Silvia Urgas

Silvia Urgas

Senior Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Silvia Urgas is a member of the dispute resolution practice group and also has a deep interest in intellectual property law.

  • About

    Silvia Urgas is a member of the dispute resolution practice group and has represented clients in various civil matters. In addition, she has a deep interest in intellectual property law and has dealt with several topical cases.

    Silvia has been part of several civil matters, as well as enforcement proceedings, including the proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. She also has experience in the field of insolvency, including releasing a debtor from obligations and reorganisation proceedings.

    In 2017, Silvia defended her Master's degree (cum laude) at the University of Tartu, where she studied copyright problems associated with music sampling for the first time in Estonia.

    Silvia’s debut poetry book Siht/koht won the Betti Alver Literary Award in 2016.
  • Major Projects
    • 23.11.2021

      TGS Baltic successfully represented clients in a dispute concerning unfair competition

      After a court action that lasted for more than a year, the opposing party withdrew their claims filed against the two clients of TGS Baltic. The claim filed against both clients exceeded a quarter of a million euros. Harju County Court dismissed the claims by its order of 15 November 2021. The clients were represented by senior associates Chirag Mody and Silvia Urgas.

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    • 01.07.2021

      TGS Baltic's senior associates Martti Peetsalu and Silvia Urgas scored an important victory for the Estonian pharmaceutical company AS KEVELT in the Supreme Court.

      On 16 June 2021, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of AS KEVELT, a customer of TGS Baltic, holding that a consignor of temperature-sensitive goods such as medicines may assume that the carrier of the goods has a proper action plan for refrigeration equipment failure.

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    • 09.04.2021

      Associate Partner Chirag Mody and Senior Associate Silvia Urgas Successfully Represented a Client Active in the Field of Real Estate in Tallinn Circuit Court

      By its judgment of 26 March 2021, Tallinn Circuit Court fully denied the reimbursement of costs, loss of profit and contractual penalty claims filed against the client.

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    • 28.01.2021

      TGS Baltic Scored Victory in Trademark Dispute for Estonian Punk Rock Band Vanemõde

      On 26 January, the court rendered a significant judgment regarding the Estonian music industry by denying Andrus Kerstenbeck’s action and finding that Kerstenbeck, who had left the band, had no right to prevent others from registering “Vanemõde” as a trademark.

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    • 26.01.2021

      TGS Baltic Scored Significant Victory for Coffee IN Against Apollo Cinema

      TGS Baltic’s litigation and competition team in the participation of Martti Peetsalu, Triinu Järviste and Silvia Urgas scored a significant interim judgment in recent judicial proceedings which explains admissibility of exclusivity clauses in distribution agreements in terms of competition law and confirms to Coffee IN in a positive way that Apollo cannot use its high market share on the cinema market to free itself from contractual obligations on other markets based on competition law arguments.

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    • 24.08.2020

      We successfully represented Finnish subsidiary of Canadian stock exchange company in the Arbitration Court of Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

      Arbitration Court of Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry dismisses all claims against Finnish subsidiary of Canadian stock exchange company represented by TGS Baltic.

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    • Advising Altenberg-Reval in restructuring its real estate portfolio

      Advising real estate developer Altenberg-Reval in restructuring its real estate portfolio, including in negotiations with creditors and the bank.

    • Advising Turkish Airlines over the passenger carriage rules

      Advising Turkish Airlines in a court procedure related to the interpretation of the general terms and conditions of passenger carriage.

    • Advising Hellmann Worldwide Logistics regarding international road carriage

      Advising global transport industry solutions provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics regarding international road carriage of oversized cargo and a subsequent claim of damage against the actual carrier and its insurance company.

  • CV

    Memberships

    2017
    Estonian Bar Association

    Professional career

    Since 2021
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2017–2021
    Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly Varul)
    2016–2017
    Lawyer, law firm Varul
    2016
    Advisor, Student law Office, University of Tartu
    2015
    Intern, law firm Varul
    2014
    Intern, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    2013
    Intern, law firm Sorainen

    Education

    2017
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA (cum laude)
    2015
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA
    2013–2014
    University of Zagreb (Student Exchange Programme)