Piibe Lehtsaar

Sorainen (Tallinn)

Piibe Lehtsaar, a senior associate, focuses primarily on competition law. As part of the core SORAINEN Competition & Regulatory Team, Piibe takes part in addressing competition law related questions from all our clients. As a result, she has an excellent overview and understanding of the most up-to-date competition law related issues and corresponding procedural practice. Piibe advises clients on competition law related issues in a wide variety of business areas from the food industry to the energy sector. The most common issues on which Piibe helps to find competition law compliant solutions relate to selective distribution systems, information exchange between competitors, pricing practices of dominant undertakings, supply agreements and other vertical cooperation. Since network sectors have a higher than average connection with competition law, Piibe has also been advising clients in regulatory matters, including disputes with regulatory authorities. In addition to competition law and regulatory matters, Piibe also has significant experience in advising clients over the entire life cycle of commercial agreements, from drafting, through amending and performing, to terminating. Given her specialisation, Piibe has been helping clients in the pharmaceuticals & life sciences sector through ensuring compliance of their activities and agreements with competition law and regulatory requirements. Before joining SORAINEN Piibe was with another law firm and interned at a notary’s office, in the legal department of Nordea Bank Finland Estonia branch, at the Tartu County Court and at Tartu University student law office.

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Piibe Lehtsaar The Estonian Competition Authority accepts commitment proposed by a vertically integrated electricity network operator to offer to all electricity suppliers the option of issuing joint invoices (Elektrilevi)

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With its 29 December 2015 decision, the Estonian Competition Authority (“ECA”) closed proceedings concerning an alleged abuse of dominance by the leading vertically integrated electricity network operator in Estonia, Elektrilevi OÜ. The proceedings were closed without a decision on whether a (...)

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