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Country: Tallinn, Estonia

Practice areas

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Andres Siigur specialises in advising on banking & finance and capital markets transactions  and financial services regulation. Andres is also adept at advising on M&A, private equity and venture capital mandates.

Andres has been described as ‘very skilled’ (Legal 500 2018) and ‘hands-on and business-savvy’ (Legal500 2017) as well as a lawyer who “pays attention to details, is very hard-working and knows the regulations very well” (Chambers Europe 2018). He is also appreciated for his ability to help clients “understand how to fit the business model into a regulatory framework” and provide answers that are “as short as possible and as long as necessary” (Chambers Europe 2017).

  • Advising on the corporate restructuring of Merko Ehitus and listing of its shares on the Nasdaq Baltic Main List.
  • Advising on the conversion of City Service to an SE, delisting of its shares from the Nasdaq Baltic Main List, and listing of its shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Advising on the admission of shares of Pro Kapital Grupp for trading on the Nasdaq Baltic Secondary List.
  • Advising on the admission of bonds of Pro Kapital Grupp for trading on the Nasdaq Stockholm Corporate Bond List.
  • Advising Pro Kapital Group on its 50 MEUR bond programme.
  • Advising EBRD on provision of a 35 MEUR loan to Viru Keemia Grupp.
  • Advising Nortal on several M&A transactions and related financing transactions, including acquisition of Nortal’s shares by Enterprise Investors, acquisition of the Finnish software company CCC Corporation, and divestment of Enterprise Investors and LHV Pension Funds from Nortal.
  • Advising listed companies and shareholders on takeover bids and squeeze-outs, including Norma in relation to the takeover bid by Autoliv, and Riverito on takeover of Järvevana.
  • Advising the launch of Funderbeam Markets, the world’s first primary and secondary market for early-stage start-up investments.
  • Advising various financial institutions in connection with derivative transactions with Estonian counter parties.
  • Since 2016 Partner, law firm DERLING PRIMUS (previous firm name till September 2018 – DERLING)
  • 2015 - 2016 Head of Banking & Finance, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
  • 2006 - 2016 Attorney at Law, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
  • 2006 Attorney, law firm Teder, Glikman & Partners
  • 2005 - 2006 Lawyer, law firm Teder, Glikman & Partners
  • 2002 - 2005 Legal Counsel, Estonian Law Centre
  • Estonian Business School, MBA, to be obtained
  • University of Tartu, Master of Laws, LL.M. (2005)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 2006)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Europe since 2017
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 EMEA since 2017
Languages: Estonian, English
Press & Publications
  • Co-author of the book “Tööõigus. Näidised ja kommentaarid” (Labor Law. Samples and Commentaries), Äripäev Publishers, 2009-present
  • Co-author of the book “Ühinemised ja omandamised – ettevalmistusest jõustumiseni” (Mergers and Acquisitions – from Preparation to Enactment), Äripäev Publishers, 2011
  • Co-author of the book “Financial Services Regulation in Europe. Second Edition”, Oxford University Press, 2008
  • Co-author of the book “Ühinemised ja omandamised. Alternatiiv äri orgaanilisele kasvule” (Mergers and Acquisitions. Alternative to an Organic Growth of Business), Äripäev Publishers, 2007



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