Rimantas Daujotas

Rimantas Daujotas

Senior Associate
Rimantas.Daujotas@ma-law.lt
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  • Introduction

    Rimantas Daujotas is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice group in our Vilnius office.

     

    Rimantas has extensive experience in advising clients on international commercial arbitration, foreign investment disputes, international trade and WTO law. His practice involves representing clients in the local courts of Lithuania, international arbitration institutions as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union.

     

    Rimantas has worked on a number of arbitration cases, both domestically and internationally, his experience includes participation in arbitration cases constituted under the UNCITRAL, SCC, and ICC rules. Specifically, he has represented OAO Gazprom in a dispute with Lithuania in SCC arbitration, consulted the Government of the Republic of Serbia in an international arbitration dispute against Lithuanian companies and acted as co-advisor for a foreign investor in a dispute against Lithuania in a UNCITRAL arbitration regarding violation of the Lithuania-Italy BIT.

     

    Rimantas is highly specialised in the energy sector. Among the wide number of cases he has participated in, he has advised a leading energy company in Lithuania (Lietuvos Dujos) in a dispute against with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania and also consulted one of the largest Lithuanian holdings in the energy industry on provisions of international investment law.

     

    Rimantas joined Motieka & Audzevičius in 2011. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he completed and was awarded an LL.M. in Commercial Law. Rimantas holds a PhD degree from Vilnius University and also is a PhD scholar at Queen Mary, University of London. Rimantas is also a lecturer of WTO law and Investor-state arbitration at KSU university and Vilnius University. His working languages are English, Russian, and Lithuanian.

