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Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public Procurements

We provide a wide range of legal services in the field of constitutional and administrative law.

On a daily basis, the firm’s lawyers advise various state agencies, local authorities and various bodies on drafting administrative acts, legislation and administrative procedures. The firm has a long-term experience of cooperation with various state agencies and local government authorities, for whom we have carried out a wide range of works in the context of the legal services provided, including drafting administrative acts, legislation, representation in court, in-depth analyses.

We also advise private sector clients in communication with state agencies and local government authorities. We negotiate on behalf of our clients, advise on applying for various permits, authorisations and consents, and in all other matters related to constitutional and administrative law.

The law firm’s lawyers advise clients among other things on:

  • advising the administrative authorities on drafting administrative acts and legislation
  • legality check of administrative acts
  • disputing administrative acts
  • constitutional analysis and representing clients’ interests in the related proceedings
  • advising on administrative proceedings, plans, management agreements, environmental law and many other areas
  • drafting appeals against administrative acts and practices
  • representing in extrajudicial administrative proceedings, challenge proceedings and administrative court proceedings before all courts or tribunals

In the field of public procurement, the lawyers of the Sirel & Partners Law Firm advise clients on participating in the procurement procedure as well as on planning the procurement, submitting tenders, conducting the procurement procedure, drafting the necessary administrative acts and representing clients in the dispute committee. We also represent clients in public procurement disputes in court. In the field of public procurement, we offer the strategic advisory service to help you increase your market share efficiently and at the lowest cost. We help the contracting authority to streamline or create procurement processes and procedures, and provide the most modern and clear procurement document forms corresponding to your specific needs. Our team includes a lawyer who is an expert in public procurement, one of the authors of the Public Procurement Act and a public trainer with over 15 years of experience. We are your strategic partner in developing and implementing the most promising litigation position, as well as in negotiations.

Contact persons

Kristel Viru

Sworn Attorney / Partner

Sworn attorney Kristel Viru specialises in a field of court procedure advising clients primarily in civil disputes.

Kristel has represented clients in very complex and large-scale disputes, she is committed, precise and aims to achieve a good result for the client. Kristel advises clients mainly in contract law, insolvency proceedings and construction law. Kristel also represents clients in administrative court and administrative proceedings and defends clients’ interests in proceedings related to economic crimes.

In her everyday activity, Kristel advises clients on their current business, debt and employment law matters. Kristel has also represented clients in various stages of bankruptcy proceedings. She has experience in resolving related disputes in the field of family law both in court proceedings and in extra-judicial disputes.

Kristel has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2014 and a sworn attorney since 2016. Before joining Law Firm Sirel & Partners Kristel worked as a lawyer in Tallinn City Council where her area of work was local taxes, various entrepreneurship supports and other current issues related to administrative law.

Kristel is proficient in Russian and English.

Janno Kuusk

Sworn Attorney / Partner

Sworn attorney Janno Kuusk’s area of expertise lies in the law of obligations, contract law, employment law, securities law, bankruptcy law and aviation law.

Janno prepares and analyzes various legal documents in these fields and represents clients in precontractual negotiations as well as in court.

In his everyday activity, Janno provides consultation to many of Estonia’s major industries and commercial companies on a running basis in issues of commercial law and the law of obligations, including one of Estonia’s largest retailers, Estonia’s largest distiller and one of Estonia’s largest beverage manufacturers and breweries. Janno also services many foreign clients, including one of the world’s largest insurance groups.

Janno is a 2004 graduate of the University of Tartu’s Institute of law and has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2005. Janno became sworn attorney in 2008. Before joining Sirel & Partners, he was employed at one of Estonia’s largest media companies and at Hansapank, specializing in securities.

Janno is proficient in both English and Finnish, and in spoken Russian language.

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