LT EN RU
Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė

el pastas E-mail: regina.derkintyte@averus.lt
tel Tel.: +370 46 246630
mob Моb.: +370 620 58298
adresas Address: Bokstu str. 12, LT-92125 Klaipeda, Lithuania

PRACTICE AREAS
Shipping and transport, Dispute resolution and arbitration, Bankruptcy and restructuring

EXPERIENCE
Regina Derkintyte-Kaupiene is practising law since 2000. Through more than a decade of work in major Lithuanian and international shipping and telecommunication entities and law firms she has gained invaluable experience in shipping and transport, litigation and arbitration. Regina is one of the best-known shipping law experts in Lithuania advising the clients on ship arrests, construction, finance, sale and purchase, mortgages, cargo claims, maritime liens and other related matters.
The clients appreciate her in-depth knowledge and experience in bankruptcy and restructuring cases. Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė is included in the list of recommended arbitrators of the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration. She is co-author of the only textbook on international shipping law in Lithuania which is highly praised by local academic society. Regina is often invited to deliver lectures in universities and colleges; she is also a prominent speaker in various conferences and seminars.
Legal 500 has nominated Regina as leading individual in shipping and transport in Lithuania. She is “proactive and goal-oriented” (Legal 500 (2015)) and "one of the most competent individuals in shipping" (Legal 500 (2016)).   
The clients address Regina not only with legal issues, but also appreciate her advice on business models, internal structures of the companies, changes in activities, restructuring matters as Regina is educated not only as a professional lawyer, but also holds Master degree in Engineering Economics and Business Management.
Among her recent clients are major Lithuanian transport and shipping companies, banks, insurance companies, associations and unions.

CAREER
Since 2019 Chairman of the Board of AB Klaipеdos vandenys
Since 2010 Partner at Law firm AVERUS
2006-2010 Senior associate, Attorney-at-Law at Law firm Sorainen and partners
2004-2006 Legal adviser at AB DFDS LISCO
2001-2004 Legal adviser at Teo LT, AB
2000-2001 Legal adviser at UAB DK Censum

EDUCATION
2006 – International Maritime Law Institute, Malta (LL.M. in International Maritime Law with distinction)
2005 – Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Master in Engineering Economics and Business Administration)
2000 – Mykolas Romeris University (Master in Law)
1998 – Mykolas Romeris University (Bachelor in Law)

PUBLICATIONS
"Marine engineering", monograph, 2019 (R. Barzdziukas, R. Derkintyte-Kaupiene, etc.)
"International Maritime Law", monograph, 2009 (co-author)
Transportas: "Purchase of ships: haste is not worthwhile", 2009 (3)
Jūra.More.Sea: "On-going changes in shipowners liability regime", 2007 (2)
Verslo zinios: "The increasing burden of shipowner’s liability – better sleep for cargo owner", 2006 (218)
Verslo zinios: "Maritime lien – an invisible ship’s attendant", 05-06-2008
Verslo zinios: "Multimodal transport: are we ready for it?", 07-06-2007
Lithuanian Young Scholars Conference in Vilnius “Business in the 21st Century”/ Technika, 2005: "Problems of organisation concept in Lithuanian law" (co-author), 10-02-2005

MEMBERSHIP
Board member of Klaipeda Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
Klaipeda Industrialists Association Board Member
Member of Lithuanian Bar Association

LANGUAGES
Lithuanian, English, Russian

REFERENCES
Recommended as a leading shipping and transport law professional in Lithuania from international legal directories Legal 500 (2009, 2014, 2015, 2016)