Risto Käbi

Senior Associate

Fields of practice

Risto is mainly engaged with Criminal Law and misdemeanor proceedings – from the first procedural step to representing clients in the European Court of Human Rights. He also deals with civil disputes, which mainly involve so-called everyday legal issues people have, and small businesses

Professional experience

2020-… Senior Associate at TRINITI in Tallinn, Estonia
2016-2019 Attorney at Law, Heringson GLO law firm
2010-2016 Attorney at Law, Risto Käbi law firm
2004-2010 Attorney at Law, Tamme & Otsmann law firm
2000-2004 Associate, Teder & Parnerid law firm

2010/2011 Lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences

Risto’s experience in criminal justice includes the following professional achievements:

  • Plenty of favorable outcomes for the clients in matters involving tax crimes, corruption, benefit fraud and personal crimes, and in business related misdemeanors. Noteworthy is a precedent case of fraud in sports betting on football, resulting in acquittal of the defendant
  • Two successful judgments for the clients in the European Court of Human Rights, also other cases that were substantively reviewed by the European Court of Human Rights
  • Number of Supreme Court case law in criminal and misdemeanor matters based on his complaints

Risto also has experience in advising businesses in Corporate & Commercial matters

Professional membership

Member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2001. From 2013 to 2017 he was a member of the State Legal Aid Commission of the Estonian Bar Association

Member of the Estonian Internet Foundation Domain Disputes Committee

Member of Fraternitas Estica Student Corporation since 1997


Risto graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu in 2000 after studying at the University of Helsinki for a year


Estonian (native language), English, Russian and Finnish


In his free time Risto enjoys going to the movie theater, taking long walks in the nature with his dog and trying out new things and getting new experiences