On March 17, 2017, Mindaugas Civilka joined Tark Grunte Sutkiene in Lithuania as Partner and head of the Data Protection and Retail and Consumer Goods practice groups.
Civilka, who graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University in 2000, moves to TGS from Civilka Butkevicius Svedas.
According to Tark Grunte Sutkiene (TGS), Civilka "is particularly experienced in managing big legal projects, he advised leading and major companies in the Baltic States, provided regular complex advice to market leaders, represented clients in precedent forming cases. In providing versatile advice in innovative projects, Civilka also acquired deep know-how in finance management, accounting, and tax."
“We are glad that Mindaugas Civilka decided to join our team as a partner and we believe that he will strengthen our competences even more, especially due to Mindaugas’ exceptional expertise in data protection, and will contribute to ensuring the leading positions of our law firm in the Lithuanian market," said TGS Managing Partner Eugenija Sutkiene.
“In the coming few years, the legal services market will face great challenges," commented Civilka. "New personal data protection rules are coming into effect on the European level, e-trade makes an ever more significant part of retail trade, which is already becoming prevailing in sales both of food and consumer goods segment, electronic money and other technologies have a fundamental effect on the banking sector. I am happy to contribute to meeting these challenges with my knowledge and experience."