Sille Eerik

Attorney-at-law / Head of Data Protection, Estonia

My service areas

  • Data Protection
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Employment
  • Insurance and financial services
  • Technology

SUMMARY

Sille Eerik is an Attorney-At-Law and the Head of Data Protection practice in Estonia, which holds the prestigious CIPP/E certificate from IAPP – the most recognized information-privacy organization in the world showing comprehensive GDPR knowledge to ensure compliance and data protection in European region.  

She specializes in the field of Data Protection and IT law. Since the significant change that GDPR brought about in the field of personal data protection in Europe, her team regularly advises clients on all aspects of data protection and implementation of GDPR, provides data protection officer (DPO) service or assists internal DPOs, advises on data breach response strategies, provides GDPR training as well as represents clients in  data litigation. Sille has previously been a data protection lecturer at Tallinn University. 

Sille`s background supports greatly her expertise as she graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu in 2016 with a master’s degree in IT Law in addition to the master’s degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu in 2012. Sille is passionate about (fin)tech and data heavy startups and technologies that often provide the opportunity to work creatively and find progressive solutions beneficial to the clients and in turn to their clients. 

In addition to the above, Sille has significant experience in advising clients in corporate law and M&A, banking and finance, employment and contract law.  

Her business-minded approach much appreciated by the clients is supported by the fact that before deciding in favor of law, she has earlier graduated also from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Tartu in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree. Prior to joining Magnusson, Sille worked as an associate with another Estonian law firm and she has gained experience as a trainee at the Supreme Court of Estonia. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Magnusson
Senior Associate – 2013 – to date

Advokaadibüroo Concordia
Associate – 2012 – 2013

Supreme Court of Estonia
Trainee – 2011 – 2012

EDUCATION

  • University of Tartu, Master in IT Law – 2016
  • University of Tartu, Master of Laws – 2012
  • University of Tartu, BS, Economics and Business Administration – 2011

BAR ADMISSIONS

Member of the Estonian Bar Association

LANGUAGES

  • Estonian – native
  • English – fluent

AWARDS AND RANKINGS

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2022
Rising star in employment in Estonia
Recommended for IP, IT and Telecoms in Estonia

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2021
Rising star in employment in Estonia
Recommended for IP, IT and Telecoms in Estonia

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020
Rising star in employment in Estonia
Recommended for IP, IT and Telecoms in Estonia

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019
Recommended for IP, IT and Telecoms in Estonia

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018
Recommended for IP, IT and Telecoms in Estonia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member of International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

PUBLICATIONS

Kui ees seisab koondamine: meelespea, mis töösuhet lõpetades tavaliselt unustatakse

Sille Lehtsaar ja Mirjam Võsu: kas palgata andmekaitseametnik või valida teenusepakkuja?

Andmekaitsereform toob hiigeltrahvid

Karmid karistused: tulekul on Euroopa Liidu andmekaitsereform – mida peaks ettevõtja tegema juba täna?

Mirjam Võsu ja Sille Lehtsaar: peagi tuleb Euroopa Liidu andmekaitsereform – mida peaks ettevõtja tegema juba täna?