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. 

Karina has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2000 and she is also a member of the Employment Law Committee of the Bar Association since 2014.

  • Employment – Chambers & Partners 2016
  • Employment – Chambers Europe 2016
  • Employment – Chambers Europe 2017
  • Employment – Leading Individual, Legal500 2017
  • Employment – Ranked Lawyer, Chambers & Partners 2019
  • Employment – Leading Individual, Legal 500 2019
  • Financial and Corporate – Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 2019
  • Employment – Leading Individual, Legal 500 2020
  • Financial and Corporate - Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 2020
Karina Paatsi is recognised for her labour law expertise, advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters. According to clients, she is a very solution-oriented lawyer.