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Ain Alvin

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Glikman Alvin LEVIN


Partner, sworn advocate


Ain Alvin has been working as an attorney for the past 20 years.

Ain Alvin represents and defends clients in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings in all court instances. Ain Alvin represents clients in precontractual, contractual and extra-judicial negotiations, and in the court of arbitration.

Attorney-at-Law Ain Alvin is skilled in various fields of law, and he also advises clients on real estate and planning law issues along with other matters concerning administrative law, in addition to providing legal assistance in the fields of commercial law, law of obligations, law of property and bankruptcy law.

While mainly focused on corporate clients, Ain also has extensive experience in advising private individuals on issues of succession and family law as well as other issues of private law. Chambers Global, one of the most prestigious law firm publications in the world, has given the following testimonial on Ain:

´´Ain Alvin is a well-known name in the Estonian litigation scene. His area of focus is general business-related litigation. Skanska is one of his key clients, recently representing the construction and manufacturing company in a EUR180,000 dispute with Meriton Hotels.´´

Ain Alvin has defended an academic degree in the field of professional ethics, specifically concerning the professional activities of an attorney. In addition, he is a long-serving member of the University of Tartu teaching staff.


Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian


Representative of the Estonian Bar Association in CCBE (2004 – 2010)
Member of the managament board and vice-chairman of the Estonian Bar Association (2004 - 2010)
Member of Ethics and Methodology Commission of the Estonian Bar Association (2003 - 2004)
Member of Science-Methodology Commission of the Estonian Bar Association (2001 - 2003)
Member of Scientific-Methodology Council of the Estonian Bar Association (1998-2001)
Estonian Bar Association (1996)


University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, M.A (2010)
USSR Academy of Sciences, State and Law Institute (Candidate of Science studies 1986)
Estonian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics (Candidate of Science studies 1986)
University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, M.A cum laude (1982)


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Leon Glikman heads the dispute practice at GLIKMAN ALVIN, which is representing Skinest Rail in a cross-border bribery case in Estonia and Latvia. Paul Keres is defending Ain Kaljurand, former chairman of the Port of Tallinn, in a bribery case. Keres also has experience in media law disputes, such as acting for Iraj Zand in a dispute with TV3 over allegedly slanderous remarks made on a news broadcast.  Other key clients include Danske Bank, Merko Ehitus and VTB Group. Artur Sanglepp and Ain Alvin are also noted.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The 'very business-oriented' practice at GLIKMAN ALVIN regularly advises Rietumu Banka on its real estate lending activities. Other key clients include Skanska and Merko Ehitus. Ain Alvin heads the practice, which was bolstered by the arrival of Pille Pettai, who is 'an expert on anything related to real estate', from TEDER Law Firm in 2018. Litigator Paul Keres is also recommended for contentious work.

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