Lithuania

Audrius Bitinas

Lawyer

Contact Information

Office Information

Lithuania

Phone Number

+370 6862 0402

Details

Jurisdiction

Vilnius Lithuania

Education

Vilnius University (Lithuania) Master degree in Law (1998)

M. Romeris University (Lithuania) Doctor of social sciences (2008)

Practice Areas

Administrative, Business Law, Civil Law & Civil Asset Recovery, Commercial Agreements, Corporate Transactions, Employment & Labor, Entertainment & Media Law, Family Law, Healthcare & Compliance, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Personal Tax, Real Estate Law, White Collar Crime & Investigations

Audrius Bitinas has been practicing law for over 20 years. He is an experienced litigator and negotiator, specifically with governments and consultations for governments and administrative bodies. Audrius has a great deal of international experience in the reorganization and reform of social protection systems, including social security and social assistance, disability insurance and management, social inclusion, poverty reduction, employment, labour law, and informal economy. He is also very knowledgeable about strengthening the institutional framework and the analysis of the viability of the sector, and creating strategies for social inclusion and additional benefits. Since 2006, Adrius has been a researcher and Professor of Law at several academic institutions, including M. Romeris University, Gediminas Technical University, and Vilnius University. He brings this academic perspective to policy papers, as well as strategies, guidelines, and legislation. From an international point of view, Audrius has a wealth of experience in political-legal consulting, creating national strategies, and drafting legislation papers for the following regions abroad: Kyrgyzstan, Finland, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ghana, Japan, and Tajikistan. In his free time, Audrius enjoys the theater.

Latest publications (2019-2020):

  • Bitinas, A. Social security investments for the sustainability of the future pension guarantees // EU Socieux+ Technical reports collection, 2019, No. 2, Brussels (in English).
  • Bitinas, A., Fiori, A. Framework for introducing a second-pillar pension system in Azerbaijan. // Journal of International business and economics, 2020, No. 2, vol.20, IABE (USA) (in English).

Latest books (2010-2020):

  • Bitinas, A, et all. Law on the Bar Associations. Vilnius: Kriventa, 2019 (in Lithuanian).
  • Bitinas, A, et all. Social protection law. Vilnius: Vilnius University, 2020 (in Lithuanian).

Latest reports in conferences (2018-2020):

  • International conference “Towards the sustainable development goals: promotion of sustainable development and decent work”, organised by the International labour organisation and the Ministry of labour and social protection of Azerbaijan (21 May, 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan).
  • International seminar “Implementation of the new social protection code in Gabon”, organised by the “Agence française du développement” (French development agency). Presentation in French “The choice of pension systems in Lithuania, Azerbaijan and Gabon: analysis of the pension capitalisation schemes”. Libreville, Gabon (13 July 2018).
  • International conference “Recommendation No. 205 of ILO and Enlightenment of Trade Unions Leaders on its practice”, organised by the International Labour Organisation. Presentation in Russian “Implementation of the strategic pension system reforms in Azerbaijan”. Baku, Azerbaijan (19 September 2018).
  • International conference “The role of trade unions in implementing of the state program of the Republic of Azerbaijan and action plan on informal sector”, organised by the International Labour Organisation and Azerbaijan Trade unions. Presentation in English “Fighting against informal economy in Lithuanian and support for Azerbaijan”. Baku, Azerbaijan (18 October 2018).
  • CIPRES conference on pension reforms in Africa. Participation (as expert) in the European Union “Socieux” program project and presentation “Towards to new models of the pension system: European Union recommendations and comparative analysis” in Ivory Coast, Abidjan (October 24-26, 2018).
  • Participation (as expert) in the European Union “Socieux+” program project in Cambodia, Phnom Penh (March 25-April 5, 2019). Presentations on the sustainability of the pension system and investment policy.
  • International conference (organised by United Nations regional office in Thailand) “Inclusive Social Protection Systems in Asia and the Pacific: an Expert Group Meeting” Bangkok, Thailand (11-12 April 2019). Presentation on the investment policy for Cambodia.
  • Conference (organised by GiZ and National social protection council of Cambodia) “Social insurance investments in Cambodia“, Phnom Penh (June 19, 2019). Presentations on the social investments in Cambodia and best practice.
  • Workshop on the strengthening employment of disabled persons in Kyrgyzstan (organised by the Ministry of Labour and social development of Kyrgyzstan and non-governmental organisation „Ravenstvo“). Presentation on the Lithuanian and EU experience in the field of employment and disability assessment (Bishkek, November 15, 2019).

