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Rutt Vark Moves from Ellex Raidla to Head M&A Team at PwC Legal Estonia

Rutt Vark Moves from Ellex Raidla to Head M&A Team at PwC Legal Estonia

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Former Ellex Raidla Senior Associate Rutt Vark has become head of M&A at PwC Legal Estonia.

Vark has more than ten years of experience advising clients on complex transactions and projects. She spent almost two years at Ellex Raidla, after spending the previous six at Primus and the three years before that at Lawin, before the Estonian office of that firm joined Cobalt.

According to Viljar Kahari, Managing Partner of PwC Legal Estonia, the M&A transactions field is one of the core strategic areas of the firm: “We work with a number of successful tech companies and investors who often need advice with investing and making transactions in dozens of countries at the same time. Our capability of offering services through a single point of contact via the PwC network in all corners of the earth while making use of the extensive knowledge gathered by PwC’s tax and business consultants in preparing transactions are some of the reasons for top players to see unique career opportunities at PwC.”

Vark described the ability to make use ot PwC’s network in advising Estonian clients as professionally exciting. “Estonian transactional lawyers are very professional and it’s always an honor to participate in negotiations with highly professional colleagues. I see a development opportunity for myself primarily through getting international experiences at PwC Legal, as the company services 95 states globally.” She noted that, in addition, she also appreciates gaining a broader understanding of transactions:.“While planning a transaction there are so many additional aspects than just legal advisory, such as valuation, the structure of the transaction, financial and tax due diligence, [and] reasonable risk management, as well as creating value with the merger of organizations. I now have the opportunity to consult with my new colleagues from PwC’s tax and advisory in these matters on a daily basis and I very much hope that we will have a chance to advise clients in ground breaking and challenging projects.” 

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COBALT is closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, making us one of the largest law firms in the Baltic market. 

COBALT is a trusted partner for daily matters and complex large-scale transactions and disputes. The firm’s broad spectrum of expertise and established position as the market leader give a comprehensive basis for providing advice on special areas of business law.

We advise top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups. We offer leading-edge solutions in key industry sectors: Consumer Products, Trade & Distribution, Real Estate & Construction, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Communications, Media & Technologies, Financial Services, Transport & Logistics.

COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 6 times. We were recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. COBALT also won CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal of the Year, at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Awards. We have received multiple awards from the Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket and we are regularly listed amongst the top performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket deal tables

More information on Cobalt can be found at www.cobalt.legal

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