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Law Firm VARUL

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Vilnius, Tartu, Tallinn, Riga


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Within Banking, finance and capital markets, Varul, Law Firm is a second tier firm,

Law Firm Varul is able to ‘focus on the core of the problem rather than extraneous matters’. It has been advising Euro Kreedex on consumer protection issues and the drafting of standard loan agreements. Ants Mailend heads the team, which includes the ‘exceptional, business-oriented’ Triinu Järviste.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Varul, Law Firm is a third tier firm,

Law Firm Varulalways focuses on getting the most commercially viable solution’. Recent highlights include advising GILD Arbitrage Risk Capital Fund on the sale of its stake in pan-Baltic cinema operator Cinamon to DLT Capital. Practice head Ants Mailend is ‘impeccable’.

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Within Dispute resolution, Varul, Law Firm is a second tier firm,

Dispute resolution is a cornerstone practice at Law Firm Varul, which includes the Estonian Maritime Museum on its client roster. Paul Varul heads the team and Helmut Pikmetsmakes complex issues sound simple’.

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Within EU and competition, Varul, Law Firm is a second tier firm,

Law Firm Varul is representing Estonian cable operator Starman in its claim for compensation alleging abuse of dominant position by Elion in a case that has reached the Estonian Supreme Court. Vaido Põldoja heads the team.

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Within IP, IT and telecoms, Varul, Law Firm is a second tier firm,

Law Firm Varul advised Cybernetica on its joint venture with Smartmatic for the development of an electronic electoral voting system to be marketed globally. Ants Mailend heads the team.

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Within Real estate and construction, Varul, Law Firm is a second tier firm,

Martin Tamme, team head at Law Firm Varul, is ‘able to deal effectively with complex situations and is an excellent negotiator’. The firm continues to advise Maxima Group on its withdrawal from a rent agreement.

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Within Shipping and transport, Varul, Law Firm is a second tier firm,

Law Firm Varul continues to advise Sangla Turvas on a number of transport-related matters, including EU regulations regarding the carriage of goods. Martin Tamme is the name to note.

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Within Tax, Varul, Law Firm is a first tier firm,

Law Firm Varul recently represented the Estonian branch of Nordea Bank Finland in an income tax dispute before the Supreme Court, which included analysis of the Estonian-Finnish tax convention. Helmut Pikmets is ‘king of tax disputes in Estonia’, according to one client.

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