Ave Piik

Senior Associate

Languages:

  • Estonian, English

Contact:

Areas:

  • Intellectual Property
  • IT and technology
  • Data Protection

Introduction

Ave Piik specialises in advising our clients mainly on data protection, IT and technology and intellectual property matters.

Practice highlights

  • Regular advising of international groups on global and regional data processing outsourcing projects, including advice on the elaboration of transaction structures and drafting and negotiation of contracts and, where necessary, applying for the consent to transfer personal data from Estonia.
  • Ongoing advising of a leading Estonian creditor on data protection and technology-related matters.
  • Advising of a leading media, telecommunications and infrastructure services provider on the establishment and operation of a cloud platform and many other technology law-related matters.
  • Advising a venture capital fund on intellectual property and technology matters in relation to investment in the Estonian technology companies Timbeter and Guaana.
  • Advising a venture capital fund on intellectual property and technology matters in relation to investment in the Estonian technology company Plumbr.
  • Advising an investment fund in relation to investment in the Tandem language learning application.
  • Advising technology companies on terms of service and privacy issues.
  • Advising a leading Estonian technology company on division and on separation and transfer of intellectual property.

Professional experience

  • From 2017 – law firm DERLING, attorney-at-law
  • 2003-2017 – law firm COBALT (formerly Borenius), attorney-at-law
  • 1998-2003 – KPMG Estonia, lawyer
  • From 2014 – chairman of the Intellectual Property and IT Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association
  • From 2014 – chairman of the court of honour of the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • From 2014 – vice president of the Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • 2011-2014 – representative of AIJA in Estonia

Education

  • University of Tartu, Bachelor of Law (equivalent to Master’s degree), 1999

Publications

  • “Advokaat selgitab: Muudatused töötajate ja eraklientide andmete töötlemise osas” (Lawyer explains: changes in the processing of the data of employees and private customers); Ärileht.ee, 31.03.2017
  • Comment to BNS for article “Euroopa Kohtu otsus võib muuta ka Eesti sideandmete säilitamise korda” (Judgment of the Court of Justice may also change the procedure for retention of Estonian telecommunications data); BNS.ee, 09.01.2017
  • Comments for article “Isikuandmete kaitse vastu eksimine võib tuua kaasa hiiglasuured trahvid” (Erring against data protection rules can lead to huge fines), Ärileht.ee, 30.05.2016
  • “Mida teha, et ideedest ja informatsioonist saaks sinu ettevõtte vara?” (How can ideas and information be turned into your company’s property?); Ärileht.ee, 09.05.2016
  • “Oodatud ja kardetud isikuandmete reform kiideti heaks” (Awaited and feared personal data reform was approved); Ärileht, 14.04.2016
  • “Tarbijavaidluste lahendamise veebiplatvorm – muutused tarbijatele ja kauplejatele” (Consumer ODR platform – changes for consumers and traders); Ärileht.ee, 14.03.2016, co-author
  • Comments in article “Legendaarne leke suurendab juristide tööd” (Legendary leakage increases lawyers’ workload); Äripäev, 08.10.2015
  • “Kuidas pakkuda küpsiseid?” (How to offer cookies?); Äripäev’s section “Autor annab nõu” (Author’s advice); October 2013
  • “Pildistamise ja filmimise lubatavus firmaüritustel” (Permissibility of taking photos and filming at company events); Äripäev’s section “Autor annab nõu” (Author’s advice); July 2013
  • “IT juhtimise käsiraamat” (IT management handbook for entrepreneurs), Äripäev AS, May 2013 (IT-law in everyday life of an entrepreneur and a government institution), co-author
  • “Mobiilirakenduste arendajate vastutus isikuandmete töötlemisel” (Responsibility of mobile application developers for personal data processing); Äripäev’s section “Autor annab nõu” (Author’s advice); April 2013
  • “Kas ja kuidas võib eraettevõtja salvestada telefonikõnesid?” (May a private company record phone calls, and how?); Äripäev’s section “Autor annab nõu” (Author’s advice); February 2013

Memberships

  • From 2004 – Estonian Bar Association
  • From 2008 – Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Commission of AIJA
  • From 2008 – ITechLaw