Anne Veerpalu has long-term experience in advising local and international clients on all aspects related to corporate law, private equity and M&A. She is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Tartu IT Law programme. She runs a Tech Startup Legal Clinic and is a respected advisor of high-growth companies. Anne is also a co-organizer of Estonian Legal Hackers Meetups and an avid blockchain technology enthusiast. She speaks and works in Estonian and English languages.  Anne also serves as a member of the Legal Committee of Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Ratings

Chambers & Partners Europe 2018 commends Anne Veerpalu: “She is particularly recommended for her track record in the start-up scene. She often advises technology companies on a broad range of private equity matters and commercial issues. One client praises her “great insight and ability to communicate complicated topics.” Recently she assisted Starman with a number of day-to-day issues, including corporate matters.”

Anne Veerpalu is also ranked in Chambers Global 2017 for her “expertise in the start-up and technology scene: Newly ranked up-and-comer Anne Veerpalu wins excellent feedback, with clients citing her “direct and quick approach” and expertise in the start-up scene. She is particularly experienced in advising clients from the technology sector on a range of private equity matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 refers to her as an IT and Tech Startup expert. The guide describes Anne as one of the best financial technology lawyers in Estonia.

The firm’s Corporate/Commercial practice that is headed by Anne Veerpalu is noted in Chambers & Partners Europe 2018: “Experienced in advising on mandates relating to start-ups, especially in the IT sector. Consults on a range of corporate and commercial issues, including corporate restructurings and market entry. Also provides transactional support. NJORD is a popular choice for Nordic corporates. The team is described as “quick, direct, practical, resourceful and flexible“. One client has also stated that ” the lawyers always respond promptly and provide clear and straightforward answers”.”

The team has previously won praise from Chambers Europe 2017 for pragmatic approach and client service. Chambers Europe cites the clients’ feedback: They are doing a great job, delivering quick results with a very high quality. NJORD lawyers are very result-oriented and at the same time they work for the best interest of their client. They are solution seekers and their ability to look at the matter in hand from different perspectives is impressive. and They are very co-operative, that’s the main thing – the personal quality that makes them easy to work with.

Publications

Memberships

Experience

2017-Attorney at law / Partner, NJORD

2016Associate Partner, NJORD

2014-2016ATTELA Law Firm

2012-2014GLIMSTEDT Law Firm

2004-2011SORAINEN Law Firm

2001-2003KPMG

Education

2018-research at Center for Blockchain Technologies at University College London

2016-Tartu University, PhD student within IT law

2016ITIL® Foundation Certificate

2016Tartu University, BA, MA in IT Law

2006Estonian Business School, MBA

2001Helsinki University, MA

Languages

Estonian, English

 

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