KPMG Law Doubles the Number of Partners


KPMG Law has strengthened its team with two new partners: Kristina Laarmaa as Head of Public Procurement, Construction, Real Estate & Environment and Lauri Liivat as Head of Corporate Transactions and Technology Sector Group. 

Having increased its turnover by 70 per cent last year, KPMG Law is planning to sustain business growth. Hence the need for additional partners.

Kristina Laarmaa was previously with law firm TGS Baltic (formerly Varul) where she worked for many years as a counsel, attorney-at-law and head of public procurement. Kristina is among the leading public procurement experts and has unrivalled experience in the IT, waste management and public transport sectors. She has advised numerous clients on projects financed by the EU structural funds. “Joining KPMG and sharing my public procurement, construction and litigation experience will be an exciting challenge for me,” said Laarmaa.

Lauri Liivat had a long career as an attorney-at-law and partner at law firm Eversheds Ots & Co, where during more than ten years he advised clients in over two hundred transactions in the field of M&A and corporate law. Lauri has experience in both international and local transactions and has advised not only real estate and technology companies but also start-ups. “At KPMG, my primary focus will be on the technology sector and developing KPMG’s M&A practice,” stated Liivat.

“We have attracted two top experts, who will strengthen the team with additional competencies, new synergy, additional practice areas and management resources,” said Risto Agur, Managing Partner at KPMG Law. “It’s no secret that we are taking on new partners because KPMG Law is growing rapidly. This has created the need for increasing the team and expanding the range of services offered.”

Karin Kaup, Partner and Head of Corporate, M&A and Employment & Immigration at KPMG Law, welcomes the new partners with high expectations for the next growth phase: “With two more leading experts on our successful team, we can increase our focus on the key sectors. By knowing the sector and its main players, we can provide our clients with even more comprehensive service in business, financial and legal matters."

With Laarmaa and Liivat, KPMG Law now has four partners, five heads of practice areas, and 13 attorneys and lawyers. The KPMG global network of legal services employs over 2,250 legal professionals in over 75 jurisdictions. 

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