Rūta Sakalauskaitė

Sanctions specialist

Practice areas

  • Compliance
Curriculum Vitae

Rūta Sakalauskaitė is a certified sanctions specialist who has previously worked with two global systemically important financial institutions (G-SIFIs) – HSBC and MUFG Bank (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in Singapore, United Kingdom, Europe and China. Rūta holds International Sanctions Compliance Officer (ISCO) certificate issued by the MUFG Bank in conjunction with the Financial Integrity Network.  

Prior to joining ECOVIS ProventusLaw, Rūta has held the role of Regional Head of financial crimes compliance training within the Global Financial Crimes Division of  MUFG Bank where she led the execution of the global training program in the Asia Pacific region of the bank.  

In 2015-2018, Rūta was a part of the HSBC‘s global faculty where she delivered AML/CTF and sanctions compliance training to HSBC’s staff at varying degrees of seniority in commercial banking, global banking and markets (investment banking), retail banking and wealth management and global private banking. In 2011-2015, she worked as AML/CTF and sanctions compliance specialist at the Western Union‘s European Regional Operations Center in Vilnius.  

Rūta provides sanctions advisory services and AML/CTF and sanctions compliance trainings in Mandarin, Lithuanian and English.

Education
2006-2009
MA in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
National Chiao Tung University, Republic of China (Taiwan)
2002-2006
BA in Asian studies (sinology)
Vilnius University
2004-2005
Chinese studies
Shandong Normal University, Peoples’ Republic of China

Awards and recognitions

Knowledge without experience is of little use. Therefore we are proud of having our own valuable experience to share with you.

ECOVIS Proventuslaw was ranked in Chambers FinTech 2020 and has been highly recommended as a ranked firm in FinTech Legal. It was distinguished as well equipped to handle investment fund matters in addition to providing commercial support to financial institutions.

ECOVIS ProventusLaw's team is really professional and possesses deep knowledge about employment law. We would recommend Ecovis ProventusLaw as a very strong law firm in representing clients in disputes concerning employment relationships.

Inga Karulaitytė was recognised as Highly Regarded lawyer in Banking and finance by IFLR1000 2019 and 2020 rankings.

When choosing a law firm that would go through the entire licensing process with us as a company which aims to become an electronic money institution, there was no doubt that we should co-operate with ECOVIS.

The strengths of this team are that its team is deeply knowledgeable about the regulations in the field of real estate and construction and it also constantly improves its competences.

Loreta Andziulytė is a partner who can offer clients her knowledge in TMT, data protection, bankruptcy, restructuring, corporate governance and financial regulatory affairs. Her knowledge is reflected in her precise, qualitative and comprehensive documents and consultants.

Ecovis ProventusLaw is best known in Lithuania for its banking work, where it regularly completes fintech-related deals. They are very good at adapting quickly.

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