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Business law in Estonia

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Judiciary is independent in Estonia, and generally free from government influence.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can expect a fair trial from the country's judicial system.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language in the country is Estonian.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is always possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the Constitution of June 1992 and has been going through a transition period since the Soviet era. The legal system is influenced by German traditions and is based on civil law system. Estonia being a member of the European Union, the national law in the country needs to comply with the conditions of the Community legislation.
Checking National Laws Online
Estonian legal acts in English

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