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Selection of projects

Has represented the Government of the Republic of Estonia in several civil disputes both as a representative and as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings.

Has participated in ICSID arbitration (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) proceedings as a representative of the Central Bank of Estonia.

Representing and advising the Central Bank of Estonia, the Embassy of the United States, and leading Estonian publicity listed companies on day-to-day issues, representing and advising major Estonian transit and telecom companies.

Professional career

  • Since 2016 managing partner at Law Office TARK
  • 2015 – 2016 senior partner at TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
  • 2010 – 2015 managing partner in Estonia and in the Baltics at TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
  • 1994 – 2010 managing partner at Tark & Co
  • 1991 – 1994 managing partner at Law Office Aare Tark
  • 1990 – 1991 attorney at Law Office HETA
  • 1983 – 1989 attorney at Second Law Office of Tallinn
  • 1994, 1995, 1998 elected as the President of the Estonian Bar Association

Membership

  • 2015 Chairman of Supervisory Board of Port of Tallinn
  • 2004 – 2010 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tartu University Foundation
  • Since 2003 member of the Legal Ethics and Practice Committee of the Estonian Bar Association
  • 2000-2001 representative of the Estonian Bar Association in the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE)
  • 2000 the Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • 1998-2000 member of the Council and Professional Ethics Committee of the International Bar Association
  • 1995-2001 member of the board of the Estonian Law Centre
  • 1992 International Bar Association
  • 1992 Estonian Academic Law Society
  • 1983 Estonian Bar Association

Education

  • 1995, 1996, 1997 audited course on European integration developments at Fr. Naumann Foundation (Bonn, Brussels)
  • 1994 scholarship of the Law Society of Scotland for practicing as a temporary associate in Scottish law firms
  • 1992 three-year sponsorship of International Bar Association
  • 1991 audited courses at Indiana Vocational Technical College, USA
  • 1983 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (mag. iur.)

Awards

  • 2015 Golden honorary decoration of the Estonian Bar Association
  • 2004 Order of the Estonian Bar Association
  • 2001 Third Level Order of the White Star of the Republic of Estonia

Recognitions

  • Corporate and commercial – Eminent practitioner, Chambers and Partners 2019
  • Dispute resolution – Leading individual, Legal500 2018
  • Shipping and transport – recommended lawyer, Legal500 2018
  • Arbitration and mediation, corporate and M&A, litigation – Best Lawyers 2017-2018

Languages

Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian