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Mindaugas Civilka

Partner

Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 251 4444

mindaugas.civilka@tgsbaltic.com

Lithuanian, English, Russian

MAJOR PROJECTS

Advised and represented a client in transactions of purchase of shares from minority shareholders in a major Lithuanian capital company group (2016 – 2017);

Gave legal advice on shareholders’ rights to a major company group in the Baltic States and advised it on corporate issues (2015 – 2017);

Gave advice to a major company group in the Baltic States on assessment and management of legal risks (2013 – 2015);

Provided legal services to a major company group in the Baltic States, advised it on issues related to competition, intellectual property (2009 – 2013);

Provided legal services to a major company group in the Baltic States, advised it on issues related to reorganisation, transformation of the group, acquisitions (2008 – 2012);

Advised a major retail chain in the Baltic States regarding reorganisation of the company group (2010 – 2012);

Provided legal services to a leading company group in acquisition and reorganisation of a retail chain in Spain (2011 – 2012);

Provided legal services to a major company group in acquisition and subsequent development of a retail chain in Poland (2011 – 2012);

Advised a retail chain in the Baltic States on introduction and functioning of a new operational model (2010 – 2012);

Provided legal services to a leading developer and manager of commercial real estate, advised on issues related to reorganisation, transformation of the group (2008 – 2012);

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Provided legal services to a major company group in the Baltic States on issues related to a cross-border merger (2009 – 2011);

Provided legal services to a leading developer and manager of commercial real estate in sale of a big shopping and entertainment centre in Lithuania (2008);

Provided legal services to a communications operator in unbundling of activities by way of reorganisation (2007 – 2008);

Provided advice to a retail chain on sale and long-term lease-back of a real estate portfolio (2008);

Headed a team of lawyers, performing a full legal due diligence review of a mobile communications operator (2006 – 2007);

Advised a pharmaceuticals company in a trade mark dispute that resulted in formation of important case law (2006 – 2007)

Provided consultations in preparing and introducing a number transferability solution in Lithuania (2005 – 2006);

Gave advice on Lithuanian law issues and represented a global producer of tobacco products in state institutions (2005 – 2006);

Headed a team of lawyers, performing a full legal due diligence review of a major construction company of Lithuania (2005);

Gave advice in registration and performance of activities of a qualified electronic signature certificate provider in Lithuania (2004 – 2005);

Provided consultations to a mobile communications operator on issues of regulation of electronic communications (2003 – 2004);

Provided complex consultations to an investor into the oil refinery in Lithuania on issues of corporate, competition, labour law and shareholders’ rights (2002 – 2004);

Provided consultations to a shareholder of a mobile communications operator operating in Lithuania on issues of corporate law and shareholders’ rights (2002 – 2003);

Gave advice on issues of Lithuanian competition law in a merger of Scandinavian telecommunications companies (2002).

PUBLICATIONS

  • Notion of Personal Data in Electronic Environment // Mokslo darbai. Teisė, volume 96, 2015 (co-author)
  • CIVILKA M., Problems of E-signature in the Common Market // Mokslo darbai. Teisė, volume 87, 2013
  • Commercial Real Estate Lease in the Context of Lithuanian Merger Control System // Teisės problemos, volume 76, 2012 (co-author)
  • Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks, Lithuanian chapter // Law Business Research Ltd., London, 2008 (co-author)
  • Data Protection and Privacy: Changing Interplay with Human Rights // Legal Privacy, ed. Ahti Saarenpää, Zaragoza, 2008 (co-author)
  • Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media, Lithuanian chapter // Law Business Research Ltd., London, 2007 (co-author)
  • Personal Data Protection and Privacy: Interplay with Topicalities of the Information Society // Justitia, 2007/4 (co-author)
  • Electronic Signature in the E-government: Lithuania Waits for the Breakthrough // Baltic IT&T Review, No. 2006/4 (co-author)
  • CIVILKA M., Legal Framework for E-commerce: from Patchwork to Needlework // Justitia, 2006/3, 2006/4
  • CIVILKA M., Bad-faith Registrations and Protection of Well-known Marks // IPR INFO, IPR University Center Association, Helsinki, 2006
  • Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media, Lithuanian chapter // Law Business Research Ltd., London, 2006 (co-author)
  • CIVILKA M., Private Enforcement of the EU and Lithuanian Competition Law // Teisės problemos, 51 volume, 2006
  • European Company. Book I. Cambridge University Press, 2005 (co-author)
  • International Comparative Legal Guide: Product Liability, Lithuanian chapter // Global Legal Group Ltd., London, 2005 (co-author)
  • Law of Electronic Communications. Eugrimas, 2005 (co-author)
  • International Comparative Legal Guide: International Arbitration, Lithuanian chapter // Global Legal Group Ltd., London, 2005 (co-author)
  • Legitimisation of E-signature: Problematic Aspects according to the EU and Lithuanian Law // Teisės problemos, volume 44, 2004/2 (co-author)
  • Law of Information Technologies. NGO Law Institute, Vilnius, 2004 (co-author)
  • CIVILKA M., Personal Data Protection in the Context of Internet under EU Law // Mokslo darbai. Teisė, volume 47, 2003
  • CIVILKA M., E-government Situation in Lithuania: Legal, Technical and Pedagogical Perspectives // Seminaro de Informatica y Derecho; eds. Fernando Galindo, Roland Traumueller, 2003
  • CIVILKA M., Legal Framework of Telecommunications in Lithuania // International Telecommunications Law, BNA, 2003, Release 10 (May)
  • CIVILKA M., Personal Data Protection in the Context of Internet under EU Law // Chapter in the book ES teisė ir Lietuva, Justitia, Vilnius, 2002
  • CIVILKA M., Conflict of Jurisdiction in the Context of Internet // Mokslo darbai. Teisė, volume 45, 2002
  • CIVILKA M., Law Applicable to E-contracts under EU Law // Mokslo darbai. Teisė, volume 44, 2002
  • CIVILKA M., Digital Products: Goods or Services? // Justitia, No. 4-5, 6; 2002
  • CIVILKA M., Documentary Letters of Credit: Notion, Types and Principles // Teisės problemos, volume 38, 2002/4
  • CIVILKA M., E-commerce and 1980 Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods // Mokslo darbai. Teisė, volume 40, 2001

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Member of the Alumni of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Since March 2017 partner at law firm TGS Baltic (former TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 2013 – 2017 managing partner at law firm CIVILKA BUTKEVIČIUS ŠVEDAS
  • 2008 – 2013 advocate at law firm of M. Civilka
  • 2005 trainee lawyer at Roschier Holmberg (Helsinki)
  • 2004 – 2008 advocate, Senior Associate at law firm Norcous&Partners
  • 2001 – 2008 assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University
  • 2001 – 2004 lecturer at the International Business School of Vilnius University
  • 2001 – 2004 advocate at law firm Foigt and Partners / Regija Borenius
  • 2000 – 2001 associate advocate at law firm Lideika Petrauskas Valiūnas
  • 1998 – 2000 lawyer at advocate R. Mikliušas’ law firm

 EDUCATION

  • Various seminars and conferences on tax, competition and intellectual property issues
  • 2008 Vilnius University, PhD studies, law of information and technologies
  • 2003 Erasmus University Rotterdam, PhD research, information technology and law
  • 2000 Vilnius University, Master of Law