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Marius Brasiūnas

Senior Associate

Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 251 4444; 251 4445

marius.brasiunas@tgsbaltic.com

Lithuanian, English, Russian

MAJOR PROJECTS

Represents the interests of UAB Naujoji Energija in disputes regarding detailed planning procedures and the validity of construction of the 40 MW wind farm in Čiūteliai, Lankupiai, Grumbliai villages, Saugai local authority, Šilutė District Municipality (2011–2013);

Represents the interests of Snecma Services Brussels, a Belgium company, in the bankruptcy proceedings of AB flyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines (2009–2013);

Represented UAB Visagino Energetikos Remontas controlled by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, which provides maintenance and repair services of energy and thermal equipment – Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant and other power plants, vapour turbines, electricity lines, etc. Successfully defended the client’s interests in a number of civil cases against a subsidiary, related to unauthorised transfer of assets and shares and debt recovery (2010);

Represented Horiba Europe GmbH in a civil case concerning public procurement, where the client’s successful bid was appealed against to the court (2010);

Represented a subsidiary of the Georgian company IDS Borjomi Beverages Co. N.V., the producer of the world-known mineral water Borjomi, in civil cases for debt award in the amount of USD 1,300,000 and EUR 2,031,417. Initiated the bankruptcy proceedings of the debtor company, during which transactions illegally and wilfully made by the head of the debtor company and third persons were challenged, the lawfulness of actions of the head and shareholders of the debtor company in management of the company was assessed and imposition of liability on persons whose actions rendered the company insolvent was sought, as well as the award of damages to be paid by these persons, which would cover the debts of the company under bankruptcy to its creditors (2010).

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Represents the interests of the German company TeSo Ten Elsen GmbH & Co. KG in bankruptcy proceedings of AB Vievio Paukštynas in bankruptcy (2012–2013);

Represents the interests of UAB Vlantana Spedition in the legal proceedings regarding unfair competition (2012–2013);

Represented or represents the interest of such clients as AB Klaipėdos Nafta, UAB COWI Lietuva, UAB Proact Lietuva, UAB Galuotas, etc. in disputes relating to tendering procedures (2011–2013);

Represents the interests of UAB Doleta and UAB Vilniaus Doleta in the legal proceedings regarding the award of damages from the former manager of the company (2011–2013);

Represents the interests of UAB Ramundas in the legal proceedings regarding the award of damages arising out of contractual legal relationships (2011–2013);

Represents the interests of UAB Mulga, a company of the investment company Pontos Group, in different legal proceedings (2012–2013);

Represents the interests of UAB Kazimiero Simonavičiaus Universitetas in the legal proceedings regarding the access to EU structural funds for implementation of projects (2012–2013);

Represents the interests of UAB Arimex in legal proceedings (2011–2013);

Represented UAB Papyrus Lietuva, owned by the Papyrus Group, a leading paper, facility supplies and packaging merchant. Successfully defended the client’s interests in a number of civil cases on recovery of debts from Lithuanian companies (2010);

Represented the interests of AB Klaipėdos Nafta, a major oil terminal in the Baltic States and one of the most up-to-date oil terminals in Europe, in the civil case regarding tendering procedures organised by the client (2010);

Represented a subsidiary of the German company Gebr. Heinemann, UAB Travel Retail Vilnius, controlling Travel Value/Duty Free shops, in a civil dispute against the International Vilnius Airport. The dispute was for recognition of an amendment to the lease agreement to be invalid. Sought to defend the client’s interests and to prove that in extraordinary circumstances a lease agreement awarded by way of a public tender could be amended (2010);

Represented UAB Moller Auto, a company that belongs to the Norwegian company Moller Group and is a representative of Audi, Volkswagen and Škoda vehicles in Lithuania, in a civil case for debt award in the amount of EUR 850,000 from a German company which did not pay for purchased cars. In order to ensure fast and efficient debt award process, addressed the court for issue of a European payment order and initiated debt collection procedures in Germany (2010);

Advised a world famous clothing and accessories producer Italian company Valentino Fashion Group S.p.A., which is a user of Marlboro Classics trademarks, in the dispute with the State Tobacco and Alcohol Control Agency (2008);

Represented the interests of the client UAB Švarus Miestas, a waste management company, in a civil case against UAB Šnipiškių Ūkis regarding the prohibition to terminate a long-term contract for household waste management services (2008);

Advised the client, which is among the most progressive biotechnological pharmacy centres, in disputes regarding assistance from the European Union structural funds (2008) (2008);

Advised the client UAB Grundfos Pumps, which is a Lithuanian subsidiary of a major global pumps manufacturer GRUNDFOS, in a civil case for debt recovery (2008);

Advised the client UAB Kapitalis in drafting and filing a complaint with the Administration of the Vilnius County Governor regarding omissions by the planning organiser of the Trakai town master plan (2008);

Advised the client UAB SIBENA in the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court challenging a decision of the State Tobacco and Alcohol Control Agency and resulting in the client avoiding cancellation of its alcohol sale licence (2008);

Advised one of the most famous and progressive Lithuanian medical and surgery clinics UAB GK Klinika in the dispute regarding termination of the real estate sale and purchase contract and application of restitution (2008).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Sine 2017 Senior Associate at law firm TGS Baltic (former TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 2014 - 2017 Senior Associate at law firm Sutkiene, Pilkauskas & Partners (now TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 2014 AB LESTO general legal counsel
  • 2008 Senior Associate at law firm Sutkiene, Pilkauskas & Partners (now TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 2006 judge’s assistant at Vilnius County Court
  • 2005 UAB Bankroto Administratorių Biuras
  • 2004 traineeship in the office of attorney-at-law Leonas Virginijaus Papirtis

EDUCATION

  • 2007 Mykolas Romeris University (Master of Law)