Lextal has announced its successful representation of defendant Einar Vettus in a long lasting and closely followed Estonian criminal prosecution.
According to Lextal, the case -- which the firm describes as the "longest lasting judicial process in Estonia" -- was finally decided with a 203-page ruling by the Estonian Supreme Court on June 30, 2014.
Vettus was the only of the seven individuals and 2 entities prosecuted in the criminal matter to be "discharged from criminal responsibility" by the Supreme Court. Although initially acquitted by the Harju County Court, that ruling was annulled by the Tallinn Circuit Court, and then reversed again by the Supreme Court.
Lextal's representation of Vettus in the matter began in 2006. Vettus was represented throughout by Lextal Partner Ullar Talviste, assisted by attorney Oliver Naas.