02.05.2018

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Excellent rankings for NJORD Law Firm Estonia from the Legal 500

FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS

Veikko Toomere is noted as a restructuring specialist. Partner Anne Veerpalu is also individually noted in this area. Highlights included advising the bitcoin gambling operator bitcasino.io on the establishment of a bitcoin gambling operating company. The team was also appointed as the restructuring adviser to construction company Riito Ehituse AS.

COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A

The firm’s corporate group advised DFDS on the acquisition of the Paldiski (Estonia) - Hanko (Finland) shipping line from Navirail. Other major clients include Costech Microanalytical and Nordic Impex. Anne Veerpalu heads the practice.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The team is led by the experienced Triinu Hiob. It successfully defended the Estonian Maritime Academy of Tallinn in an employment dispute.

EMPLOYMENT

Partner Katrin Sarap frequently advises on labour disputes. Active clients include the Estonian Labour Inspectorate.

IP, IT AND TELECOMS

Njord Law Firm’s main areas of expertise include cryptocurrencies, blockchain and data protection issues. Starman and Heathmont / mSolutions are key clients. Partners Karolina UllmanAnne Veerpalu and Triinu Hiob are the names to note.

REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION

The real estate team recently advised Favor on the acquisition and construction of new production facilities. Testfilm is another major client. Practice head Veikko Toomere and partners Karolina Ullman and Triinu Hiob are the key contacts.

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