Biography

Rimantas has extensive experience in disputes arising under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and high-value commercial agreements, having served as a consultant or representative to company claimants and respondents as well as government claimants and respondents. Rimantas is advising global energy companies as well as major law firms.

In addition to arbitration work, Rimantas had worked on a number of high profile international litigations in the Baltics as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union and advised major companies on trade, investment, regulatory, and transactional matters.

Rimantas is one of the leading individuals on international investment law and investor-state disputes, WTO law and international arbitration in the Baltics. Currently, Rimantas is a PhD scholar at Queen Mary University’s School of International Arbitration supervised by Prof. L. Mistelis. Rimantas was also invited as Visiting scholar at Columbia Law School’s Center for International Commercial & Investment Arbitration and the National University of Singapore.

Rimantas had completed and was awarded LL.M. in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh. Further, Rimantas’ studies include international trade finance at the New York Institute of Finance, international commercial arbitration at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, international commercial and investment arbitration at the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris.

Rimantas is also a prolific author on international law, international investment law and arbitration. Rimantas is the chief-editor of the Eurasia Arbitration Journal, lecturer of WTO law at KSU University, lecturer of international investment law and arbitration at Vilnius University and Senior Associate at “Motieka & Audzevicius” PLP.

Rimantas’ working languages are English, Russian, Lithuanian.

Formal Education

  • Location:Vilnius

    Bachelor’s degree from Mykolas Romeris University

  • Location:Edinburgh

    Master's degree from the University of Edinburgh

  • Location:London

    PhD from the Queen Mary University (expected)

Additional Education

  • Location Singapore

    National university of Singapore

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  • Location: NYC

    Columbia Law School

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  • Location: Paris

    International Academy for Arbitration Law

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  • Location: London

    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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  • Location: Paris

    International Chamber of Commerce

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  • Location: NYC

    New York Institute of Finance

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Recent Experience in Arbitration

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    • Consultant for Russian investor in investor-state dispute against the Republic of Lithuania
    • Representative for Estonian investor in investor-state dispute against the Republic of Lithuania
    • Representative for a Lithuanian corporation in investor-state dispute against the Republic of Belarus [Lithuania-Belarus BIT]
    • Consultant in investor-state dispute against the Republic of Lithuania [Latvia -Lithuania BIT]

    • Of-Counsel for Russian energy company in international commercial arbitration [ SCC Arbitration]

    • Consultant for Russian energy company in investor-state dispute against the Republic of Lithuania [Lithuania-Russia BIT, ICC Paris Arbitration]

    • Of-Counsel for Russian energy company in international commercial arbitration [SCC Arbitration]

    • Co-Counsel for Italian investor in investor-state dispute against the Republic of Lithuania [Italy-Lithuania BIT, UNCITRAL Arbitration]
    • Advisor for the government of the Republic of Serbia in international commercial arbitration

    • Co-Counsel for Russian Energy company at the Court of Justice of the European Union

    • Consultant in investor-state dispute against the Republic of Lithuania [France-Lithuania BIT]

International Law

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    • In addition to practice involving international investment and international business transactions of various kinds, Rimantas has also advised the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Baltic countires in preparation of Model BIT and international investment law policy of the country.

    • Rimantas is also a frequent speaker in conferences on international arbitration and guest lecturer on international investment law.

    • Rimantas has written a number of articles on international commercial and investor-state arbitration issues. Rimantas had published the first comprehensive texbook in the Baltics on international investment law and arbitration.

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