Criminal Proceedings

RASK criminal law experts specialise primarily in protecting clients in proceedings related to tax and white-collar crime.

Field information

RASK's attorneys have repeatedly obtained client acquittals in very complex litigation. For example, RASK has successfully represented a client in one of the largest criminal proceedings in Southern Estonia, the so-called "invoice factory". RASK has also represented Pere AS for almost a decade in the criminal proceedings of the so-called Tartu Bread Factory.

As a result of the effective work of the RASK criminal law team, the Supreme Court has been forced to review and reformulate several right-of-defence guarantees that are essential for the objective results in criminal proceedings. For example, RASK’s contributions can be found in constitutional jurisprudence related to the need to conclude criminal proceedings within a reasonable time limit and securing the defence with effective challenging opportunities concerning illegal surveillance.

Head of Practices:

Co-Head of Practice – Ramon Rask.

The team is led by partner Ramon Rask. Also head of business consulting at RASK, Ramon has a broad knowledge and understanding of how detailed and nuanced finance-specific arguments may need to be for the balanced treatment of tax and economic offences.

In addition to extensive practical work, Ramon has published several journal articles in Juridica International on penal law, including criminal liability in the context of company division.

Co-Head of Practice - Andrei Svištš

Andrei is one of the most acclaimed new-generation criminal procedure experts in Estonia, specialising in the field of white-collar crime. Andrei mainly represents clients in litigation and often acts as an adviser in large-scale and complex criminal cases, many of which have unfolded with significant attention and pressure from the media (for example, the criminal case of the Port of Tallinn, and the court dispute in the criminal case of Pere AS).

Andrei has advanced his skills and qualifications in the pan-European NETPRALAT training programme in criminal law; he also represents clients at the international level, cooperating with colleagues abroad, and works as a trainer in the methods of modern criminal procedure for his colleagues at the Estonian Bar Association.