address: Kentmanni 4,
10116 Tallinn, Estonia

phone: 600 9920
fax: 600 9921
GSM: 508 9920

e-mail: phlaw@phlaw.ee

Pohla & Hallmägi was founded in summer of 1997 by Asko Pohla and Vahur Ambos who had established the law firm Asko Pohla in1996 in association with Andres Hallmägi ja Jüri Ploom who had left the law firm Heta.

Prior to establishing his own practice Asko Pohla worked as an attorney-at-law with Raidla & Partnerid. Vahur Ambos joined him from the post of the head of the legal department at Sotsiaalpank.

Toivo Viilup joined our firm in 1998, Taimar Ehrlich in 2001, Martin Männik in 2003, Teele Viilup in 2006 and Risto Sidok in 2011. All of them started work at the firm upon graduation from Tartu University or before.

At present Pohla & Hallmägi is a medium-sized Estonian law firm. Our staff is constantly increasing although at a slower pace than some of our competitors in order to maintain the high quality of services offered.

The number of staff is sufficient to deliver top quality legal services in all main specialties which allows us to dedicate a team of several lawyers headed by an experienced attorney to the majority of matters we are entrusted with.

Our firm has successfully developed relationships with a wide range of partner firms in practically all countries of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Our contacts with American colleagues are also close. The contacts with African, Asian and Australian law firms have been rare although we have cooperated with colleagues from these areas when providing advice to our clients e.g. in shipping law.

Pohla & Hallmägi has remained independent and refused all proposals concerning merger with other law firms or joining professional chains. The firm enjoys its independence and the right to choose those expert partner firms in other countries that could best meet the particular requirements of the client and thereby to avoid the compulsory selection of a firm from among the partner firms of a professional chain.

We value dedication to and friendly relations with our clients, also friendly atmosphere at work and are of the opinion that such relations can be maintained in everyday life only in a firm of moderate size.

  • Domestic and international arbitration
  • Maritime law including sale of vessels, chartering and arrest
  • International trade law
  • Contract and property law
  • Commercial law
  • Construction and planning law
  • Environmental law

Asko Pohla, Attorney-at-Law
  • Contract and property law
  • Labour law
  • Commercial law
  • Litigation

Vahur Ambos, Attorney
  • Contract and property law
  • Commercial law
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy law and recovery
  • Securities & emissions

Jüri Ploom, Attorney-at-Law
  • Contract and property law
  • Commercial law
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Litigation, incl arbitration

Toivo Viilup, Attorney-at-Law
  • Taxation
  • Administrative law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Environmental law
  • Customs law
  • IT law

Taimar Ehrlich, Attorney-at-Law


  • European Union law
  • Contract and property law
  • Competition law
  • Criminal law
  • Public procurements
  • Medical law
  • Maritime law

Martin Männik, Attorney-at-Law
  • Contract and property law
  • Commercial law
  • Media law
  • Family law & succession
  • Litigation, incl arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Labour law
  • Family law

Teele Viilup, Attorney-at-Law
  • Contract and property law
  • Medical law
  • Labour law
  • Commercial law
  • Sports law
  • Corporate law

Risto Sidok, Attorney
  • Commercial law

Madli Astok, Lawyer
  • Contract law
  • Property Law
  • Commercial law

Karl Hõbemägi, Lawyer

Pohla & Hallmägi offers a comprehensive range of legal services focussing mainly on commercial and property law and litigation. The skills of our specialists in construction and shipping law are internationally recognised.

Our team is recognised on national and international levels for outstanding knowledge and experience as well as efficient and personalised service. To preserve our good reputation, we are particular about selecting new lawyers with expertise in certain specific areas of law and capable of blending into the team.

Our clients include mainly Estonian companies, governmental institutions and municipalities and to a lesser degree the private individuals, both Estonian and foreign nationals. We also act for international financial, trading, insurance, property and industrial consortiums and their Estonian subsidiaries.

