ESTONIA

VAHUR KIVISTIK

Managing partner, attorney at law

Languages
Estonian, English, Russian

Practice areas
Administrative law, corporate law, criminal law, litigation, tax law

Education
University of Tartu, Estonia (1986)

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2004
Tax Board of Estonia, Head of legal department, deputy General Manager 1998 – 2003
Police Board of Estonia 1986 – 1998

Membership
Estonian Bar Association

GERLY KASK

Partner, attorney at law

Languages
Estonian, English, Russian

Practice areas
Administrative law, contract law, corporate law, litigation, tax law

Education
University of Tartu, faculty of law in Tallinn, mag iur (2010)
Institute of Law, faculty of law, BA (1999)

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2011
Concordia Attorneys at Law (2008 – 2010)
Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Northern tax and customs centre, Head of legal division (2004-2008)
Harju Tax Office, head of legal department (2002-2004)
Harju Tax Office, senior lawyer (2001-2002)
Communications Board, lawyer (2000-2001)

Membership
Estonian Bar Association (2009)
International Fiscal Association Estonia

ANDRES PAST

Partner, attorney at law

Languages
Estonian, English, Russian

Practice areas
Civil law, civil litigation, intermediate proceedings (referee)

Education
University of Tartu, faculty of law (1985)

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2018
Attorney-at-Law in law firms and judge since 1985

Membership
Estonian Bar Association (1985), except military service (1987-1988), public service (1990-1992), in-house lawyer (1992-1994)

JANAR URRES

Partner, Attorney at law

Languages
Estonian, English

Practice areas
Administrative law, criminal law, litigation, tax law

Education
University of Tartu, faculty of law, magister iuris 2011
University of Tartu, faculty of law, baccalaureus 2009

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2012
Viru Prison, lawyer 2010 – 2012

Membership
Estonian Bar Association (2012)

HENN EOMOIS

Attorney Emeritus

Languages
Estonian, Russian

Practice areas
Business law, criminal law, litigation

Education
University of Tartu, Estonia (cum laude, 1968)

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2004

Membership
Estonian Bar Association (1968)

MARIO ROSENTAU

Of counsel, inactive member of Estonian Bar Association, dr jur

Languages
Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish

Practice areas
IT law, copyright law, other legislation in the field of intellectual property, contract law (service contracts, entrustment agreements, sales agreements, lease agreements and compromise agreements)

Education
University of Tartu faculty of law 1986
University of Tartu faculty of philosophy, M.A. (in philosophy) 1998
University of Tartu faculty of law 1986, doctor iuris, 2004

Work experience
Law firm HansaLaw: attorney at law (from 2013)
University of Tartu faculty of law: lecturer in the field of comparative law (from 2005)
Law firm Borenius & Kemppinen (Helsinki): lawyer in the feild of IT law (2003-2005)
Suomen Ilmakuva Oy: sales manage rin Estonia (1999-2001)
Romario Digitator Press Oy: direktor (1991-1994)
Estonian Ministry of International affairs: I secretary (1989 – 1990)

Membership
Estonian Bar association
Member in the Thematic Network Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI, part of the CIP-ICT PSP program), 2010-2012
Member of the Estonia-Slovenia commission created by the goverment of the Republic of Estonia for the implementation of cooperation strategies, 1990
JCI (Junior Chamber International) Tallinn founder member and JCI Estonia member, 1989-94

REIN LAID

Attorney

Languages
Estonian, Russian

Practice areas
Criminal law, tax law

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2009
Law office Luberg & Päts 2004 – 2009
Law office HETA 1997 – 2004
Chief of police in Narva 1994 – 1997
Various positions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs 1969 – 1994

Membership
Estonian Bar Association 2004
Estonian Hunters Society

JANE RISTISAAR

Lawyer

Languages
Estonian, Russian, German

Practice areas
Contract law, corporate law, employment law, family law, constitutional law

Education
University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, 2007

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2016
AS Eesti Krediidipank, lawyer 2015-2016
The Ministry of Finance, State Assets Department, Lawyer of the Legal Derpartment 2013-2015
Estonian Tax and Customs Board, court lawyer 2004-2012
Republic of Estonia Government Office, Strategy Unit, Lawyer 2002-2004

ANNI SÄÄR

Lawyer

Languages
Estonian, English, Spanish

Practice areas
Contract law, technology law, data protection, human rights, family law, litigation, out-of-court settlement of disputes

Education
Tallinn University of Technology, Technology law, cum laude (2016)
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian public and private law (2013)

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2017
Dream Group OÜ, lawyer (2016-…)
Tallinn University of Technology, guest lecturer (2015-…)
Lifeline, project-based legal expert (2014-2015)
Estonian Human Rights Center, legal expert (2011-…)

MERIT KÕLVART

Lawyer

Languages
Estonian, English

Practice areas
Contract law, data protection, family law, litigation, out-of-court settlement of disputes

Education
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian public and private law, cum laude (2014)
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian public and private law (2012)

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2018
The Ministry of Justice, the Courts Service Adviser (2015-…)
Tallinn University of Technology, guest lecturer (2017)
Harju County Court Kentmanni Street Courthouse, Secretary for the sitting (2013-2015)
Tallinn Circuit Court, Secretary for the sitting (2013)

MEELIKA VÄRAVAS

Lawyer-administration manager – on parental leave

MART SUSI

Consultant, dr jur, professor

Languages
Estonian, English, Finnish, German, Russian

Practice areas
Administrative law, competition, human rights

Education
Doctor iuris, University of Tartu, 2008
Doctor of Humane Letters, College of New Rochelle (New York, USA), 1990.
Master of Sciences (Sociology), University of Wisconsin – Madison (Wisconsin, USA), 1992;
Diploma of Law, Tartu University (Estonia), 1988;

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2008
Program Director, International Summer University, University of Tartu, 2005…
Legal Council to the Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tallinn, Estonia), 1995-2004
Rector, Concordia International University Estonia (Tallinn, Estonia), 1992-2003
Director, Lakeland College – Madison (Wisconsin, USA), 1991-1993
President, Institute for East European and Baltic Studies (Wisconsin, USA), 1990-1993
Visiting Lecturer, Concordia University Wisconsin (Wisconsin, USA), 1990-1991
Founding President, Estonian Institute of Humanities (Tallinn, Estonia), 1988-1989
Attorney-at-Law (Tallinn, Estonia), 1988-1989
Police Board of Estonia 1986 – 1998

TRIIN AHVELDT

Tax consultant

Languages
Estonian, English, Russian

Practice areas
Taxation

Education
Estonian Public Service Academy, specialty of taxation and customs (2013)

Work experience
HansaLaw since 2017
Ministry of Justice, internal auditor (2017)
Tax and Customs Board, tax auditor and leading tax auditor (2011-2017)

OLESJA SMORODINA

Assistant-administration manager

IRINA AVERJANOVA

Secretary-assistant

JANNE MALLA

Accountant

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