Ermo Kosk



+372 522 5761

Ermo Kosk is a partner and one of the most recognised new generation transaction attorneys in Estonia. He advises clients on acquisitions and takeovers, complex financing and real estate transactions as well as everyday business issues. His experience in transactions covers different industries, from classical M&A transactions of manufacturing and service companies to sophisticated IT, start-up and fintech capital raising. Ermo has advised hundreds of deals both in Estonia and abroad, on purchase as well as sales, from the perspective of strategic buyers and financial and private equity investors.

He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A transactions in various European countries as well as North America, Asia and South America.

Several transactions advised by Ermo have received pan-Baltic or international recognition (including the Baltic M&A transaction of the year 2015). In the area of financing, he focuses on syndicated loans, mezzanine-type financing, LMA-based lending and various types of debt instruments (including subordinated, guaranteed and unsecured bonds).

Ermo has experience in advising major real estate transactions from the buyer’s and seller’s side, primarily commercial real estate transactions (shopping malls, logistics parks and commercial buildings), as well as advising developers and financiers on housing development. He also advises real estate managers and owners on everyday real estate development, administration and management.

He has been highly recognised internationally (Legal500, IFLR1000, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global) in all his areas of work (M&A, banking and real estate). Ermo has been involved as a legal advisor in the work of managing bodies (including at supervisory and management board level).

Ermo Kosk maintains a robust reputation in the market for his busy transactional practice. He advises domestic and international banks and financial institutions on a range of deals, including corporate, real estate and shipping finance transactions. A client describes him as “commercially minded,” while another praises his “quick reactions and thoroughness.”

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Lex Mundi Institute, California, USA

Cross-Border Transactions Program


University of Tartu, Estonia

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), officially equivalent to MA


Estonian Bar Association


International Bar Association (IBA)


Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe, Dennis Campbell, ed., Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), 2011, Estonian chapter.


Doing Business 2011 by World Bank Publications

Doing Business 2011 by World Bank Publications, Estonian chapter.


The state keeps control

The state keeps control, IFLR, 2008 co-author.


Corporate Business Forms in Europe: A Compendium of Public and Private Limited Companies in Europe

Corporate Business Forms in Europe: A Compendium of Public and Private Limited Companies in Europe, Frank Dornseifer, 2005 Estonian chapter.