Dr. Virginijus Bitė is a professor and director of the Institute of Private Law at Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU). He teaches company law subjects in English and Lithuanian languages for more than 10 years. As visiting professor, he has taught classes on various company law topics in France (University of Savoie Mont Blanc), Poland (University of Warsaw), Kyrgyzstan (American University of Central Asia), etc.. He conducts research and publishes articles in the field of commercial and company law, especially regulation of close (private) companies and liability of directors and shareholders. He is a member of editorial board of research journal “Jurispudencija” (MRU). Moreover, V. Bitė is a legal practitioner since 2004 and attorney at law since 2008, as well as a Chairman of the Committee on Civil Law and Civil Procedure at Lithuanian Bar Association and recommended arbitrator at the Lithuanian Court of Arbitration.
Dr. Rimvydas Norkus is a professor of the Institute of Private Law at Mykolas Romeris University. His teaching experience comprises various courses on private and procedural law, such as Civil Procedure, European Civil Procedure, Insolvency Law, European and International Insolvency Law. Rimvydas Norkus has published extensively in Lithuanian and foreign scientific journals. He is an editor and co-author of Insolvency Law textbooks. Rimvydas Norkus also is the Chairman of the Lithuanian Supreme Court and is a member of INSOL World (organization of international insolvency experts).
Dr. Tomas Talutis is an associate professor of the Institute of Private Law at the Faculty of Law at Mykolas Romeris University and attorney-at-law. He obtained his PhD in Vilnius University in 2008. Dr. Tomas Talutis has been practicing law since 2001 and teaching at Mykolas Romeris University since 2008. Currently Dr. Tomas Talutis is giving lectures on banking law and capital markets law. Dr. Tomas Talutis has been simultaneously practicing law as an expert in the field of banking law, capital markets law and insurance law. He gained professional experience at the Lithuanian Insurance Supervisory Commission for five years and for two years as a Commissioner at the Lithuanian Securities Commission, where was in charge of legal issues and implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
Dr. Vilius Mačiulaitis is an associated professor at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU). He joined Mykolas Romeris University MRU in 2008 and. The lecturer teaches various labour law disciplines: Labour Law, International and EU Labour Law, Employment Contract, etc. Dr. Vilius Mačiulaitis has the professional experience in the field of employment law, especially in social dialogue. Throughout the work practices (he worked in State Labour Inspectorate for 12 years) he gained the experience in labour disputes, both individual and collective. As a labour law expert, he was the member of group solving the problems, related to the implementation of Labour Code (under the decision of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour). Also, he gained the experience while participating in the Tripartite Council of the Republic of Lithuania, taking part in social partners’ disputes. For a long time, he was the representative in International Organizations (ILO, Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC), worked as an expert in EC Committees (Enforcement, Cross-border communication (sanctions), Posting of Workers). Dr. Vilius Mačiulaitis deepened his knowledge in European Law Academy (Trier, Germany), ILO International Training Center (Turino, Italy), etc. After Dr. Vilius Mačiulaitis left the position of Director of SLI, he started a private practice as an advocate.
Dr. Raimundas Moisejevas is professor at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) and practicing attorney at law specialized in local and international competition law issues such as merger control, dominance, vertical restraints and cartels. Before starting individual legal practice Raimundas Moisejevas worked at one of the major Lithuanian law firms, also at the Lithuanian Constitutional Court, and gained valuable experience at one of the biggest investment companies in Lithuania. He obtained his PhD in MRU. His PhD dissertation “Predatory pricing as a form of abuse of dominant position in EU competition law” was selected from among the five best dissertations in the field of social and humanitarian sciences defended in 2009 for a diploma award recognizing this achievement presented by the President of the Republic of Lithuania. Raimundas has been practicing law since 2003. Currently Raimundas is giving lectures on competition law and regularly publishes papers on competition law issues. Raimundas also used to read lectures on European Union law. In addition, Raimundas Moisejevas provided comments on the Lithuanian Competition Law project. His knowledge has been deepened at universities in Lithuania, Germany, the USA, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, France, and Iceland, as well as at competition law judicial training centers.
Dr. Laura Augytė–Kamarauskienė works as an associate professor ofteaches various disciplines on the European and International Civil Procedure Law at the Institute of Private Law, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), and is also practicing attorney at law specialized on litigation in cross border civil and commercial as well family matters, both International and European civil procedure, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Besides of more than 10 years national teaching experience she has also lectured in English under the Erasmus exchange programme at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), Federico II University (Naples, Italy), and gives lectures for Erasmus students at MRU from since 2010. Laura Augytė-Kamarauskienė is a lawyer with over 15 years of practical and over 10 years of research experience in international, EU and national law, she also often takes participation in different international project, conferences and workshops as an expert and a speaker, publishes articles on International and European civil procedure issues, is aArbitrator recommended by Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration, mMember of the Editorial staff of the Magazine “Lietuvos advokatūra”, was is included in the list of iIndependent experts of the European Commission in the field of justice, freedom and security in from 2009 to 2014.
