Andreas specializes in Dispute Management, Insolvency and Restructuring and Employment law. Andreas advises and represents clients in out-of-court dispute management as well as in court and arbitration proceedings. He has a strong background in private law, making him a trusted advisor for clients in complex commercial litigation. Andreas is recognized as an expert in the field of Dispute Resolution by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500. According to Legal 500 (2018), clients value his “ability to see the bigger picture” and describe Andreas as “being always well prepared.”
Gerda has been active in ELSA and participated in different moot court competitions in Estonia and abroad. She is writing her Master’s thesis in the field of Competition Law. During her free time Gerda loves to travel the world.
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”.