Media & Entertainment

Ellex Raidla has a deep knowledge of the field and advises on matters of broadcasting license and license applications, protection of TV formats, legal audits of consumer campaigns and direct marketing campaigns. We also help our clients with assessment of advertisements to check compliance with regulatory requirements. Our entertainment lawyers represented clients in disputes arising from the publication of factually incorrect information, including the landmark case against a leading Estonian internet media company, creating a precedent on whether and under what conditions a media company may be responsible for online comments of its readers based on media, entertainment and communication law.
Key projects in the field

Key contacts

Ants Nõmper

Managing Partner

Head of Intellectual Property & IT practice group
+ 372 640 7170
crypt:PGEgY2xhc3M9ImVtYWlsIiBocmVmPSJtYWlsdG86YW50cy5ub21wZXJAZWxsZXguZWUiPmFudHMubm9tcGVyQGVsbGV4LmVlPC9hPg==:xx
-

Merlin Liis

Associate

+ 372 640 7170
crypt:PGEgY2xhc3M9ImVtYWlsIiBocmVmPSJtYWlsdG86bWVybGluLmxpaXNAZWxsZXguZWUiPm1lcmxpbi5saWlzQGVsbGV4LmVlPC9hPg==:xx

Key projects in the field

Ellex Raidla advised the sale of Piletilevi
Baltic Ticket Holdings OÜ (BTH), which manages Piletilevi, was acquired by the investment company UP Invest OÜ.
 
Baltic Ticket Holdings had a turnover of EUR 9.1 million and an operating profit of EUR 3.6 million last year, both figures showing a significant increase over the year. In 2017, the company's turnover was 8.4 million euros and profit 3.1 million euros.
 
Baltic Ticket Holdings has four subsidiaries - Piletilevi AS in Estonia, SIA Bilešu Serviss in Latvia, UAB Nacionalinis ticket distributor in Lithuania and OOO Kvitki Bel in Belarus.
 
According to Sven Nuutmann, member of the management board of UP Invest, the investment was spurred by the desire to expand into a completely new business. "We see good growth opportunities in the ticket market, both in the Baltics and in Belarus, where BTH is currently operating, and we highly value the company's development to date and management's contribution," said Nuutmann.
 
Ellex Raidla’s partner Martin Käerdi and counsel Triin Frosch advised the seller on the transaction.
Ellex Raidla advising Levikom in connection with a bond issue
Estonian telecommunications company Levikom has announced plans to raise capital in the amount of more than €5 million through a bond emission targeted at local investors. Levikom have recently focused on the development of 5G technology, and the additional capital is to be put towards the company's business plan for the next few years.
 
Levikom is a local capital-based company offering ultra-fast internet, television, telephone and IT infrastructure and cloud services.
 
The issuer of the bonds is the parent company Levikom Holding OÜ. Ellex Raidla's partner Sven Papp advising on the shaping of Levikom's capital structure.
 
Read more HERE.
Ellex Raidla advised Gamesys Estonia OÜ in relation to its merger with JPJ Group
London-listed gaming operator JPJ Group PLC has entered into an agreement to acquire Gamesys Ventures in a transaction valued at up to €547million. This transaction is all 3: acquisition, reverse takeover and merger. Due to the scale of Gamesys and the fact that it’s a private company, the reverse takeover structure enables Gamesys to merge with a public company.
 
While the London game business is not part of the merger (it will be spinoff independently) Gamesys Estonia OÜ is. This means that by end of September this year, the deal is expected to be completed and Gamesys Estonia OÜ will be owned by a public company. The new public company will be renamed Gamesys Group plc.
 
This deal is one of the biggest in the industry. The main rationale for the deal was the increased financial benefits, power and development opportunities that bringing the two companies together would create.
 
The Estonian law aspects of the transaction were advised by Ellex Raidla Partner Sven Papp and Senior Associate Alla Kuznetsova.
 
Read more HERE.