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TGS Baltic

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Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius
TGS Baltic, Mag iur Vitali Šipilov, Tallinn, ESTONIA

Mag iur Vitali Šipilov

Work +372 626 4300
TGS Baltic

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Energy, Public Sector & Constitutional Law, Development & Regulatory


Vitali Šipilov has considerable experience advising on public and administrative law, as well as representing clients in civil disputes. He has represented both private companies and public authorities in complex administrative disputes relating to construction, real estate, tax, energy and the environment. Among other projects, Vitali has represented Hiiu County Government in disputes over spatial plans for the construction of one of the largest off-shore wind farms in Europe (Hiiumaa Offshore Wind Farm). In addition, he has provided legal assistance in various civil law disputes and has prepared construction, sales and lease contracts. Among other projects, he has participated in the successful representation of Swedbank in a cross-border bankruptcy dispute and related litigation in Russia concerning the ownership of precious metals valued at 19.5 million dollars.
Vitali Šipilov has fulfilled internships in several state institutions and has worked at the Office of the Chancellor of Justice for several years, thereby obtaining thorough knowledge of constitutional and fundamental rights as well as how the public sector operates. He has drafted analyses and advised on complex constitutional matters that demanded a multifaceted approach, including appealing to the European Court of Human Rights. Vitali has also advised entrepreneurs in proceedings in the Estonian parliament and other public authorities. One of his most important recent projects has been representing 23 local governments in the Supreme Court in administrative reform disputes where he disputed the constitutionality of both the legal act itself and its implementation in the form of forced mergers of municipalities.


2017 to date Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2015–2017 Senior Associate, Law Firm VARUL
2013–2015 Associate, Law Firm VARUL
2010–2012 Adviser, Office of the Chancellor of Justice
2010 Lawyer, Law Firm Aare Raig
2009 Intern, Tartu Administrative Court
2008 Intern, Law Firm Baumeister Rechtsanwälte (Germany)
2007 Intern, Law Firm Luiga Mody Hääl Borenius
2007 Intern, Ministry of Justice
2006 Intern, Law Firm Küllike Namm
2006 Intern, Law Firm Raidla Lejins & Norcous
2006 Intern, Northern District Prosecutor's Office


Estonian, Russian, English, German, French


Estonian Bar Association since 2013


2010 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA (cum laude)
2007–2008 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany), Faculty of Law (Student Exchange Program)
2007 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA

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