Sigita Zavišienė

Senior Associate

Sigita Zavišienė

Financial industry specialised senior associate working on regulatory, transactions and compliance matters

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Industries

Education and Memberships

Recognition

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Sigita Zavišienė has more than 10 years’ expertise in the financial services sector (credit and payments, financial instruments markets, consumer credit). She advises clients and financial market players on regulatory and compliance issues. Sigita assists clients in obtaining licenses for electronic money and payment institutions, as well as advising them on the establishment of management companies and investment companies and funds. She also advises later stage clients on their business model compliance.

In recent years, she has advised more than 30 start-ups in the sector, providing assistance to companies from countries as diverse from Germany, Israel, Georgia, the United States, and more. Her clients have included such Fintech companies as Kreditech, CommonSign, Finansų Bitė, Forbis as well as AB Fjordbank, 70 Ventures venture capital fund, and many others.

Sigita’s experience also includes providing assistance to other business sectors dealing with general compliance and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing matters, such as Newsec Advisers LT, the largest real estate brokerage company in the Baltics. She has successfully led complex and challenging projects, such as the establishment of one of the few insurance companies in Lithuania (Vienna Insurance Group), as well as the formation and establishment of venture capital funds financed by EU funds (EUR 6 million), and obtaining the necessary permits (70 Ventures, UAB).

Sigita is an exceptionally qualified expert in financial law, and she is dedicated to constantly improving her qualifications in financial services regulation. In addition to her legal education in Lithuania, internships in Belgium and the United Kingdom, she also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Law from Queen Mary University, and studied the Fintech programme at Oxford Said Business School.

She uses her accumulated knowledge and experience to develop the Lithuanian Fintech ecosystem. She is also a lecturer at VilniusTech University’s Master’s study programme (lecturing on Fintech Development and Regulation), and represents the firm in the Fintech Association. Not only that, Sigita is an active participant in public discussions with the Bank of Lithuania, making suggestions on how the legal environment may be improved, and she is also an in-demand speaker at various industry conferences.

Sigita was a member of our team between 2012 and 2016 and re-joined us in 2017.

Working languages: English, Lithuanian.

ACAMS, Certified anti-money laundering specialist
Oxford Fintech Programme
Queen Marry University of London, LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law
Vilnius University, LL.M.
Ghent University, Exchange studies

Member of:
Lithuanian Bar Association
Infobalt Association (Fintech group)

Fintech Legal

2022

Sigita understands the business side of the company.

Fintech Legal

2022

Sigita is curious about the specific nature of a company and its services, she easily understands how processes are set up within the company, and she is devoted to helping improve compliance without compromising efficiency. Her interpersonal skills of listening and prioritising make it easy to communicate and build a trustworthy connection.

Sigita Zavišienė

Important changes in legislation and first homework for Fintech companies in 2021

4 February 2021
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Sigita Zavišienė

2020 Review: Fintech sector has almost doubled

14 December 2020
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Sigita Zavišienė

Need to know for EMIs/PIs: as of 2021 more activity reports to be submitted to the Bank of Lithuania

15 September 2020
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Sigita Zavišienė

Risk Management in an Organisation: Evolution of the Three Lines of Defence Model

8 September 2020
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Sigita Zavišienė

TOP 3 things you need to know about Newcomer meeting with the Bank of Lithuania

20 July 2020
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Sigita Zavišienė

What are the options for UK fintech to act in Europe after Brexit?

15 May 2020
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Sigita Zavišienė

Reporting calendar for payment and electronic institutions

21 February 2020
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Sigita Zavišienė

Requirements for disclosure of pre-contractual information

14 January 2020
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Sigita Zavišienė

National security screening process

4 November 2019
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Sigita Zavišienė

Brexit: licensing financial services remains important

11 October 2019
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Sigita Zavišienė

Impact of FinTech on PIs and EMIs business models

24 September 2019
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Sigita Zavišienė

Strong customer authentication under PSD2

22 July 2019
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Sigita Zavišienė

EBA’s opinion on the nature of passport notifications

25 April 2019
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Sigita Zavišienė

Brief introduction of the specialised bank regime

17 August 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Things to know about getting a Fintech License in Lithuania

23 July 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Lithuania expands its leadership in Fintech: the ICO guidelines issued

11 June 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Will it be easier for Fintech companies to open bank accounts?

