Toomas Seppel

Toomas advises clients on EU laws governing software-based services. He also advises on the implementation of new technologies and expansion into new business markets, as well as on crypto-based currency models and ICOs.

He also specialises in law pertaining to the music, film, and media industries.

In addition, Toomas handles product management for GDPR Register, a legal tech company providing a software tool for ensuring GDPR compliance.

He actively mentors startup companies through Prototron, Climate Launchpad, and Tehnopol programs. He is also frequently recommended by Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, and The Legal500.


Professional experience

2019- Hedman Law Firm, partner
2017-2019 Hedman Partners Attorneys-at-Law, attorney-at-law
2012-2017 Hedman Partners Attorneys-at-Law, attorney
2008-2012 Estonian Film Foundation, legal advisor examining contracts
2004-2012 Author’s Compensation Fund Foundation, councilor
2002-2012 Estonian Ministry of Culture, adviser of Media and Copyright Department
2005-2007 Phare program 2002/000-579.03.01 “Enforcement of EU Intellectual and Industrial Property Legislation”, project manager
2004- Lector of intellectual property in different universities
2001-2002 Tallinn’s  Circuit Court, adviser

Success stories


1997-2002 Institute of Law, University of Tartu, BA


2013- Estonian Bar Association
2011-2013 Ministry of Justice’s working group on codified intellectual property


Estonian, English, Russian


Toomas devotes some of his time to lecturing at the Estonian Academy of Arts and at the Georg Ots Tallinn Music College on intellectual property and copyrights.

Recent cases

Hedman advised Haut.AI in establishing a partnership with Ulta Beauty

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Hedman advised Talent Protocol in the launching of a web3 tokenisation platform

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Hedman Partners advised Admiral Markets Group AS on its acquisition of 100% of shares in Moneyzen OÜ

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Our memberships:
Estonian Service Industry Association,
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
EstVCA, EstBan, FECC,
IBA & IBA European regional Forum