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SIMAITIS RIMANTAS, Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Fields of Expertise

Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, etc.), Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law, Interdisciplinary Research

Selected Projects

  • Scientific research on the judicial and other authorities’ judgements enforcement in family cases in Lithuania at T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, 2006
  • Scientific research on problematics and comparative aspects of group action carried out by Vilnius University Faculty of Law at the request of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008
  • Interdisciplinary scientific research on the confiscation of property carried out by Lithuanian Law Institute and Vilnius University Faculty of Law, 2012-2013
  • Lithuanian Law Institute, scientific research on restorative justice perspectives in Lithuania, 2013-2014
  • Vilnius University Faculty of Law, scientific research on the conditions of implementation of the right to civil trial within a reasonable time, 2015-2016
  • Mediation expert at the Council of Europe for Moldova, Russia, 2015
  • Member of  the Judicial Council, the working groups formed by the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Economy and other institutions, having worked on various justice system and alternative dispute resolution methods application studies and analyses; also drafting legal acts and projects related to the automatization of the operational processes of the judicial system; member of the research of other projects related to operating efficiency of the justice system  (for example, drafting Law on mediation, various amendments on Civil Procedure Code and related legal acts, rules on judicial mediation ,  Mortgage restructuring concept, rules for the data management in the court system, rules for the  announcement of procedural decisions in internet, improvement of processing statistics of the judicial activity, rules for the electronic classification of cases, drafting “Business assistant” project initiated  by the Ministry of Economy, etc.), since 2006
  • Chairman of The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice Working Group Expert on Mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED), since 2006
  • Drafting of educational programmes and professional development trainings (in courts, law firms, corporations, institutions and organizations) for legal practioners (judges, lawyers, notaries, bailiffs, their assistants and other legal professionals), heads of the above-mentioned organizations and other employees; conference reports at national and international scientific and practical conferences and seminars on various aspects of civil procedure, court proceedings, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, e., courts procedural documentation and management, legal reasoning, judicial activity organization and other related issues, since 2005
  • Member of working groups formed by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania aimed at analysing the implementation of Civil Procedure Code, proposing solutions to the related problems and developing mediation in Lithuania, since 2004
  • Member of the National Courts Administration working group on drafting the specification of electronic control tools of judicial mediation, 2014
  • Expert of the working group of the judicial activity on creating and installing the electronic services information system in Lithuanian courts 2012-2013
  • Review of litigation costs and process funding in Lithuania for comparative study conducted by Oxford University, author, 2009
  • Member of the Judicial Council of the Republic of Lithuania working group on coordinating the implementation of judicial mediation project and evaluating its results, 2005-2006; leader of the group, 2005-2008
  • Member of the project on civil mediation development conducted by the Council of Europe together with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey, 2006-2007
  • Member of working group on improving the efficiency of problems solution of protection of public interest formed by the Lithuanian Parliament Board; leader of the sub-group on drafting legal acts, 2005-2006
  • Member of the working group formed by The Judicial Council of the Republic of Lithuania aiming at problems solutions while installing and exploiting the Lithuanian Court Information System (LITEKO), since 2004; leader of the working group, 2005-2006
  • Leader of the working group formed by The Judicial Council of the Republic of Lithuania aiming on the unanimous judicial process case numbering, 2005-2006
  • Leader of the working group formed The Judicial Council of the Republic of Lithuania on developing the submission procedure of the subpoena and other procedural documents, 2005-2006

Publications

 

Honors and Recognitions

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, since 2016
  • Conciliator at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, since 2015
  • Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration recommended arbitrator, since 2006; recommended mediator, since 2014
  • Member of International Bar Association IBA, since 2011
  • Chairman of Board at Alumni Association, Vilnius University Faculty of Law, 2003-2008; board and council member, since 2008
  • Chairman of the Expert Working Group on Mediation at the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ-GT-MED) 2006-2007; mediation expert at the Council of Europe, since 2006
  • Law firm Cobalt, partner, attorney at law, Head of Dispute Resolution Department, since 2006
  • Member of Lithuanian Bar Association, since 2006
  • Chairman of The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice Expert Working Group on Mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED), since 2006
  • Coordinator of Student Scientific Society at Vilnius University Faculty of Law