Former Counsel Antti Perli, who specializes in advising venture capital funds and tech companies, has become a Partner with Ellex’s Estonia office.
According to Ellex, Perli’s experience with venture and private capital covers “hundreds of investment transactions ... He has participated in establishing several business accelerators, drafting the Estonian regulation for limited partnership funds, and drafting other legislation relating to technology companies, including amendments to the Commercial Code relating to start-up companies and amendments to the taxation of share options.”
Perli has LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Tartu. He began his legal career at Ellex in 2001 and spent over ten years with the firm, before moving in-house to spend almost six years at SmartCap. Perli rejoined Ellex in 2017 as a Counsel.
“My first objective as a Partner at Ellex is to expand our team and use technology to a greater extent so that our people can dedicate more time to learning new things,” said Perli. “We want to be the state’s partner in developing a legal environment where, alongside risk mitigation, creating new opportunities is equally important. Risk mitigation has to have a precise aim – each regulation needs to address the problem so that entrepreneurship is not excessively restricted. The development of such competitive regulation requires significant resources, and we are definitely ready to work with the state on this.”