Käroli Tiirik



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Käroli Tiirik specialises in Criminal Compliance litigation. She is expert on Anti-Corruption and financial market breaches issues and has also assisted defense teams in large criminal cases. She has proficiency on victims’ rights having assisted in internal investigations and subsequent instigation of criminal proceedings in multiple cases. She is also expert on cross-border cooperation and asset tracing.

Käroli holds a master of laws degree from the University of Tartu. She has participated in the University of Salzburg’s Summer School on European Private Law, which focused on different European legal systems and their underlying principles in private law. During her studies, Käroli has been a member and the chair of the board of the Estonian Law Students’ Association. She was also a teaching assistant in the Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law.

Before joining Ellex in Estonia, Käroli worked at an Estonian law firm specialising in criminal compliance and financial law. She has practised at the Supreme Court of Estonia, the criminal chamber of Tartu’s Circuit Court, other Estonian law firms and the University of Tartu’s Law Clinic.


University of Tartu, Estonia

Master's degree


University of Tartu, Estonia

Bachelor's degree in Law


Estonian Bar Association


Estonian Law Students Union (EÕÜL)

Chairman of the Board


Estonian Law Students Union (EÕÜL)

Member of the Board


Estonian Law Students Union (EÕÜL)


Juridica: "The Obligation of the Legislator of the European Union to Comply with the Principle of Proportionality of Punishment Stipulated in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union"
This article focused on defining the requirements of the proportionality of punishment stipulated in the Article 49 (3) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the Charter) which are imposed on the legislator of the European Union when establishing criminal sanctions by the means of directives.