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Sander Kärson

Associate Partner

Tallinn, Estonia

+372 626 4300; +372 515 1115

sander.karson@tgsbaltic.com

Estonian, English, German

Legal500 recommends him as a Corporate and M&A expert saying he is ‘solution-oriented’.

MAJOR PROJECTS

Advising MSD Estonia on local legal aspects in connection with the merger between Merck Sharp & Dohme and Schering Plough.

Advising on the sale of shares in the Cinamon Group of companies, owning multiple cinemas in the Baltics, from GILD Arbitrage venture capital fund to DLT Capital.

Advised pharmaceuticals producer Kevelt, a subsidiary of MSE listed company, 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.

Assisted WSE listed Avia Solutions Group in acquiring GO Adventure, among top 3 travel operators in Estonia, as part of its expansion the Estonian travel agent’s market. The work included full LDD, deal documentation (including pledging the shares, loan agreements etc).

Advised strategic investor Viru Hospital (Viru Haigla) on the acquisition of emergency medical services provider Karell Ambulance (Karell Kiirabi) from U.S. Invest.

Advised Europcar master franchise holder in the Baltics in selling its shares to an Estonian transportation group Hansa Grupp.

Advised Finnish based pet food producer Prima Pet Premium Oy on the LDD and acquisition of an Estonian pet food production factory Pandivere L.T.

Assisting Lithuanian e-commerce group UAB PIGU on the acquisition of DLB Trading, operating web stores kaup 24.ee in Estonia and dlb.fi in Finland and kaup24.ee.

Advising ERGO during a cross-border merger with an Estonian company Ergo Invest, Lithuanian company ERGO Lietuva investicija and Latvian company ERGO Invest.

Advised IT company AK Systems in selling its IT services business to the largest IT and telecom company in Estonia, Telia Estonia.

Advised R&D intensive ICT company Cybernetica on selling navigation systems business unit, including EKTA branded products and contracts, to a Canadian corporation Carmanah Technologies.

MEMBERSHIPS

2009 Estonian Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Since 2017 Associate Partner, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
2016–2017 Associate Partner, law firm VARUL
20132016 Senior Associate, law firm VARUL
20112012 Associate, law firm Raidla Ellex
2011 Associate, law firm Sorainen
20092010 Associate, law firm Glimstedt
20092010 Junior Associate, law firm Glimstedt
Since 2007 Supervisor of Seminars, Institute of Private Law, University of Tartu
20062007 Advisor, Ministry of Justice, Legislative Policy Department, Private Law Division
2006 Intern, law firm Glimstedt
2006 Intern, Ministry of Justice
2006 Intern, law firm Glikman, Alvin & Partnerid

EDUCATION

Since 2009 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
20012002 Estonian Business School, Public Administration