CV - Tõnu Metsäär

Personal details

Name: Tõnu Metsäär
Date of birth: 10.08.1971
Phone: +372 56 59 041


2nd Upper Secondary School of Kuressaare, 1989
Tallinn School of Economics, Lawyer, 1991
University of Tartu, Law, 2004 (equal to a master’s degree)

Work experience

  1. 1991 - 1993, Lawyer at VE Talfon of the Tallinn City Government; June 1993 -1994, Head of Department at SK Reval Sport; January 1995 – September 1995, Director at Asco Service Eesti AS; September 1995 – July 1996, Head of Department at AS Pafer;
  2. July 1996 – February 2000, Governmental Communication Counsel at the Government Office; February 2000 – April 2001, Legal Director at the Estonian Information Communication Foundation; June 2001 – December 2003, IT Lawyer at the Department of Security of the Ministry of Defence; February 2004 – June 2006, IT Legal Counsel of the Information Board (currently the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service);
  3. June 2006 – February 2011, Legal Counsel (all fields) at Microlink Eesti AS and, between February 2011 – March 2011, Elion Ettevõtted AS;
  4. March 2010 – April 2012, Legal Counsel at the Estonian Internet Foundation;
  5. Director and owner of Waldrand Law for 22 years (also at this time), during which time approximately 100 contractual customers from the private as well as the public sector have been served;
  6. A member of the work group for the drafting for the Security Authorities Act and its implementing provisions; author of the information security chapter of the State Secrets Act and the respective regulatory projects of the Estonian Government and the Ministry of Defence; author of the .ee domain rules currently applicable in Estonia and a trainer in this field;
  7. A lay judge at the Tallinn City Court (Harju County Court) of 8 years.

Language skills

Estonian language (mother tongue)
Russian and English skills at a good level
Finnish language skills at a satisfactory level


Estonian Lawyers Union – full member
Estonian Academic Law Society – member
University of Tartu Alumni Society – member
The Law Society (Great Britain) – member
Union Internationale des Avocats (France) – member

Further training

Online seminars and materials of the University of Cambridge; further training sessions organised by the Estonian Lawyers Union and other training companies (Preismann, Tallinna Konverentsid etc.) in the field of law, management, media and communication.