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“True professionals who have the ability to translate complex legal issues into easily understandable terms.” (The Legal 500, 2018)



Country: Tallinn, Estonia

Short description

Margot Maksing specialises in solving legal issues related to data protection, IT and other modern technologies, and in contract law. Margot also conducts training sessions on data protection.

Margot has acquired both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Tartu and worked as a lawyer during her studies already. Margot has written several papers on computerised interpretation of law and won the Bar Association’s Student Research Award. Margot was also on the team that won the first robot judges competition held in Estonia.

  • Conducting training sessions on data protection (incl. AS Tallinna Lennujaam, Adven Eesti AS, OÜ Al Mare Auto).
  • Providing data protection specialist services to companies of various sizes and fields of activity (incl. LMT Retail & Logistics SIA, BestCredit OÜ, AS Big Data Scoring).
  • Conducting GDPR compliance audits and providing related advice on data protection issues for companies within and outside the EU (incl. lenders and online store operators) (incl. drafting privacy policies and internal procedures and guidelines).
  • Conducting a compliance audit of a big data analytics company and providing related advice on data protection issues (incl. drafting internal procedures and guidelines).
  • Providing advisory services to companies in various sectors on an ongoing basis, incl. drafting contracts and internal documents and representing in issues relating to intellectual property (licence agreements, software development and maintenance services, transfer of intellectual property).
  • From 2018 – Associate, law firm DERLING PRIMUS (former business name until September 2018 – DERLING)
  • 2017-2018 – Associate, law firm Lillo & Partners
  • 2013-2017 – Junior Associate, law firm Lillo & Partners
  • University of Tartu, MA Law (cum laude) (2017)
  • University of Tartu, BA Law (cum laude) (2015)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 2017)
Languages: Estonian, English, German
Press & Publications
  • Opinion article in the Postimees daily, special issue dedicated to Robotex: “Kas kohtutes võiks toimetada robotid?” (Could judgments be delivered by robots?) (10.11.2018).
  • Opinion article in the Postimees daily, online issue: “Kas Terminaatoril on õigusvõime?” (Does the Terminator have legal capacity?) (01.11.2018).
  • Opinion article in the Postimees daily, online issue: “Advokaat Margot Maksing: kas teeäärsest sünnitajast sotsiaalmeedias pilti jaganud kiirabitöötaja noomimine oli ikka põhjendatud?” (Lawyer Margot Maksing: Was the criticism of the ambulance worker sharing a photo of roadside child delivery on social media really justified?) (24.07.2018).
  • Opinion article in the Äripäev daily: “Mis mul GDPRist, mul on ju kindlustus” (Why should I bother about GDPR, I have insurance) (26.06.2018).
  • Master’s thesis: “Kohtupraktika ühtlustamise võimalustest infotehnoloogiliste lahenduste abil” (Possibilities for harmonisation of case law using information technology, 2017).