For the first time in history, Estonian companies and organisations – 50 in total – have received recognition for their contribution to the security of our country, granted by the Estonian Ministry of Defence. We were among the companies to accept the award at the Estonian War Museum, and were represented by Aku Sorainen. The purpose of the award is to highlight the employers that not only support our national security by exempting reserve soldiers from their work duties but also consciously support them.
Notably, of our 120 employees, approximately 30 are reservists, members of the Estonian Defence League and the Women’s Voluntary Defence Organization. While these national defenders are participating in reservist training exercises, we continue to pay their salary and provide additional leave for two weeks per year. We also provide additional days off for participants in the Defence League’s basic training, and to anyone who has newly joined an organisation dedicated to national defence.
- This year, Our Managing Partner, Kaupo Lepasepp, was ranked lieutenant and received a tribute for outstanding contribution to the Kevadtorm 2023 training exercise.
- Our partner Karin Madisson is leading an initiative titled Women for the Defence Forces to ensure that crisis and defence training is also available for women.
- Russia’s war in Ukraine has affected many companies in the Baltics and beyond and has raised a number of complex issues. As a response, in 2022 we founded the Defence Sector Group. To satisfy the demand of the growing market, we provide legal and tax advice to defence sector companies and state agencies.