Tomas Kontautas

Tomas Kontautas

Country Managing Partner


+370 52 649 376

Mob: +370 68 732 239
Fax: +370 52 685 041
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

Sector Groups:

Financial Services & Insurance

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian

Dr. Tomas Kontautas is a country managing partner of Sorainen Lithuania and co-head of the Banking, Finance & Insurance Practice Group in Lithuania. 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 (clients describe him as "quick, accurate and diplomatic" plus "energetic and business-oriented", interviewees unanimously agree he is "really respected in the insurance market");
  • 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.                  

According to the statistics of Mergermarket, Tomas is  No 11 among individual lawyers by the total value of advised major M&A transactions in the Baltics (credited for 11 transactions with a total disclosed value of EUR 1.598 billion during 2005-2018).

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 lectured 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.

In 2018 Tomas co-authored the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) netting country opinion for Lithuania.


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)


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


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