Mr Mihkel Miidla is a partner and head of the regional Technology, Media & Telecommunications Sector Group at Sorainen as well as head of the Information Technology & Data Protection Practice in Estonia. He advises clients in all IT and telecoms related matters. As a specialist in IT law, Mr Miidla provides outstanding support in cases where IT and IP are closely related.

Mr Miidla is one of Estonia’s leading experts on data protection with his extensive experience in advising clients on personal data protection matters and as a visiting lecturer on privacy and data protection issues at the University of Tartu. He advises on all aspects of data protection including implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cybersecurity, online privacy and data breach response strategies.

Mr Miidla is passionate about novel technologies and disruptive innovation. He advises clients on regulatory matters relating to launching innovative services and products in Estonia.

Mr Miidla also has significant experience in the field of service and trade contracts including agency, supply and distribution arrangements. He has assisted many local and international businesses in trade deals as well as in setting up trade operations in Estonia and abroad. He has valuable experience in product and service related issues ranging from advertising and labelling requirements to complex industry specific regulatory and competition (eg automotive industry, energy and utilities) issues.

Mr Miidla advises on complex electronic communications regulations and represents clients in telecommunication disputes as well as helping to resolve regulatory compliance issues.

Since 2014 Mr Miidla has been a member of the Intellectual Property and IT Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association. He has been recognised as a ‘next generation lawyer’ in IP, IT and Telecoms by The Legal 500.