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Fields of practice

Ain’s main practice areas are Mergers & Acquisitions and Dispute Resolution. Ain also specializes in legal issues connected to the management of water utility infrastructure, including its Financing and Public Procurement

Professional experience

2015 – Senior Associate at law firm TRINITI
2009 – 2015 Partner and Senior Associate at law firm LEXTAL
2004 – 2008 Senior Associate firm LEXTAL
2001 – 2004 Senior Associate firm Lepik & Luhaäär

During his more than 10 years of practice Ain has advised clients in the areas of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and participated as an advisor in significant infrastructure projects such as:

  • Advising Estonian national carrier AS Nordic Aviation Group in a share sale transaction of 49% shareholding in Nordica’s subsidiary Regional Jet Ltd (a certified air operator) and in entering into a shareholders’ agreement (2017) Read more
  • Advising a Lithuanian listed company in acquisition of 100% shareholding in IT company AS Andmevara (2016) Read more
  • Advising the seller in the acquisition of the Estonian leading egg production enterprise by a Danish corporation (2015)
  • Successfully representing the minority shareholders of AS SEB Bank in a court action against Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB in connection with the fair monetary compensation to be paid for the takeover of the minority shares in AS SEB Bank (2005-2014)
  • Carrying out the legal due diligence of a real estate development company in connection with listing of new shares on NASDAQ OMX Tallinn Stock Exchange (2014)
  • Representing a Finnish industrial company in entering into construction and maintenance agreements of a cogeneration power plant with AS Eesti Energia and later in amending the agreements (2011-2013)
  • Advising the City of Maardu and AS Maardu Vesi in the Maardu Water Infrastructure Project, where the water supply and sewage network was constructed in the City of Maardu (2009-2013)
  • Advising AS Keila Vesi in completion of a water infrastructure project at Keila Industrial Park (2011-2012)
  • Advising the seller in the acquisition of an Estonian cutting and drilling marketing enterprise by the Swarovski industrial concern (2007)
  • Purchase of 66% shares of AS Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) by the Estonian Government (2007)
  • Representing the Republic of Estonia in three international arbitrations in the disputes with the foreign investor of AS Eesti Raudtee (2006-2007)
  • Advising AS Kuressaare Veevärk, AS Matsalu Veevärk, AS Haapsalu Veevärk, AS Emajõe Veevärk and AS Kärdla Vesi in setting up regional water utility companies (2004-2005)

Professional Membership

Member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2002

Education

Ain graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Stockholm in 2001 (LL.M.)

Languages

Ain is fluent in Estonian, English and Swedish and can also communicate with clients in Finnish

Extra-curricular

In his free time Ain enjoys travelling with his family, reading and skiing