Matas Balėnas

Matas Balėnas

Senior Associate
Vilnius, Lithuania
  • About

    Matas Balėnas is Senior Associate, advocate at TGS Baltic, specializing in dispute resolution. Matas represents clients before national courts in civil and administrative proceedings, defends clients in criminal proceedings. Matas also represents clients before alternative dispute resolution bodies.

  • Major Projects
    • Representing the Republic of Lithuania

      Representing the Republic of Lithuania in arbitration proceedings pending before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington (ICSID) in accordance with the statement of claim filed by the claimant Veolia Environnement S.A. et alli against the Republic of Lithuania.

    • Representing a victim foreign individual

      In representing a victim foreign individual, initiated a pre-trial investigation and helped identifying the organiser and operator of a qualified online fraud scheme; as a result, they were detained and sentenced, and damages incurred by the victim were reimbursed.

    • Represented a foreign investor

      Represented a foreign investor in a civil case for termination of a transaction and award of approx. EUR 580,000.

    • Advised a foreign legal entity on entry into the Lithuanian market

      Advised a foreign legal entity on entry into the Lithuanian market in the area of information technology and transport.

    • Assisted a client in recovering an amount of approx. EUR 250,000

      Assisted a client in recovering an amount of approx. EUR 250,000, on which temporary restriction of the right to property was imposed during the pre-trial investigation.

    • Represented a legal entity in arbitration proceedings

      Represented a legal entity in arbitration proceedings related to damage arising from violations of contractual relationship before the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration.

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2018
    Senior Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm TGS Baltic
    2015 – 2018
    Senior Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm Ecovis ProventusLaw
    2012 – 2014
    Specialist, Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania

    Education

    2012
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law

    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association