Karin Mölder

Karin Mölder

Attorney-at-law / Senior Associate, Estonia

My service areas

  • Commercial
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environment
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate


Karin Mölder specialises in the field of construction and real estate law and is focused on the legal issues concerning construction and real estate disputes. Karin has extensive experience and broad knowledge in real estate transactions, zoning and construction law and she advises clients on the preparation of the plans and on applying for the building or use and occupancy permits and associated disputes. She has also published many articles regarding aforementioned areas. In addition, Karin specialises in commercial law. She focuses advising clients on the issues of foundation, management and acquisition of companies, but also represents clients in the disputes concerning the liability of a member of the board. Karin provides legal consultation on the issues associated with guarantees and securities, especially with suretyship. She has defended the master’s thesis about the obligations and rights of the surety.

Prior to joining Magnusson, Karin worked as a senior associate with another Estonian leading law firm and has gained considerable experience, especially in the issues associated with the real estate and construction dispute resolutions.

Professional experience

Attorney-at-law / Senior Associate – 2015 – to date

Advokaadibüroo VARUL
Attorney-at-law / Senior Associate – 2005 – 2015

Loan Consultant – 2004 – 2004

Civil Chamber of Supreme Court of Estonia
Intern – 2003 – 2003

Heli Mõttus notary office
Consultant – 2002 – 2003


  • University of Tartu, Magister iuris – 2010
  • University of Tartu, Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) – 2005

Bar admissions

  • Member of the Estonian Bar Association
  • Admitted in Estonia as attorney-at-law


  • Estonian – native
  • English – fluent

Awards and rankings

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019
Recommended for Real Estate and Construction

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017
Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A in Estonia