About me

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.

Professional highlights

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.

Academic background

  • 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