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TGS Baltic

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Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius
TGS Baltic, Mag iur Merli Mäesalu, Tallinn, ESTONIA

Mag iur Merli Mäesalu

Work +372 626 4300
TGS Baltic

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction, Environment


Merli Mäesalu has notable experience and a wide knowledge base in advising clients on constitutional and administrative law. She specialises in dispute resolution and represents clients in court. Her main focus is planning, construction and environmental law, but she is also fluent in matters pertaining to the ownership reform, state liability and public service disputes. She has represented both state institutions and private companies in European Union aid proceedings and court disputes. Merli Mäesalu also advises state and local government agencies on drafting and contesting administrative acts.
In addition, she has advised companies in various registration and activity licence proceedings. She has also represented clients in disputes with the Consumer Protection Board, the Food and Veterinary Office, the Environmental Board and country governments.
She has outstanding practical knowledge in administrative law thanks to her previous work experience in Tallinn Administrative Court. She represents clients in challenge procedures and disputing the activities and resolutions of administrative authorities. Merli Mäesalu has also conducted academic research in the field of litigation.


2017 to date Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2014–2017 Senior Associate, Law Firm VARUL
2012–2013 Attorney, Law Firm VARUL
2011–2012 Associate, Law Firm Glikman & Partners
2010–2011 Consultant, Tallinn Administrative Court
2009 Intern, Estonian Ministry of Justice
2008 Counsel, University of Tartu Student’s Law Office
2008 Intern, Tartu Courthouse of Tartu County Court
2007 Intern, Law Firm Valge & Uiga


Estonian, English


Estonian Bar Association since 2011
ELSA Estonia since 2007


2010 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA
2009 Salzburg University, European private law summer program
2008 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA

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