TGS Baltic welcomes new partners and thereby strengthens its market position amid crises

25.01.2023 TGS Baltic welcomes new partners and thereby strengthens its market position amid crises

January 2023 brought changes among TGS Baltic shareholders—associate partners Martti Peetsalu and Chirag Mody become partners of Law Firm TGS Baltic, and Triinu Järviste, a counsel specialising in competition and energy, takes on a new challenge as an associate partner.

A society at the centre of crises has led to additional demand in the field of disputes and energy. Competition law topics (including state aid) have also come to the fore. “As a leading full-service law firm, we currently have an even greater responsibility to solve socially important legal issues and manage challenging projects with a large social impact in various legal fields. The economic and socio-political situation also requires an extremely high standard from the legal service and the ability to see the broader picture in increasingly specific areas. Therefore, I am pleased to welcome such recognised and experienced professionals among the firm’s partners who will help advance our very strong practice areas of dispute resolution, competition, and energy. These are colleagues whose in-depth knowledge of their field and strong strategic thinking are widely known in the market,” TGS Baltic managing partner Sander Kärson commented on the decision.

According to the international legal directory The Legal 500, Martti is an extremely analytical, pro-active and commercial lawyer, which is a unique combination as you would usually find not more than one of these capabilities in a lawyer. Martti Peetsalu has over 10 years of expert experience in resolving disputes in court and arbitration proceedings. In addition to the dispute resolution practice group, Martti is also in charge of the shipping and transport practice area, having considerable experience in resolving complex cross-border disputes and an extensive international cooperation network. In addition to his work as an attorney, Martti is also committed to contributing to the development of Estonia as a maritime nation (most recently heading a practice group that developed a draft act to update the Estonian Merchant Shipping Act) and the work of the Ethics and Methodology Committee of the Estonian Bar Association. Martti is also a valued speaker at international conferences on the future of transport law.

Chirag Mody also has over 10 years of experience in resolving both domestic and international extrajudicial and judicial disputes. In addition, Chirag has represented clients in a considerable number of arbitration proceedings and achieved significant victories for clients. Clients value Chirag as an extremely thorough, analytical, and strategic attorney focused on the practical resolution of disputes. Thus, clients have noted about Chirag in the international legal directory The Legal 500 that “Chirag Mody has all you need to be a stellar litigator: exceptional acumen, knowledge, experience and winning mentality”. In addition to practical experience, Chirag has taught several subjects at the University of Tartu for 10 years, including contract law, civil procedure, and legal argumentation.

As a counsel at TGS Baltic Triinu Järviste has focused on heading and developing the competition and state aid practice group and the energy practice area. Triinu advises businesses daily on mitigating business risks arising from competition law and represents clients in disputes related to competition law. She is particularly experienced in issues related to state aid, having advised many providers of state aid on the implementation of large infrastructure projects and the structuring of state aid measures, and has represented providers and recipients of state aid in proceedings before the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, and national courts. In addition, Triinu aims to deal with the increasingly important field of ESG. The international legal directory Chambers Europe recognises Triinu Järviste: “She has a remarkable ability to see antitrust issues in a wider economic perspective and to find solutions for the clients.” Triinu Järviste is also a lecturer on competition law at the University of Tartu and a member of the Competition Law Committee of the Estonian Bar Association.

TGS Baltic is a leading commercial law firm that has offices in all three Baltic States. More than 150 lawyers work at the firm, 41 of whom work in Estonia (in Tallinn and Tartu offices).