Mindaugas Civilka

Mindaugas Civilka

Partner, Head of Technology Industry Group
Vilnius, Lithuania

Mindaugas Civilka is a partner and advocate at TGS Baltic with more than 20 years of experience. In addition to his legal practices, Mindaugas is also active in research. He delivers seminars and training to advocates, associate advocates, judges, has published numerous articles and essays on various topics of IT, personal data protection and competition law.

Mindaugas Civilka heads the Technology Industry Group of the firm, he also chairs the data protection specialisation group.

  • LEGAL 500
  • CHAMBERS Europe
  • About

    Mindaugas advises clients on a wide range of most difficult personal data and privacy protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property, commercial and contractual issues, leads most important GDPR, software licensing and cloud services, IT-related projects, represents the clients in data protection authorities, institutions and courts. 

    His most recent projects include full range advice to leading retail chain operator in the Baltics on GDPR implementation, GDPR compliance advisory to leading pharmacy chain, advice to car-sharing service provider in development of mobile app, representation of sports club in data protection authorities during investigation related to use of biometrical data of the clients, representation of the client in the court challenging the first fine imposed under GDPR in Lithuania.

  • Major Projects
    • 24.05.2019

      TGS Baltic carried out a full assessment of the GDPR compliance of the Baltic region’s largest retail chain

      TGS Baltic carried out a comprehensive assessment of the GDPR compliance of the Baltic region’s largest retail chain. We reviewed the business processes of all the companies in the group and drew up a detailed report and an action plan. 

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    • 24.05.2019

      TGS Baltic performed a full assessment of a pharmacy chain's GDPR compliance

      TGS Baltic carried out a comprehensive assessment of the GDPR compliance of a pharmacy chain: we reviewed the business processes of all the companies in the group and drew up a particularly detailed report and action plan. 

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    • 31.01.2019

      TGS Baltic assessed the evaluation of the GDPR conformity

      TGS Baltic assessed the evaluation of the GDPR conformity performed by other service providers and their conclusions, presented comments and identified certain shortcomings. The project included review of prepared reports and documents, also checking of the Company’s employees’ workplaces and instruments.

    • 28.02.2018

      TGS Baltic carried out a comprehensive assessment of GDPR compliance

      TGS Baltic carried out a comprehensive assessment of GDPR compliance: reviewed and checked the business processes of the company, and drew up a particularly detailed report and an action plan. As the project progressed, detailed consultations relating to the implementation of the action plan and the drawing up and application of the required documents were provided. The implementation of the project required specific knowledge on the regulation of the provision of physical protection services.

    • 15.02.2018

      TGS Baltic advised MTS

      TGS Baltic carried out a comprehensive assessment of GDPR compliance: reviewed and checked the business processes of the company, and drew up a particularly detailed report and an action plan. As the project progressed, detailed consultations relating to the implementation of the action plan and the drawing up and application of the required documents were provided. The implementation of the project required specific knowledge in a strictly regulated area, i.e. the regulation of payment institutions.

    • TGS Baltic provided detailed consultations to a postal and universal service provider

      TGS Baltic provided detailed consultations to a postal and universal service provider on issues relating to the implementation of the GDPR compliance action plan in companies of the Lithuanian Post group. The consultations included the preparation of documents, assistance in changing business processes and other issues.

    • TGS Baltic performed comprehensive evaluation of the GDPR conformity of health care services

      TGS Baltic performed comprehensive evaluation of the GDPR conformity: reviewed and checked business processes in the company, prepared a particularly detailed report and an action plan. In the further course of the project, detailed consultations were provided in connection with implementation of the action plan and preparation and adaptation of necessary documents. Implementation of the project required specific knowledge in the field subject to strict regulation – regulation of provision of health care services.

    • TGS Baltic provides consultations related to the fine imposed by the State Data Protection Inspectorate

      TGS Baltic provides consultations related to the fine imposed by the State Data Protection Inspectorate, it assisted in complaining about the decision of the State Data Protection Inspectorate and represents the Company in the ongoing litigation. TGS Baltic also helped the Company to get ready for the GDPR: evaluated processes, prepared documents, agreements with service providers and presented conclusions and proposed improvements.

    • Provided legal services to a leading developer and manager of commercial real estate

      Provided legal services to a leading developer and manager of commercial real estate, advised on issues related to reorganization, the transformation of the group.

    • Advised a retail chain

      Advised a retail chain in the Baltic States on introduction and functioning of a new operational model.

    • Provided legal services to a major company group

      Provided legal services to a major company group in the acquisition and subsequent development of a retail chain in Poland.

    • Provided legal services to a leading company group

      Provided legal services to a leading company group in acquisition and reorganization of a retail chain in Spain.

    • Advised a major retail chain

      Advised a major retail chain in the Baltic States regarding reorganisation of the company group

    • Provided legal services to a major company group

      Provided legal services to a major company group in the Baltic States, advised it on issues related to reorganization, the transformation of the group, acquisitions.

    • Gave advice to a major company group

      Gave advice to a major company group in the Baltic States on assessment and management of legal risks.

    • Gave legal advice on shareholders’ rights to a major company group

      Gave legal advice on shareholders’ rights to a major company group in the Baltic States and advised it on corporate issues.

    • Advised and represented a client in transactions of purchase of shares

      Advised and represented a client in transactions of purchase of shares from minority shareholders in a major Lithuanian capital company group.

    • Represented in relations with supervisory authorities

      Represented in relations with supervisory authorities in addressing various personal data protection issues.

    • Managed complex data protection and GDPR compliance projects

      Managed complex data protection and GDPR compliance projects, covering different industries and sectors (retail trade, telecommunications, and communications, pharmaceutical, banks).

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
    2013 – 2017
    Managing Partner, law firm Civilka Butkevičius Švedas
    2008 – 2013
    Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm of M. Civilka
    2005
    Trainee Lawyer, Roschier Holmberg (Helsinki)
    2004 – 2008
    Associate, Attorney at Law, Senior Associate, law firm Norcous&Partners
    2001 – 2008
    Assistant lecturer, Vilnius University, Faculty of Law
    2001 – 2004
    Lecturer, Vilnius University, International Business School
    2001 – 2004
    Associate, Attorney at Law, law firm D. Foigt ir partneriai / Regija
    2000 – 2001
    Associate advocate, law firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas ir partneriai
    1998 – 2000
    Lawyer, law firm R. Mikliušas’ Law Firm

    Education

    2000 – 2008
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, PhD studies
    2003
    Erasmus University Rotterdam), PhD research
    2000
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law
    Other dates
    Various seminars and conferences on tax, competition and intellectual property issues

    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association
    Alumni of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University
  • Publications
    • Privacy died. Comfortability counts - Verslo žinios, October 2017.
    • The employer can monitor the employee online, but must inform - Verslo žinios, October 2017.
    • Even Google has noticed a big problem, it has to stop - Delfi žinios, September 2017.
    • Specialists warn that neglecting the importance of the security of personal data may leave without wage - Delfi.lt, September 2017.
    • 3 Data Levels: Which leaked information affects people the most - Delfi žinios, September 2017.
    • Can Lithuania Become a Paradise of Personal Data Protection? - Verslo žinios, August 2017.
    • The concept of personal data in cyberspace - Co-author, Science. Law, volume 96, 2015.
    • CIVILKA M. Problems of using electronic signatures in the internal market - Science. Law, volume 87, 2013.
    • Commercial real estate lease transactions in the framework of the Lithuanian merger control system. - Co-author, research papers Teisės problemos, Vol. 76 (2012).