The Estonian Bar Association handed over a Quality Management Certificate to NJORD Law Firm in Tallinn
The Quality Management Certificate is a display of excellence for high service standard, achieved by management in the firm and it is given to Law firms in Estonia by the Estonian Bar Association. It confirms that the firm's service standard is in accordance with the Bar Associations Act, internal rules and Code of Conduct.
The certificate confirms that NJORD follows the Bar Associations standard of service, the integral parts of which are:
Proper way of conducting everyday business;
Creating and maintaining a work environment, which favors quality legal services;
Innovative services and sustainable development, maintenance and formation of client relationships.
Only eleven other law firms in Estonia have been awarded with this certificate.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) panic has created a need to review contracts more carefully before signing them, to make sure that one wouldn’t unexpectedly take on any new obligations regarding unknown subjects, that wouldn’t allow to focus on one’s main job obligations. Data processing contracts put massive obligations on the parties, including requirements for employees, devices, systems, security measures, certificates etc.
As we informed previously, legal entities, existing as at 1 December 2017, must submit information on their beneficial owners to the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia (the Register) until 1 March 2018.
New data processing principles, that will enter into force soon, will increase the administrative work load. The main principle of the young business culture is that one must work hard. Unfortunately, companies often fail to think about what would happen if the staff grew so large, that it would become impossible to be aware of everyone’s work, or what would happen if an employee would to quit.