Legal assistance offered by Laus & Partners law office is based on the expert knowledge, the highest standards of professional ethics and coordinated teamwork of our attorneys. We offer our clients a comprehensive legal approach in order to find optimal solutions for the most difficult problems.
Providing legal advice in the field of law of obligations and in particular of contract law is an important part of our business. We prepare various contracts that operate within local and international law environments; we represent clients in negotiation and execution of contracts, as well as in the settlement of contractual disputes.
We have long-term experience in advising clients in real estate transactions. We provide legal assistance on all matters arising in connection with acquisition and execution of lease of land and buildings located on it, mortgages, development rights and easements with regard to real estate, as well as in connection with construction process. We advise clients in real estate transactions, in communication with notaries, the property register and local governments, as well as in dealing with any pretrial and courtroom issues arising during the proceedings.
We advise clients on establishment, division, merger and liquidation of businesses, on buying and selling shares and stock. We also prepare necessary contracts and other documents. We will recommend the best structure for running a particular business; offer an advice on preparation of business plans as well as finding necessary funding opportunities and investors. We offer advice on increase and decrease of the share capital, repurchase of shares, payment of dividends, as well as on the contractual relationship between the shareholders.
Our attorneys possess extensive experience of advising in connection with investment in foreign countries (including preparation of contracts aimed to protect investments in a particular country), with regard to guarantees in case of termination of the investment and establishment of stable relationship between the shareholders.
We participated in preparation and execution of an IPO (initial public offering), which resulted in the company shares being traded on the London and New York exchanges.
Our law office regularly provides legal assistance on questions of bankruptcy and reorganization - both for debtors and creditors. We participate in preparation and execution of bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings and we represent our clients in court and extrajudicial proceedings.
We advise individuals and businesses on implementation of construction planning, as well as on with regard to applying for building and use permits, including advice on challenging the already issued decisions and advice on court proceedings. We possess long-term experience in advising local governments on the issues arising at various stages of planning procedure.
For many years our law office successfully represents clients in tax disputes. We advise clients on state and local taxes, as well as on the matters of international taxation. We perform analysis of decisions and administrative acts of tax authorities, and represent clients in administrative court proceedings.
We prepare contracts in connection with intellectual property, including licensing and software development agreements. We protect rights of our clients in court proceedings related to copyrights, trademarks, patents, utility models and other intellectual property issues.
All attorneys of our law office represent clients in court, arbitration and enforcement proceedings. In additional they are listed in the directory of conciliators of the Estonian Bar Association.
Our attorneys have repeatedly acted as judges of the Court of Arbitration of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
We advise employers and employees, and represent them in courts and in labor dispute commissions.
Attorney at law Madis Kiisa was elected a member of the labor dispute commission as a representative of employers.
Our attorneys provide legal assistance in proceedings on misdemeanors of economic nature (including proceedings on tax matters and bankruptcy, as well as misdemeanors in the field of competition). We also advise and represent clients in administrative and criminal proceedings in connection with suspected money laundering (in the Financial Intelligence Unit and in courts of law).
Our attorneys have a long-term experience in the field of environmental law. Specializing in the waste management, we have prepared sample document packages on waste disposal for local government, have advised local governments and their unions on the issues of waste disposal, and have drafted numerous legislation amendment proposals and justifications in the field of waste management. We have extensive experience in counseling with regard to various “problem products” and packaging: we assisted in establishing of a manufacturer liability organization and provided advice to various organizations related to manufacturer liability and packaging.
Attorneys of our law office provide legal assistance in the field of competition law. We have advised and represented clients in the matters related to the analysis of the competitive environment, prohibited agreements, dominant market position and unfair competition.
We advise public procurement administrators of the questions related to public procurement notices and other documents. We assist suppliers in performing legal analysis of respective documents and preparation of claims. We represent our clients in the Public Procurement Dispute Commission and (where necessary) in subsequent administrative proceedings.
In the area of family law we specialize primarily in matters of division of joint property, establishment of parenthood and settlement of children-related disputes. We have extensive experience in resolving domestic and international disputes, including those related to child abduction situations.
We also advise our clients on the matters of inheritance, and in disputes arising with regard to the estate.
Attorney at law Ene Mõtte participates in a charity consultation project "Good Advice for Families with Children" running under the auspices of the Estonian Bar Association and the non-profit organization “The Union for Child Protection”. Within this project lawyers provide free advice on the matters of family law.