The Tallinn office of Fort Legal has been joined by a three-person team from CORE Legal led by Partner Merit Lind and by Kristin Kamilla Kirss, the former Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Baltic Legal at Svenska Handelsbanken AB Estonian Branch.
Lind, who joins as Partner and Head of Finance and Public Law, spent almost four years as the Head of Deloitte Legal in Estonia, before leaving that firm to join CORE Legal in 2018. She is joined by former CORE Legal lawyers Ivo Vanasaun (who, the firm reports, "offers so-called one-stop shop counseling in tax-related matters as one of the leading tax experts in Estonia," and joins as Specialist Tax Counsel) and Katrin Alliksaar (who "has gained extensive experience in the field of public law," and joins as Counsel).
Kirss, who spent the last 13 years at Svenska Handelsbanken after getting her degree from the University of Tartu and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law, both in 1995, joins as Banking & Finance Counsel.
“The enthusiasm and energy that the new four team members have fits perfectly to the working culture of Fort's team," commented Fort Tallinn Managing Partner Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff. "Solving complicated legal problems requires creative environment and specialists with a positive attitude."
“Fort's team indisputably consists of top experts who have shown remarkable results in advising clients on most complicated matters," added Merit Lind. "In doing so, they have maintained the client-focused approach and well-being of employees. I am extremely happy to join Fort and add new expertise to its practice areas."