaampen, L.Patmore, M.Ruley and R. von Steinau-Steinruck. Walter Kluwer, Netherlands, - 2008.
    • Arbeitsrecht in Litauen. Arbeitsrecht in Europa. Herausgegeben von Henssler M. and Braun A. - Co-author, 2007.
    • Civil service: certain problems of distinguishing from legal employment relationships and determining the limits of application of labor legislation in Lithuania - m.d. Teisė, Vol. 53, 2004.