The Supreme Court declared void provisions of administrative court procedure applicable to situations when a Court of Appeal grants first-time permission to encumber an immovable in order to secure fulfilment of tax obligations. Positive law did not foresee a possibility to appeal the injunction. The Supreme Court ruled that such restriction of the right of appeal is unconstitutional and thus void. In the same ruling the Supreme Court stated that it is unproportional and thus ulawful to encumber immovable owned by a third person.
On 15 November 2011, the Estonian Bar Association granted Kirsti Pent, an attorey at FORT, the professional title of a sworn advocate, the highest professional title of the Estonian Bar Association.
Kirsti has specialized in corporate and commercial law as well as contractual and regulatory aspects of financing and energy issues.
Jurisdiction – ESTONIA
Members of the management board have an obligation to submit a bankruptcy petition in case the company has become insolvent. For breach of this obligation, the law prescribes criminal liability. Accordingly, it is important how to determine when the company has become insolvent.
The global research company Who’s Who Legal has published a directory in the field of public procurement law. “Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers 2011” outlined three leading public procurement lawyers in Estonia including Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff, attorney of Law Office Nordeus (predecessor of FORT).
Who’s Who Legal conducts independent and comprehensive surveys among law firm clients and public procurement lawyers across the globe. Who’s Who Legal is the official research partner of the International Bar Association.