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Toomas Pikamäe, Partner

Toomas Pikamäe

Partner

Languages

Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish and French

Practice areas

  • Environment
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Public law
  • Tax planning and consultancy

Practice notes

Partner Toomas Pikamäe manages the Law Office's team specialising in public law, environmental law, and penal law. 

Toomas has conducted tens of legal analyses since 1996, more than ten of which in the fields of public and administrative law. He has represented both public and private sector clients in administrative court.

Toomas advises clients in many issues concerning environmental law: from compliance issues up to environmental management systems and has particular experience in waste handling issues.

Moreover, Toomas has accumulated extensive experience in the field of economic offences, e.g. offences concerning taxation matters, competition and other business-related offences, and provides clients advice with a view to preventing such offences, as well as in proceedings connected with the same.

Toomas has extensive knowledge in the Estonian tax law, and he advises clients in a wide range of tax related issues, i.a. double taxation, corporate income tax, VAT, tax planning, transfer pricing, taxation of permanent establishments, and taxation of individuals. Toomas’s competence has been noted in the international taxation handbook Tax Directors Handbook.

Toomas has successfully represented clients in several cases, which have been ultimately referred to the Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in multiple European Court of Justice cases.  

Furthermore, he is a well appreciated lecturer at seminars dealing with administrative law

Recognitions

Toomas’s competence has been recognised by independent international publications:

  •     Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2020 (Band 4 in dispute resolution)
  •     Legal 500 (Dispute resolution, real estate and construction, shipping and transport, tax)

Client feedback

Chambers 2020: Toomas Pikamäe covers environmental claims, financial disputes and matters pertaining to white-collar crime. "He is very reliable," a client says, adding: "He is precise and goes strictly to the point. There are no unnecessary or long meetings or phone communications."

Career

2002-… Law Office Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co   

2000-2002  AS PricewaterhouseCoopers

1998-2000  Law Office Mägi & Partners   

1995-1998  Ministry of Justice

Education

1998 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law / Officially equated to Master’s degree

Membership

Estonian Bar Association

 

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