Gailė Juozapaitytė is an Associate Partner at TGS Baltic, she has started her professional career in 2012. Recently, Gailė completed her second master's degree in law at Harvard Law School, expanding her competences into the common law tradition as well as building skills among other in project management, design thinking, economics and negotiations. Gailė specializes in the energy sector, energy litigation and international arbitration, including investment arbitration.
Gailė has a considerable experience in arbitration and litigation, in particular with international element. Gaile was co-manager of the team representing the Vilnius City Municipality and the district heating company against Veolia Environnement S.A. and UAB Vilnius Energy—the lessee of the district heating facilities, in a commercial arbitration, in which the Municipality is claiming EUR 560 million in damages for failure to perform the lease agreement. In addition, Gaile is co-manager of the team representing the Republic of Lithuania in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D. C. regarding the claim brought by Veolia Environnement S.A. against the Republic of Lithuania. She also successfully represented Vilnius co-generation power plant in a dispute before the European Court of Justice. Gailė continues to represent clients in numerous international arbitrations (SCC, LCIA, VCCA and other) and advice Lithuanian investors facing difficulties in third-countries on investment arbitration.
In the energy sector, her primary focus concerns legislative issues and regulatory compliance of energy sector companies, including issues of environmental compliance. Over the past 10 years she advised clients in a number of transactions and disputes, as well as participated in the development of the energy sector legislation. To take a few notable examples, Gailė advised on the transfer back to the lessor of the Vilnius district heating facilities after 15 years lease agreement. Gailė was involved in legislative initiatives to overhaul the regulation of the heat sector in Lithuania and led the drafting of the new Law on the District Heating Sector. Previously she also participated in drafting the legislation meant to implement the EU Third Energy Package in Lithuania in the gas and electricity sectors.