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Estonia > Employment Tier 1Magnusson covers complex cross-border employment assignments for international clients, often with cross-jurisdictional elements impacting Baltic countries, as well as Finland. It saw an increased number of mandates due to Covid, often related to day-to-day employment advice, immigration-related employment matters, and employment-related litigation. Jaanus Mägi focuses on corporate and commercial law, as well as employment. Denis Piskunov specialises in employee-related dispute resolution, while senior associate Sille Eerik handles data protection and employment matters.
Jaanus Mägi; Denis Piskunov
Other key lawyers:
Sille Eerik; Nele Laas; Ketlin Peterson
‘The team is extremely knowledgeable and has great experience in all sorts of employment matters. Not only do they know what they’re doing, they’re always available for my additional questions or follow ups. The whole process from my initial contact to billing has been smooth and easy to deal with. Absolute top quality standards in experience, skills, and communication.’
‘Denis Piskunov – he has been available and always happy to explain things further for me, a non-legal person. His work is exceptional and we’ve had a mutual understanding since the very beginning.’
‘It’s clear that they work well as a team and strive to deliver the highest quality for their clients.’
Inter Cars Estonia
SIA DEPO DIY
Illingworth Research Group
Pro Farm Technologies Oy
Velma Mööbel OÜ
- Advised KIKA on various employment matters.
- Regularly advising the Estonian subsidiary of Inter Cars S.A. on its employment issues in Estonia.
- Advising SIA DEPO DIY on employment matters in Estonia.
Inter Cars S.A. and Inter Cars Estonia OÜ
Elers Medical Finland Oy
KTZL Action Group
Envst United Action
Homeless Bob Production OÜ
SmartTel Plus OÜ
Optimus Enterprise OÜ
Dream Finance OÜ
Link Telecom OÜ
- Advised OmniMatrix OÜ, a subsidiary of Norwegian company Omega Media AS operating under the trademark “Nordikcoin” and providing virtual currency exchange services, on the issuance of numerous extensive legal opinions on token qualification under Estonian law, licensing requirements and the compliance.
- Represented over 3,000 local and international investors in large class action bankruptcy and criminal proceedings regarding claims as high as €18m, where the asset recovery involved tracing assets that have been concealed with cryptocurrency transactions.
- Advised the e-commerce company MyLook OÜ on payment processing, provision of credit, data security, intellectual property, marketing and compliance.
Other key lawyers:
‘Magnusson stands out in the market for their unique regional coverage compared to competition – they are strongly present both in the Nordics and Baltics. The team has strong litigators, and they stand out with shipping and transport sector specific knowledge. The lawyers are commercially oriented, strong strategic thinkers and talented tacticians. Our long term go to firm for high value matters.’
‘Denis Piskunov is an outstanding lawyer with significant experience in the shipping and transport sector. We would characterize him as highly professional, quick, and efficient. You can trust him to deliver.’
‘Associate Marek Keiman is very thorough with excellent attention to detail and simply great to work with as he also possesses good communication skills.’
‘The firm has been very successful in representing our company and has provided us with advice on complex matters, with the added difficulty of an international element. The firm is reputable for dealing with multi-jurisdictional cases and they demonstrate considerable professionalism. Our matters have been handled in an efficient and timely manner, with positive results.’
‘We can say that we highly commend Denis Piskunov’s work. He was consistent with his efforts and provided great contact with professional and fast feedback.’
‘The team of Magnusson is a friendly, high skilled unit.’
‘Denis Piskunov showed himself as a responsible, highly skilled person.’
Avia Solutions Group
R.E.D. Trailer Rental
- Assisted German intercity bus transport group Flixbus in entering the Estonian market.
- Represented Polish freight forwarding and transportation company Sprint Logistics in a dispute over unpaid fees.
- Represented Ferroline Group in several disputes over carriage fee and compensation for damages with customers, carriers and carriers’ insurers.
Estonia > Tax Tier 2The tax advisory group at Magnusson is noted for its geographically expansive coverage in the Baltics and the Nordics as well as its expertise in tax risk management, market entry and tax planning, and cross-border tax restructuring. It covers day-to-day tax due diligence and auditing, as well as more controversial tax matters, including representation before the Estonian Supreme Court. Practice head Elvira Tulvik is an expert in cross-border tax and regulatory matters, especially concerning transactions and market entry into the Nordics and Baltics.
- Advised World Bank on its €20m investment into Bolt by performing a tax due diligence of the Estonian targets, which are part of Bolt group, as part of a multinational due diligence.
