COBALT

Legal Services | Estonia
tel: +372 6 651 888 | fax: +372 6 651 899
PÄrnu mnt 15 | Tallinn | 10141 | Estonia

Main Contacts

Martin Simovart

Partner, Head of Global Relations

Jaanus Mody

Managing Partner

Offices

Overview

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.

Lawyers Worldwide: 200
Languages: English, Estonian, Finnish, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Greek

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Partners

Liina  Linsi

Liina Linsi

Partner
Sten  Luiga

Sten Luiga

Senior Partner
Jaanus  Mody

Jaanus Mody

Managing Partner
Margus  Mugu

Margus Mugu

Partner
Dace  Silava-Tomsone

Dace Silava-Tomsone

Managing Partner
Martin  Simovart

Martin Simovart

Partner, Head of Global Relations
Egon  Talur

Egon Talur

Partner
Elo  Tamm

Elo Tamm

Partner
Aivar  Taro

Aivar Taro

Partner

Associate Partners

Monika  Koolmeister

Monika Koolmeister

Managing Associate

Associates

Ott  Aava

Ott Aava

Senior Associate
Mart  Blondal

Mart Blondal

Associate
Heili  Haabu

Heili Haabu

Senior Associate
Annika  Jaanson

Annika Jaanson

Senior Associate
Liina  Jents

Liina Jents

Senior Associate
Artur  Knjazev

Artur Knjazev

Associate
Tõnu  Kolts

Tõnu Kolts

Associate
Karl  Kull

Karl Kull

Senior Associate
Karli  Kutt

Karli Kutt

Associate
Rauno  Ligi

Rauno Ligi

Senior Associate
Marit  Martens

Marit Martens

Associate
Kadri  Matteus

Kadri Matteus

Senior Associate
Madis  Reppo

Madis Reppo

Associate
Liina  Saaremets

Liina Saaremets

Associate
Kristina  Schotter

Kristina Schotter

Senior Associate
Kaidi Reiljan Sihvart

Kaidi Reiljan Sihvart

Senior Associate
Mattias  Tammeaid

Mattias Tammeaid

Senior Associate
Heleri  Tammiste

Heleri Tammiste

Senior Associate
Merle  Veeroos

Merle Veeroos

Senior Associate

Other Professionals

Johanna Britt Haabu

Johanna Britt Haabu

Assistant Lawyer
Jesse  Kivisaari

Jesse Kivisaari

Specialist Counsel
Peeter  Lepik

Peeter Lepik

Legal Counsel
Toomas  Luhaäär

Toomas Luhaäär

Legal Counsel
Kadri-Liis  Luks

Kadri-Liis Luks

HR Manager
Christine  Mägi

Christine Mägi

Assistant Lawyer
Eva-Ell  Paalimaa

Eva-Ell Paalimaa

Marketing Assistant
Kristin  Pedak

Kristin Pedak

Marketing and Communications Manager
Helen  Sool

Helen Sool

Assistant Lawyer
Lembit  Tedder

Lembit Tedder

Senior Associate
Aleksandr  Vjunov

Aleksandr Vjunov

Marketing Analyst

Articles

COVID-19 in Latvia: FAQs by Taxpayers

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...

COVID-19 in Estonia: The Coronavirus in Employment Relations and Taxes - March 20 Update

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...

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Press

COBALT Represents Starbucks in a Trademark Case

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...

COBALT Advised Change Ventures on Investment in Fintech Startup askRobin

COBALT advised Change Ventures on investing in a fintech startup askRobin. In addition to Change Ventures, the $1.7 million seed round was backed by VC funds Vereeni Early Stage Fund, BENE Asia Capital, and Lemonade Stand. Also, several tech entrepreneurs from Estonia participated, such as Ragnar Sass, co-founder of Pipedrive, and Taavi Tamkivi, founder of the anti-money laundering platform Salv. Change Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund based in the Baltic States, backing ambitious Baltic founders anywhere in the world...

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