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Gytis Kaminskas

Partner, Head of Transport industry group

Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 251 4444; 251 4445

gytis.kaminskas@tgsbaltic.com

Lithuanian, English, Russian, French

MAJOR PROJECTS

  • 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). Clients: Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists and AB Achema. Legal services provided by advocate Gytis Kaminskas included preparing an application to the Competition Council as an institution coordinating State aid issues in Lithuania; preparing an appeal to the European Commission for unlawful State aid and representing the clients when addressing to the European Commission regarding compatibility of the public service obligations scheme to State aid regulation, and other related legal services
  • Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding the liquefied natural gas terminal (State aid mechanism). Client: Lithuanian Gas Association. Dates of enforcement of the procedure: 2013–2014 (investigation was terminated). Legal services provided by advocate Gytis Kaminskas included preparing an application to the European Commission for unlawful State aid and an infringement of other European Union legal acts and representing the client when addressing to the European Commission and during the meetings at the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission
  • Participated in the procedure against Lithuania regarding implementation of the EU’s Third Energy Package in the gas sector. Client: Lithuanian Gas Association. Dates of enforcement of the procedure: 2013. Advocate Gytis Kaminskas prepared an analysis and an application to the European Commission, represented the client in the meetings at the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission
  • Participated in providing legal consultations to AB Lietuvos dujos regarding transformation of the company in fulfilment of the requirements of the 3rd Energy Package
  • Represented and advised major Lithuanian energy companies: AB Achema, AB Orlen Lietuva, AB Lifosa in solving energy related issues
  • 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, case C-195/08 PPU
  • Represented and conducted a case before the European Union Civil Service Tribunal, case C-239/07

MEMBERSHIPS

  • ICC International Court of Arbitration, Lithuania
  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague, Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Since 2018 Partner, Head of Transport industry group, law firm TGS Baltic
  • 2014 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 of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 1994–1995 head of a division, advisor to the Government on foreign affairs, Government of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 1991–1993 assistant to the advisor to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs, Government of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 1992–1994 assistant, International Comparative Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Vilnius University

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

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.