Kärt Raud

Kärt Raud

Senior Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Kärt Raud mainly focuses on corporate and contract law assisting clients in drafting various agreements as well as advising on M&A transactions. She also deals with data protection, intellectual property rights and IT-law.

  • About

    Kärt Raud is a team member of the corporate and contract law assisting clients in drafting various agreements as well as advising on M&A transactions. She also deals with data protection, intellectual property rights and IT-law.

    Kärt has experience in advising clients in all stages of M&A transactions from conducting of the legal audit to the implementation of post-transaction changes. In addition to drafting transaction documentation, she has also advised the clients on drafting shareholder contracts and daily corporate documents.

    Kärt also advises clients on contracting and reviewing business-related contracts, focusing on licensing agreements. In 2017, Kärt participated in the Summer School of the University of Bucerius in Hamburg, Germany, where the focus was on negotiating and drafting international licensing agreements.

    In addition, Kärt has dealt extensively with the field of personal data, having carried out a number of data protection compliance audits and advised clients on the preparation of new regulatory documentation and on daily matters.

    Since 2016, Kärt is the supervisor of contract law seminars in the University of Tartu.

  • Major Projects
    • 12.11.2020

      We advised Estonian-based international software company Timetrix

      Senior associates Mari-Liis Orav and Kärt Raud advised Estonian-based international software company Timetrix on drafting their licensing and related IT-services agreements.

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    • 30.09.2020

      We advised Estateguru’s equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs

      TGS Baltic advised Estateguru’s equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform based in London, UK, raising approximately EUR 900,000 from more than 1,100 Seedrs’ investors, accompanied by another investment of EUR 100,000 from Estonia and converting loans from previous rounds into the equity of the company.

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    • 09.04.2020

      TGS Baltic advised a producer of precast concrete products AS Framm on the acquisition of AS Lasbet Tootmine, an undertaking operating in the same field

      With the help of TGS Baltic team, a producer of concrete elements and products AS Framm entered into a transaction by which it acquired an undertaking operating in the same field AS Lasbet Tootmine, making AS Framm the largest producer of concrete elements and products in Estonia.

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    • 31.12.2019

      TGS Baltic advised Veho on selling its subsidiary

      TGS Baltic advised the largest car dealership in the Scandinavian and Baltic region Veho on selling its subsidiary Veho Eesti AS. In addition, we advised in the sale of two registered immovables where Veho car show rooms operate. Established in 1992, Veho Eesti was, until now, engaged in import of Citroën passenger cars and utility vehicles and retail sale of Honda.

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    • 10.11.2019

      TGS Baltic advised the shareholders of OÜ Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus in selling a majority shareholding to a leading Russian publisher OOO “LITRES”

      TGS Baltic advised the shareholders of OÜ Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus in selling a majority shareholding in OÜ Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus to OOO “LITRES”, a leading Russian publisher as well as no. 1 ebook distributor and seller in Russia.

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    • 24.10.2019

      TGS Baltic advised Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd in purchasing the shares of Nortire OÜ

      TGS Baltic advised Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd in purchasing the shares of Nortire OÜ, a leading distributor of speciality tires in the Baltics, Belarus and Western Russia.

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    • 26.06.2019

      Advising on the divestment of KAFO Eesti

      TGS Baltic advised on the divestment of the seller of coffee dispensing machines and coffee KAFO Eesti to Lithuanian wholesale group Eugesta.

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    • 30.04.2019

      Advising Chaga on investment round on the Funderbeam platform

      TGS Baltic's team, led by partner Kadri Kallas, advised Chaga, an Estonian producer of organic food supplements, on its investment round on Funderbeam, a funding and trading platform which enables small investors to buy and sell equity stakes in private companies.

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    • 07.02.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted LMT GROUP AB (Sweden) with acquisition of a number of PLM Group companies in Latvia and Estonia.

      TGS Baltic assisted Bengt Svante Liljedahl company LMT GROUP AB (Sweden) with closing of acquisition of PLM Group companies in Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.

