Meree Punab

Meree Punab

Senior Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Meree Punab advises clients primarily on civil law matters as well represents them in related disputes.

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  • About

    Meree Punab has extensive knowledge of media law and has been thoroughly engaged in issues concerning the refutation of incorrect information and compensation of non-patrimonial damage caused by defamation, having represented numerous media outlets as well as private persons.

    She has successfully represented private persons in a landmark case prohibiting newspapers from publishing articles on certain topics in the future. In addition to being experienced in court cases related to personal rights (including the right to free self-realisation and right to private life) she also has broad experience in advising clients on other areas of civil law as well representing them in related disputes.

  • Major Projects
    • 11.09.2018

      Assisting IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of Katsastus Group’s operations

      IK Investment Partners acquired the shares of vehicle inspection companies A-Ülevaatus OÜ in Estonia, SIA Scantest in Latvia, A-Katsastus AB in Sweden and Autotest Polska Sp. Z o.o. in Poland (“the Group”) from A-Katsastus Group Oy, one of the leading European companies providing vehicle inspection, trade-in inspection and registration services.

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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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    • 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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    • 16.01.2018

      Advising AxFlow on entering Baltic fluid-handling market

      The M&A team at TGS Baltic led by associate partner Kadri Kallas advised AxFlow, the Fluid Handling Solutions business group of Axel Johnson International, on entering the Baltic market by acquiring Bahr Pump OÜ (Estonia), Pumptechnique SIA (Latvia) and Flow Technologies UAB (Lithuania). The firm advised AxFlow on the due diligence, structuring of the transaction and assisted on the closing.

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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 Turkish Airlines on various legal matters.

    • Representing against the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate

      Representing private individuals in administrative court against the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate regarding the deletion of articles published in the media.

    • Representing regarding the unlawfulness of the disclosed incorrect information

      Representing the management board of a cooperative regarding the unlawfulness of the disclosed incorrect information about them.

    • Representing private individuals against a newspaper

      Representing private individuals in the County Court against a newspaper regarding forbidding the publication of the article planned.

    • Representing a newspaper in civil matters in the Tartu County Court

      Representing a newspaper in civil matters in the Tartu County Court regarding inappropriate value judgements, non-material damage and refutation of inaccurate facts.

    • Advising TiMo Houses in developing standard contracts

      Advising modular houses manufacturer TiMo Houses in developing standard contracts and concluding contracts with Finnish and Swedish contracting entities.

    • Advising Invego on a voluminous residential development project

      Advising real estate developer Invego on all phases of a voluminous residential development project containing 14 houses.

    • Advising Finnish investors in making an investment in 1Home Group

      Advising more than 30 companies and individuals all with Finnish background in making an investment in Estonian company 1Home Group, whose activity is renting flats to individuals in the Baltic States and Poland.

  • CV

    Memberships

    2012
    Estonian Bar Association

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly Varul)
    2016–2017
    Senior Associate, law firm Varul
    2012–2016
    Associate, law firm Varul
    2010–2011
    Lawyer, law firm Varul
    2010
    Intern, law firm Varul

    Education

    2011
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA
    2009
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA