Jurate Kugyte, LL. M. is an Attorney-at-Law with over 18 years of legal practice. Through the years of professional activity Jurate has gained extensive and highly valued experience in the fields of M&A, corporate governance, stakeholder disputes and banking and finance mainly acting for pan-Baltic, international and global clients in banking, investments, insurance, energy sectors, transport and gaming industries.
Jurate has provided integrated legal services to a number of the major Scandinavian banks operating in Lithuania and worldwide so creating a unique experience related to representation of financial institutions in a wide range of complex civil law litigation and arbitration cases.
Mrs. Kugyte is a recommended arbitrator at the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration.
In the course of over five years Mrs.Kugyte has also acted as a primary external legal adviser to one of the largest Polish energy concerns in Europe during the process of investments into the Lithuanian oil manufactory and establishment of business operations in Lithuania continued with assistance to Polish Energy Group with corporate governance advice.
Recently Mrs. Kugyte has acted as an EU-wide Project Manager in a number of corporate, finance law research & studies assignments entrusted by the European Union Institutions.
2017 / Partner, VILGERTS
2012-2017 / Associate Partner, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
2006-2012 / Advocate, leading lawyer, Baltic Legal Solutions Lietuva
2004-2006 / Head of Legal and European Law Departments, National Consumer Rights’ Protection Board at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania
2004-2006 / Lecturer of International Private Law, Mykolas Romeris University
1998-2003 / Lawyer, associate advocate at law firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas ir Partneriai
2003 / Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga, Latvia (LL.M in International and European Law, specializations in European law and private international law); Diploma with Merit
2000 / Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, M.Jur.
2015 – 2018 / Chairwoman of the Association and the Chairwoman of the Board at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (NGO)
2008 / Arbitrator at Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration
2006 / Lithuanian Bar Association