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TGS Baltic

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Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius
TGS Baltic, Dr iur Katri Paas-Mohando, Tallinn, ESTONIA

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Dr iur Katri Paas-Mohando

Work +372 626 4300
TGS Baltic

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Competition/Antitrust, Energy


Katri Paas-Mohando has over 13 years of practical experience in advising clients in competition and European Union law, regulatory sectors, trade and advertising law, and consumer relations. She is also actively involved in various aspects of legislation (including stakeholder engagement, assessment of impact, analysis of draft legislation). She has experience in solving highly complex legal issues, which – in addition to thorough legal knowledge – require economic and technical knowledge. At the same time, she has also paid a great deal of attention to the daily counselling and compliance of companies through in-service courses based on the specifics of each company and field of activity. Her clients include companies from various economic sectors, including manufacturing, retail and wholesale, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, electronic communications and others.
Katri Paas-Mohando has extensive experience in advising on various aspects of merger control; during her career she has consulted in nearly one hundred transactions and represented companies in dozens of merger control proceedings in the Competition Authority. She also has extensive experience in competition law and state aid related to the exercise of public authority, having represented clients in a number of state aid proceedings before the European Commission and conducting analyses of compliance with state aid rules.
In addition to a long-term professional career in Estonia, she has been practising competition law in the Competition Team of the European Commission's Legal Service and at Allen & Overy LLP in Brussels. She is also a competition law and legislative process lecturer at the University of Tartu.
Katri Paas-Mohando has an impressive academic background. In addition to master studies at the University of Helsinki, National University of Singapore and New York University, she has defended the first competition law related PhD thesis in Estonia at the University of Tartu. In her PhD thesis, she thoroughly examined the impact of the size of the economy on competition law. She has written several articles and studies on competition law in Estonia and the European Union.


2017 to date Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2016–2017 Senior Associate, Law Firm VARUL
2004–2016 Senior Associate, Law Firm COBALT (formerly LAWIN)
2009 to date Lecturer of Competition Law Legislative Process, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law
2008 Lawyer, Ambient Sound Investments
2006 Foreign Practitioner, Allen & Overy LLP, Brussels
2005–2006 Trainee, European Commission, Legal Service
2003–2004 Advisor, University of Tartu, Research and Development Department
2003 Trainee, Estonian Competition Authority, Merger Control Department


Estonian, English, Spanish


Estonian Bar Association since 2004


2010 Lex Mundi Institute (Monterey, USA), Cross-Border Technology Transactions Program
2009 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, JD
2008 National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, LLM
2008 New York University, Faculty of Law, Law and Global Economy, LLM
2005 University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law, Contract and Commercial Law, LLM
2004 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA


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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