ARBITRATION & MEDIATION

FORT, a leading legal services provider in the Baltic states, offers comprehensive support in arbitration and mediation processes. Recognised by Legal 500 as a leading law firm, FORT's attorneys can aid clients by finding effective arbitration - alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. We try to match the specific needs and objectives of our clients.

Understanding Arbitration and Mediation

Arbitration is a private dispute resolution process that provides a legally binding outcome. During arbitration, an arbitrator (impartial 3rd party) decides the outcome of a dispute. The arbitrator's decision is usually final and enforceable.

Mediation, on the other hand, is different. It is a voluntary and non-binding process in which an impartial mediator helps parties negotiate; mediation aims to try to find and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. Unlike arbitration, mediation allows the parties to maintain control over the outcome of their dispute.

When to Consider Arbitration and Mediation

Arbitration and mediation can be advantageous in various situations, including complex commercial disputes. Resolving intricate business conflicts requires specialised knowledge or a high level of confidentiality. We provide that.

Arbitration and mediation can provide a neutral forum for resolving cross-border disputes, avoiding potential bias in favour of one party's home jurisdiction.

In addition, we also provide these services in case of contractual disputes or for the goal of relationship preservation.

How FORT Handles Arbitration and Mediation

FORT's expert attorneys provide comprehensive support throughout the arbitration and mediation processes, including:

  • Case assessment;
  • Review of arbitration or mediation agreement drafts;
  • Representation of your interests;
  • Post-ADR support.

With FORT's arbitration and mediation services, there are numerous benefits you can take advantage of.

Expertise

Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling a wide range of such matters, ensuring the highest level of professional support.

Flexibility

We understand that each dispute is unique and tailor our approach to reach specific objectives.

Efficiency

ADR methods can provide faster and more cost-effective resolutions than traditional litigation.

Confidentiality

Arbitration and mediation proceedings are usually conducted privately, maintaining the confidentiality of your dispute.

Lawyers

Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff

Managing Partner of FORT Tallinn office

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Sandis Bertaitis

Partner

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Dr. Gytis Kuncevičius

Senior associate, attorney at law

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Andreas Veeret

Attorney at Law

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Mara Bekere

Attorney at Law

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Lithuania

Latvia

Estonia

Partners

Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff

Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff

Managing Partner of FORT Tallinn office

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Merit Lind

Merit Lind

Partner

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Minni-Triin Park

Minni-Triin Park

Partner

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Sandis Bertaitis

Sandis Bertaitis

Partner

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Janis Likops

Janis Likops

Partner

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Maris Liguts

Maris Liguts

Partner, CAMS

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Dr. Andrius Mamontovas

Dr. Andrius Mamontovas

Managing Partner of FORT Vilnius office, attorney at law

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Mindaugas Žolynas

Mindaugas Žolynas

Partner, attorney at law

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Rūta Radzevičiūtė – Meizeraitė

Rūta Radzevičiūtė – Meizeraitė

Partner, attorney at law

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Emilis Cicėnas

Emilis Cicėnas

Partner

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Rene Frolov

Rene Frolov

Counsel

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Ieva Pruse

Ieva Pruse

Senior Associate, AML specialist (CAMS)

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Roberts Prusis

Roberts Prusis

Senior Associate, Attorney at Law

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Vita Rancane

Vita Rancane

Senior Associate

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Santa Praulina

Santa Praulina

Senior Associate

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Vadimas Maksimenka

Vadimas Maksimenka

Senior Associate, assistant to attorney at law

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Aurelija Grigoravičiūtė-Rimeisienė

Aurelija Grigoravičiūtė-Rimeisienė

Senior Associate, attorney at law

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Dr. Gytis Kuncevičius

Dr. Gytis Kuncevičius

Senior associate, attorney at law

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Andreas Veeret

Andreas Veeret

Attorney at Law

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Margus Kõiva

Margus Kõiva

Attorney at Law

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Liina Käis

Liina Käis

Attorney at Law

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Riin Rehepapp

Riin Rehepapp

Attorney at Law

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Arturs Caics

Arturs Caics

Attorney at Law

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Mara Bekere

Mara Bekere

Attorney at Law

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Laila Pudule

Laila Pudule

Attorney at Law

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Laura Baumane

Laura Baumane

Attorney at Law

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Aldis Maldups

Aldis Maldups

Of counsel, Attorney at Law

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Agnė Mecelienė

Agnė Mecelienė

Senior Associate, attorney at law, mediator

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Ivo Vanasaun

Ivo Vanasaun

Specialist Tax Counsel

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Katrin Alliksaar

Katrin Alliksaar

Counsel

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Helena Kink

Helena Kink

Lawyer

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Vita Dvarionaitė

Vita Dvarionaitė

Associate

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Vytautas Pasvenskas

Vytautas Pasvenskas

Associate, assistant to attorney at law

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Imants Kreicmanis

Imants Kreicmanis

Legal Assistant

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Emilijus Livšicas

Emilijus Livšicas

Legal Intern

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Mariuss Raits Bergmanis

Mariuss Raits Bergmanis

Legal Assistant

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Niks Elksnitis

Niks Elksnitis

Legal Assistant

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Konstance Rute Krievina

Konstance Rute Krievina

Legal Assistant

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Daniels Jelisejevs

Daniels Jelisejevs

CEO

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Kadri Lensment

Kadri Lensment

Office manager

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Nadežda Paist

Nadežda Paist

Office Assistant (on parental leave)

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Birgit Viilukas

Birgit Viilukas

Office Assistant (on parental leave)

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Tatjana Vavilova

Tatjana Vavilova

Office manager

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Anna Austrina

Anna Austrina

Office manager

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Dominyka Auglienė

Dominyka Auglienė

Office manager

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Jurga Sirvidienė

Jurga Sirvidienė

Office manager

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Welcome to FORT

Welcome to FORT, a distinguished firm built on a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers providing legal counsel since 2013. We place our clients’ interests at the centre of our focus, ensuring that their needs are met with excellence, dedication, and teamwork. The main mission at FORT is to provide the best client and talent experience in modern-day law, and we are committed to helping businesses in the Baltics reach their goals.

 

Our market-leading team of lawyers has gained extensive and versatile experience by working in leading law firms across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. With a results-focused approach, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We understand that each client is unique, which is why we provide individualized attention and offer practical, business-minded solutions. Our full-scope legal services are of the highest quality and are provided in an efficient, ethical, and personal manner.

 

At FORT, we take the time to understand our clients' main aims and objectives. Through prompt and clear answers, we assist them in navigating legal complexities and finding comprehensive solutions. We believe in long-term cooperation and value evolving together with our clients, fostering a strong and lasting relationship. We evaluate the efficiency of our work and provide estimates of legal costs in advance, ensuring our clients receive value for their investment, and no unexpected surprises.

 

Furthermore, we understand that financial considerations are crucial. Therefore, we offer tailor-made financial solutions to accommodate our client's specific needs. Our aim is to deliver comprehensive legal services that not only meet expectations but exceed them. By choosing FORT, you can expect a dedicated team, unparalleled expertise, and a commitment to delivering exceptional legal counsel.

 

FORT look forward to partnering with you and providing the legal support you require for your continued success. Together, we can navigate the legal landscape and help you achieve your goals in the Baltics.