Planning and Building Law

Our team has long-standing experience in advising on various building and planning law related issues. Our lawyers have advised developers, construction companies, and other businesses on planning procedures and applying for building permits. We have also drawn up project management, design, construction, subcontracting, and lease contracts. Our experience covers the application of Estonian and international standards and model documents (incl. ETÜ, FIDIC, etc). Our successful negotiation and litigation team is also there to resolve any issues arising in administrative proceedings or contract performance.

Examples

  • Assisting companies in resolving many construction disputes, such as related to the construction of Viru Prison, Jõhvi Police House, Ülemiste Hotel, and a number of schools.
  • Advising the international logistics company Katoen Natie on the acquisition of land for building a logistics centre in the Port of Muuga and on the conclusion of the construction contract. Total investment amounted to 40 MEUR.
  • Advising AS Norma on arranging for the construction of production facilities.
  • Advising Trelleborg Moulded OÜ on arranging for the construction of production facilities.
  • Advising the logistics company AS VIA 3L and an electronics industry business on arranging for the construction and subsequent leasing of production facilities.
  • Advising on the development of several major real estate projects including construction issues, such as Radisson SAS, Viru Centre, Tivoli residential area development project next to Tallinna Linnahall, Rakvere Põhjakeskus, etc.
  • Advising clients on planning a number of specific development projects, such as the Ports of Kunda, Muuga, and Saaremaa and the wind farms of Purtse, Varja, and Päite-Vaivina.

Services

  • Advice on and representation in planning procedures.
  • Advice on applying for and challenging building and other permits and approvals.
  • Advice on applying for and challenging environmental permits and environmental impact assessments.
  • Drafting of various contracts and other documents.
  • Issuing legal analyses, including second opinions and opinions on prospects.
  • Representing in negotiations, conclusion of transactions and in court.