Andreas has successfully represented clients in civil and administrative proceedings as well as in alternative dispute resolution. He has extensive expertise in disputes related to real estate. Andreas also represents clients in bankruptcy, reorganisation and compulsory execution proceedings. In addition, he advises clients in day-to-day labour law issues and in disputes involving employment matters. Andreas is also one of the co-authors (as Attorney at Law Office Tark Grunte Sutkiene) of the book “Public Private Partnership”.
Ilona’s experience spans 16 years and several countries and exemplifies her out of the box thinking. After participating in a few international arbitrations as an attorney with Law Office Tark & Co she did a PhD in Cambridge University on viability of commercial B2B litigation. She then decided to see deal-making and contractual negotiations from the industry side, so she joined Accenture PlC in London (IT sector). From there she was hired away to the Estonian NASDAQ OMX listed subsidiary of United Utilities, where she became a C-level manager. Having seen such inefficiencies of adjudicative dispute resolution forms (litigation and even arbitration) like damage to the parties’ long-term business relationship and depleting parties’ time, money and control over the resolution, Ilona has chosen commercial mediation to help clients confidentially and efficiently to resolve existing disputes and prevent future ones. This often involves taking stock and summarising contractual, regulatory, financial and other complex commercial issues into topics warranting a mutual resolution. Occasionally a save face solution needs to be devised when one of the parties has made a
(publicised) decision that is difficult to backtrack from. Ilona’s background of being part of Accenture’s Market Maker (negotiation and
sales) team and experience in conducting due diligences as well as participating in complex M&As and syndicated loans lends a hand in simplifying complex problems. Her influencing skills when dealing with difficult people and her experience with liaising with public officials means she is sensitive and patient in understanding parties’ real needs in order to help clients towards solutions that work.
Ilona also counsels and trains clients on how to prepare for and conduct effective principled (interests-based) negotiations, which includes profiling of social styles to help clients devise a more effective negotiation approach.
Jaana has participated in complicated administrative and civil proceedings, representing clients in all court instances and in relations with public authorities and private corporations. She has wide knowledge of the nuances of public and administrative law. Comprehensive knowledge of public procurement has enabled her to advise numerous contracting authorities and tenderers in procurement disputes. Jaana is also experienced in legal issues related to real estate, construction and zoning. She counsels clients in environmental projects, in areas such as mining, waste management, public transport, public water supply and sewerage projects. Jaana is a specialist in the field of public private partnership and she is also co-author (as attorney at Law Office Tark Grunte Sutkiene) of books “Public Private Partnership” and “Dispute Resolution”.
Kirsti has advised credit institutions, payment service providers, insurance companies, insurance intermediaries and other financial institutions in different regulatory issues. She is experienced in counselling different financing transactions, including several issues of securities and conclusion of major credit agreements. Kirsti also counsels clients on various corporate and commercial issues; this includes assistance in complicated corporate restructuring processes. For example, she has advised a cross-border merger of insurance companies into a SE. In addition to financial regulation law, Kirsti specialises in energy law. She has advised different energy producers and sellers in both contractual and regulatory matters. Kirsti is an experienced advisor of investors acquiring energy companies, her services have also included conducting legal due diligences.
Kirsti has gained valuable knowledge and experience during her internship at one of the leading law firms in Detroit (USA).
Legal500 2017: “[…] finance partner Kirsti Pent, who adopts ‘a straight-to-the-point approach’”
Kristel counsels clients in the field of Banking & Finance on regulatory issues. She also advises clients on administrative and civil disputes.
Kristel has gained valuable experience during her studies abroad at the University of Vienna in Austria. Additionally, she has been a former grantee of Raidla and Partners Fund, a sub-fund of the Estonian National Culture Foundation.