Managing Partner Jaanus Mody heads the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency practice areas at COBALT Estonia.
With his long-term experience, Jaanus contributes to resolving complex business disputes, helping to develop a strategy and offering clients forward-looking and out-of-dispute comprehensive solutions. His practice has often been the basis for the development of legislation and has helped to set many precedents for the interpretation of laws.
Jaanus is one of the most recognized insolvency experts in Estonia. He has successfully advised companies on the entire reorganization process and accompanying strategic changes. Jaanus has extensive experience in representing creditors in resolving complex problems related to companies in difficulty. Thus, for example, Jaanus represented Nordea and DNB banks in the reorganization proceedings of the dairy company TERE, during which the banks sold their claims to TERE’s competitor Maag Grupp. In addition to advising on insolvency matters, the case involved advising on complex civil, administrative and criminal proceedings in parallel.
- The Legal 500, Dispute Resolution, Hall of Fame – 2020 / 2021 / 2022 / 2023
- Chambers & Partners, Dispute Resolution, Ranked Lawyer – 2019 / 2021 / 2022
- The Legal 500, Dispute Resolution, Leading Individual – 2019
- Estonian, English, Russian
Membership & education
- Member of the Estonian Bar Association (1995)
- Master of Arts in Law (M.A.), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (1994)
COBALT represents Olympic Entertainment Group in litigation against the claim for fair compensation for takeover of minority shareholder´s shares
COBALT advises Finnish private equity fund KJK Sports in shareholder disputes concerning Tahe Outdoors
COBALT advises Nordic Aviation Group on business transfer claim filed by former Estonian Air employees
COBALT represents Via3L Spedition in 7 € million civil and criminal disputes with former executives and employees
COBALT represents Eesti Pagar in a criminal case
COBALT represents the Von Krahl theater in a misdemeanour for causing noise
COBALT advises Technobalt Holding in E-Profile reorganization proceedings and E-Profile shareholder disputes