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Sander Kärson

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 Euroapteek, part of the Nordic and Central and Eastern Europe’s leading pharmacy group Euroapotheca, on the acquisition of Ülikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia.

Advising 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.

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

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

Advising IT company AK Systems in selling its IT services business to the largest IT and telecom company in Estonia, Telia Estonia with the purpose of strengthening its IT services business unit.

Advising R&D intensive ICT company Cybernetica on selling navigation systems business unit, including EKTA branded products and contracts, to TSX listed Carmanah Technologies Corporation.

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 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 the GILD Arbitrage venture capital fund to DLT Capital.

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

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

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

MEMBERSHIPS

2009 Estonian Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Since 2018 Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
2017–2018 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, Estonian 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