Ellex: first choice for Baltic business leaders by Prospera 2018 review
For the third year running, Ellex has been named the top law firm in the Baltics by TNS Sifo Prospera. The Swedish market research company interviewed 301 Baltic based organisations to identify the best law firms in the region. Ellex was top ranked in legal competences – Best Legal Competence and Overall Performance (overall satisfaction of clients).
The respondents named a business-oriented mindset, strategic approach and international competence as key strengths of Ellex. The survey also separately rated the competences of law firms by their legal practice areas. Ellex maintains the leading positions in the Baltic legal market in M&A, banking and finance, dispute resolution, public procurement, competition and EU law, intellectual property and other sectors. In the field of energy, Ellex scored almost twice as high compared to other law firms in the Baltics, according to the feedback of clients.
Ants Nõmper, Managing Partner of Ellex Raidla (Estonia) adds that the key to finding the way to clients´ trust is efficient and in-depth advisory and project staffing so that partners are highly involved. “We have always had three main criteria in our client service: efficiency, sincerity and quality. This means we want our skills and team to be simply the best. It is a reward for us to see the acknowledgement from the market in receiving No1 position across the Baltics as well as in Estonia,” Nõmper says.
Liga Merwin, Managing Partner of Ellex Klavins (Latvia) comments that the appraisals received from clients are the ones that motivate us the most to continue developing in new and innovative ways. Ellex has experienced and initiated great changes in the past years and the increasing recognition proves that we are doing things the right way. Our aim is to continue leading and re-shaping the Baltic legal market whilst maintaining our outstanding reputation, strong team of dedicated professionals and loyal client base.
Rolandas Valiūnas, Managing Partner of Ellex Valiunas (Lithuania), says that this is great news for the whole Ellex group and serves as an impetus to raise our legal services to an even higher level. “On behalf of the whole team I would like to extend sincere thanks for such high evaluation. Major Baltic companies have acknowledged our daily effort to be not only professionals, but also reliable business partners for the second year in succession. And this really means a lot to us,” Valiūnas says. “I am also delighted that our goal to provide top quality legal services in all Baltic states is felt and visible. But we are not going to stop. We appreciate the confidence expressed and will strive to be ever worthier of it by setting ourselves even higher standards.”
The survey “Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2018”, conducted by Kantar Sifo, involved 301 executives and lawyers of companies in the Baltics who used the services of the law firms in 2017. The respondents were asked to name and rate law firms in separate practice areas and according to different legal competences. The survey was performed in March-April 2018.