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Legal market overview 

Sanctions against Russia have reduced the traditional influx of Russian mandates into Estonia, placing greater reliance on trade partners in Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the wider EU. 

Estonia’s strong reputation as both an incubator and prolific producer of technology entrepreneurs shows no sign of abating, generating much work for law firms as start-ups in their second or third years enter secondary stages of development; examples include the creation of US holding companies via so-called ‘flip’ transactions, taking advantage of sophisticated US regulations and a rich pool of venture capital investors.

Alterna, Red, Attorneys at Law and Rask, all of which have entered the market since 2010, are a new source of competition for established names such as Sorainen and Tark Grunte Sutkiene. KPMG Advokaadibüroo Oü is another recent entrant, having been formed in October 2013. MAQS Law Firm is now known as Njord Law Firm. In May 2015, Lawin's Tallinn office was renamed COBALT Estonia and became part of the new COBALT network of Baltic law firms; at the same time, Raidla Lejins & Norcous' Tallinn office was renamed Raidla Ellex and became part of the new Ellex network of Baltic law firms.

 

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