Civil law

Depending on the client’s needs and wishes, our lawyers can provide the following legal assistance:
  • Consultations and legal analysis of documents
  • Assistance in conducting negotiations and resolving conflicts
  • Drawing up documents of legal nature: statements of claim; responses to claims; complaints, contracts, claims, inquiries, etc.
  • Representing the interests in court actions and proceedings on petition related to civil proceedings in courts of first and second instance
  • Representing the interests of creditors or debtors in bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings
  • Contract Law

    Contract law is a branch of civil law regulating the conclusion of contracts, their appropriate performance, procedure for termination and submitting claims in the case of a breach of contractual obligations.

    Legislation regulating the main principles of contractual relationships: General Part of the Civil Code Act, Law of Obligations Act.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on contract law issues
    • Drawing up draft contracts of various complexity
    • Evaluation of contracts
    • Analysis of issues related to international law and international jurisdiction
    • Drawing up claims and statements of claims arising from contractual relationships
    • Representing the client’s interests in pre-trial and trial proceedings.
  • Labour Law

    Labour law is a branch of civil law that regulates the relations between employer and employee. The range of issues regulated by labour law includes: procedure for the conclusion and termination of an employment contract, determination of the amount of salary, working conditions, working and holiday time, as well as compensation for damage.

    Legislation regulating the main principles of an employment relationship: Employment Contracts Act, Individual Labour Dispute Resolution Act and Law of Obligations Act.

    Resolving labour disputes means finding the best possible manner of defence on behalf of the Client both extra-judicially as well as in the Labour Dispute Committee and / or in court.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on labour law
    • Drawing up employment contracts of various complexity as well as other documents that regulate employment relationships: internal rules, instructions of service, proprietary liability contracts, non-compete agreements.
    • Evaluation of concluded labour contracts and litigation support for the Client based on all the documents provided, using the legal remedies provided by labour law
    • Litigation support for the employer or employee when resolving situations of conflict arising from the negotiations of employment relationships, in the Labour Inspectorate or in court.
    • Challenging the decisions of the Labour Committee.
  • Family Law

    Family law is a branch of civil law, which regulates legal relations related to marriage and divorce, proprietary legal relations of spouses, determination of origin, adoption, minors’ issues and providing maintenance for adult family members, rights and obligations of parents, establishment of guardianship.

    Legislation regulating the main principles of family law: Family Law Act, Child Protection Act.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on family law
    • Drafting marriage contracts and evaluating existing agreements
    • Litigation support for the Client in disputes related to maintenance (alimony) recovery
    • Litigation support for the Client in disputes related to divorce and division of joint marital property
    • Litigation support for the Client in disputes related to establishing the order for access to the child and termination of joint guardianship.
    • Litigation support for the Client in disputes related to the establishment of guardianship
    • Litigation support for the Client in disputes related to the identification of origin and challenging the vital statistics registration entries
    • Drawing up of the necessary judicial documents for registration of marriage with a foreigner
  • Succession Law

    Succession law is a branch of civil law regulating the issues of succession: statutory succession, testamentary succession; notarial will, domestic will; compulsory portion in case of an heir in respect of whom there is a maintenance obligation; testamentary renunciation; succession procedures; challenging the order of succession.

    Legislation regulating the main principles of succession law: Law of Succession Act.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on succession law
    • Drafting of wills; Evaluation of existing wills
    • Litigation support in succession procedures
    • Litigation support in trial procedures for challenging the succession order
  • Enforcement Procedure

    Enforcement procedure regulates the relations of debtors, claimants and bailiffs in the performance of execution documents (rulings and judgments of the courts which have entered into force, judgments of the Labour Committee and other arbitration bodies which have entered into force).

    Legislation regulating the main principles of the enforcement procedure: Code of Enforcement Procedure, Bailiffs Act, Bailiffs Fees Act.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on issues concerning the enforcement procedure
    • Representing the interests of claimants or debtors in enforcement proceedings
    • Challenging the bailiff’s decisions
  • Bankruptcy and Liquidation Proceedings

    Bankruptcy means the insolvency of a debtor declared by court ruling. Bankruptcy can be declared for natural as well as legal persons. As per the Bankruptcy Act, the debtor may be declared bankrupt on the grounds of an outstanding claim: exceeding 12,500 euros in the case of a public limited company, 2500 euros in the case of a limited liability company, and 1000 euros in the case of other legal and natural persons.

    Legislation regulating the main principles of bankruptcy proceedings: Bankruptcy Act, Trustee Act.

    Liquidation proceedings are the liquidation of a legal person based on a decision of its owners or a ruling of the court.

    Legislation regulating the main principles of liquidation proceedings: the Commercial Code of Estonia, Bankruptcy Act.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on liquidation and bankruptcy proceedings
    • Litigation support for creditors in bankruptcy proceedings: collecting and analysing information, conducting negotiations, drafting the necessary procedural documents (bankruptcy caution, bankruptcy petition etc.), litigation support in court and carrying out all the necessary activities as part of the general meeting or creditors’ committee
    • Litigation support for the debtor in bankruptcy proceedings: collecting and analysing of information, search of a viable solution, preparation of all necessary procedural documents, litigation support in court and during all legal proceedings of the bankruptcy procedure
    • Organisation of the liquidation proceedings
  • Activity of Apartment Associations

    An apartment association is a non-profit association established by apartment owners for the purpose of the economic management of the legal shares of the buildings and plot of land and the representation of the shared interests of the members of the apartment association.

    Legislation regulating the main principles of apartment associations: Apartment Associations Act, Non- Profit Associations Act, and Apartment Ownership Act.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on issues related to apartment associations’ activities, holding of general meetings, decision-making
    • Assistance with resolving disputes with contractors
    • Execution of apartment associations’ internal documents and contracts with third parties.
    • Representing the association’s interests in court
    • Debt collection in fast track and trial procedures
  • Compensation for damage arising from non-contractual relations

    The main principles of indemnification arising from non-contractual relations are regulated by the Law of Obligations Act and the General Part of the Civil Code Act. Unjust enrichment, breach of individual rights, harm caused by a crime or misdemeanour can be considered as such damage.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising on indemnification: determination of the grounds of the claim, amount of compensation, extra-judicial and judicial recovery.
    • Litigation support for the Client in pre-trial and trial proceedings in relation to compensation for damage.
  • Consumer Rights Protection

    Consumer means a natural person who acquires goods or services for purposes not related to their business or professional activity.

    Trader means a person who provides goods or services to consumers within the scope of the person’s business or professional activity.

    The main principles of consumer rights protection are regulated with the Consumer Protection Act and the Law of Obligations Act.

    Our office offers assistance with handling the following tasks:
    •  Advising on consumer rights protection. Non-compliance of goods with the terms of the order. Terms and procedure for submitting a claim.
    •  Drafting of a complaint
    •  Drafting of replies to a complaint
    •  Litigation support in the Consumer Protection Board
    •  Challenging the decision of the Consumer Protection Board
    •  Representing the Client’s interests in court
  • Commercial Law

    Legislation regulating the main principles of commercial law: Commercial Code, Non-Profit Associations Act.

    Our office may help you with handling the following tasks:
    • Advising and offering comprehensive solutions on issues related to commercial law and the commercial register.
    • Establishment of commercial and non-profit entities and branches
    • Restructuring of existing companies
    • Resolving disputes between owners
    • Changing the composition of the board
    • Litigation support for clients in extra-judicial and trial proceedings