dr. Laura Augytė – Kamarauskienė

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  • Attorney at Law, Managing Partner

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    Laura Augytė-Kamarauskienė commenced her private practice as an attorney at law in 2009. More than ten years of legal practice and professional experience has given confidence to set up her own law firm and bring together a young and vigorous team, which has grown into the Professional Law Partnership SGKA Legal – the team of more than 10 persons working successfully at present.

    She works with both private and business clients, public sector institutions, consults on complex issues of law, represents the interests of clients in negotiations and judicial disputes, as well as conducts mediation and helps achieve effective resolution. Long-term and diverse experience in legal practice allows listening to and hearing the needs of clients better, offering integrated, non-traditional and long-term solutions from an idea to its implementation.

    In addition to practising as an attorney at law, Dr. Laura Augytė-Kamarauskienė is an associate professor at the Institute of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University. She is also often sought to deliver training to judges and assistants to judges, attorneys at law, notaries, bailiffs and bank employees on the issues of international and EU civil procedure, is involved in various national and international projects, delivers independents expert opinions on the issues of law. She also has experience and works in law-making.


    Specialisation

    • Judicial disputes and mediation – civil and family matters
    • Cross border cases, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, arbitration
    • International and EU civil procedure – jurisdiction, applicable law, summary proceedings
    • Notarial and contract law
    • Insurance law and professional civil liability
    • Migration and asylum law
    • Public and private sector partnership
    • Training and expert activities, international and national projects

    Experience

    From 2017 to date: Attorney at Law/Managing Partner, Professional Law Partnership LEXEM

    2009–2017: Attorney at Law/Partner, Professional Partnership of Attorneys at Law Songaila, Gumuliauskienė, Korsakas and Astrauskienė, SGKA Legal.

    From 2004 to date: Lecturer, Institute of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University.

    2012–2017: Member, Central Electoral Commission.

    2008–2009: Partner/Manager of International Projects, UAB Teisė ir komunikacija.

    2007–2008: Advisor on Law and International Relations, Chamber of Notaries of Lithuania.

    1997–2007: Senior and, later, Chief Specialist, Deputy Director, Department of Courts under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania; International Law Department, Legal Institutions Department, Ministry of Justice.


    Education and professional development

    Doctor of Social Sciences (Law, 01 S), Mykolas Romeris University, 2008. Dissertation: ‘Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil Proceedings’.

    Lawyer’s qualification (integrated studies of law), Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, 2000.

    Internships in Swiss Comparative Law Institute (Lausanne, Switzerland), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany); summer school ‘Human rights and their implementation: European and Baltic Experience’ held by the European Council and the Human Rights Institute of the University of Latvia (Latvia); Mediation School; introductory course for arbitrators by the Academy of Arbitrators of the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration.


    Memberships

    Lithuanian Bar Association

    Lithuanian Lawyers’ Association

    Arbitrator recommended by the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration

    Member of the editorial board of the magazine Lietuvos advokatūra (The Bar of Lithuania)

    Deputy Chairperson, Committee of Civil and Civil Procedure Law, Lithuanian Bar Association

    Independent Expert of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security, 2012-2014, 2016-2020.

    National Network of ELENA (European Legal Network on Asylum)


    Conference presentations

    International Legal Assistance in Civil Proceedings.
    Scientific-Practical Conference ”Issues of the Doctrine and Implementation of Civil Rights; Practical Issues of Application of the Code of Civil Procedure” (Civil, Commercial and Civil Procedure Departments, Lithuanian Law University), 28 November 2003.

    Preconditions and Procedure for Enforcement of Lithuanian Court Judgments.
    Scientific-Practical Conference “Relevant Issues of the Exercise and Protection of Civil Rights” (Civil, Commercial and Civil Procedure Departments, Mykolas Romeris University), 26 November 2004.

    Practical Aspects of Recognition of Lithuanian Court Judgments Abroad: Role of the Bailiff in these Proceedings.
    International Conference organized by the Lithuanian Chamber of Bailiffs together with the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ), 21-22 October 2004, Vilnius.

