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Cobalt

KAWE PLAZA, PÄRNU MNT 15, 10141 TALLINN, ESTONIA
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Work +372 665 1888
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Web:
www.cobalt.legal
Minsk, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Estonia

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

Cobalt

Cobalt’s sizeable team acts for clients such as Nordea Bank, which practice co-head Marina Tolmatshova and senior associate Kristjan Kotkas advised on a close to €340m financing of a cross-border property portfolio acquisition. On the borrower side, Tolmatshova acted for Skinest Grupp regarding a refinancing arrangement with Swedbank.

Leading individuals

Kristel Raidla-Talur - Cobalt

Marina Tolmatshova - Cobalt

Next generation lawyers

Kristjan Kotkas - Cobalt

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

Cobalt

Cobalt’s sizeable corporate team, headed by the ‘knowledgeable, effective’ Martin Simovart and Peeter Kutman, handles acquisitions and investments, having recently acted for clients such as Circle K Eesti, Northern Horizon Capital and Rakuten. Kristel Raidla-Talur advised Ekspress Grupp on acquiring half of the shares of advertising company Linna Ekraanid.

Leading individuals

Martin Simovart - Cobalt

Peeter Kutman - Cobalt

Next generation lawyers

Karl Kull - Cobalt

Ott Aava - Cobalt

Triin Ploomipuu - Cobalt

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Cobalt

Jaanus Mody and Liina Linsi head Cobalt’s sizeable dispute resolution team, which includes Margus Mugu and Egon Talur. Mody is representing DNB Bank and Nordea Bank in a dispute over dairy producer Tere’s restructuring proceedings. Alexela Oil and Circle-K are longstanding clients.

Leading individuals

Jaanus Mody - Cobalt

Next generation lawyers

Kadri Michelson - Cobalt

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Cobalt

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.

Leading individuals

Elo Tamm - Cobalt

Next generation lawyers

Rauno Ligi - Cobalt

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Cobalt

Cobalt focuses on advisory work for foreign clients looking to enter Estonia. Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa handled a dispute for Ragn-Sells and advised Hanza Holding as well as Bauschmidt on acquisition-related matters. Karina Paatsi is another key contact.

Leading individuals

Karina Paatsi - Cobalt

Next generation lawyers

Heili Haabu - Cobalt

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

Cobalt

Cobalt focuses on patent litigation, data privacy and trade mark law, particularly in the pharmaceuticals, online payment, online gambling and advertising industries. Specialist counsel Ave Piik is a key adviser to IPF Digital and is also assisting software company Reach-U with its transfer of a business line to a different brand. Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa and senior associate Viive Kaur are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Viive Kaur - Cobalt

Next generation lawyers

Ave Piik - Cobalt

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

Cobalt

Cobalt’s recent highlights include advising Porto Franco on the development of a high-scale shopping and leisure centre in Tallinn, as well as representing Elering in its Supreme Court dispute with a landowner regarding power lines. Aivar Taro and Liina Linsi head the practice.

Leading individuals

Aivar Taro - Cobalt

Liina Linsi - Cobalt

Next generation lawyers

Raul Keba - Cobalt

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 3

Cobalt

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.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Cobalt

Cobalt has capabilities in corporate and international taxation as well as business restructuring and litigation. Practice head Egon Talur is advising a Fortune 500 company in its tax structuring and the potential consequences of a subsidiary joining a cross-border merger. Circle K Eesti and fintech company Pocopay are also clients.

Leading individuals

Egon Talur - Cobalt

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