Andres Siigur

Partner

Languages:

  • Estonian, English

Contact:

Areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law

Introduction

Andres Siigur specialises in banking & finance and capital markets. Andres has extensive experience in advising international and domestic financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of financing and capital markets transactions and legal aspects relating to financial services regulation. He has gained remarkable experience in the field of mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.

Practice highlights

Advising on several capital markets’ transactions, including:

  • the corporate restructuring of Merko Ehitus and listing of its shares on the Nasdaq Baltic Main List;
  • the conversion of City Service to an SE, delisting of its shares from the Nasdaq Baltic Main List, and listing of its shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange;
  • the admission of shares of Pro Kapital Grupp for trading on the Nasdaq Baltic Secondary List;
  • the admission of bonds of Pro Kapital Grupp for trading on the Nasdaq Stockholm Corporate Bond List;
  • advising Pro Kapital Group on its 50 MEUR bond programme.

Advising various domestic and international credit institutions on provision of financing to Estonian companies:

  • advising EBRD on provision of a 35 MEUR loan to Viru Keemia Grupp;
  • advising Nortal on several M&A transactions and related financing transactions, including acquisition of Nortal’s shares by Enterprise Investors, acquisition of the Finnish software company CCC Corporation, and divestment of Enterprise Investors and LHV Pension Funds from Nortal;
  • advising listed companies and shareholders on takeover bids and squeeze-outs, including Norma in relation to the takeover bid by Autoliv, and Riverito on takeover of Järvevana;
  • advising the launch of Funderbeam Markets, the world’s first primary and secondary market for early-stage start-up investments.
  • Advising various financial institutions in connection with derivative transactions with Estonian counter parties.

Professional Experience

  • From 2016 – law firm DERLING, Partner
  • 2015-2016 – law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene, Head of Banking & Finance
  • 2006-2016 – law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene, Attorney at Law
  • 2006 – law firm Teder, Glikman & Partners, Attorney
  • 2005-2006 – law firm Teder, Glikman & Partners, Lawyer
  • 2002-2005 – Estonian Law Centre, Legal Counsel

Education

  • Estonian Business School, MBA, to be obtained
  • University of Tartu, Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2005

Publications

  • Co-author of the book “Tööõigus. Näidised ja kommentaarid” (Labor Law. Samples and Commentaries), Äripäev Publishers, 2009-present
  • Co-author of the book “Ühinemised ja omandamised – ettevalmistusest jõustumiseni” (Mergers and Acquisitions – from Preparation to Enactment), Äripäev Publishers, 2011
  • Co-author of the book “Financial Services Regulation in Europe. Second Edition”, Oxford University Press, 2008
  • Co-author of the book “Ühinemised ja omandamised. Alternatiiv äri orgaanilisele kasvule” (Mergers and Acquisitions. Alternative to an Organic Growth of Business), Äripäev Publishers, 2007

Memberships

  • From 2006 – Estonian Bar Association