Sven Papp

Partner

Co-Head of Transactions

Estonia

+372 515 5963

Sven has unique and broad international experience both as an attorney and as a General Counsel, having worked at White & Case law firm in New York (1998-1990) and in Stockholm (1991-1992), the Swedish-French strategic management consulting firm SIAR-Bossard in Stockholm (1992-1994) and as General Counsel of Swedish Match East Europe in Stockholm (1994-1998). Sven has an unrivalled track record having over the past 25 years acted as lead  counsel for more than 1,500 high-value landmark local and international M&A transactions across the Baltic and Nordic region.

Sven is widely renowned expert in corporate governance, he has been serving as Board member and/or corporate secretary to several major companies, e.g. Eesti Energia, Swedish Match, Eesti Telecom (currently Telia Eesti), Estonian Recycling Company, Tere/Farmi (Estonian leading dairy industries), Estonian Development Fund, Estonian Festival Orchestra (symphony orchestra of world-famous Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi).

Chambers & Partners, Chambers Europe, IFLR 100, Legal 500 EMEA, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyer have ranked Sven the highest tier attorney for more than 20 years. Chambers has praised Sven as follows:

Sven enjoys a strong reputation in the M&A field, with clients highlighting him as a “top transactional lawyer” who “simply knows how to make a deal happen.” He also boosts know-how of general corporate matters and attracts praise for his “very supportive” approach.

Sven draws upon years of experience in the corporate and M&A arena, excelling in multi-jurisdictional transactions. “His confidence to just make things happen and his warm and friendly negotiation style are highly appreciated,” a client reports. Sources also point to his hard-working and hands-on attitude

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1991

Stockholm University, Sweden

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

1986

University of Tartu, Estonia

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

2002

Nasdaq CSD Tallinn Stock Exchange

Chairman of the Listing and Supervisory Committee

2014

Estonian Bar Association

Member of Business Law Committee

2014

Ministry of Justice

Member of the Committee of Review of the Estonian Commercial Code

2014

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

2014

Estonian Service Industry Association

Member of the Board

1987

Estonian Bar Association

2017

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2016

Directors Liability: A Worldwide Review

Estonian Chapter Directors Liability: A Worldwide Review. 2016.

2016

Doing Business in Europe

Estonian chapter. Doing Business in Europe. 2016.

2015

The Mergers & Acquisitions Review

Zerdin, M. (Ed.). (2015). The Mergers & Acquisitions. UK: Law Business Research Ltd. (co-author of Estonian chapter)

2014

The Mergers & Acquisitions

Estonian Chapter Co-author UK: Law Business Research Ltd. 2014

2014

Treasury Shares Guide

Estonian Chapter Co-author IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee 2014

2014

Capital Directive in Europe. The Rule on Incorporation and Capital of Limited Liability Companies

Estonian Chapter Co-author UK: Cambridge University Press, 257-282 2014

2014

The Mergers & Acquisitions

Estonian Chapter Co-author UK: Law Business Research Ltd. 2013

2013

The Corporate Governance Review

Estonian Chapter Co-author UK: Law Business Research Ltd, 80-93 2011

2011

Global Business and Human Rights

Estonian Chapter The European Lawyer Ltd, Futurelex Limited 2011

2011

Immigration, An International Handbook

Estonian Chapter Co-author Ius Laboris 2011

2011

Secondments to and within Europe

Estonian Chapter Co-author Ius Laboris 2011

2011

Compensation & Benefits, Reference Guide

Estonian Chapter Co-author Ius Laboris 2011

2011

Individual Dismissals Across Europe

Estonian Chapter Co-author Ius Laboris 2011

2010

The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law

Estonian Chapter co-author Littler Mendelson, P.C, Vol. 2 2010

2010

Cross-Border Mergers in Europe

Estonian Chapter UK: Cambridge University Press, Vol.1 2010

2009

Immigration Across Europe, A Practical Handbook

Estonian Chapter Ius Laboris 2009

2009

Employment Law Across Eastern Europe

Estonian Chapter co-author Ius Laboris 2009

2008

Individual Dismissals Across Europe

Estonian Chapter Ius Laboris 2008

2008

Baltics – the Overheated Miracle. Guide to the World’s Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers UK: Legal Media Group

2008

Takeover Regulation in Europe

Estonian Chapter UK: Cambridge University Press 2008

2008

Hiring the Best Qualified and Most Talented Employees: Handbook on Global Recruiting, Screening, testing and Interviewing Criteria

Estonian Chapter Wolters Kluwer: International Bar Association Series 2008

2008

Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe

Estonian Chapter UK: Cambridge University Press, Vol.1 2008

2008

Handbook On Takeover Bids for the Nordic-Baltic Region

RoschierRaidla Public M&A Practice 2008

2007

Juridica Abstract, 2007, 3, 173-179

Expiry of the Authorisation of a Member of the Management Board.