About me

As head of the firm’s Tax practice in Estonia, I work mostly with direct taxes. I advise clients on a variety of topics related to taxation, including taxes in M&A deals, designing employee incentive plans, tax structuring of investment funds, and cross-border employment taxes. Continuing academic work as a lecturer and researcher as well as co-operation with the leading players in the technology sector is an inherent part of my self-development.

Professional highlights

Keeping the Estonian tax system competitive. I have had the opportunity to contribute to the modernisation of taxation of participation options in Estonia together with the leading players in the technology sector. Frequent work with novel tax issues in the field of crypto and digital economics provides me with the opportunity to play a role in designing taxation law.

Integrating technology into taxation and tax advice. As a Fulbright scholarship holder at the University of San Diego, I have researched the logic of automisation and applications related to international tax treaties. My mission is to find technological solutions that could help to simplify the “user experience” of tax law and allow to integrate taxation with products and services.

Promoting R&D through taxation. My participation in a working group of scholars representing acknowledged European universities discussing the current status and further development of research and development (R&D) tax incentives led to a comprehensive report and a chapter in a book reaching global audiences.

Educating the new generation. Lecturing on tax and business law as well as procedural law at TalTech, the University of Tartu, the Estonian Business School and our own Sorainen Student Academy has improved my ability to put complex issues into simple terms.

Academic background

 

  • University of San Diego School of Law (The U.S. Law and Policy program, Fulbright Scholarship)
  • University of Tartu, Estonia (PhD in law)
  • University of Tartu, International Summer University (recent developments in EU law. Proceedings at the ECHR)
  • Academy of European Law (European Taxation Law)
  • University of Tartu, Estonia (MA in Law)
  • University of Tartu, Estonia (BA in Law)

I am a member of

  • Estonian Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association Estonian Branch, member of the board
  • Estonian Society of Academic Jurisprudence
  • Estonian Association of Young Lawyers