Kuldar is experienced in dispute resolution, public procurement and public private partnership projects as well as in project financing and administrative law. His client portfolio includes large corporations from very different areas of business that he has successfully represented in numerous public procurement and court proceedings. Kuldar has also advised as leading counsellor various financing, merger and take-over transactions. He has counselled multiple restructuring and refinancing projects, drafted the pertinent transaction documentation and represented clients in relations with both financial authorities and public institutions. Who’s Who Legal, the official research partner of the International Bar Association, has for years recognized him as one of the leading specialists in the field of public procurement.
Legal500 2017: “Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff, who is ‘very strong in disputes and transactional matters’”
Chambers Europe 2017: “Clients highlight that Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff “always defends his clients but is also not afraid to give his honest opinion” and “can put things into practical perspective and make complicated matters simple.” He advises on a range of commercial disputes and has expertise in public procurement and insolvency-related matters.”
Legal500 2016: “Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff, who ‘stands out as a leading lawyer’”, “‘solution oriented’ fellow practice head Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff”, “At FORT practice head Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff ‘can be trusted without any reservations’.”, “Practice head Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff is ‘an excellent litigator’” and “Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff has ‘wide expertise’ in real estate transactions”.
Legal500 2015: “Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff is ‘always able to find the right solution’”, “Team head Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff ‘always finds innovative solutions to complex problems’” and “Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff ‘goes straight to the core of any complex legal issue’”
Liina is attorney at law specializing in competition law and regulated industries. She has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to all areas of competition law, including anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, merger control, private enforcement of competition law, and state aid. In addition to competition law, she has advised clients in relation to requirements applicable in regulated industries such as waste management, energy, and pharmaceuticals.
Merili specialises in dispute resolution mainly in civil proceedings
Merili has broadened her knowledge by studying abroad. She has also been a grantee of The University of Tartu Foundation, participated in the Estonian Moot Court Competition and interned at many Estonian law firms during her studies.
Minni-Triin has a long track record of advising mergers and acquisitions. She has been involved in many major M&A transactions (including private equity investments) in Estonia by representing either the seller, the purchaser or the financial institution. Minni-Triin advises several real estate developers and real estate investors in their day-to-day business activities; she has especially extensive experience in advising development of shopping centres and counselling lease relations of shopping centres. She’s been praised by, among others, Legal 500 (2010 edition) as ‘top class in all aspects’ and recognised by Chambers Europe (2013 edition) in the area of real estate and construction.
Legal500 2017: “‘Committed and solution-oriented’ practice head Minni-Triin Park […].” and “The commercial, corporate and M&A team at FORT is jointly led by real estate head Minni-Triin Park, who has ‘impressive industry knowledge’ […].”
Chambers Europe 2017: “Minni-Triin Park focuses on M&A and comes particularly recommended for her expertise in real estate transactions.” and “Clients praise her as “very practical in her approach” and appreciate that she is “results-oriented and a very good negotiator.””
Chambers Global 2017: “Minni-Triin Park focuses on M&A and comes particularly recommended for her expertise in real estate transactions. Clients state: “She thinks through all the things to the last detail to get the best resolution on the matter.”“
Chambers Europe 2016: “Up-and-coming Minni-Triin Park enters the rankings following excellent feedback from the market. “She is available and supportive, and often answers my questions in a single phone call,” a client says.”, “Minni-Triin Park ‘always finds ways to close difficult deals’” and “Head of department Minni-Triin Park is a trusted adviser on real estate matters. Impressed clients say: “When we have a big transaction, we use Minni-Triin. She is reliable, straightforward, confident and very skilled.””
Chambers Europe 2015: “Department head Minni-Triin Park is an accomplished real estate practitioner, and is praised by clients for her business-minded approach: “She is easy to work with, client-focused, deal-oriented and accustomed to our business.””
Legal500 2015: “Practice head Minni-Triin Park is ‘well organised, with excellent knowledge’.”
Olger has advised credit institutions, insurers and payment service providers in regulatory matters. He has assisted with the restructuring, including cross-border mergers, of several financial sector companies. Olger has also advised ICT companies in various legal matters, such as copyright and intellectual property issues. Working in a major bank (first as a credit lawyer, later in a managerial role) gave him extensive firsthand experience with a large variety of credit and collateral contracts, as well as complex financing deals.
Olger has broadened his professional knowledge by participating, among others, in a syndicated loans training course arranged by the Loan Market Association (LMA) in London.
Rene is a leading expert of Estonian competition law with more than 10 years of experience in the field. His specialism is in antitrust (cartel and dominance) investigations before the Estonian Competition Authority, competition compliance in both regulated or non-regulated industries and complex merger work. Over the years, Rene has been involved in a number of landmark cases, such as the ‘milk-cartel’ and ‘vodka-cartel’ cases that ended successfully for his clients. Rene has also advised both private and public sector clients on application of EU State aid rules, e.g. represented them before the European Commission. A key part of Rene’s work is in pre-transaction competition assessment, i.e. providing firms with high-level views on feasibility of specific transaction scenarios and expected regulatory obstacles in merger investigations. Rene is recognized as a leading competition expert by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500, among others.
Rene is passionate about competition law, sports and politics. He plays tennis and cycles to keep fit.
Riin Rehepapp has worked in Estonian court system for several years as a court session clerk, a consultant and also a lawyer in Harju County Court. Her work in civil court has given Riin versatile experience in civil proceedings and dispute resolution. She has been mainly engaged in cases concerning corporate law, enforcement procedure law and intellectual property law.
In her Bachelor’s Thesis Riin studied plant variety protection as a part of intellectual property rights and her Master’s Thesis concentrated on international juristiction which is one of the core subject of international private law.
Veronika has advised clients in all business-related legal issues, especially in corporate matters where her clients have included both Estonian and international corporations. She has also advised clients on security market regulations, including use of inside information. Veronika has extensive experience in real estate transactions, inter alia advise related to real rights, property issues and encumbering. Veronika’s experience in civil proceedings has enabled her to successfully represent clients in disputes. In addition, she has advised clients in complicated family law and succession matters, including international child kidnappings cases and dividing of a company share between heirs.