Ingeri Luik-Tamme

Ingeri Luik-Tamme

Senior Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Ingeri Luik-Tamme is one of the few Estonian lawyers specialising in healthcare and pharmaceuticals. As the healthcare sector encounters extensive processing of sensitive personal data, data protection is one of the other areas that Ingeri focuses on daily.

  • About

    Ingeri Luik-Tamme is one of the few Estonian lawyers specialising in healthcare and pharmaceuticals for more than 15 years. Her long-term and broad experience in these areas enables her to provide advice in the establishment of healthcare providers and medical service design to legal training for medical staff. As the healthcare sector encounters extensive processing of sensitive personal data, data protection is one of the other areas that Ingeri focuses on daily.

    Ingeri has focused on healthcare sector projects advising clients in drafting terms and conditions, reorganising and funding healthcare services, bringing innovative medical services to market, and other related issues. She also has extensive experience in representing healthcare providers in extrajudicial negotiations and litigation regarding patient compensation claims.

    In the field of pharmaceuticals, her work includes collaborative projects between pharmaceutical companies and research institutions for the development of advanced pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical clinical trials, as well as daily advice for several international pharmaceutical companies in various legal matters, including applications for permits, pharmaceutical advertising, marketing and pricing policies. Her most recent work in the pharmaceuticals sector has focused on due diligence for pharmacies, the establishment of an online pharmacy and the development of cross-border pharmacy services.

    In the field of data protection, she has advised clients in international cooperation projects that involve extensive processing of personal data, including transfer of personal data outside EU and EEA. Ingeri has also led a comprehensive GDPR compliance audit and development of internal and external data protection documentation for several well-known companies. She has represented clients at the Data Protection Inspectorate in dealing with appeals and complaints.

    Ingeri has published numerous articles on medical law and held seminars in Estonia and abroad to workers in various healthcare sectors, as well as to judges. Her training activities cover both public and healthcare provider internal staff-training regarding the quality of medical care and healthcare services; patient safety and the rights, obligations and responsibilities of doctors and healthcare providers; and data protection.

  • Major Projects
    • Advising Euroapteek on the acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia

      Advising Euroapteek, part of the Nordic and Central and Eastern Europe’s leading pharmacy group Euroapotheca, on the acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia and also on merger control and pharmaceutical regulatory issues.

    • Providing long-term legal advice to AstraZeneca and Sanofi-Aventis

      Providing long-term legal advice to several large pharmaceutical manufacturers such as AstraZeneca and Sanofi-Aventis on pharmaceutical law (advertising and marketing, agreements on reference prices, coordination of discounts, etc.).

    • Advising one of the largest private hospitals in Estonia

      Advising one of the largest private hospitals in Estonia in financing the establishment of a primary healthcare centre with an estimated cost of 2.6 MEUR.

    • Advising an Estonian pharmaceutical company in introducing a new diagnostic method

      Advising an Estonian pharmaceutical company in introducing a new diagnostic method to the Estonian market. The advice included the licensing and service agreements of the whole project and the development of the complying data protection solutions.

    • Advising on the establishment of a cross-border internet pharmacy

      Advising a Finnish-based company on the legal aspects to the establishment of a cross-border internet pharmacy, which provides internet-based retail sale of medicines from Estonia to Finland.

    • Preparing contracts for the largest orthodontic treatment and oral surgery providers in Estonia

      Preparing the general terms and conditions and contracts for establishing a unit for one of the largest orthodontic treatment and oral surgery providers in Estonia.

    • Advising in connection with opening a clinic

      Advising an international provider of health services in connection with opening a clinic in Estonia.

    • Advising and representing regarding claims for damages

      Advising and representing hospitals and private healthcare facilities in court disputes regarding claims for damages.

    • Advising and representing against the Estonian Health Insurance Fund

      Advising and representing patients and healthcare providers against the Estonian Health Insurance Fund in connection with financial claims.

    • Advising Viru Haigla on preparing transaction documentation for acquiring Loksa Hospital

      Advising Viru Haigla on preparing transaction documentation for acquiring Loksa Hospital, including complex public services agreement transfer issues and negotiating the Estonian Health Insurance Fund’s contract transfer.

  • CV

    Memberships

    2003
    Estonian Bar Association

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly Varul)
    2005–2017
    Senior Associate, law firm Varul
    2004
    Associate, law firm Varul
    2004
    Associate, law firm Leppik ja Partnerid
    2003
    Associate, law firm HETA
    2002
    Intern, law firm Aare Raig
    2001–2002
    Counsel, Estonian Law Centre Foundation
    2001
    Counsel, University of Tartu Student’s Law Office

    Education

    2005
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, mag.iur.
    2003
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA
    2002
    Boston University School of Law, distant study course „Legislative Drafting for Democratic Social Change”