LEADELL Pilv Advokaadiburoo AS

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Domestic boutique with a strong reputation for its white-collar crime expertise, often defending companies and individuals against allegations of bribery or fraud. Also represents clients in a range of commercial claims, including those relating to construction contracts, corporate governance disputes and the breach of intellectual property rights. Has experience in local arbitrations. Popular with high net worth individuals and corporates from a number of industry sectors.

Strengths Sources say that the firm's results-focused approach is its key strength. "They are very dedicated to finding the best possible solutions for the client," says one interviewee.

"There are processes and terms that they have to learn about our business and they are quick to pick these up," says one client, adding: "They always try to understand our business issues."

Work highlights Represented Saarek and a member of its management board in a tax fraud investigation.

Notable practitioners

Aivar Pilv is singled out for his "analytical approach and outstanding performance in courts." He advises on a broad range of mandates, with white-collar crime mandates being an area of particular activity.

Pirkka-Marja Põldvere is noted for her collaborative approach to disputes. "She listens to our ideas and incorporates them into what she is preparing," says one source. She leads many of the firm's shareholder disputes and construction contract cases.