Airi Hammalov

Airi Hammalov

Baker & McKenzie LLP


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 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 Embracer Group (Nasdaq Stockholm: EMBRAC B) on its USD 1.3 billion acquisition of Gearbox Entertainment, a developer of Borderlands games.

  • Advised Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DNB) on its USD 818 million acquisition of Bisnode Business Information Group AB, a leading European data and analytics firm.

  • 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 carve-out acquisition of ORS Medco, a leading wholesaler of industrial and automotive aftermarket products serving over 15,000 distributors and resellers.

  • Advised Embracer Group, the Swedish publicly traded video game holding company, with respect to its acquisition of the assets of Saber Interactive, a leading game developer and publisher with more than 600 employees across six offices.

Prior to joining the Firm, Airi handled the following matters:

  • Advised Boulevard, a public investment vehicle affiliated with Avenue Capital, on its business combination with Estre, the largest waste management company in Brazil.

  • Advised Vertical Bridge, the largest private owner and operator of communications infrastructure in the US, in the acquisition by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) of a 30% stake in the main operating subsidiary of Vertical Bridge.

  • Advised Arlington Capital on its sale of Avalign, a leading manufacturer of implants and surgical instruments to specialty surgical markets with operations in Germany and the US, to Linden Capital Partners.


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


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


  • English
  • Estonian
  • Russian