Dmitri Teplõhh

Dmitri Teplõhh

Senior Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Dmitri Teplõhh mainly focuses on advising clients regarding white-collar crime and tax matters.

  • About

    Dmitri Teplõhh has extensive experience in the field of criminal law. Dmitri gained notable experience in resolving white-collar crime and disputes while working at the Northern District Prosecutor’s Office where he supervised criminal proceedings as a District Prosecutor and was a public prosecutor in criminal cases related to taxes. Dmitri advises clients on value added tax and customs matters and in criminal and misdemeanour proceedings related to white-collar crimes.

  • Major Projects
    • Representing Aleksandr Dmitriev in the extradition proceedings

      Representing Aleksandr Dmitriev, the former manager of AK BARS Bank’s Omsk branch and a former member of the Omsk City Council, who was accused of embezzling EUR 10 million in Russia in the extradition proceedings at the Estonian Ministry of Justice.

    • Representing one of the largest retail chains in Estonia in criminal proceedings

      Advising and representing one of the largest retail chains in Estonia in criminal proceedings in the Competition Board, Prosecutors office and in the courts with regard to a potentially anti-competitive agreement in the downmarket vodka retail sector.

    • Advising Tallink Takso regarding unfair competition

      Advising Tallink Takso regarding unfair competition issues concerning a wide network of pirate taxies.

    • Representing Väino Pentus in high profile criminal proceedings

      Representing Väino Pentus in high profile criminal proceedings in the Harju County Court for embezzlement, causing insolvency, forgery and negligent bookkeeping.

    • Advising Spratfil regarding VAT in fiscal treatment and criminal court proceedings

      Advising the most modern fish processing company in Estonia, Spratfil, regarding VAT in fiscal treatment and criminal court proceedings. It was one of the few cross-border investigated tax matters. Latvian and Estonian investigation facilities formed a joint investigation group.

    • Advising Merko Ehitus in a shareholders’ dispute

      Advising Merko Ehitus in a shareholders’ dispute in one of its subsidiaries, which ended in changing the management of its subsidiary.

    • Representing Rimi Eesti Food in the civil and criminal proceedings against a former employee

      Representing Rimi Eesti Food, the leading retail chain in the Baltics, in the civil and criminal proceedings against a former employee as well as a number of legal entities and related individuals, whose involvement in years of corrupt activity caused extensive damage to the company.

    • Representing Swedbank Investment Funds in demanding remuneration for bonds

      Advising and representing fund manager Swedbank Investment Funds before the court in demanding remuneration for bonds acquired through restructuring of the bond issue. The claim was issued during the bankruptcy proceedings of the bond owner.

    • Representing an employee of the North Estonia Medical Centre in a criminal case

      Representing an employee of the North Estonia Medical Centre in a criminal case regarding bribery.

    • Representing Tallink Duty Free in a dispute with the Environmental Inspectorate

      Representing Tallink Duty Free in a dispute with the Environmental Inspectorate regarding packaging handling.

  • CV

    Memberships

    2012
    Estonian Bar Association

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly Varul)
    2012–2017
    Senior Associate, law firm Varul
    Since 2010
    Lecturer, University of Tartu
    Since 2010
    Lecturer, Tallinn University of Technology
    2009–2012
    District Prosecutor, Department for Corruption and Economic Crimes, Northern District Prosecutor's Office
    2004–2009
    Assistant District Prosecutor, Department for Corruption and Economic Crimes, Northern District Prosecutor's Office

    Education

    2010
    International Visitor Leadership Program (USA), training „Protection of Intellectual Property Rights”
    2008
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA
    2006
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA
    2003
    Estonian Academy of Security Sciences