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About

Audrius Bitinas has been practicing law for over 20 years. He is an experienced litigator and negotiator, specifically with governments and consultations for governments and administrative bodies. Audrius has a great deal of international experience in the reorganization and reform of social protection systems, including social security and social assistance, disability insurance and management, social inclusion, poverty reduction, employment, labour law, and informal economy. He is also very knowledgeable about strengthening the institutional framework and the analysis of the viability of the sector, and creating strategies for social inclusion and additional benefits. Since 2006, Adrius has been a researcher and Professor of Law at several academic institutions, including M. Romeris University, Gediminas Technical University, and Vilnius University. He brings this academic perspective to policy papers, as well as strategies, guidelines, and legislation. From an international point of view, Audrius has a wealth of experience in political-legal consulting, creating national strategies, and drafting legislation papers for the following regions abroad: Kyrgyzstan, Finland, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ghana, Japan, and Tajikistan. In his free time, Audrius enjoys the theater.

Latest publications (2019-2020):

  • Bitinas, A. Social security investments for the sustainability of the future pension guarantees // EU Socieux+ Technical reports collection, 2019, No. 2, Brussels (in English).
  • Bitinas, A., Fiori, A. Framework for introducing a second-pillar pension system in Azerbaijan. // Journal of International business and economics, 2020, No. 2, vol.20, IABE (USA) (in English).

Latest books (2010-2020):

  • Bitinas, A, et all. Law on the Bar Associations. Vilnius: Kriventa, 2019 (in Lithuanian).
  • Bitinas, A, et all. Social protection law. Vilnius: Vilnius University, 2020 (in Lithuanian).

Latest reports in conferences (2018-2020):

  • International conference “Towards the sustainable development goals: promotion of sustainable development and decent work”, organised by the International labour organisation and the Ministry of labour and social protection of Azerbaijan (21 May, 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan).
  • International seminar “Implementation of the new social protection code in Gabon”, organised by the “Agence française du développement” (French development agency). Presentation in French “The choice of pension systems in Lithuania, Azerbaijan and Gabon: analysis of the pension capitalisation schemes”. Libreville, Gabon (13 July 2018).
  • International conference “Recommendation No. 205 of ILO and Enlightenment of Trade Unions Leaders on its practice”, organised by the International Labour Organisation. Presentation in Russian “Implementation of the strategic pension system reforms in Azerbaijan”. Baku, Azerbaijan (19 September 2018).
  • International conference “The role of trade unions in implementing of the state program of the Republic of Azerbaijan and action plan on informal sector”, organised by the International Labour Organisation and Azerbaijan Trade unions. Presentation in English “Fighting against informal economy in Lithuanian and support for Azerbaijan”. Baku, Azerbaijan (18 October 2018).
  • CIPRES conference on pension reforms in Africa. Participation (as expert) in the European Union “Socieux” program project and presentation “Towards to new models of the pension system: European Union recommendations and comparative analysis” in Ivory Coast, Abidjan (October 24-26, 2018).
  • Participation (as expert) in the European Union “Socieux+” program project in Cambodia, Phnom Penh (March 25-April 5, 2019). Presentations on the sustainability of the pension system and investment policy.
  • International conference (organised by United Nations regional office in Thailand) “Inclusive Social Protection Systems in Asia and the Pacific: an Expert Group Meeting” Bangkok, Thailand (11-12 April 2019). Presentation on the investment policy for Cambodia.
  • Conference (organised by GiZ and National social protection council of Cambodia) “Social insurance investments in Cambodia“, Phnom Penh (June 19, 2019). Presentations on the social investments in Cambodia and best practice.
  • Workshop on the strengthening employment of disabled persons in Kyrgyzstan (organised by the Ministry of Labour and social development of Kyrgyzstan and non-governmental organisation „Ravenstvo“). Presentation on the Lithuanian and EU experience in the field of employment and disability assessment (Bishkek, November 15, 2019).

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