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Dainius Daugirda

Tax Consultant

Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 251 4444; 251 4445

dainius.daugirda@tgsbaltic.com

Lithuanian, English, Russian

MAJOR PROJECTS

Represents one of the major Lithuanian companies engaged in trading in metals in the tax dispute against the State Tax Inspectorate. The company appealed against the STI decision on the application of transfer pricing in acquiring metal products from an associated person (2012–2013);


In relation to acquisition of a shopping centre, counselled Pontos Group, a family owned private equity and real estate investment company operating in Finland, the Baltic States and Russia, on matters related to the application of value added tax, real estate tax, thin capitalisation rules, other tax aspects both during the acquisition of the shopping centre and its management (2011–2012).

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Councelled Storebrand Group on the acknowledgement of an individual activity as a labour activity (2012);

Advised a client, a natural person, on planning taxation using the taxing advantages of the particular Member States of the European Union (related to selling business to a foreign investor) (2011–2012);

Advised Westinghouse, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corp., on the tax environment and application of tax incentives for investments in Lithuania in connection with participation of the client in a tender to build a new nuclear power plant (2011);

Advised the European Investment Bank on taxation issues concerning the creation of financial engineering instruments for one of the pioneering financial engineering projects in Europe JESSICA (2010–2011);

Advised KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation) on the tax environment in Lithuania (capital taxation, taxation of imports, tax incentives, etc.) and application of tax incentives for investments in Lithuania (2010);

Advised Storebrand Baltic on creation of the incentive scheme for the employees of a Lithuanian unit (2010);

Assisted Barclays in developing a taxation background of the employee incentive scheme. Counselled the client on extension of the employee incentive scheme to its employees of the Lithuanian subsidiary (2009–2010);

Participated in preparation of detailed information on tax regime in the countries of Northern and Western Europe for UAB Eltel Networks, a provider of services related to designing and installation of indoors and outdoors telecommunication and building engineering networks. Prepared the analysis on labour taxation in some of the countries of the region, which focused on the differences of labour taxation in selected countries, as well as the job market prevension means. Counselled the client on the issues related to taxation of personal income, social insurance contribution (2009–2010).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Since 2017 tax consultant at TGS Baltic (former TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 2010–2017 tax consultant at Sutkienė, Pilkauskas & Partners 
  • 2006–2010 Deputy Head of the State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 2005–2006 Head of the Vilnius Division at the Vilnius County State Tax Inspectorate
  • 1999–2005 Head of the Law Department at the Vilnius County State Tax Inspectorate
  • 1998–1999 lawyer at the Vilnius County State Tax Inspectorate

EDUCATION

  • 1998 Law University of Lithuania (currently Mykolas Romeris University)