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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Leadell Pilv

Leadell Pilv’s practice head Pirkka-Marja Põldvere and managing partner Aivar Pilv, who has ‘great knowledge and experience’, advised Saarek on corporate spin-off matters. Britta Oltjer has been advising Chemi-Pharm for almost a decade, assisting with agreements and shareholder procedures. Marko Pilv has good ‘attention to detail’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Leadell Pilv

At Leadell Pilv, Aivar Pilv, Marko Pilv, Britta Oltjer and Anneli Aab are ‘professional, reliable and effective communicators’. Highlights included defending Karl Liivapuu against a €2.4m claim brought by Transcom concerning a sale and purchase agreement, and representing Surgitech in a civil dispute with a former employee over the fulfilment of a loan contract.

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Next generation lawyers

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Leadell Pilv

Urmas Kõrgesaar heads Leadell Pilv’s ‘very professional’ real estate practice. Managing partner Aivar Pilv represented Taivo Luik in a dispute over the legality of a flat extension and a related water damages claim. Other clients include Meriton Hotels, Capital Inkasso and Tartu Ehitus.

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

Leadell Pilv

Aivar Pilv, who has ‘excellent tax knowledge and lots of experience in litigation’, and Jaak Siim are the key contacts at Leadell Pilv. They ‘work day and night for the best results’. Siim advised a former company board member asked to repay the company’s debt, while Pilv is representing Donleon Trading in an extensive tax fraud case.

Leading individuals

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