- Advised on the tax issues regarding the reorganisation of the Saint-Gobain group with the aim of optimising ownership and management structure, and financing.
- Assisted DEPO DIY SIA in its company establishment in Estonia and provided an extensive tax and legal analysis for different areas of activity in Estonia for its prospective expansion.
Jaanus Mägi; Toomas Mälberg
‘A highly professional team that stands out with excellence in client service and cross-border project management. Main strength of the firm is their regional coverage across the Nordic-Baltic region and strong relationships with top notch international law firms. Partners are dedicated and the cross-border team functions well making them smooth and easy to work with. Magnusson is our long-term legal partner and most definitely the go to firm with high value complex transactions.’
‘Our main contact point Toomas Mälberg is very good at combining legal knowledge with good sense of business. He can find effective solutions to complex matters even on a tight schedule. We value Toomas for excellent communication and strong project management skills.’
‘Knowledgeable lawyers. Helpful and and always ready to take an assignment.‘
Põhjala Brewing AS
Avia Solutions Group
- Advised Avia Solutions Group, active in the aviation industry, on an array of matters pertaining to their business activities, including those with cross-border considerations.
- Advised World Bank’s private sector arm International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) €20m investment into the leading European mobility platform Bolt.
- Advised Saint-Gobain Eesti AS in the separation of the construction glass unit from Saint-Gobain Glass Estonia SE and the consecutive merger of the unit with Saint-Gobain Eesti AS.
Estonia > Dispute resolution Tier 3With offices in the Nordics and the Baltics, Magnusson is particularly experienced in advising both local and international clients on complex cross-border disputes, as well as commercial arbitration cases. Its recent work includes representing investors in high-value fraudulent crowdfunding cases and disputes concerning public procurements. Practice co-head Denis Piskunov specialises in international commercial disputes and arbitration, while co-head Kaidar Sultson focuses on disputes related to real estate, financing, and restructuring and insolvency. Associate Marek Keiman deals primarily with civil proceedings relating to commercial and transport disputes.
Denis Piskunov; Kaidar Sultson
Other key lawyers:
‘Team is dependable, trustworthy and reachable. We have worked together with Magnusson for a long enough time to understand that we work well with the team and are comfortable to reach out to them with certainty that we will receive quality services.’
‘Magnusson’s expertise stands out in the Estonian market as they work between multiple jurisdictions and therefore have good international experience.’
‘Partner Denis Piskunov is reliable, thorough, and we cooperate well with him. We are very satisfied with his efforts and we recognise that he is supported by a good team of associates, such as Marek Keiman who has also efficiently assisted Denis with our matters.’
‘Magnusson stands out in the market for top level legal service and professional communication. Working with them you can be sure to have high-level partner attention and capable associates at your disposal. They are good in corporate, commercial and dispute resolution matters.’
‘Would recommend partner Kaidar Sultson as an expert on restructuring and insolvency – experienced, recognized on the market and trustworthy. Partner Denis Piskunov for anything related to crowdfunding or investment frauds – a dedicated professional that will go the extra mile and will deliver.’
‘We have trusted Magnusson with various matters for a long time – the team at Magnusson are known for catering to multiple industries and sectors, and they have certainly helped us with everyday issues as well as larger matters needing more attention. They have always provided us with legal aid specifically suited to our needs, specifically taking into account our business area.’
‘We highly recommend Magnusson partner Denis Piskunov, who leads the dispute resolution team at Magnusson and has a considerable track record of dealing with disputes in many different business areas’
‘As a bankruptcy trustee, I consult Magnusson experts in case of more complicated bankruptcy proceedings. Also, I trust and turn to them when representation in The Supreme Court of Estonia is needed. The dispute resolution team of the firm has proven to be highly professional and dedicated over the years. Having had considerable experience, they are sharp on every single detail, and you can be sure nothing of importance is overlooked.’
Envst United Action
KTZL Action Group
MNTHR Action Group
Leonhard Weiss Group
- Acted for Empower AS and Leonhard Weiss OÜ in a case concerning transfer of ownership and the right to deconstruct decommissioned power lines.
- Represented over 3,000 local and international investors in class action bankruptcy and criminal proceedings pursuant to large-scale crowdfunding fraud in the Baltics.
- Represented Petramark OÜ in a dispute regarding the invalidation of the sale of a luxury hotel in Tallinn Old Town.
Kaidar Sultson; Toomas Mälberg
Other key lawyers:
Kahe Vee Projekt
DEPO DIY SIA
Maakri 36 KÜ
Spot of Tallinn
- Advised DEPO DIY SIA in relation to opening its first store in Estonia on both real estate and construction matters, monitoring competition and COVID-19 related restrictions.
