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Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė

Partner

Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 251 4444; 251 4445

daiva.filonoviene@tgsbaltic.com

Lithuanian, French, Russian

MAJOR PROJECTS

Advises the bankruptcy administrator UAB Valnetas in the bankruptcy procedures of BAB Ūkio Bankas, organises and is responsible for the general issues of activities of the bank in the bankruptcy process and procedural issues of the bankruptcy proceedings (2013);

Represented more than 500 investors in the dispute with AB Bankas Snoras regarding redemption of an unregistered shares issue (2013);

Is the main representative of BUAB Ranga-IV in the dispute with the German company Nukem Technologies GmbH regarding relationships arising out of the contract for construction (FIDIC) of the temporary nuclear fuel storage (B1) of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (2012–2013);

Represented a group of investors (over 150) in the dispute with the Russian concern Eurochem regarding the squeeze-out of AB Lifosa shares; entered into a settlement agreement on behalf of the represented investors in this process, increasing the price of squeezed-out shares by 15 percent (2011);

Represented a US pharmaceutical company before the expanded panel of the European Court of Justice with regard to issues of the Treaty of Accession of Lithuania to the European Union and the regulation on patent protection (2010);

Represented a Swiss company in a case regarding the use of the trademark Davidoff in Lithuania, the case was won by the Swiss company (2010);

Represented a minor shareholder of AB SEB Bankas in a case regarding the squeeze-out price of SEB shares, the case was won by the minor shareholder (2009).

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Represented a US company in a civil case against a Lithuanian company for award of the debt and contesting of transactions, secondary liability of the shareholder (the value of the dispute was about LTL 36 million) (2011–2013);

Advised investors and payment institutions on issues of establishing, licensing and activities of a financial brokerage firm (2010–2013);

Advised BUAB Premium Konsultacijos, BUAB Murena, BUAB Pramogų Era on issues of the bankruptcy process (2010–2013);

Represented foreign citizens and legal persons of the Republic of Lithuania in negotiations with AB SEB Bankas regarding acquisition of a property complex mortgaged to the bank (the value of the transaction was LTL 3 million) (2010–2013);

Advises UAB Valnetas (in BUAB ERP, BUAB Duomenų Bazės ir Technologijos, BUAB Dahelma, BŽŪB Agroma, BUAB Kraujo Donorystės Centras and other bankruptcy proceedings) and other persons engaged in administration of property, bankruptcy and restructuring in companies’ bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, represents administered companies in civil cases regarding contesting financial claims made by company creditors, contesting of transactions with related persons and other counterparties, indemnification for damages caused by heads and shareholders of companies and in debtors’ debts recovery procedures (2008–2013);

Advises a major technical gas producer in Lithuania on operational issues, prepared transactions of restructuring and merger of this company, successfully represented it in disputes (2007–2013);

Advises forest enterprises on issues of their activities, represents them in disputes (2001–2013);

Advised VšĮ Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro Akademija on changing its legal status, organisation of its management, other operational issues (2011–2012);

Advised and represented a Lithuanian company on financing, financing restructuring issues (the value of financing was LTL 40 million) (2011–2012);

Represented a Lithuanian company on issues of restructuring its operations and transformation of its loan portfolio (worth LTL 8 million) (2011–2012);

Gave training to heads and shareholders of companies on issues of their liability (2010–2012);

Advised AB Lietuvos Dujos on employment law issues (2006–2012);

Represented a Lithuanian producer in a dispute regarding use of the trademark Bočiai, the producer won the case (2011);

Represented a Lithuanian producer of treatment facilities in disputes regarding unfair competition, use of trademarks, design, the case was won by the represented producer (2011);

Represented Lithuanian producers and sellers of plumbing products in shareholders’ disputes (2009–2011).

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Concept of Payment as a Tool in Lithuanian Criminal Law (lit. Mokėjimo instrumento sąvoka Lietuvos baudžiamojoje teisėje) // Jurisprudencija, 2004.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Member of Commercial Law and Practice Commission at the Lithuanian Business Confederation ICC Lithuania
  • Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Investors Association
  • Member of the Lithuanian Consumers and Banks Council (2012–2013)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Since 2017 Associate Partner at law firm TGS Baltic (former TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 2013–2017 Associate Partner at law firm TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
  • 2006–2013 Associate at law firm AAA Baltic Service Company
  • 2001–2004 lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University
  • 2004–2006 worked as an independent lawyer
  • 1999–2004 lawyer, associate at law firm Rhetor R&R

EDUCATION

  • 2001–2004 PhD studies at Mykolas Romeris University, Faculty of Law
  • 2000 Vilnius University, Faculty of Law (Master of Law)