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Ellex Raidla

Dispute Resolution

4 ranked lawyersBand 1EstoniaEurope 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Top-tier practice with a deep bench and a highly established track record in Estonia's disputes market for handling both litigation and arbitration proceedings. The lawyers earn particular recognition for their skill in shareholders' disputes and matters related to contractual breaches. The team represents Estonia in investment arbitration proceedings and also assists with commercial arbitration. The practice demonstrates further strengths in bankruptcy proceedings, white-collar crime cases and a variety of administrative disputes. The team boasts an impressive client list comprising names in the finance, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths

A client reports: "We have received excellent service from the firm. I have most admired their ability to implement well thought-out strategies in complex disputes that bring the desired results. The lawyers I work with are always available and the firm can react quickly and efficiently."

Work highlights

Represents the Estonian government in an investment arbitration claim brought by ELA USA controlled by Mr Alexander Rotko relating to Seaplane Harbour property in Tallinn valued at USD150 million.

Notable practitioners

Anton Sigal is a highly regarded disputes lawyer active on significant litigation cases. He is also widely recognised for his work in arbitration.

Head of department Arne Ots is a highly regarded figure in the market and receives endorsement from clients, with one praising "Arne's experience and his pragmatic approach to handling disputes," adding: "Arne is the one to call if you face a dispute and you need to know quickly where you stand and what and how it can be achieved."

Associate-to-watch Martin-Johannes Raude assists with a variety of contentious matters. Clients highlight his "quick thinking and attention to detail."

Toomas Vaher is one of the top-ranked disputes lawyers in Estonia. He is also active in international arbitration cases and additionally acts as an arbitrator.

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Estonia

Dispute Resolution


Anton Sigal
Band 2
Arne Ots
Band 1
Martin-Johannes Raude
Associates to watch
Toomas Vaher
Band 1