Gytis Kaminskas

Gytis Kaminskas

Partner, Head of Transport industry group
Vilnius, Lithuania

More than 28 years of legal work and diplomatic experience in high responsibility positions in the public institutions of The Republic of Lithuania

  • About

    Gytis Kaminskas is Partner and advocate at law firm TGS Baltic with 28 years of legal work experience. In addition to his legal work, Gytis gained his experience doing diplomatic work and in positions of high responsibility in public institutions.

    Gytis also lectured at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science and the International Business School, gave seminars for judges, published scientific articles. Gytis has considerable experience in international arbitration as an arbitrator.

  • Major Projects
    • 15.05.2019

      Advising and representing a client and its CEO and 50% shareholder in a number of civil cases

      TGS Baltic is advising and representing a client as well as its CEO and 50% shareholder in a number of civil cases initiated by the other 50% shareholder. They include a case regarding unfair competition and protection of the company’s confidential information, a case regarding the buy-out of shares, a case for damages, a case for examination of the company’s activities, etc.

    • Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding compatibility of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Electricity and related regulations with state aid regulation

      Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding compatibility of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Electricity and related regulations with state aid regulation (regulation of public service obligations). 

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    • Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding implementation of the EU’s Third Energy Package in the gas sector

      Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding the implementation of the EU’s Third Energy Package in the gas sector. Client: Lithuanian Gas Association. 

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    • Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding the liquefied natural gas terminal (State aid mechanism)

      Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding the liquefied natural gas terminal (State aid mechanism). Client: Lithuanian Gas Association. 

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    • Participated in providing legal consultations to AB Lietuvos dujos in transformation of the company

      Participated in providing legal consultations to AB Lietuvos dujos regarding the transformation of the company in fulfillment of the requirements of the 3rd Energy Package.

    • Represented and advised major Lithuanian energy companies in solving energy related issues

      Represented and advised major Lithuanian energy companies, such as AB Achema, AB Orlen Lietuva, AB Lifosa in solving energy-related issues.

    • Participated in providing legal consultations to AB Lietuvos elektrinė in construction of a new unit

      Participated in providing legal consultations to and in full legal representation of AB Lietuvos elektrinė in construction of new unit 9, the value of which exceeds EUR 318 million (LTL 1.1 billion), including drafting of procurement documents, negotiations for the contract, representation in relationship with the general contractor and acceptance of the object.

    • Represented and conducted a case before the European Court of Justice

      Represented and conducted a case before the European Court of Justice, case C-195/08 PPU requesting for urgent preliminary ruling procedure, in relation to Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003, enforcement in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility, application for non-recognition of a decision requiring the return of a child wrongfully retained in another Member State and urgent preliminary ruling procedure.

    • Represented and conducted a case before the European Union Civil Service Tribunal

      Represented and conducted a case before the European Union Civil Service Tribunal, case C-239/07, requesting clarification of Article 20 of Directive 2003/54/EC on Internal market in electricity, transmission and distribution systems, third-party access, obligations of Member States, and open access of third parties to electricity transmission and distribution systems.

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2018
    Partner, Head of Transport industry group, law firm TGS Baltic
    2014 – 2018
    Manager, professional law partnership Baltic Legal Solutions Lietuva
    2012 – 2014
    Partner, professional law partnership Baltic Legal Solutions Lietuva
    2010 – 2012
    Manager, professional law partnership Jurevičius, Bartkus ir partneriai
    2004 – 2010
    Partner, professional law partnership Jurevičius, Bartkus ir partneriai
    1999 – 2003
    Partner, project coordinator at Vilnius Law Firm No. 9
    1998 – 1999
    EU law expert, European Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, EU Acquis implementation, harmonisation of Lithuanian laws (National Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis, Acquis Programme)
    1995 – 1998
    Advisor, Deputy Head of the Lithuanian Mission to the European Union, Brussels
    1995
    Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
    1994 – 1995
    Head of a division, advisor to the Government on foreign affairs, Government of the Republic of Lithuania
    1992 – 1994
    Assistant, International Comparative Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Vilnius University

    1991 – 1993
    Assistant to the advisor to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs, Government of the Republic of Lithuania

    Education

    1995
    Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Diploma in Advanced International Project Finance
    1994
    University of Lausanne, Faculty of Law, Switzerland
    1992
    Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands
    1985 – 1992
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law

    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Publications
    • A Guide to Investment Procedures - (ICC) co-author
    • Sub-project ‘Support for Improving the Law – Making Process - PHARE, 1998 Expert
    • Sub-project ‘Support for Public Procurement Legislation - PHARE, 1998–2000 Expert
    • Sub-project ‘Support for Co-ordination of Harmonization of Legislation - PHARE, 2000 Expert
    • PHARE project No.: LI9805.01.01 ‘Strengthening of Institutional Capacity of the Ministry of Environment in EU Integration Process - 2001–2002 Lead Local Legal Expert
    • Participation in the process of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania on compliance of the Law on Telecommunications with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania in the section on legitimacy of operational measures - 2001
    • Participation in the working group for amendment to the Law on Operational Activities of the Republic of Lithuania - 2002-2004
    • Participation in the working group for amendment to the Code on Criminal process - 2002-2004
    • Joint anti-corruption analysis of legislative acts of the Republic of Lithuania together with the public institution Institute for the Strategic Investigations and Transparency International. The analysis was performed in accordance with, and by updating, the methods prepared by the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania - 2004-2006