Arsi Pavelts

Attorney-at-law, Partner
Head of Business Dispute Resolution and Enforcement, Reorganisation & Bankruptcy Proceedings

+372 610 8015
+372 5561 6888

Dispute Resolution
Enforcement, Reorganisation and Bankruptcy Proceedings
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate Law
General Contract Law
Sports Law
Intellectual Property


Attorney-at-law Arsi Pavelts specializes in dispute resolution, representing clients both in judicial and extrajudicial proceedings. His main areas of activities include complex litigations concerning civil, commercial, bankruptcy and execution proceedings. He also has extensive experience in solving conflicts related to corporate, construction, transport law and intellectual property rights.

Protecting the interests of clients, he has participated in several court cases which have resulted as precedent cases in the Estonian legal field, representing large corporations, medium-sized companies as well as foreign clients.

Since 2005, Arsi has lectured at the University of Tartu Faculty of Law on the subjects of civil law, contract law and property law, he is also tutoring the graduating students in theses writing.

Work experience

2016–... Law Office NOVE, Attorney-at-law, Partner
2008-2016 Law Office VARUL, Attorney, Attorney-at-law


2010-2017 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, PhD
2014-2015 research work within the framework of doctoral studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2012-2013 research work within the framework of doctoral studies, University of Konstanz, Germany
2008 University of Tartu, Estonia, MA in Law (cum laude)
2005 University of Tartu, Estonia, BA in Law


Estonian Bar Association


  • Legal 500 Leading Individual in IP, IT and telecoms practice area 2024, 2023

  • Legal 500 commercial, corporate and M&A practice area 2024:
    “Arsi Pavelts is one of the leading attorneys in Estonia in commercial and corporate law. High competence, very strong involvement and sense of responsibility, ability and drive to work even in the most complex disputes. A strategist and defender of your interests that you want to have on your side.”

Scientific publications



Estonian, English