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Ellex

ROOSIKRANTSI 2, 10119 TALLINN, ESTONIA
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Work +372 6 40 7170
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Fax +372 6 40 7171
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www.ellex.ee
Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Estonia

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex’s ‘professional and visible’ team is frequently involved in the most significant deals on the market and recently advised the Ministry of Finance on the €1bn Treasury Note Programme which was created by the Republic of Estonia. In another complex matter the group assisted Inbank with its IPO on the Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange. Ermo Kosk, Gerli Kilusk and Anton Sigal, who are all ‘active in the market and do an impressive amount of transactional work’, joined after the firm’s merger with Primus, Attorneys at Law. Raino Paron is another key contact. Gerly Lõhmus and Martin Mäesalu are names to note.

Leading individuals

Raino Paron - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Gerly Lõhmus - Ellex

Martin Mäesalu - Ellex

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex is ‘among the very best in Estonia and always provides an excellent service within agreed timescales’. The highly regarded team advised Trilini Energy on its €70m acquisition of Estonia's gas utility company Eesti Gaas and the ‘very professionalRisto Vahimets routinely assists Sportland International Group with corporate matters. The ‘flexibleSven Papp stands out for his ‘breadth of knowledge’. Martin Käerdi is also noted.

Leading individuals

Risto Vahimets - Ellex

Sven Papp - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Martin Käerdi - Ellex

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex has recently been involved in several landmark disputes and has considerable arbitration expertise. The group represented the Estonian government in a dispute over major administrative reforms and also acted for Telia in a dispute over the acquisition of shares in Eesti Telekom. Toomas Vaher is ‘very experienced and skilled in court and in arbitration and is also a known name for bankruptcy disputes’. Following the firm’s merger with Primus, Attorneys at Law, the team was recently strengthened by the arrival of the ‘very smartAnton Sigal. Arne Ots - Martin-Johannes Raude and Neve Uudelt are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Arne Ots - Ellex

Toomas Vaher - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Neve Uudelt - Ellex

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex has a ‘team of excellent professionals, which always ensures that it can provide a high-quality service in a timely manner’. In recent highlights, the group represented Prisma Peremarke in a major case of alleged price fixing under the Competition Act. Active clients include Nestlé, Sports Direct and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Raino Paron heads the ‘proactive team’ and senior associate Martin Mäesalu has ‘deep knowledge of competition matters’.

Leading individuals

Raino Paron - Ellex

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

At Ellex, newly promoted partner Martin Käerdi heads the group and Arne Ots is skilled at representing corporate clients in employment disputes. In a recent highlight, the group advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on the transfer of employees following a pan-Baltic acquisition. Reet Saks is a name to note.

Leading individuals

Arne Ots - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Reet Saks - Ellex

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

Ellex

Ellex’s ‘market-leading practice with remarkable capabilities in the telecommunications and technology sectors’ also includes a ‘substantial team that can advise on a comprehensive range of IP matters’. Clients include Estonian Public Broadcasting and AS TV3. Ants Nõmper exhibits ‘outstanding knowledge, an approachable manner and is someone who works fast and effectively at finding pragmatic solutions’. Other key members of the team are the ‘very knowledgeableMari Must and Merlin Liis, who is praised for her ‘expertise in data protection and the telecoms sector’.

Leading individuals

Ants Nõmper - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Mari Must - Ellex

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

Ellex

Ellex has a ‘strong real estate group that produces work of the highest quality’ and consists of ‘always available’ lawyers. The ‘well-known team’ advised a group of timber industry investors on a €1bn investment in a modern bio-refinery. Head of department Martin Triipan and senior partner Jüri Raidla are ‘very experienced and always deliver on the most time-critical projects’; Martin Käerdi is ‘very knowledgeable and provides solutions quickly’ while Risto Vahimets is ‘easily accessible to his clients’. Counsel Triin Frosch is a ‘quick thinker who remains calm during tough negotiations’. Jaanus Ikla is also noted.

Leading individuals

Jaanus Ikla - Ellex

Risto Vahimets - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Martin Käerdi - Ellex

Triin Frosch - Ellex

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Considered as ‘one of the market leaders’, Ellexcan take good care of even the most demanding cases and projects’. Led by the ‘very reliableToomas Vaher, the team handles the full array of complex shipping and transport matters and recently advised Sillamäe Sadam on the development of the port of Sillamäe. In another key matter the group assisted Vopak with the construction of three terminals. Jüri Raidla is recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Sven Papp heads the department at Ellex, which is ‘very business-orientated and customer friendly’. The team has a ‘detailed knowledge of tax law and rules’ and provides local and international tax advice. Highlights included representing the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in filing a claim against the Estonian government. Saturn Investments, East Capital and Maag Group are also clients. Tõnis Vahesaar is a name to note.

Next generation lawyers

Tõnis Vahesaar - Ellex

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