Raminta Dereskeviciute - McDermott Will & Emery


Raminta Dereskeviciute focuses her practice on product compliance, trade regulation (sanctions and export controls) and ESG. She has significant experience in advising on EU and UK chemical legislation (REACH), product safety and liability rules and frequently represents clients before the European Chemicals Agency Board of Appeal. Raminta also advises businesses on the implications Brexit has in relation to a range of regulatory compliance issues.

Raminta counsels clients on the EU and the UK sanctions regimes and export controls, including in higher risk jurisdictions such as Russia and Iran. Her experience covers the review and design of compliance programs, including giving training to client teams on controlled goods, prohibited jurisdictions, persons and activities. Raminta assists companies in liaising with regulators when assessing whether their activities are in breach of EU or UK sanctions regimes, or whether authorisations / licenses from the national authorities are appropriate. Raminta has participated as a chair and speaker on sanctions related panels at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime.

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  • Representing Hempel Metallurgical GmbH in the first ever data-sharing dispute before ECHA Board of Appeal*
  • Representing Climax Molybdenum B.V. and members of Molybdenum Consortium before ECHA Board of Appeal in a dispute involving dossier compliance check and validity of an OECD approved pre-natal developmental toxicity study*
  • Representing Emerald Kalama Chemical B.V., Ineos Chloro Toluenes Belgium NV and Lanxess Deutschland GmbH in disputes with ECHA on dossier compliance, dossier evaluation, read-across justification and with respect to the right to be heard*

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  • Chambers UK, Sanctions, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom,  Government Practice, 2023 – 2024
  • Legal 500 UK, Real Estate (Environment), 2020
  • Legal 500 Belgium, Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping Practice, 2015-2016


  • Member of Lithuanian Bar Association and the Lithuanian Lawyer’s Association
  • Former President and Board Member of Lithuanian City of London Club
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Alumni Member of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown Law Centre
  • Member of ASSIST Alumni worldwide
  • Board Member, International Debate Education Association


University of Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, 2021
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2006
Law University of Lithuania (Mykolas Romeris), LL.B., 2005

England & Wales