Veiko Vaske

Veiko Vaske

Senior Associate

Ph:

+372 6 400 924

Mob: +372 5 225 933
Fax: +372 6 400 901
E-mail: veiko.vaske@sorainen.com
Office: Estonia

Practice areas:

Public Procurement, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Government Relations & Administrative Law

Sector Groups:

Real Estate & Construction

Languages: Estonian, English, German, Russian, French
Experience

Veiko Vaske, a senior associate, has been practicing law since 2002. Having worked in the field of public procurement since 2003, he is considered one of the leading experts on public procurement law in Estonia.

From 2003 to 2007, Veiko worked at the Ministry of Finance where he mainly concentrated on matters of Estonian public procurement legislation and relevant policy making. He is the principal author of draft legislation for the Public Procurement Act which entered into force in 2007. Additionally he has participated in drafting and processing legislative acts in the field of economic law. As a representative of Estonia, Veiko has participated in the decision making process and drafting of European Union public procurement directives and remedies directives. Later he was a member of an expert committee established to amend the Estonian Public Procurement Act. In the capacity of supervisory board and audit committee member, he has participated in the management and privatisation of state-owned companies as well as in the work of the Estonian Market Supervision Council as a representative of the Ministry of Finance.

Prior to joining Sorainen, Veiko worked for five years as an appointed member of the first composition of the Public Procurement Appeals Committee. Over five years he solved more than 200 public procurement appeals and requests for compensation. He repeatedly and successfully represented the state in administrative proceedings in appeals against decisions of the Public Procurement Appeals Committee.

Veiko is an experienced lawyer, representing clients mainly in administrative and civil proceedings, especially in public procurement, planning and construction disputes. He advises clients on procurement procedures, drafting and signing real estate and construction contracts, including construction contracts based on FIDIC standard terms, environmental requirements and in matters related to violation of basic rights and competence of public authorities.

Veiko is a recognised seminar and training speaker. He has lectured on training courses for judges and attorneys and has taught courses for many government agencies as well as entrepreneurs. He has been a procurement law lecturer at Tallinn School of Economics and since 2014 teaches construction and planning law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu. Veiko has published articles on public procurement and is a co-author of the International Handbook of Public Procurement by a publishing house belonging to the well-known Taylor & Francis Group, and of Guidelines on Public Procurement issued by the Estonian Ministry of Finance.

Education

University of Tartu, Estonia (BA in Law / officially equivalent to MA)
University of Tartu, Estonia (MA in public administration, unfinished degree)
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia (Macroeconomics course)

Membership

Estonian Bar Association

Publications

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