Tanel Kalaus

Triniti (Tallinn)
Lawyer (Partner)

Tanel has mainly specialised in Estonian and EU competition law and EU law. He has also been thoroughly engaged in energy and network industries as well as retail and wholesale of pharmaceuticals. Tanel has also wide-ranging experience in corporate law and M&A transactions. Over the years, Tanel has acted as the lead legal advisor in several large-scale competition law cases related to M&A transactions across the region, he has dealt with complex merger control issues, has been the team leader in numerous legal due diligences and has participated in several high profile IPOs. In addition, Tanel has conducted numerous analyses related to competition law (including state aid matters) and EU law, including assessments on several draft laws. He has represented clients in complex civil, administrative, misdemeanour and criminal procedures. Tanel is ranked as a leading individual by leading global research companies, such as Chambers Europe and Legal500. Tanel has appeared as a speaker at several Estonian and international seminars and has been the co-author of numerous international legal digests and articles.


11906 Bulletin

Tanel Kalaus The Estonian Competition Authority issues its first merger prohibition taking into account both previous acquisitions and potential future acquisitions in the pharmacy services sector (Terve Pere Apteek / Saku Apteek)


On 8 May 2008, the Director General of the Estonian Competition Authority (hereinafter the “ECA”) adopted a decision on the prohibition of the proposed acquisition of control over OÜ Saku Apteek (hereinafter “Saku Apteek”) by Terve Pere Apteek OÜ (hereinafter “TPA”). Since this is the first decision (...)

Tanel Kalaus The Estonian Competition Board seems not to be following the EU practice in the treatment of natural persons as parties to concentrations (Tristafan, Aldo Parik and Oskar - NPNC Intressenter and Nefab)


On 31 August 2007 the Director General of the Estonian Competition Board (“ECB”) granted an approval to a concentration whereby OÜ Tristafan (“Tristafan”) and Mr. Aldo Parik (“Mr. Parik”) would acquire joint control over AS Oskar LT (“Oskar”), and on 13 September 2007 the Director General granted (...)

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