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05
2012

Challenging the termination of the employment agreement – take notice!

On 11, 05 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

Parties to the employment agreement have to keep in mind that when receiving an unfounded termination notice, the party receiving the notice has to take actions in order to challenge the termination of the employment agreement. Namely, Estonian Employment Contracts Act states that the party who receives the termination notice and wants to challenge its validity, has to submit an application to the Labour Dispute Committee or bring an action to the court within 30 days as of receiving the termination notice. Read more…

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04
2012

Non-contractual damage – which court to choose?

On 23, 04 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

In the European Union, Regulation No 44/2001 is the legal act to rely on when determining the jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters. The general principle of the regulation is that a person should be sued in the court of the Member State where the person is domiciled. However, there are several important exceptions to the aforementioned general rule. Read more…

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03
2012

Process of preparation of new codified planning and building laws

On 30, 03 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

The process of preparation of new codified planning and building laws has reached the phase where public discussions (that will take place during 2012) have been initiated. Interest groups have been asked by the Ministry of Justice  to submit their initial views on the draft legislation by 9th of April. It is advisable for any entrepreneurs engaged in real estate or construction sector to get acquainted with the planned extensive amendments.

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03
2012

Public Procurement seminar in cooperation with Äripäev

On 29, 03 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

On 24.04.2012 Law Office Nordeus (predecessor of FORT) in cooperation with Äripäev will hold a seminar Public Procurements: myths that hinder the protection of rights. Read more…

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03
2012

FORT supports start-ups

On 26, 03 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Nordeus (predecessor of FORT) is a partner for Startup Wise Guys, an accelerator for early stage start-ups. We believe that our economy needs more new ideas and entrepreneurs who have the passion and courage to pursue their dreams and we are willing to give them our support.

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03
2012

How to determine the characteristics to which the object of the sale agreement has to conform?

On 23, 03 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

Primarily the object of the sale agreement has to conform to the characteristics agreed in the sale agreement. But how to proceed in case the parties to the sale agreement have not specified the necessary characteristics and quality requirements? Read more…

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02
2012

Andreas Veeret published an article in magazine

On 23, 02 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Law Office Nordeus (predecessor of FORT) attorney Andreas Veeret published an article in accountants’ magazine “Raamatupidamise praktik”.

The article in Estonian is available HERE.

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02
2012

Office Manager Kadri Lensment joined FORT Tallinn

On 14, 02 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

In January 2012, Tallinn office manager Kadri Lensment joined our team. Kadri assists the attorneys in their daily work and is responsible for all administrative issues. Before joining FORT, she worked as a management assistant at Tark Grunte Sutkiene and AS Eesti Telekom. She is an experienced legal assistant having also worked as a consultant at the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Estonia.

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02
2012

Law Office FORT is representing Estonian Academy of Arts in challenging the decision by Archimedes Foundation

On 11, 02 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Our attorney at law Jaana Nõgisto represents Estonian Academy of Arts in challenging the decision by Archimedes Foundation which annulls its previous decision of financing the construction of the Academy’s new university building with 12 million euros and refuses the Academy’s request to prolong the project’s eligibility period and the deadline for submitting the building permit.

Attorney explains the details of the challenge in Reporter news, the interview is in Estonian and available HERE.

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02
2012

Lay-off – who should be preferred?

On 02, 02 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

When considering lay-off, employers have a tough task in determining which of the employees should be laid-off. In comparison to previous wording of the Estonian Employment Contracts Act (ECA), the current version grants employers with wider discretion. Read more…