Renata Beržanskienė

Renata Beržanskienė

Partner

Ph:

+370 52 649 321

Mob: +370 69 844 898
Fax: +370 52 685 041
E-mail: renata.berzanskiene@sorainen.com
Office: Lithuania

Practice areas:

Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Data Protection, Distribution & Trade, Transport & Maritime, Telecommunications

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian, Polish
Experience

Partner Renata Beržanskienė heads the Sorainen Distribution & Trade, Information Technology & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and Transport & Maritime Practice Areas in Lithuania. She is also head of the Sorainen Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences Sector Group in the Baltic states and Belarus. Renata has been with Sorainen since 1999 and has been practising law since 1992.

Renata is one of the four lawyers in dispute resolution in Lithuania who earned the highest ranking from international legal directory Chambers Global (2013).  During her 25 years of practice Renata has been involved in many cases and represented clients in arbitrations, and has participated as an arbitrator in more than 50 arbitration cases handled by the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration. She was a member of the national group of Lithuania in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in 2011–2017. In 2007, Renata was elected a member of the Commission on Arbitration and Mediation of the Lithuanian Business Confederation, and became the chairwoman of this commission in March 2016. In 2006, the Czech Arbitration Court selected her as a panellist with the Czech Arbitration Court for .eu domain name disputes. On 20 March 2014, the National Courts Administration designated Renata as a court mediator and included her in the List of Court Mediators. From 2008 to November 2014, she was the head of the Lithuanian delegation to the Council of Bars & Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and led the International Relations Committee at the Lithuanian Bar Association.

According to the statistics of Mergermarket, Renata is No 9 among individual lawyers by the total value of advised major M&A transactions in the Baltics (EUR 1.692 billion during 2005-2016).

Renata is an expert highly recommended by the following legal directories:

  • The Legal 500 for dispute resolution as "a leading litigator" and for intellectual property;
  • Chambers Europe for dispute resolution, corporate and commercial also employment law – "Interviewees note Renata Beržanskienė for her copyright and trade mark litigation expertise". They also praise her "excellent response times and smooth organisation." Sources admire her "precise, elegant work in arbitration." She is also well known for her experience in IP disputes;
  • Chambers Global for dispute resolution. "Sources agree that Renata Beržanskienė is one of the best arbitration lawyers in the country, with an excellent track record in the field"; "Renata really understands how we think and is responsive to our needs. She made sure everything was done." Renata is also recommended for her "extensive experience as litigator, arbitrator and mediator to lead the team in IP litigation";
  • PLC Which lawyer? for dispute resolution;
  • Best Lawyers for litigation, arbitration and mediation, international arbitration, corporate and M&A, and IP and IT law; 
  • Who's Who Legal  for arbitration;
  • World Trademark Review 1000 in intellectual property practice describes Renata as "a top expert on trademark and copyright infringement and domain name disputes".

Renata was also named Lawyer of the Year 2012 for Arbitration and Mediation (Lithuania) by Best Lawyers.

Education

Vilnius University, Lithuania (BA in Psychology) 
Vilnius Baltic Management Institute, Lithuania (Executive MBA)
Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)
Uppsala University, Sweden (Certificate in EU Law)

Membership

Head of the International Relations Committee at the Lithuanian Bar Association (2008 – 2014 November)
Head of the Delegation of the Lithuanian Bar Association to the Council of Bars & Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) (2008 - 2014 November)
International Bar Association
International Association of Lawyers (UIA)
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Member of the National Group of Lithuania in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (2011 – 2017)
Arbitrator of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (before the reorganisation - Arbitration Court at the Association ICC - Lithuania) (since 1989)
Chairwoman of the Commission on Arbitration and Mediation of the Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania (since 2016)
Internet Committee of European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
BMI Alumni Council

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