Airi Hammalov

Airi Hammalov

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Airi Hammalov is a partner in the New York office of Baker McKenzie and a member of the Firm's Transactions practice. Prior to joining the Firm, Airi practiced at top international firms in London and Moscow.

Practice Focus

Airi practices primarily in the area of corporate and securities law with a focus on mergers & acquisitions and private equity. Airi mainly advises domestic and international companies, private equity firms and financial institutions on their most complex mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures across a wide range of industries.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DNB) on multiple acquisitions, including USD 818 million acquisition of Bisnode Business Information Group AB, a leading European data and analytics firm; and its acquisition of Eyeota, a leading global data onboarding and audience intelligence company.

  • Advised Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) on its USD 1.05 billion acquisition of Navico, a global leader in marine electronics.

  • Advised Embracer Group (Nasdaq Stockholm: EMBRAC B), a Swedish headquartered video game holding company, on its multiple acquisitions, including USD 1.3 billion acquisition of Gearbox Entertainment, a developer of Borderlands games; its acquisition of the assets of Saber Interactive, a leading game developer and publisher with more than 600 employees across six offices; its acquisitions of games developers Demiurge Studios, Shiver Entertainment and New World Interactive.

  • Advised Enad Global 7 (Nasdaq Stockholm: EG7), a Stockholm based online games developer, on its USD 300 million acquisition of Daybreak Game Company, a multi-platform online games developer and publisher.

  • Advised SteelSeries, a Danish based global leader of gaming peripherals, in its acquisition of KontrolFreek, the industry leader in high-performance gaming controller accessories.

  • Advised Unilever PLC on its acquisition of Liquid IV, a US-based health science nutrition and wellness company.

  • Advised Daiwa Securities Group on its USD 120 million investment via the acquisition of bonds in Global X, a US based issuer of ETFs and owned by South Korea’s Mirae Asset Global Investments.

  • Advised One Equity Partners on its multiple acquisitions, including carve-out acquisition of ORS Medco, a leading wholesaler of industrial and automotive aftermarket products serving over 15,000 distributors and resellers; and its acquisition of Fluor Corp's AMECO business, a full-service provider of construction equipment.

Admissions

  • New York~United States
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom
  • Estonia

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LLM, Fulbright scholar) (2001)
  • University of Tartu (BA in Law,, cum laude) (1998)

Languages

  • English
  • Estonian
  • Russian