Toomas Vaher

Partner

Estonia

+372 510 6669

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.

Toomas Vaher is recognised among sources for his activity in the litigation field, offering particular expertise in disputes related to shareholder conflicts as well as bankruptcy-related cases. He is also active in international arbitration, including experience representing the State of Estonia in investment arbitration. Additionally, he acts as an arbitrator.

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1996

University of Tartu, Estonia

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

2017

ICSID Panel of Arbitrators

2016

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Member of the Court

2004-2013, 2016

Estonian Bar Association

Member of the Board

2010-2013

Estonian Bar Association

Chairman

2006-2010, 2016

Council of Anti Money Laundering Advisory Committee of Market Participants

2013

The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Board

2013

International Bar Association (IBA)

2010-2013

Council for the Administration of Courts

Chairman

2006-2010

Council of Anti Money Laundering Advisory Committee of Market Participants

Member

2004-2013

Estonian Bar Association

Member of the Board

2003-2004, 2013-2016

Estonian Bar Association

Ethics and Methodology Board of the Estonian Bar Association

1997

Estonian Bar Association

2019

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.

2017

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

2011

Austatud lugeja! (Dear reader!)

Juridica, 7, 485 (in Estonian) 2011

2011

Praktilisi tähelepanekuid tsiviilprotsessimisest (Practical Observations Regarding Civil Processing)

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

2008

Implementation of New Electronic Communications Framework in Estonia

Co-author Tallinn: Juura (in Estonian) 2005