About me

I am a counsel and a long-term member of our Corporate and M&A practice, starting out in 2007. Addressing new challenges every day, I focus mainly on M&A, venture capital and corporate restructuring, and I also support clients with everyday corporate matters. I have advised major institutional and private investors on M&A transactions in different fields of industry, including IT startups as well as mature companies. I am business-minded and dedicated to contributing to the success of our clients by helping them to acquire, establish and run their businesses in compliance with legal requirements. For many years I led our regional M&A practice group, and I am currently an active member of a practice group contributing to know-how development, drawing on my vast experience. I am a member of our Life Sciences & Healthcare and Finance & Insurance sector groups, and some of my largest transactions have been in those sectors.

Professional highlights

All stages covered. I have worked on company acquisitions and joint ventures, taking part in all stages of a transaction: negotiating letters of intent, conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, and finally assisting with both closing and post-closing matters to ensure smooth integration.

Resolving consumer disputes. Before joining Sorainen, I worked at another law firm for nine years and during that time co-chaired the consumer dispute resolution committee of the Estonian Consumer Protection Board.

Historic transactions. I have been privileged to be a part of many of the landmark merger cases in the Baltics, including Nordea and DNB combining their Baltic operations to create Luminor bank. I was also on the team, which provided comprehensive legal assistance to PZU in acquiring Baltic insurers Lietuvos draudimas (Lithuania), Balta (Latvia) and Codan Forsikring (Estonia) from RSA Insurance Group, notifying the acquisition to the Council, separating PZU Group’s operations in Latvia and Estonia and transferring shares in PZU Lietuva to Norwegian insurance company Gjensidige Forsikring. I was one of the team leaders advising Mehiläinen, the leading private provider of healthcare and social services in Finland, on the acquisition of occupational healthcare provider Qvalitas Arstikeskus and dental care chain Unimed Grupp.

M&A expert: having been active in M&A practice for many years, I have a good understanding of the transaction cycle and the needs of clients at different stages of the process. Taking advantage of my extensive vast experience, I have contributed to the development of our M&A practice by preparing relevant transaction documents as well as process documentation with the objective of providing an efficient service to our clients. I also consider it important to pass on my experience in M&A to younger colleagues by involving them in projects and lecturing internally on M&A topics.

Academic background

  • University of Tartu, Estonia (MA in Law)
  • University of Tartu, Estonia (BA in Law)

I am a member of

  • Estonian Bar Association

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