Karl J. Paadam

PwC Legal Central & Eastern Europe Managing Partner 


Karl J. Paadam is the Managing Partner of PwC Legal Central and Eastern Europe. He established PwC Legal in Estonia with Viljar Kähari in 2012 and has led PwC Legal Estonia through unprecedented growth over the past ten years to being the fifth largest law firm nationally by revenue.

During his time with PwC Legal, the Estonian law firm has become the leading adviser for Estonian technology and fintech companies. PwC Legal Estonia has leveraged its largest legal professionals network in the world to exporting Estonian business to over 60 countries across the globe.

Karl is determined to innovate legal services and deliver advice, which goes beyond law, for modern digital and global companies. His portfolio of clients is transforming business and bringing value to society - and he is driven by contributing to their success.

In July 2017, Karl took on the role of Managing Partner of PwC Legal in the Central and Eastern Europe. He is in charge of strategy and development of PwC Legal’s operations in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Due to this role he spends a substantial part of his time travelling. Karl is based in Estonia and remains a passionate promoter of Estonian technology innovation, lean e-government and start-up culture. 

Languages: Estonian, English, Finnish, Italian, Russian, German

  • FinTech, RegTech, SupTech
  • Funds and Onvestments
  • Financial and Investment Transactions
  • Financial and Investment Services Regulatory
  • Investment Services (Regulatory & Transactions)
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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PwC Legal Estonia

Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ, PwC Estonia

Tel: +372 6141 858

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