Lembit Tedder, a Managing Associate, co-heads the White Collar practice group at COBALT Estonia.
Lembit specializes in protecting and representing businesses in connection with white collar crime. He has expertise in criminal law, criminal proceedings and misdemeanour proceedings. White collar crimes are often related to civil disputes, and Lembit has extensive experience in advising clients in bankruptcy proceedings.
In criminal matters, Lembit has represented and advised clients both as victims and as suspects, with extensive experience in issues involving money laundering, embezzlement, breach of trust, unauthorized use of trade secrets, and cartel cases, as well as in related internal investigations.
In civil matters, Lembit has focused on complex business disputes and is able to see a variety of alternative solutions to achieving desired client goals based on diverse and long-term practice.
- Estonian, English, German, Russian
Membership & education
- Estonian Bar Association (2014)
- Estonian Young Lawyersʾ Association (2014)
- The European Law Studentsʾ Association (alumnus), (2014)
- The European Law Studentsʾ Association (2013)
- Master of Arts in Law (M.A.), University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2013)
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (B.A.), law, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2012)
COBALT successfully represented a world-famous manufacturer of Iglu Saunas in a court case against an imitator producing counterfeit products
COBALT successfully represented clients in court cases against the Estonian Environmental Board in hunting related misdemeanour cases
COBALT successfully represented Estravel and AKA Holding in misdemeanour proceedings conducted by the Estonian Competition Authority concerning alleged breach of rules of concentration
COBALT advises Pirita Center on various bankruptcy disputes with partners
COBALT successfully represented Ragn-Sells in a criminal court case involving malicious arson of company assets
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 Lennuabi in a 400 000 € civil dispute with Smartlynx involving 1050 passengers
COBALT represents the Von Krahl theater in a misdemeanour for causing noise
COBALT advised Technobalt Holding in E-Profiil reorganization proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, and E-Profiil shareholder disputes