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Financial Transactions

Why PwC Legal is different?

Our team is part of a network of 4,000 legal experts working in over 100 jurisdictions. Our unique access to international best practices enables us to provide you with cutting-edge solutions, and also to effectively execute even the most complex of cross-border transactions.

Our unique relationship with legal and tax specialists, business consultants and other service providers within the global PwC Network - which consists of 284,000 specialists, located in 155 countries - allows you to benefit from a comprehensive and multifaceted approach. We work closely with business advisory, M&A teams, tax, private equity and corporate experts, allowing us to offer you fully integrated and tax-efficient solutions, and advise you on all matters relating to Financial Services Regulatory, Securitisation, Financial Markets and FinTech/RegTech.

Working alongside market-leading experts from the PwC network in advisory, consultancy, tax, transaction and human resource services, our legal team can help you to adopt innovative and commercially sound solutions, as well as implement the most challenging projects.

Our team consists of experienced attorneys, each of whom is socially responsible and adheres to the highest professional and ethical standards.


The circa 30-member PwC banking and finance team is a unique, multidisciplinary entity, consisting of banking and finance lawyers, business consultants and tax advisors. We are the largest and most experienced banking and financial advisory team in Estonia, offering solutions in financial regulation, compliance, risk management, corporate governance, licensing, transaction financing, legal and tax due diligence, management consulting, restructuring, and preparation of necessary documentation, etc.


Our team members regularly participate in different workgroups which cover a wide range of practice areas, including:

  • Financial Services
  • Compliance
  • Risks
  • AML

When you also include our practitioner know-how and training programs, our team comprises the highest level of international knowledge and direct contacts to help conduct any cross-border transaction imaginable.


What are your challenges?

In an increasingly complex environment, your key challenges are likely to be included in the following:

  • identifying and understanding the available financing solutions
  • assessing and structuring projects with the most efficient options
  • negotiating and documenting financial transactions with the suitable counterparties 
  • setting-up robust security and collateral packages

Our comprehensive experience with business ensures that we can assist you in meeting each of those challenges, combining the best local market knowledge with our unique cross-border approach.



In respect of Financial Transactions, we offer a full spectrum of legal services, including:

  • Corporate lending
  • Syndicated finance 
  • Real estate finance
  • Project finance
  • Subordinated finance 
  • Structured finance (including securitisation and asset-based lending)
  • Specialised finance (including factoring, forfeiting, leasing)
  • Loan portfolio transfer
  • Public finance
  • Collateral structures
  • Collateral Agent Service
  • Workouts, restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings
  • M&A and transactional advisory
  • Trade finance (e.g. letters of credit, bank guarantees, bills of exchangedocumentary collection, trade credit insurance, forward flow, factoring, supply chain finance, etc.)
  • Negotiations and operations with domestic and cross-border loans, securities and guarantees

Key contacts

Viljar Kähari

Partner / Head of Banking & Finance, Estonia, PwC Legal

+372 508 4777


Core team

Viljar Kähari

Partner / Head of Banking & Finance, Estonia, PwC Legal

+372 508 4777


Kirill Ležeiko

Head of Financial Transactions and Capital Markets, Estonia, PwC Legal

+372 502 0240


Lawyers who are not attorneys do not provide legal services but only assist attorneys to provide the legal services.


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