Lembit
Tedder
Managing Associate / Estonia
 
about

Lembit Tedder, a Managing Associate, co-heads the White Collar practice group at COBALT Estonia.

Lembit specializes in protecting and representing businesses in connection with white collar crime. He has expertise in criminal law, criminal proceedings and misdemeanour proceedings. White collar crimes are often related to civil disputes, and Lembit has extensive experience in advising clients in bankruptcy proceedings.

In criminal matters, Lembit has represented and advised clients both as victims and as suspects, with extensive experience in issues involving money laundering, embezzlement, breach of trust, unauthorized use of trade secrets, and cartel cases, as well as in related internal investigations.

In civil matters, Lembit has focused on complex business disputes and is able to see a variety of alternative solutions to achieving desired client goals based on diverse and long-term practice.

 
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Languages
  • Estonian, English, German, Russian


Membership & education
  • 2014 Estonian Bar Association
  • 2014 Estonian Young Lawyersʾ Association
  • 2014 The European Law Studentsʾ Association (alumnus)
  • 2013 The European Law Studentsʾ Association
  • 2013 Master of Arts in Law (MA), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia
  • 2012 Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA), law, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2020 — 01 — 20
    COBALT advised EIB on giving EUR 50 million venture debt facility to Bolt
  • 2019 — 12 — 01
    COBALT represents Via3L Spedition in 7 € million civil and criminal disputes with former executives and employees
  • 2019 — 07 — 01
    COBALT represents Eesti Pagar in a criminal case
  • 2019 — 05 — 03
    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling a major part of its business to Consolis
  • 2019 — 03 — 01
    COBALT represents Lennuabi in a 400 000 € civil dispute with Smartlynx involving 1050 passengers
  • 2019 — 02 — 11
    COBALT advised European Investment Bank on EUR 12 million loan to Elcogen
  • 2018 — 11 — 08
    COBALT represented Lennuabi in a dispute with Smartlynx
  • 2018 — 02 — 19
    COBALT advised AS Gildhall on sale of Marienthal commercial centre in Tallinn
  • 2018 — 02 — 02
    COBALT advised Yliopiston Apteekki OY on selling its pharmacy chain
  • 2017 — 12 — 01
    COBALT represents the Von Krahl theater in a misdemeanour for causing noise
  • 2017 — 10 — 10
    COBALT advised Technobalt Holding in E-Profiil reorganization proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, and E-Profiil shareholder disputes 
  • 2017 — 03 — 09
    COBALT advises Nordea and DNB banks on issues concerning insolvent dairy producer Tere
  • 2014 — 06 — 19
    COBALT successfully represented AB bankas SNORAS (bankrupt), which resulted in the Estonian Supreme Court making an important new decision concerning bankruptcy law
  • "He is resilient, with great argumentation skills and he consistently assists us with out-of-the-box creative solutions. He is focused on finding the most beneficial solution for us."
    Tarmo Karotam, Fund Manager, Chairman of the Management Board, Baltic Horizon