Maarika Maripuu

Assistant Lawyer

Language

Estonian, English, German

Services

Country

Estonia

About me

As an assistant lawyer with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management practice, I assist senior colleagues with various cases related to dispute resolution. I have a deeper interest in matters related to white-collar crimes and constitutional law.

According to Art. 40 (3) of the Bar Association Act, lawyers do not provide legal services. Lawyers assist attorneys.

Professional highlights

Varied experience. I believe that it is important for a lawyer to have a wider understanding of different types of law. Due to this, I have interned at both the Estonian Ministry of Justice as well as the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. During these internships I was able to greatly expand my knowledge of matters related to criminal law, whistleblowing regulations in the European Union and Estonia, IT law, and data protection, as well as contributing to the creation of new laws and regulations.

Constant growth. I am always looking for ways to develop both personally and professionally. I am an active member of ELSA Tallinn, having participated in its work at all levels, from being a regular member to serving as the president. Contributing to ELSA Tallinn has given me valuable experience of teamwork and project management skills. I have participated in various international ELSA courses, on subjects including FinTech. During the 2020/2021 school year I was the representative of law students at the Council of the School of Law at the University of Tartu. I am also a graduate of the Sorainen Student Academy.

Giving back. I thrive whenever I am giving back to my community. From volunteering as an assistant police officer, I have a unique view of both sides of the story when it comes to criminal law. I also have ample experience in volunteering at various events related to both the culture and the defence sector. As a result, I have further broadened my understanding of different areas of business.

Rule of law. I strongly believe in the rule of law, public order and the protection of the basic rights of citizens. This is why I have participated in educating law students in the field of constitutional law at the University of Tartu. I believe that it is also important for governments respect the constitution, and have actively voiced this opinion in the media, most recently by questioning the constitutionality of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academic background

  • University of Tartu (BA in Law, to be obtained)
  • University of Würzburg summer school (Crime and Security in the Digital Age)

 

I am a member of

  • The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA)