A new amendment to the Employment Contracts Act entered into force on 24 December, introducing the concept of an autonomous employee.
Estonia has become known as one of the more strictly regulated jurisdictions for establishing crypto-related businesses.
Spousal assets may also include options and shares in companies distributed as part of an employee incentive package.
A US court ruling in a long-running case between hiQ Labs and LinkedIn has left the legal boundaries of data privacy and use of data from the platform still in dispute.
The FTX fiasco might have changed the market for good. Here is what it means for regulations now and in the future.
Your equity might be in red, but it is not the end. This is what to know and do to rebuild your net worth.
Toomas Seppel uses three real-life examples to examine the concept of originality and how it applies to copyright under EU law.
Several issues need resolving before one can sell a company in Estonia. Our Senior Associate Kati Pino explains.
These updates will increase employee protection and ensure that employees are informed of the terms and conditions of their employment relationship.
Fines for data protection have set a new record this year, with companies such as Clearview AI, Google and Meta being fined millions of euros. There seems to be a pattern.
Why you need to do a GDPR audit, how to plan an audit and everything else you need to know.
The Estonian Bar Association has an article series about notable female lawyers. Here's our Managing Partner Merlin Seeman's story.
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.
There is a need for SCC updates when transferring personal data from EU businesses to third countries. We will take a closer look.
The 2nd part of the series “A Two-part Look into Latitude59 2022” with insights from the tech conference’s Future Stage panels.
For seven years, Hedman has been supporting Latitude59. We looked at what was discussed on the Hedman & Binance-powered Future Stage.
Hedman's lawyer Vladislav Linko takes a look at the most important changes to the anti-money laundering act (AML act).
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.
What is the most significant potential change in the crypto legislation since 2017? Our experts will walk you through it.
Did you know that Google ReCaptcha can create problems for you regarding GDPR compliance? Our Specialist Data Privacy Counsel, Andres Ojaver, elaborates.
A great chance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to apply for trademark registration grants through the European Intellectual Property Office.
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.
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.
Estonia can be considered one of the hotspots for businesses entering the European Union (EU) market, especially in the technology sector.
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.
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!
We enlist the three essential documents that a start-up entrepreneur cannot do without. And take a closer look at what is 'dead equity.'
An overview of the legal nuances associated with teleworking, including terms for working remotely and ensuring a safe working environment.
Clubhouse's practices are clearly in breach of European data protection requirements. Are you aware of the privacy risks they pose for users and non-users?
This article explains the rules and exceptions for direct marketing activities under the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive, providing an overview of the related legal provisions.
We provide an overview of GDPR for B2B marketing and the differences between opt-out, single opt-in, and double opt-in approaches in various EU countries.
All you need to know about options, including their legal and tax aspects and how they can help motivate and retain employees.
What you should know about financial institutions and how they are regulated by the Payment Institutions and E-money Institutions Act of Estonia (PIEIA)
This blog post covers the vocabulary used in the startup scene and explains crucial concepts peculiar to this sector. The vocabulary sheet is also available for download.
How Estonia has simplified the process for foreign investors to attract investments and exercise share options.
What companies should consider before implementing security solutions using biometric data to protect personal data and avoid data breaches.
Legal conditions employers should consider concerning employment termination during the probationary period.
Henrik Trasberg discusses the implications of legal analytics algorithms and what the future holds.
Learn how to register trademarks and protect intellectual property for startups with Investorial's online training programme featuring Kati Pino.
In this Investorial training video, Kati Pino covers the main concepts of protecting intellectual property, domains and more.
Kati Pino discusses what intellectual property (IP) means, why software is a crucial IP, as well as how to protect it.
In startups, the founders have to think of some core things like software, name, logo and how to protect them.
We explain the new data protection regulation coming into existence in May 2018 and how it will influence start-ups.
The Copyright Directive 2019/790, what it means for online content-sharing service providers, and possible exceptions.
This article explains the concept of consent and examines the conditions for obtaining valid consent from a data subject.
We discuss the requirements you should fulfil before selling masks.
We discuss the legal terms associated with using and sharing Instagram content.
Does your company qualify for the Estonian government's €2 billion crisis mitigation package?
Understand what constitutes force majeure and how to prove it in international agreements.
Legal and financial conditions you should consider when laying off employees.
How to reduce wages without compromising your employees' rights.
A working day with personal data processed within one day would include applying for a job, screening, job interviews, tests, concluding an employment contract, and more.
