Merger control proceedings in connection with VR-Yhtymä Oy and Joint Stock Company “Freight One” joint venture in Finland
Our attorneys advised VR-Yhtymä Oy and Joint Stock Company “Freight One”, leading railway operators respectively in Finland and in the Russian Federation, in connection with the Estonian merger control proceedings relating to the joint venture created between the companies in Finland.
Merger of one of the largest Lithuanian media planning and advertising companies
We acted as legal counsel in a merger of Adcom and Mediapool – one of the largest Lithuanian media planning and advertising companies with an estimated 15 percent of the total market share. We advised on the establishment of Media klubas for the merger and prepared the relevant documents for the concentration notification to the Competition Council.
Advising of Estonian Central Union of Home Owners on price control of water
Our attorneys provided the Estonian Central Union of Home Owners, an organization representing more than 38,000 home owners, with a legal opinion on the competence of the Estonian Competition Board to review pricing of AS Tallinna Vesi, a dominant water services provider in the capital of Estonia.
Advising Eden Springs in the acquisition of the assets of UAB Vanvita
We advised Eden Springs, a leading water cooler company, in the acquisition of the assets of Lithuanian company UAB Vanvita. Currently, the law firm has an opportunity to serve as a counsel for Eden Springs in the acquisition of the shares of another Lithuanian company – UAB Neptūno vandens pristatymas. In both cases we advised on the necessity to provide concentration notification to the Competition Council.
Successful representation of electricity network operator in a dispute of network charges
We successfully represented OÜ Tallinna Sadama Elektrivõrk (the electric grid operator in the Port of Tallinn) in proceedings with the Estonian Competition Authority concerning a dispute over approval of connection charges under the new Electricity Market Act.
Dispute against the Lithuanian Competition Council
We represented the client Pirmoji kava, a leading events organizing company, in a dispute against the Lithuanian Competition Council. The dispute arose when the members of the Association of Events Organizers, agreed to charge every purchasing organization a starting-fee so that their ideas and concepts disclosed over the public procurement could be protected. The Lithuanian Competition Council fined the claimant for participating in a cartel organized by and through, the Association of Events Organizers.
Merger control proceedings in connection with the acquisition of leading shoe retailer
Our attorney’s advised AS Tallinna Kaubamaja group (leading OMX listed Baltic retailer) in connection with the merger control proceedings arising from the acquisition of AS ABC King, a leading shoe retailer operating in Estonia and Latvia.
Dispute on alleged dominant position
Our Estonian competition team assisted AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) in its dispute with the local branch of the Finnish fuel company – Neste Eesti AS over the alleged dominant market position.
Merger control procedures
Our merger control team assisted AS Liviko, the leading Estonian alcohol producer, distributor and importer, in connection with the merger control aspects of its acquisition of SIA L.I.O.N & Ko, creating a leading pan-Baltic importer and distributor of alcoholic beverages.
Merger control procedures
Our merger control team assisted AS Tallinna Kaubamaja, an OMX listed leading Baltic retail group, in connection with its acquisition of AS KIA Auto, a major motor vehicle distributor in Estonia and Latvia.
Advising a building materials retailer in merger control procedures
Our Estonian lawyers advised AS Ehitus Service (now trading as Bauhof) in the merger control submissions relating to the sale of the majority shareholding in this building materials wholesaler and retailer to a Scandinavian investment fund Askembla Asset Management.
Merger Control clearance for the acquisition of a major chain of supermarkets
Our Estonian advocates assisted AS A-Selver, a major chain of super-and hypermarket stores, in connection with obtaining the merger control clearance for its acquisition of all assets (“enterprise”) of OÜ Tirsi Grupp, a leading chain of super- and hypermarkets in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia. The said merger clearance was the first merger clearance in the Estonian Competition Board where control was transferred through the transfer of all assets of the company as opposed to the transfer of shares.
Merger control advice in connection with the 62 MEUR sale of a leading shopping centre
Our Estonian lawyers acted for the sellers in the €62 million sale of AS Rocca al Mare Kaubanduskeskus (then the largest shopping centre in the capital Tallinn, Estonia) in connection with the merger control analysis.