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COBALT Represents Starbucks in a Trademark Case
COBALT, May 2020
Estonia

COBALT successfully represented Starbucks Corporation in a trademark case, where a local entrepreneur wanted to register a trademark that was confusingly similar to Starbucks Corporation’s trademark. Starbucks Corporation was successful in the County Court as well as the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court did not accept the claim to the proceeding...

COBALT Advised Change Ventures on Investment in Fintech Startup askRobin
COBALT, May 2020
Estonia

COBALT advised Change Ventures on investing in a fintech startup askRobin. In addition to Change Ventures, the $1.7 million seed round was backed by VC funds Vereeni Early Stage Fund, BENE Asia Capital, and Lemonade Stand. Also, several tech entrepreneurs from Estonia participated, such as Ragnar Sass, co-founder of Pipedrive, and Taavi Tamkivi, founder of the anti-money laundering platform Salv...

COBALT awarded Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year 2020 by Chambers Europe
COBALT, April 2020
Estonia

COBALT was named Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year at the 2020 Chambers Europe Awards online ceremony held on Friday 24 April. Chambers Europe Award nominates national and international law firms across Europe for notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service...

COBALT advises Lauma Fabrics on delivery of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to Estonia and Latvia
COBALT, April 2020
Estonia

COBALT advises Lauma Fabrics, one of the leading textile manufacturers in the Baltics and Europe, in connection with deliveries of COVID19 personal protective equipment (PPE) to Estonia and Latvia. Our work includes reviewing supply and aircraft lease agreements, drafting sales agreements and financing agreements, negotiating and other documentation...

COBALT advised Steel Import Finland Oy on acquiring FinEst Metallid
COBALT, April 2020
Estonia

COBALT advised a Finnish metal products wholesale company Steel Import Finland Oy on acquiring an Estonian reinforcement steel products manufacturer Osaühing FinEst Metallid. Osaühing FinEst Metallid, founded in 2005, is specialised in the processing of reinforcing steel and manufacturing of reinforcement steel products...

COBALT advised APX’s investment into Marine Digital
COBALT, April 2020
Estonia

APX has made a pre-seed investment into Marine Digital. APX is an early-stage investment fund and accelerator based in Berlin backed by Axel Springer and Porsche. Marine Digital is a Latvian-based start-up engaged in developing neural networks for the recognition of documents and internal automation frameworks for the logistics sector...

COBALT advised DA Agravis Machinery Holding on acquiring 55% of AS Konekesko Eesti
COBALT, April 2020
Estonia

COBALT advised Danish Agro Group company DA Agravis Machinery Holding A/S on acquiring the remaining 55% of the shares in AS Konekesko Eesti, a company selling agricultural machinery. Previously, DA Agravis Machinery Holding was the holder of 45% of AS Konekesko Eesti’s shares, after an initial transaction completed between the same parties in 2017 and likewise advised by COBALT...

COBALT Advised AS PRFoods on the Public Offering and Listing of Secured Notes
COBALT, April 2020
Estonia

COBALT advised AS PRFoods upon the public offering and listing of secured notes. PRFoods is a leading fish and fish products manufacturer and wholesaler, which is listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange and operates successfully in Estonia, the Nordics and Scotland...

COBALT advises AS Tallinna Moekombinaat in reorganization proceedings
COBALT, April 2020
Estonia

COBALT advises the owner and operator of T1 Mall of Tallinn shopping centre, AS Tallinna Moekombinaat (TMK, a group subsidiary of AS Pro Kapital Grupp) in reorganisation proceedings. The purpose of reorganisation proceedings is to ensure continuation of normal daily business by safeguarding the rights and interests of investors, employees, creditors and all cooperation partners...

COBALT advises KredEx on conducting a public procurement
COBALT, March 2020
Estonia

COBALT advises SA KredEx on conducting public procurement in 2020 for the development of the Estonian start-up business ecosystem and start-up business development programs...

COBALT advises AS BALTIKA in reorganization proceedings
COBALT, March 2020
Estonia

COBALT advises the leading fashion brand house in the Baltics AS Baltika in reorganisation proceedings. Baltika is in the opinion that in the current situation reorganisation of the company is the best way to protect the rights and interests of the shareholders, the employees, the creditors and the partners of Baltika...

