Eversheds Sutherland

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Solid team recognised as having a strong track record in a range of civil and administrative cases. Demonstrates particular expertise in construction and public procurement disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Advises on administrative appeals against decisions of the Estonian environmental regulator. Represents clients in arbitration hearings and in the enforcement of arbitral awards. Insolvency disputes and corporate conflicts are areas of further recent experience. Has a diverse client roster of public and private sector clients.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's commercial approach to dispute resolution. Sources say: "We discuss with the lawyers all of the direct and indirect consequences of each dispute," adding: "We are well informed with respect to all of the issues we may face."

Interviewees note the lawyers' "thorough preparation" of cases and say that they are "responsive and react quickly."

Work highlights Represented Leonhard Weiss Energy in a claim against Eesti Horisontaalpuur relating to the performance of a contract for horizontal drilling services.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Raiko Lipstok advances through the rankings this year. Sources say that he is both "extremely accurate with details and sees the bigger picture." His dedication is another strength that clients appreciate, with one explaining: "He is very tough and he fights to the end; he is very focused on getting results."Lipstok is particularly noted for his work on construction disputes.

Toomas Pikamäe attracts attention for his handling of regulatory disputes, particularly those regarding tax and environmental issues. Sources praise both his analytical and his communication skills and say that "he always meets deadlines."