Veiko Vaske represents clients in administrative and civil court actions and advises them on organising business activities to minimise the risk of any disputes. His main focus areas are various public commercial law matters ranging from public procurements to spatial planning and environmental permits. He is one of the leading public procurement law experts in Estonia and in addition to his work as an advocate he teaches construction and planning law to future lawyers at the School of Law of the University of Tartu.
Veiko Vaske has been active in the field of law since 2002 and he has dealt with public procurement matters since 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he was a public servant at the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for harmonising Estonian public procurement law with European Union law. He has drafted the Public Procurement Act and several other legal instruments in the area of commercial law. He acquired diverse experience in communicating with state agencies, international organisations and European Union institutions. He represented the Republic of Estonia in the European Union legislative process upon developing public procurement directives and remedies directives. He has participated in the management and privatisation of state owned companies as a supervisory board member and audit committee member and he has represented the Ministry of Finance as a member of the Market Supervisory Council.
Between 2007 and 2012 Vaske served as a member of the Public Procurement Review Committee administering justice in the first instance in public procurement disputes. During this time, he adjudicated more than 200 challenges and requests for compensation for damage. Therefore, it would be difficult to find an issue of dispute in the area of public procurements which would be new for him.
Starting from 2012 Veiko Vaske has been acting as an advocate and he has gained substantial experience in administrative and civil court actions, especially in disputes on public procurements and in the matters of planning and construction. He has represented clients in international negotiations and arbitration. Veiko helps clients to organise tender procedures and participate in public procurements, he advises clients on drafting and entry into various real estate and construction contracts, including building contracts based on FIDIC standard terms, he assists clients in complying with the environmental requirements and in procuring the required permits as well as in matters relating to infringement of fundamental rights and public authority competence. Between 2012 and 2018 he worked at law firm Sorainen.
In addition to his work as an attorney, Veiko has long been a procurement law trainer and lecturer. He has lectured on training courses for judges and attorneys and has taught courses for many government agencies as well as entrepreneurs. He has been a procurement law lecturer at Tallinn School of Economics and since 2014 teaches construction and planning law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu and lectures in the field of public procurement law courses.
2018–… Law Office NOVE, attorney-at-law, senior associate
2014–… University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, lecturer of construction and engineering law, lecturer of procurement law
2012–2018 Law Office Sorainen, attorney-at-law, senior associate
2009–2012 Tallinn School of Economics, lecturer of procurement law
2007–2012 Public Procurement Appeals Committee, appointed member
2003–2007 Ministry of Finance, State Aid and Public Procurement Office, chief specialist
2002 Law Office Raidla & Partnerid, trainee
2002 AS Vanalinna Kinnisvarahooldus, trainee
2001–2002 Student Law Office of University of Tartu, pro bono legal advisor
2006 Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, Economics Department, different macroeconomics courses
2005–2007 University of Tartu, Estonia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Public Administration, Master's degree (unfinished)
1999–2003 University of Tartu, Estonia, BA in Law (equated to MA degree)
Estonian, English, German, Russian, French
Estonian Bar Association