3 May 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Lithuanian Parliament adopted the laws transposing the PSD2

18 April 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Lithuania is getting ready for implementation of the PSD2

20 December 2017
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

The ESMA issued statements on initial coin offerings

13 November 2017
Read more

Experience

Sigita Zavišienė has more than 10 years’ expertise in the financial services sector (credit and payments, financial instruments markets, consumer credit). She advises clients and financial market players on regulatory and compliance issues. Sigita assists clients in obtaining licenses for electronic money and payment institutions, as well as advising them on the establishment of management companies and investment companies and funds. She also advises later stage clients on their business model compliance.

In recent years, she has advised more than 30 start-ups in the sector, providing assistance to companies from countries as diverse from Germany, Israel, Georgia, the United States, and more. Her clients have included such Fintech companies as Kreditech, CommonSign, Finansų Bitė, Forbis as well as AB Fjordbank, 70 Ventures venture capital fund, and many others.

Sigita’s experience also includes providing assistance to other business sectors dealing with general compliance and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing matters, such as Newsec Advisers LT, the largest real estate brokerage company in the Baltics. She has successfully led complex and challenging projects, such as the establishment of one of the few insurance companies in Lithuania (Vienna Insurance Group), as well as the formation and establishment of venture capital funds financed by EU funds (EUR 6 million), and obtaining the necessary permits (70 Ventures, UAB).

Sigita is an exceptionally qualified expert in financial law, and she is dedicated to constantly improving her qualifications in financial services regulation. In addition to her legal education in Lithuania, internships in Belgium and the United Kingdom, she also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Law from Queen Mary University, and studied the Fintech programme at Oxford Said Business School.

She uses her accumulated knowledge and experience to develop the Lithuanian Fintech ecosystem. She is also a lecturer at VilniusTech University’s Master’s study programme (lecturing on Fintech Development and Regulation), and represents the firm in the Fintech Association. Not only that, Sigita is an active participant in public discussions with the Bank of Lithuania, making suggestions on how the legal environment may be improved, and she is also an in-demand speaker at various industry conferences.

Sigita was a member of our team between 2012 and 2016 and re-joined us in 2017.

Working languages: English, Lithuanian.

Industries

Education and Memberships

ACAMS, Certified anti-money laundering specialist
Oxford Fintech Programme
Queen Marry University of London, LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law
Vilnius University, LL.M.
Ghent University, Exchange studies

Member of:
Lithuanian Bar Association
Infobalt Association (Fintech group)

Recognition

Fintech Legal

2022

Sigita understands the business side of the company.

Fintech Legal

2022

Sigita is curious about the specific nature of a company and its services, she easily understands how processes are set up within the company, and she is devoted to helping improve compliance without compromising efficiency. Her interpersonal skills of listening and prioritising make it easy to communicate and build a trustworthy connection.

Insights

Sigita Zavišienė

Important changes in legislation and first homework for Fintech companies in 2021

4 February 2021
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

2020 Review: Fintech sector has almost doubled

14 December 2020
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Need to know for EMIs/PIs: as of 2021 more activity reports to be submitted to the Bank of Lithuania

15 September 2020
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Risk Management in an Organisation: Evolution of the Three Lines of Defence Model

8 September 2020
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

TOP 3 things you need to know about Newcomer meeting with the Bank of Lithuania

20 July 2020
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

What are the options for UK fintech to act in Europe after Brexit?

15 May 2020
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Reporting calendar for payment and electronic institutions

21 February 2020
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Requirements for disclosure of pre-contractual information

14 January 2020
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

National security screening process

4 November 2019
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Brexit: licensing financial services remains important

11 October 2019
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Impact of FinTech on PIs and EMIs business models

24 September 2019
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Strong customer authentication under PSD2

22 July 2019
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

EBA’s opinion on the nature of passport notifications

25 April 2019
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Brief introduction of the specialised bank regime

17 August 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Things to know about getting a Fintech License in Lithuania

23 July 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Lithuania expands its leadership in Fintech: the ICO guidelines issued

11 June 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Will it be easier for Fintech companies to open bank accounts?

3 May 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Lithuanian Parliament adopted the laws transposing the PSD2

18 April 2018
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

Lithuania is getting ready for implementation of the PSD2

20 December 2017
Read more
Sigita Zavišienė

The ESMA issued statements on initial coin offerings

13 November 2017
Read more

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