Tomas Kontautas

Tomas Kontautas

Country Managing Partner

Ph:

+370 52 649 376

Mob: +370 68 732 239
Fax: +370 52 685 041
E-mail: tomas.kontautas@sorainen.com
Office: Lithuania

Practice areas:

Banking, Project Finance & PPP, Investment Funds, Structures & Pensions, Capital Markets, Financial Services & Regulation, Restructuring & Insolvency, Insurance, Private Equity, Tax & Customs, Government Relations & Administrative Law

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian
Experience

Tomas Kontautas is a country managing partner of Sorainen Lithuania and head of the Banking & Finance Team and the Insurance Team (in the Baltic States and Belarus), which include the Banking, Project Finance and PPP, Capital Markets, Financial Services & Regulation and Investment Funds, Structures & Pensions Practices. He has been practising law since 1997.

Tomas in his practice has advised many banks, finance institutions and insurance companies in finance law, insurance law and tax law issues. During his professional career, Tomas has been a lawyer with one of the leading law firms in Lithuania, deputy chairman of the Insurance Supervisory Commission and deputy head of the Legal Division of the State Insurance Supervisory Authority.

Tomas is a recommended practitioner by the following directories:

  • The Legal 500 for banking, finance law and capital markets;
  • IFLR 1000 in the area of banking and finance ("'Tomas Kontautas is a good authority in insurance and banking,' says one partner. 'He's very very helpful. It's pretty comfortable. He helps me feel secure in the legal perspective,' says one client");
  • Chambers Europe for banking and finance ("Sources commend him as someone who 'really delivers a quality product', with one interviewee adding: 'He is proactive, understands the issues and provides results on time.'");
  • PLC Which lawyer? finance law;
  • Best Lawyers for banking and finance law, insolvency and reorganisation, insurance, financial institutions, arbitration and mediation, also tax, corporate and M&A law;
  • European Legal Experts for corporate and finance; 
  • Tax Directors Handbook for tax;
  • Who's Who Legal for insurance & reinsurance.                  

Tomas was involved in drafting insurance laws and regulations in Lithuania (he is the author of the 2003 Insurance Law and draft Insurance Law 2011) and the EU (in 2004 he was a member of the Pillar II working group and the Solvency II project at the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors). Tomas lectures in financial services law at Vilnius University and is often invited to give lectures at foreign universities. His last book Insurance Contract Law is the first on the topic in Lithuanian legal history. Tomas was a member of the CoPECL (established under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme to deliver a Common Frame of Reference containing principles of European Contract Law) Economic Impact Group.

Education

Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)
Hamburg University, Germany, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (European Master in Law and Economics)
Vilnius University, Lithuania (Dr of Social Sciences, Law)
Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Switzerland (visiting scholar)
University of Palermo, Italy (visiting scholar)
Yeditepe University, Turkey (visiting scholar)
University of Sassari, Italy (visiting scholar)
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (visiting scholar)

Membership

Lithuanian Bar Association
International Bar Association
Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration
Member of the Financial markets commission of Lithuanian Business Confederation 

Publications

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