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Fields of practice

Maarja specializes in Dispute Resolution, Data Protection, IP & Media and Corporate & Commercial Law

Professional experience

2020 – … Senior Associate at TRINITI Law Firm
2017 – … visiting lecturer, subject “Privacy and Data Protection” at University of Tartu (IT Law master’s studies program)
2017 – 2020 Associate at TRINITI law firm
2013 Lawyer at TRINITI law firm
2012 and 2013 Internship at TRINITI law firm
2012 Intern at the Office of the Chancellor of Justice in Estonia
2011 Intern at Tartu County Court

Maarja is an experienced solicitor in the field of data protection and media. She has represented clients in many complex disputes, both in court and through various areas of authority. Maarja has also represented clients in the Court of Justice of the European Union

  • Providing representation for Toivo Tänavsuu in a copyright and social media lawsuit against a hobby artist who used a photo of a child who was suffering from cancer to create a painting  Read more
  • Providing representation for Katrin Lust in a lawsuit which concerned media and copyright issues in connection with the episode which included a chiropractor by the name of Oolo in ‘Kuuuurija’ Read more
  • Advising clients in the media, insurance, industry, and technology sectors on compliance with data protection requirements, including drafting data processing conditions, conducting impact assessments, conducting legal analyses, and providing day-to-day advice in the field of data protection
  • Providing representation for a client in the European Union’s first ICO litigation Read more
  • Providing representation for a client in the Court of Justice of the European Union during a mediator’s liability case. The dispute concerned the question of whether and when, under European Union law, an organisation which is representing trademark proprietors is entitled to bring an action before a court in order to protect the rights of trademark proprietors and matters which were related to the response by the mediator
  • Providing representation for Äripäev AS in a precedent-setting dispute with Eerik-Niiles Kross
  • Representing a client in an internet jurisdiction dispute before the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Preparing an amicus curiae opinion for the European Court of Human Rights. The case before the European Court of Human Rights concerned the issue of hyperlinking defamatory statements

Professional Membership

2020 – Member of the Media Union’s Press Council

2017 – Member of the Estonian Bar Association

2017-2018 Estonian National Youth Council (member of the supervisory board)

2010 – … Estonian Debating Society

Education

In 2016 Maarja graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, Estonia. Title of her thesis was: „Applicability of the Law of Obligations Remedies for Social Media Defamation Cases on the Example of Facebook“

2014-2015 Maarja was an exchange student in the Russian Federation, faculty of law of the St Petersburg State University

In 2013 Maarja participated in the summer school “European Private Law” at the University of Salzburg, Austria

2015 Maarja represented the Russian Federation in the United States at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
2014 Maarja’s team won the Estonian Moot Court Competition and Maarja was elected the best orator of the competition
2013 Maarja represented Estonia at the Telders International Law Moot Court competition held in the Netherlands, where on behalf of the Respondent in the Oral Argumentation, she placed second

Publications

  • Pild, Maarja; Turk, Karmen (2019). With, or Without a Kratt – That Is the Question. A Civil Law View of Robots and Artificial Intelligence. Juridica, 1, 43-55.
  • Pild, Maarja (2016). Applying Legal Remedies under the Law of Obligations in Case of Defamation in Social Media. Example of Facebook. Juridica, 5, 303-312.

Languages

Maarja’s native language is Estonian and she is fluent in Russian and English

Extra-curricular

2015-2016 Coach for the Russian representative team at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held in United States

2013-2014 Coach for the Estonian representative team at the Telders International Law Moot Court, held in the Netherlands, where the team won the competition on behalf of the Applicant

2012-2013 President of the debate club of the University of Tartu