Elisabet Fura, the former Chief Parliamentary ombudsman of Sweden, joins Ellex Raidla as a counsel in Estonia
Today, Elisabet Fura, the former Chief Parliamentary ombudsman of Sweden since 2012, will be joining Ellex Raidla law firm in Estonia. Fura will have a leading role in promoting legal cooperation between the two countries.
“Having a former Swedish ombudsman with such an outstanding legal career joining our firm, emphasizes an exceptional supplement to our expertise in Ellex Raidla,” said Sven Papp, partner of Ellex Raidla. He added that Elisabet Fura marks a new beginning for cooperation of Baltic Sea countries as Fura will be associated with promoting business and juridical collaboration between Estonia and Sweden.
„According to dealranking statistics in the Baltic region we can say that majority has been definitely related with Nordic investments. The Nordic investments activity trend is not upwards now, but in terms of overall deal value, the first position belongs to Nordic companies,“ added Sven Papp.
Elisabet Fura commented: “I am very happy to be given this opportunity to contribute to the development of what is already a leading law firm in Estonia, my new adopted country. It is also a source of great satisfaction for me to return to my professional roots since I was for many years an ”advokat”, member of the Swedish Bar Association, and my professional identity has been shaped by this experience.”
Elisabet Fura has a background of corporate, transport and bankruptcy law as well as litigation as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights. Elisabet is working closely with both of Ellex core teams – corporate M&A team and litigation team. Elisabet is without saying also instrumental for the development of Ellex professional relationships within the Nordic countries.
Elisabet Fura has previously worked with the Swedish Courts and has been a partner at Advokatfirman Vinge. Elisabet has served as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Swedish Bar Association. From 2003 till 2012 Elisabet was a judge at the European Court of Human Rights. In addition she has served as an expert on several parliamentary committees in Sweden.