Toomas Vaher



Toomas Vaher

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Toomas Vaher is a partner and one of the most highly regarded experts on dispute resolution in Estonia, plus a long-standing board member and the former president of the Estonian Bar Association (2010–2013). Since 2013, he has served as an international board member of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI).

Over the years, Toomas has advised clients in a number of large and complex litigation and arbitration matters, mainly in the field of commercial law. He also acts as an arbitrator, both in domestic as well as in international arbitration proceedings. As a recognised expert and adviser in alternative dispute resolution, he was appointed by Estonia as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in 2016 and designated as a member of the ICSID Panels in 2017.

Toomas also serves on several commissions dealing with AML and sanction screening issues and has been involved in the drafting of relevant legal acts as well as regulations of the Bar Association.


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University of Tartu, Estonia

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


ICSID Panel of Arbitrators


Permanent Court of Arbitration

Member of the Court

2004-2013, 2016

Estonian Bar Association

Member of the Board


Estonian Bar Association


2006-2010, 2016

Council of Anti Money Laundering Advisory Committee of Market Participants



The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Board


International Bar Association (IBA)

2010-2013, 2022

Council of the Administration of Courts


2003-2004, 2013-2016

Estonian Bar Association

Ethics and Methodology Board of the Estonian Bar Association


Estonian Bar Association


Estonia: International Arbitration 2019
International Arbitration Laws and Regulations 2019 (Estonia chapter) Teder, Maria ja Vaher, Toomas (2019). Estonia: International Arbitration 2019. The ICLG to: International Arbitration, 2019. Read the review here and learn more about our experience is arbitration.


Juridica Abstract, 2, 71-81
Jüri Raidla, Toomas vaher, Kristel Urke (2017). Member of a Management Body of a State Company: an Official or a Business Manager? Juridica, pp. 71-81


Austatud lugeja! (Dear reader!)

Juridica, 7, 485 (in Estonian) 2011


Praktilisi tähelepanekuid tsiviilprotsessimisest (Practical Observations Regarding Civil Processing)

Juridica, 3, 167-169 (in Estonian) 2005


Implementation of New Electronic Communications Framework in Estonia

Co-author Tallinn: Juura (in Estonian) 2005
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