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Estonia

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

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Advokaadiburoo Derling OU’s practice head Andres Siigur and Hannes Vallikivi are ‘hands-on and business-savvy’. Their clients include the EBRD (which they advised on Estonia’s new investment fund legislation), Eesti Pank and software developer Nortal (which they assisted with the financing of a share buyout transaction).

Leading individuals

Andres Siigur - Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Hannes Vallikivi - Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Advokaadiburoo Derling OU has expertise in the IT and telecoms, banking, insurance, logistics, transport and food industries. Rolan Jankelevitsh, Toomas Taube and Hannes Vallikivi are long-term advisers to Microsoft and its subsidiary Skype. Other clients include City Service, DSV and Nortal.

Leading individuals

Toomas Taube - Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Advokaadiburoo Derling OU fields ‘true professionals who have the ability to translate complex legal issues into easily understandable terms’. ‘Highly dedicated’ practice head Erki Kergandberg is representing Swedbank Liising and Bole in a dispute concerning industrial equipment. Margo Lemetti, who ‘always acts in the client’s best interest and can highlight any possible risks in advance’, is acting for retail developer PK Arendus in various cases against competitors concerning building rights and planning.

Leading individuals

Erki Kergandberg - Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Next generation lawyers

Elmer Muna - Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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.

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IP, IT and telecoms
IP, IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Advokaadiburoo Derling OU’s IP, IT and telecoms practice is headed by Toomas Taube, who is ‘knowledgeable and effective’ in trade mark and trade name matters, as well as in litigation. He represented HP in several trade mark infringement and customs interception matters. Hannes Vallikivi is a key adviser to Nikon on data processing issues.

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

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Advokaadiburoo Derling OU practice provides ‘above excellent service’, delivering ‘fast responses and industry knowledge’. Practice head Piret Blankin is ‘excellent in disputes and litigation’ and associate Edgar-Kaj Velbri ‘has a lot of experience in negotiation’. They are representing Adepte in a case against the Ministry of Defence related to the construction of three wind farms in Estonia. Margo Lemetti is assisting Kevili with building a new grain terminal.

Leading individuals

Piret Blankin - Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 3

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

Advokaadiburoo Derling OU’s practice handles cross-border tax matters, including advising foreign businesses on entering Estonia, and also acts in tax disputes. Practice head Rolan Jankelevitsh is a key adviser to Nortal Group; recent work includes assisting with the establishment of employee stock option plans and acting on the VAT taxation of international services. Erki Kergandberg and Elmer Muna advised the Estonian Tax and Customs Board on conducting a public procurement.

Leading individuals

Rolan Jankelevitsh - Derling OU, Advokaadiburoo

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