Does the State plan to keep special support measures in the field of taxation for taxpayers after the end of emergency situation? Yes, on 10 June 2020 the Law on Overcoming the Consequences of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection came into force, by which, inter alia, the following measures are maintained. in accordance with the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers tax payers can ask to defer or split into installments accrued and current tax payments for a period up to 3 years, without paying late payment interest. Taxpayers must submit a respective application within 15 days from the due tax payment term...
COBALT Estonia is one of the largest full-service business law firms in Estonia that belongs to COBALT alliance covering 4 jurisdictions - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus – uniting more than 200 lawyers. COBALT also operates International Desks covering Fenno-Baltic, Russia/CIS and German speaking countries.
We are awarded with the highest ranking for Financial and Corporate work in all Baltic countries by IFLR1000 2019 and according to Mergermarket league table report we have advised the highest number of transactions among Baltic law firms in CEE region in 2019. Our offices and lawyers are consistently ranked in the top tier by the most prestigious legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500.
COBALT is awarded with:
• The Most Innovative Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2019 Award by IFLR
• The Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2019 Award by The Lawyer
• CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award 2019 for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
COBALT has offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus.
Languages: English, Estonian, Finnish, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Greek
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In March, the Estonian Government decided to implement first steps to help the employers in order to avoid lay-offs and introduced also few other reliefs to support the companies. Below you can find summaries of these measures. Relief measures for employers Compensation of salary The Estonian Government approved the relief measures for the employees subject to salary cut...
COBALT advises AS PRFoods in selling its Swedish business to Vattudalens Fisk AB. The shares of Vattudalens Fisk AB, the acquirer of Överumans Fisk AB, are owned by Svaholmen AS, which is part of Norwegian group Egersund Group AS. The transaction includes the sale of 100% of the shares of Överumans Fisk AB, a Swedish subsidiary owned by Saaremere Kala AS. Överumans Fisk´s field of activity is rainbow trout breeding in Sweden. PRFoods is a leading fish and fish products manufacturer and wholesaler, which is listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange and operates in Estonia, the Nordics, and Scotland...
COBALT successfully represented Starbucks Corporation in a trademark case, where a local entrepreneur wanted to register a trademark that was confusingly similar to Starbucks Corporation’s trademark. Starbucks Corporation was successful in the County Court as well as the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court did not accept the claim to the proceeding. Starbucks Corporation, founded in 1971, is an American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company operates 30,000 locations worldwide in over 80 countries...