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Aare Tark

Tark, Aare

Aare Tark works in dispute resolution/arbitration, mediation and ADR, infrastructure and PPP, corporate law, energy, commercial law, and environment. Tark has represented the Government of the Republic of Estonia in several civil disputes both as a representative and as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings, and has participated in ICSID arbitration (International Centre for Settlement of […]


US firms’ UK hourly rates outstrip the magic circle for the first time

US firms have matched and exceeded the rates charged by their magic circle counterparts for the first time in 2015, with work-hungry partners charging up to £900 per hour and newly qualified lawyers up to £400. Partners in top US firms are charging between £700 and £900 an hour, with the rates at the top […]

Mergers and acquisitions

M&A has historically been a cornerstone of our practice. Our M&A team has worked on nearly all major deals in the Baltic region and abroad. We will assist you in all aspects of the transaction, be it preparation for the sale of business, due diligence review, transaction structuring, privatisations, joint ventures or other aspect of […]

Mark Shepherd from Paul Hastings

Moves: 30 March 2015

Move of the week Paul Hastings has added real estate partner Mark Shepherd to its London office as a partner. Shepherd joins from DLA Piper , where he was a legal director for nine months. Prior to that, he was at legacy SJ Berwin for 11 years, where his last role was as senior associate. […]

High Court

Eder J’s early retirement highlights a judiciary plagued by low morale

Following the news that Mr Justice Eder is retiring early from the bench, The Lawyer asks whether low pay and low morale in the judiciary could result in others following suit. Mr Justice Eder stepped down from the bench on Wednesday with little fanfare. After just four years as a judge at the Commercial Court, […]

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