We discuss the legal significance of registered residence and the rights associated with the registration of residence.
We discuss the legal and financial consequences of insulting another individual, whether online or offline.
This is when and why you might consider arbitration instead of litigation.
We discuss the can dos and don'ts of processing your employees' personal data.
Here is what you should know about music copyright and how to apply for a music use permit if you need one.
In light of the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice, website plug-ins now require visitors' consent. Here is what it means.
No, the performance of an agreement is not binding to fund research. We discuss what this means.
We discuss how the GDPR has marked the beginning of a new era in the interpretation of data protection and privacy.
The state may process personal data only within the limits prescribed by law. We discuss some of the questions you might have concerning this.
In this blog post, we discuss some questions you might have about food photography in restaurants.
Here is all you should know about hiring foreign labour in Estonia as well as how to get started.
We discuss some songs that the Advertising Act prohibits being used in alcohol advertising.
We discuss in detail the compensation rights of air passengers based on the European Union regulation.
This blog post discusses some statutes of limitations you should be aware of in the law and within the state.
Take a look at this case where a private seller was found liable for selling a faulty vehicle and was required to refund the sale price and reimburse costs incurred by the buyer.
Copyright law is pretty interesting. Here is what you might not be aware of about photo copyright.
We discuss the legal aspect of photography at events and public spaces.
In Estonia, most notarial acts and transactions can now be performed remotely. This is what you should know.
Online communications services will be covered by the ePrivacy Directive. We discuss what service providers should keep in mind.
The Advertising Act entails so much for Instagram advertising. As an advertiser, promoter, or marketer, this is what you should know.
This blog post explains the concept of liquidation preference, how it works, and why it's necessary.
This article discusses why the EU needs to set new goals and create a comprehensive legal framework for trading and managing crypto assets.
As of 3 December 2018, geo-blocking is no longer allowed in the EU. We discuss what this means for e-merchants.
While the algorithm can make your loan approval decision, there is much more you should know.
This article discusses treating e-sports tournaments in Estonia as sports competitions rather than gambling.
We provide examples of some of the first GDPR fines from several countries within Europe.
We discuss why it is not wise to go too far with protecting personal data and the consequences of unjustified or excessive regulations.
We explore the limits of intellectual property and its restrictions in relation to food products and viral sensations.
The article outlines the rights of individuals to control their personal data in accordance with the GDPR.
This article outlines the process for obtaining a start-up visa and the criteria for qualifying for such a visa.
The article discusses the importance of being extra cautious when a foreign investor is looking to make a sizeable investment in your startup.
The article examines the potential privacy risks of using FaceApp, a photo editing app provided by a Russian company.
This article provides an overview of the different ways to raise capital for start-ups.
We examine the requirements for valid consent for website cookies based on a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice.
The Estonian court rules that companies do not have to use physical barriers to protect their business model. Here's what this means.
Here is an overview of aspects you should know before starting a business in Estonia.
Henrik Trasberg discussed how AI could be regulated in particular areas of the law to ensure that the specific domains would be able to cope with the implications of AI.
The article overviews the Estonian Limited Partnership Fund structure as an attractive scheme for closed-end collective private equity and venture capital investments.
In this article, we explore five different options for hiring a development team while running a business from Estonia.
This article provides an overview of the regulations related to virtual wallets and virtual currency to fiat currency exchanges in Estonia.
In this article, Merlin Seeman provides four tips for starting a business with a close friend in order to maintain the friendship and the quality of the business.
The panel at the IBA's European Start-Up Conference 2018 discussed the current and future use of AI in the legal domain. Here are our takeaways.
Following a vibrant week in Silicon Valley, we are sharing with you five tips for raising funds from US Investors.
We discuss the latest updates concerning Estonia's regulations on token-based digital currencies.
Estonian companies are now obliged to add the beneficial owners of the companies to the Commercial Register. We discuss this in detail.
This article will highlight some significant factors that prevent the prosecution of people who use in-game assets and marketplaces to launder money.
A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force on May 25th 2018. Here's what it's about.
We have listed out the 5 most important legal basics for startups.
We explain what cap tables mean in relation to startups' ownership
Here is what to do when one of the co-founders stops contributing to your joint business.
Why you need to truly understand your brand and its portrayal.
Weekly short videos for how to maximise your entrepreneurial success! From legal advice to actual working methods!
Legal and ethical considerations to keep in mind when using open source and free software.
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