Merlin Seeman

Merlin is a seasoned professional in the fields of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and employment.

Her assistance is sought when issues arise about the sale and purchase of companies, management buy-outs, management and liability contracts, relations between partners and shareholders, cross-border transactions, and the overall legal framework of commercial operations.

Her passion also lies in helping Estonian and international start-up and growth companies with expert advice on the legal aspects of funding, partnership arrangements, and expanding to international markets.

She serves as a supervisory board member of the Estonian Service Industry Association, helping companies in the service sector in Estonia to stand united and improve the business environment on the national level, focusing particularly on matters related to education and employment.

She is also a founding member of the startup GDPR Register, a board member of the Tuleviku Kool SA, and one of the founders of My Story.

In addition, Merlin is a Communication Officer of the International Bar Association European Regional Forum.

Her professional recognition has come from various recognized sources – Legal500, Chambers Europe, and IFLR1000.

Expertise

Professional experience

2011- Hedman Partners Attorneys-at-Law, partner/ attorney-at-law
2008-2011 Hedman Partners Attorneys-at-Law, attorney-at-law
2007-2008 Tamme & Otsmann Law Office, attorney-at-law
2004-2007 Tamme & Otsmann  Law Office, lawyer
2002-2004 Tallinn notary Egle Uri, Triin Lekk and Ülle Anmann, lawyer
2001 Feb-Sept Ministry of Social Affairs, lawyer’s assistant

Success stories

Education

2017 Law Firm Management, Leadership and Marketing, Riga Graduate School of Law
1998-2002 Institute of Law, University of Tartu, BA
1995-1998 Business management, Mainori Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences

Membership

2019- European Regional Forum (IBA)
2015- Tuleviku Kool Foundation, council member
2014- International Bar Association
2014- Estonian Business Angels Network
2011- Estonian Service Industry Association
2007- Estonian Bar Association

Language

Estonian, English, Russian

Personal

Merlin likes to play golf and padel and enjoys good music.

Recent cases

Hedman Partners advised Vincent Group p.l.c (“Coolbet”) on being acquired by GAN Limited for EUR 149.1 million

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Hedman Partners advised Planet42 on securing an investment of € 2,200,000

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Hedman Partners advised Katana Technologies on securing an investment

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Our memberships:
FinanceEstonia,
Teenusmajanduse Koda,
EstVCA, EstBan, FECC,
IBA & IBA European regional Forum