Triinu Järviste

Senior Associate

Tallinn, Estonia

+372 626 4300, +372 5663 7458

Estonian, English, Russian

Chambers Europe: Triinu Järviste has "a remarkable ability to see antitrust issues in a wider economic perspective and to find solutions for the clients".


Representing Estonian Pharmacies Association in state aid complaint proceedings in the European Commission against the Republic of Finland in relation to alleged illegal state aid granted to Finnish pharmacy chain Yliopiston Apteekki.

ŸRepresenting the largest Estonian cable operator Starman in claiming compensation for damages deriving from an abuse of a dominant position (unfair prices) by the owner of cable canalization Elion, largest telecommunications company in Estonia.

Representing the largest passenger transport group in the Baltics, Tallink Group, in the Supreme Court and the European Commission concerning excise duties on packaging and potentially unlawful state aid arising from the packaging deposit act.

Representing Bauhof Group in criminal proceedings regarding potentially anti-competitive stipulations in distribution contracts.

Advising and representing one of the largest retail chains in Estonia in criminal proceedings regarding a potentially anti-competitive agreement in the downmarket vodka retail sector.

Advising Michelin regarding Estonian and European Union competition law.

Advising Estonian electricity transmission system operator Elering in state aid issues related to payment of renewable energy support based on Estonian Energy Market Act.

Representing an important Estonian pharmaceuticals producer PharmaEstica Manufacturing (formerly Vitale-XD) in administrative proceedings in Enterprise Estonia (state-owned institution aimed at promoting businesses) and in the courts regarding the claim for recovery of subsidies.

Representing KredEx, one of the few state guarantee financing institutions in Estonia, in several administrative court proceedings regarding claiming back state subsidies given to companies to purchase electric cars.

Representing one of the largest Estonian agricultural companies, Tartu Agro, in the European Commission’s state aid proceedings.


2015  Competition Law Commission of Estonian Bar Assocation
2012 Estonian Bar Association
2010 Estonian Moot Court Society


Since 2017 Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic (formerly VARUL)
20142017 Senior Associate, law firm VARUL
Since 2012 Competition Crimes Lecturer, University of Tartu, Estonia
20122014 Associate, law firm VARUL
20112012 Lawyer, law firm VARUL
2010 Intern, Estonian Competition Authority
2009 Intern, law firm Luiga Mody Hääl Borenius
2008 Intern, law firm LAWIN Lepik ja Luhaäär
2008 Intern, law firm Luiga Mody Hääl Borenius


2012 London School of Economics and Political Science, Competition Law and Policy course
2011 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, MA (cum laude)
2010 University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law (Student Exchange Program)
2009 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, BA (cum laude)
2008 Salzburg University, Faculty of Law, summer school “European Private Law”