Simona Vilkelytė’s many years of experience in public administration have given her an excellent ability to spot risks, interpret legislation, and apply it to find the best solutions. She conducts legal compliance assessments in the areas of personal data protection, financial markets, and insurance. Simona is also a family law expert and mediator who advises on family-related issues, including family property management, investment, tax, corporate governance, inheritance, and other issues.
2021-2023 Legal Advisor to the President of Lithuania
2016 – present Lecturer at the Vilnius University Faculty of Law
2016 – present Family Mediator
2013-2021 Advisor to the Judge of the Supreme Court of Lithuania
2012-2015 Lecturer at Kazimieras Simonavicius University
2008-2015 Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University
2003-2013 Deputy Director of the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service (2000-2003 Chief Specialist)
Additional studies at the Vilnius University Faculty of Economics
Additional studies at the French Law Centre of the Vilnius University Faculty of Law
Since 2017 PhD studies at the Vilnius University and Paris Nanterre University
1996-2001 Master of Laws, Vilnius University (Lithuania)
LanguagesLithuanian, English, French, Russian
European Association of Private International Law
She is on the List of Mediators of the Republic of Lithuania
Publications, presentations, training
Vilkelytė. Interaction between family law and succession law in the CJEU judgment in case C-558/16 Mahnkopf, CROSS-BORDER COUPLES PROPERTY REGIMES IN ACTION BEFORE COURTS. 2022.
2021-2022 E-training on the EU Regulations on the Property Regimes of International Couples (EU-FamPRO, Junior Researcher at the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences).
Bronušienė. Testamentary Freedom and its Bounds in an International Succession Case. Teisė, 2019 No 112.
Bronušienė. Applicable Law in the Intercountry Succession Cases. Teisė, 2018 No 107.
Bronušienė. How do we understand the principal of “Money follows the client” in the context of deinstitutionalization of childcare? Societal innovations for global growth: research papers [E-resources]. Vilnius, Mykolas Romeris University. ISSN 2335-2450. 2014, No 1(3), p. 63-81.
3-4 May 2018. Digitalization in Law: Report Eternal digital life: post-mortem management of digital assets. Vilnius.
27-28 April 2017. How deep is your law? Brexit. Technologies. Modern conflicts: Report When, why and whom do we trust – how to achieve trust building relations between EU judicial systems? Vilnius.
25-27 May 2016. Protecting the Child; International cooperation in child abduction cases: Report The opinion of the child in child abduction cases. Lithuanian courts practice. Berlin, Germany.
2012 Internship in the US Foreign Specialist Training Program Children in the US Legal System.