- Advised Standard AS on drafting and performance of the contracts related to furnishing and construction works regarding furnishing of hotels in Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Finland.
- Advised Procurator Eesti on obtaining the use of a permit for the building and the sale of a property.
Magnusson > Firm Profile
Magnusson is an international one-stop shop business law firm offering seamless high quality legal services across the Nordic-Baltic region.
Our offices in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania provide solutions with a commercial approach for businesses in the region as well as international companies operating in several jurisdictions. We have a wide international cooperation network with market-leading law firms around the world, so our integrated offering is always based on the same high standards and quality, no matter how many offices are involved in a project.
Our talented and experienced team of 120 internationally minded professionals is valued for its proven track record of legal expertise and quick reliable advice delivered within a cost-effective budget and a desired timeframe.
Magnusson in Estonia
With an established presence in Estonia since 2012 the firm unites a strong dedicated team of lawyers with expertise in provision of excellent business solutions. We operate based on three core values: high professional standards, in-depth market and industry knowledge, and an entrepreneurial mindset. Our services cover all areas of business law required to manage and grow your business ranging from complex cross-border transactions to daily corporate governance advice. We offer advice on foreign investment to clients seeking to enter the Estonian market as well as to companies seeking to expand internationally.
Our core legal areas are corporate and M&A, banking and finance, commercial law and regulation, technology law, IP and data protection, employment, tax law, and dispute resolution. In addition, we are experienced in real estate and construction, marketing law, consumer protection, restructuring and insolvency, life sciences and EU and Competition.
|Banking and finance||Priit Pahapill|
|Banking and finance||Sille Eerik|
|Corporate and M&A||Jaanus Mägi|
|Corporate and M&A||Toomas Mälberg|
|Dispute resolution||Denis Piskunov|
|Dispute resolution||Kaidar Sultson|
|Intellectual property||Mirjam Trisberg|
|Intellectual property||Jaanus Mägi|
|Media, sports and entertainment||Jaanus Mägi|
|Media, sports and entertainment||Mirjam Trisberg|
|Public procurement||Denis Piskunov|
|Real estate||Kaidar Sultson|
|Retail and consumers||Sille Eerik|
|Retail and consumers||Mirjam Trisberg|
|Data protection||Sille Eerik|
|Media, sports and entertainment||Toomas Mälberg|
|Real estate||Toomas Mälberg|
|Sille Eerik||Senior Associate Head of Data Protection at Magnusson Estonia||View Profile|
|Jaanus Mägi||Managing Partner of Magnusson Estonia / Member of Magnusson International Committee||View Profile|
|Toomas Mälberg||Partner / Co – Head of Corporate and M&A / Co-Head of…||View Profile|
|Ketlin Peterson||Managing Associate / Co-Head of Employment at Magnusson Estonia||View Profile|
|Denis Piskunov||Partner / Co-Head of Dispute Resolution / Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Kaidar Sulton||Partner / Co-Head of Dispute Resolution in Magnusson Estonia Co-Head of Real…||View Profile|
|Linda Merileid Tilk||Managing Associate||View Profile|
|Mirjam Trisberg||Senior Associate / Head of Marketing Law||View Profile|
|Elvira Tulvik||Partner /Head of Tax, Tech and Regulatory at Magnusson Estonia / Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 120 At this office : 20
LanguagesEstonian English Russian Finnish German French
MembershipsInternational Bar Association International Fiscal Association (IFA) International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) ICC FraudNet European Employment Lawyer’s Association (EELA) Tech Nordic Advocates (TNA) INSOL Europe
OtherOther offices : Copenhagen Other offices : Helsinki Other offices : Kaunas Other offices : Gothenburg Other offices : Riga Other offices : Stockholm Other offices : Vilnius
Press Releases6th November 2018
At the upcoming IBA Annual Conference in Rome, Magnusson will be represented by a strong team of partners representing six countries of the Baltic Sea Region.
Sweden: Pharmaceutical Advertising
Published: November 2021
Authors: Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson Eduard Suurküla Wille Steinert
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Pharmaceutical Advertising laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.
Sweden: Intellectual Property
Published: June 2022
Authors: Helena Rönqvist Fredrik Ekfalk Isabel McLoughlin
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Intellectual Property laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.
Finland: Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters
Published: August 2022
Authors: Ville Salonen Anu Vuori Ella Keränen
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters laws and regulations that may occur in Finland.
Sweden: Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters
Published: August 2022
Authors: Johan Molin Madeleine Engzell Jake Lowther
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.