Professor Dr. Solveiga Palevičienė
Professor Dr. Solveiga Palevičienė, Head of the Dispute Resolution practice area, has been appointed Managing Partner of law firm GLIMSTEDT. She steps into the management role at the law firm with a strong statement of commitment: “We are not, and we will not be, a legal services ‘machine’ – instead, we resemble personal family doctors who are not only capable of making an accurate diagnosis of the client’s issues, but also undertake all preventive measures necessary for the client to avoid those issues.”
On 1 February, Dr. Palevičienė will take over the position from Partner Linas Sesickas, whose two-year term of office is coming to an end. Linas will continue to head the Banking & Finance practice area at the law firm.
“We have a strong team of qualified lawyers, many of whom are graduates of prestigious universities abroad. We are among the leaders in legal services and will continue to attract professionals who consider legal practice a lifestyle rather than a job,” says Mr Sesickas. “We seek to integrate, to learn about our client from the inside, and to understand their actual business needs. I wish Solveiga success in carrying on that good practice and ensuring that, rather than being among those who lag behind, we continue to be proactive in proposing efficient business management solutions and providing our clients with exceptional professional attention.”
“By strengthening our position of leadership in legal services and maintaining our good practice, we will also pursue all the necessary substantial changes required by today’s dynamic, innovative, international business market,” emphasizes Solveiga Palevičienė. “Mitigated risks and timely risk management are the goals of a modern lawyer’s practice. We are open to challenges and are the fiduciaries of our clients’ affairs, as well as their strategic partners. We are not, and we will not be, a legal services ‘machine’ – instead, we resemble personal family doctors who are not only capable of making an accurate diagnosis of the client’s issues, but also undertake all preventive measures necessary for the client to avoid those issues. We must be ready to adapt to the changing needs of our clients and to provide quality services in any corner of the world.”
Professor Dr. Solveiga Palevičienė is one of the most experienced specialists in investment law and international arbitration, and has been with the GLIMSTEDT team since 2014. As a strong professional in her field, she has gained an appreciation of the foreign arbitration community and acts for companies and financial institutions in the most complex contractual and extra-contractual disputes, cases, and shareholder disputes. Professor Dr. Palevičienė has been designated a recommended conciliator of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) by the Government. She also performs the function of a regular arbitrator at the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration and the Georgian Arbitration Institute participates in various national and international research projects, delivers presentations at national and international conferences, conducts training courses on the topics of civil law, tort, investment law and arbitration, and is the author of articles on various legal issues. Solveiga Palevičienė is a professor at the Institute of Civil Justice at Mykolas Romeris Law School. In 2011, she was appointed a Grand Officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by HM the King of Norway.
Professor Dr. Solveiga Palevičienė has gained extensive experience in management as the Chief Legal Advisor to the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, and as Head of Legal Department of the Office of the President, as well as Chief Advisor to the Chairman of the Civil Division of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. She has studied and worked with the world’s most prominent arbitrators in Geneva, Switzerland, and continues to work on international projects together with renowned law firms.
“Solveiga is the mirror of our law firm, reflecting our beliefs and approach to work. She is a strong and fearless professional, capable of understanding the needs of exceptional clients. Solveiga has won the trust of our most demanding clients, the respect of her colleagues at our law firm, the courts, state authorities, and academia,” says Kęstutis Jaskutėlis, Partner at GLIMSTEDT.
GLIMSTEDT is one of the largest and highest-ranked law firms in Lithuania. GLIMSTEDT is a part of an international alliance that includes more than 260 qualified lawyers in Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. GLIMSTEDT acts in major local and cross-border transactions and advises its clients on the full range of corporate law matters.