Tanel Kalaus

PARTNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW

Competition law and state aid, EU law, energy, infrastructures and electronic communication, banking and finance, dispute resolution, public procurement

+372 510 1791

tanel.kalaus@jessekalaus.ee

Tanel Kalaus


Tanel has mainly specialised in Estonian and EU competition law and EU law, but he has also been thoroughly engaged in energy and network industries, including water and electronic communications.

During more than 18 years he has advised several large local and international corporations. Tanel has also wide-ranging experience in M&A, banking and finance as well as capital markets.

Over the years, Tanel has acted as the lead legal advisor in several large-scale competition law cases related to M&A transactions across the region, he has dealt with complex merger control issues, has been the team leader in numerous legal due diligences and has participated in several high profile IPOs.

In addition, Tanel has conducted numerous analyses related to competition law (including state aid matters) and EU law, including assessments on several draft laws. He has represented clients in complex civil, administrative, misdemeanour and criminal procedures.

Tanel is a member of the Competition Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association and he is ranked as a leading individual by leading global research companies, such as Chambers Europe and Legal500. Tanel has appeared as a speaker at several Estonian and international seminars and has been the co-author of numerous international legal digests and articles.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

since 2015Partner, Attorney at Law, Jesse & Kalaus Attorneys
since 2015Member of the committee, Competition Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association
20002015Attorney at Law, Law Office Raidla Lejins & Norcous
2003 springVisiting lawyer, Roschier, Attorneys Ltd.
19972000Lawyer, AS Magnum Medical ja AS Magnum Grupp
1997 summerDesk officer, consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

EDUCATION

2002Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
2000Bachelor’s Degree in Law / officially equal to the Master’s Degree, cum laude, University of Tartu
1996Vändra Gümnaasium, gold 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
Russianlimited level in speech
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