Besides handling their day to day work of providing advice to the clients, our attorneys Asko Pohla, Andres Hallmägi and Toivo Viilup are internationally recognised arbitrators who have acted as arbitrators and represented parties in several arbitration disputes in various European countries.

Pohla & Hallmägi has extensive experience in representing Clients concerning EC and Estonian competition law matters. Attorney Martin Mannik has earned in 2006 the LL.M. degree in the European Affairs from Lund University on a thesis on the "Abuse of a dominant position by pharmaceutical undertakings in EC law".

Our professionals provide their services in addition to Estonian also in English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish and German.

The firm specialises in a broad range of legal services including: (listed in alphabetical order)

administrative law
commercial law
competition law
construction and planning law
customs law
employment law
environmental law
European Union law
family and succession law
insolvency law
intellectual property law
IT law
maritime law incl. arrests of vessels
medical law
obligations and property law
penal law
litigation and arbitration – civil, administrative and misdemeanour procedure and alternative dispute resolution
property law
securities and emissions
tax law

2017

  • Representation of Pärnu Airport in execution of the decision of Estonian Government to invest 20 million EUR to develop Pärnu Airport
  • Representation of Norwegian machinery industry entrepreneur in execution of corporate changes in its Estonian subsidiary
  • Representation of Norwegian real estate developer in acquisition of cash flow property in Tallinn City center
  • Representation of Tallinn Airport in receiving the exemption from European Commission to Estonia of provision of certain groundhandling services in Tallinn Airport
  • Representation of Norwegian real estate developer in acquisition of unfinished business property
  • Representation of Estonian real estate developer in reconstruction and renting out a shopping center
  • Representation of Norwegian client in dispute with Estonian construction company
  • Consulting of Coal Terminal AS and its shareholder
  • Representation of Norwegian retail trade entrepreneur on effecting activity, purchasing business premises and concluding lease agreements
  • Representing Norwegian leading real estate fund on restructuring Latvian and Lithuanian subsidiaries
  • Representing Norwegian real estate developers in Arbitration Court of ECCI against the Swedish defendant
  • Representing client in ship construction in Western Europe, transport to Estonia and finalizing the construction
  • Representing key persons of Copterline in bankruptcy procedure
  • Representing Danish pharmaceutical company in establishment and starting of center for clinical trials
  • Representing Estonian infrastructure company in transferring the activity of one gas company to another
  • Consulting Karmsund Grupp in purchasing business properties and leasing to seller
  • Representing Norwegian machinery concern in dispute with Estonian minority shareholder
  • Representing Norwegian machinery concern in dispute between the shareholders, regulating the structure and merging the subsidiaries
  • Consulting Estonian infrastructure company in transferring the waterways to local government
  • Toivo Viilup represented successfully Koch and Mullari in dispute with Äripäev
  • Representation of Estonian retail company in entering to Norwegian retail market
  • Representation of Estonian-Norwegian construction company in dispute with German client regarding producing and supplying refugee homes to Germany

2016

  • Advising Tallinn International Airport on lending from European Investment Bank (30 MEUR) and Nordic Investment Bank (24 MEUR)
  • 30.11.2016 Pohla & Hallmägi was recognized on the basis of 2015 statistics 8th best business consulting company in Estonia being on 4th place amongst law firms
  • Representing successfully Handelsbanken AB in declaring the bankruptcy of Rene Kuulmann, Äripäev mentioned inaccurately that we represented Rene Kuulmann
  • Representing successfully OÜ Tallinngaas in the dispute with AS Eesti Gaas in the Supreme Court (Riigikohus)
  • Consulting Estonian the bankruptcy national aviation company in claiming the debts from the service provider
  • Consulting Norwegian investors in Arbitration Court by claiming the damage from the Swedish real estate developer
  • Consulting Norwegian investors in acquiring, developing the shopping center in the living area of Tallinn and in the sale of the center to the company noted in the stock exchange
  • Consulting Norwegian investors in purchase and sale of several apartments in Tallinn
  • Consulting Norwegian investors in purchase of business real estate in the city center of Tallinn
  • Representing successfully French company in the ID-card production procurement dispute with Police and Border Guard Board
  • Consulting of the Danish pharmaceutical company in starting the clinical trials Project in Estonia
  • Representing Norwegian investors in sale of the shopping center in Pärnu
  • Consulting the sale of the shares of medical center Qvalitas
  • Representing the Norwegian investors in the sale of the shopping center in Tallinn
  • Consulting the Government of Estonia in restructuring of Estonian Air
  • Representing Handelsbanken AB in several insolvency disputes
  • Representing of EVR Cargo in the dispute regarding the ban of use of the freight wagons established by Russia

2015

  • Representing a Kazakhstan origin company in the arbitration dispute in Stockholm
  • Advising the Norwegian real estate developer on the acquisition of the commercial property in Tallinn city center and retail center in the residential area
  • Advising the seller of AE Projekt Insener OÜ on the sale of the majority share to the BPT Real Estate AS, a leading property and asset management service company in the Baltics
  • Advising the Norwegian shareholder on the restructuring of the Estonian furniture producer
  • Advising GlaxoSmithKline in global data protection and personal data policy issues, including the review of Estonian law aspects relating to its Binding Corporate Rules for international data transfers
  • Advising Norwegian real estate owner on the acquisition of the commercial real estate in the business area close to Tallinn centre
  • Advising Norwegian real estate developer on the sale of the office and production real estate
  • Representing an Estonian original real estate developer on purchasing from Ektornet the real estates in Tallinn city centre with the commercial and residential purpose
  • consulting the Office of the President of the Republic in public procurement matters
  • representing Svendsen on the combined transaction of acquiring and renovation of the commercial property in Tallinn
  • representing Selvaag on the sale of the warehouse property in Tallinn
  • representing GlaxoSmithKline on buying Novartis' vaccines business and selling of GSK´s cancer drugs to Novartis and the two groups tying up in consumer healthcare
  • representing Norwegian origin investor on the acquisition of the Norwegian textiles company and its subsidiary in Estonia
  • representing Selvaag on the sale of the prime location office property in Tallinn
  • representing Karmsund group on the sale of the shopping center in Tallinn

2014

  • Consulting the third and eleventh biggest deal in the medicine area in the world of 2014
  • representing Handelsbanken in several court proceedings
  • consulting Finnish fishing company in Finnish administrative proceedings
  • carrying out the legal audit of N-Terminal Grupp
  • representing the producer of wooden houses of Estonian/Norwegian origin in the bankruptcy procedure in Norway
  • representing GlaxoSmithKline on the different procurements of medicines
  • representing ProVoice of Swedish origin on starting the activities in Estonia
  • representing Alfons Hakans in the sale of vessels
  • representing Baltic Workboats in a land readjustment matters, in a wind turbine building matters, in shipbuilding in Croatia and in a dispute against shipbuilder AS BLRT Grupp
  • representing Danske Bank in the bankruptcy proceeding of OÜ Skovales
  • representing piloting company Eesti Loots in a dispute against ERGO Insurance S.A.
  • representing Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railroad) in several public procurement matters
  • representing Eesti Telekom in the claims against the shipowners
  • representing EVR Cargo in negotiations with Chinese locomotive producer
  • representing Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Balkan in ship arrests
  • representing Green Marine in the dispute with Scantrans
  • representing charterer Hansa Shipping in a dispute with Swedish insurance company
  • representing Harku Parish Government in the court disputes regarding the zoning matters
  • representing Jõelähtme Parish Government in the damage compensation claim from Jägala Energy, also in several zoning matters
  • representing the chairman of the supervisory board of Eesti Krediidipank in a dispute with Estonian Financial Supervisor and with the Bank of Moscow
  • representing the small shareholder of AS Eesti Krediidipank in various civil disputes
  • representing College of Kuressaare in public procurement matters
  • representing LTH-Baas in arbitration proceedings
  • representing the Land Board in public procurement matters
  • representing Royal Unibrew Eesti in the mattes of labour law
  • representing Tallinn Airport GH in concluding agreements with aircraft services providers
  • representing Tallinn Airport in concluding lease agreements with the Magnetic MRO and Panaviatic
  • representing the Port of Tallinn in concluding the purchase agreements of vessels for the permanent connection between the mainland and islands
  • representing the Port of Tallinn regarding the zoning dispute in the Port of Saaremaa
  • representing the Port of Tallinn in the procurement procedure for building LNG terminal
  • representing Transocean in the dispute regarding the expedition agreement
  • representing Vesta Terminal Tallinn and the Port of Tallinn in a court dispute with Viimsi Parish Government regarding the zoning plan
  • consulting Perfect Home of Norwegian origin in moving the business into Estonia
  • consulting Nõmme Kalju FC in the court dispute with UNIBET London Ltd in the claim of debt and fines for delay
  • representing Altedis Eesti in the court disputefor claiming the damage compensation from Tax Board
  • osalemine alltöövõtjana Keskkonnaagentuuri hankes „Tõkestusrajatiste inventariseerimine vooluveekogudel kalade rändetingimuste parandamiseks: avaliku sektori paisud“,
  • representing a client on a purchase of a helicopter from Mexico

