Kaunas is very important to me personally. This was the city where I grew up and studied. This is where I live and work, so an opportunity to join the team of the ambassadors of Kaunas 2022 is really a special one. I am thrilled that my native city will so deservedly receive the title of the European Capital of Culture. It is a city fostering long-term traditions of theatre, music festivals and museums. Every year, it offers even more inclusive initiatives and celebrations. The most significant thing is to experience and try things as Kaunas has something to offer to everyone who loves culture.

 Evaldas Rapolas

Evaldas Rapolas is a partner in the international law firm Magnusson, and specialises in commercial law. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic consulting and dispute resolution. The professional achievements of Mr Rapolas are acknowledged on the international level: the prestigious client guide to the best law firms “The Legal 500” has included him in the list of the most recommended lawyers of dispute resolution in Lithuania.

His professional activities aside, Evaldas Rapolas is actively engaged in public and academic life: he is a member of the Board of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts, teaches civil process law at the Faculty of Law at Vytautas Magnus University, where he has been chosen the Person of the Year. Mr Rapolas is also active in the international professional community: every year, he delivers lectures and contributes to the organisation of the international conference Law Firm Management organised by International Bar Association (IBA).