Katri Paas-Mohando

TGS Baltic (Estonia)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Katri Paas-Mohando has over 15 years of practical experience in advising clients in competition and European Union law, regulatory sectors, trade and advertising law, and consumer relations. She is also actively involved in various aspects of legislative process (including stakeholder engagement, regulatory impact assessment). She has experience in solving highly complex legal issues, which – in addition to thorough legal knowledge – require economic and technical knowledge. At the same time, she has also paid a great deal of attention to the daily counselling and compliance of companies through, including providing trainings based on the specifics of each company and field of activity. Her clients include companies from various economic sectors, including manufacturing, retail and wholesale, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, electronic communications and others. Katri Paas-Mohando has ample experience in advising on various aspects of merger control; during her career she has consulted in nearly one hundred transactions and represented companies in dozens of merger control proceedings in the Competition Authority. She also has extensive experience in public sector related aspects of competition law and state aid, having represented clients in a number of state aid proceedings before the European Commission and conducting compliance analyses. In addition to her long-term professional career in Estonia, she has practised competition law in the Competition Team of the European Commission’s Legal Service and at Allen & Overy LLP in Brussels. She is also a competition law lecturer at the University of Tartu. Katri Paas-Mohando has an impressive academic background. In addition to master studies at the University of Helsinki, National University of Singapore and New York University, she has defended the first competition law-related PhD thesis in Estonia at the University of Tartu. In her PhD thesis, she thoroughly examined the impact of the size of the economy on competition law. She has written several articles and studies on competition law in Estonia and the European Union.

Articles

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Katri Paas-Mohando The Estonian Circuit Court rules on a criminal case concerning an attempt to fix prices, share markets and engage in a collective boycott based on national provisions similar to Article 101 TFEU (Oleg Ossinovski / AS Spacecom)

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On 11 March 2008, the Tallinn County Court (a court of appeal) upheld an earlier ruling of Harju County Court, which had convicted a railway freight services provider, AS Spacecom («Spacecom»), and its management board member Oleg Ossinovski of an attempt to agree on restrictions of competition (...)

Katri Paas-Mohando The Estonian County Court in Harju rules in a criminal case concerning an attempt to fix prices, share markets and engage in the collective boycott in the freight services market (Oleg Ossinovski / Spacecom)

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On 21 December 2007, the Harju County Court (a court of first instance) convicted a railway freight services provider, AS Spacecom (“Spacecom”), and its management board member Oleg Ossinovski of an attempt to agree on restrictions of competition with its main competitor Eesti Raudtee (Estonian (...)

Katri Paas-Mohando The Estonian Court of appeal confirms the right of third parties to challenge merger decisions, but upholds the Competition Authority’s merger clearance concerning the acquisition of a company controlling a chain of pharmacies (Magnum Medical / Parimex Invest)

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On 14 June 2005, the Tallinn Circuit Court (a court of appeal) issued a judgment upholding the Estonian Competition Authority’s (ECA) merger clearance concerning the acquisition of OÜ Parimex Invest, a company controlling a chain of pharmacies, by AS Magnum Medical, an Estonian dominant (...)

Katri Paas-Mohando The Estonian Competition Authority clears an acquisition by a major competitor subject to commitment to limit output, which was later amended (A. Le Coq / Finelin)

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On 11 November 2003, the Estonian Competition Authority (ECA) cleared the acquisition of control by AS A.Le Coq (A.Le Coq) over OÜ Finelin (Finelin). As the merging parties had significant overlapping business activities on the Estonian soft drinks, bottled water, long drink and cider markets, (...)

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