Transport

Ellex Raidla has led a number of groundbreaking representations in the fields of aviation, shipping, railway and road transport working with both private and public clients. Our experts provide advice on cross-border contracts, taxation, regulatory compliance, environmental law, competition and financial issues of related matters. The team has also represented clients in a number of litigation and arbitration cases, including public procurement disputes and disputes with regulators.
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Key contacts

Toomas Vaher

Partner

+ 372 640 7170
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Jaanus Ikla

Counsel

+ 372 640 7170
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Jüri Raidla

Senior Partner

+372 640 7170
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Key projects in the field

We advised LHV Varahaldus AS on the financial transaction where Nordica expanded its fleet
State-owned Estonian flag carrier airline Nordica is expanding its fleet with yet another Bombardier CRJ900 jet, the purchase and leasing to Nordica of which was financed by state-owned fleet owner Transpordi Varahaldus OÜ (TVH) issuing €10 million worth of bonds purchased in equal shares by LHV pension funds and LHV Bank.
 
LHV pension funds manager Romet Enok noted that their investment in TVH bonds offers a higher yield than can be found elsewhere on the international market under current conditions.
 
The new aircraft has already been employed in serving flights for the Scandinavian carrier SAS.
 
The financial transaction was advised by our Partner Ermo Kosk and Counsel Toomas Kasesalu.
 
To read more click HERE.
We represent the Ministry of Finance in Rail Baltic disputes
Ellex Raidla’s Partner Martin Triipan and Attorney Kaisa Laidvee are representing the Ministry of Finance before the Administrative Court in disputes concerning the construction of the Rail Baltic railway.

Various complainants have disputed in court the county plans that establish the Rail Baltic route in Estonia. The complainants believe that the county plans are unlawful and the Rail Baltic route has not been correctly determined.

Tallinn Administrative Court rejected the complaints in the court of first instance and said that the county plans are lawful and the county plan procedure has appropriately weighed the impacts of the railway route (incl. to nature and habitation).
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.