Technology

Our firm has always been at the forefront of the technology and communications market in the region. We have advised market leaders and have participated in major transactions. Ellex Raidla has significant experience in working with major global information technology companies and a portfolio of the most innovative and complex technology-related projects.  We provide legal services on a wide range of technology-related issues from technology acquisition deals to domain name disputes.
Key projects in the field

Key contacts

Ants Nõmper

Managing Partner

Head of Intellectual Property & IT practice group
+ 372 640 7170
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Key projects in the field

Ellex Raidla successfully represented Segway Inc in a dispute related to product design
We represented the leading innovator of personal transportation Segway Inc in a dispute concerning a breach of Segway’s registered product design rights against the local company Lara Invest OÜ.
 
Segway designs, develops and manufactures personal self-balancing electronic devices for consumers and businesses. It offers patrollers for law enforcement and private security agencies for patrol of indoor and outdoor environments:  wooded trails, construction sites, and city sidewalks.
In 2015 Ninebot strategically merged with Segway, headquartered in Bedford, US. The combined company focuses on the research and development, design, manufacturing, distribution and sales of short-distance transportation products.
 
The design of Segway personal transporters is registered in the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
 
The client was represented by Partners Ants Nõmper and Anton Sigal, Counsel Mari Must, Senior Associate Liis Könn, Associate Mailis Meier.
A consortium advised by Ellex Raidla and Linklaters invests in Sportradar
Ellex Raidla team together with Linklaters as lead counsel advised a consortium of investors, consisting of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and U.S. growth equity firm TCV, on the acquisition of a significant stake in Sportradar AG.

CPPIB, through its wholly owned subsidiary, CPP Investment Board Europe S.à r.l., and TCV will together acquire a stake in Sportradar at an enterprise value of EUR 2.1Bn (~USD 2.4Bn.) from private equity firm EQT and certain minority shareholders. Carsten Koerl, founder, majority shareholder and CEO, will retain his entire ownership position in Sportradar. EQT will also reinvest a portion of its sale proceeds into Sportradar.

Headquartered in St. Gallen (Switzerland), Sportradar is the global leader in the provision of sports data. The company provides leagues, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with data. It is an official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL and NASCAR, as well as FIFA and UEFA.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is an investment management organisation, headquartered in Toronto (Canada), that manages and invests funds on behalf of 20 million contributors to and beneficiaries of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

Founded in 1995, TCV provides capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. The firm has invested more than 10 billion U.S. dollars in leading technology enterprises and has assisted in over 115 IPOs and strategic acquisitions. TCV currently has invested over 1 billion U.S. dollars in Europe.

From Ellex Raidla Partner Risto Vahimets, Senior Associate Karl-Erich Trisberg and lawyer Anna Trine Raudsepp advised on the transaction.
Ellex advised Daimler on its investment in Taxify
Ellex has advised Daimler AG on an investment in Taxify. Daimler, whose mobility services portfolio includes Mytaxi and other ride-hailing services such as Clever Taxi and Taxibeat, now also holds an interest in ride-hailing provider Taxify. Taxify operates predominantly in Central and Eastern Europe and in Africa. Chinese ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing already acquired an interest in Taxify in 2017. With its investment in Taxify, Daimler is significantly expanding its ride-hailing portfolio. To date, Taxify has provided transport to more than 10 million passengers with more than 500,000 registered drivers.
 
The Ellex team included partner Risto Vahimets, senior associate Karl-Erich Trisberg and lawyer Anna Trine Raudsepp. The lead counsel of the transaction was Noerr LLP.