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Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co

KENTMANNI 4/SAKALA 10, 10116 TALLINN, ESTONIA
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Risto Rüütel

Tel:
Work +372 622 9990
Email:
Eversheds Sutherland

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Senior associate Risto Rüütel is a competition law specialist with long-term experience and heads the Law Office's competition law area.

Risto has experience in all areas of competition law, both counseling and litigation, including merger control procedures, state aid issues and collusive and abuse of dominant position related procedures.

Risto has successfully represented and defended its clients in dozens of proceedings (administrative, misdemeanour and criminal proceedings) carried out by the Estonian Competition Authority and/or the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The proceedings have involved alleged anti-competitive agreements and collusion as well as accusations of abuse of dominant position in a number of different areas of economy. He has also participated in several landmark administrative and civil law litigations concerning competition law, including in a number of follow-up litigations involving compensation for damages caused by competition law violations.

He has actively participated in the capacity of a competition law advisor in processes of opening the telecommunication, postal, railway, waste management and medicine sales markets to free competition.

In 2015, Competition Law Commission was set up by the Estonian Bar Association and the Board of Bar elected Risto as the chairman of the commission.

Risto's comprehensive competence in competition law has been recognised by independent international publications Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Euromoney Expertguides, Best Lawyers, Corporate INTL, Lawyer Monthly and World Finance.

Career

 

 

2012 - Law Office Eversheds Ots & Co

2005 - 2012 Law Office Glikman & Partnerid

2004 - 2005 Estonian Competition Authority

2000 - 2004 Law Office Leino Biin & Partnerid

2000 - 2001 Institute of Economic Law & Policy

1999 - 2000 Tallinn Technical University

1998 - Law Office Teder & Rask

Education

2001 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, LL.M.

Membership

Chairman of the Competition Law Commission of the Estonian Bar Association 
 
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Position

Senior Associate


Estonia

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co holds a particular specialisation in criminal cartel cases and complex merger control matters. Practice head and senior associate Risto Rüütel assisted Pharma Group with its acquisition of pharmacies from Folium and Apteek Aster. He also advised a major Estonian retail chain on managing its relationships with suppliers and competitors. Rando Maisvee has experience in state aid matters.

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IP, IT and telecoms

Within: IP, IT and telecoms

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co regularly advises on data protection issues, including recently for Avon in a personal data transferring case. Practice head Tambet Toomela has ‘a very good understanding of his clients’ needs and thorough knowledge of IP and IT regulation, including at an international level’. In IT, Toomela and Risto Rüütel assisted Elisa Eesti with a network sharing agreement. Samsung Electronics and Microsoft are other clients.

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