Elo
Tamm
Partner / Estonia
 
about

Elo Tamm is the Head of EU and Competition practice in COBALT Estonia, heading Healthcare practice and co-heading the Energy. She is one of the most recognised professionals in Estonia in her practice areas.

She has represented leading local and international companies in Estonian Competition Authority in cartel and abuse of dominant position proceedings. Elo regularly assists companies in getting their transactions cleared by the Estonian Competition Authority to enable the mergers to go ahead. In state aid, Elo advises client on how to get state aid, what are the conditions attached to state aid and whether state aid is lawful. Elo has successfully represented clients in Estonian and EU courts and administrative bodies.

EU law is very familiar to Elo. She also excels in Estonian and EU energy law, healthcare and waste regulations. Elo advises clients on climate change.

Elo contributes to the development of her specialisation areas by participating in the work of the Competition Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association and acting as a Chairwoman of the Healthcare Committee of American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia. She is a regular speaker on the conferences and seminars.

 
recognition
  • Competition - Hall of Fame, Legal 500 2021
  • EU and competition – Hall of Fame, Legal 500 2020
  • EU and competition – Leading Individual, Legal 500 2019
  • Energy – Ranked Lawyer, Chambers Europe 2019
  • Competition/Antitrust – Ranked Lawyer, Chambers Europe 2019
 
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Languages
Estonian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • Postgraduate course in International Trade and Business Law, T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Netherlands (2001)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in International Business Law, Central European University, Hungary (2001)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree (equal to master’s degree qualifications), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (1999)
  • AmCham Estonia Healthcare Committee chairwoman (2016)
  • Competition Law Commission of the Estonian Bar Association (2015)
  • Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group, Lex Mundi (2009)
  • Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group, Lex Mundi (2008)
  • Estonian Academic Law Society (1999)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 1999)


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experience
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  • 2019 — 05 — 16
    COBALT advised Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in drafting model energy performance contract
  • 2019 — 05 — 06
    COBALT advises AS RAGN-SELLS on OSA project
  • 2019 — 05 — 03
    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling a major part of its business to Consolis
  • 2019 — 03 — 18
    COBALT successfully represented UEFA
  • 2018 — 11 — 14
    COBALT successfully represents AS RAGN-SELLS in a dispute with City of Tallinn
  • 2018 — 11 — 06
    COBALT successfully represented AS RAGN-SELLS
  • 2018 — 08 — 06
    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling its business to Consolis Group
  • 2018 — 07 — 03
    COBALT successfully represented AS RAGN-SELLS against City of Tallinn
  • 2018 — 06 — 14
    COBALT advised Port of Tallinn on its IPO and listing on Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange
  • 2018 — 03 — 27
    COBALT advises HHLA on acquiring Estonia’s biggest terminal operator Transiidikeskuse AS
  • 2018 — 02 — 14
    COBALT advised Baltic Horizon Fund on acquisition of Postimaja shopping center
  • 2017 — 10 — 13
    COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
  • 2017 — 03 — 09
    COBALT advises Nordea and DNB banks on issues concerning insolvent dairy producer Tere
  • 2017 — 02 — 23
    COBALT advises DAVA Agravis Machinery Holding on acquisition of 45% of shares in Konekesko Ltd
  • 2016 — 09 — 01
    COBALT advised AS TMB, one of the largest manufacturers of concrete elements in the Baltics, on its acquisition of Betonimestarit-Group
  • 2016 — 08 — 25
    COBALT advises DNB upon combining its operations with Nordea in the Baltics
  • 2016 — 06 — 20
    COBALT advised Circle K (Statoil) upon acquisition of Premium 7 filling stations
  • 2016 — 05 — 04
    COBALT analysed transposition of energy efficiency directive to the Estonian legislation
  • 2015 — 11 — 18
    COBALT advises BaltCap in acquiring Baltic operations of financial automation company OpusCapita
  • 2015 — 09 — 07
    COBALT advises ELKO Group in acquisition of DL Distributors OÜ
  • 2015 — 08 — 24
    COBALT represented Hanza Holding AB in obtaining merger clearance from the Estonian Competition Authority
  • 2014 — 10 — 09
    COBALT advised Naspers on the sale of its Estonian and Lithuanian classifieds business to Eesti Meedia
  • 2013 — 06 — 05
    COBALT advised East Capital Explorer upon acquisition of majority stake in leading Estonian communication services provider Starman
  • 2013 — 03 — 06
    COBALT advised one of Europe’s leading suppliers of industrial coatings Teknos Group Oy on the acquisition of Kemiflora’s paints and coatings business
  • 2012 — 12 — 19
    COBALT advised children’s furniture manufacturer AS Flexa Eesti in a complex real estate sales transaction
  • 2012 — 04 — 30
    COBALT analysed the ownership unbundling of natural gas transmission system operator
  • "Competition law can be tough to understand, but she makes everything clear and super easy. She is able to understand specifics of our business and provide solutions to the most complex situations," explains an impressed client.
    Chambers and Partners 2021, Competition / Antitrust