2013

  • Representing a state owned infrastructure company in a court dispute regarding the detail plan of the harbor area
  • Representing a Lybian state owned vessel owner in the issues related to arresting the vessel
  • Arresting a ship on claiming the debt related to the security services
  • Representing the shareholders of the bank registered in Estonia in a dispute with the Financial Supervisor
  • Representing Scandinavian banks establishments in Estonia on selling the vessels in Finland, Spain, Turkey, Farnce and Latvia
  • Representing a infrastructure company on purchase of the train locomotives from China
  • Representing the company from the renewable energy sector on purchasing the windmills from Denmark
  • Representing a state owned company related to the quality issues of the vessels against the insurance company
  • Representing a local vessel owner on purchasing vessels from Finland and selling to Russia
  • Representing a health service provider in relation with the amendments of the laws
  • Representing the Scandinavian origin vechicles producer in public procurements
  • Representing a leading Estonian shipbuilder in public procurements
  • Representing a state owned infrastructure company regarding the planned amendments in EU regulations
  • Representing the investors from Norway on restructuring the local real estate and production unit and refinancing its obligations
  • Representing a Norwegian owned commercial real estate developer on the sale of the commercial property in Tallinn to the local investor
  • Successful representing in all court instances (incl a Supreme Court) of a leading local owner of the shopping centers against a leading provider of the gambling services in the Baltics
  • Representing a shareholder on splitting the business of a lubricants importer
  • Representing a biggest real estate brokerage web-page on drafting the agreements
  • Representing 2012 Estonian Football Champion Club in the relations with the sponsors
  • Representing Scandinavian leading hotel chain on creating and aquisitions of the hotels in Tallinn
  • Represeting the parish governments around Tallinn in the disputes related to the detail planning
  • Representing Norwegian and UK investors on the aquisition of the exclusive manor in Northern Estonia
  • Representing the Norwegian families on aquisitions of commercial real estates
  • Representing leading Estonian and Dutch IT companies related to the issuse of broken sea cables
  • Representing a Japanese origin pharmaceutical producer in the relations with the governmental authorities
  • Representing a German origin heavy industry company in a planning dispute
  • Representing a Swedish origin engineering and production company in the realtions between the shareholders and restructuring of its Estonian establishment
  • Representing a local ship owner and operator on involving a new investor
  • Representing a local logistics company on using a first refusal on the share sale
  • Representing a publik instrastructure company on purchasing the real estate from Estonian Air
  • Representing the leading owner of the warehouses on fighting against unlawful insolvency claims
  • Representing a local construction companies shareholders in the relations between the shareholders

All attorneys of Pohla & Hallmägi are the members of the Estonian Bar Association, Asko Pohla and Jüri Ploom are the members of International Bar Association. Pohla & Hallmägi is the member of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce, Estonian Swedish Chamber of Commerce and first gold member of ICC-Estonia.

