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TGS Baltic

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Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius

Mag iur Sander Kärson

Work +372 626 4300
TGS Baltic

Work Department

Corporate/Commercial, M&A, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Private Equity, Intellectual Property


Sander Kärson, co-heading the M&A practice, is involved in most of the firm’s transactional work, while his special focus is on IT and pharmaceuticals. He has a solid transaction work background from Sorainen and Ellex Raidla. His recent work highlights include advising Euroapteek on the acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia, advising Cybernetica on selling navigation systems business unit to TSX listed Carmanah Technologies Corporation; advising AK Systems in selling IT services business to Telia Estonia; advising strategic investor Viru Haigla on the acquisition of Karell Ambulance from U.S. Invest and advising pharmaceuticals producer Kevelt in selling its IP rights to oncologic drug candidate Virexxa to a listed US biopharmaceuticals company Xenetic Biosciences in the first and only transaction of its kind in Estonia. 
In addition to transactional work he often advises both local and foreign investors regarding their cross-border operations. For instance, he recently advised a major Finnish communications group Miltton on entering a joint venture with recognised political PR experts in Estonia: advised Estonian bathware manufacturer and exporter Eumar Sanitaartehnika in expanding its business to Finland and advised more than 30 companies and individuals with a Finnish background in making an investment into an Estonian company 1Home Group.
He was also a member of the team conducting a large-scale legal audit for the state-owned company Eesti Energia analysing management board liability issues relating to the management exceeding the originally approved budget for the Enefit280 shale oil plant.
Sander is a member of the Ministry of Justice’s corporate law audit committee that has been set up to review all legislation regulating the corporate/commercial field. Also, he co-authored the suretyship and guarantee sections’ commentaries on the General Part of the Law of Obligations Act.


2018 to date Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm TGS Baltic
2017–2018 Associate Partner, Law Firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2016–2017 Associate Partner, Law Firm VARUL
2013–2016 Senior Associate, Law Firm VARUL
2011–2012 Attorney, Law Firm Raidla Lejins & Norcous
2011 Attorney, Law Firm Sorainen
2009–2010 Attorney, Law Firm Glimstedt
2009–2010 Lawyer, Law Firm Glimstedt
2007 to date Supervisor of Seminars, Institute of Private Law, University of Tartu
2006–2007 Advisor, Private Law Division, Legislative Policy Department, Estonian Ministry of Justice
2006 Intern, Law Firm Glimstedt
2006 Intern, Estonian Ministry of Justice
2006 Intern, Law Firm Glikman, Alvin & Partnerid


Estonian, English, German


Estonian Bar Association since 2009


2009 to date University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, pursuing PhD
2010 International Summer University “Summer Course on Mergers & Acquisitions”, School of Tax and Business Law, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany)
2008 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA
2005 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Erasmus Student Exchange Program)
2004 University of Salzburg, Faculty of Law, International Summer University “European Private Law”
2004 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA
2001–2002 Estonian Business School, Public Administration


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

At TGS Baltic, a notable mandate for the M&A team was advising pharmacy chain Euroapteek on its acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek, while the corporate team was involved in the restructuring of Møller Real Estate Baltic. Leonid Tolstov heads the firm's corporate practice, while newly promoted partners Kadri Kallas and Sander Kärson lead in M&A work. Other key clients for the firm include Cybernetica, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and Talot, which the firm advised on its €10.5m acquisition of Lasbet.

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IP, IT and telecoms

Within: Next Generation Partners

Sander Kärson - TGS Baltic

Within: IP, IT and telecoms

TGS Baltic recently represented Liivimaa Lihasaaduste Wabrik in a dispute with a former partner over the ownership of a trade mark. Sander Kärson  and Peeter Viirsalu head the practice, which also recently advised Maxima on the implementation of the GDPR.

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