Sandra-Kristin Karner was appointed Equity Partner at Walless, while Edgar-Kaj Velbri has been promoted to Associate Partner at the firm.
According to Walless, Karner is “a recognized expert in criminal law as well as in civil litigation and a valued lecturer at the University of Tartu.” She was a Senior Associate with Derling Primus, since 2020, before joining Walless through the firms' merger. Earlier, she was a Senior Associate with Ellex Raidla, between 2014 and 2019. Karner holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Tartu.
A former Senior Associate, Velbri is the Head of Energy Law at Walless. According to the firm, he is “an experienced advisor in energy-related projects and disputes.” He also joined Walless through the merger with Derling Primus, where he had spent almost five years as an Attorney at Law. Earlier, he was an Associate with Tark Grunte Sutkiene for three years, between 2014 and 2016. Velbri too is a University of Tartu graduate.
"The greatest value of a law firm rests in good relations with clients and smart, hardworking lawyers. It is a great pleasure to announce Sandra and Edgar-Kaj's next step in their career," Walless Estonia Managing Partner Piret Kergandberg said of the appointments.