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Derling

LIIVALAIA 45, 10145 TALLINN, ESTONIA
Tel:
Work +372 611 0915
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Web:
derling.ee
Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius

Estonia

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Derling

Derling’s banking and finance team includes the ‘very skilled’ Andres Siigur as well as the highly regarded Hannes Vallikivi. The group advised the City of Tallinn on a €100m facility from the European Investment Bank and also frequently assists international banks and law firms with cross-border financings. Other key clients are the Loan Market Association and Swedbank.

Leading individuals

Andres Siigur - Derling

Hannes Vallikivi - Derling

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Derling

Derling frequently provides corporate support to the Estonian subsidiaries of large multinationals as well as acting in large cross-border deals: recently, the group advised Nortal on its merger with Swedish marketing automation group Element. Rolan Jankelevitsh heads the team that also includes Toomas Taube, who ‘works really hard for his clients’. Triin Ploomipuu was a new arrival from Cobalt.

Leading individuals

Toomas Taube - Derling

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Derling

Derling has a ‘very experienced team that offers a personalised service to clients’ and successfully represented Forum Cinemas in a damages claim against its former CEO. Other key clients include the City Government of Tartu and Meta Advisory Group. ‘Strategic thinker’ Erki Kergandberg has particular expertise in white-collar crime proceedings and Elmer Muna is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Erki Kergandberg - Derling

Next generation lawyers

Elmer Muna - Derling

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Derling

Derling’s team includes Elmer Muna, Erki Kergandberg, Rolan Jankelevitsh and Margo Lemetti. Piibe Lehtsaar is also noted. The group continues to defend Liviko in a high-profile case over cartel charges and also defended Selver against criminal charges related to alleged price fixing.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Derling

Derling frequently advises the Estonian subsidiary of the Michelin Group on various employment matters. Toomas Taube is ‘quick’ and Margo Lemetti is also recommended.

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IP, IT and telecoms
IP, IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Derling

Derling fields an ‘experienced team of IP lawyers’, but the group is equally experienced in IT and media matters. Recent highlights include advising Avon on various IT matters such as online shipping restrictions. Hewlett Packard is another key client. The team welcomed the ‘well-established and very dedicated’ Ave Piik from Cobalt who is particularly ‘strong for IT work’. The ‘brilliant’ Toomas Taube heads the team.

Leading individuals

Toomas Taube - Derling

Next generation lawyers

Ave Piik - Derling

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Derling

Derling acts for numerous real estate developers, strategic investors and infrastructure operators. Active clients include Tartu Veevärk and Raisner. In recent highlights, the group assisted Adepte with various real estate matters relating to several wind farms in northern and eastern Estonia. Piret Blankin heads the four-partner practice.

Leading individuals

Piret Blankin - Derling

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 3

Derling

Derling kept busy in 2017 and advised DSV on the sale of a logistics centre. In other work, Rolan Jankelevitsh assisted Mentum with a wide range of issues relating to the distribution of oil products and lubricants in the Baltic States. Other major clients include Fort Aero. Toomas Taube heads the team.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Derling

Derling’s tax expertise lies in structuring and supporting corporate transactions and advising on complex contentious matters. The group regularly advises CGI Group on the Estonian tax implications of the group’s employee share purchase plan and it was also retained by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to advise on the draft Investment Funds Act. Nortal Group and Tamro Corporation are other active clients.

Leading individuals

Rolan Jankelevitsh - Derling

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