Areas of Practice
  • Lithuanian
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Russian
  • Ghent University, Master of Laws (LL.M.), European Law, with Great Distinction, 2011
  • Mykolas Romeris University, Master of Law, EU Law, 2010
  • Mykolas Romeris University, Bachelor of Law, Law, 2007

Algirdas Semeta

Legal Consultant
Avenue Louise 489
B-1050 Brussels
TEL: +32 2 626 0511
FAX: +32 2 626 0510

Algirdas Semeta concentrates on EU law of financial services, with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance.

He works with clients on EU regulatory requirements for (re)insurers and insurance intermediaries, as well as their implementation into national laws.  He has significant experience with supervision of (re)insurers and insurance intermediaries, compliance with conduct of business rules, and insurance contract law questions, in particular in a cross-border context.   He also assists clients in consumer litigation matters in Belgium challenging insurers’ disclosures and other practices, and in the proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Outside the (re)insurance sector, Mr. Semeta advises on third-country aspects in other financial services areas, such as banking and investment.  

Beyond EU financial services, he also has experience with issues of the EU internal market barriers and the application of general principles of EU law.

Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Semeta worked at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Internal Market and Services, where he focused on equivalence regimes in EU financial services instruments, access to EU market for third-country operators, and the powers of the European Supervisory Authorities.