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Led by Toomas Vaher, Ellex’s practice covers aviation, shipping, railway and road transport. In litigation, it handles public procurement and regulator disputes. Jüri Raidla advised the Port of Sillamäe on preparing proposals for the amendment of its public procurement documents. Sven Papp, Martin Käerdi and Martin Mäesalu acted for Nordic Aviation Group in acquiring the previously state-owned Estonian Air after its bankruptcy.

The ‘practical and hands-onKaupo Lepasepp is the key contact at Sorainen. He and senior associate Kaspar Endrikson are representing Finnair Aircraft Finance in bankruptcy proceedings regarding the recovery of four aircrafts, which had been leased to Estonian Air. Highlights also included advising the Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority on the Rail Baltica project.

TGS Baltic acts for public institutions and private companies, such as the Association of Estonian International Road Carriers and long-term client Turkish Airlines. Senior associate Martti Peetsalu is one of the most active lawyers in the practice, having advised Oriola on the road carriage of its pharmaceuticals products, including in a damage dispute with a carrier. Ants Mailend joined Sorainen.

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co’s practice head Maivi Ots and Toomas Pikamäe are representing waste management company Eesti Keskkonnateenused in more than ten public procurement disputes related to waste transportation services brought by local governments. Pikamäe is also a bus transportation sector expert; he is defending Atko Bussiliinid in different public tender disputes.

Fort’s Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff handles transactional and contentious matters. He acts on day-to-day matters for Europcar Estonia and also advised Hansa Bussiliinid on a public procurement bidding process. Senior associate Kätlin Kiudsoo joined from Rask Attorneys-at-Law.

Glimstedt’s managing partner Marko Tiiman represented Bank Saint Petersburg in several cross-border vessel arrest disputes before the Supreme Court. Rail transport company EVR Cargo is also being represented in court, in a case about the application of an international rail transport convention. Hannah Vrager joined Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ in April 2017.

Malsco Law Office primarily focuses on the shipping sector, but also covers general transport through the carriage of goods, warehousing and related insurance. Indrek Nuut is recommended.

At Tark, Aare Tark is a key adviser to transport and logistics solutions supplier DSV, while Allar Aru regularly acts for stevedoring company Transiidikeskuse. Senior associate Tanel Küün, who is the main contact in this practice, acted for an individual in a dispute regarding the breach of a cross-border transportation agreement with an Estonian transport company.

Aivar Taro and Margus Mugu are the key contacts at Cobalt, where they work closely with the firm’s finance, competition and intellectual property teams. Marina Tolmatshova advised Export Development Canada on a loan to Osaühing Transpordi Varahaldus, which was used to finance aircrafts for Estonian Air, and specialist counsel Ave Piik assisted social transport network operator Wisemile with privacy issues.

At recently established firm Advokaadiburoo Derling OU, practice head Toomas Taube advised DSV on the sale of a logistics centre to EfTEN Real Estate Fund III and Piret Blankin assisted Kunda Nordic Tsement with issues related to the expansion of its cargo port. Rolan Jankelevitsh regularly acts for Gazprom Neft. Logistic company Katoen Natie is another client.

At Rask Attorneys-at-Law, Tarmo Peterson and associate Birgit Aasa successfully represented Kihnu Veeteed in a ferry route public procurement, including the tender preparation and disputing the procurement documents. Ramon Rask advised MRO Magnetic on legislation concerning the clearance control of airplane personnel.

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