COBALT advised Ragn-Sells on a public procurement dispute
COBALT, March 2020
Estonia

COBALT successfully advised and represented Estonia's largest waste handler, Ragn-Sells AS in a dispute concerning the public procurement of a waste removal concession organized by Vinni municipality. The dispute concerned determining in the waste removal contract documents of the place where the waste is to be treated. In its judgment of 15.01...

COBALT advised Luminor Bank on the first issue of covered bonds in the Baltic region, in the amount of EUR 500 million
COBALT, March 2020
Estonia

On 5 March, Luminor Bank completed its inaugural issue of covered bonds and the first ever issue of covered bonds in the Baltic region, by issuing covered bonds with the aggregate nominal value of EUR 500 million. The covered bonds are to be listed on the Euronext Dublin Stock Exchange...

COBALT advised DiDi Chuxing in relation with an investment round of Taxify
COBALT Estonia, June 2018
Estonia

Taxify, a ride-hailing startup born in Estonia closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation to the $1 billion mark. Daimler, the German automotive giant which owns Mercedes-Benz among other things, led the round. COBALT Estonia advised Taxify&s shareholder, the world’s leading ride-hailing platform DiDi Chuxing in relation with an investment round of Taxify led by Daimler...

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

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...

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

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...

Represented by LAWIN, Siemens Wins 4-year-long Case Concerning Penalties
LAWIN, Estonia, November 2013
Estonia

In November of this year, the German engineering company Siemens, which was represented by LAWIN, the leading law firm in the Baltic States, won a 4-year-long case concerning penalties against the companies Urbico and Fima...

LAWIN Teams with Baker & McKenzie on Advising Sika on the Acquisition of AkzoNobel's Building Adhesives Business
LAWIN, Estonia, November 2013
Estonia

On October 1, 2013 Sika completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Building Adhesives business. The deal in value of €260 million was announced on August 8, 2013. With this acquisition, Sika increases its product offering for interior finishing, particularly targeting the professional craftsman...

LAWIN Partner Egons Pikelis spoke on EU Expansion at this Year’s Global International Bar Association Conference in Boston, USA
LAWIN, Estonia, October 2013
Estonia

LAWIN actively participated at the latest annual International Bar Association (IBA) conference, which took place in Boston, USA from 6-11 October. The conference assembled more than 6,000 lawyers from around the world who took part in a week of presentations and panel discussions on topical issues relating not only to law, but also politics, economics and social issues...

LAWIN Advises BAB SNORAS on Sale of Shares in Lietuvos Rytas Media Group
LAWIN, Estonia, October 2013
Estonia

LAWIN has advised the bankrupt bank Snoras on the sale of its subsidiary UAB Snoras Media, the owner of 34% of the shares in the Lietuvos Rytas media group. UAB BIG Group, a subsidiary of UAB Fragrances International, acted as the buyer. UAB BIG Group paid LTL 10 million for 100% of the shares in Snoras Media. Additionally, Snoras Media’s debt of LTL 20 million to Snoras was capitalised...

LAWIN Advises Amphenol on Acquisition of Ionix Aerospace Ltd and its Subsidiaries
LAWIN, Estonia, October 2013
Estonia

LAWIN acted as Estonian legal counsel for NYSE-listed Amphenol on acquisition of Ionix Aerospace Ltd and its subsidiaries, including Ionix Systems OÜ that is registered in Estonia. Amphenol, founded in 1932 and headquartered in Connecticut, USA, is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world...

LAWIN presents "General Aspects of Tax Regimes in the Baltic States 2013" publication
LAWIN, Estonia, May 2013
Estonia

LAWIN presents a new edition of "General Aspects of Tax Regimes in the Baltic States". This pan-Baltic publication by LAWIN's Finance & Tax practice group contains a comprehensive review of the taxes currently applicable in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The publication in pdf format can be downloaded here: http://www.lawin...

LAWIN Advised East Capital Explorer Upon EUR 24 Million Acquisition of Majority Stake in Leading Estonian Communication Services Provider Starman
LAWIN, Estonia, May 2013
Estonia

LAWIN Tallinn advised NASDAQ-listed East Capital Explorer AB upon acquisition of majority (51%) stake in Starman, the leading cable TV, broadband internet and voice cable services provider in Estonia...