Our firm has successfully developed relationships with a wide range of partner firms in practically all countries of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Our contacts with American colleagues are also close. The contacts with African, Asian and Australian law firms have been rarer but we have also cooperated with colleagues from these areas when providing advice to our clients e.g. in shipping law.

Pohla & Hallmägi has remained independent and refused all proposals for merger with other law firms or joining professional chains. The firm enjoys its independence and the right to choose those expert partner firms in other countries that could best meet the particular requirements of the client and thereby to avoid the compulsory selection of a firm from among the partner firms from the network.

We value dedication to and friendly relations with our clients, also friendly atmosphere at work and are of the opinion that such relations can be maintained in everyday life only in a firm of moderate size.

Articles related to Pohla & Hallmägi published in the press during recent years.

2017

19.05.2017 III International Arbitration Conference
10.05.2017 The son of Viktor Siilats: “My father stole 20 million euros from me!“, Eesti Ekspress
05.05.2017 Windoor lost finally in the insurance contract dispute against Kredex, ERR
28.04.2017 PPA signs deal with Oberthur from France to produce IDs in the beginning of 2019, ERR
28.04.2017 Government will change the ID card producer, Postimees
05.04.2017 Coal terminal goes bankrupt, Äripäev
03.04.2017 Polish and Turkish producers paid millions of euros as penalty to TS Laevad for the delay of the ferries
12.01.2017 Cobalt and Pohla & Hallmagi Advise on Acquisition of Pirita Shopping Center

2016

20.12.2016 Ferry Leiger was officially christened and will start on Thursday on Hiiumaa line, http://www.postimees.ee/3951503/galerii-ja-video-leiger-sai-pidulikult-ristitud-ja-laev-alustab-hiiumaa-liinil-neljapaeeval
19.12.2016 Baltic Horizon Fund purchased Pirita Shopping Center for 12,2 million, http://uudised.err.ee/v/majandus/e5b0fea9-bbbd-437e-90c2-77ddc63fdcd9/baltic-horizon-fond-ostis-122-miljoniga-pirita-kaubanduskeskuse
16.12.2016 Tallinn airport operator signs €24m loan agreement with Nordic Investment Bank, http://news.err.ee/v/business/24f4bf44-e8d8-4bc7-bff8-1ea57faeb629/tallinn-airport-operator-signs-24m-loan-agreement-with-nordic-investment-bank
30.11.2016 Consulting companies, Äripäev
21.11.2016 Court declared the bankruptcy of Rene Kuulmann, Postimees
10.11.2016 A new shopping center was opened in Pirita, Postimees
19.10.2016 Disappointed top industrialist packs his bags: „I emigrate“, Eesti Ekspress
13.10.2016 Ugly conflict in muster company of Viljandi, Äripäev
04.08.2016 Police and Border Guard Board lost the 40 million eur ID-card procurement dispute, Pealinn
30.05.2016 Baltcap aquired 72 % of medical center Qvalitas, Postimees
12.05.2016 Windoor continues the disputes in court: KredEx let us down, Äripäev
05.05.2016 Well-known fitness club has good news to the residents of Pirita and Viimsi, Delfi
04.05.2016 The court announced the bankruptcy of the owner company of a popular spa, Postimees
29.03.2016 Estonian union has ship seized by court for unpaid wages, The Baltic Course
11.02.2016 Copterline bankrupted again , Postimees
01.02.2016 GSK has concluded agreements with two specialist agencies for supporting the trainings, Meditsiiniuudised (Medical News)

