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Ergo Blumfeldt

Partner, Head of the TRINITI Transactions Group

Fields of practice
Ergo specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Transport & Infrastructure as well as in related Banking and Finance matters

Professional experience
2010 – Partner and Attorney-at-law at TRINITI law firm (formerly Tamme Otsmann Ruus Vabamets)
2004-2010 Lawyer at Tamme & Otsmann law firm
1997-2004 Lawyer at Lepik & Luhaäär (LAWIN) law firm
1997 Intern at Hannes Snellman law firm in Helsinki

During his more than 15 years of practice Ergo has advised on a number of significant transactions in the Estonian M&A market such as:

  • Advising the Republic of Estonia in connection with negotiations of the Shareholders Agreement for the Rail Baltic joint venture between the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (2014)
  • Advising Nemor Invest OÜ (an Estonian private investment undertaking) in connection with its acquisition of majority shares in MyInvest Estonia OÜ (holding company created for the acquisition of Bauhof Group AS (a leading building materials retailer operating in Estonian and Lithuania) and My Fitness AS (the leading chain of health clubs in Estonia)) (2013).
  • Advising Utilitas OÜ, a leading Estonian infrastructure company, in its acquisition of Tallinna Elektrijaam OÜ (the Tallinn Power Station, a modern CHP plant in Tallinn – 2011), Tallinna Küte AS and Eraküte AS (district heating companies in Tallinn and eight other cities in Estonia – 2012)
  • Purchase of majority shares of Estonian Air from SAS (2009)
  • Advising NG Investeeringud OÜ (a leading Estonian private investment undertaking) in all of their acquisitions during 2005–2008
  • Sale of Estonian Railways Ltd. to the Estonian Government (2007)
  • Sale of one the largest Estonian shopping centers, Rocca al Mare (2005)

Altogether, Ergo has advised on more than 120 major transactions with a value of over 4.6 billion EUR. Ergo has been ranked as a leading and recommended professional in the field of Banking & Finance by Chambers Global and Legal500, and most recently by Chambers Europe 2014

Professional Membership
Member of the Legal Team of the Estonian Venture Capital Association from 2015
Member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2005

Publications
2007‑2013 The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, Tõnis Tamme and Ergo Blumfeldt

Education
Ergo graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu in 2000

Languages
Ergo is fluent in Estonian and English and can also communicate with clients in Russian and Finnish

Extra-curricular
In his free time Ergo enjoys playing and watching football