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Vytautas Šilinskas

Senior Associate

Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 251 4444; 251 4445

vytautas.silinskas@tgsbaltic.com

Lithuanian, English, Russian

MAJOR PROJECTS

Advised Micro Matic,  a worldwide market leader in the supply of keg spears and dispense heads to the brewing industry, on acquisition of a land plot and factory buildings in Kaunas (2016); 

Advised collapsed commercial bank Snoras on the sale of EUR 169.7 million Snoras loan portfolio to an international investor consortium led by private funds registered in Luxembourg and investment bank Deutsche Bank AG (2015);

Advised Coats plc, world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies, on the sale of the EMEA Crafts business to AURELIUS Group (2015);

Participates in carrying out the LNG terminal project, including representing AB Klaipėdos Nafta in negotiations with the state enterprise Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, AB Lietuvos Dujos, drafted and amended agreements discussed during the negotiations, revised the jetty engineering and construction contract, drafted the geological survey contract, revised the LNG terminal connection service contract, etc. (2012–2013);

Advised UAB Cowi Lietuva, drafted documents concerning a gross breach when dismissing one of long-standing executives. Successfully represented the company in the dispute over lawfulness of the dismissal (2012);

Participated in drafting construction contract documents for a research and experimental development centre of UAB Biotechpharma according to FIDIC terms; the value of the project is LTL 56 million (2011).

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Advises UAB COWI Lietuva, UAB Mars Lietuva, UAB Royal Canin LITHUANIA, IDS BORJOMI EUROPE, UAB Novo Nordisk Pharma, UAB Biotechpharma and other companies on various labour law and related legal issues – regarding conclusion, termination of contracts, lease of employees, conclusion of non-competition, confidentiality agreements, etc. (2009–2013);

Participated in drafting documents for UAB MGF Šviesos Konversija (world-known laser producer) in acquisition of premises for the development of scientific and manufacturing activities of the company, conclusion of laser supply contracts (2012–2013);

Participated in the performance of legal due diligence reviews of UAB Mulga (the manager of the shopping centre Babilonas I in Panevėžys), AB Bankas Finasta (including related companies), UAB Arvi Cukrus, stevedoring company AB Klaipėdos Smeltė, UAB Šeimos Medicinos Klinika, AB Impuls LTU, AB Sanitas, Įmonių Grupė Alita, AB, AB Agrowill Group (including group companies), AB GRIGIŠKĖS, AB Warta Glass Panevėžys, AB Avia Solutions Group (including group companies), UAB Fermentas and other companies (2009–2013);

Prepared a memorandum for the manager of a major shopping centre regarding a possibility to restrict the tenant’s right of first refusal to renew the lease contract (2012);

Drafted a land plot lease agreement (with the right to build buildings and establish servitudes) for the development of 2 MW solar photovoltaic power station park, also took part in drafting land lease agreements for the development of wind power plant parks (2012);

Revised the contractor’s contract to be concluded by UAB Sicor Biotech for construction of a warehouse, office building and a frame for a manufacturing line (2012);

Drafted responses to statements of claim, which were aimed at the suspension of the construction of a water amusement park in Palanga (2011–2012);

Counselled UAB Mulga (the manager of the shopping centre Babilonas I in Panevėžys) on lease issues (conclusion, amendment, termination of lease agreements, eviction of tenants), drafted related documents (2011);

Drafted tender documents, documents for lease of a state-owned land plot and construction contract documents for state enterprise Klaipėda State Seaport Authority for the implementation of the project of constructing a port for small and entertainment boats in Klaipėda, the value of which is LTL 38.5 million (2011);

Participated in advising ICON Plc, a global provider of pharmacy, biotechnologies and medical devices industry development services, on issues of lease of non-residential premises (2009);

Participated in advising a major Lithuanian dairy AB Pieno Žvaigždės and in drafting real estate sale contracts (2008);

Participated in advising Mars Lietuva on a number of labour law and other related legal issues, such as termination of contracts, conclusion of confidentiality agreements, etc. (2008);

Assists in drafting of procedural documents necessary for representing clients in civil and administrative disputes.

Memberships

  • Lithuanian Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Since 2017 Senior Associate at the law firm TGS Baltic (former TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 2008-2017 Associate at the law firm Sutkiene, Pilkauskas & Partners (now TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)

EDUCATION

  • 2010 Vilnius University, Faculty of Law (Master of Law)