Anne Veerpalu

Anne Veerpalu has long-term experience in advising local and international clients on all aspects related to corporate law, private equity and M&A. She is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Tartu IT Law programme. She runs a Tech Startup Legal Clinic and is a respected advisor of high-growth companies. Anne is also a co-organizer of Estonian Legal Hackers Meetups and an avid blockchain technology enthusiast. She speaks and works in Estonian and English languages. Anne also serves as a member of the Legal Committee of Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

We are a law firm with a Nordic profile and a global mindset. Our primary market covers the Nordic/Baltic region and Northern Europe, in particular Germany. NJORD has 200 employees at five offices – in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.

The Nordic Region Is Our Home Turf:

NJORD works for companies and authorities in Denmark, the Nordic region and Germany, and for a number of our global clients, we function as a gateway to the entire Nordic/Baltic region. Many of them use NJORD on a continuous basis as a Nordic problem solver, and as a result, we conduct a considerable number of cases across national borders.

Major International Turnover:

In addition to Danish, Nordic, Baltic and German companies and authorities, our client portfolio also counts a large number of the world’s largest brands. Approximately half of our business comes from international groups.

Liberal-Minded:

The Nordic aspect is an integral part of our culture and mindset. We bring Nordic values into play, whether the job at hand is a Danish business transfer, a German property deal, or brand protection covering the entire Nordic region. NJORD is liberal-minded. We are direct, informal and flexible. Our company is characterised by low power distance and a versatile culture with more than 20 different nationalities represented among partners and other employees.

Experience From The Other Side Of The Table:

To us, it is an advantage that a number of our lawyers have extensive experience from the business life where they have been sitting “at the other side of the table” – often in some of the biggest companies – and therefore have in-depth knowledge of the factors that characterise optimum client handling.

Raymond J. Bär

As a former President of the Board of Directors of Julius Baer Group AG Raymond J. Baer brings extensive know-how in strategic planning. Raymond J. Baer led various roles within the Julius Baer Group and was most recently active as the Director of Private Banking and a member of the Management Committee. He also held office in leading organizations such as the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA), the Association of Swiss Asset and Wealth Management Banks and the Regulatory Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Education:

1985 Columbia Law School, New York Master’s Degree in Law; LL.M.
1979 – 1984 University of St. Gallen Degree in Law (lic. iur. HSG)

Professional History:

Since 01/2015 Longbow Finance SA Chairman of the Board of Directors
Since 07/2014 AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG Member of the Board
Since 04/2013 Alpine Select Ltd. (investment company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange) Chairman of the Board of Directors
Since 04/2012 Julius Baer Group Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Honorary Chairman 2009 – 2012 Julius Baer Group Ltd. Chairman of the Board of Directors
2003 – 2012 Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Chairman of the Board of Directors 2003 – 2009 Julius Baer Holding Ltd. Chairman of the Board of Directors
1998 – 2003 Julius Baer Holding Ltd. Head of the Private Banking Business Line and Vice President of the Group Executive Board
1996 – 1998 Julius Baer Holding Ltd. Head of the Private Banking Business Line and Member of the Group Executive Board
1993 – 1995 Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Head of Foreign Branches, Marketing and Accounting
1989 – 1993 Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., New York Deputy Branch Manager
1988 – 1989 Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., Zurich Head of the Swiss Capital Market Group
1985 – 1988 Salomon Brothers Inc., New York, (Swap Group) and London Head of Marketing for hedge fund products in Continental Europe
1984 – 1985 Brown Brothers Harriman, New York Training in different departments

Current Mandates:

Since 2016 Deloitte AG, Zurich Member of the Advisory Council
Since 2015 Benecare Foundation, Liechtenstein President of the Board of Trustees
Since 2010 Lorange Institute of Business Zurich Member of the Advisory Council
Since 2008 World’s President Organization Member
Since 2004 Pension Fund of the Julius Baer Group President of the Board of Trustees
Since 2001 Swiss American Chamber of Commerce – Financial Services Chapter Board President
Since 1997 Two private foundations Member of the Investment Committees

Former Mandates (Selection):

2007 – 2014 University of St. Gallen Member of the Alumni Advisory Board
2005 – 2012 Swiss Finance Institute Member of the Board of Trustees
2003 – 2012 Association of Swiss Commercial and Investment Banks President
2002 – 2005 Swiss Banking School Chairman of the Board of Trustees
1999 – 2012 Swiss Bankers Association 2002 – 2012 Member of the Committee of the Governing Board 1999 – 2012 Member of the Board
1999 – 2010 SIX Swiss Exchange Member of the Regulatory Board
1999 – 2005 Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Member of the Board
1995 – 2007 Cancer Society of the Canton of Zurich Member of the Managing Committee
1993 – 2010 American Swiss Foundation Member of the Advisory Board
1990 – 1997 Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) Member in New York and Zurich