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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

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co recently advised Ühinenud Inglid on establishing a limited partnership alternative investment fund in Estonia. The practice is headed by Maivi OtsTarmo Repp, and Risto Rüütel; Rüütel leads the firm's advice to clients in the crypto market. Recent highlights include advising Korelya Capital on its investment into Taxify. Other key clients include KIT Finance Estonia and Trind Ventures. Lauri Liivat is also recommended.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co recently advised Eesti Meedia on its acquisition of an advertising agency, which was objected to by competitors. Risto Rüütel heads the practice, which is experienced in complex merger control proceedings. Other key clients include Leonhard Weiss Energy and Kaupmees & Ko, which the firm recently advised on its acquisition of Tridensby via the termination of a joint venture.

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Shipping and transport

Within: Shipping and transport

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co recently advised Ekogaisma Estonia on the international transport of lamp waste for recycling. Toomas Pikamäe heads the practice, which also acts for clients including Turkish Airlines and Atko Bussiliinid. Maivi Ots and Risto Rüütel are also noted for their work in this area.

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