Karl Erik specialises in business and financial law, focusing on merger and acquisition transactions (M&A) and the development of financing structures. Karl Erik advises clients both in their day-to-day business matters as well as in more complex transactions and dispute resolution.

Karl Erik is keen on unique and ambitious business projects and the opportunity to contribute to their advancement and objectives by providing legal advice. As an aficionado of modern technology, he has extensive knowledge of business models based on innovative IT-platforms and blockchain technologies, and the legal issues that come with the field of digital technology. Therefore, he is a valued partner for fin-tech, start-up and cyber-security businesses. Karl Erik keeps himself up-to-date with EU directives and regulations, which are playing an ever increasing role in European cross-border business activities, such as regulatory changes pertaining to issues of the prevention of money laundering, data protection and intellectual property (IP). He also provides training for entrepreneurs on these topics.

According to Karl Erik, it is not sufficient for a legal advisor working in the area of business today to just be familiar with the law, case law and viewpoints of legal scholars. In addition to that, one must be a partner and consultant to one’s client who can see the big picture and can also help in general strategic issues, if necessary.

Clients describe Karl Erik as a dedicated and quick-witted attorney with a wide range of interests and knowledge.

As a student, Karl Erik successfully competed in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition as part of the Estonian team who reached the finals for the first time in history.

Karl Erik Esko

Attorney

karlerik.esko@rask.ee

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

PROFFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • since 2014 Lawyer, Attorney RASK Attorneys-at-Law
  • 2014 Intern, Law Firm Tamme Otsmann Ruus Vabamets
  • 2014 Intern, Law Firm Glimstedt
  • 2013 Intern, Harju Country Court, Liivalaia Courthouse

EDUCATION

  • 2017 Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, MA (cum laude)
  • 2014 Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, BA

LANGUAGES

  • Estonian, English