TVINS advised and represented Grimeda UAB, a large meat producer in Lithuania, on a dispute with the National Paying Agency of the Republic of Lithuania regarding the rules governing community support for rural development financed by the Agricultural Fund (EAFRD). The dispute was unique due to the fact that it is related to the transposition of the EU regulation 1698/2005 into a national law, i. e. it focuses on the right of the national legislator to establish more stringent rules compared with the EU regulation. The dispute required innovative strategic solutions and understanding of agribusiness regulation in Lithuania and the EU. Parties entered into amicable settlement. Under said settlement National Paying Agency will not request to return support paid to UAB “Grimeda”.
The project was led by partner Vytautas Šenavičius.