Gailė Juozapaitytė

Gailė Juozapaitytė

Senior Associate
Vilnius, Lithuania
  • About

    Gailė Juozapaitytė is a Senior Associate at TGS Baltic, she has started her professional career in 2012. Gailė specializes in areas of energy, including electricity, natural gas, heating sector and renewable energy, as well as public procurement law.

    Gailė Juozapaitytė has contributed to implementing the Third Energy Package in the gas sector, provided consultations on issues of development of electricity and heating sector projects. Gailė has a good knowledge of the law-making process – she drafted legislation, provided opinions and comments on initiated amendments to legislation, prepared and provided observations and comments on legal regulation conflicting with higher-ranking legal regulation and the Constitution.

  • Major Projects
    • 20.05.2019

      Transfer of Vilnius City heating infrastructure

      In 2002, AB Vilniaus Šilumos Tinklai leased the heat and electricity production infrastructure of Vilnius City to UAB Vilniaus Energija for a period of 15 years. The leased infrastructure consisted of several power plants and all supporting infrastructure.

       

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    • 20.05.2019

      TGS Baltic represents the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

      In January 2016, Veolia Environnement S.A. (a company based in France) and other claimants brought a claim against the Republic of Lithuania in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D. C. This is only the second time when the Republic of Lithuania has been brought to the ICSID as a defendant.

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    • 20.05.2019

      TGS Baltic advises on implementation of projects on modernization of the district heating sector in Vilnius and Kaunas

      TGS Baltic continues to advise Lietuvos energija, UAB, a group of state-controlled energy companies, which is one of the largest in the Baltic States, on the implementation of the projects of modernization of the district heating sector in Vilnius and Kaunas, which are recognized as economic projects of national significance to the Republic of Lithuania. 

       

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    • TGS Baltic provided the European Commission with an EU-wide study on the law applicable to insurance contracts

      This study was required under Article 27 of Regulation (EC) No. 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) in order to consider possible changes to the said regulation.

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    • Represented UAB Vilniaus kogeneracinė jėgainė

      Represented UAB Vilniaus kogeneracinė jėgainė as third party in a dispute heard by the General Court of the European Union regarding the validity of the European Commission’s decision on granting State aid.

    • Carried out the survey “The law applicable to insurance contracts”

      Carried out the survey “The law applicable to insurance contracts”. The subject of the survey covered the analysis of practices in applying the Roma I Regulation in 28 European Union Member States.

      The survey identified problems associated with a decreasing number of insurance contracts where the insurer and the policyholder (insured) are situated in the different Member States. Made recommendations for improvement of regulation.

    • Represented the interests of one of the largest orthopedic technical products manufacturers in Lithuania

      Successfully represented the interests of one of the largest orthopedic technical products manufacturers in Lithuania in a dispute with the National Health Insurance Fund. 

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    • Provided legal assistance in administrative and civil proceedings regarding the obligation to pay the LNG Terminal funds

      Provided legal assistance in administrative and civil proceedings regarding the obligation to pay the LNG Terminal funds. Legal consultations inter alia included the application and interpretation of EU gas legislation, regulation of State aid in the EU and provisions of national competition law related to the obligation of public administration bodies to ensure freedom of fair competition.

    • Carried out the study 

      Carried out the study “Possible mechanisms of State aid measures for industry sectors and subsectors which are exposed to a significant risk of carbon dioxide leakage due to costs included in electricity prices and related to the European Emissions Trading Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance”. 

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    • Provided legal consultations to one of the major energy companies in Lithuania

      Provided legal consultations to one of the major energy companies in Lithuania on issues related to organizing public procurement procedures, including preparation of a public procurement plan, consultations on selection of public procurement methods, implementation of procurement procedures, including revision of public procurement contracts.

    • Provided legal consultations on the legality of the obligation to pay compensations for public service obligations in the electricity sector

      Provided legal consultations on the legality of the obligation to pay compensations for public service obligations in the electricity sector. Legal consultations inter alia included the application and interpretation of EU legislation on electricity, regulation of State aid in the EU and provisions of national competition law related to the obligation of public administration bodies to ensure freedom of fair competition.

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Senior Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm TGS Baltic
    2016 – 2017
    Senior Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
    2014 – 2016
    Associate, associate advocate, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
    2012 – 2014
    Associate, associate advocate, professional law partnership Baltic Legal Solutions Lietuva

    Education

    2013
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law

    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Publications
    • Amendments to the Law on Public Procurement will open up opportunities for misuse of a public contract party - Delfi.lt, March, 2016.