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    • 30.10.2018

      Advising Astel Group on acquiring 95% ownership in Rakvere Metsamajand

      Estonian M&A team of TGS Baltic led by partner Sander Kärson advised Astel Group on acquiring 95% ownership in the oldest timber log houses manufacturer in the Baltics, Rakvere Metsamajand (acting under the trademark Nordic Timber Homes).

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    • 21.08.2018

      Advising Ermitažas in acquiring Bauhof

      TGS Baltic advised UAB Ermitažas, a major Lithuanian chain offering finishing goods, gardening items, and construction materials, in the acquisition of the Estonian company Bauhof, which is a leader in the same sector. After the acquisition UAB Ermitažas became the third largest merchant of construction materials and household items in the Baltics.

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    • 26.04.2018

      Advising Bergs Timber in acquiring Norvik’s operations in the Baltics and the United Kingdom

      TGS Baltic’s cross-border M&A team led by partner Kadri Kallas advised Swedish Bergs Timber AB (publ) in acquiring Vika Wood and Byko-lat (Latvia), EWP AS and Laesti AS (Estonia) and Norvik Shipping (United Kingdom) from Icelandic Norvik hf.

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    • 16.03.2018

      Euroapteek completed the transaction to acquire Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy network

      Estonian M&A team of TGS Baltic led by partners Kadri Kallas and Sander Kärson advised Euroapteek on the acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia.

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    • 01.02.2018

      Advising Euroapteek on the acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia

      Estonian M&A team of TGS Baltic led by partners Kadri Kallas and Sander Kärson advised Euroapteek, part of the Nordic and Central and Eastern Europe’s leading pharmacy group Euroapotheca, on the acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia, after which Euroapteek integrated 13 Ülikooli Apteek branded pharmacies to its network of 73 pharmacies.

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    • 07.03.2017

      Advising Citypark Eesti in selling its shares to Modus Group

      The firm’s M&A team led by associate partner Kadri Kallas advised Citypark Eesti, one of the largest parking services providers in Estonia, on selling its shares to a Stova which belongs to the Lithuanian headquartered Modus Group.

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    • 29.11.2016

      Advising Cybernetica on selling navigation systems business unit to a Canadian corporation

      The firm’s M&A team led by associate partner Sander Kärson advised Cybernetica in selling its navigation systems business unit, including EKTA branded products and contracts, to Carmanah Technologies Corporation.

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    • 21.11.2016

      Advising AK Systems in selling IT services business to Telia Estonia

      The firm’s M&A team led by associate partner Sander Kärson advised IT company AK Systems in selling its IT services business to the largest IT and telecom company in Estonia, Telia Estonia.

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    • 19.09.2016

      Advising the sale of GoAdventure to Avia Solutions Group

      The firm’s M&A team led by associate partner Sander Kärson advised Avia Solutions Group, a Lithuanian capital-based aviation holding corporation listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of the Estonian tour operator GoAdventure.

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    • Advising Prima Pet Premium on the acquisition of Pandivere L.T.

      Advising Finnish pet food producer Prima Pet Premium Oy on the LDD and acquisition of Estonian pet food production factory Pandivere L.T.

    • Advising a global leading pharmaceutical company regarding the company’s trade mark rights

      Advising and representing a global leading pharmaceutical company before the Estonian Tax and Customs Board in a matter concerning the protection of the company’s trade mark rights under the EU regulation 608/2013 concerning enforcement of intellectual property rights.

  • CV

    Memberships

    2016
    Estonian Bar Association

    Professional career

    Since 02/2020
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2017-01/2020
    Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly Varul)
    2016–2017
    Associate, law firm Varul
    Since 2016
    Supervisor of seminars (contract law), Institute of Private Law, University of Tartu
    2016
    Junior Associate, law firm Varul
    2015
    Intern, law firm Varul
    2013
    Intern, law firm Ellex Raidla
    2012
    Intern, law firm Sorainen

    Education

    2017
    Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany), summer program "International IP Transactions"
    2016
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA
    2014
    University of Salzburg, summer programme on private international law
    2013
    Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Student Exchange Program)
    2013
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA