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Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

The firm

Ellex is a circle of three most highly ranked law firms from each of the Baltic states. Ellex brings together the region’s three strongest law firms located in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Ellex is distinguished by high-quality standards, extensive experience and leading experts. Throughout the years, Ellex has been involved in some of the most capacious and innovative domestic and international M&A, commercial real estate, and financial transactions in the Baltics and is the first choice for a number of large multinationals in advising projects in the Baltics.

Ellex Raidla (the firms´ name in Estonia) is one of the oldest and the most experienced full-service corporate law firms in Estonia, established in 1993. The firm’s lawyers are very active in legislative drafting and have participated in the drafting of more than 40 laws. Ellex Raidla is one of the few firms in Estonia that is endorsed in band 1/tier 1 categories by all the largest law firm directories. Ellex Raidla was among the first firms to be awarded the Estonian Bar Association’s quality management certification. This certificate indicates a high service standard and the application of the relevant management processes.

2017 brought many recognitions to Ellex: 1st choice law firm by research of TNS Sifo Prospera, Client Service Award by Chambers Europe and IFLR European Award for Baltic Firm of the Year. Ellex was also the only Baltic law firm that was recognised by The Financial Times as one of the 50 most innovative law firms in Europe.

In the beginning of 2018 Ellex Raidla and Primus in Estonia merged to create one of the largest Estonian law firms and thereby strengthened Ellex’s position as the largest firm across the Baltics.

Areas of practice

Ellex provides legal services in nine specialised practice areas: corporate and M&A, banking and finance, commercial and compliance, IP and IT, dispute resolution, employment, tax, EU and competition, and real estate and environment.

Ellex is unique in the Estonian market in having several practitioners who have gained experience at major financial markets such as London and New York. Therefore many large international financial institutions choose Ellex when doing business in Estonia. The corporate and M&A team handles complex cross-border transactions, a full spectrum of corporate matters as well as employment law issues. The competition law team, has profound experience in advising several landmark competition cases both at the Competition Council and in courts, both national and european.

The dispute resolution team works on various court and ADR disputes and has the capacity and expertise to handle complex or large-scale dispute resolution matters

The firm also has significant expertise and a visible track record in IP litigation, including several landmark IP cases.

Within real estate, Ellex covers all the main industry sectors and has represented clients in several top real estate transactions in Estonia in recent years.

In addition, Ellex has an efficient, integrated and innovative tax advisory capability within all transaction processes.

Ellex Raidla is also working with innovative fields like venture capital and start ups, FinTech, cryptocurrency, biotechnology and medicine, cyber security, IT et al.

  • Other offices
  • Riga
  • Vilnius
  • Number of lawyers: 60
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Finnish
  • Estonian
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • Association of European Lawyers
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia
  • Deutsch-Baltische Handelskammer in Estonia
  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

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