Gretta Oltjer-Timberg

Partner, senior associate

Practice areas

  • Criminal law
  • Corruption offenses
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Disputes related to unlawful damage
  • Settlement of civil disputes

Education

  • 2013 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law (MA)
  • 2013 Uppsala University Faculty of Law exchange student (European Union Law)

Work experience

  • 2019-…  Cuesta Law Office, partner
  • 2013-2019 Law Firm LEXTAL, lawyer, attorney, attorney-at-law
  • 2013- …  AS Chemi-Pharm, member of the supervisory board
  • 2010-2013 AS Chemi-Pharm lawyer

Professional activities

  • Gretta has been the defence council in several of the most prominent criminal procedures in Estonia, having defended both politicians and entrepreneurs regarding accusations of corruption and economic crimes in all stages of the criminal proceedings, including the European Court of Human Rights. Moreover, Gretta has represented the interests of victims in criminal matters both during the commencement of the criminal proceedings and in court.
  • In addition to criminal law, Gretta advises clients in all civil cases, focusing mostly on claims of unlawful damage. For example, Gretta was one of the attorneys representing the Estonian politician Eerik-Niiles Kross in his claim against Äripäev filed on the basis of disclosing incorrect information. In this landmark case, Kross was awarded a sum of 10 000 euros in non-material damages.
  • Gretta has graduated from University of Tartu Faculty of Law and at the same time she studied in Uppsala University in Sweden in the fields of European Union Law. Thus, Gretta navigates well in European Union legislation and judgements of the European Court of Justice.
  • Articles written by Gretta have been published in both legal journal Juridica and other major Estonian publications.