Tanel Molok

Senior Associate


Estonian, English





About me

With the firm’s Tax team, I advise clients mostly on VAT and corporate income tax issues, helping clients to set up tax efficient corporate structures and advising how to avoid excessive tax burdens. My work also includes representing clients in tax and customs disputes.

Professional highlights

Setting up tax-efficient cross-border structures. Continuing initiatives from the EU, OECD and national parliaments set high demands for tax planning. It is vital to address the tax risks before the tax authorities address these for you!

Cross-border and domestic VAT questions. Complex cross-border transactions require VAT advice since so many rules and exceptions to the rules come from the EU VAT directive and national legislation. I am well prepared to answer any VAT-related questions and help clients set up transactions so that no excessive tax obligations arise.

Representing clients in court. I represent clients in courts related to tax or customs disputes with the state authorities. Working at the Estonian Tax and Customs Board for ten years before joining Sorainen in 2013 has given me experience in all areas of taxation. I have represented clients at all levels of the Estonian court system and also acted as an expert at a hearing before the European Court of Justice.

Academic background

  • University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (LLM in International and European law)
  • University of Tartu, Estonia (BA in Law)

I am a member of

  • Estonian Bar Association