Aivar Pilv > LEADELL Pilv > Tallinn, Estonia > Lawyer Profile

Maakri 19/1, pk 19
10145 Tallinn
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Aivar Pilv is the founding and managing Partner of LEADELL Pilv Law Office and his main fields of practice are dispute resolution and defence in criminal proceedings, corporate law, construction law and tax law. Aivar is also advising clients in employment and family law related questions.

Aivar Pilv is also a long-time member of different bodies in the Estonian Bar Association since 1994. He has a Member of the the qualifying committee (1994-1995); Member of the Board (1995 – 2001); Vice-Chairman of the Board (2001 – 2004); Member of the Chamber of Administrating the Courts (2002-2010); Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association (2004-207); Reappointed Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association (2007 – 2010) and is a Member of the fundamental rights committee of the Estonian Bar Association since 2013. Aivar Pilv has also been awarded with the highest possible award from the Estonian Bar Association –

Order of the Estonian Bar Association in 2013 for his valuable and long-time contribution.

He is also a valued speaker/performer on various events and conferences and author of numerous articles.


  • 1993 – 2018 Founder and Managing partner of Aivar Pilv Law Office, since 2018 LEADELL Pilv Law Office;
  • 1984 – 1992 Tallinn II Legal Advisory Board (1991 renamed Vanalinna Law Office), Attorney.


  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian


  • 1984 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law (MA)

Lawyer Rankings

Estonia > Tax

(Hall of Fame)

Aivar PilvLEADELL Pilv

LEADELL Pilv has an extensive tax litigation practice, defending corporate clients and private persons against claims for unpaid taxation. The team also advises on day-to-day tax matters and handles multi-jurisdictional disputes. Experienced litigator Aivar Pilv is praised for his work in tax disputes, with Jaak Siim also noted for his advisory and litigation work.

Estonia > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Aivar PilvLEADELL Pilv

LEADELL Pilv has a strong track record handling white-collar criminal defence cases, where it is sought out by several high-profile clients of significant public interest. Practice co-head Aivar Pilv is recognised as one of Estonia’s top disputes lawyers, and is ‘an outstanding performer in court’ who is active in civil, administrative, and criminal law cases. Fellow co-head Pirkka-Marja Põldvere is also well-regarded across the disputes field. The firm has defended multiple individuals accused of corruption, most notably Alexander Kofkin, implicated in the bribery allegations against former Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar.