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Peeter Viirsalu

Associate Partner

Tartu, Estonia

+372 730 1610, +372 5599 4324

peeter.viirsalu@tgsbaltic.com

Estonian, English, Russian

MAJOR PROJECTS

Conducting a large-scale legal audit for the state-owned company Eesti Energia analysing the liabilities of the management board regarding exceeding the originally planned budget of the Enefit280 shale oil plant construction and its profitability.

Conducting 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.

Delivering a legal audit to the Tallinn City Council and City Administration on matters that are under investigation in the criminal case of Tallinn’s former mayor (Edgar Savisaar).

Representing the former shareholders of the BLRT Group and the financial advisor Keystone Advisers in a dispute concerning the sale of the BLRT Group stock.

Advising Merko Ehitus Eesti, part of Merko Ehitus – the leading construction company in the Baltics listed on the NASDAQ Tallinn, in a landmark shareholders’ dispute concerning one of its subsidiaries that included planning and carrying out a complex action plan, which finally enabled the management of the company to be taken over from the minority shareholder.

Representing TEA Kirjastus, one of the largest and oldest publishers in Estonia, in its reorganisation proceedings.

Advising the leading independent main financial services provider in the Baltics, Luminor (Nordea Bank Finland Plc Estonian branch), as a creditor in a bankruptcy proceeding.

MEMBERSHIPS

2014 INSOL Europe
2007 Estonian Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Since 2018 Associate Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
2017–2018 Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2011–2017 Senior Associate, law firm VARUL
2007–2011 Associate, law firm VARUL
2006–2007 Lawyer, law firm VARUL

EDUCATION

2007 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA
2005 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA