Karolis Merkevičius

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  • Attorney at Law, Associate Partner

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    In 2013, Karolis Merkevičius acquired the Master’s degree in law, civil law specialisation. The topic of his master’s thesis: ‘Liability of Managers of a Legal Entity for Obligations of the Legal Entity’. Karolis Merkevičius has been practising as attorney at law since February 2016. He consults clients on different legal issues, represents the interests of clients in negotiations and judicial disputes.


    Specialisation

    • Contract and obligations law
    • Commercial and company law
    • Public procurement
    • Succession law
    • Insurance law
    • Civil liability of managers
    • Migration and asylum law
    • Labour law
    • Judicial disputes

    Experience

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

    2016–2017: Attorney at Law, Professional Partnership of Attorneys at Law Songaila, Gumuliauskienė, Korsakas and Astrauskienė, SGKA Legal.

    2015–2016: Assistant Attorney at Law, Professional Partnership of Attorneys at Law Songaila, Gumuliauskienė, Korsakas and Astrauskienė, SGKA Legal.

    2013–2015: Assistant Attorney at Law, Law Firm of Attorney at Law K. Čirbaitė.

    2011–2013: Assistant Attorney at Law, Law Firm of Attorney at Law G. Tamošiūnas.

    April – July 2011: Lawyer, Professional Partnership of Attorneys at Law Songaila, Gumuliauskienė, Korsakas and Astrauskienė, SGKA Legal.

    July – August 2008: Lawyer, Professional Law Partnership Černiauskas ir partneriai.


    Education

    Master’s degree in law, Mykolas Romeris University, 2013

    Bachelor’s degree in law, Mykolas Romeris University, 2011


    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association

    Lithuanian Young Bar Association

    National Network of ELENA (European Legal Network on Asylum)


    Publications

    Grounds for Limiting Cassation in the Code of Civil Procedure of the Republic of Lithuania.
    Karolis Merkevičius, Audrius Klangauskas, Mokslinės minties šventė, 2010.

    Disciplinary Liability of Judges: Procedure, Practice and Issues.
    Karolis Merkevičius, Mokslinės minties šventė, 2011.


    Conferences and professional development

    Activities of Attorneys at Law in Lithuania: New Developments in Regulation and Provision of Legal Services.
    Conference of the Lithuanian Bar Association and the Lithuanian Young Bar Association, Vilnius, 2011.

    Specifics of Proceedings and Enforcement in Family Matters.
    International research and practice conference of Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, 2011.

    State-Guaranteed Legal Aid. Issues and Solutions.
    International research and practice conference of Mykolas Romeris University, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and Lithuanian Bar Association, Vilnius, 2012.

    The Profession of Attorney at Law in a Changing Society.
    Conference of the Lithuanian Bar Association and the Lithuanian Young Bar Association, Vilnius, 2012.

    The European Order for Payment Procedure and the European Small Claims Procedure in the Context of Consumer Rights Protection.
    Seminar of the Lithuanian Consumer Institute and the Lithuanian Bar Association, Vilnius, 2012.

    Pre-Judicial Hearing of Administrative Disputes: between Needs, Expectations and Reality.
    Seminar – discussion of Mykolas Romeris University and the Chief Administrative Disputes Commission, Vilnius, 2012.

    Challenges for Lithuanian Family Law.
    Conference of Mykolas Romeris University, Chamber of Notaries of Lithuania and Court of Appeals of Lithuania, Vilnius, 2012.

    Where to Start in Order to Invest in European States.
    Conference of the Law Firm GLIMSTED, Vilnius, 2012.

    Legal Aspects of Consumer Rights Protection in the EU: Protection of the Consumer as a Party to the Contract.
    International research and practice conference of Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, 2012.

    Smuggling Control in Lithuania: Situation, Problems, Solutions.
    Seminar of the Institute of Law, Vilnius, 2012.

    Refugee Rights.
    Training of the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Red Cross Society and the Representative for Lithuania of the UN High Commissioner, Vilnius, 2012.

    Definition of the Status of Refugee.
    Regional training of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Refugee Agency, Vilnius, 2013.

    Regarding persecution and general violence, prosecution and criminal prosecution, obligation avoidance, causal relation, assigned cause, social groups, burden of proof, obligation of the state to cooperate with an asylum-seeker, fact-finding, credibility assessment and information of the state of origin.
    Training of the UN Refugee Agency’s Regional Office for the Baltic and Nordic countries, UNHCR, Vilnius, 2013.

    Detention of Foreigners in Lithuania and Removal/Returning to the State of Origin.
    Training of the Lithuanian Red Cross Society, Vilnius, 2014.

    Trends in Assessing the Performance of Attorneys at Law: Consumer Rights Protection in the Bar of Lithuania.
    Conference of ELSA and the Lithuanian Bar Association, Vilnius, 2015.

    Arbitration or Courts: Cooperation or Competition?
    Conference of the Law Firm GLIMSTED, Vilnius, 2015.

    Interculturalism in Legal Practice. Mixed Families in Lithuania.
    Conference of the International Organization for Migration, Vilnius, 2015.