Head of Public Procurement specialization group Karolis Smaliukas and Head of Energy Industry group Paulius Zapolskis have been promoted to Partner at TGS Baltic in Lithuania, as of January 1, 2022.
Smaliukas has over 15 years of experience in the area of public procurement and PPP. He joined TGS Baltic in 2018 as an Associate Partner. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Senior Associate with Cobalt Legal, between 2016 and 2018, with Glimstedt, between 2014 and 2016, and with the Maqs Law Firm, from 2006 to 2014. According to the firm, Smaliukas "actively contributed to the preparation and adoption of the currently effective legal regulation of public procurement."
According to the firm, Zapolskis' practice areas include energy, arbitration, and commercial law, with more than 15 years of legal experience. He focuses on project development regulatory issues, renewable energy projects, and representing clients in infrastructure and energy-related disputes. He joined TGS Baltic as a Senior Associate in 2014 and was promoted to Associate Partner in 2017. Before joining the firm, he spent over eight years with Baltic Legal Solutions.
"Our firm has always sought to allow for growth of team members, therefore, we are particularly delighted that this year even two of our colleagues that we have worked with for a number of years are becoming partners of the firm," TGS Baltic Managing Partner Vilius Bernatonis commented. "Karolis Smaliukas and Paulius Zapolskis are market leaders in their respective fields, who, together with the entire TGS Baltic team, keep ensuring top-level support for our clients’ businesses."