Triinu Hiob heads NJORD Law Firm’s dispute resolution practice. For more than 15 years she has advised and represented a great variety of domestic and international private companies as well as state authorities on most complex disputes throughout all court instances. Additionally, Triinu has served as an arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and from July 2018 is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. The Government of Estonia has appointed Triinu Hiob as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, located in Hague, and a member of the ICSID Arbitration Court focusing on investment protection disputes. She regularly acts as a conciliator of the insurance conciliation body of the Estonian Insurance Association and is an arbitrator of the Estonian insurance arbitration board.

Triinu Hiob has taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu and participated in the work of the LL.M. final oral defence committees.


Chambers & Partners Europe 2018 commends Triinu Hiob: “She is praised by market sources for her advocacy skills in employment law cases. She successfully defended the Estonian Maritime Academy at Tallinn University of Technology in a claim concerning the termination of an employment contract and alleged unequal treatment. Hiob also represents clients in employment audits.”

About the employment law team, the guide has also brought out positive feedback from clients: “They understand what my company needs and have a very goal-oriented approach,” states one interviewee. Clients repeatedly highlight the responsiveness of the team. One source says: “The lawyers respond very quickly both by email and by phone and have taken their time to understand our business, which makes it easy to work with them.”

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 recognizes NJORD’s strong Estonian employment team headed by partner Triinu Hiob and Katrin Sarap: clients characterize the team as “trustworthy, punctual and solution-oriented”. In Chambers and Partners Europe 2017, clients describe the team as: “willing to go the extra mile in lobbying for our case”

Legal 500 2017 states that the “trustworthy and solution-oriented” dispute resolution practice at NJORD Law Firm is headed by Triinu Hiob. The firm’s dispute resolution practice is also noted by the most recent edition of Chambers Europe. Triinu Hiob was also recommended in dispute resolution in 2015 by Legal 500.

Triinu Hiob is individually ranked by Chambers & Partners in 2016: “She is highly regarded by peers for her strong knowledge of employment law.” 

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2017-Attorney at Law / Partner, NJORD Law Firm

2015-2016Attorney at Law / Associate Partner, NJORD Law Firm

2009-2015Visiting lecturer, University of Tartu Faculty of Law

2003-2015Associate and Senior Associate, COBALT Law Firm (previously LAWIN)

2005Intern, Arzinger&Partner Attorneys at Law, Berlin, Germany

2001-2002Lawyer, Salva Insurance Ltd

2000-2001Lawyer, City Government of Tartu/housing agency


2015AIA Brussels Arbitration School (ABAS), a five day intensive training program on arbitration, completed with an ABAS arbitrator certificate

2010University of Tartu, Magister Iuris(mag. Iur.) academic degree

2001University of Tartu


Estonian, English, German

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