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Raminta Dereskeviciute

Senior Associate
+44.(0)20.7360.8264
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Raminta Dereskeviciute is an associate in the European Regulatory group of the firm's London office. Ms. Dereskeviciute provides regular advice and advocacy in relation to EU energy, environment, and health safety legislation. Ms. Dereskeviciute represents industry associations for the metals, chemicals and cosmetics sectors, multi-national companies as well as international environmental organizations.

Professional Background

Ms. Dereskeviciute joined K&L Gates in 2010 and has previously worked at international law firms based in Brussels and London. She assists clients in understanding and assessing the impact of the REACH and CLP Regulations on their product portfolio, helps companies prepare for REACH, drafts and reviews REACH related agreements as well as drafts legal opinions on the practical implementation of REACH requirements for the industry. Ms. Dereskeviciute also helps various multi-national companies to understand and influence changing EU policies in the fields of agriculture, energy, environment, health, and maritime affairs. She has handled many product compliance inquiries and has liaised with the EU and national authorities in defending industries' positions.

Achievements

  • Awarded "Excellence for the Future Award" (CALI) 2006, Georgetown University
  • Awarded Fulbright Scholarship 2005-2006

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the Lithuanian Lawyer's Association
  • Board Member of Lithuanian City of London Club
  • Member of Fulbright Association
  • Member of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown Law Centre
  • Member of ASSIST Alumni worldwide
  • Board Member of Pro-Bono Committee, K&L Gates
  • Member of Lithuanian Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • EU and UK Regulatory Developments 2014, speaker, Teledyne Environmental Management Meeting, Watford, June 2014.
  • Annual Education Event, speaker, Women in Mining conference, London, November 2013.
  • “REACH Regulation & Enforcement”, speaker, EuroChem conference, St Petersburg, August 2012.
  • “REACH Legal Implications & Supply Chain Strategies” conference, London, June 2012.
  • "REACH: legal challenges and lessons learnt", speaker, ChemSafe conference REACH: Past and Future, Milan, September 2011.
  • "REACH in other jurisdictions", speaker, International Iron Metallics Association Annual General Members Meeting, Paris, September 2011.
  • "REACH: legal implications and supply chain strategies 2011", contributor to presentation on Legalities and Strategies for Challenging Competition, London, January 2011.
  • International Project Finance and Investment: EU Structural Funds & Direct Support for Businesses, Georgetown University Law Center.

Additional Information

  • Mini MBA Certificate, Management Centre Europe, Brussels
Advising the metals / chemicals industry and related associations on:
  • Numerous aspects of EU chemicals regulation ("REACH") and Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation ("CLP Regulation").
  • Challenging European Chemical Agency's ("ECHA") and the European Commission's decisions before ECHA's Board of Appeal, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • Compliance with WEEE, RoHS, Water Framework Directive, Waste Directive, Seveso Directive, Batteries Directive.
  • EU Raw Materials Initiative.
  • Transport of dangerous goods, including ADR and IMDG.
  • Emissions trading scheme and renewable energy, including CRS Energy Efficiency Scheme (UK).

Advising multi-national corporations, NGOs and industry associations on:
  • EU directives related to health and safety, including medical devices.
  • EU legislation on marketing of food products.
  • EU food safety directives: general food law, animal nutrition, chemical safety.
  • EU Common Fisheries Policy Reform.
  • EU policy on environment and natural resources.
  • Toys Safety Directive, including marketing of toys in the EU and the UK.
  • Regulation of cosmetic products in the EU and the Member States.
  • Representing multi-national corporations, industry associations and NGOs before the EU and the national authorities on a frequent basis (on the legislation / EU policies as listed above).