Advocate Lauras Butkevičius joins law firm TGS Baltic

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TGS Baltic team was joined by advocate Lauras Butkevičius who has been practicing as an advocate for many years and is a specialist of competition law well-known in the Baltic legal services market. Lauras will work as an Of Counsel in the areas of competition and corporate law in the Public Law Department, Competition Law Practice Group.

“We are glad that our highly capable competition law team has been joined by an experienced and well-known colleague, perfectly knowledgeable not only about the Lithuanian market but also markets of the other Baltic States. Our Competition Law Practice Group has become probably the largest in the market and is capable of solving complicated, complex issues that require big intellectual potential. I believe that this practice group will become the market leader and will contribute to improvement of the competition environment in Lithuania”, E. Sutkienė, the Managing Partner of TGS Baltic, says.

Lauras graduated from the Faculty of Law at Vilnius University, had traineeship at Utrecht University. After his studies for the master’s degree, Lauras stayed in the Faculty of Law at Vilnius University, where he continued his doctoral studies and lectured on various subjects. In 2008, he defended a doctoral thesis on the topic of competition law and was awarded the degree of a doctor of social sciences (law). Since 2013 L. Butkevičius has been an Associate Professor of the Public Law Department at the Faculty of Law.

L. Butkevičius has been practicing as a lawyer for over 16 years. Before joining TGS Baltic, Lauras worked in law firms CIVILKA BUTKEVIČIUS ŠVEDAS, SORAINEN, COBALT. Lauras had traineeship in the Finnish law firm Roschier.

In developing the competition law practice, Lauras has prepared a number of academic and practical publications on this topic. Lauras gives trainings, takes part in conferences, seminars and public discussions on various topics of competition law and politics.

Law firm TGS Baltic is a major law firm in the Baltic States, covering all areas of commercial law and having offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Lithuanian office has over 70 lawyers, 12 of whom are partners.