Karolis Smaliukas

Karolis Smaliukas

Associate Partner
Vilnius, Lithuania
  • About

    Karolis Smaliukas, Associate Partner at TGS Baltic, has more than 12 years' experience representing clients’ interests in relation to legal frameworks applicable to public institutions and public companies, including administrative law and procedure, public procurement law, energy and infrastructure projects, and concessions.

  • Major Projects
    • 28.06.2019

      TGS Baltic advises Amber Grid

      TGS Baltic is advising Amber Grid AB (the client) regarding commercial and public procurement law issues for one of the key public procurements (steel pipes) of the GIPL project, including the evaluation of participants' applications and tenders and the drafting of related documents.

       

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    • 28.06.2019

      TGS Baltic advised Usaldusfond BaltCap Infrastructure Fund (BaltCap infrastructure management OU)

      TGS Baltic advised Usaldusfond BaltCap Infrastructure Fund (BaltCap infrastructure management OU) (hereinafter - BaltCap) regarding corporate and commercial issues related to structuring strategy for participation in multiple public and private partnership projects (total CAPEX value approx. EUR 15 mln) involving foreign partners. Assistance of TGS Baltic included drafting all documents for the selection contests and for the cooperation between projects team (SPV as a bidder, foreign partners, contractors and service providers). TGS Baltic represented the cient in all selection procedures of these public and private partnership projects before the awarding entities.

    • 01.01.2019

      TGS Baltic represents in court CPO LT

      TGS Baltic represents in court CPO LT, as a defendant, in a dispute regarding international fuels public procurement. The estimated value of the contract (framework) – EUR 785 million.

       

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    • 01.01.2019

      TGS Baltic is a key legal advisor for Lithuanian subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline

      TGS Baltic is a key legal advisor for Lithuanian subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline, a science-led global healthcare company. We advised Client on a Pan-Baltic level in a project related to development of internal public procurement policies, ebracing the best practices for various corporate and public procurement issues, including but not limited to protection of confidencial information, fair competition and proper participation in tender produres and etc. These policies reflected boath national regulation and case law, as well as the case law of the European Court of Justice and provisions of the EU public procurement directives.

    • 01.01.2019

      TGS Baltic Public Procurement practice team successfully represented a client

      TGS Baltic Public Procurement practice team successfully represented a client in one of the first judicial disputes in Lithuania regarding the practical application of the supplier ‘self-cleaning’ doctrine. 

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    • 25.02.2018

      TGS Baltic advised Amber Grid, regarding commercial and public procurement law issues

      TGS Baltic advised Amber Grid, AB regarding commercial and public procurement law issues regarding one of the key public procurements (steel pipes) of the GIPL project, including drafting clarifications of the tender documents and the purchase contract, evaluation of the applications and documents submitted by participants from various jurisdictions and tenders of the participants, drafting decisions of the contracting authority.

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    • Represented an international information technologies company

      Represented an international information technologies company in a judicial case regarding the results of public procurement procedures worth more than EUR 20 million

    • Provided legal services to the tenderers interested in the public–private partnership project

      Provided legal services to the tenderers interested in the public–private partnership project “Establishment of the public infrastructure of the Kaunas County Police Headquarters and the Panevėžys County Police Headquarters and implementation of provision of public services” 

    • Represented the Lithuania Business Confederation

      Represented the Lithuania Business Confederation before public authorities and in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania (Seimas) in preparing and considering the draft Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Public Procurement and the draft Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Procurements by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors

    • Represented a Lithuanian university in an administrative case

      Represented a Lithuanian university in an administrative case regarding the appropriateness of using the funds of European Union structural assistance and the application of financial adjustments

    • Advised and represented one of the leading international technology companies 

      Advised and represented one of the leading international technology companies engaged in recovery of waste in the energy sector in connection with a legal dispute regarding the procurements of design and construction services for energy infrastructure facilities projects implemented in Lithuania, with the value exceeding EUR 300 million

    • Advised and represented a concessionaire 

      Advised and represented a concessionaire during the concession tendering procedures for the public–private partnership project “Development of parking lot infrastructure in the Santariškės medical campus” and up to the entry into force of the concession agreement

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2018
    Associate Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
    2016 – 2018
    Senior Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm COBALT
    2014 – 2016
    Senior Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm Glimstedt Bernotas and Partners
    2009 – 2014
    Associate, law firm MAQS
    2006 – 2009
    Associate advocate at professional law partnership Soloveičikas, Markauskas, Aviža, Bagdanskis | SMA
    2005 – 2006
    Lawyer, member of permanent and ad hoc public procurement commissions, VĮ Valstybės turto fondas (State Property Fund)

    Education

    2006
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law (Master of Law)
  • Publications
    • Lithuanian version of intra-group transactions and the case law of the EU Court of Justice - delfi.lt, May 2017
    • Tenderers in public procurements felt trapped (commentary) - Verslo žinios, May 2017
    • Successful in the EU but does not suit Lithuania: aim to prohibit intra-group transactions (commentary) - Verslo žinios, December 2016
    • Will changes in public procurements bring results? - Verslo žinios, November 2016
    • Aim to restrict the number of public procurement lawsuits – will procurements become more transparent? - 15min.lt, July 2016
    • Public procurements: what the newly established “black lists” of tenderers and the amended legal regulation mean - Verslo žinios, January 2016