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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…

23

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.

11

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…

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01
2012

Riigikogu supported Chancellor of Justice’s proposal to bring the Citizenship Act into comformity with the Constitution

On 30, 01 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

The Chancellor of Justice Indrek Teder proposed to Riigikogu that the Citizenship Act should be brought into conformity with the Constitutional principles of legitimate expectation and equality. Read more…

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01
2012

Inadequate source document brings about an obligation to pay income tax

On 24, 01 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

Companies have to pay income tax on expenses unrelated to their business. Among others, payments concerning which the taxpayer does not have an adequate source document, shall be taxable by income tax. Read more…

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01
2012

Gender Discrimination at the Work Place

On 21, 01 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

Gender equality is stipulated in the Estonian constitution and in the Gender Equality Act. It is forbidden to treat one person worse than another person because of one’s gender. Read more…

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01
2012

Conversion of the share capital into euro as of 2012; use of shares without nominal value

On 18, 01 2012 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

Jurisdiction – ESTONIA

Although no final deadline has been established for converting capital into euros, it should be kept in mind that starting from 2012 changes regarding the company’s articles of association or amount of share capital can be entered in the commercial register only if the capital of a company is registered in euros. The state duty payable for the capital conversion is EUR 17,89. Read more…