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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, 6th floor, LT-08105 Vilnius, Lithuania

PRACTICE AREAS
Aviation, Shipping and Transport, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

EXPERIENCE
Laura Cereskaits-Kinciuviene is practicing law since 2003. While working in different Lithuanian and international law firms she has gained valuable experience in aviation, shipping and transport, litigation and arbitration. Laura has been listed among leading individuals for aviation and transport legal matters in Lithuania by the prominent legal directory Legal 500. The firm enjoys the top tier acknowledgment by the legal ranking directory in transport sector since 2016.
Laura’s clients are airlines, aviation leasing, asset management companies, aircraft owners. She gives extensive advice on aircraft acquisition and financing, aircraft leasing, repossession. Consultation is not limited with Lithuanian law advice as international nature of the transaction requires project structuring, tax advice, etc. AVERUS maintains a wide network of specialized aviation consultants that enables to ensure high-quality advice to worldwide sector clients.
AVERUS’ permanent clients are also 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 a 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 the growth of engagements. The advice involved the 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 a member of the 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
vz.lt: "The rescue package to the tourism sector may return to Lithuania with fines from Brussels", 10-04-2020
vz.lt: "The coronavirus stops flights: how to recover the money for flights tickets", 13-03-2020
delfi.lt: "Experts on the Mobility Package: high threat not only for carriers, but also for the Lithuanian economy", 15-03-2019
BCCL: Pannel discussion on Brexit: "A ‘NO DEAL’ scenario & possible impact for companies within supply chain”, 26-09-2018 
Lithuanian Exporters Forum 2017: "KYC and International Sanctions Verification Procedures - "New Black" International Trade", 26-01-2017
vz.lt: "Group buying sites are not afraid of stricter requirements", 31-09-2015
delfi.lt: "Could Russian vessels interfere the construction of NordBalt cable?", 08-05-2015
"German requirements for drivers’ wages and their effect on carriers from other countries"
delfi.lt: "What should Air Lituanica passengers do?", 29-03-2015
vz.lt: "After the collapse of Freshtravel idea of the guarantee fund is being revived", 19-11-2014
Verslo žinios: "Travel organising system needs reforms", 25-09-2014
delfi.lt: "What is the future of Lithuanian ship arrested in Russia?", 19-09-2014
vz.lt: "Car registration relying only on paroles", 06-08-2014
vz.lt: "Insurance – the only hope for Go Planet Travel tourists", 07-07-2014
"Incoterms 2010 rules for all modes of transport, April 2011", 01-04-2011
vz.lt: "New „Incoterms® 2010“ rules", 01-09-2010
alfa.lt: "New „Incoterms® 2010“ rules", 01-09-2010
vz.lt: "Carriers liability in Lithuania gets stricter", 04-03-2010

MEMBERSHIP
Member of Lithuanian Bar Association

LANGUAGES
Lithuanian, German, English, Russian

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