  • Practice Highlights
    • 2017
    • Represented Gazprom, a major player of international energy industry, before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
    • 2016
    • Represented PAO Gazprom, one of the world’s largest energy companies, before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
    • Has successfully represented one of the major Serbian energy companies before the Supreme Court of Lithuania regarding the recognition and enforcement of ICC arbitral award.
    • Successfully represented OAO Gazprom in major SCC arbitration against Lithuania.
    • Had successfully represented one of the largest Serbian energy companies in the recognition and enforcement proceedings of two ICC Awards.
    • 2015
    • Successfully represented OAO Gazprom in a hotly debated litigation before the Supreme Court of Lithuania as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union.
    • Represented a waste management company in a complaint to the European Commission against the Lithuanian Government
    • Represented OAO Gazprom in a hotly debated case before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
    • Defended a major Lithuanian energy company against a Belarusian state entity in the Supreme Court of Belarus.
    • 2014
    • Represented a Lithuanian company group in obtaining an arbitral award in Stockholm arbitration institution under the SCC rules against a Belarusian company and the successful enforcement of the award in the Republic of Belarus
    • Acted as co-counsel together with Crowell & Moring LLP, based in Washington, in an investor-state arbitration.
    • Represented a Lithuanian limited liability company acting in the energy sector and an investor from the Netherlands in a dispute with the Republic of Lithuania and filing a complaint with the European Commission
    • 2013
    • Represented a Client before the Supreme Court in a dispute regarding an arbitration clause in the shareholders agreement.
    • Defended the interest of a company acting in the real estate sector
    • Represented Lithuanian Gas (AB Lietuvos Dujos), a major energy company, in the Supreme Court of Lithuania
    • Represented client in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in recognizing and enforcing arbitral award.
    • Represented a leading international energy company in a litigation concerning the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award rendered by the arbitral tribunal constituted under the SCC rules in the case between the company and a Lithuanian government body.
    • Acted as co-counsel together with Crowell & Moring LLP, based in Washington, in an investor-state arbitration
    • 2012
    • Defended the interest of a leading Italian sparkling wine producer against the State property fund in the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
    • Advised the Privatisation Agency of Serbia at the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration in a dispute against one of the largest alcohol producers in Lithuania.
    • Defending the interests of the large foreign beverage producer before the Supreme Court of Lithuania.
    • Acted as a co-counsel with Crowell & Moring in the international investment arbitration case on the question of Bifurcation of the proceedings, instituted under UNCITRAL Arbitration rules.
    • 2011
    • Represented the major beverages producer in the international arbitration.
  • Recognition
    • 2017
    • Recognized among the best Lithuanian law firms by Legal 500 2017, one of the leading international law directories.
    • Recognised by Global Arbitration Review among 100 global leaders.
  • Membership
  • Publications
    • 2017
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • 2016
    • Contributed an article "Can Amici Curiae Rescue the Fading EU ISDS System?"
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • Contributed an article "Arbitration between Philippines and China on territories located in the South China Sea".
    • Contributed an article "Theory of the arbitration. The perspective of legal realism".
    • Contributed an article "Why Hague court cancelled arbitration decision between Yukos and Russia for 50 milliard USD?"
    • Contributed an article "International economy sanctions. Structure and disputes".
    • Contributed an article "Global territorial dispute resolution. Main methods and principles".
    • Contributed an article "Countries, which did not sign the arbitration agreement, and the abusive usage of the corporate structure in international commercial arbitration".
    • 2015
    • Constributed a publication "Yukos arbitration: tribunal’s jurisdiction and standards of investors’ protection" which was recently released in the annual arbitration law journal of Lithuania “Arbitražas. Teorija ir praktika 2015”.
    • Contributed an article entitled “Vienna convention on the law of treaties and treaty interpretation”.
    • GAR Litigation Know-How
    • Contributed to the first book on international investment law and arbitration in the Baltics.
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • “Challenge of Arbitrators in International Investment Arbitration”, periodical scientific law journal of Vilnius University "VU mokslo darbai. Teisė"
    • Arbitration 2015, Getting the Deal Through series
    • ICSID 'foreign' investment requirement in the case of borrowed funds
    • 2014
    • Bilateral investment treaty claims in the Courts of the Republic of Lithuania
    • Distinguishing features of Lithuanian bilateral investment treaties
    • Comment in IQ. The Economist
    • World Arbitration Reporter, 2nd Edition
    • "Liability and immunity of arbitrators in international commercial arbitration"
    • "Liability and immunity of arbitrators in international commercial arbitration"
    • GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How
    • GAR Litigation Know-How
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How, 2014
    • Arbitration 2014, Getting the Deal Through series
    • 2013
    • "Application of the Iura Novit Curia Principle in International Commercial Arbitration" which was released in the periodical scientific law journal of Vilnius University "VU mokslo darbai. Teisė"
    • Featured in the periodical scientific law journal of Vilnius University "VU mokslo darbai. Teisė" with an article entitled "Appeal Procedure in the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the World Trade Organization ".
    • Comment for the GAR article entitled “SCC Award Enforced in Lithuania”
    • Foreign Investment Protection Regime of the Republic of Lithuania
    • MFN principle and investor's nationality in investor-state arbitration - alternating jurisdictional requirements of BIT's through MFN principle
    • GAR Litigation Know-How
    • ICLG International Arbitration 2013
    • GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How
    • The International Investigations Review, 3rd edition
    • Dispute Resolution 2013 in Getting the Deal Through series
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • The International Arbitration Review, 4th edition
    • Definition of ‘Investment' under the ICSID Convention of 1965
    • Jurisdiction Ratione Personae in International Investment Arbitration - Legitimate Corporate Planning or Abuse of Right?
    • Lithuania’s public policy problem
    • Arbitration 2013 in Getting the Deal Through series
    • The Concept of Legitimate Expectation in Investor-State Arbitration and the European Court of Human Rights
    • 2012
    • GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How
    • GAR Litigation Know-How
    • Non-Signatories and Abuse of Corporate Structure in International Commercial Arbitration
    • GAR Commercial Arbitration Know-How
    • The International Investigations Review 2012
    • ICLG International Arbitration 2012
    • Dispute Resolution 2012 in Getting the Deal Through series.
    • Arbitrability of disputes arising from public procurement contracts - Lithuanian example
    • Jurisdiction Ratione Personae and Corporate Nationality in International Investment Arbitration ‒ Legitimate Corporate Planning or Abuse of Right?
    • 2011
    • Assessment of the New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 2010
    • Leegin Case: Resale Price Maintenance vs. Consumer Welfare
    • Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law: Different Angles – Same Conclusion
    • Defining the Extent of NGO’s Participation in the WTO
    • Justification of Liability Limitation in International Carriage of Goods
    • Interaction of Different Laws and Rules in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Education
    Currently, Rimantas is a PhD scholar at Queen Mary University's School of International Arbitration in London supervised by Prof. L. Mistelis. Rimantas was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School's Center for International Commercial & Investment Arbitration in New York, supervised by Prof. G. Bermann and visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore under supervision of Prof. M. Sornarajah.

