Merlin is a seasoned professional in the fields of commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and labour law, but her passion today lies with helping Estonian start-up technology companies and investors with expert advice on the legal aspects of seed funding and partnership arrangements. She serves as a 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.
On a daily basis, Merlin advises her clients on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency matters and general aspects regarding commercial law. Her assistance is sought when issues arise about management and liability contracts, relations between partners and shareholders and the overall legal framework of commercial operations. Merlin’s expertise also extends to complicated labour disputes, leading her to be repeatedly recommended by Legal 500 as a professional advisor.

  • Expertise
  • Professional experience
    2011- … Hedman Partners Attorneys-at-Law, partner/ attorney-at-law
    2008-2011 Hedman Parters 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
  • Education
    2017- Law Firm Management, Leadership and Marketing, Riga Graduate School on Law
    2002- Institute of Law, University of Tartu, BA
    1998- Business management, Mainori Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences
  • Membership
    2015 – Tuleviku Kool SA, council member
    2014- International Bar Association
    2014- Estonian Business Angels Network
    2011- Estonian Service Industry Association
    2007- Estonian Bar Association
  • Languages
    Estonian, English, Russian