Rapolas Kasparavičius

Associate Partner

Lithuania

Rapolas Kasparavičius
+370 655 74269

Rapolas Kasparavicius, an associate partner, is specialized in arbitration with a particular focus on investor-state arbitration. Having joined the firm in 2011, Mr. Kasparavicius was involved in the firm’s very first investor-state arbitration and the second investor-state arbitration involving the Republic of Lithuania as a party, and represented the clients, investors and the states, in numerous pre-arbitration proceedings and arbitrations alike. Case highlights include representing the Republic of Lithuania in investment arbitration against Luigiterzo Bosca, the Italian investor, against Gazprom and the Fund for Protection of Investors’ Rights Abroad, the Russian investors, and against Olegs Roscins, the Latvian investor. Mr. Kasparavicius also acted for clients in commercial arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, or the Rules of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration in Lithuania.

Mr. Kasparavicius also published numerous articles in English and Lithuanian on various investor-state arbitration topics. He also advised the Investors’ Forum, an independent association of foreign investors in Lithuania, to reform Lithuanian investment treaty regime following the famous Achmea judgement of the ECJ in 2020. In 2015 he obtained a Master of Law and Business from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. He speaks English, Russian and has conversational skills in German and Polish.

2015

Bucerius Law School, Germany

Master of Law and Business (LL.M./MLB)

2012

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

2010

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

2009

Law Faculty of Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

Erasmus studies in Germany

2006 - 2012

Mykolas Romeris University Debate Club

Member

2011 - ...

International Paris Arbitration Academy

Alumni member

2017

Article State‘s right to regulate: What consitutes a compensable exproriation in investor-state arbitration?

Yearbook on International Arbitration and ADR
Vol. V
Dike Verlag (in Kooperation mit Neuer wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Wien und Intersentia, Antwerpen)
2017

2016

Tacit Agreement not to Arbitrate?

2016

Ellex Valiunas Arbitration Team Introduces the First Translated Book