Sten Luiga is a Senior Partner at COBALT. Sten’s main specialisation is advising companies with regard to mergers, acquisitions and reorganisation of executive structures. He has extensive experience in counselling mergers and acquisitions of companies, risk capital investments, and conclusion of acquisition transactions. Sten is also experienced in commencing the activities of multinational companies, commercial and investment banks and listed companies, regulating the relationships between shareholders, as well as legal matters related to everyday corporate governance and the liability of management bodies.

Sten has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 1992 and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) since 1993.

  • The Medal of Merit of the Estonian Bar Association 2017
  • Corporate and M&A - Eminent Practitioner, Chambers & Partners 2016
  • Corporate and M&A - Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 2016
  • Financial and Corporate - Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2018
  • Corporate/Commercial – Eminent Practitioner, Chambers & Partners 2019
  • Private Equity, M&A – Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2019
  • Languages
  • Estonian, English, Finnish
  • Education & membership
  • MBA, Aalto University, Finland (2016)
  • MA, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (1992)
  • Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association (2013-2016)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tartu University Foundation (since 2010)
  • Deontology Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), (since 2006)
  • Chairman of the Ethics and Methodology Board of the Estonian Bar Association (2004-2013)
  • Council of the NASDAQ OMX Tallinn Arbitration Court (since 1996)
  • International Bar Association (since 1993)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 1992)