Arne Ots


Head of Disputes


+372 522 5283

Arne Ots is a partner and one of the most widely recognised litigation and public procurement specialists in Estonia. Over the years, he has advised both procurement vendors and bidders in procurement processes and related disputes. He has also organised a large number of seminars and trainings in the field for various companies in the energy, IT, construction and health care sectors. In addition to his profound experience in the procurement area, Arne has years of experience in advising clients in litigation in Estonian courts, bankruptcy proceedings, international arbitration cases in Estonia and abroad, in labor law matters as well as in white-collar crime cases.

He has spoken at a number of local and international conferences, forums and seminars on issues related to the above-mentioned fields.

Distinguished practitioner Arne Ots maintains a reputation as a lawyer of the highest calibre in the dispute resolution field. He is best recognised for his skill in public procurement and civil disputes. “He provided clear advice as to how this would play out which was correct. He was very efficient, no chit-chat. I always felt that they were not using more time than necessary, ” a client reports. Another client adds: “He quickly provides solutions.”

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University of Tartu, Estonia

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), officially equivalent to MA


Estonian Bar Association


CCBE Estonian Committee


Estonia: International Arbitration 2020

Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration 2020 (Estonia chapter)
Ots, Arne; Teder, Maria; Kreevald, Karl


Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018 report
Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018 report is now finalized and available online HERE. You can use the following hyperlinks to directly download the PIP3 2018 Executive Summary and PIP3 2018 Full Report. You can also read the highlights of the report in the following blog:


Ellex Raidla participated in compilation of the third Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017 report

Our partners Raino Paron, Arne Ots and senior associate Rauno Klemm participated in the third Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017 that is realised by the World Bank Group.


Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises

Doing Business 2013 2012


Getting Credit. Legal Rights, Estonian Chapter, since 2011

Doing Business. The World Bank Group 2011 to date


Corporate Insolvency Proceedings Estonian Chapter, since 2008

European Cross Border Insolvency Publication, UK: Sweet & Maxwell 2008 to date


Enforcing Contracts Survey, Estonian Chapter, since 2008

Doing Business. The World Bank Group 2008 to date