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COBALT Estonia

COBALT Estonia  

Legal Services | Estonia

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

Main Contacts

Martin Simovart

Martin SimovartPartner, Head of Global Relations

Sten Luiga

Sten LuigaSenior Partner


Tallinn, Estonia

COBALT Estonia's Overview

COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics and Belarus. Our team of 180 experienced lawyers offers leading-edge legal solutions in all key areas of business law: mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, EU law and competition law, dispute resolution, tax law, restructuring and bankruptcy, real estate & construction, energy and infrastructure, environmental law, IP & IT and employment law.

With our deep expertise and unrivalled resources we serve as a strategic partner to our clients in handling both daily
corporate matters and complex and large-scale projects spanning jurisdictions.

COBALT offices are all established and recognised top players in the Baltic and international legal market and have a strong track record of advising top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments. COBALT offices and attorneys are consistently ranked in the top tier by the most prestigious legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal500 and IFLR 1000, and have been recipients of many awards.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 180

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

Areas of Practice
  • Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy & Utilities
  • EU & Competition
  • IP& IT and Regulatory
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Infrastructure
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Transport Law


Sten Luiga

Sten LuigaSenior Partner

Jaanus Mody

Jaanus ModyManaging Partner

Martin Simovart

Martin SimovartPartner, Head of Global Relations

Egon Talur

Egon TalurPartner

Elo Tamm

Elo TammPartner

Aivar Taro

Aivar TaroPartner

Other Professionals

Johanna Haabu

Johanna Britt HaabuAssistant Lawyer

Heli Hirsik

Heli HirsikAssociate

Artur Knjazev

Artur KnjazevAssociate

Peeter Lepik

Peeter LepikLegal Counsel

Toomas Luhaäär

Toomas LuhaäärLegal Counsel

Marit Martens

Marit MartensAssociate

Madis Reppo

Madis ReppoAssociate

Kalev Saare

Kalev SaareSenior Associate

Kaidi Sihvart

Kaidi Reiljan SihvartSenior Associate

Helen Sool

Helen SoolAssistant Lawyer

Monika Vilu

Monika ViluHuman Resource Manager

Ott Aava

Ott AavaSenior Associate

Mart Blöndal

Mart BlöndalAssociate

Heili Haabu

Heili HaabuSenior Associate

Annika Jaanson

Annika JaansonSenior Associate

Liina Jents

Liina JentsSenior Associate

Maarja Kärson

Maarja KärsonSenior Associate

Jesse Kivisaari

Jesse KivisaariSpecialist Counsel

Tõnu Kolts

Tõnu KoltsAssociate

Kristjan Kotkas

Kristjan KotkasSenior Associate

Karl Kull

Karl KullSenior Associate

Karli Kütt

Karli KüttAssociate

Rauno Ligi

Rauno LigiSenior Associate

Christine Mägi

Christine MägiAssistant Lawyer

Kadri Matteus

Kadri MatteusSenior Associate

Kadri Michelson

Kadri MichelsonSenior Associate

Liina Naaber-Kivisoo

Liina Naaber-KivisooSenior Associate

Kristina Schotter

Kristina SchotterSenior Associate

Heleri Tammiste

Heleri TammisteSenior Associate

Lembit Tedder

Lembit TedderAssociate

Merle Veeroos

Merle VeeroosSenior Associate


Belarus is About to Become a Major Crypto Hub
COBALT Estonia, April 2018

“Belarus will become the first government in the world that opens wide opportunities for the use of blockchain technology”, said in a statement on the official website of the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko, who signed the new law of the land, believes that his county “has every chance of becoming a regional center in this area.” The Presidential Decree of the Republic of Belarus No. 8 "On the development of digital economy" comes into force on the 22nd of March this year...

When is it justified to provide management or consultation services through companies?
COBALT Estonia, December 2015

In a situation where a taxpayer could choose between two transactions, the law does not require the taxpayer to choose a transaction which would bring along the largest amount of payable taxes. Taxpayers have the right to organise their activities in a manner which would entail the smallest possible tax burden and the state cannot reproach them for it. The only issue can be about distinguishing the permitted solutions of tax optimisation from obtaining dishonest tax concessions...

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The merger of law firms Borenius and COBALT in Latvia is now complete
COBALT Estonia, January 2016

Law firms Borenius and COBALT have completed their merger in Latvia and, as of today, operate jointly under the name of COBALT. This is the final step of the complex process of merging of COBALT and Borenius Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian and Belarusian operations, resulting in creation of the biggest legal team in the region with more than 180 attorneys and lawyers. Managing Partner of COBALT Latvia, Dace Silava-Tomsone states: “In this fast-changing world with companies constantly facing new challenges of business environment, a demand is growing for specialized, tailored and immediate legal solutions...

LAWIN Acted as Joint Counsel in a Major Syndicated Financing Transaction
LAWIN, Estonia, December 2013

LAWIN Tallinn acted as joint counsel for the syndicate of Scandinavian banks and AS SEB Pank, as facility and security agent, and the borrower, Viru Keemia Grupp AS, the largest manufacturer of shale oil and chemicals in Estonia, in a EUR 150,000,000 syndicated financing transaction. This transaction relates to financing of the borrower’s investments into construction and equipping of new oil plant and several other projects. LAWIN assisted the parties with preparation of relevant financing documents and in connection with all aspects of Estonian law. LAWIN attorneys involved were partner Marina Tolmatshova and associate Kristjan Kotkas...

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