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Managing Partner (for Estonia)

Country: Estonia

Short description

Piret Blankin has been engaged in legal counseling since 1998. Besides specialising in litigation, she is also experienced in issues relating to real estate and infrastructure. Piret advises clients in questions concerning real estate development, construction and planning, environmental impact assessment, and renewables. Piret also has unique experience in advising clients in all questions relating to education – from funding of educational institutions to recovery of losses in case of school violence.

  • Advising and representing AS Kunda Nordic Tsement in different disputes and regarding various projects, including development of the Port of Kunda, commencing waste usage, environmental charges, and association contracts. AS Kunda Nordic Tsement is a production company with 145 years of history and is currently part of the international HeidelbergCement Group.
  • Advising and representing AS Jungent Group in different disputes and transactions, including real estate transactions and restructuring of business. Jungent Group is a leading distributor of brand products in the Baltics and comprises of a number of different enterprises dealing with logistics and wholesale in all of the Baltic states.
  • Advising and representing Wiru Vili commercial association in various disputes and projects, including corporative consultation, insurance disputes, and association contracts. Wiru Vili commercial association is an organic crop cooperative that is the main purchaser of organic crop in Estonia and largest local reseller to different states around the world.
  • Advising and representing various government authorities and public departments of the Republic of Estonia in various disputes and in different legal issues, including acquisition of agricultural immovable and consolidated assets, renting and leasing real estate, administrative disputes related to keeping land in state’s ownership, public procurement and open application procedure, contracts, and issues concerning the education system.
  • Successfully representing Swedbank Liising AS in different disputes at the Supreme Court.
  • Representing private clients in various projects in the infrastructure field (ports, mining, wind parks, etc).
  • Since 2016 Partner, law firm DERLING PRIMUS (previous firm name till September 2018 – DERLING)
  • 2008 - 2016 Partner, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
  • 1999 - 2008 Partner, law firm Aivar Pilv
  • 1996 - 1999 Lawyer, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Estonia, Department of Higher Education and Research
  • Estonian Business School, Master of Business Administration (MBA) (2017)
  • University of Tartu, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B., magna cum laude), officially equivalent to MA (1998)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 2000)
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Languages: Estonian, English
Press & Publications
  • Co-author of the book “AVERUS: avaliku ja erasektori koostöö” (PPP: Public-Private Partnerships), Äripäev Publishers, 2011
  • Co-author of the book “Vaidluste lahendamine” (Dispute Resolution), Äripäev Publishers, 2009
  • Co-author of the book “Avaliku ja erasektori partnerlus” (Public-Private Partnerships), Äripäeva Publishers, 2007
  • Co-author of the book “Lepingute käsiraamat” (Handbook of Contracts), Äripäev Publishers, 2006