Ellex Raidla is representing the Government of the Republic of Estonia in disputes concerning forced mergers of local governments

Ellex Raidla represents the Government of the Republic of Estonia at the Supreme Court in the 11 constitutional review proceedings concerning applications of local councils to declare unconstitutional forced mergers regulations adopted by the Government of the Republic of Estonia.
 
According to the Territory of Estonia Administrative Division Act, the Government of the Republic of Estonia was obliged to initiate an amendment of the administrative-territorial organisation to all local governments whose population is less than 5,000 residents as at 1 January of the current year and who did not meet any of the conditions for the application of the derogation, as provided in the Territory of Estonia Administrative Division Act.
 
The Constitutional Review Chamber of the Supreme Court discussed the applications submitted by written procedure on 5 and 12 September. The Supreme Court has 4 months to make a decision upon receipt of a valid application.
Ellex Raidla team involved Senior Partner Jüri Raidla, Partner Arne Ots, Senior Associate Martin-Johannes Raude and Associate Kristel Urke.