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Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution is one of the main areas of Sirel & Partners Law Firm. We represent clients in civil, administrative, criminal and misdemeanour proceedings, as well as in arbitration.

Regardless of whether or not you have to go to court yourself, you have been sued, or are otherwise involved in legal proceedings, our lawyers will work to ensure that you can concentrate on your main business and entrust the court proceedings to a lawyer. Our specialised litigation team will develop the necessary strategy to effectively protect the interests of our clients. We care about our clients; therefore, we always provide an honest opinion of the prospects of a dispute so that the client can make an informed decision. Our team has successfully represented clients in large and complicated as well as in simpler disputes. Clients trust our lawyers.

However, litigation may not always be the best way to protect the client’s rights. In this case, we provide recommendations on how to resolve disagreements in the most reasonable manner. If necessary, we negotiate with the counterparty and/or their representatives on behalf of our client.

We represent clients in all national courts and court instances, as well as in the court of arbitration. Our lawyers have represented clients also in the courts in Finland. In addition, the firm has a very efficient cooperation network with law firms in different countries, which makes it possible to quickly find a lawyer in the required country with whom to work.

Contact persons

Jüri Sirel

Sworn Attorney / Managing Partner

Sworn attorney Jüri Sirel advises clients primarily in matters of financial, commercial and bankruptcy law, the law of obligations and administrative law. Jüri possesses extensive experience representing clients on all levels of the judicial system in civil and administrative disputes, arbitral disputes and precontractual and extra-judicial negotiations.

In addition, Jüri also handles legal consultation of companies in hedging various financial risks, establishing and restructuring companies, competition law, real estate transactions, contractual disputes, and preparing notices of appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Jüri has played a role in the work of bankruptcy committees in a number of major bankruptcy cases and has represented creditors and debtors in protection of their interests in all stages of bankruptcy proceedings.

Jüri is a managing partner at Sirel & Partners. He is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Concordia International University’s school of law in the field of international, European Union and comparative law. He has obtained further experience as a lecturer on legal topics and taking part in various in-service training and legal work groups.

Jüri has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2002 and a sworn attorney since 2004. Before the founding of Sirel & Partners, he was employed as a lawyer and an attorney at Law Office Leppik & Partners.

Jüri is the Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association Insolvency Law Committee.

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

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.

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