    Service of Procedural Documents Abroad.
    Implementation of the Area of Justice of the European Union.
    Training Programme for third states (Macedonia) “Reform of Enforcement Procedures for the Effectiveness of Justice” organized by the Royal Dutch Association of Court Bailiff and the Lithuanian Chamber of Bailiffs. 17-30 April 2005, Vilnius.

    Implementation of EU Regulations and Directives in the National Law: How does it take place in Lithuania. What is chosen.
    Final conference of MATRA Project “Implementation of the New Code of Civil Procedure of Lithuania – National and International Aspects” (Ministry of Justice), 8 June 2006, Vilnius.

    Legal Opportunities to Enforce under Promissory Notes Abroad. Recognition and Enforcement Specifics. European Order.
    International Conference organized by the Lithuanian Chamber of Bailiffs together with the Law Firm “Foigt and partners/Regija Borenius”. “Promissory Note: from Signing to Enforcement”, 30 May 2007, Vilnius.

    International Judicial Co-operation in Civil Matters. Lithuanian Experience. Relevant Issues and Perspectives.
    TAIEX seminar “International Judicial Co-operation in Civil Matters“, 28 February 2008, Vilnius.

    Uniform Enforcement of Judgments in the Single EU Area of Justice: European Enforcement Order, European Order for Payment, European Small Claims Procedure.
    International Scientific Conference. “Impact of Globalisation to Law: New Challenges and New Opportunities”, 22 May 2009, Kaunas, Vytautas Magnus University.

    Right to Judicial Remedies in Civil Procedure Involving Cross Border Element.
    International scientific – practical conference  orginized by Mykolas Romeris university “Right to Judicial Remedies in the Context of the Reform of Civil Procedure”, 25 November 2010, Vilnius.

    Specifics of Hearing of Family Matters Involving Cross Border Element: Lithuanian Approach.
    International scientific – practical conference “Family Cases: Adjudication and Enforcement”, 13-14 October 2011, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius.

    The Future of International Small Claims Litigation: Lithuanian Approach.
    Workshop: The Future of International Small Claims Litigation, 25-27 May 2012, Istanbul (Turkey).

    European order for payment and European small claims procedures: advantages and disadvantages.
    International conference of Lithuanian Consumer Institute “European order for payment and European small claims procedures: if consumers are secured?, 22 February 2013, Vilnius.

    Specifics of Hearing of Family Matters Involving Cross Border Element.
    Conference organized by Klaipėda Regional Court, District Court of Klaipėda city and Klaipėda business school “Judicial Co-operation in EU in Civil and Criminal Matters: Challenges and Perspectives“, 19 April 2013, Klaipėda.

    Incorporation of the European Small Claims Procedure in national civil procedure law: experience of Lithuania
    International conference – event of Lithuanian Presidency “European Small Claims Procedure – How civil law instruments serve the interests of EU citizens“, 12-13 September 2013, Vilnius.

    Common European Area of Justice: Objective or reality?
    International scientific – practical conference “Enforcement of courts decisions as a condition for an effective judicial protection”, 24-25 October 2013, Vilnius.

    Law applicable to succession legal relationships and perspectives of the application of Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012.
    International conference “Legal and notarial deeds – in relationship of Lithuania and Poland”, 23 May 2014, Sejny (Poland).


    Publications

    International legal Assistance in Civil Proceedings.
    Jurisprudencija. Lithuanian Law University. Mokslo darbai No. 57(49), Vilnius, 2004.

    Aspects of Recognition of Lithuanian Court Judgments Abroad.
    Jurisprudencija. Mykolas Romeris University. Mokslo darbai No. 69 (61), Vilnius, 2005.

    Implementation of EU Regulations and Directives in the National Law.
    Recognition of Judgments of Lithuanian Courts Abroad: Legal Regulation in the EU and International Law.
    (Implementation Issues of the Lithuanian Code of Civil Procedure. National and International Aspects: Collective Monograph )
    Vilnius: Teisinės informacijos centras, 2007. ISBN 9955-30-000-0.

