LT EN RU
Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė

el pastas E-mail: laura.cereskaite@averus.lt
tel Tel. +370 616 53055
mob Моb. +370 684 06452
adresas Address: Konstitucijos ave. 26, 6 floor, LT-08105 Vilnius

PRACTICE AREAS
Aviation, Shipping and transport, Dispute resolution and arbitration

EXPERIENCE
Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė is practicing law since 2003. Through more than decade of work in different Lithuanian and international law firms she has gained invaluable experience in aviation, shipping and transport, litigation and arbitration. The sector clients and colleagues identify Laura as expert of the field.
Laura’s clients are airlines, aviation lease companies, aircraft owners. She gives extensive advice on aircraft acquisition, registration, lease, aircraft repossession. Consultation is not limited with Lithuanian law advice as international nature of the transaction requires project structuring, tax advice, etc. Laura maintains a wide network of specialized aviation consultants that enables to ensure high quality advice to worldwide sector clients.
Laura’s permanent clients are aircraft maintenance, components & spares trade, aviation engineering and design organizations. She was also working with aviation infrastructure projects while advising Lithuanian airports on airport and routes development and state-aid related questions.
Laura is also well familiar with aviation insurance industry. She was advising industry clients in concluding aviation liability, aviation asset hull risk insurance contracts; representing insurance companies in claim management; negotiating with aviation underwriters in the event of damaged asset.
Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė is representing the clients in cross-border ship arrest and forced sale cases. The recent year was exceptional in terms of growth of engagements. The advice involved coordination of actions in 4 jurisdictions, provision of expert legal opinion in foreign court on Lithuanian and international shipping law.
For more than 10 years Laura is representing the clients before the Lithuanian courts and Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration in various civil and administrative cases. Colleagues appreciate her for creative strategic thinking and firm advice.
For a long time Laura is advising automotive, car rental and leasing companies in vehicle trade, registration, repossession, lease, financing, insurance and other day-by-day questions.
Laura is member of ICC Lithuanian Transport committee and Incoterms 2010 expert. She is a permanent speaker at Incoterms 2010 seminars organized by ICC Lithuania for 6 years. She was awarded as “Lecturer of the year 2014” by ICC Lithuania in accordance with the results of the satisfaction voting of the audience.
Link to Germany has determined the formation of German speaking clientele. Laura has studied in Siegen University, later on she has participated in training on German law organized by IRZ. In 2008 she worked in Clifford Chance Munich office for almost a year. Laura has also worked for 2 years in Rödl & Partner Lithuania office.
Laura fluently speaks English, German and Russian.

CAREER
Since 2015 Partner at law firm AVERUS
2009 – 2015 Senior associate, Head of Transport sector group, at law firm Sorainen & partners
2008 – 2009 Lawyer at law firm Clifford Chance, Munich office, Germany
2007 – 2008 Attorney-at-Law at law firm Almantas, Ginkus & partners
2005 – 2007 Lawyer at law firm Rödl&Partner
2003 – 2005 Lawyer at M.Šimkūnas law firm

EDUCATION

2017 – Aircraft acquisition and financing (IATA course)
2006 – Mykolas Romeris University (Master in Law)
2003 – Siegen university, Germany (European and German business law)
2004 – Mykolas Romeris University (Bachelor in Law)

PUBLICATIONS

delfi.lt: Experts on the Mobility Package: high threat not only for carriers, but also for the Lithuanian economy, 15 March 2019
BCCL: Pannel discussion on Brexit: „A ‘NO DEAL’ scenario & possible impact for companies within supply chain”, 26 Sep 2018 Lithuanian Exporters Forum 2017: "KYC" and International Sanctions Verification Procedures - "New Black" International Trade, 17 January 26
vz.lt: Group buying sites are not afraid of stricter requirements, 31 August 2015
Delfi.lt: Could Russian vessels interfere the construction of NordBalt cable?, 8 May 2015
German requirements for drivers’ wages and their effect on carriers from other countries,
Delfi.lt: What should Air Lituanica passengers do?, 29 March  2015
Vz.lt: After collapse of Freshtravel idea of the guarantee fund is being revived, 19 November 2014
Business news: Travel organising system needs reforms, 25 September 2014
Delfi.lt: What is the future of Lithuanian ship arrested in Russia?, 19 September 2014
Vz.t: Car registration relying only on paroles, 6 August 2014
vz.lt: Insurance – the only hope for Go Planet Travel tourists, 7 July 2014
Incoterms 2010 rules for all modes of transport, 1 April 2011
vz.lt: New „Incoterms® 2010“ rules, 1 September 2010
alfa.lt: New „Incoterms® 2010“ rules, 1 September 2010
vz.lt: Carriers liability in Lithuania gets stricter, 4 March 2010

MEMBERSHIP
Member of Lithuanian Bar Association

LANGUAGES
Lithuanian, German, English, Russian

REFERENCES
Recommended as transport expert, by Legal 500 (2014, 2015, 2016)
Recommended as german law expert, by Chambers Europe (2014)