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Fields of practice

Ergo specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Transport & Infrastructure as well as in related Banking and Finance matters

Professional experience

2010 – Partner and Attorney-at-law at TRINITI law firm (formerly Tamme Otsmann Ruus Vabamets)
2004-2010 Lawyer at Tamme & Otsmann law firm
1997-2004 Lawyer at Lepik & Luhaäär (LAWIN) law firm
1997 Intern at Hannes Snellman law firm in Helsinki

During his more than 20 years of practice Ergo has advised on a number of significant transactions in the Estonian M&A market such as:

  • Advising Transpordi Varahaldus OÜ in the largest private finance investment into Estonian aviation, issue of bonds and acquisition of 2 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft (2017) Read more
  • Advising Atomico in Pipedrive Series B round (2016)
  • Advising the Republic of Estonia on foundation of Transpordi Varahalduse OU, owner of 6 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft leased to national airline Nordica (2015) Read more
  • Collateral Agent services to AS Süda Maja investors (2010 – 2013) and protection of interest of investors in subsequent hostile default (2013 – 2018) Read more
  • Advising the Republic of Estonia in connection with negotiations of the Shareholders Agreement for the Rail Baltic joint venture between the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (2014) Read more
  • Advising Utilitas OÜ, in its acquisition of Tallinna Elektrijaam OÜ (the Tallinn Power Station, a modern CHP plant in Tallinn – 2011), Tallinna Küte AS and Eraküte AS (district heating companies in Tallinn and eight other cities in Estonia – 2012) Read more
  • Advising NG Investeeringud OÜ (a leading Estonian private investment undertaking) in all of their acquisitions during 2005–2008
  • Sale of Estonian Railways Ltd. to the Estonian Government (2007) Read more
  • Sale of one the largest Estonian shopping centers, Rocca al Mare (2005) Read more

Altogether, Ergo has advised on more than 120 major transactions with a value of over 4.6 billion EUR. Ergo has been ranked as a leading and recommended professional in the field of Banking & Finance and Corporate & Commercial by Chambers Global and Legal500, and most recently by Chambers Europe 2018

Professional Membership

Member of the Legal Team of the Estonian Venture Capital Association from 2015
Member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2005

Publications

2007‑2013 The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, Tõnis Tamme and Ergo Blumfeldt

Education

Ergo graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu in 2000

Languages

Ergo is fluent in Estonian and English and can also communicate with clients in Russian and Finnish

Extra-curricular

In his free time Ergo enjoys playing and watching football