Andres Kalm

Andres Kalm

Senior Associate
Tartu, Estonia

Andres Kalm is an attorney-at-law in the firm’s litigation practice group who has successfully represented clients in numerous civil disputes both in court and extrajudicially. He has strong knowledge and long-time experience in various real estate and property interest disputes.

  • About

    Andres Kalm is an attorney-at-law in the firm’s litigation practice group who has successfully represented clients in numerous civil disputes both in court and extrajudicially. Over the years, Andres has represented clients in various contractual disputes. He has strong knowledge and long-time experience in various real estate and property interest disputes – starting from more standard disputes in relation to mortgages and legal relationships between co-owners and joint owners to complex and specific disputes over the extent of property interests and different claims with respect to real rights (right of superficies fees and claims for compensation, real encumbrances, claims for the recognition and protection of ownership, etc.). In addition to the resolution of real estate disputes, he has advised clients on various property transactions on the side of buyers, sellers, co-owners, owners of neighbouring immovables and mortgagees, but also on (commercial) lease transactions and on entry into construction contracts.

    Andres Kalm has also represented clients in several corporate law disputes in relation to the validity of the resolutions of the bodies of companies and corporate law transactions, but also in relation to different disputes between shareholders concerning the management and activities of organisations. He has also assisted and represented creditors in enforcement and insolvency proceedings and related judicial proceedings. Andres has participated in several voluminous projects where it has been necessary to simultaneously represent in many related judicial proceedings in order to achieve the client’s purpose.

    Additionally, Andres advises clients on corporate law matters as well. He has advised clients on the establishment of companies, share sale transactions and various company restructuring transactions. Also, Andres has advised different investment transactions on the side of both investors and those taking in investors. Andres has a strong background in tax law – that was also the subject of his Master’s thesis – and, therefore, he pays close attention to tax aspects in corporate law advisory services. He has wide experience in providing consultations regarding employee option plans. To some extent, he advises clients in tax matters also outside the scope of transaction consultancy; for example, he has advised companies in relation to the international taxation of employees working across borders, but also in relation to the taxation of internationally active undertakings or freelancers.

    Andres’ clients have mainly been production, construction and trade sector enterprises, but also transport, technology and asset management companies and freelancers.

  • Major Projects
    • 14.05.2019

      Advising TBD-Biodiscovery on involving a Dutch investor from SEAL Investments B.V.

      TGS Baltic's team, led by partner Leonid Tolstov, advised the leading Estonian biotechnology company TBD-Biodiscovery and its sole shareholder on involving a Dutch investor from SEAL Investments B.V., who acquired 30% of the company's shares and will be investing a total of EUR 4.5 million in the company in the next few years. This is one of the largest foreign investments in an Estonian biotechnology company.

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    • 04.12.2015

      Advising MC Kasiinod on the sale of four casinos to Olympic Casino Eesti

      The firm's corporate law team led by Partner Leonid Tolstov advised Estonian casino operator MC Kasiinod and its fully-owned subsidiary Oma & Hea (casino bar services provider) on the sale of four casinos to Olympic Casino Eesti, a company belonging to the Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG).

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    • Advising AK Systems in selling its IT services business to Telia

      Advising IT company AK Systems in selling its IT services business to the largest IT and telecom company in Estonia, Telia Estonia, with the purpose of strengthening its IT services business unit.

    • Delivering a legal audit to the Tallinn City Council and City Administration in the criminal case of Tallinn’s former mayor

      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. The firm’s assignment was to investigate procurements, a legal dispute and transactions from administrative and civil law point of view and to determine possible infringements and deviations, risks for further legal disputes and to give recommendations for necessary actions and proceedings.

    • Advising the Port of Tallinn in a complex real estate matter

      Advising the Port of Tallinn in a complex real estate and insolvency matter regarding retrieving contracts and rights to the construction and use of a large area in Muuga Harbor as well as the acquisition of preemptive rights for access to the berths, from the Coal Terminal bankruptcy estate.

    • Representing Port of Tallinn against its former directors

      Representing SOE Port of Tallinn and its subsidiary TS Laevad against its former directors in one of the most high-profile criminal cases in recent years.

    • Conducting a large-scale legal audit for Eesti Energia

      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 190 MEUR budget for the construction of the Enefit280 shale oil plant by 90 MEUR as well as the plant’s profitability.

    • Advising Citypark on tax aspects

      Advising Citypark, one of the largest parking operators in Estonia, on tax aspects regarding the sale of shares to the Modus Group, a Lithuanian headquartered group with activities in renewable energy, service business and real estate, in addition to parking services.

    • Advising KMG Insenerehituse in purchasing an enterprise from the bankruptcy estate of Sangla Turvas

      Advising KMG Insenerehituse in purchasing an enterprise from the bankruptcy estate of Sangla Turvas (bankrupt), including advising on dealings with the Ministry of Environment, Environmental Board and Competition Authority regarding transfer of peat mining permits and other environmental permits as well as assessing the environmental impacts.

  • CV

    Memberships

    2014
    Estonian Bar Association

    Professional career

    Since 2018
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2017–2018
    Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly Varul)
    2014–2017
    Associate, law firm Varul
    2012–2014
    Lawyer, law firm Varul
    2011
    Intern, law firm InJure
    2010
    Lawyer, Transport Department, Tartu City Government

    Education

    2013
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA
    2011
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA