I am co-head of our Corporate and M&A practice and head of Real Estate & Construction sector group in Estonia. I have always been driven by the ambition to provide the highest quality legal services in the market and excellent client experience, while at the same time creating a supportive and inspiring environment for the talented people I feel proud to work with. My strengths are transactional advice, negotiations and shareholder relations.
Highly valued transaction adviser. I am proud that constant learning, development and hard work enables me to enjoy an excellent reputation as the M&A and real estate transaction adviser and negotiator, referred to as “an irreplaceable partner” by clients. For nearly 20 years I have participated as the leader and counsel in numerous landmark mergers and acquisitions. Passionate about negotiations, I believe there is nothing that cannot be solved through negotiations.
Real estate sector expertise. Having notable expertise in the field of construction and real estate, I have the privilege to be characterised by clients as “one of the leading legal minds in real estate law, displaying a remarkable sense for detecting and foreseeing risks”. In addition to advising several large construction and real estate companies I have acted as expert and mediator in construction-related disputes.
Contributing to development of law. As part of my mission I contribute to better law making as a member of the Commercial Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association. I also serve as an expert member of the Estonian Ministry of Justice’s Company Law Review Committee, which aims to reform the country’s company law. In addition, I stand for the proper balance in protection of all company stakeholders and have published several articles on the topic.
Unlocking potential talent. I have taught corporate law at the University of Tartu for several years and have also been lecturing at corporate and M&A seminars, conferences and training courses. As a team leader I am dedicated to creating a working environment that maximizes the performance and happiness of our highly talented people.
Executive coaching. As helping clients succeed and supporting others in creating better results and a happier life is my passion, I have become a qualified executive coach. I believe that coaching techniques enable me also to be a better team leader and partner to my clients.
- University of Syracuse, United States, “Taxation of Business Transactions”
- University of Minnesota, United States, Edmund Muskie scholar, (MA in Law)
- University of Tartu, (BA in Law / officially equal to the Master’s Degree)
- University of Tartu (Journalism)
I am a member of
- Estonian Bar Association
- Estonian Bar Association Business Law Commission
- Estonian Corporate Law Audit Commission
Deals & Cases
Nortal acquires stake in cyber security startupDeals & Cases / Äripäev / Postimees
Certares enters into strategic partnership with Avia Solutions GroupDeals & Cases
Dynatrace acquires SpectXDeals & Cases
JAS Worldwide to acquire Greencarrier Freight Services InternationalDeals & Cases
Apollo Funds to acquire majority stake in leading sustainable bioenergy producer Graanul InvestDeals & Cases
Reminder: Annual report approval deadlines are approachingPublication
Estonian corporate update: participation and voting at virtual meetings widely availablePublication
Draft law on digital meetings discussed in RiigikoguPublication
Estonian companies should be able to hold digital meetings and pass decisions without physical meetingsPublication
Piret Jesse, Eva Berlaus and Karin Madisson among leading female transactional expertsNews
Sorainen demonstrates strong performance in Chambers Global 2021 rankingsNews
Piret Jesse appointed chairwoman of the Commercial Law Committee of the Estonian Bar AssociationNews
Our experts appointed to the expert committees of the Estonian Bar AssociationNews
IFLR 1000 recognises Piret Jesse and Eva Berlaus in Women Leaders GuideNews