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TGS Baltic

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Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius
TGS Baltic, Mag iur Triinu Järviste, Tallinn, ESTONIA

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Mag iur Triinu Järviste

Work +372 626 4300
TGS Baltic

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Competition/Antitrust, Public Procurement


Triinu Järviste is a competition law expert advising clients on forbidden anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, merger control and state aid. She has been involved in several high-profile criminal cases including representing a leading retail chain in a prominent cartel case and DIY retailer regarding anti-competitive stipulations in distribution contracts. Her expertise extends to state aid having represented Estonian Pharmacies Association in proceedings in the European Commission regarding potentially illegal state aid given by the Finnish Government to Yliopiston Apteekki and representing leading Baltic passenger transport group Tallink before the EC concerning alleged state aid resulting from tax benefits.
Triinu Järviste has also advised procurers in carrying through procurement proceedings, tenderers in participating in procurement proceedings and represented clients in the Appeal Committee and in courts. She has given competition law and public procurement law advice to several transport and telecommunication companies. Also, she has been advising clients in matters pertaining energy law, more specifically on issues concerning electricity regulation.
Furthermore, she has knowledge of issues concerning the forms of cooperation of undertakings in procurement proceedings, including from the aspect of assessing the admissibility of using subcontractors and sharing resources and competition law in procurement proceedings.


2017 to date Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2014–2017 Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm VARUL
2012 to date Competition Crimes Lecturer, University of Tartu, Estonia
2012–2014 Associate, Law Firm VARUL
2011–2012 Lawyer, Law Firm VARUL
2010 Intern, Estonian Competition Authority
2009 Intern, Law Firm Luiga Mody Hääl Borenius
2008 Intern, Law Firm LAWIN Lepik ja Luhaäär
2008 Intern, Law Firm Luiga Mody Hääl Borenius


Estonian, English, Russian


Estonian Bar Association since 2012
Member of the Estonian Moot Court Society since 2010
Member of the Board of the Estonian Moot Court Society 2009–2010


2012 London School of Economics and Political Science, Competition Law and Policy course 2011 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA (cum laude)
2010 University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law (Student Exchange Program)
2009 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA (cum laude)
2008 Salzburg University, Faculty of Law, summer school “European Private Law”


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

At TGS Baltic, the competition team has 'excellent knowledge' and is 'great value for money'. The firm recently acted for the Estonian Authors' Society in a dispute over the client's alleged abuse of its dominant position regarding licensing fees. 'Business-minded' senior associate Katri Paas-Mohando heads the team, which also includes senior associate Triinu Järviste. The City of Tallinn and Euroapotheca are other key clients.

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