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RASK Attorneys-at-Law

ROTERMANNI 8, 10111 TALLINN, ESTONIA
Tel:
Work +372 618 0820
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Web:
www.rask.ee
Tallinn, Tartu

RASK Attorneys-at-Law is a full-service, fast-growing business law firm. An experienced and valued advisor in sophisticated cross-border transactions with an enviable reputation in complex dispute resolution proceedings.

The distinct reputation of RASK attorneys is evidenced by the abundance of its loyal clientele as well as the rapidly growing number of new clients, mostly based on recommendations. The firm’s client base includes local, regional and international companies; investors (private and venture capital); financial institutions; as well as administrative and state institutions.

RASK’s advisors are well known and appreciated for their genuine passion and dedication when representing the interests of their clients. The firm boasts some of the best Estonian legal experts in a variety of fields - including corporate, tax and constitutional law.

RASK Attorneys-at-Law was established in 2012 by two ambitious attorneys-at-law, Tarmo Peterson and Ramon Rask. The third partner Märt Rask, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia and Minister of Justice, joined the firm in 2013.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions:

RASK´s corporate law team has strong references in all economic sectors, including real estate, IT and telecommunications, medicine, energy, commerce, advertising and film.

RASK offers comprehensive on-call legal consulting to leading Estonian and Baltic investment funds and advisers, such as BaltCap, SmartCap, Zenith Family Office and Spring Capital. RASK is also the legal adviser of choice for internationally recognised, rapidly growing companies such as Cleveron (Estonian Entrepreneur of the Year 2018), Magnetic MRO (Entrepreneur of the Year 2017) and Ridango (the leading provider and developer of public transport ticketing systems in the region).

Banking, finance and capital markets:

RASK has multiple strong references in dealings with M&A houses, VC and PE investors, banks, crowd-funding platforms and private investors. The firm also helps clients in communicating with regulators and permitting matters – e.g. acquiring a qualifying holding or creditor activity licences, bond issues or establishment of funds.

With its competences in the area of banking, finance and capital markets, RASK also participates legislative initiatives in the field.

Dispute resolution:

Dispute resolution and representing clients in complicated business conflicts, state and local government affairs as well as civil disputes, has been one of the focal points and key strengths at RASK since its inception. The firm has time and again shown courage to take on complex and controversial cases where other law firms have considered it impossible to deliver.

Administrative and constitutional:

Due to its unique experience, RASK’s constitutional law team ranks among the best in Estonia, with its outstanding analysis and litigation skills in constitutional matters. RASK consults local governments, including the cities of Tallinn and Tartu, professional associations as well as the private sector. The firm has seen repeated success in representing clients in many heated disputes before the Supreme Court and raising questions of constitutionality concerns in disputes over taxes, health care and other fields.

Tax:

The high quality of RASK’s work in tax law is confirmed by the fact that the firm’s clients include some of Estonia’s largest law firms as well as leading private-sector companies. RASK has also provided or continues to provide tax consulting to Estonian ministries and local governments, including the city authorities of Tallinn and Tartu, representative bodies and umbrella organisations, such as the Estonian Association of Car Dealers and Service Companies, the Estonian Traders Association and the Estonian Autosport Union, as well as major festivals and events in the Baltics, including Rally Estonia (FIA European Rally Cup and Official WRC event).

IP, IT and telecommunications:

RASK has diverse experience in consulting complex technology projects and start-ups, including on legal matters related to blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence. The team also deals with regulatory questions (such as product compliance) as well as protection of intellectual property, copyright and personal data.

RASK is the legal adviser of choice for internationally recognised Estonian technology companies such as Cleveron (Estonian Entrepreneur of the Year 2018), Ridango (the leading provider and developer of public transport ticketing systems in the region), Navirec (a tracking systems provider active in a dozen countries), Modera (IT solutions provider in more than 20 countries) and Digital Sputnik (manufacturer of lighting tools for Hollywood blockbusters).

Construction and real estate:

RASK offers legal consulting on commercial real estate projects, real estate portfolio investments, day-to-day management and administrative affairs as well as advising exits from major investment funds and projects.

RASK provides comprehensive on-call legal consulting to several major construction companies, helping them with procurement and planning issues and day-to-day management, including employment relations and foreign labour. RASK also represents its clients in construction disputes.

Shipping and transport:

RASK has diverse experience in the aviation and shipping industries, serving as a comprehensive legal consultant to some of the most prominent operators in the field.

Since 2012, RASK has acted as legal consultant to the aircraft maintenance provider Magnetic MRO (Estonian Entrepreneur of the Year 2017) and has experience in consulting for various operators. Legal consultancy for the aviation sector involves communicating with the authorities, impact assessments and legislation, addressing infrastructure, authorisation and staffing issues, and providing comprehensive consulting on contracts and corporate law, including acquisitions, pledges, and aircraft leases.

Since its establishment, RASK has been actively involved with the shipping industry. Some of our long-term clients include Pärnu Sadam (the most important cargo port in western Estonia), and Kihnu Veeteed (one of the largest Estonian ferry operators). Sector-specific legal consulting covers complex tax and procurement disputes, planning and infrastructure issues, as well as corporate law.

Competition, public procurement and energy:

RASK consults both contracting authorities and tenderers, guaranteeing a solid legal competence throughout all the stages of public procurement. RASK has carried out state aid-related legal analyses of a number of large-scale projects. One example is an analysis for the Estonian National Audit Office of how the support measure for new-generation broadband networks complies  with the European Union rules for state aid.

  • Other offices
  • Tartu
  • Number of lawyers: 16
  • at this office: 15
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Finnish
  • Estonian
  • Member
  • Estonian Bar Association

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