Learning from the FTX fiasco – the importance of regulation and trust in financial services

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Equity in red – how to rebuild your net worth?

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Originality in copyright – 3 real-life examples

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Selling a company in Estonia: how to go from first interest to concluding a successful contract?

Several issues need resolving before one can sell a company in Estonia. Our Senior Associate Kati Pino explains.

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3 important updates to the Employment Contracts Act

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Fines for data protection have set a new record

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GDPR data protection audit – why and when is it needed?

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Women at the top of law firms: Merlin Seeman

The Estonian Bar Association has an article series about notable female lawyers. Here's our Managing Partner Merlin Seeman's story.

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All you need to know about IP transfer agreement

IP is the most significant value most companies have. When it's not transferred correctly, the company is exposed to multiple risks & loses its attractiveness in the eyes of investors.

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Personal data transfers outside the EU need a legal update by the end of this year

There is a need for SCC updates when transferring personal data from EU businesses to third countries. We will take a closer look.

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A Two-part Look into Latitude59 2022: Part 2

The 2nd part of the series “A Two-part Look into Latitude59 2022” with insights from the tech conference’s Future Stage panels.

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A Two-part Look into Latitude59 2022: Part 1

For seven years, Hedman has been supporting Latitude59. We looked at what was discussed on the Hedman & Binance-powered Future Stage.

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Cryptocurrencies in Estonia – the final list of updates to the AML Act

Hedman's lawyer Vladislav Linko takes a look at the most important changes to the anti-money laundering act (AML act).

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Does an NFT platform need a crypto license?

NFT platforms have always been at risk of violating licensing requirements. It is, therefore, best to consult with legal professionals already during the business development stage to minimise the risks.

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Crypto business and crypto licenses in Estonia. What you should expect from Estonia crypto regulation in 2022

What is the most significant potential change in the crypto legislation since 2017? Our experts will walk you through it.

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Is Google Recaptcha GDPR compliant

Did you know that Google ReCaptcha can create problems for you regarding GDPR compliance? Our Specialist Data Privacy Counsel, Andres Ojaver, elaborates.

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Do you need a trademark?

A great chance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to apply for trademark registration grants through the European Intellectual Property Office.

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Is data protection baring its teeth?

European data protection has started fully implementing the GDPR & technology giants' fine decisions about turnover numbers have become common. Therefore, every company has to review its data processing processes.

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Taxation of share options in Estonia

The taxation of share options is explicitly regulated by law only when giving share options to employees. As details are always the basis of taxation, it is worth using the help of a tax advisor.

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How to set up a subsidiary company in Estonia

Estonia can be considered one of the hotspots for businesses entering the European Union (EU) market, especially in the technology sector.

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New crowdfunding service providers regulation in EU & Estonia

Estonia plans to provide solid regulation to all relevant areas of Fintech, including creating a framework for P2P consumer loans similar to the one applicable to business loans.

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Fundraising: convertible debt or straight to equity?

Two main ways a start-up raises money are convertible debt or an equity investment. The devil is in the details and dependent on the circumstances. Let's dig in!

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Start-up must have: three necessary documents for every start-up

We enlist the three essential documents that a start-up entrepreneur cannot do without. And take a closer look at what is 'dead equity.'

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The ABCs of Teleworking for the Employer

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How to notify the consumer of the terms of use?

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Clubhouse: The social media newcomer that also carries privacy risks for those who do not use it

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Direct marketing rules and exceptions under the GDPR

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GDPR in B2B Marketing

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What is an option?

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What is a payment institution, a commercial agent and an e-money institution?

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Startup Estonia Model Documents Vocabulary 101

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Attracting investments and exercising of share options has been simplified

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Protection of personal data in the midst of facial recognition and fingerprint readers

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The advent of legal analytics

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Investorial: Registering trademarks

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Investorial: Protecting domains and social media

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Investorial: Software as IP

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Investorial: Startups and Intellectual property

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New Data Protection Rules: What Does It Mean for Startups?

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Termination during the probationary period – What should the employer keep in mind?

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Does the Copyright Directive also apply in practice to Estonian companies?

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Does ticking the box give consent to the processing of personal data?

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What you should know about selling face masks?

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Using Instagram content outside of Instagram: What is allowed and what is forbidden?

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Coronavirus and Payday: Crisis Mitigation Measures

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How to prove force majeure?

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Coronavirus And Payday: Lay-Offs

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Coronavirus And Payday: What To Consider Regarding Wage Cuts

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A day for an employee’s personal data

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What kind of rights does a registered residence provide?

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How much does it cost to insult someone?

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When to choose arbitration instead of costly litigation?

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Can an employee’s personal data be processed based on consent?

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Summer events and music – royalty reminder

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The website plug-in requires visitor consent

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Can you require the performance of an agreement to fund research?

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A new era in privacy

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When can the state collect personal data?

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Can a restaurant ban food photography?

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Opportunities to use foreign labor in Estonia

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10 songs that can no longer be used in beer advertisements

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Flight delayed? Bag up to 600 euros in your pocket!

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Rainer Vakra lost his diploma: How long a citizen must actually fear the state?

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Who is responsible if a car breaks down during the first hundred kilometers?

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Copyright law also applies to supermodels

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Can people on the street be photographed?

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Valentine’s Day Special: Marriage through “Teleportation”

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The European Union has imposed strict security requirements on Facebook and Skype

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Instagram and sponsored post – is it the Wild West?

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Liquidation preference: Where did the 20 million from „Chasing Unicorns“ go?

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The EU guides the member states towards a more efficient control over crypto assets

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Abolition of geoblocking: what changes and what doesn’t change for an e-merchant?

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Can an algorithm decide whether you can get a loan?

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The first GDPR fines are here: millions of euros for inadequate explanation

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E-sports – decathlon or roulette?

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Why is it not prudent to go too far with protecting personal data?

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Complex legislation: the method for adding salt is intellectual property, the taste of the cheese spread is not

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How to gain control over your personal data used by companies?

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Identity Theft In Fundraising – Nearly a Case Study

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Helping the minister: what is a startup?

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FaceApp collided with personal information. What’s wrong with the picture?

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Seven ways to raise capital for start-ups

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Storing cookies requires internet users’ active consent

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The company does not have to use iron and concrete to catch debtors

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Doing Business in Estonia

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Artificial Intelligence & Law Coffee Morning Takeaways

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The Estonian Limited Partnership Fund – A Guide for VC Investors

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How do you hire your team of developers?

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When should a company apply for a crypto-license?

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Four Tips for Building a Business with Friends

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Artificial Intelligence – Notorious BIG Talk? Hedman Partners Co-Conducted a Conference in Berlin

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Hedman Partners in Silicon Valley: 5 Tips to Get Funding from US Investors

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Estonia ICO regulations in 2022

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Beginning from September 1st, 2018 companies in Estonia shall be obliged to report to the Commercial Register about the beneficial owners of the company

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Using online multiplayer game in-game assets as a way to launder money

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The Upcoming Data Rules for AdTech

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Start-up Legal Basics

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Let’s talk about cap tables! #WisdomWednesday

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What if one of the co-founders stop to contribute? #WisdomWednesday

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Why you need to think about your brand! #WisdomWednesday

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Hedman Lift presents #WisdomWednesday!

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Legal reminder of using open source / free software

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