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Country: Estonia

Short description

Rolan Jankelevitsh has gained remarkable experience in advising mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on different issues relating to tax law, including mergers and acquisitions tax planning. Rolan has been referred to as “a well-respected corporate/M&A lawyer with practical experience in advising logistics and technology sector clients” (Chambers Europe 2016), as well as an attorney who “advises clients on different issues related to commercial and corporate law and whose competence covers various fields, including infrastructure and energy” (Chambers Europe 2015).

  • Advising Nortal on buying back 50% of its shares from the investment fund Enterprise Investors and LHV Pension Fund. Before that, Rolan also advised Nortal on raising capital from Enterprise Investors.
  • Analyzing the Estonian Investment Funds Act and developing the principles of tax transparent trust fund in collaboration with experts from the law firm CMS London and CMS Luxembourg. The analysis was commissioned by the EBRD.
  • Advising one of the world’s largest independent lubricant manufacturers Fuchs Petrolub SE on the acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants in the Baltics.
  • Advising Eesti Talleks group on selling its share in Adole Invest group to the Danish Semler Gruppen. Adole Invest group comprises of companies distributing and reselling Škoda and Porche vehicles.
  • Advising different logistics and infrastructure companies (including AS Coal Terminal, Gazpromneft Marine Bunker and Transiidikeskuse AS) on various issues related to commercial, corporate, and contract law.
  • Since 2016 Partner, law firm DERLING PRIMUS (previous firm name till September 2018 – DERLING)
  • 2007 - 2016 Partner, law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene
  • 2002 - 2007 Senior Associate, law firm LAWIN
  • Leiden University, Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in International Tax Law (LL.M., cum laude, 2004)
  • University of Tartu, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), officially equivalent to MA (2002)
  • Estonian Bar Association (since 2002)
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Europe 2017
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global 2017
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Languages: Estonian, English, Russian
Press & Publications
  • Co-author of the book “Ühinemised ja omandamised – ettevalmistusest jõustumiseni” (Mergers and Acquisitions – from Preparation to Enactment), Äripäev Publishers, 2011
  • Co-author of the book “Ühinemised ja omandamised. Alternatiiv äri orgaanilisele kasvule” (Mergers and Acquisitions. Alternative to an Organic Growth of Business), Äripäev Publishers, 2007
  • Several articles on the subject of domestic and international tax law



Liivalaia 45, 10145 Tallinn
Kaluri 2, 51004 Tartu


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LT-09308, Vilnius

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