Consumer & Retail

Ellex Raidla advises many of the leading companies in the consumer and retail sector on a variety of legal issues, including corporate M&A, commercial and real estate, corporate reorganizations, competition issues, tax and IP. We support our clients in all key areas of their business, from strategic growth and divestments to international brand management, commercial relationships and regulatory compliance. Our client base encompasses a wide variety of multinational and local companies, as well as consumer goods manufacturers and suppliers.
Key projects in the field

Key contacts

Risto Vahimets

Partner

+372 640 7170
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Ermo Kosk

Partner

+372 640 7170
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Mari Must

Counsel

+ 372 640 7170
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Martin Mäesalu

Senior Associate

+ 372 640 7170
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Karl-Erich Trisberg

Senior Associate

+ 372 640 7170
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Alla Kuznetsova

Senior Associate

+ 372 640 7170
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Reet Saks

Senior Associate

+ 372 640 7170
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Merlin Liis

Associate

+ 372 640 7170
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Anna Trine Raudsepp

Associate

+372 640 7170
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Key projects in the field

We advised AS Hortes garden centre regarding sales transaction
We represented AS Hortes gardening centre property in Laagri, Tallinn with a sale-and-leaseback transaction. The Hortes gardening centre property in Laagri was acquired by a public closed-end alternative investment fund EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS. Total investment amounts to 3.1 million euros.
 
Hortes is Estonia’s leading retail brand for garden and home products and biggest garden centre in the Baltics. Hortes garden centre offers the Baltic region’s broadest selection of indoor and outdoor plants, gardening tools and supplies, as well as home and pet products.
 
We advised AS Hortes in the negotiations regarding the property sale agreement and the conditions of the buildings rental contract, as well as the completion of transaction. Ellex Raidla team included partner Martin Käerdi and associate Triin Tiru.
 
Advised Fifaa AS in the acquisition of River Island shops in Estonia
Ellex Raidla advised Fifaa AS the acquisition of British famous fashion brand River Island shops in Estonia from RIFF OÜ. River Island has over 300 stores in Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium as well as in Middle East.

Ellex Raidla advised the client in all stages of the project including drafting the contracts and drafted the notice of the concentration.

The client was advised by a team consisting of partner Risto Vahimets and senior associate Martin Mäesalu.

AS FIFAA is an enterprise founded in 1993 that specializes in company clothing and commercial gift sales. Today they have grown into a leading marketing partner for thousands of companies. AS FIFAA is an official importer for known brands such as Skechers, Dune London, Russell, Fruit Of The Loom, Spalding, Jako, Peak and And1. In addition to wholesales, they are lead store chains for Skechers, Dune London and T-Shirt Store with 40 stores in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
 
Advised Jaakson & Ko AS in the sale of shares of Jaaksoni Linnahoolduse OÜ
Ellex Raidla advised Jaakson & Ko OÜ in the sale of 100% of shares of Jaaksoni Linnahoolduse OÜ  to Eesti Keskkonnateenused AS.

Ellex Raidla advised the client in all transaction related matters. The team was led by partner Risto Vahimets.

OÜ Jaaksoni Linnahooldus is a company that provides services related to road maintenance works, street cleaning, planting of greenery and also waste management. Invisible to townfolks Jaaksoni Linnahooldus keeps clean substantial part of streets in Tallinn!

AS Eesti Keskkonnateenused is one of the biggest companies providing waste management services all over Estonia.