The Market Maker awards were conceived of, designed, and presented by CEE Legal Matters — a widely-read source of news and information about lawyers and legal markets of the Central and Eastern Europe — at the Gala Dinner of the CEE GC Summit, an annual two-day gathering of General Counsel and Heads of Legal from across the region. The editors of CEE Legal Matters conducted research across the region to identify lawyers who would receive the Market Maker awards for each CEE country, inviting them to the special ceremony.
David Stuckey, Executive Editor of CEE Legal Matters, commented on the night’s events: “Market Maker award winners did not just play a passive role in the transformation of their markets — to a large extent they made that transformation happen. In the course of our research in these 22 markets, we discovered the Market Makers to be uniformly recognized for their intelligence, commercial instincts, business savvy, and dedication to the countries they live in. And, of course, their success and the reputation they’ve established over many decades is an obvious testament to their abilities, skill, and commitment to the highest standards of ethical advocacy. We were honoured to have them join us last night, and proud to have brought them together for this one special evening.”
Upon receiving the award, Eugenija Sutkienė stated “I am glad to receive an award which crowns almost 30 years of my work in law. I had a unique opportunity to grow as a specialist together with the evolving Lithuanian legal services market and adopting the standards of legal services from the Western market.”
This is already the second international award Eugenija received this year. In March, she was recognized as the European Managing Partner of the Year in the prestigious “The Lawyer European awards 2017” and it was the first time such an award was given to a representative from the Baltic States.