Lauras Butkevičius

Lauras Butkevičius

Partner, Head of Regulatory Law specialisation group
Vilnius, Lithuania

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  • About

    Lauras Butkevičius, Partner at TGS Baltic, has joined the firm in September 2017 and is particularly well regarded for his experience in advising companies in all the areas of competition law, including cross-border merger matters. He also advises clients during the Competition Council investigations and handles cases before administrative courts.

  • Major Projects
    • 13.05.2019

      TGS advised Agile Finance on investments in hotel business in Romania

      TGS advised 4 shareholders of major Baltic businesses on investments in hotel business in Romania. TGS Competition team was responsible for merger clearances in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.

    • Advised a major company group in the Baltics on assessment and management of various legal risk

    • Advising Euroapotheca and its group companies on various competition law issues

    • Advised Maxima Grupė regarding competition investigations

      Advised MAXIMA GRUPĖ, UAB regarding competition investigations concerning its Estonian subsidiary and related litigation.

    • Represented Maxima LT before the Competition Council

      Represented MAXIMA LT, UAB before the Competition Council during investigation regarding restrictive agreements with suppliers and before the Lithuanian administrative courts regarding the appealed decision of the Competition Council to impose monetary fines for resale price maintenance.

    • Advised Maxima Grupė in dispute between its subsidiary with the Latvian competition authority

      Advised MAXIMA GRUPĖ, UAB in dispute between its subsidiary with the Latvian competition authority regarding exclusivity provisions in real estate lease agreements and preliminary reference case to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2018
    Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
    2017 – 2018
    Of Counsel, Attorney at Law, law firm TGS Baltic
    2012 – 2017
    Partner, law firm Civilka Butkevičius Švedas
    Since 2009
    Member of Science Centre of International and European Union Law, Faculty of Law, Vilnius University
    Since 2007
    Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Vilnius University
    2007 – 2012
    Senior Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm Sorainen
    2003 – 2007
    Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm Norcous & Partners
    Visiting lawyer at law firm Roschier (Helsinki), EU and competition law practice group
    Lawyer at Commercial Law Division, AB bankas Hansabankas (currently Swedbank, AB)


    Doctor of social sciences (law), Vilnius University
    Academic research, Utrecht University (The Netherlands), Faculty of Law, Economics, and Management
    Study visit, the General Court (Luxembourg)
    Master’s degree in law, Vilnius University, Faculty of Law


    Lithuanian Bar Association
    Member of the European Union Studies Association
    Member of the European Law Association of Lithuania
  • Publications
    • Importance of the effect on trade between Member States criterion for the application of Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Co-author, bulletin of the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania Administracinė justicija, Vol. 24 (2013).
    • Commercial real estate lease transactions in the framework of the Lithuanian merger control system - Co-author, research papers Teisės problemos, Vol. 76 (2012).
    • Succession of liability for competition law infringements: European Union law and its influence on the Lithuanian administrative justice - Human rights, the rule of law and administrative justice. Academic study, 2012.
    • Changes in legal regulation of joint ventures under the new Law on Competition, or what was taken from the European Union law - Research papers Teisė, Vol. 84, 2012.