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Džiuginta
Balčiūnė

Partner
Mob: +370 617 280 57
Tel.: +370 5 248 76 70

dziuginta.balciune@ilaw.legal

Džiuginta Balčiūnė has gained over 15 years of experience in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and insolvency.

Attorney is an aknowledged lecturer in corporate and Insolvency law, an author to several legal articles published in business and law magazines. Curently she works with complex corporate issues, including acquisition of own shares, reorganisation of group of companies, participates in structuring complex employee incentive schemes, option grants. Džiuginta represents shareholders‘ interests in legal disputes and througout the whole M&A process. She also takes part in various solvency-related issues in restructuring and insolvency cases, beeing one of the first attorneys to sucessfully instigate several restructuring cases under the new Law on Insolvency of the Republic of Lithuania during the pandemic.

Before joining ILAW LEXTAL Džiuginta represented shareholders’ and issuers’ interests with the supervisory authorities of a regulated market, was a member of Supervisory Council in a number of public companies acting in aviation, agricultural and real estate sectors. She has worked with “PwC Legal“, „Cobalt“ and „Glimstedt“ law firms, also in a Representation of the European Commission in Berlin.

Currently Džiuginta is an active member of the regional Management Board in Lithuania at the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (https://www.ahk-balt.org/lt/), European Business Network (https://ebn.lt/), is one of the recommended lawyers by Advantage Austria (https://www.advantageaustria.org/). Apart of membership in these recognised and prominent organisations, Džiuginta is specifically fond of representing the interests of women and promoting women leadership in Business Woman Association (https://www.bwa.lt/). She is also one of the suggested mentors in fintech and startup section guided by Enterprice Lithuania (Lith. Versli Lietuva) (https://mentoriai.verslilietuva.lt/mentorius/dziuginta-balciune/) with focus on probona legal activities taking place at various start-up hubs in remote regions of Lithuania:

Attorney-at-Law has gained a master degree in commercial law at Vilnius University and Master of German and European Law and Legal Practice at Humboldt University in Berlin.

She speaks Lithuanian, Russian, English and German languages. 

 
Experience
 
Professional Law Partnership iLAW
Partner since March 2019
Associate partner September 2017 - Febryary 2019
 
Džiuginta Balčiūnė Law Firm
Managing Partner 2010 – 2017 
 
Law Firm „Raidla Lejins & Norcous”
Associate Lawyer 2009 - 2010
 
Law Firm „Bernotas ir Dominas Glimstedt”
Associate Lawyer 2006 - 2009
 
Representation of the European Commission in Berlin, Germany
Legal Assistant 2006
 
Law Firm N. Motiejuniene, M. Pukas and Partners (Rödl & Partner UAB)
Legal Assistant 2006
 
Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Berlin, Germany
Legal Assistant 2005
 
Law Firm Broda-Warnke-Schartner in Berlin, Germany
Legal Assistant 2003
 
 
Education  
 
Humboldt University, Faculty of Law (Berlin, Germany) 
Master of German and European Law and Legal Practice (M.LL.P.)
 
Vilnius University Faculty of Law
Master's degree of Laws (Commercial Law)
 
Brenderup Higher school in Fyn, Denmark
Student grant from the Danish Democracy Foundation 
 

Publications and presentations
 
  • In cooperation with Swedish Chamber of Commerce and German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce organised seminar "Competition law – prohibitive arrangements (cartels)", 2008
  • HOW TO ESTABLISH A PRIVATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (UAB) IN LITHUANIA: BASIC REGULATORY FRAMEWORK AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS/ Sozdanije kompanii s ogranicennoj otvetstvennostju v Litve: prakticeskije aspekti, Pravo, 2010 No. 5, str. 45 – author

  • Corporate Laws of the World: Layout for the Country Reports/ Gesellschaftsrecht des Auslands in Einzeldarstellungen/ Länderbericht Litauen, 2010 – co-author
  • Directory of Contracts: 8. Financial Contracts, Verslo žinios, 2010 – co-author
  • German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania in cooperation with RAIDLA LEJINS & NORCOUS organised business breakfast – seminar „Effective execution of court decision as a way to secure creditor interests"
 
Membership
 
German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (AHK)
Member of the Board since 2019  
 
Lithuanian Bar Association 
Attorney-at-Law since 2010  
 
Avia Solutions Group, AB 
Member of Supervisory Board 2010 - 2016 
 
Agrowill Group, AB 
Member of Supervisory Board 2010 - 2014
 
AviaAM Leasing, AB 
Member of Supervisory Board 2013 
 
Lithuanian Countryside Tourism Association
Member since 2009
 
Lithuanian Young Bar Association
Member since 2007
 
Association of the family members of Lithuanian diplomats
Member since 2006
 
Association "Alumni" at the Vilnius University, Law Faculty
Member since 2006
 
Lithuanian Folk Dance Ensemble "Vilniaus Pynimėlis" 
Member since 2006 
 
Member of the Diplomat club "Willkommen in Berlin" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin
Member 2004 - 2006