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Sorainen and Gunderson Dettmer in Los Angeles have advised Brainbase on a successfully completed USD 1 million seed round. The round was led by Tera Ventures, with participation from Sterling Road and several angel investors, including Severin Hacker, Andrew Rabin, and Hamid Barkhordar.

Upon reflection, 2018 feels like a year of reversal – the long economic expansion, fueled by quantitative easing by central banks, is losing steam, love for FAANGs and Big Tech turned into techlash, trade wars emerged and escalated, a negotiated divorce between the UK and the EU is descending into a disorderly no-deal Brexit, and so on. There is much to ponder in the short-term. Long-term challenges for the legal profession, however, lie elsewhere.

Cobalt has advised London-based Vink Group, Europe’s largest semi-finished plastics distributor, on its acquisition of three Baltic companies, OU Proplastik, SIA Proplastik, and UAB Proplastik. TGS Baltic advised the Proplastik shareholders on the transaction. Financial details were not disclosed.

Ellex Raidla has advised Estonian pension fund manager LHV Varahaldus and LHV Bank on their equal subscription to and acquisition of EUR 10 million in secured notes issued by Transpordi Varahaldus, Estonia's state-owned holding company, to finance its purchase and leasing to Estonian airline Nordica of a Bombardier CRJ900 jet. Transpordi Varahaldus [TVH] was advised by Triniti, Derling Primus acted as the security agent appointed by the finance parties, and Nordica was advised by the Tark law firm.

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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

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