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PhD Justinas Usonis, Partner

PhD Justinas Usonis



Lithuanian, English, Russian

Practice notes

Justinas has more than 20 years of professional experience advising clients on employment matters in corporate restructuring, employment termination guarantees, posting of employees. He has long and profound experience in creating strategy for litigation, in handling employment disputes and the relationship between employers and employee representatives (works councils and trade unions). Justinas holds training sessions for companies on all aspects of employment law.
Justinas represents road carriers Association LINAVA, road carriers, local companies of all types. As an associate professor at Vilnius University Faculty of Law he was member of the working group for drafting of the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania (2017), represents interests of the employers in the Tripartite Council of the Republic of Lithuania. Justinas is engaged in academic activities, makes presentations on labour law at conferences, publishes articles and conducts researches.

Practice areas

Employment law
Employment litigation and dispute resolution
Global contracts and policies
Labor law and trade union issues
Restructuring and redundancy
Agency workers
HR Consultancy
Health and safety

Education and professional training

Vilnius University, Master of Law, 1998
Mykolas Romeris University, PhD in Law, 2006.
Internship "International Labour standards, EC labour standards". International Labour Organization Training Center (ITCILO), Turin, 2001.
Internship at Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames (London), 2008.
Internship at the Institute of Labour Law and the Institute of Social Law of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). 2013.
Internship at the University of Naples (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), 2015

Membership in professional bodies

Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association, Chairman of the IT Committee of the Lithuanian Bar Association (2015 - 2018), member, member of the Court of Ethics of the Lithuanian Bar Association.
Member of the Lithuanian Society of Labor Law and Social Security

Employment record 

Work in Lithuanian Law Firms from 2004 to 2020
Lawyer of the Lithuanian National Road Carriers Association LINAVA, 1998 - 2004.
Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University, teaches Labour Law, supervises master's theses, 2014 to present
Head of the Department of Labour Law and Social Security, Faculty of Law, Mykolas Romeris University, courses of Labour Law, supervised master's theses, supervised doctoral dissertations, lectures on EU labour law to foreign students, 1998 - 2014.
Representation of the interests of Lithuanian carriers in the International Carriers Union IRU (Geneva), member of the IRU Commission of Social Affairs (CAS), member of the IRU Commission of Legal Affairs (CAJ), 2000-2013
Moderator and consultant in collective bargaining at national and company level, drafts collective agreements
Curator of Vilnius University Legal Clinic

Other activities

2017 Member of the group for drafting of the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania
Chairman and member of the Employment Relations Committee of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK).
Member of various working groups for drafting legal acts
Speaker of international conferences, member of research projects, study groups
Co-author of the book Advocacy Law
Editor-in-Chief of the book Development and Perspectives of Lithuanian Labour Law
Co-author of the textbook Labour Law
Author of the textbook “Flexicurity”
Author of articles for various scientific law journals 
Presentations on labour law, EU law, LegalTech issues (for companies, ministries, associations, Lithuanian Bar, etc.)