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Cobalt focuses on advisory work for foreign clients looking to enter Estonia. Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa handled a dispute for Ragn-Sells and advised Hanza Holding as well as Bauschmidt on acquisition-related matters. Karina Paatsi is another key contact.

Ellex delivers ‘a high level of expertise and timely service’ to private and public clients. Team lead Arne Ots represented the Estonian Ministry of Justice in a dispute regarding the dismissal of a civil servant, while Sven Papp handled employment matters relating to the restructuring process of WEG Eesti. Senior associate Reet Saks is another key contact.

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co’s Rando Maisvee focuses on criminal health and safety proceedings, trade union relations and collective bargaining, with IT a sector strength. Recent clients include Tele2 Eesti, G4S Eesti and KSA Silmakeskus.

Sorainen handles, among other issues, collective bargaining, special agreements and restrictions, terminations and foreign employment matters. Karin Madisson, senior associate Kadri Härginen and associate Hanna Pahk are key contacts.

Teder Law Firm has expertise in structuring employment schemes for new market participants, with industry strengths in technology and data protection. Fresenius Medical Care, Eesti Loto and Ericsson are clients. Pille Pettai heads the practice, which includes Mariana Hagström and Iivi Otto.

Advokaadiburoo Derling OU’s key partner Toomas Taube acts for clients such as Avon, Skype, Michelin and Nortal. The team handles contracts, recruitment and termination, structural planning and cross-border employment matters.

Njord Law Firm fields ‘a trustworthy, punctual and solution-oriented’ employment law team. Katrin Sarap is recommended for labour disputes. Her recent clients include DAS Legal Expenses Insurance, Lasertool and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. Triinu Hiob joined in December 2015 from Cobalt.

Tark has experience in labour disputes and privacy-related matters, including employee surveillance and data protection. It handles cross-border employment issues for IT sector clients and also advises manufacturing companies on occupational health and safety as well as proprietary liability matters. Hannes Küün is advising Fits.Me, along with senior associates Tanel Küün and Tauno Tark, on restructuring issues linked to its merger with Rakuten.

TGS Baltic focuses on collective employment conflicts, data protection and general disputes. Practice head and senior associate Anu Sander is representing Mr Harald Schubert in the Supreme Court in an unlawful contract termination dispute with former employer Alstom Estonia. Triin Raudsepp joined as senior associate from Glimstedt, while Ants Mailend left for Sorainen.

Quick and precise’ senior associate Indrek Ergma is the key employment contact at Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ. He recently advised the Estonian branch of Svenska Handelsbanken on a cross-border employment contract matter and assisted start-up SalesMove with the implementation of an employee motivation package.

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