Finnish-Estonian working group

We provide services to our clients on both sides of the Gulf of Finland – through our well aligned and experienced Finnish-Estonian working group.

We believe that “Law is More” - we combine the legal knowledge of our lawyers with the experience of KPMG’s best experts in taxation, business and financial consultation, data protection and many other fields to help our clients stay ahead of competition and succeed in the long term.

We know your business – within our extended and experienced Finnish-Estonian team we have the industry specific experience that helps us tackle issues from the right angle and without compromising important business specifics.

Most common cross-border issues we tackle

There are some common issues that our Finnish-Estonian working group attends to on a regular basis, for example:

  • Optimising the financing structure – equity (quasi-equity) vs debt financing;
  • Taxation effects of the seat of the management;
  • Taxation of commercial real estate;
  • Cross-border option plans for key employees;
  • Family office services and asset structuring.

How can we assist with your Finnish-Estonian business?

We assist with market entrance and establishing entities, incl. private limited liability companies, public limited liability companies, non-profit organisations, branch offices and trusts. During the process of establishing, we advise on the most suitable financing structure for your new business arm and take into account the Finnish-Estonian taxation aspects;

We assist with financing arrangements to increase the value of your business, incl. review of the current capital structure, restructuring the capital structure, debt structuring, assistance with negotiations and drafting of relevant documents;

We assist with cross-border transactions. Our team has extensive experience with conducting legal and vendor due diligences in most industries; drafting, negotiating and executing share purchase agreements, asset transfers and joint venture arrangements that entail both Finnish and Estonian counterparts.

We assist with cross-border employment mobility or usage of rented workforce. We offer comprehensive support for even the most complex employment law issues, such as those related to restructuring, cross-border employment relationships, and developing customised option plans and motivation packages.

We assist with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Our cross-border team is well-versed in the specifics of different business sectors, ensuring smooth alignment of contracts with the business needs of our clients in international environments.

We assist with restructurings and reorganizing group structures. We advise on governance structures, incl. through our family office service line and offer optimization plans for better competitive edge or family asset planning, incl. through mergers, demergers, transfers of companies, non-monetary contributions and other arrangements;

We assist with market exit and dissolving entities – liquidation, accounting documentations, asset distributions, and other related issues. 

High-quality and accurate advice. The team quickly understands and solves the customer’s key issues.

The Legal 500

The team has a professional attitude and strong knowledge of the field.

The Legal 500

The team provides a comprehensive business solution across borders.

The Legal 500

Proactive and they understand our complex needs. The introduction of a highly complex insurance product in Estonia.

The Legal 500


Get in contact 

Karin Oras

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Head of Legal Services

karin.oras@kpmglaw.ee

+372 507 9241

Sandra Metsamärt

Attorney, Member of the Finnish-Estonian working group

sandra.metsamart@kpmglaw.ee

+372 667 6805

Ari Engblom

Tax & Legal Partner, Head of Legal Services in Finland, Member of the Finnish working group

Johanna Fagervik

Tax & Legal Partner in Finland, Member of the Finnish working group

Baltic working group

We provide combined services to our clients in all Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) – through our well aligned and experienced Baltic working group.

We believe that “Law is More” - we combine the legal knowledge of our lawyers with the experience of KPMG’s best experts in taxation, business and financial consultation, data protection and many other fields to help our clients stay ahead of competition and succeed in the long term.

We know your business – within our extended and experienced Finnish-Estonian team we have the industry specific experience that helps us tackle issues from the right angle and without compromising important business specifics.

How can we assist with your pan-Baltic business?

We assist with market entrance and establishing entities, incl. private limited liability companies, public limited liability companies, non-profit organisations, branch offices and trusts.

We assist with financing arrangements to increase the value of your business, incl. review of the current capital structure, restructuring the capital structure, debt structuring, assistance with negotiations and drafting of relevant documents;

We assist with cross-border transactions. Our team has extensive experience with conducting legal and vendor due diligences in most industries; drafting, negotiating and executing share purchase agreements, asset transfers and joint venture arrangements that entail pain-Baltic counterparts.

We assist with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Our cross-border team is well-versed in the specifics of different business sectors, ensuring smooth alignment of contracts with the business needs of our clients in international environments.

We assist with restructurings and reorganizing group structures. We advise on governance structures and offer optimization plans for better competitive edge, incl. through mergers, demergers, transfers of companies, non-monetary contributions and other arrangements;

We assist with market exit and dissolving entities – liquidation, accounting documentations, asset distributions, and other related issues.

High-quality and accurate advice. The team quickly understands and solves the customer’s key issues.

The Legal 500

The team has a professional attitude and strong knowledge of the field.

The Legal 500

The team provides a comprehensive business solution across borders.

The Legal 500

Proactive and they understand our complex needs. The introduction of a highly complex insurance product in Estonia.

The Legal 500


Get in contact 

Karin Oras

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Head of Legal Services

karin.oras@kpmglaw.ee

+372 507 9241

Kaia Kuusler

Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Baltic working group

kaia.kuusler@kpmglaw.ee

+372 667 6805

Una Petrauska

Law firm Managing Partner in Latvia, Attorney at Law, Member of the Baltics working group

Gediminas Lisauskas

Law firm Partner in Lithuania, Member of the Baltics working group

Nordics working group

The Nordics working group is dedicated to the markets of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland (with Finland having a separate focus under Finnish-Estonian working group). With a deep understanding of the unique economic and business environments in these countries, our team provides valuable insights and strategic advice to help clients navigate this prosperous region. From mergers and acquisitions to market expansion, we have the expertise to drive success in the Nordics.

High-quality and accurate advice. The team quickly understands and solves the customer’s key issues.

The Legal 500

The team has a professional attitude and strong knowledge of the field.

The Legal 500

The team provides a comprehensive business solution across borders.

The Legal 500

Proactive and they understand our complex needs. The introduction of a highly complex insurance product in Estonia.

The Legal 500


Get in contact 

Karin Oras

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Head of Legal Services

karin.oras@kpmglaw.ee

+372 507 9241

Mattias Bergman

Legal Partner in Sweden, Member of the Nordics working group

Andreas Wulff

Legal Partner in Norway, Member of the Nordics working group

Jónas R Tómasson

Legal Partner in Iceland, Member of the Nordics working group

Global working group

Our Global working group brings together experts with extensive experience in international markets beyond the Baltics and Nordics. Whether you're exploring opportunities in emerging markets or seeking advice on global regulatory compliance, our team has the global perspective and industry-specific knowledge to guide you towards success on a broader scale.

High-quality and accurate advice. The team quickly understands and solves the customer’s key issues.

The Legal 500

The team has a professional attitude and strong knowledge of the field.

The Legal 500

The team provides a comprehensive business solution across borders.

The Legal 500

Proactive and they understand our complex needs. The introduction of a highly complex insurance product in Estonia.

The Legal 500


Get in contact 

Karin Oras

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Head of Legal Services

karin.oras@kpmglaw.ee

+372 507 9241


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+372 6676 805
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