Kristel Raidla-Talur is a partner and co-chair of the Banking & Finance practice group at COBALT Estonia. She advises clients mainly on venture capital and other financing transactions. Kristel also has extensive experience in financial regulatory matters, including in relation with operating licences of banks, payment institutions, credit providers, fund managers and other financial institutions as well as requirements applicable to their activities. Kristel is continuously advising investment funds Karma Ventures and Rubylight on their investments in Europe, USA and elsewhere. Kristel is the partner responsible for advising DNB bank on financial regulatory matters related to combining the Baltic operations of DNB and Nordea.

Kristel is a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2004. She also serves as a member of the Legal Committee of Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EstVCA). During 2017-2019 Kristel was Member of the Board of EstVCA.

  • Banking and Finance – Chambers & Partners 2016
  • Corporate and M&A – Up and Coming, Chambers & Partners 2016
  • Banking and Finance – Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 2016
  • Corporate and M&A – Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 2016
  • Banking and Finance – Leading Individial, Legal 500 2016
  • Banking & Finance – Chambers Europe 2016
  • Banking & Finance – Chambers Europe 2017
  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets – Leading Individual, Legal 500 2017
  • Banking & Finance – Ranked Lawyer, Chambers Europe 2019
  • Corporate/Commercial – Ranked Lawyer, Chambers Europe 2019
  • Banking, finance and capital markets – Leading Individual, Legal 500 2019
  • Capital Markets, Banking, M&A – Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2019
Interviewees frequently laud Kristel Raidla-Talur's solution-oriented approach […] "She managed to identify the most important aspects of the case and was able to advise on the best strategy to adopt. […] "She immediately understood what was at stake and was very quick in coming up with solutions."
Chambers Europe 2018, Banking & Finance