Corporate, M&A

Ellex Raidla advises on a wide range of matters related to public and private M&A with particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions. We have developed extensive domestic and international expertise and have been involved in a majority of large M&A transactions in Estonia. Our corporate advisory team offers day-to-day legal advice for a large number of Estonian and international companies in all aspects of law that affect their daily operations. We provide assistance from the formation of companies and partnerships to the details of their operations.
 
Key projects in the field

  • Commercial Code
  • Restructuring Act
  • Law of Obligations Act
  • Employment Contracts Act
  • Law of Property Act
  • Law of the General Part of the Civil Code
  • Bankruptcy Act
  • Foundations Act
  • Non-Profit Associations Act

Key contacts

Sven Papp

Partner

Head of Corporate / M&A practice group
+ 372 640 7170
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Jüri Raidla

Senior Partner

+372 640 7170
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Risto Vahimets

Partner

+372 640 7170
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Martin Käerdi

Partner

Head of Commercial & Compliance Law and Employment practice group
+ 372 640 7170
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Ermo Kosk

Partner

+372 640 7170
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Gerli Kilusk

Partner

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Toomas Kasesalu

Counsel

+372 640 7170
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Elisabet Fura

Counsel

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Dmitri Rozenblat

Senior Associate

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Gerda Liik

Senior Associate

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Sandra Värk

Senior Associate

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Rutt Värk

Senior Associate

+372 640 7170
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Reet Saks

Senior Associate

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Karl-Erich Trisberg

Senior Associate

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Alla Kuznetsova

Senior Associate

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Kerstin Jürgenson

Associate

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Marilin Laud

Associate

+640 7170
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Ursula Kosk

Associate

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Anna Trine Raudsepp

Associate

+372 640 7170
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Karin Tartu

Associate

+ 372 640 7170
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Liisbeth Lillo

Associate

+372 640 7170
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Kristian Sutt

Lawyer

+372 640 7170
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Key projects in the field

We advised the management board of Vopak E.O.S. on the sale of its shares
Royal Vopak N.V. and Global Ports Investments PLC announced on Wednesday that they sold all the shares in the independent oil terminal operator Vopak E.O.S to Abu Dhabi based company Liwathon. The new name of the logistics company became Liwathon E.O.S.
 
Liwathon E.O.S., the largest independent oil products terminal operator in the Baltic region, operates four terminals - Termoil, Trendgate, Pakterminal and Stivterminal - with a total storage capacity of 1,051,800 cbm. Liwathon E.O.S. terminals, which are directly connected to the international railway infrastructure, are located in the Port of Muuga, Estonia, within the Port of Tallinn. Liwathon E.O.S. offers opportunities for sea and rail transportation of oil products from Eastern Europe to Western Europe, America and Southeast Asia.
 
The management board of Vopak E.O.S. was advised by Ellex Raidla’s Partner Sven Papp and Senior Partner Jüri Raidla.
Ellex advised UnifiedPost Group on the acquisition of Fitek Holding
Benelux’s company UnifiedPost Group bought the Baltic-based Fitek Holding from the private equity fund BaltCap, creating one of the biggest FinTech companies in Europe.
 
UnifiedPost Group, headquartered in Belgium, is one of Europe's leading FinTech firms that helps businesses to digitize and optimize their financial value chain. They provide a complete technology portfolio for identity management, document processing, robotic accounting and apps with added value.
 
Fitek is the market leader in the financial automation process. The company operates in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the UK, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 
Hans Leybaert, CEO of UnifiedPost Group: “Our ambition is to grow internationally and to further strengthen our position as a leading player in the FinTech landscape. With both companies coming together, we not only expand our European footprint, but are also getting extra people with solid knowledge of the sector onboard. The growth strategy of UnifiedPost Group is reconfirmed with this acquisition.”
 
UnifiedPost was advised by Partner Sven Papp, Counsel Jaanus Ikla and Senior Associate Gerda Liik in Estonia, Partner Zinta Jansons and Associate Partner Sarmis Spilbergs in Latvia, Partner Paulius Gruodis, Senior Associate Mantas Juška and Arvydas Grušeckas  in Lithuania.
We advised Amserv Grupp on the sale of Ascar Auto
Amserv Grupi AS sold its subsidiary Ascar Auto AS to Autospirit AS and will focus on developing the volume of sales, market share and customer service of Toyota and Lexus.
 
Amserv Group is one of the biggest sellers of new and used cars and car service companies in the Baltics. Before the sale the firm had the right of representation for five brands (Toyota, Lexus, Opel, Chevrolet, Saab, Hyundai and Peugeot). Amserv employed over 400 employees in Estonia and Latvia, and has 11 sales and service centres located in Tallinn, Pärnu, Tartu, Paide, Viljandi and Riga. All centres sell new and used cars, spare parts and offer maintenance services.
 
The Ellex Raidla’s team consisted of Partner Risto Vahimets, Senior Associate Alla Kuznetsova and Associate Anna Trine Raudsepp.