Karl J. Paadam

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Head of PwC Legal Estonia
T: +372 614 1976
M: +372 523 5835



Karl J. Paadam is in charge of PwC Legal Estonia. He is also the leader of M&A and Corporate law practice groups.

Prior to joining PwC, Karl worked for a leading regional law firm for over five years advising various international and local clients on M&A and restructuring issues.

As an accomplished transaction lawyer, Karl has structured numerous acquisitions and business sales to both private equity and institutional investors.

Being an experienced negotiator, Karl uses his unique language skills and experience in a multicultural business environment in handling complex transactions and in solving shareholder disputes.

Karl has carried out various restructuring projects for clients aiming to optimize their business. Among other projects, Karl has led a team of lawyers across four jurisdictions in the establishment of an SE (Societas Europaea) and in cross-border mergers of large multinationals.

Relying on his solid experience in corporate law, Karl advises his clients on a daily basis on management liability issues, corporate governance matters, and planning and implementation of changes in their corporate structures. 

Karl is a recognized speaker at seminars and lectures (e.g. Estonian Business School) on M&A and corporate governance issues.
Languages: Estonian, English, Finnish, Italian, Russian, German