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Cobalt specialises in transactional matters and state aid. Practice head Elo Tamm assisted Bauschmidt with its acquisition of a controlling stake in K-MOST and advised Circle K on purchasing filling stations from Premium 7. Margus Mugu successfully represented Rimi Eesti Food in a cartel investigation heard in appeals court. Kristel Raidla-Talur is another key contact.

The ‘high-quality and reliable’ competition team at Ellex hired Risto Vahimets from the former Tark Grunte Sutkiene and counsel Elisabet Fura, who was the Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman of Sweden. Practice head Raino Paron has ‘impressive experience’, with senior associate Martin Mäesalu ‘displaying integrity as well as a great combination of legal skills and economic insight’. They assisted Danish Malting Group with clearing its acquisition of Viking Malt. Martin Käerdi, who is ‘a big asset for clients in negotiations and court disputes’, advised East Capital on several acquisitions.

Sorainen fields ‘a superbly orchestrated competition team’, which delivers ‘holistic and carefully crafted advice’. ‘Constitutional law specialistAllar Jõks advised Mootor Grupp on bus transport related public subsidies issues. The ‘unflappableKaupo Lepasepp, who ‘combines deep knowledge with sound legal judgement’, and senior associate Kaspar Endrikson, who has ‘detailed knowledge of EU state aid and the electricity market’, also worked on this matter. Litigator Carri Ginter is involved in disputing the Estonian Air state aid case.

Practice head Elmer Muna, Erki Kergandberg and Margo Lemetti form the core of Advokaadiburoo Derling OU’s competition department. Muna successfully defended Omniva Group against allegations of unfair terms and conditions. Liviko and Selver are recent clients in cartel-related matters.

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co holds a particular specialisation in criminal cartel cases and complex merger control matters. Practice head and senior associate Risto Rüütel assisted Pharma Group with its acquisition of pharmacies from Folium and Apteek Aster. He also advised a major Estonian retail chain on managing its relationships with suppliers and competitors. Rando Maisvee has experience in state aid matters.

Fort hired senior associate Katri Tšesnokov from Law Firm Varul, while also recruiting senior associate Kätlin Kiudsoo from Rask Attorneys-at-Law. Rene Frolov, who joined from what was Tark Grunte Sutkiene, and Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff provide ‘tailor-made solutions’ and ‘well-grounded suggestions’, advising on such matters as abuse of dominance, state aid and acquisitions. Clients include EfTEN Capital, Modern Times Group and Philip Morris.

At Jesse & Kalaus Attorneys, Tanel Kalaus has ‘deep experience in competition matters’. The ‘helpful and business-minded’ Mari Matjus joined from Sorainen, has ‘extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry’; she is advising the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Estonia on the establishment of a new platform for competing trade associations affected by counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

Recently founded Teder Law Firm’s practice is headed by Mariana Hagström, who is representing rail operator Edelaraudtee in a dispute against the Ministry of Economics. Marko Pikani defended subsidiaries of Tallinna Sadam in several connected public procurement disputes, which included state aid concerns.

At GLIKMAN ALVIN, Priit Raudsepp and Paul Keres are the key competition contacts following the departure of Mariana Hagström to Teder Law Firm. Clients include Eesti Loto, Koduekstra, Global Capital Management and Mootor Grupp.

Tark’s head of competition Tanel Tark won Lietuvos Energija and EQT Infrastructure as new clients, advising the former on its acquisition of two wind farms and assisting the latter with the sale of portfolio company Adven. Senior associate Tauno Tark successfully defended Liviko in a cartel trial.

TGS Baltic's competition team is now under the leadership of experienced senior associate Katri Paas-Mohando, who joined from Cobalt, while partner Vaido Põldoja is away on temporary service with the European Commission. Toyota Baltic is a longstanding client of Paas-Mohando, who has also advised Omniva Group. Fellow senior associate Triinu Järviste been highly active in recent cases, leading matters such as the representation of the Estonian Pharmacies Association in an EU state aid case against a Finnish pharmacy chain and acting as the main competition adviser to Salestar.

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