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Jaanus Mody is the Managing Partner in COBALT Estonia and has extensive experience representing clients in business disputes, concentrating mainly on strategic aspects. Jaanus is a widely recognized expert and adviser in insolvency related matters and has actively participated in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings. He is a member of the Expert Commission on Insolvency and Executive Proceedings at the Ministry of Justice.
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Karina Paatsi is a Partner at COBALT and head of the fields of employment law and corporate law. Karina advises clients with regard to commencement of business activities as well as all legal matters related to the everyday business activities of companies, including the restructuring, merger and liquidation of companies, matters related to the liability of the members of management bodies and corporate governance. She has long-term experience in counselling clients in matters related to employment relationships, including the preparation of employment contracts and other documents pertaining to employment law, termination of employment relationships and labour disputes.
In addition to her work as an attorney, Karina regularly gives presentations in professional conferences, gives lectures in the Estonian Business School and contributes to writing articles on topical issues.
Karina has been ranked by Chambers Europe in band 1 as a leading employment lawyer in Estonia.
Ius Laboris is a global Alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms that provide companies employing an international workforce with first-class legal advice and support on all human resources issues.
We are passionate about all aspects of human resources law. From Mobility to Discrimination, and from Restructuring to Pensions, our local experts around the world provide deep market knowledge, wherever they are based.
We understand the challenges of managing an international workforce because that is our single focus. With over 1,400 employment lawyers in more than 160 cities worldwide, we always bring a genuinely cross-border perspective.
Ius Laboris firms have a distinctive global way of thinking, and with our trained team of project managers on hand to coordinate our offering around the world, we deliver a seamless integrated service to suit your requirements, wherever you need us.
Ours is a passionate, entrepreneurial and collaborative global community. Our culture of friendship and specialisation enables us to navigate all aspects of employing a workforce across borders with ease
Finally, and most importantly, we are all committed to excellence. With more ranked HR lawyers than our nearest rival (source Chambers Global Guide 2015), in more jurisdictions (source Legal 500, July 2015), Ius Laboris brings together more leading law firms than any other HR legal services organisation. That’s something we’re extremely proud of.
Our employment law practice is one of the leading players in employment-related legal matters, with years of relevant experience in providing a full range of counselling, litigation and compliance services to international and local clients.
Our services include:
- Planning and establishing local employment structures
- Drafting workplace policies
- Negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts
- Assisting in the implementation of disciplinary actions
- Assisting with individual and collective dismissals
- Drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements
- Providing advice on compensation, benefits and taxes
- Providing employment and labour law advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions
Established in 1990, COBALT Estonia is one of Estonia's leading law firms, again named “Baltic Law Firm of the Year” by International Financial Law Review (IFLR), a publication focusing on the leading law firms for the corporate finance worldwide. The COBALT network consists of around 230 professionals; of whom 182 are highly educated lawyers and legal professionals advising in labour and employment law.
Consistently recognised as the law firm of choice in the Baltics and Belarus, our offices have several times received Chambers Europe, IFLR, the Lawyer and Mergermarket awards.