    Lithuanian Legal Cooperation with Foreign states.
    The State and Human Rights. Publication of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and UNDP, Vilnius, 2005. ISBN 9955-590-35-1.

    Service of Documents in Civil Matters in the EU (publication in Russian).
    Научные труды. Российская академия юридических наук. Москва: Юрист, 2006.
    ISBN 5-94103-214-5. ISBN 5-94103-215-3.

    Recovery under Bills of Exchange Abroad: European Enforcement Order
    Notariatas  No 1. Vilnius: Chamber of Notaries of Lithuania, 2007. ISSN 1822-8127.

    What is the Real Fee for the Notary’s Service?
    Notariatas  No 3. Vilnius: Chamber of Notaries of Lithuania, 2007. ISSN 1822-8127.

    Recovery Opportunities under Bills of Exchange or Cheques Abroad: European Enforcement Order.
    Verslo žinios, 2007.

    Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil Proceedings.
    Dissertation. Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris Univerity, 2008. ISBN 978-9955-19-098-1.

    Concept of the Transfer of Enforcement Proceedings into the Electronic Media.
    Study (co-author). Vilnius: Teisė ir komunikacija, 2009. ISBN 978-609-8018-00-4.

    Uniform Enforcement of Judgments in the Single EU Area of Justice: European Enforcement Order, European Order for Payment, European Small Claims Procedure.
    Materials of the International Scientific Conference. Impact of Globalisation to Law: New Challenges and New Opportunities. Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University, 2009 (electronic resources). SBN 9789955125280.

    Should the Functions of Civil Registry Divisions be Transferred to Notaries?
    Notariatas No 9. Vilnius: Chamber of Notaries of Lithuania, 2010. ISSN 1822-8127.

    Implementation of European Enforcement Order Procedure – The Lithuanian Approach.
    Jurisprudencija: mokslo darbai. Mykolas Romeris University. ISSN 1392-6195. 2010, 4(122).

    Materials of the research and practice conference ‘Right to Judicial Remedies in the Context of the Reform of Civil Procedure’, 25 November 2010 (electronic resource, ISBN 978-9955-19-227-5).

    Enforcement of Court Judgments in Family Matter Involving Cross Border Element – Lithuanian Approach.
    Stauskienė Egidija, Gumuliauskienė Laura.
    „The Seventh Year as EU Member States: Economics, Politics, Law“.  Proceedings of the International Conference 6-7 May 2011, Riga. ISBN 978-9934-8114-3-2.

    Procedural Actions Taken by Bailiffs Electronically: Opportunities and Problems.
    Višinskis Vigintas, Gumuliauskienė Laura.
    Jurisprudencija: mokslo darbai. Mykolas Romeris University. ISSN 1392-6195. 2012, 19(2).

    The European Order for Payment Procedure and the European Small Claims Procedure: How can the Consumer Make Use of them?
    Handbook. Lithuanian Consumer Institute, 2012. ISBN 9789955783107.

    Legal Inter-Cultural Competence Working with Families of Third Country Nationals. Intercultural Knowledge Handbook for Specialists Working with Families of Third Country Nationals.
    International Organization for Migration, 2013. ISBN 978-9955-697-32-9.

    Issues of Notaries.
    Gumuliauskienė Laura, Dalija Svirbutienė.
    Jurisprudencija : mokslo darbai. Mykolas Romeris University. ISSN 1392-6195. 2013, 20(3).

    International Private Law. Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania: The First Ten Years of Validity]
    Collective scientific study. Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University, 2013.

    Is the European Small Claims Procedure Sufficiently Attractive to be Expanded Outside the EU: Lithuanian Approach (in English).
    The European small claims procedure and the philosophy of small change.
    Collective monograph. Montreal: Les Éditions Thémis, 2014

    Constitutions around the Globe.Volume III: 

    [moksliškai komentuoti=”””” vertimai=””””][/moksliškai]. ISBN 9789955198079 (volume 3).
    Co-authors. Mykolas Romeris University, 2016.