    He has completed and was awarded an LL.M. in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh, a Bachelor's degree in Law from Mykolas Romeris University and also a PhD degree from Vilnius University. Further, Rimantas' recent studies include international trade finance at the New York Institute of Finance, international commercial arbitration at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, and international commercial and investment arbitration at the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris. Rimantas is also a prolific author on international law and has a growing body of scholarly work in both English and Lithuanian.
  • Conferences
    • 2016
    • Has organised Vilnius Arbitration Day 2016.
    • 2015
    • Delivered a presentation on "Corporate Nationality in Contemporary Investor-State Arbitration" at the School of Law of the National University of Singapore.
    • 2014
    • Delivered a presentation on "Corporate Nationality in Contemporary Investor-State Arbitration" at Columbia Law School
    • Participated in Latin American Arbitration Event: The Annulment and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in Latin America
    • Attended Vilnius Arbitration Day, 2014
    • Delivered a presentation on "Corporate Nationality in Contemporary International Investment Law"
    • Guest lecture on Investment Treaty Arbitration
    • "Corporate structuring in International Investment Law" Seminar
    • 2012
    • Participated in the international science conference "Methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Central and Eastern Europe".
    • Participated in the conference "Arbitration Day 2012: News of the Law on Commercial Arbitration".
    • The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) colloquium hosted by Winston & Strawn LLP on the "Omnipresence of Damages in International Arbitration", on 12 July 2012 in Paris.
    • The seminar "The Opportunities and Limitations of the International Investment Protection System" organized by Lithuanian Business Confederation (ICC Lithuania), on 6 April 2012 in Vilnius

Rimantas Daujotas is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice group in our Vilnius office.

 

Rimantas has extensive experience in advising clients on international commercial arbitration, foreign investment disputes, international trade and WTO law. His practice involves representing clients in the local courts of Lithuania, international arbitration institutions as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union.

 

Rimantas has worked on a number of arbitration cases, both domestically and internationally, his experience includes participation in arbitration cases constituted under the UNCITRAL, SCC, and ICC rules. Specifically, he has represented OAO Gazprom in a dispute with Lithuania in SCC arbitration, consulted the Government of the Republic of Serbia in an international arbitration dispute against Lithuanian companies and acted as co-advisor for a foreign investor in a dispute against Lithuania in a UNCITRAL arbitration regarding violation of the Lithuania-Italy BIT.

 

Rimantas is highly specialised in the energy sector. Among the wide number of cases he has participated in, he has advised a leading energy company in Lithuania (Lietuvos Dujos) in a dispute against with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania and also consulted one of the largest Lithuanian holdings in the energy industry on provisions of international investment law.

 

Rimantas joined Motieka & Audzevičius in 2011. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he completed and was awarded an LL.M. in Commercial Law. Rimantas holds a PhD degree from Vilnius University and also is a PhD scholar at Queen Mary, University of London. Rimantas is also a lecturer of WTO law and Investor-state arbitration at KSU university and Vilnius University. His working languages are English, Russian, and Lithuanian.