Priit Pruks

Lawyer

Estonia

+372 640 7170

Priit Pruks is a venture capital lawyer, assisting attorneys with issues concerning start-ups and investment funds. Recently, Priit made a significant contribution to the drafting of Startup Estonia’s set of core legal documents, and he is currently involved in a further effort to develop Estonia’s start-up ecosystem.

Before embarking on a career in law, Priit graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Chemistry. He was a drug development intern at Amgen in South San Francisco and a quantitative genetics intern at the Estonian Genome Center. He also worked as a scientific programmer on a novel synthetic biology project at the Institute of Technology in Tartu.

Priit enjoys working at the intersection of law, technology, and entertainment. During his brief stint as a screenwriter, he helped write Chasing Unicorns, Estonia’s first feature film about start-ups. In his spare time, Priit sits on the supervisory board of OÜ Juura, Estonia’s only publisher of high-quality legal textbooks and commentaries on Estonian laws. He also chairs the Baltic chapter of OVAL, Stanford University’s alumni outreach program.

*According to Art. 40 (3) of the Bar Association Act, lawyers do not provide legal services. Lawyers are assisting the attorneys.

2018-2021

University of Tartu

Faculty of Law, B.A. in Law (in progress)

2008-2012

Stanford University

B.S. in Chemistry

2007

Harvard University

Summer School (Biology)

2019

Juridica: Panel Discussion “Public Procurement Legislation Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Myths and Reality”
In September 2019, publishing house Juura will publish a commented edition of the Public Procurement Act by authors from a wide range of backgrounds. By answering the questions posed by Priit Pruks, the compilers of the comments and the lead authors, Mari Ann Simovart and Mart Parind, will explain what makes the commented edition of the Public Procurement Act unique, who could benefit from the comments and in what way, what are the most common mistakes made in public procurements and how to avoid them, what are the myths regarding public procurement legislation, what are the biggest differences between the current Public Procurement Act and the one that was in force from 2007–2017, what were the main difficulties in transposing the European Union public procurement directives, and what are the possible directions for future developments in public procurement legislation.