Veikko Puolakainen

Veikko Puolakainen

Veikko Puolakainen has worked in the legal field since 1998 with experience as a corporate lawyer as well as an attorney in a smaller and medium-sized law office.

For the last six years, Veikko has worked in the litigation team of Sorainen – one of the leading law offices in the Baltic region. 

Veikko is particularly focused on civil and administrative litigation, and has represented clients in all court instances in the Republic of Estonia. In addition he has represented clients before extrajudicial dispute resolution bodies (lease committee, labour dispute committee) and in challenge proceedings. 

An important part of his work has revolved around different disputes related to the law of obligations (disputes resulting from contractual and extra-contractual relations), corporate law (disputes between shareholders, responsibilities of the board members), as well as real estate and construction law. 

Veikko is also highly experienced in disputes concerning bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings (including representing clients in bankruptcy proceedings and in cross-border proceedings). He has also dealt with specific misdemeanour procedures in the financial law field (representing a client in a capital market manipulation case).

Veikko also has significant experience in recognition proceedings of court resolutions from abroad. Veikko has been involved in several major cases which have resulted as precedent cases in the Supreme Court of Estonia, thus having an impact to the current legal practice.

 Veikko as a highly appreciated legal adviser has been recommended by prominent international publications giving reviews of legal markets, for ex:

• Best Lawyers, concerning litigations, but also in the fields of bankruptcy act and reorganisation act.
• Legal 500, concerning dispute resolution: „Senior associate Veikko Puolakainen has wide experience and convincing court room presence“.

Work experience

2016 - ….     Law Office NOVE, attorney-at-law, partner
2010 – 2016 Law Office SORAINEN, attorney-at-law
2008 – 2009 Advokaadibüroo Mägi Kraavi ja Partnerid, attorney-at-law
2002 – 2007 Advokaadibüroo Maire Arm, lawyer and attorney
2001 – 2002 AS Elumaja, lawyer
1998 – 2001 Harju Tarbijate Ühistu, lawyer

Education

1998 The Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (preliminary investigation)

2004 Nord Academy (MA in Law)

Languages

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership

Estonian Bar Association

Publications

Äripäev: Hea tava vastane üürileping puuküürnikuga on tühine, 21. juuli 2013
Äripäev: Mida panna tähele sundmüüki pandud objekti ostes? Väljanõudmine, 6. märts 2013
ETV saade "Pealtnägija": Ministeerium: keeruliste üürivaidluste aeg lüheneb märgatavalt , 30.jaan 2013 ERR Uudised
Riigikohus: tee remontija vastutab tekitatud kahju eest, 5. apr 2011, Raamatupidaja.ee
Miks salastada PRIA toetuse saajaid?, 30. nov 2010, Raamatupidaja.ee
Monopoolsed avalike teenuste pakkujad peavad teenust pakkuma kõigile, 3. aug 2010, Raamatupidaja.ee
Lennureisijate õigused tuhapilve taustal, 20. apr 2010, Raamatupidaja.ee