Dainius Daugirda

  • 20 years’ professional experience in tax law
  • 11 years’ experience working for the State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, including 3 years’ executive experience as a deputy head of the State Tax Inspectorate
  • Member of the Tax Committee of the Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Recognition from market leaders and the international legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers Europe

I am currently serving as the head and expert of the Tax Practice Team at WINT. This is a perfect environment for me as it gives me the opportunity to share the know-how and experience that I have acquired over 20 years of practice both with our ever-expanding team and market leaders.

I have spent half of my career coordinating processes concerning the implementation of tax policy, as well as contributing to the development and maintenance of the tax system, and advising businesses on tax-related matters. This has allowed me to gain multifaceted expertise that I can then apply to my practice. In the last 10 years I have been focused on helping companies to gain a better understanding of the Lithuanian tax system, as well as helping them to find the business models that would best their activities. I have also coordinated tax-related issues, acquisition transactions and asset planning for international groups of companies.

My list of clients includes such pharmaceutical companies as Tamro Baltics, Valentis Pharma, Novo Nordisk Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim International and Stada Arzneimittel. I have provided legal advice to some of them on tax-related matters regarding business expansion in Lithuania and entry into the Azerbaijani market. Other notable clients include the laser manufacturing company Light Conversion; blockchain technology startups Mysterium Network, CarVertical and Monetha; Finnish real estate development company Pontos Group; Swedish hotel chain Scandic Hotel; U.S. manufacturer Toshiba; DS Smith Packaging Netherlands B.V., WIX.com and other domestic and international companies dealing with tax-related issues.

I have worked with Cronimet Group, a global leader in stainless steel raw materials, mining and recycling, and the energy companies Cryogas and KEPCO. I have assisted KEPCO, a U.S. and South Korean corporation, with issues concerning international tax planning, including capital taxation, import taxation, tax initiatives and the practice of applying taxes on investments in Lithuania.  Meanwhile, the legal assistance I provided Cronimet Group included the issues concerning the selection of a business model for the purchasing and exporting of ferrous metals from the Baltic States.

My assistance also includes facilitating relationships with public administrative bodies. I have been involved in dealings between one of the largest retail chains and the State Tax Inspectorate regarding legally binding decision making and the re-calculation of tax loss. I have also successfully represented one of the largest wholesale distributors of petroleum products in a tax dispute of €2.6 million with tax administrators which entailed a new practice of applying tax regulations.

Tax-related issues become particularly relevant during large acquisition transactions or in the development of a brand-new business model. In my practice I have had multiple cases involving such issues. For example, I have provided legal advice to the seller of one of the largest ad posting sites in the Baltics in a transaction involving the sale of the aforesaid site. A further example was the delivery of strategic and rational solutions to the supplier of liquefied natural gas as regards the selection of an optimal business model for the supply of liquefied natural gas in Lithuania.

My experience and accomplishments in the field have been recognised by international legal directories. I have been ranked among the top market professionals in tax law by Legal 500 and Chambers Europe.

In my spare time I enjoy reading books.

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