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.

MA in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
National Chiao Tung University, Republic of China (Taiwan)
BA in Asian studies (sinology)
Vilnius University
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.

Clear focus on Fintech market is very well expressed in hassle-free communication and efficient services delivery. While other legal firms may take longer time to dig deeper into the requested specifics, Ecovis team is always able to understand nature of problematics.

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

ECOVIS Proventuslaw was ranked in Chambers Europe Ranking 2019, 2020, 2021 and Chambers FinTech 2020, 2021, 2022.

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.

ll company employees with whom we are in connection are highly skilled professionals and they clearly understand our tasks and the goals we are trying to achieve. The actual service is of a high standard and the company is always willing to go the “extra mile” to make everything perfect.

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 has a dedicated employment team, which always takes care of the clients’ needs and tries to find the best solution. It doesn’t matter on which side they have to be – on the employee or the employer, Ecovis will ensure that the solution will be found.

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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