Rita specialises in antitrust litigation and regulatory matters in network industries and the financial investment sector.

She has given consultations to and/or represented clients in disputes with the National Competition Authority, litigations in the Supreme Administrative Court and was part of the team in the cases heard at the Court of Justice of the European Union. She has valuable experience in the institutional and regulatory framework of the European Union and successfully used it filing complaints with the European Commission.

Rita is a certified project manager (PRINCE2) and has a qualification in organisation management techniques (Lean) which allows her to better understand clients’ organisation and daily operations and to provide more client business orientated solutions for implementation and compliance with regulatory requirements. For example, she consulted DNB Markets department to adapt their organisation and operations to comply with the new EU regulatory frameworks such as MIFID II/ MIFIR and EMIR.

Rita is also experienced in policy advocacy both at national and EU level and research projects carried out as collaboration between industry and academia.


Financial services


University of Sussex, PhD candidate in EU competition law, Internal Market rules and energy policy
Centre for Law, Regulation & Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE), University of Warwick, Visiting Fellow
The Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Visiting Fellow
Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, certificate in Regulation of the Energy Sector
Utrecht University, LL.M in European Law
Mykolas Romeris University, LL.B and certificate in Transport Law


Rita was a member of our team in 2013–2014 and re-joined us in 2018. Previously, she assisted a Member of the European Parliament, was a Policy Analyst at a think-tank, as well as Regulatory Analyst in the financial investment sector, and an Associate at one of the law firms based in Vilnius. She was also a contributor to several large scale international research projects in the fields of energy/climate change regulation and competition law and taught Competition Law of the EU and Banking Regulation in UK academia.


Sussex Energy Group (SEG)
The academic association for contemporary European Studies (UACES)
Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
Associate Fellow at the Advance HE (former Higher Education Academy)


Lithuanian, English, Russian, French

In antitrust disputes, Rita Paukštė and Mr. Henrikas Stelmokaitis are notable lawyers that do not play by opponents rules and find legal solutions at a first glance.

Legal 500 2020

Senior associate Rita Paukštė and associate Henrikas Stelmokaitis know their craft and always surprise with their out-of-the-box solutions for complex situations.

Legal 500 2020

The firm’s antitrust team is very aggressive and flexible. They identify the less obvious strategies and implement them flawlessly. The attention to the business side of legal questions is very commendable.

Legal 500 2020

Motieka & Audzevičius provides its clients with a thorough, multi-level analysis of every situation and handles contentious work related to competition matters.

Legal 500 2019

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