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Martin Tamme

Managing Partner (Estonia), Head of Real Estate, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

+372 626 4300; +372 503 5380

martin.tamme@tgsbaltic.com

Estonian, English

He is a praised by Chambers & Partners and Legal500, according to whom Martin Tamme is ‘able to deal effectively with complex situations and is an excellent negotiator’.

MAJOR PROJECTS

Advised the Estonian Ministry of Defence in construction project management and construction disputes concerning the Estonian War of Independence Victory Column and Amari Air Base, a designated facility for conducting NATO Baltic Air Policing patrols.

Conducted a high-profile legal and constructional analysis for the Supervisory Board of Port of Tallinn with the aim to examine allegations made in the State Audit Offices’ report to the Management Board in the matter of constructing berth No 17 of the Muuga container terminal.

 Assisted modular houses manufacturer TiMo Houses in entering the Swedish and Norwegian markets and advised on involving a financial investor as well as other matters related to financing.

Advised and represented major creditors of the GILD Arbitrage hedge fund in restructuring loans to bonds and creating security and supervisory structure as well as in a first ever bankruptcy proceeding of a fund manager, GA Fund Management (bankrupt), which created a judicial precedent and led to the amendment of provisions concerning the liquidation of hedge funds in the Investment Funds Act.

Advised on the sale of shares in the Cinamon Group of companies, owning multiple cinemas in the Baltics, from GILD Arbitrage venture capital fund to DLT Capital.

Represented Estonian Maritime Museum against construction company Nordecon in a dispute concerning the reconstruction works of the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour.

Represented the bankruptcy trustee of the rapeseed processing plant Werol Tehased (bankrupt) against major foodstuff concern Pere (bankrupt) in voluminous bankruptcy proceedings including recovering assets that were groundlessly transferred to the parent company Pere.

 Acting as main legal advisor to real estate developer Invego by assisting them on all real estate transactions and negotiations including drafting financing structures, dealing with distressed assets, involving mezzanine investors as well as construction and planning issues.

MEMBERSHIPS

2012 Chairman of the Ethics and Methodology Board of the Estonian Bar Association
2011 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
2003 Estonian Young Bar Association
2003 Estonian Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Since 2017 Managing Partner (Estonia), law firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2014–2017 Managing Partner (Estonia), law firm VARUL

20112014 Partner, law firm VARUL
20052011 Senior Associate, law firm VARUL
20042005 Associate, law firm VARUL
20012004 Lawyer, law firm HETA Pärnu

EDUCATION

2005 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, mag.iur.
2003 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA