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Fields of practice
Villu specialises in Dispute Resolution, focusing on cases with precedent importance in matters of Competition Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, and Tax Law. He also has a special interest in human rights and constitutional cases with societal relevance

Professional experience
2011 – Managing partner of TRINITI Estonia in Tallinn
2004-2010 Founder and partner of Tamme & Otsmann
1999-2004 Attorney and senior associate at Teder & Rask law firm
1997-1999 Head legal counsel of NG Investeeringud Ltd, a leading Estonian investment group
1995-1997 In-house counsel of the Central Association of Estonian Consumer Associations
1993-1997 Legal expert for the Department of Enterprises of the Tallinn City Government

His more than 20 years of commercial law practise include the following key assignments:

  • Representation of the leading listed Estonian media company Delfi, in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, in a dispute over liability of intermediaries on the Internet
  • Representation of NG Investeeringud, one of the leading investment companies in Estonia, in a VAT deduction case where the Supreme Court revised its present practise
  • Advising the Port of Tallinn, one of the largest commercial ports in the Baltics, at the Estonian Competition Board, in a dispute over dominant position and port fees
  • Advising on the privatization and the later sale-back of Estonian Railways Ltd (2000-2007), the most complex public infrastructure investments in Estonia so far

Successful representation of a minority shareholder in a precedent case of liquidated damages claim for illegal dilution of the shareholding

Professional Membership
Member of the Estonian Bar Association since 1999

Education
Villu graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, Estonia in 1996

Languages
Estonian (native language), English, Russian and Finnish

Extra-curricular
In his free time Villu enjoys fishing at sea near his country home and camping with his family. Villu often participates in public debate on issues like school reform, right to education, medical care, and freedom of speech and internet. He has publicly spoken on these matters on several occasions and published articles in the Estonian press