The firm's lawyers are recognized experts in corporate law and M&A, who combine the experience of top law firms.
Our professionals bring a novel and fresh approach in the advising of transactions and bring relationships with the clients to a new level through more personalized communication and tailor-made solutions.
We implement our extensive practical experience that we have acquired in the landmark projects and transactions of the region. We are able to anticipate potential risks and promptly provide the client with solutions to mitigate these risks. We follow trends in the field of transactions and respond quickly to any development.
Public law is one of the core areas of Cuesta. We have outstanding practical experience in state aid, public procurements and the regulation of public services.
Cuesta advises both tenderers and contracting entities on all matters relating to public procurement law. Our specialists assist clients in procurement, preparation of procurement source documents and preparation of tenders. In addition, our specialists have long-term experience in representing both contracting entities and the tenderers in both the review bodies proceedings and in court.
Our lawyers also have extensive experience in state aid and public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
Banking and Finance is one of the Cuesta's key practice areas. Our firm advises on financial law and finance in all matters. We provide legal aid to financing companies and credit institutions, e-money and payment institutions, insurance companies and intermediaries, investment firms and funds. We advise lenders as well as borrowers, in applying for a loan, structuring and securitization.
Cuesta cooperates with financial supervision subjects as well as with the Baltic and European financial supervision authorities. Cuesta experts also have extensive experience in financial law disputes and financial supervision proceedings.
Cuesta advises clients on all compliance and regulatory issues, including activity licenses, cross-border provision of financial services, opening branches of supervised entities, authorization proceedings for agents, prudential requirements, fit & proper issues of managers and owners, etc.
Cuesta advises on fintech and blockchain technology and has considerable practical experience in these fields.
Cuesta's lawyers have advised many clients on data protection issues both before and after the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and implementation after its entry into force.
Cuesta experts have provided advice to Estonian and European companies in bringing their business into line with the new requirements of the GDPR. Cuesta's lawyers have been involved in workshops on the GDPR and have contributed to a smooth transition to the new regulation. Cuesta advises clients with different economic activities on data protection issues, including industry and equipment sales, medical services, pharmacology, agriculture, fertilizer production, financial services, wholesale and retail trade and others both in web-based and in physical personal data processing.
Cuesta advises start-ups from the incorporation and capital raising to the full legal support for a company in all day-to-day business activities.
We help to elaborate and set up all important aspects in the conclusion of the incorporation documents, as well as to regulate the relationships between investors and the company.
Cuesta's extensive experience with financial technology (fintech), software and digital technology and telecom companies ensures a practical and effective legal support for start-ups.
We provide advice to start-ups on labour and taxation, intellectual property and IT technology, as well as on data protection questions etc. Cuesta advises start-ups on financing, including ICO, private and venture capital issues.
If necessary, Cuesta will provide legal assistance to start-ups under flexible and favourable terms upon agreement.
Cuesta provides advice on on-going basis to real estate and construction companies on all construction and planning issues. If necessary, we represent and advise the client in relations and communication with local authorities and state organs. We help clients at all stages of real estate development projects, from the initial phase, i.e. general issues, financing negotiations, construction and project management to the preparation of the relevant documentation and contracts.
Cuesta's lawyers have advised and represented energy companies in relations with network operators and government agencies on various issues. We have versatile practical experience in representing clients in construction and energy disputes.
Cuesta advises clients on many various issues related to intellectual property, including preliminary analysis of protection, creation of intellectual property, registration, use of protection, assignment, etc.
Cuesta's lawyers have significant experience in drafting of contracts on acquisition and transfer of intellectual property. In addition, we have gained solid practical experience in licensing and franchising agreements and permanently advising on their conclusion and execution. We have excellent expertise in stipulation of the special intellectual property terms and conditions in the service and employment contracts.
We have considerable and long-term experience in pre-trial litigation and court proceedings related to intellectual property.
Our lawyers have a long and considerable experience in solving complex disputes in both court and arbitral proceedings.
Cuesta’s dispute resolution practice group lawyers represent clients in all disputes business related to corporate and commerce, regardless of applicable law in civil, administrative or criminal proceedings.
We consider it important to identify all important risks and with foresight take all available measures to mitigate these risks. We strive to find ways to settle a dispute through an out-of-court settlement, assisting the clients in pre-trial and trial negotiations, evidence collection etc. If court proceedings are unavoidable, then, first and foremost pursuing the client’s business goals, we seek for the best solutions for our clients.
We represent our clients in all matters related to medical and pharmaceutical law. We have long-term experience in advising medical institutions both in concluding contracts under the law of obligations and in relations with the Health Insurance Fund, including the conclusion of financing agreements for medical treatment. In addition, our specialists have developed standard terms and conditions for online healthcare companies.
Our lawyers have repeatedly represented clients in the Healthcare Quality Expert Committee and in court proceedings.
Cuesta specialists advise clients on tax issues and represent clients in tax disputes. Also, we have experience in tax planning issues. We analyse tax risks and based upon that offer our clients optimal tax solutions in the transactions, investments and recruitment. We represent our clients in challenging the assessment evaluations and administrative acts of the taxation authority (Tax and Customs Board) and represent our clients in tax and customs litigation.
Cuesta's lawyers advise clients on all aspects of transport, transportation, logistics and transit in road, rail, sea and air transport.
We have experience in assignments on ship registration, mortgages, arrest, carrier liability, international freight and shipping related issues. In addition, we have experience in dispute resolution in transit and transportation, including respective court proceedings.
The firm’s lawyers are recognized experts in penal law and law of criminal procedure, who have a wide ranged experience in defending suspects and the accused in criminal proceedings both in pre-trial procedure and court proceedings in all instances. Cuesta defends clients from first proceedings in criminal investigation until the final judgment takes effect. In addition, Cuesta has an extensive experience in representing victims in criminal proceedings as of the commencement of criminal proceedings.
Cuesta’s partners joined together to form a team of dedicated experts from several top legal firms providing tailor-made business solutions. Our attorneys are recognized experts in the Baltics with over two decades of combined experience across every sector of industry.
Cuesta is a full-service law firm based in Tallinn with cooperation partners in Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania). Our strategic focus is corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), public law and public procurement, banking and finance. We also represent our clients in corporate and commercial court cases in both civil and economic crime matters.
As a new generation of legal advisors, we offer a fresh and innovative approach to practicing law with extensive experience on landmark projects involving large strategic investments and transactions locally and globally.
We pride ourselves on being progressive and adaptable to meet our clients’ legal demands in a rapidly changing world. Cuesta’s team of legal experts will respond quickly with the latest developments and trends.
Our hands-on experts are constantly participating in the local and European legislative drafting and therefore Cuesta is on the alert to any possible legislative impact to your business.
Cuesta’s lawyers have been recognized for their success by the Legal 500, Europe Chambers and The Best Lawyers and they are serving clients in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, French and also Latvian and Lithuanian languages.