Leho Pihkva

Leho Pihkva

Managing Partner

Leho has 13+ years of experience working as a lawyer and as an attorney. He is a leading specialist in commercial real estate transactions and advises regularly real estate driven M&A deals. He has also advised M&A deals in other business sectors and is experienced in handling complex negotiations and finding practical business minded solutions to difficult problems.

Leho has experience with insolvency law and litigation. His strength lies in helping solve amicably complex disputes. Before joining GLIMSTEDT Leho worked for seven and a half years in the law firm Sorainen. Prior to that he has worked as an in house counsel to Swedbank Estonia.

Leho has participated in land mark real estate deals in the Baltic region, including acquisitions and sales of larre retail centres, office buildings, logistics and production facilities. He has experience with large sale and leaseback transactions and has advised sale of large real estate portfolios. He has in depth knowledge of commercial lease market and can advise in all matters concerning lease of commercial real estate. He has successfully solved numerous disputes between landlords and tenants of commercial real estate.

Leho has advised many developers in questions concerning construction and zoning permits, including advice concerning communication with local governments and other officials. He has experience with drafting and negotiating construction contracts and solving complex construction disputes. He further has experience with solving administrative court disputes involving permitting and zoning. He has advised large scale environmental projects and is experienced in matters concerning environmental impact assessments and related disputes.

Education

  • Estonian Business School (MBA., 2012 in progress)
  • University of Tartu, Faculty of Law (B.A. & M.A., 2001)

Practice Areas

Languages

Estonian, English, Finnish

Membership

  • Member of the Estonian Bar Association
  • Member of The Estonian Association of Young Lawyers

Other

Personal Ratings

  • Chambers: “Leho Pihkva is recognised for his technical capabilities and his transactional experience. Commentators also praise his document drafting skills.”
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