TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic is a top-tier commercial law firm with offices in all the Baltic countries. We believe lawyers should not only be experts in law – the real added value for our clients comes from our understanding of their business objectives and specifics, as well as the innovative solutions provided by our professionals. TGS Baltic is recognised as the No. 1 law firm in Lithuania according to client ranking by the latest independent research by KANTAR Sifo Prospera Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2018.

TGS Baltic has been advising international and domestic business organisations and the public sector, including the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank, various EU institutions, as well as collaborating with top-tier international law firms since the Baltic countries returned to a market economy in the early 1990s. Since then, the firm has been involved in almost all the major transactions, landmark disputes and legislative developments in the region.

The firm employs more than 135 lawyers covering more than 25 practice areas. Our Baltic team provides solutions to complex legal problems, advises on strategic decisions and gives day-to-day assistance on a wide range of legal issues. TGS Baltic is listed as a top-tier law firm in Corporate, M&A, Banking & Finance, Competition, Energy, Dispute Resolution, Tax and other practice areas by the most reputable international legal directories.

TGS Baltic has offices in Tallinn, Tartu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania).

We are in strategic cooperation with Vlasova Mikhel & Partners in Minsk (Belarus), and all major international professional law organisations such as IBA, AEL, ILN and EWLA. We work in English, German, Russian, French, Polish and Finnish.

Tallinn office 
Ahtri 6a, Tallinn 10151
+372 626 4300

Tartu office
Kaluri 2, Tartu 51004
+372 730 1610

Mari-Liis Orav

Attorney at Law
Phone: +372 626 4300; +372 515 4388

Mari-Liis primarily focuses on personal data protection law. Mari-Liis has extensive practical experience in advising clients from various sectors, such as IT, financial, hospitality, retail, e-commerce, employment, real estate, industrial, regarding the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as other data protection laws such as e-privacy. Mari-Liis assists clients all-round, starting from conducting data protection trainings, carrying out compliance analyses, drafting and reviewing documents, assisting in negotiations, supporting the work of data protection officers and inhouse lawyers, as well as representing clients in the Data Protection Inspectorate. Mari-Liis’ approach to data protection is uniquely versatile because of her additional prior experience from the public sector with the European Data Protection Supervisor.

In addition to data protection law, Mari-Liis concentrates on intellectual property and IT law, where she advises clients on matters, such as licensing and transferring intellectual property rights, trademark disputes, confidentiality, software development, etc.

Mari-Liis enjoys speaking on the topics of data protection and intellectual property in trainings, workshops and seminars and has taught data protection as a guest lecturer in the University of Tartu, Estonian Business School and Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.

What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.