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Associate Partner

Country: Tallinn, Estonia

Short description

Karl-Erich Trisberg is specialised in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), contract law and compliance. Karl-Erich has extensive work experience and he has advised a number of significant transactions during the last years. Clients appreciate his dedication, pragmatic approach and clever solutions.

In addition to Karl-Erich’s international work experience, his business-minded and strategic approach is also supported by a Master of Law and Business degree from one of the highest ranked universities in Germany, the Bucerius Law School.

  • Advising Fazer in the sale of Fazer Food.
  • Advising Veho on the acquisition of Silberauto.
  • Advising Marrone Bio Innovations in the Acquisition of Pro Farm Technologies.
  • Advising Magnetic MRO AS’ issue of new shares.
  • Advising Kildare Partners UK, LLP in acquisition of Technopolis Plc.
  • Advising Daimler on investments to Bolt.
  • Advising Union Tank Eckstein in relation to the acquisition of shares in Timex Card.
  • Advising Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology Co., Ltd. on the acquisition of Magnetic MRO AS.
  • Advising Aeroc International AS in acquisition of VKG Plokk OÜ.
  • Since 2020 Associate Partner and attorney-at-law, law firm DERLING PRIMUS
  • 2013-2020 Associate and Senior Associate, law firm Ellex Raidla
  • 2015-2016 Associate, law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hamburg)
  • 2011-2013 Associate, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
  • 2010-2011 Legal Counsel (Corporate Banking), Nordea Bank Finland Plc Estonia Branch
  • Bucerius Law School, Germany (Master of Law and Business) (2015)
  • University of Tartu, Master of Laws (LL.M.) (2012)
  • University of Tartu, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (2010)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 2013)
Languages: Estonian, English, German, Russian
Press & Publications
  • Chapter on Estonia, The Mergers & Acquisitions. UK: Law Business Research Ltd. Zerdin, M. (Ed.). (2014)
  • Treasury Shares Guide, Chapter on Estonia, IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee 2014. Herbst, C., Oberhofer, K., (Ed). (2014)
  • Chapter on Estonia, The Mergers & Acquisitions. UK: Law Business Research Ltd. Zerdin, M. (Ed.). (2013)
  • Prohibition of Abuse of Rights Arising from Claims Guarantee, Juridica (2012)
  • Changes in the Economic Situation: Sufficient Grounds for Amendment and Cancellation of Long-Term Contracts, Juridica (2010)