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Ellex

ROOSIKRANTSI 2, 10119 TALLINN, ESTONIA
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Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Estonia

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

Ellex

Raino Paron¬†heads Ellex's banking and finance practice, which recently advised Luminor Bank on its first bond issue worth ‚ā¨65m. Following the firm's merger with Primus' Estonian office, the team has added two new partners in Gerli Kilusk¬†and Ermo Kosk.¬†Other key clients for the firm include Inbank, Eesti Energia and Olympic Entertainment Group, which the firm advised on its recent delisting from Nasdaq Tallinn following a takeover by Odyssey Europe. Gerly L√Ķhmus¬†and Martin M√§esalu¬†are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Raino Paron - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Gerly L√Ķhmus - Ellex

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

Ellex

Ellex¬†recently advised Daimler on its ‚ā¨175m investment into Taxify, a matter led by Risto Vahimets. Another recent key mandate for the team is its advice to Blackstone on its acquisition of a 60% stake in Luminor Bank, one of the largest deals in the history of the Baltic market. The practice is led by¬†Sven Papp, while new arrivals¬†Ermo Kosk¬†and¬†Gerli Kilusk,¬†formerly of Primus' Estonian office,¬†are also recommended. Other key clients for the firm include Enefit Green, Olympic¬†Entertainment Group and¬†Mandatum Life Insurance Baltic.

Leading individuals

Risto Vahimets - Ellex

Sven Papp - Ellex

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex is defending businessman Hillar Teder in connection with allegations of bribery and the illegal financing of the Estonian Centre Party. Anton Sigal, who joined the practice following its merger with Primus, Attorneys at Law's Estonian office, led the team acting for Elering in two precedent-setting subsidy disputes relating to hydroelectric power. Arne Ots is the head of the practice, which is noted for its 'quality and expertise'. Other key clients include Telia, Swedbank and Eesti Energia. The 'very skilled' Toomas Vaher, and senior associate Martin-Johannes Raude are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Arne Ots - Ellex

Toomas Vaher - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex's competition law team, which is led by Raino Paron, has 'strong expertise in competition, M&A and due diligence areas'. The group recently carried out a pan-Baltic competition audit and compliance review for Nestlé. It also defended Laam Kinnisvara in cartel proceedings initiated against several real estate companies, focusing on the kv.ee real estate portal. Counsel Triin Frosch is notable for her work in energy-related matters, where she has 'unrivalled sector experience'.

Leading individuals

Raino Paron - Ellex

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex has strengthened its practice with the arrival of Gerli Kilusk and Kristiina Reinson following the firm's merger with Primus, Attorneys at Law. Practice head Martin Käerdi leads the firms advice to Hansab on a share option matter. Arne Ots and senior associate Reet Saks are also names to note.

Next generation lawyers

Reet Saks - Ellex

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

Ellex

Ellex¬†recently acted for Ambient Sound Investments in two disputes before the European Union Intellectual Property Office pertaining to the phrase "ASI".¬†Ants N√Ķmper¬†heads the practice and counsel¬†Mari Must¬†handles the firm's IP work in EU courts.¬†J√ľri Raidla¬†led the advice to Eesti Loto on a recent ICT procurement. Other key clients include Telia and Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Leading individuals

Ants N√Ķmper - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Mari Must - Ellex

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

Ellex

Ellex is advising the Ministry of Finance on the upcoming Rail Baltica project. The 'market-leading' practice is headed by Martin Triipan, while Martin Käerdi, Jaanus Ikla, and Risto Vahimets are also highly recommended. Triin Frosch has 'extensive experience in energy and infrastructure work' and advised Enefit Energiatootmine on the construction of the Auvere power plant.

Leading individuals

Jaanus Ikla - Ellex

Risto Vahimets - Ellex

Next generation lawyers

Triin Frosch - Ellex

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex¬†is advising the Republic of Estonia on the Rail Baltica project, particularly on issues pertaining to spatial planning and the route of the project. Toomas Vaher¬†heads the practice, which also recently assisted Viking Lines with the regulation of its package tour services. J√ľri Raidla¬†and Jaanus Ikla¬†are also recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Ellex

Ellex¬†recently represented the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in disputing the Estonian government's decision to cancel planned¬†changes to the social tax rate. Sven Papp¬†heads the practice, which also acts for Tere and East Capital. T√Ķnis Vahesaar¬†moved to an in-house position.

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