Veikko Puolakainen successfully represented his client in dispute with ARIB

Veikko Puolakainen, Sworn Advocate and partner at NOVE successfully represented AS Värska Vesi in challenge proceedings in a dispute with the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board (ARIB). The dispute began from the fact that ARIB refused to satisfy the request of AS Värska Vesi for investment support for medium and large enterprises for processing…


Former Deputy Director General of Estonian Internal Security Service Eerik Heldna to join NOVE

Eerik Heldna, who until July 2017 held the position of Deputy Director General of Estonian Internal Security Service (Kaitsepolitseiamet), is joining law firm NOVE as Legal Counsel. Heldna will be advising NOVE’s clients on corporate internal investigations, maintenance of confidential information, and risk management whilst focusing on risk mitigation in destination countries for companies entering…


NOVE counsel Professor Karin Sein contributes into Estonian EU presidency

NOVE counsel and UT Professor Karin Sein joined the Estonian EU presidency team for the coming six months and leads the contract law working party as a adviser of Ministry of Justice from 1 July 2017 until 1 January 2018. The representatives of the EU member states discuss in the contract law working party the drafts of the directive on…


Three lawyers of NOVE recognized by Best Lawyers 2017-2018 edition

One of the oldest and most respectable peer-review publications in the legal profession “Best Lawyers™” has recognized three attorneys of NOVE in its 2017 – 2018 edition. NOVE partners Veikko Puolakainen and Urmas Volens were recognized as one of the best Estonian experts in the areas of litigation as well as insolvency and reorganization law….


Karin Sein and Andrus Kattel published an article on the law applicable to insurers liability based on a traffic accident caused by a tractor unit coupled with a trailer, each of the vehicles being insured by different insurers

At the beginning of 2016, the ECJ made a ruling on the questions referred by the Lithuanian courts concerning the determination of the law applicable to the division of liability between the cross-border loss event and insurers in accordance with the Rome I and Rome II Regulations. In both cases, it was a situation in…


NOVE partner Urmas Volens successfully represented a client in the Supreme Court of Estonia in relation to assessment of the validity of transactions concluded by a board member

NOVE partner, attorney at law Urmas Volens successfully represented a client in a dispute which gave rise to a leading decision as regards assessing the validity of transactions between a board member and a private limited company. The first sentence of § 181 (3) of the Commercial Code of Estonia provides that a transaction concluded outside the…


Veikko Puolakainen successfully represented a client at Supreme Court in a fundamental dispute concerning the liability of a board member

NOVE’s attorney at law and partner Veikko Puolakainen successfully represented a client at Supreme Court of Estonia in a dispute centred around liability of a board member. In the judgment, the Supreme Court elaborated on the rules regarding the duties and liability of a member of the management board of a company. The complexity and fundamental significance of the…


NOVE successfully represented a client at Supreme Court in a court action concerning acknowledgement of obligation

Arsi Pavelts, attorney-at-law and partner of NOVE, successfully represented a client at the Supreme Court in a court action concerning acknowledgement of obligation. The judgement has symbolic significance, for the whole Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court substantially developed the acknowledgement of obligation regulation. The complexity and gravity of the action is confirmed by the…


Analysis of cross-border mobility of companies finalised

A study commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and the Government Office and carried out by NOVE Law Office in cooperation with Estonian Center for Applied Research CENTAR revealed that in order to better protect the interests of creditors and shareholders, cross-border mobility of companies should be easier and more expressly regulated. “Easier cross-border movement…


NOVE ´ s senior associate Arsi Pavelts defended his doctoral thesis titled „A claim for damages in lieu of performance based on the example of the buyer’s rights.”

The dissertation is an extensive legal analysis on a claim for damages and system of legal remedies in Estonian law, comparing the regulation with German Civil Code (BGB), CISG, PECL and PICC. The author has presented a critical look at present Supreme Court practices as well as theoretical views taken in legal literature. As the…