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TGS Baltic

ADMIRAL HOUSE, AHTRI 6A, 10151 TALLINN, ESTONIA
Tel:
Work +372 626 4300
Fax:
Fax +372 626 4306
Email:
Web:
tgsbaltic.com
Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius

Estonia

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

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic is well-known for its solid regulatory work and its niche expertise in areas such as crowdfunding. Marko Kairjak assists Eesti Ühistupank with its application to the EFSA to obtain a banking licence to be the first operating cooperative bank in Estonia. Other major clients include Citadele Finance and Leasing.

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Marko Kairjak - TGS Baltic

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

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic has considerable expertise in the real estate, IP and energy sectors. Highlights included advising Cybernetica on the sale of its navigation systems business unit to Carmanah Technologies. Gravity Partners is another active client. Sander Kärson and Kadri Kallas are recommended along with Leonid Tolstov.

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Kadri Kallas - TGS Baltic

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic is ‘up there among the best in Estonia for complex disputes and has some of the best litigators’. The ‘legendary’ Paul Varul is ‘one of the best civil law litigators’ and the ‘exceptional’ Martin Tamme is a ‘confident negotiator who always seeks to find a fast and effective compromise; if that does not work he excels in the court room’. Senior associate Kedli Anvelt has a ‘remarkable eye for detail’. Active clients include Swedbank and the Estonian Center Party.

Leading individuals

Martin Tamme - TGS Baltic

Paul Varul - TGS Baltic

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Kedli Anvelt - TGS Baltic

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

Katri Paas-Mohando at TGS Baltic has an ‘excellent knowledge of competition theory and practice and comes up with workable business solutions’. Marko Kairjak is ‘quick thinking’. The firm advised Swedbank on state-aid rules for borrowers and lenders under state-guaranteed loan schemes.

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Katri Paas-Mohando - TGS Baltic

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic’s employment group advises on a diverse range of issues such as labour disputes and cross-border matters. Senior associate Anu Sander is a key contact.

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Anu Sander - TGS Baltic

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

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic assisted AK Systems with the sale of its IT services business to Telia Estonia. In another key matter the group represented Ty Nordic in a dispute with Tactic Games Oy over product labelling and the use of a business name. Associate partner Sander Kärson and senior associate Peeter Viirsalu are key contacts.

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Sander Kärson - TGS Baltic

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

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic fields a ‘very strong and co-ordinated team that always provides a top-quality service’. Highlights included advising the University of Tartu on reconstruction works to a library. The head of the department is Martin Tamme, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and experienced’ and ‘a real multi-tasker who always keeps his clients’ goals as his top priority’. Counsel Kristina Laarmaa garners a lot of praise for her specialism in public procurement and construction disputes and for her ability to ‘find a solution even in the most difficult of cases against the most difficult counterparties’.

Leading individuals

Martin Tamme - TGS Baltic

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Kristina Laarmaa - TGS Baltic

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic’s senior associate Martti Peetsalu heads the team, which routinely advises local and international companies, financial institutions and insurance companies on a myriad of issues in the transport and logistics sector. Recent highlights include representing Mediterranean Shipping Company in a cross-border dispute and advising Baltic Ground Services on obtaining an excise warehouse activity licence for the sale of Jet-A1 fuel in Tallinn Airport.

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Martti Peetsalu - TGS Baltic

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic advised Citypark on the tax aspects of its sale of shares to Modus Group and also assisted TTP AS with its application to get a binding preliminary tax decision from the Tax and Customs Board. Practice head Helmut Pikmets is ‘quick and very competent’.

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Helmut Pikmets - TGS Baltic

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