Maret Kruus

Senior Associate
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Data Protection
Medical Law
Dispute Resolution


Senior Associate Maret Kruus advises and represents clients in the areas of Health Care and Data Protection. Maret has extensive experience in advising clients on regulatory issues and in drafting, analysing and negotiating agreements. Maret also represents clients in dispute resolution in civil and administrative cases. Maret is also conducting Data Protection trainings and trainings on medical law to medical professionals.

Before joining NOVE, Maret was a team member of Law Office Ellex Raidla, specialising foremost in the legal solutions of Health Care sector. Maret has a thorough understanding of the practical issues of Health Care sector and advanced knowledge of the regulatory requirements and case law in the field. Maret has also represented clients in numerous disputes in the areas of Health Care services, pharmaceuticals and pharmacies.

In addition to advising and representing clients in NOVE, Maret is also writing PhD Thesis on “Legal Possibilities and Limitations in Using Health and Genetic Data for Commercial Purposes”.

Work experience

2019–... Law Office NOVE, Attorney-at-law
2018–2019 Law Office NOVE, Attorney
2014–2018 Law Office Ellex Raidla, Lawyer, Attorney


2021–... PhD student, Legal Possibilities and Limitations in Using Health and Genetic Data for Commercial Purposes, University of Tartu, Law
2011–2014 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Master's degree (cum laude)
2013–2014 University of Sheffield, Faculty of Law, visiting student
2008–2011 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Bachelor's degree


Estonian, English


Estonian Bar Association
Association of Young Attorneys of Estonia, board member
Toastmasters Tallinn

Scientific publications

Kruus, M., Int, R., Nõmper, A.  The Patient’s Will – Why and for Whom? Forms, Formalisation, and Implementation Issues.    Juridica International 2018, No 27, pp 158-169. 
Kruus, M., Nõmper, A. The State’s Obligations in Ensuring the Protection of Health: Increasing the Vaccination Rate Using Legal Measures. Juridica 2018, No 3, pp 159-168.
Kruus, M., Int, R., Nõmper, A. Living Will: for What and for Whom? Forms, Formalising, and the Issues in Implementation. Juridica 2017, No 5, pp 329-339.
Kruus, M., Nõmper, A. The year 2017 in retrospect as regards of medicine law.  Eesti Arst (The Estonian Medical Journal) March 2018


Kruus, M., Matjus, M. Arsti kohustused Eesti kohtupraktikas.  Lege Artis, February, 2020.
Kruus, M., Nõmper, A. Who should decide on the end of life? Postimees, 15.02.2018
Kruus, M., Nõmper, A. Thomson Reuters Practical Law Life Sciences. Monthly newsletters Estonia 2014-2018.