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Banking and Finance Law, Estonia

The main areas of our expertise include:

  • legal assistance in connection with transactions on capital markets;
  • legal due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring of banks and insurance companies;
  • project and business financing;
  • legal due diligence for establishing borrowers' creditworthiness and solvency;
  • regulatory compliance;
  • financial products: bond issues, derivatives, loan and credit products, syndicated loans;
  • advising and consummating of stock transactions;
  • legal documents pertaining to banking, insurance, investment undertakings (incl. investment firms) and financing activities;
  • matters concerning licensing of banks, insurers, investment firms and other financial institutions;
  • rules governing current own funds, capital adequacy and other ratios of a financial institution;
  • organisation of prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing in financial institutions, and resolving pertaining complicated matters concerning, i.a. criminal proceedings.

Key team members:

A selection of work performed:

  • Establishing of a new investment firm, incl. managing the entire process, preparing the internal procedure rules and other relevant documentation, and assisting in developing financial products.
  • Advising in connection with establishing of a new fund management company and a new venture capital fund, i.a. in regulatory matters, preparing of internal procedure rules, etc.
  • Advising a number of financial institutions in connection with starting cross-border provision of services in Estonia.
  • Consultancy in the field of direct and indirect takeover of financial institutions.
  • Advising financial institutions in administration, and otherwise experiencing difficulties in resolving their problems, having unique experience in this field in Estonia as well as in other Baltic States.
  • Legal verification of portfolio management agreements, e-money and other service agreements, i.a. their compliance with the Estonian law and the relevant directives governing the financial sector in the European Union.

Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co's Financial Services are highly ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

Maivi Ots