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.
Key projects in the field

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Toomas Vaher

Partner

+ 372 640 7170
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Jaanus Ikla

Counsel

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Jüri Raidla

Senior Partner

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Key projects in the field

We advise Auto-Bon Oy on the acquisition of Veho Eesti AS’ operations in the Baltics
Veho has signed an agreement with Auto-Bon Oy on selling its Estonian subsidiary Veho Eesti AS.
 
Through its dealership network, Auto-Bon Oy imports, markets and sells Citroën and Peugeot passenger cars and vans, spare parts, accessories and related services to consumers in Finland. Auto-Bon Oy is a subsidiary of Bassadone Automotive Group.
 
Established in 1939, Veho is a Finnish automotive company that also operates in Sweden and the Baltics.
 
The parties have agreed not to publish the purchase price or other acquisition-related details. The acquisition is subject to approval by competition authorities.
 
Auto-Bon Oy was advised by Ellex Raidla’s partner Sven Papp, counsel Jaanus Ikla, senior associates Gerda Liik, Kaisa Laidvee and Martin Mäesalu as well as associate Kevin Gerretz.
 
Find out more here.
We advised Operail AS in entering the Finnish market
International transport and logistics company Operail has launched a subsidiary in Finland, Operail Finland Oy, and is investing 50 million euros to begin freight transport on Finnish railways.
 
Operail is an international railway logistics and transport company whose main business lines are freight transport, wagon rental, and rolling stock maintenance and construction. In 2018, Operail carried 13.4 million tonnes of goods. The company has a fleet of more than 3,500 wagons, with almost 2,200 wagons leased to international customers.
 
Legal advice was provided by Ellex Raidla’s partner Ermo Kosk, tax counsel Dmitri Rozenblat and senior associate Rauno Klemm.
 
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We advise Veho on the acquisition of Silberauto
We advise Veho on its acquisition of Silberauto, an Estonian importer and retailer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Estonia and Lithuania, from Mr Väino Kaldoja.
 
Veho, founded in 1939, is a leading Finnish car import and retail company with operations in Finland, Sweden and Baltics. Veho's operations comprise versatile transportation services and solutions from passenger cars to heavy-duty vehicles. In 2018, Veho's turnover was approximately EUR 1.2 billion.
 
Silberauto acts in the Estonian and Lithuanian market and, in addition to importing and retailing of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, its operations comprise import and retail of Mitsubishi, Maserati and Jeep vehicles. In 2018, Silberauto's turnover was approximately EUR 387 million and it had more than 500 employees.
 
Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
 
Veho was advised by Ellex’ Partner Risto Vahimets and Senior Associate Karl-Erich Trisberg in Estonia and Partner Paulius Gruodis, Senior Associate Mantas Juška and Associate Arvydas Grušeckas in Lithuania.