Martti Peetsalu has unique experience in shipping law as he has litigated several cases to the Supreme Court which have shaped the legal practice in Estonia (especially in ship arrest issues). His work and cases have considerably helped Estonia to gain reputation among creditors and financing banks to consider Estonia as a country with an efficient legal system and developed court practice in maritime law.
Martti has extensive experience in all the relevant sectors of the transport industry. He has acted in cases involving the liability of road carriers and freight forwarders, dealt with i.a. forced sales of the vessels, collisions, refinancing, cargo claims and advised clients in issues related to the carriage of goods and passengers by air. Over the years, Martti has gained unique experience in rail carriage and railway infrastructure charges.
He has successfully represented the clients in several Supreme Court cases on shareholders’ disputes that have substantially shaped the case law, i.a. division of companies, non-monetary contributions, pre-emption rights, recovery of dividends, board member’s liabilities and the transfer of shares.
Martti has supplemented his knowledge at Dabelstein & Passehl (Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein), a law firm specialising in the transport industry sector.
He is a member of the national revision committee on national defence law and co-author of the analyses on court procedures in a state of emergency.