2015

18.12.2015 Representative of Estonian Air: We do pressurize we are thoroughly informing the employees, Päevaleht
04.12.2015 GSK and Novartis complete deals to reshape both drugmakers, Reuters
02.12.2015 Asko Pohla about the possible bankruptcy of Estonian Air in the radio show, ERR
01.12.2015 Representative of Estonian Air: There has been no operation transfer to NAG, Postimees
13.11.2015 Pohla & Hallmägi consulted the third and eleventh biggest deal in the medicine area in the world of 2014, Delfi
12.11.2015 Estonian Air started the consultations for lay off, Postimees
29.10.2015 Pirita local government moved to a restaurant
26.09.2015 EVR Cargo had a set back from Russia, Äripäev
18.09.2015 The opposition of Jüri Ploom, Sirp
17.09.2015 Krediidipank won its major shareholder in the court, Postimees
15.06.2015 Kluge won the Bank of Moscow in the court, Äripäev
02.03.2015 GSK and Novartis complete deals to reshape both drugmakers, Reuters
25.02.2015 GSK set to complete $20 billion Novartis asset swap next week, Reuters
22.01.2015 Martin Männik: The Financial Supervision Authority may soon get too big power, Eesti Päevaleht

2017

6-8.07.2017 Partners Asko Pohla and Martin Männik attended 14th Shiparrested.com Annual Conference in St Petersburg, Russia and lectured on topic „Latest developments in ship arrest practice in Estonia“
07.06.2017 European Commission approved an exemption to Estonia relating provision of certain groundhandling services in Tallinn Airport, http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ET/TXT/?qid=1497010576466&uri=CELEX%3A32017D0976
25-26.5.2017 Partner Jüri Ploom attended Baltic Real Estate Investment Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania
19.05.2017 Managing partner Asko Pohla held a speech at III International Arbitration Conference on topic „25 Years of Court of Arbitration in Estonia – Court of Arbitration of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the first permanent arbitration court in Estonia, https://www.koda.ee/et/sundmused/rahvusvaheline-vahekohtu-konverents2017
28.04.2017 Oberthur, France, client of Pohla & Hallmägi signed the contract with the Police and Border Guard Board on producing the ID cards for Estonia since 2019
30.03.2017 AGM of Norwegian Estonian Chamber of Commerce decided to prolong the board membership of Jüri Ploom for one more year
23.01.2017 A court ruling was enforced to approve the compromise proposal in the bankrupcty procedure of AS Avies and the bankruptcy proceeding was finished, partner Jüri Ploom is acting as a member of the bankruptcy committee

2016

19.12.2016 Asko Pohla participated on the official christening ceremony of the ferry Leiger
28.10.2016 Partner Asko Pohla participated in the Arbitration Court Committee meeting as the member of the court in Paris and performed at the plenary session with the presentation about the approval of one court decision
23.09.2016 Partner Asko Pohla attended the XII International Maritime Conference "MAJAKAD UDUS" (Beacons in the fog)
2-3.06.2016 Partner Asko Pohla participated in the 5th DIS Baltic 2016 Arbitration Days Czeck (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration, Volume 6, 2016 published an article by partner Asko Pohla Validity of Arbitration Agreements in Estonian law, Lexlata
5-6.05.2016 Partner Jüri Ploom participated in the conference Baltic Real Estate Investment Forum 2016 in Vilnius
17.03.2016 Partner Jüri Ploom participated in the Annual Meeting of Estonian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm
16.03.2016 The Presidium of International Court of Arbitration residing at Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry appointed Asko Pohla as an arbiter since 1.3.2016.
10.03.2016 The members of Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce decided to elect Jüri Ploom to the Management Board for next 2 years
3-5.03.2016 Partner Martin Männik participated in the 13th of Shiparrested Conference in Singapore
13.01.2016 Partner Asko Pohla was recognized as the world leading practitioner in arbitration procedure by WHO´SWHOLEGAL

