Former Cobalt Senior Associate Karolis Smaliukas has joined TGS Baltic as Associate Partner and assumed responsibility for the development of the Public Procurement practice group.
Smaliukas is experienced in representing clients before courts in civil and administrative cases and in advising suppliers and contracting authorities on public procurement, public and private partnership, and concession issues. According to TGS Baltic, "his unique experience in the field of public procurement will contribute to the development of the Public Procurement practice group of law firm TGS Baltic and the provision of first class services to clients. Market participants commend Smaliukas for his expertise and for finding adequate solutions in any situation."
Also according to TGS Baltic, Smaliukas "represented clients in disputes related to European Union support/investment projects, the misuse of EU funds and financial amendments, fulfillment of public procurement contracts. [He] prepared procurement terms and advised on waste management environmental projects that were supported by the funds of EU structural assistance, the total value of which was over EUR 100 million. He also advised clients on procurement of services of design and construction of energy infrastructure facilities, including the projects whose value exceeds EUR 200 million."
Finally, the firm reports, "Smaliukas was involved in drafting the law on Public Procurement, prepared proposals for a draft law amending the Law, and represented the organizations concerned in discussing the relevant amendments in the committees of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania."
Smaliukas spent the last year and a half with Cobalt in Vilnius, and before that spent almost two years with Glimstedt and eight years as a Senior Associate with the MAQS law firm.