Merlin Seeman

Merlin is an experienced professional in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Merlin is also responsible for our Pan-Baltic operations, collaborating with partner law firms across the Nordic and Baltic regions.

Her assistance is highly sought in matters regarding 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, and a board member of kood/Jõhvi, a modern and international programming school created for adults of any age.

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.


Professional experience

2011- Hedman Law Firm, managing 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


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


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


Estonian, English, Russian


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

Recent cases

Hedman advised KWOTA on securing an investment of 1,5 million euros

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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 ARTeSYN BioSolutions in connection with its sale to Repligen

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Our memberships:
FinanceEstonia, Lexing®,
Estonian Service Industry Association,
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
EstVCA, EstBan, FECC,
IBA & IBA European regional Forum