2015

24.11.2015 Partner Asko Pohla performed with the presentation „Principles and development of an arbitration in Estonia“ at the seminar arranged by the Arbitration Court of Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bucharest
23.11.2015 Partner Asko Pohla as the Chairman of the Arbitration Council of ECCI participated in the Annual Meeting of European Arbitration Group of ICC in Bucharest with presentation about the development of Estonian Arbitration Court during the previous year
4-9.10.2015 partner Jüri Ploom participated at the Annual Conference of IBA in Vienna, Austria Partner Asko Pohla was elected as the member of editorial board of the Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration
25.09.2015 Partner Asko Pohla was a speaker at Vilnius Arbitration Day 2015, the event was dedicated to 25 YEARS OF ARBITRATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
01.09.2015 Karl Hõbemägi was employed as a lawyer
12.06.2015 the 2015 team of Tartu University of the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot issued a Letter Of Appreciation to partner Asko Pohla for his support
04-05.06.2015 Partner Asko Pohla participated on the 4th DIS Baltic Arbitration days 2015 as a speaker in the panel “Length of Arbitration and Fast Track Procedures II”
28.05.2015 Partner Asko Pohla, Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, participated on plenary session in Paris
27.05.2015 Jüri Ploom, Supervisory Board member of Aitan Lapsi Foundation introduced the foundation on the charitable art auction organized by Art Museum of Estonia and Aitan Lapsi Foundation
14.05.2015 Foreign Investors´ Council in Estonia issued a Letter of Appreciation to partner Jüri Ploom for valuable contribution to the work of FICE Tax and Legal Working Group is 2014
03-06.05.2015 Partners Asko Pohla and Martin Männik participated on the 12th Shiparrested Conference in Dubai
24.03.2015 Partner Martin Männik was named by the board of Estonian Bar Association as a member of the competition law commission.
12.03.2015 Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce members decided to extend the powers of the Management Board member Jüri Ploom
26-27.02.2015 Partner Martin Männik attended the Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector in Brussels
10.02.2015 Risto Sidok became the member of Estonian Bar Association

2016

Legal 500

Dispute resolution
Pohla & Hallmägi’s key individuals are name partner Asko Pohla and Toivo Viilup. The practice includes arbitration, procurement disputes and maritime litigation.

Real estate and construction
Pohla & Hallmägi’s Jüri Ploom and senior counsel Teele Viilup have strength in real estate transactions, with Ploom also recommended for contentious and non-contentious construction work.

Shipping and transport
Pohla & Hallmägi’s Asko Pohla has expertise in arbitration and vessel arrests. Toivo Viilup’s practice includes debt recovery and public procurement proceedings.

2015

Legal 500

Corporate and M&A
Pohla & Hallmägi has a strong record in life sciences, having assisted NovoNordisk and GlaxoSmithKline with both contentious and non-contentious corporate matters. Jüri Ploom is a key contact.

Dispute resolution
The well-regarded team at Pohla & Hallmägi acted for Baltic Workboats in public procurement disputes with BLRT Group. Toivo Viilup and Asko Pohla lead the team.

EU and competition
Pohla & Hallmägi’s Martin Männik and name partner Asko Pohla are representing Tallinn International Airport in state aid proceedings.

Real estate and construction
Teele Viilup and Jüri Ploom are the key contacts at Pohla & Hallmägi, which has a particularly strong construction client roster and notable disputes expertise in that.

Shipping and transport
Pohla & Hallmägi’s Asko Pohla is well regarded for his maritime expertise, with a particularly strong reputation for assisting clients with vessels arrested in Estonian waters. Recent instructions include advising Swedbank and Danske Bank on various matters related to shipping company insolvencies.

Pohla & Hallmägi is interested in recruiting young talented lawyers.

We have decided to recruit young graduates from Tartu University or foreign univesities. However, we do not exclude hiring lawyers with practical experience. The firm is seeking candidates with a solid academic background and capable of further development. The candidates are expected to be interested in joining the Estonian Bar Association and after some years of practice to obtain LLM degree at a foreign university.

We have constantly had trainees in the firm for the period of a couple of months maximum. Some of the trainees have later joined the firm. We have had trainees from foreign universities as well.

If you are interested to work or undergo training in our firm please contact us at jurist@phlaw.ee and send your application and C.V. Should there be no response within a couple of weeks, it would indicate that we have not been able to hire you or have you as a trainee.

An additional condition for a candidate or a future trainee is proficiency in at least two foreign languages (preferably Russian and English). References will be appreciated.