Piibe Lehtsaar

Senior Associate

Language

Estonian, English

Services

Sectors

Country

Estonia

About me

A specialist in EU and Estonian competition law, I am passionate about keeping clients out of harm’s way and stand by the words of Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. If you are looking for a lawyer who talks people to death, we might not be the best match.

Professional highlights

Expert on dawn raids. Several companies that were dawn-raided by the European Commission in Estonia have received on-site legal support from me, followed by off-site legal advice in proceedings conducted by the European Commission.

Tariff regulation. With experience that includes litigation against the Estonian Competition Authority and the Estonian state ‒ both in the Estonian courts as well as in international arbitration ‒ I have advised clients on a wide range of tariff regulation issues.

Merger control. In addition to filing numerous merger notifications with the Estonian Competition Authority, I have ‒ uniquely among Estonian lawyers ‒ also filed a merger notification with the European Commission.

Dominance issues. As well as helping dominant companies in multiple business sectors to ensure or achieve compliance with competition law requirements, I have also helped business partners and competitors of dominant companies to successfully challenge abusive practices.

Academic background

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

I am a member of

  • Estonian Bar Association
  • Member of the Competition Law Committee at the Estonian Bar Association (since January 2016)