Ellex Raidla represented Government of the Republic of Estonia in administrative reform dispute
At the public hearing of the Constitutional Review Chamber of the Supreme Court on 4 September 2016, Ellex Raidla senior associates Jüri Raidla and Arne Ots outlined important arguments according to which the administrative reform is in compliance with the Constitution.
Pursuant to the administrative reform adopted by the parliament, local governments had to initiate merger negotiations by 1 October. 26 local governments requested the Supreme Court to repeal the provisions of the Administrative Reform Act.
The Constitutional Review Chamber of the Supreme Court found that of the provisions disputed by the 26 local governments only subsection 24 (1), which set the limit of covering the costs of the merger initiated by the government at 100,000 euros, is in conflict with the Constitution. The Chamber repealed the said provision.
The Ellex Raidla team that advised the dispute of the constitutional review of the administrative reform included partners Jüri Raidla, Arne Ots and senior associate Martin-Johannes Raude.
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