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Vilija is actively engaged in arbitration and frequently serves as an arbitrator and counsel to numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings under arbitration rules of the ICC, SCC, FCCC, CCIG, LCIA, UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration rules and rules of the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA). 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. 12 years Vilija was ICC Arbitration Court member for Lithuania thus giving her the opportunity not only to read thousands of various arbitral awards’ drafts but also being involved in numerous discussions over complicated arbitration issues. For more than 15 years Vilija was the Head of Ellex Valiūnas Dispute Resolution Practice Group. 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.
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Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is "one of the first people you'd go to in terms of disputes here in Lithuania," according to sources. She is regarded for her expertise in high-profile litigation and arbitration, with notable experience in significant cross-border mandates.
Chambers Europe, 2019
Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is one of the leading and most established disputes lawyers in Lithuania, who receives praise for "strategic thinking." Her broad litigation and international arbitration practice features significant shareholder and professional liability matters as well as enforcement of arbitral awards. She recently represented Skinest Baltija in a EUR2.5 million contractual dispute with the national railway company, Lietuvos gelezinkeliai.
Chambers and Partners, 2018
Practice head Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is considered a leading figure in the market, with significant litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration experience. One source emphasises her client-oriented attitude and experience, adding that she has a “good sense of humour”.
Chambers Global, 2017
Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is a leading figure in the field, acting on both international and domestic arbitration as well as complex litigation cases.
Chambers Global, 2016
Head of department Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is highly respected for her work in high-profile Lithuanian arbitration cases, and is praised by one client as being excellent for strategic advice.
Chambers Global, 2015
Department head Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is recognised as one of the market's most accomplished practitioners. She is equally skilled in litigation and arbitration.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2014
Leading litigator Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is widely regarded as one of the top names in the country. Her broad practice covers areas such as energy and international and EU trade, and she has experience in ADR, arbitration and mediation.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2013
Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is renowned as one of the best commercial and investment arbitration lawyers in the jurisdiction.
Legal 500, 2013
Clients and peers commend the litigation and arbitration expertise of department head Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2011
Practice head Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan knows all the legal issues almost immediately.
Legal 500, 2011
Peers describe group head Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan as an ambitious disputes lawyer with excellent knowledge of arbitration and litigation matters.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2010
Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan’s comprehensive approach finds solutions, choosing the best strategy and tactics in court.
Legal 500, 2010
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