Kristjan Tamm

Attorney-at-law, Partner
Head of Construction & Real Estate

+372 610 8012

Construction and Real Estate
Dispute Resolution
Architectural design


Attorney-at-law Kristjan Tamm has worked in the legal field since 2004, starting out as a lawyer in the field of construction. As Kristjan has previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in construction and worked as a civil engineer and later as the head of an engineering and construction company, his extensive experience and expertise with technical questions concerning engineering and construction enables him to give top quality legal advice in the construction field. Kristjan specializes mainly in real estate and construction law, as well as litigation procedures.

He also has extensive experience in legal advising concerning construction field contracts. Kristjan has advised clients with design contracts, client’s representative contracts, owner supervision, general contracting, subcontracting, sale and collateral agreements.

His dispute resolution experience includes representing contractors and contracting entities in civil procedures relating to construction and design issues, as well as planning and supervision related questions in administrative tribunal procedures. Besides construction, Kristjan also has extensive experience in litigation concerning contract law and non-contractual tort claims, as well as corporate law (claims, tort claims, legal ties related to property etc.)  As for corporate law, Kristjan has notable experience in disputes over protection of minority shareholders and board member liability.

In addition to working as an Attorney-at-law, Kristjan lectures in construction and engineering law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu.

Work experience

2016-... Law Office NOVE, Attorney-at-law, Partner
2012–2016 Law Office SORAINEN, Attorney, Attorney-at-law
2009–2012 Law Office Kasak & Missik, Lawyer, Attorney
2007–2009 Celander Ehitus AS, Celander Projekt OÜ, Managing Director
2005–2007 KMT Fassaadimeistrid OÜ, Managing Director


2009 University of Tartu, Estonia, MA in Law
2006 University of Tartu, Estonia, BA in Law
2000 Tallinn University of Technology, BA in Civil Engineering


Estonian Bar Association
Estonian Moot Court Association
Estonian Lawyers Association


  • Legal 500 real estate and construction practice area 2024: 
    “Kristjan Tamm has experience, and therefore a profound knowledge, in construction and related subjects.”

  • Chambers and Partners outstanding expert in real estate practice area 2024, 2023:
    “He is really strong in construction disputes.”
    “Kristjan is very practical and efficient. He is strong on technical details.”

Scientific publications


Estonian, English, Russian