Fields of practice

Taivo specialises in Public Procurement, Real Estate & Construction and Dispute Resolution and has expert knowledge in administrative law and state aid issues

Professional experience

2010 – Partner at TRINITI in Tallinn, Estonia
2002-2010 Founder and managing partner of Ruus & Vabamets
1999-2002 Attorney and senior associate at law firm Markus, Meidra, Missik
2004-2005 Lawyer for the Tallinn city government

During his more than 15 years in law practise Taivo has advised on most of the notable public procurements in the field of road construction and IT

Altogether Taivo has advised on more than 100 public procurements with a value of over 50 MEUR. Taivo has been ranked as a leading and recommended professional by Chambers Global and Legal500 in the fields of Public Procurement, Construction and Administrative law

Professional Membership

Member of the Estonian Bar Association since 1999

Contribution to Law making

Member of the workgroup at the Estonian IT Association to draft the Public Procurement Law


Taivo graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, Estonia in 1999


Taivo is fluent in Estonian and English. He also speaks Russian, Finnish and German

Extra curricular

In his free time Taivo enjoys karate, running and playing folk music with bass, violin or hand harmonica