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New Chief Justice of Estonia


Mr Villu Kõve was appointed Chief Justice of Estonia on 31 January 2019.


2014–2019: Chairman of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court

Since 2004: Associate Professor of Civil Law, University of Tartu

2002–2014: Justice of the Supreme Court

1997–2002: Attorney at Law, Villu Kõve Law Office

1997–1999: Adviser, Department of Private Law, Ministry of Justice

1996–1997: Attorney at Law, Law Office Concordia

1993–1996: Specialist, Department of Private Law, Ministry of Justice,

Chief Judge Köve succeeds Mr. Priit Pikamäe who, by decision of 1 February 2019 of the representatives of the governments of the EU Member States, was appointed as Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union.