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.

Industries

Financial services

Education

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

Career

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

Memberships

Lithuanian Bar Association
Infobalt Association (Fintech group)

Languages

English, Lithuanian

Probably a fairly unique feature of their firm is that the team is familiar with both Lithuanian and EU law.

Chambers and Partners, Fintech Legal 2020

We sampled a few other law firms for this work and with the rest of them we had the feeling that there was a big distance between who met us and who would actually do the work. That was the main reason we felt Motieka & Audzevicius would be useful and the best choice.

Chambers and Partners, Fintech Legal 2020

The corporate team is well-familiar not only with legal issues but also is capable of advising regarding business issues and structuring of business framework.

Legal 500 2020

One of the most innovative law firms in Lithuania.

Legal 500 2018

They are quick. They understand my business, they understand my needs.

Chambers and Partners 2018

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