Professor Kerikmäe is a well-known international lawyer and scholar in the region. Dr Kerikmäe is a Jean Monnet professor in European Law, a board member of several high- ranked law journals and an author ofmore than 150 articles and publications e.g. published by Ashgate, Martinus Nijhoff, Kluwer, Cambridge Press, Peter Lang, Lexis Nexis etc. He has been active as an expert for public and private institutions, international organizations. During 2009 - 2010, he has been working as EU key expert in Central Asia as a head of the component of constitutional law. Prof. Kerikmäe also serves as a President of Estonian branch ofEuropean Community Studies Association with headquarters in Brussels, who was a main country rapporteur for the FIDE conference 2012. He has been teaching and supervising at several universities e.g. in United Kingdom, Latvia, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan and is related to international research cooperation networks. He has been the keynote speaker for several high level conferences in United States, Portugal, Hungary, New Zealand, Cambodia and elsewhere.
Professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf is Head of the Chair of Law and Technology and also works as an international consultant especially in the area of communications law in the broad sense (telecommunications, media, internet, e-governance etc.). She has more than 25 years of working experience from over 30 countries. Katrin is a regular visiting Professor at well-known universities in Latvia and Georgia. Her PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden (1999) deals with the law of outer space. Katrin has published extensively on international and EU law as well as on legal reform in countries in transition.
Pawan Dutt is a lecturer at TalTech, and teaches Intellectual Property Law. His educational background includes two bachelor´s degrees in Chemistry and in Law from the University of Mumbai, India, LL.M from TalTech, as well doctoral studies at Estonian Business School. He has practiced law since 1998 as an advocate, solicitor, a registered patent attorney in the Indian Patent Office, and member of various law associations in India. His areas of research interests are Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law, with various publications related to these topics. He has been involved in several international projects funded by USAID and the European Union.
Thomas Hoffmann is working as an Associated Professor at TalTech since 2016. He started his legal career at the University of Trier and passed his first state exam in law in 2005 at the University of Heidelberg, where he received his Ph.D. in 2006, following a research semester at the University of Latvia. After passing the second state exam at the Heidelberg district court in 2007 and admission to the German bar, he worked as an associated lawyer in Kiev and Berlin office of an international law firm. In 2009 he became a research fellow in the Institute of East European Law in Kiel, Germany. Two years later, he relocated to Estonia after being appointed as a DAAD Lecturer in Law at the University of Tartu. In 2016 Dr Hoffmann became an Associated Professor at Department of Law, School of Business and Governance TalTech.