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Marko Kairjak Moves from TGS Baltic to Ellex Raidla in Estonia

Marko Kairjak Moves from TGS Baltic to Ellex Raidla in Estonia

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Former TGS Baltic Partner Marko Kairjak has joined Ellex Raidla in Estonia, where he will create and head the firm's new White Collar Dispute Resolution Practice.

Kairjak, whose team is moving with him from TGS Baltic, is an expert in white-collar criminal law. He spent almost twelve years with Varul before joining TGS Baltic in May, 2017. He has both a Master's degree and a Ph.D. from the the University of Tartu and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. 

According to Ellex, Kairjak “has successfully represented clients in many prominent matters – for example, the corruption scandal of the Port of Tallinn and the criminal matter of Kajar Lember concerning benefit fraud. Marko is a criminal law lecturer at the University of Tartu, the author of several textbooks and the Vice Chairman of the Estonian Legal Science Society.”

“Top level of knowledge and experience in every practice area is essential for Ellex,” commented Managing Partner Ants Nomper. “Our experience shows that at the times when the legal environment is becoming increasingly complex and the state is taking more forceful positions in business-related criminal matters, our role in advising clients involved as parties to criminal proceedings is increasing as well. Thanks to Marko and his team joining our firm we will gain very strong experts in this area.” 

“The market situation clearly indicates that there is a leading group of three law firms in Estonia that are engaged in all the important legal areas and offer the best quality on the market,” Kairjak commented. “However, in order to maintain this quality and develop, my practice groups need to move on. Accordingly, joining the market leader Ellex Raidla is only a logical step. Also, the principles of Ellex Raidla – speed, sincerity, and quality – match the profile of those joining the firm.

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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. 

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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

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