Daivis Švirinas

Daivis Švirinas

Partner

Ph:

+370 52 685 040

Mob: +370 68 756 590
Fax: +370 52 685 041
E-mail: daivis.svirinas@sorainen.com
Office: Lithuania

Practice areas:

Competition, Government Relations & Administrative Law , Energy & Utilities, Infrastructure & Regulatory, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian
Experience

Dr. Daivis Švirinas is a partner and head of the Sorainen Competition Practice Area in the Baltics and Belarus, he also heads the Energy & Utilities and Infrastructure & Regulatory Practice Areas in Lithuania. He has been practising law since 1995.

With a master’s degree in both law and economics, Daivis Švirinas has executed many complex projects, representing Lithuanian and international companies operating in different business sectors, such as wholesale and retail, consumer goods, energy, pharmacy and real estate. In addition, he holds a PhD in law and for over 12 years has taught competition law at Mykolas Romeris University. He has authored many articles, books and publications in the area of Competition law and has represented clients in well-known, high-profile competition law cases.

During his professional career Daivis has worked at other law firms and gained substantial experience at US law firm McDermott, Will & Emery. In the last five years he was managing partner of another leading law firm in Lithuania.

Independent international legal directory Chambers Europe recognises him as one of the top four competition law experts in Lithuania. Daivis is a recommended practitioner by the following directories:

  • Chambers Global for corporate/commercial (clients particularly appreciate his business-oriented approach: "He inspires us and his team to do the impossible. The great thing about him is that he thinks like a businessman);
  • Chambers Europe for competition (clients quote Daivis being “a far-sighted strategist who is capable to concentrate on the essence and to offer creative solutions even in the most complex situations). Daivis is also refered to as one of the "leading competition law experts" and "highly regarded by market commentators". Clients say: "He couldn't possibly be better in terms of quality, and there is nothing he could have done differently". "He is a top-level professional who doesn't need additional preparation to answer competition law questions. He had lots of difficult projects." Daivis is also being regarded for having a wealth of experience and expertise in anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance cases;
  • IFLR 1000 for competition, corporate and M&A;
  • The Legal 500 names Daivis as the "leading competition lawyer" (“Fantastic strategist’ Daivis Švirinas <...> has seen an increase in M&A-related competition instructions”);
  • Global Competition Review for competition;
  • Best Lawyers for competition, corporate and M&A;
  • Who's Who Legal for competition.
Education

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania (Dr of Social Sciences, Law)
Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Economics)
Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)

Membership

Lithuanian Bar Association
International Bar Association

Publications

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