Ants Mailend

Ants Mailend



+372 6 400 957

Mob: +372 5 069 653
Fax: +372 6 400 901
Office: Estonia

Practice areas:

Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Restructuring & Insolvency

Sector Groups:

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Languages: Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian

Ants Mailend has a long and varied experience as a lawyer. Known mostly as a litigator, he has also advised many M&A and real estate transactions and worked in other fields of law. He joined Sorainen in 2016 after over 20 years as a founding partner at VARUL Law Firm.

Ants has represented clients in civil, administrative and criminal matters, specialising mostly in civil litigation and arbitrage. His main fields of expertise include law of obligations, corporate law, insolvency and intellectual property law. He also has extensive experience with competition, insurance, financial services, electronic communications, broadcasting, information technology, international trade, energy and pharmaceuticals regulation.

Ants has participated, as a counsellor and arbitrator, in arbitration proceedings and is listed as a recommended arbitrator by the Arbitration Court of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has also worked as a liquidator and trustee in bankruptcy, as well as a board member in numerous companies. From 2004–2010, he served as a member of the management board of the Estonian Bar Association.

Ants has been recognised as a top legal practitioner in Estonia by many publications, including:

  • Chambers Global in corporate/commercial and dispute resolution (“Ants Mailend is a skilled litigator who handles a variety of corporate and shareholder disputes and also offers transactional advice”, “Ants stands out for his experience in the intellectual property field. He is a well-known litigator and arbitrator instructed on high-stakes cases, including cross-border matters”).
  • Legal 500 describes him as an outstanding specialist with an “admirable skill of explaining complex issues simply and understandably” (banking and finance), an “in-depth analytical approach” and a “swift reaction” (corporate and M&A). He is a “very good communicator” and “always takes care of the client, offering solutions in the client’s best interest”.
  • European Legal Experts describes him as a leading corporate and financial law expert in Estonia.
  • Best Lawyers points out his activity in corporate and M&A matters.
  • WTR 1000 recognizes Ants Mailend’s work as an advisor on transactions, describing him as an “outstanding figure in the legal market, with remarkable experience in trademark disputes”.

University of Tartu (MA in Law)
University of Amsterdam (international law studies and LL.M. in EU commercial law)


Estonian Bar Association
Estonian Anti-Doping Agency (supervisory board member)

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