Urmas Arumäe is an Associate Professor of the EBS Department of Management and a sworn advocate.
The first academic degree that corresponds to the Master´s degree was conferred from the Law Faculty of the Tartu University (LL.M). This was followed by a Master´s degree in International Busines Administration (MBA) conferred from EBS and a Masterś degree in the European Union acquis (LL.M) conferred from the Stockholm University. In 2010 he conferred a Ph.D in Business Management from EBS. He conferred a Master´s degree in Theology from the Institute of Theology of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in 2016.
He has been active in the public sector. He was the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Estonia (1994), A member of the Administrative Council of Central Tallinn (1993–1996), the Rural Municipality Mayor of Viimsi (2005–2008) and the Head of the Local Authorities Association of Harju County (2006–2010).
In the private sector he has mainly worked as a sworn advocate and a legal partner of the international audit bureau PricewaterhouseCoopers but also lectured at several universities and training courses as a visiting lecturer. He has practical knowledge of business administration from acting as a member of the council or the chairman of the board of several companies. He has also acted a classical sworn family advocate. He is a founder, a sworn advocate and a senior partner of the advocate´s law office Arumäe & Sipari.
In the academic year 2013/2014 he was elected the best specialist lecturer of EBS according to student feedback.
In 2010 he published a book in Germany „Territorial Communities: Legal Organization and Management.”
In 2013 he published two textbooks on business law at the publishing house Juura that have been received well by students: „The Legal Structure of an Organisation and Management” and „The Legal Organisation of Business Transactions and- Resources”.
In 2015 he published the first edition of „The Handbook of family Business”, followed by the second edition in spring 2019. He has also published several research articles. He also writes articles to media different publications.