Did You Know that, of the 30 lawyers who have worked on Estonian client matters reported by CEE Legal Matters so far this year, only seven have worked on more than one? The 2023 Estonian leaderboard is currently led by Sorainen Partner Toomas Prangli, who has worked on four reported client matters so far this year.
Cobalt Advises Adampolis Group on Becoming Official MAN Dealer in Finland
Cobalt has advised the Adampolis Group on becoming the official representative of MAN Truck and Bus SE in Finland by acquiring the MAN Truck & Bus Finland business from K-Auto.
Cobalt and Ellex Advise on BaltCap's Acquisition of Senior Baltic
Cobalt has advised BaltCap on its acquisition of Senior Baltic from Orpea. Ellex advised the seller.
Cobalt Advises Change Ventures on Establishing Fund III
Cobalt has advised Change Ventures on launching its EUR 20 million Fund III.
Cobalt Advises Baltu Lanku Vadoveliai on Partnership with Klett Group
Cobalt has advised Baltu Lanku Vadoveliai on its partnership with the Klett group. Reportedly, Sorainen advised the Klett group.
Cobalt Advises 888 Holding on Sale of Two Latvian Businesses to Paf Consulting
Cobalt has advised the 888 Holding on its sale of two Latvian businesses – Mr. Green Latvia and William Hill Latvia – to Paf Consulting for a total consideration of up to EUR 28.25 million. QAP Legal reportedly advised Paf Consulting.
Cobalt Advises Practica Capital on Amlyze Investment
Cobalt has advised Lithuanian venture capital fund management company Practica Capital on its investment in anti-money laundering start-up Amlyze.
Cobalt Advises Baltic Horizon on Sale of Duetto Office Buildings to ECRE IV
Cobalt has advised the Baltic Horizon Fund on its agreement with ECRE IV (Lux) for the full sale of BH Duetto – the owner of the Duetto I and II office buildings in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Cobalt Successful for Republic of Estonia in VEB Fund Case
Cobalt has successfully represented the Republic of Estonia during the judicial proceedings in the VEB Fund case, with the fund having been established 30 years ago to address the issue of banking funds blocked in the Russian Federation.
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Sorainen and Cobalt Advise on BaltCap Acquisition of Hansab
Sorainen has advised BaltCap on its acquisition of a 70% stake in the Hansab Group. Cobalt advised Hansab's majority shareholders on the sale.
Cobalt Successful for Tukuma Auto Against Autotransporta Direkcija
Cobalt has successfully represented the interests of Tukuma Auto in a dispute against the Road Transport Administration in Latvia regarding amendments to procurement agreements executed with Nordeka for the provision of public transport services by buses on regional route networks.
Cobalt Advises BaltCap on Acquisition of Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus
Cobalt has advised the BaltCap Private Equity Fund III on its acquisition of a minority stake in Eesti Digiraamute Keskus.
Cobalt Advises Tallinn Creative Hub on Public Procurement Proceedings
Cobalt has advised Tallinn's Creative Hub on public procurement proceedings for the design and maintenance of a reconstructed building as a center for cultural exports and the creative economy.
Cobalt Represents Hundipea in Disputes Related to Paljassaare Port
Cobalt has represented Hundipea in multiple disputes related to the Paljassaare port and related water area before the Estonian Transport Administration, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and the Administrative Court.
Cobalt Advises Estonian Transport Administration on Procurement for Sindi-Lodja Bridge
Cobalt has advised the Estonian Transport Administration on the procurement procedure for the design and construction of the Sindi-Lodja Bridge on the Reiu River.
Cobalt and Ellex Advise on Amber Beverage Group EUR 30 Million Bond Issuance
Cobalt has advised the Amber Beverage Group on its EUR 30 million issuance of four-year senior secured bonds with Signet Bank as the arranger. Ellex was the collateral agent on the issuance.
Crypto-Asset Markets to Be Subject to EU-wide Regulation at Last
On 20 April, the European Parliament endorsed two regulations which will fundamentally change the crypto-asset market landscape in the EU and potentially beyond: the Regulation for Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) and the recast version of the Transfer of Funds Regulation (TFR recast). As a forerunner in regulating crypto business, Estonia has had local crypto laws in place since 2017, however, MiCA and TFR recast will be directly applicable in the EU and will replace the respective local legislation.