“Our team of banking and finance experts will be guided by an experienced, well-known finance law professional. He holds strong expertise on both internal and external processes related with financial institutions. Žygimantas‘ exceptional competence is very important for our clients, as well as the fact that he speaks not just the legal language, but the business language as well – it is very important in today’s business,” says Vilius Bernatonis, Managing Partner at TGS Baltic.
Mr. Stankevičius has more than 20 years of experience in banking and finance law. For most of his career, he was leading the legal department in one of the largest banks in Lithuania – Luminor (former DNB, Nordea). Žygimantas accumulated exceptional experience in running complicated projects: he actively participated in launching an asset management company owned by the bank, the sale of the bank’s insurance company, an issuance of the bank’s bonds, a delisting of the bank’s shares, implementation of payment-related legal requirements, as well as provision of investment and lending services.
For many years, Mr. Stankevičius has also been a member of the Coordination Committee of the Association of Lithuanian Banks. He participated in work groups on implementation of the Payment Services Directive and the e-invoice system, introduction of euro, SEPA, etc. He also counselled public regulators and legislators on improving the legal environment in Lithuania. Recently, Mr. Stankevičius has actively participated in the Luminor’s business integration and consolidation processes.
“For me, it is a new and exciting path in my career. TGS Baltic, in my opinion, is a very active, client-oriented law firm with a good reputation in finance law, both in Lithuania and the rest Baltic states. I am particularly delighted that here the teamwork is based on mutual trust, it is one of TGS Baltic’s key values, therefore, I am sincerely grateful to the firm for the invitation to join the team. I believe that my experience and knowledge will prove to be useful for the firm and its clients,” shared TGS Baltic’s new partner Žygimantas Stankevičius.
Earlier in February 2019, the Finance Industry Group was also joined by Eglė Neverbickienė who previously worked as a lawyer at SEB.
TGS Baltic’s banking and finance team has been recognised as one of the strongest in the Baltics. The team counsels international and national financial institutions, fintech companies, market regulators and legal framework authors. Currently, TGS Baltic assists all major Lithuanian banks and promising developers of innovative financial services in finding both legal and business development solutions. In 2018, TGS Baltic signed an agreement on exclusive cooperation with the Association of Lithuanian Banks.
Currently, the Lithuanian office of TGS Baltic has 15 partners at its helm.