LAWIN Successfully Represented the Government of the Republic in Tallinn Circuit Court in a Dispute Related to the use of Russian as a Language of Instruction
LAWIN, Estonia, May 2013
Estonia

LAWIN attorney-at-law Triinu Hiob successfully represented the Government of the Republic in Tallinn Circuit Court in a dispute with the city governments of Tallinn and Narva and a parent of a pupil regarding the requirement set forth in the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act which obligates municipal schools to teach subjects in Estonian in the extent of at least 60% of the compulsory

LAWIN Advised Komas and Funds Managed by CapMan in the Creation of Europe’s Leading Engineering Industry Manufacturing Partner, Fortaco
LAWIN, Estonia, April 2013
Estonia

LAWIN acted as Estonian counsel to Komas and funds managed by CapMan (listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd) in the combination of Komas and Rautaruukki’s (listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd) engineering division to create Fortaco. LAWIN’s responsibilities included legal advice on Estonian law aspects and assistance upon effecting the transaction with respect to the Estonian subsidiaries of Komas...

LAWIN advised Outokumpu - global leader in stainless steel - in divesting part of its European stock operations to Amari
LAWIN, Estonia, October 2012
Estonia

LAWIN advised Outokumpu in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in the sale of 100 per cent interest in its Baltic subsidiaries to Amari group companies. The completed transaction divested part of Outokumpu’s European stock operations to Amari and its group companies...

LAWIN brings home prestigious The Lawyer’s Baltic Law Firm of the Year Award for the third time
LAWIN, Estonia, October 2012
Estonia

The Lawyer, one of the most preeminent European legal magazines, crowned LAWIN the Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2012 for the second year in a row and the third time in total. LAWIN won the very first award in “The Baltic States” category when it was introduced in 2011. This year's award was presented at The Lawyer European Awards ceremony in Monte Carlo on Thursday, October 25, 2012...

LAWIN supports Kumu Art Museum’s captivating exhibition Fashion and the Cold War
LAWIN, Estonia, September 2012
Estonia

On Friday, 14 September, the exhibition Fashion and the Cold War will open at the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn. The exhibition examines fashion and related phenomena in Estonia from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a captivating insight into the life of Soviet Estonian women and the dialogue with Western fashion...

LAWIN represented Toode, an Estonian roof manufacturer, in an acquisition of a Finnish company JanLa
LAWIN, Estonia, June 2012
Estonia

On 24 April 2012, the Estonian steel roof whole-solutions provider, AS Toode, and the Finnish company, JanLa Oy, concluded a share sale and purchase agreement whereby AS Toode acquired a 100% shareholding in JanLa Oy. JanLa is a Finnish “gazelle” company – a very rapidly developing manufacturer of steel roofs and accessories with a turnover in 2011 close to EUR 8 million...

LAWIN represented an Estonian roof manufacturer AS Toode in an acquisition of a Finnish company JanLa Oy active in the same field of business
LAWIN, Estonia, June 2012
Estonia

On April 24th the Estonian steel roof whole solutions provider AS Toode and the Finnish company JanLa Oy concluded a share sale and purchase agreement whereby AS Toode acquired a shareholding of 100% in JanLa Oy. JanLa is a Finnish gazelle company, a very rapidly developed manufacturer of steel roofs and accessories with a turnover in 2011 close to 8 million euros...

LAWIN wins the first Chambers Europe Award for Excellence in the Baltics
LAWIN, Estonia, May 2012
Estonia

Chambers Europe, one of the world’s leading and most reputable legal directories, has crowned LAWIN with the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence, making LAWIN the first winner of this prestigious award in the Baltic region. The awards ceremony was held in Amsterdam on May, 10, 2012...

LAWIN has been crowned the Baltic Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer’s European Awards
LAWIN, Estonia, September 2011
Estonia

The Lawyer, one of the most preeminent European legal magazines, has again recognized LAWIN as the leading law firm in the Baltics. LAWIN was the first The Lawyer’s European award winner within the category "Scandinavia & The Baltic States" in 2009, and the only law firm from the Baltic States that has ever been shortlisted for that category...

Three Baltic Leaders Have Become one Firm
LAWIN, Estonia, January 2011
Estonia

Press release, 28 September, 2010. LAWIN members have entered into the final stage of integration by combining the three leading law firms in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania into one unparalleled Pan-Baltic law firm...

 

 


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