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Dr. Vytautas Šenavičius
Managing Partner, Attorney at Law
+370 670 04194

I specialize in banking and finance and dispute resolution.

I seek practical solutions to complex business situations and help clients to arrive at compromises that deliver the best benefits for their business. Through my practice I have provided legal services for practically all types of financial market participants in Lithuania (from management companies, to brokerage firms and specialized bank). My legal advice is often sought by clients with innovative financial technology ideas that do not yet exist in practice. I am familiar with licensing and financial market practices.

Acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios
I provided legal services to Easy Debt Service, UAB on acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios. The scope of the assignment was from non-binding offer to the completion of the transaction. I advised on the structure of the transaction, and provided thorough legal due diligence, and strategy. The total amount of the purchased claim rights was 150 million. EUR.
Large Business Dispute Project
I managed a large project of more than 150 disputes with clients of credit institutions, including representation in courts.
Insurance Disputes in Lithuania
I represented Coface, a credit insurer, and ADB Compensa Vienna Insurance Group in large (over EUR 500,000) insurance disputes.
Establishment of Specialized Banks in Lithuania
I advised specialized banks (consumer loans and business lending) in Lithuania on the process for the authorization of a specialized bank license.
Restructuring of agribusiness and Related Disputes
I advised a large agribusiness firm (confidential) on restructuring issues. I represented the client in over 40 disputes during the restructuring process.
The first management company operating in Lithuania under the AIFM Directive
I prepared operating documents for Lords LB Asset Management for the purposes of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on Alternative Investment Fund Managers.
Licensing of payment service providers in Lithuania (PSP)
I advised electronic money institutions and payment institutions for the preparation of documents required for the licensing process. I coordinated the licensing processes.
P2P lending and crowdfunding
I advised on licensing, AML and operational aspects for P2P, crowd-funding platforms (EstateGuru, Savy, Finbee, Andrum, Finansų bite verslui, Profitus, etc.). I advised the client on obtaining the first crowd-funding license in Lithuania.
Bonds and other Alternative Funding
I advised one of the largest players in the market, SME Finance, Easy Debt Service, on bond issues.
The first security token offering in Lithuania
I advised a crowd-funding platform, UAB Finansų bite verslui in Lithuania, on the implementation of the first public offering of derivatives through the issuance of security tokens.
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
I participated in the development of regulation of ICO, STO, and virtual currency exchange offices in Lithuania. I advised innovative market players such as Hodl Finance, Aciety, Smartlands, Desico, etc.
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania, Faculty of Law (PhD)
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania, Faculty of Law (Master of Laws)
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania, Faculty of Law (Bachelor of Laws)
University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
University of Latvia (Latvia)
IFLR1000 rankings. Banking and Finance and Corporate Law.
LEGAL 500 rankings. Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Employment Law.
2013, 2014
Lithuanian Research Council scholarship for academic achievements.
Commemorative award of the President of the Republic of Lithuania for personal contribution during the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council.
Nasdaq OMX Award for Best Research on the Capital Market.
Professional activities
nuo 2019
Law Firm Šenavičius ir partneriai RESPONSE, Managing Partner
Law firm TVINS, Partner
nuo 2016
Chairman of the Board at Lithuanian P2P and Crowdfunding Association
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Department of Financial Markets Policy
Member of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, Brussels
Law firm Sorainen, Associate
Agribusiness firm LIVILA, Chief Legal Officer
Mykolas Romeris University, Lecturer