Marcus Niin

Associate

Language

Estonian, English, German

Services

Country

Estonia

About me

As a member of our Dispute Resolution and Risk Management team, I support colleagues in resolving various civil disputes and arbitration proceedings.

According to Art. 40 (3) of the Bar Association Act, lawyers do not provide legal services. Lawyers are assisting the attorneys.

Professional highlights

A detailed understanding of the judicial system. Before joining Sorainen, I worked at the Supreme Court of Estonia and the civil collegium of Tallinn Circuit Court. As a result, I have engaged in resolving numerous civil rights disputes and successfully supported their resolution. I have had the opportunity to work closely with judges and jurists, whose opinions and standpoints are influential on the Estonian legal scene.

Comprehensive knowledge in civil rights matters. I have notable experience with civil proceedings and resolving different civil disputes (e.g. contract and obligation law; bankruptcy; family and inheritance matters). In the Supreme Court, part of my job also involved evaluating and analysing challenges that Estonian civil judges and the judicial system face, and finding suitable solutions.

Supporting future lawyers. I believe that learning is a life-long process, which is why I continue increasing my knowledge by taking part in international courses and trainings. A lot of the things I know I have learned through teaching others. In 2017, I began teaching private international law at the University of Tartu and I have been teaching ever since. These days, I mainly teach contract and obligation law but I have also given seminars on legal analysis and argumentation, and supervised students participating in the prestigious the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Strong arguments. Prior to my career in resolving legal disputes, I was an active debater and successfully participated in tournaments. I ended my career in debating by taking part in The European Universities Debating Championships. At university, my interest in debating developed into an interest in resolving legal disputes – that is why I decided to pursue a career in litigation. During my university years, I participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Since graduating, I have been implementing my skills of argumentation in my professional environment.

Academic background

  • University of Tartu, Estonia (MA in Law, cum laude)
  • University of Tartu, Estonia (BA in Law)

I am a member of

  • Estonian Academic Association of Legal Scientists
  • European Law Students’ Association