Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė

Senior Associate

Language

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Services

Sectors

Country

Lithuania

About me

As head of the Competition & Regulatory team in Lithuania, I am responsible for ensuring the highest quality of services in diverse fields of competition law. I have extensive experience advising clients on prohibited agreements by competitors and non-competing entities as well as on merger control. Additionally, I assist clients in advertising and consumer law matters.

Professional highlights

Major projects. During my professional career, I have had the opportunity to participate in landmark antitrust cases and merger deals in Lithuania, such as the Maxima – Mantinga agreement case, the Forum Cinemas cartel case, the construction companies PST and IRDAIVA cartel case, and I have also worked on major transaction projects such as the anticipated Palink – Rimi merger, the Bitė and MTG concentration, and the Mineraliniai vandenys and Alita transaction.

Sector understanding. With a specialisation in promoting familiarity with diverse industries and business processes, my primary areas of interest are retail as well as the technology, media and telecommunication sectors.

Training businesses. I enjoy training other people, especially since training others means I learn more myself. I regularly organise training for businesses and create compliance programmes to improve understanding of the importance of competition law in everyday business operations and create added value for our clients.

Building a stronger team. I value the opportunity to share professional and organizational know-how, mentor our new colleagues, and lecture at the Sorainen Student Academy. I truly believe that a strong and reliable team is the key to success.

Business orientation. It is vital to understand how certain industries work and businesses operate, plus the specifics of certain markets. Only then can we find a practical way to apply legal acts in specific situations. With that in mind, I graduated ISM University of Management and Economics.

Academic background

  • ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania (Master of Business Management)
  • University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (LLM in European Private Law)
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark (visiting student)
  • Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania (BA in Law)

I am a member of

  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Competition Law Committee at the Lithuanian Bar Association