Piret Jesse

PARTNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW

Mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, commercial law, preparation and negotiation of agreements, real estate, construction and planning, employment law

+372 521 8959

piret.jesse@jessekalaus.ee

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Piret has specialised in corporate counselling, mergers and acquisitions, structuring of business transactions and negotiations. During her more than 18 years of experience she has participated as a project leader and counsel in most of the biggest mergers and acquisitions in Estonia. Piret has led numerous legal due diligences of companies of various sizes and fields of activity.

She is also a highly regarded commercial law specialist who advises both local and International companies in day-to-day corporate law matters, preparation of business agreements, negotiations and dispute resolution. Piret has also wide experience in the field of construction and real estate, having advised several big construction and real estate companies and having participated in settlement of construction-related disputes as an expert and mediator.

Piret is a member of the Commercial Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association and has been a lecturer of corporate law at the University of Tartu for years.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

since 2016Member of the Estonian Corporate Law Audit Commission
since 2015Partner, Attorney at Law, Jesse & Kalaus Attorneys
since 2012Member of the committee, Commercial Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association
2006–2016Member of the committee, Assessment Committee for the Student Research Competition of the Estonian Bar Association
2015Partner, Law Office Tark Grunte Sutkiene
2004–2014Attorney at Law, Law Office Tark Grunte Sutkiene
2007–2012Supervisor of corporate law seminars, University of Tartu
2000–2004Attorney, Law Office LAWIN
2001 springIntern, District Court for the District of Minnesota, United States
1999 autumnIntern, Supreme Court of Estonia, Civil Chambers
1998 summerIntern, Law Office Raidla Lejins & Norcous

EDUCATION

2005–2015studying for PhD in Law (not obtained), Faculty of Law, University of Tartu (subject of doctoral thesis: “The Proportionality and Justification of Mandatory Bid Rule as the Most Important Measure of Minority Shareholder Protection under the Takeover Directive”)
2006 spring“Taxation of Business Transactions”, University of Syracuse, United States
2001Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Minnesota, United States, Edmund Muskie scholar
2000Bachelor’s Degree in Law / officially equal to the Master’s Degree, University of Tartu
1996–1998Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu
1996Miina Härma Gümnaasium, silver medal

SELECTION OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND APPEARANCES

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

since 2001Estonian Bar Association (Eesti Advokatuur)

LANGUAGES

Estoniannative language
Englishhigher level in speech and writing
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