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Country: Estonia

Short description

Toomas Taube specialises in issues related to corporate, commercial, and labor law. Toomas is also actively engaged in matters of intellectual property. 20 years of experience has given him widespread knowledge and experience in the field of corporate law and labor law as well as made him one of the most acknowledged specialists in the areas in Estonia. Toomas represents a range of clients, including international corporations, different sized Estonian entities, and private individuals. A considerable number of those clients have trusted their issues and disputes in the hands of Toomas for more than a decade. Amongst many others his clients include: Skype, Hewlett Packard, Michelin, Avon, DSV and Liviko. Toomas has advised and represented them all in different matters related to corporate law, commercial law, labor law, and intellectual property. Toomas is also recognized as a valuable lecturer and educator.

  • Since 2016 Partner, law firm DERLING PRIMUS (previous firm name till September 2018 – DERLING)
  • 1996 - 2016 Partner, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
  • 1996 Intern, law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur (Washington, D.C., USA)
  • 1994 - 1995 Lawyer, City Council of Tartu, Legal Department
  • 1994 Intern, law firm Tisell & Co (Sweden)
  • 1993 - 1994 Member of work group for developing a new Civil Code Act, The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Estonia
  • College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, USA), Master of Laws (1996)
  • University of Tartu, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), officially equivalent to MA (1995)
  • Uppsala University, Stockholm University, University of Oslo, summer courses (1993 - 1994)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 1996)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Europe 2017
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers 2017 - 2018
  • Hall of fame, The Legal 500
Languages: Estonian, English
Press & Publications
  • Co-author of the book “Tööõigus. Näidised ja kommentaarid” (Labor Law. Samples and Commentaries), Äripäev Publishers, 2009-present
  • Author of the article “Piirame pensioni kogumist” (Let’s Limit the Accumulation of Pensions), Äripäev journal 18.07.2016
  • Author of the article “Kuidas käituda, kui töösuhe ületab piire?” (How to Act when an Employment Relationship Crosses Boundaries?), Äripäev journal 17.06.2016
  • Co-author of the article “Kuidas kaitsta autoriõigusi töösuhtes?” (How to Protect Copyright in an Employment Relationship?), Äripäev journal 04.12.2015
  • Other articles related to matters of corporate law and labor law



Liivalaia 45, 10145 Tallinn
Kaluri 2, 51004 Tartu


Sporta str. 11, LV-1013, Riga


Konstitucijos av. 7,
LT-09308, Vilnius

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