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Aivar Pilv

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LEADELL Pilv Law Office, Tallinn.


Managing Partner specialising in civil law (corporate law, insolvency law, insurance law, real estate law), building and planning law, competition law, public procurement, tax proceedings, penal law (professional tax and economic offenses), administrative proceedings, all court proceedings and arbitration. Working as a trustee in bankruptcy since 2008.


February 1993 - … Aivar Pilv Law Office (LEADELL Pilv Law Office), Managing Partner and Director August 1984 - December 1992 Tallinn II Legal Advisory Board (1991 renamed Vanalinna Law Office), Attorney.


English, Estonian, Russian.


November 2016 - Member of legal commission of the Estonian Olympic Committee March 2007 - March 2010 Reappointed as Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association April 2004 - March 2007 Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association May 2002 - March 2010 Member of the Chamber of Administrating the Courts as the representative of the Estonian Bar Association May 2001 - April 2004 vice chairman of Estonian Bar Association March 1995 - April 2001 Member of the Board of the Estonian Bar Association.


1984 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia, Master of Laws (LL.M.).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Leadell Pilv’s corporate team routinely advises on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, including assistance with corporate governance and M&A. Clients include Global Marine Supply and Happyrent. The ‘analyticalAivar Pilv, the ‘very professional’ Urmas Kõrgesaar, Pirkka-Marja Põldvere and Britta Oltjer, who has a ‘very good knowledge of public procurement and corporate law’, are all recommended.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Aivar Pilv - Leadell Pilv

Within: Dispute resolution

Leadell Pilv has a number of ‘excellent specialists’: Aivar Pilvexceeds expectations each time’, Marko Pilv is ‘professional, precise and very helpful’ while both Anneli Aab and Jaak Siim are ‘strong litigators’; Pirkka-Marja Põldvere is ‘fair and reasonable’ and Britta Oltjer is ‘thorough’. In a recent highlight, the team defended Saarek and a member of its management board in criminal proceedings relating to an alleged major tax fraud.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Urmas Kõrgesaar and Aivar Pilv at Leadell Pilv combine ‘excellent local experience with great international capabilities’. Highlights included representing Capital Inkasso in a compensation claim against Tarbus related to alleged substandard construction work. Riito Ehituse, Happyrent and Tallinna Linnakantselei are other key clients. The ‘quick and accurateBritta Oltjerdeals with problems effectively’.

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Within: Leading individuals

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Within: Tax

Leadell Pilv’s tax group is defending Saarek and a member of its board in a major criminal matter regarding the alleged non-payment of taxes. Jaak Siim is ‘vastly experienced’ and provides ‘quick and expert answers’; the ‘knowledgeableAivar Pilv is ‘skilled’ in tax disputes.

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