Sigita Zavišienė has more than ten years of experience in the financial-services sector (including credit and payments, financial instruments markets, and consumer credit), and she advises clients and financial-market players on regulatory and compliance issues. Sigita helps clients obtain electronic-money and payment-institution licenses, as well as advising them on the establishment of management 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 financial-services sector, providing assistance to companies from countries such as Germany, Israel, Georgia, and the United States, among many others. Her clients have included such fintech companies as Kreditech, CommonSign, Finansų Bitė, and Forbis, as well as AB Fjordbank, and the 70 Ventures venture-capital fund.
Sigita’s experience also includes providing assistance on general-compliance, anti-money-laundering, and counter-terrorist-financing matters to entities in other sectors, 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 Vienna Insurance Group’s establishment as one of the few insurance companies in Lithuania, and matters involving the formation, establishment, and licensing of venture-capital funds, including those financed by EU funds.
Sigita is a highly skilled 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 and internships in Belgium and the United Kingdom, she also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Law from the Queen Mary University in London and attended the Fintech programme at Oxford Said Business School.
She contributes her accumulated knowledge and experience to the development of the Lithuanian fintech ecosystem by lecturing on Fintech Development and Regulation at VilniusTech University and representing Motieka & Audzevičius in the Fintech Association. In addition, she is an active participant in public discussions with the Bank of Lithuania, where she suggests ways to improve the legal environment, and she is an in-demand speaker at various industry conferences.
Sigita was a member of the Motieka & Audzevičius team from 2012 to 2016 and re-joined the firm 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
Lithuanian Bar Association
Infobalt Association (Fintech group)