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Lembit Tedder

Managing Associate / Estonia


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)

    AS Terminal defends its rights in the liquid fuel market regarding violations committed by Olerex

    The sole owner of SBA Service sells his stake to the engineering company Hekotek

    COBALT successfully defends Swedbank in an alleged money laundering criminal case

    Via3L Spedition OÜ won in court against firm’s former managers

    Interchemie reached an agreement with Kepro in court

    COBALT represented a truck lessor in embezzlement criminal proceedings and the following enforcement procedure

    COBALT assisted the client in an internal investigation and successfully defended the client in a cartel criminal case

    COBALT successfully represented Lennuabi in a court dispute with Smartlynx

    COBALT successfully represented an international steel production company in a criminal and related civil case

    COBALT successfully represented an international retail company in a criminal and civil case involving fraud and attempted money laundering

    COBALT successfully represented an international retail company in a criminal case

    COBALT advised EIB on giving EUR 50 million venture debt facility to Bolt

    COBALT advised shareholders of TMB Group on selling a major part of its business to Consolis

    COBALT advised European Investment Bank on EUR 12 million loan to Elcogen

    COBALT represented Lennuabi in a dispute with Smartlynx

    COBALT advised AS Gildhall on sale of Marienthal commercial centre in Tallinn

    COBALT advised Yliopiston Apteekki OY on selling its pharmacy chain

    COBALT advises Nordea and DNB banks on issues concerning insolvent dairy producer Tere

    COBALT represented AS Tere in the criminal case against its former manager Oliver Kruuda

    COBALT represented AS Technobalt Holding and Tarmo Männasalu in the criminal case against the former managers of AS E-Profiil Toomas Jõgi and Martin Mehilane

    COBALT successfully represented AB bankas SNORAS (bankrupt), which resulted in the Estonian Supreme Court making an important new decision concerning bankruptcy law

    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

    We are driven by your recognition

    "He is resilient, with great argumentation skills and he consistently assists us with out-of-the-box creative solutions. He is focused on finding the most beneficial solution for us."
    Tarmo Karotam, Fund Manager, Chairman of the Management Board, Baltic Horizon