Glikman Alvin LEVIN

Dispute Resolution Department

Estonia
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What the team is known for Well-established practice renowned for its expertise in white-collar crime matters. Defends high net worth individuals and organisations operating in sectors such as banking, transportation and construction. Also handles commercial litigation and arbitration, with proven experience in insolvency proceedings, corporate conflicts and dry shipping disputes.

Strengths Clients point to the firm's preparation as its strength, with one reporting that "they set themselves apart by focusing especially on strategy and case building."

"They have an easy grasp of foreign legal systems and are willing to think out of the box," notes another interviewee.

Work highlights Defended Ain Kaljurand in a high-profile white-collar crime case concerning alleged bribery during his time as chairman of the board at Tallinna Sadam.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Leon Glikman is widely viewed as a leading figure in the market. He lends his considerable expertise and experience to complex criminal disputes. One source describes him as "a heavyweight litigator," adding: "His presence silences the room and commands attention." "He understands the problem very quickly and finds proper solutions,"states another impressed client.

Paul Keres is noted for his detailed approach to complex mandates, with one source reporting: "He is very thorough and systematic." He is further noted for his advocacy skills, with one source explaining: "His calm, friendly and sometimes witty approach disarms even expert witnesses in cross-examination." In addition to commercial litigation and arbitration, Keres defends clients in criminal investigations.