Dr. Soveiga Paleviciene is an associate professor at the Institute of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), teaching civil law for over 140 years. She teaches comparative contract law and, investment law, and the course on protection of personality rights as well as conducts scientific researches (publishes articles) in the field of contract, tort, investment and arbitration law. She did her internship at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne) and LLM in International dispute settlement (MIDS) at Geneva University and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). She hasve been participating in various research programs on comparative private law (e.g. research on Comparative Contract Law, sponsored by the Lithuanian Council of Sciences; Digest of European Tort Law on Damage, established by the European Group on Tort Law (Vienna). As a professional S. Paleviciene have more than 8 years of legal practice at the Supreme Court of Lithuania as the judicial advisor to the Chairman of the Supreme Court. From 2009 until 2013 she has worked as the Chief advisor to the President of Lithuania where her responsibilities included advising the President on various legal issues. From the middle of 2014 she practices as an advocate. She is also a conciliator listed on the Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and an arbitrator recommended by the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration. Her main areas of practice are international arbitration and litigation.
Dr. Salvija Kavalnė is an associate professor at the Institute of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), as well as the head of Justice Research Laboratory. She joined MRU in Autumn 2004 and obtained her PhD in 2009. She also finished Master Studies of the Comparative Law in Germany, Bonn. S. Kavalne delivers lectures at MRU on Insolvency Law and Academic writing. She also has been practicing law since 2004 as a Consultant for international and European court’s practice and the Adviser to the President to the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (10 years) and later on as an attorney at law. Dr. S. Kavalnė regularly works as an expert on various scientific projects financed by the Scientific Council of the Lithuania, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Ministry of Justice. Her area of academic interest includes also European Union Law and Comparative Law. She is co-author of Insolvency Law textbooks, regularly publishes scientific articles, organizes and participates in conferences and scientific seminars. Dr. S. Kavalne also has an experience as a European Union expert.
Dr. Rūta Lazauskaitė is an associate professor at the Institute of Private Law, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), where she teaches contract law, sports legal relations, EU intellectual property law and industrial property law for master students. From 2009 she also practices as an attorney-at-law specialized in contract law. She obtained her PhD in MRU. She also holds a double LL.M. degree from Leibniz University of Hannover and Oslo University in IT and Intellectual property law.
Elena Vėgėlytė is a lecturer of the Institute of Private Law at Mykolas Romeris University, where she teaches a course on International Tax Law. She is also a senior associate at the law firm COBALT. Elena has acquired the Master degree in Tax and Finance law at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Elena has more than 8 years of experience in advising local and international clients on Lithuanian and cross-border taxation issues. Elena gained experience by working at one of the leading big four audit companies. She has deepened her knowledge at the University of Gent, Belgium, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria, Leiden University, the Netherlands and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her areas of academic interest are tax planning and M&A taxation.
Professor dr. Christophe Quézel-Ambrunaz has defended his doctoral thesis in the field of torts. He is an author of dozens of publications on torts and contract law issues. He is also interested in legal reform, legal theory and economic analysis. Dr. Christophe Quézel-Ambrunaz is involved in several national and international research groups, such as the Groupe de recherche européen sur la responsabilité civile et l’assurance, the International Research Network on Technological innovations, uncertainty and the law of civil liability. He has been national reporter in the Common core project on Causation.
Dr. F. Schmied is a lecturer at University of Savoie Mont Blanc. He has defended his doctoral thesis in the field of international economic law and European law. He published research papers on various issues of European Union law and international law, and the European Court of Justice.
Prof. Dr. Éric Brunat is accredited to supervise research and PhD in economics (HDR – professor of economy) at the University Savoie Mont Blanc (Law Faculty – USMB). He is a doctor in economics (PhD) and specialist in international economy (EU integration, economy of transition, economy of development and regional economics). Éric Brunat also has Honorary doctorate from the State University of Sochi – Russia (October 2010) and from the State University of Irkutsk – Russia. He is a member of the Research Institute in Management and Economy in Annecy (IREGE – USMB) and in charge of lectures at the Institute of Political Sciences of Grenoble. Éric Brunat held the Order of Socio-economic and Co-operative Development in the Russian Federation and the Medal of honor of the University of Savoie. Eric Brunat has been Scientific Director of the European-Russian Center for Economic Policy in Moscow and Senior economist – advisor to the United Nations – UNDP in Russia, Belarus and Moldova. More than 25 years of research in European and international economy including the economies of the Soviet type and the conditions of the transformation and modernization (territorial and institutional parameters); visiting professor and conferences in several countries (including Russia, Belarus, Moldova, China, Morocco, Germany, Japan, the United States, etc.), author or co-author of more than 140 publications, including several books (in English, French, Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish).
Karen Topaz Druckman
Professor Karen Topaz Druckman, Esq. is the legal advisor for U.S. and Common Law at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, the research arm of the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police, and an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York since 1985. Ms. Druckman obtained her Artium Baccalaureus at Harvard University and her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, in the United States; she received her LL.M. (diplôme postgrad) from the Faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d’administration publique at the University of Lausanne (Unil), in Switzerland. She has taught at Unil since 2004, where she currently gives courses in American Law and International Business Transactions.