Pirkka-Marja Põldvere
Name: Pirkka-Marja Põldvere
Firm Name: Aivar Pilv Law Office
Jurisdiction: Estonia
Practice Area: ADR Law

Telephone: +372 6 191 630
Fax: +372 6 404 653
Email: pirkka@apilv.ee

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Professional Biography:

Pirkka-Marja Põldvere is a graduate of the University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, and holds a degree of Master of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration Law (LL.M) from Stockholm University (2004). Before joining Aivar Pilv Law Office she worked for 6 years for Law Office Raidla Leijins Norcous (RoschierRaidla). Since 2006, Pirkka-Marja has given lectures on arbitration and international civil procedure at the University of Tartu. She is also a co-author of the 3rd edition of the book Rahvusvaheline eraõigus (Private International Law), 2008 (Juura, Tallinn), contributing to the chapter on arbitration. Pirkka-Marja has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2003.

“Best Lawyers” has recognised Pirkka-Marja Põldvere as one of the best professionals in Estonia in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and arbitration.

Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Practice:

  • Drafting claim letters and conducting pre-trial negotiations
  • Civil court proceedings (action proceedings and proceedings on petition in all stages of court, securing an action)
  • Administrative court proceedings (contestation of the legal acts and operations of state and local authorities, applying for provisional legal protection)
  • Arbitration
  • Conciliation proceedings and other alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Insolvency proceedings (institution and participation, execution of the right of claim)
  • Enforcement proceedings (relations with bailiffs, supervision of the activities of bailiffs, contestation of their activities etc.)
  • Misdemeanour and criminal proceedings

Aivar Pilv Law Office:

Aivar Pilv Law Office was founded in Tallinn at the beginning of the year 1993 – in the time when the principal changes in the Estonian economic and legal system caused a need for legal assistance on a new quality level. Since its foundation until today the law office has expanded and developed remarkably. We have a professional team, which allows us to render to our clients many sided and high-quality legal assistance. This has enabled the law office to compete successfully also with law offices that are bigger than us.

Aivar Pilv Law Office is represented in two Estonian towns – Tallinn and Tartu. Since December 2002 we belong to the international law offices’ alliance TAGLaw which guarantees the availability of legal assistance to our clients through reliable partners in different parts of the world. In October 2012 Aivar Pilv Law Office with other reputable law offices from Baltic States established new co-operation network by signing a co-operation agreement with Law Firm Balčiūnas & Grajauskas from Lithuania and Law Firm Fogels Vitols & Paipa from Latvia. In addition, we have trustworthy cooperation partners in the neighbouring countries of Estonia, both in Scandinavia and the Baltic States.

The main aim of our activity is to render high-quality legal assistance on an internationally recognized level, which can be characterized by flexible and client-oriented service. Effective protection of the client’s interests and timely solving of problems – these are values that are important to us. Our high-level professionals are the bearers of these values.

The main bases of the success of Aivar Pilv Law Office include high quality legal assistance, discreteness, long-term client relationship and teamwork based on pleasant working environment. The diverse and long-term litigation practice of the law office allows us to rely on a rich and valuable experience while rendering legal services.