Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan

Partner

Lithuania

Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan
+370 698 82026

Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is actively engaged in arbitration and frequently serves as an arbitrator and counsel in numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings under arbitration rules of the ICC, SCC, FCCC, CCIG, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and VCCA (Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration). Chambers Global describes Vilija as “highly respected for her work in high-profile Lithuanian arbitration cases, and is praised by one client as being excellent for strategic advice” and additionally notes that Vilija “has an impressive grasp of court psychology” and “interviewees and peers see her as one of the strongest names for both arbitration and litigation” in jurisdiction. Vilija was an ICC Arbitration Court member for Lithuania thus giving her the opportunity not only to read thousands of various arbitral awards’ drafts but also to be involved in numerous discussions over complicated arbitration issues. For more than 15 years Vilija was the Head of Ellex Valiunas Dispute Resolution practice. She regularly gives lectures at international conferences and is the author of a number of articles and papers on arbitration. Vilija is also Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Lithuania.

1994

Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (United Kingdom)

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

1993

Vilnius University (Lithuania)

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

1992

Örebro University (Sweden)

Exchange studies

2007 - ...

Consulate of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Honorary Consul in Lithuania

2014 - ...

International Arbitration Institute in Paris (IAI)

Member

2011 - ...

Polish Lewiatan Court of Arbitration

Recommended Arbitrator

2011 - 2012

American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania

Vice-chairwoman

2010 - ...

International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russian Federation

Recommended Arbitrator

2010 - ...

IBA Litigation Committee

Chair for Lithuania

2009 - ...

Swedish Arbitration Association

Member

2008 - ...

Vilnius University Law Faculty Alumni Society Council

Member

2008 - ...

Association Arbitral Women

Member

2008 - 2014

Vilnius University Law Faculty Alumni Society Council

Member

2008 - 2014

American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania

Board Member

The official working group revised the Law on Arbitration of the Republic of Lithuania

Member

2007 - 2016

Commission on Arbitration, ICC Lithuania

Chairwoman

2006 - ...

ICC Commission on Arbitration

Ex officio member, member for Lithuania

1997 - ...

Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration

Recommended Arbitrator

1997 - 2004

Lithuanian Young Bar Association

President

2018

National Report on Lithuania to "International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration”

Co-author of the National Report on Lithuania to "International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration” published by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and Kluwer Law International.
Supplement 98
2018

2016

Ellex Valiunas Arbitration Team Introduces the First Translated Book

2015

Enforcing Contracts in Lithuania, Doing Business 2015

Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency
The World Bank
2015

2014

Enforcing Contracts in Lithuania, Doing Business 2014

Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises
The World Bank
2014

2013

Arbitraje Comercial Internacional en Europa (Lithuanian chapter)

Authors: Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan, Giedrė Aukštuolienė
Ed. Jorge Luis Collantes Gonzalez
Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre
2013

2013

Arbitration in the Baltics

LAWIN
2008

2013

Enforcing Contracts in Lithuania, Doing Business 2013

Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises
The World Bank
2013

2012

Country Rapporteur

ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin
Special Supplement Guide to National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of New York Convention Awards
2008

2012

Enforcing Contracts in Lithuania, Doing Business 2012

Doing business 2012: Doing business in a more transparent world
The World Bank
2012

2011

Enforcing Contracts in Lithuania, Doing Business 2011

Doing business 2011: Making a difference for Entrepreneurs
The World Bank
2011

2010

ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration Looseleaf

Lithuanian chapter, Supplement 60
Ed. Jan Paulsson, Pieter Sanders, Albert Jan van den Berg
Kluwer Law International
2010

2009

Enforcing Contracts in Lithuania, Doing Business 2009

Doing business 2009
The World Bank
2009

2006

Country Report on International Arbitration in Lithuania

Arbitration Law and Practice in Central and Eastern Europe
Ed. Christoph Liebscher and Alice Fremuth-Wolf
Juris Publishing
2006

2006

Enforcing Contracts in Lithuania, Doing Business 2006

Doing Business in 2006:Creating Jobs
World Bank
2006

2005

Dispute Resolution in Lithuania in Winning Legal Strategies for International Litigation

2003

Doing Business with Lithuania

Ed. Marat Terterov, Kogan Page
2003

2003

Arbitration, Doing Business in Lithuania

The World Bank
2003