August 10, 2018

Company registration/formation (most commonly in the form of "osauhing") in Estonia is straightforward and with a digital ID can be done 100% online. However, in practice there are a few important things you need to consider before creating a company and also things to...

July 11, 2018

Some important changes in Estonian immigration laws and policy will apply from the 15th of July this year, also the somewhat controversial language requirement. So what changes?

  1. Some specialist workers are now left out of the calculated immigration quota. These are...

June 26, 2018

Creating a company (osaühing or OU) is easy and an take a few minutes online. However, getting rid of it can take a bit longer. If you cannot sell your company, voluntary dissolution is another option. The law prescribes strict deadlines for different stages that have...

May 26, 2018

The recent amendments to the Aliens Act simplify the movement of researchers and students from non-EU countries. Immigration to Estonia will get easier for some. So what is new in the immigration policy?

The researchers and students from non-EU (i.e India or Pakistan) c...

May 11, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (available in English here: or more commonly known as GDPR will apply directly from the 25th of May this year. If you are running a business in Estonia and h...

April 7, 2018

Workplace discrimination exists in Estonia and there are also laws that protect against it. And people are becoming more aware.

Legally speaking, discrimination or unfair treatment means a situation where in similar circumstances and based on some particular aspect,  on...

March 25, 2018

We have written about rental/tenancy agreements before but we still see a lot of things in agreements which are horribly confusing or even illegal and can create a lot of headache (plus financial loss). We decided to list 10 things (not in order of importance) to check...

March 14, 2018

A new law on Apartment Ownership and Apartment Associations (available in English: is in force from the 1st of January 2018. The law has some very practical implications for the home owners to...

February 5, 2018

Ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur? The good news is that in Estonia it is particularly easy. In fact, holders of an Estonian ID card or e-Residency card (and ID card holders of a number of EU member states) can establish a Private Limited Company fully online....

February 2, 2018

Here are some of the basics of an employment contract/rules under Estonian law (the main legal act being Employment contract act).

An employment contract has to be in a written format. If the written format is not followed, it does not make the contract null and void. I...

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