Jüri Raidla, Dr. iur.



Jüri Raidla

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Dr. iur. Jüri Raidla is the founder and counsel of Ellex in Estonia. He is one of the most widely recognised legal practitioners in Estonia. Jüri served as the first Minister of Justice of Estonia (from 1990 to 1992) as well as the Chairman of the expert committee that drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia in 1992. He was also the first Chairman of the Estonian Banking Association established in 1992.

Senior statesman Jüri Raidla is held in high regard for his longstanding role in M&A. Sources commend him for possessing “tons of experience” and “knowing how to conduct negotiations and get a deal over the line.”

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Lund University, Sweden

Post-Doctorate Program


University of St. Petersburg, Russia

University of St. Petersburg, Russia Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


University of Tartu

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), officially equivalent to MA, cum laude


SA Iuridicum

Chairman of Advisory Board


University of Tartu

Chairman of Advisory Board


International Bar Association (IBA)


Estonian Bar Association


Juridica Abstract, 2, 71-81
Jüri Raidla, Toomas vaher, Kristel Urke (2017). Member of a Management Body of a State Company: an Official or a Business Manager? Juridica, pp. 71-81.


Juridica Abstract, 8, 539-545

The Constitution and Estonian National Interests vs. European Federalism.


Ames, J. (2011)

A strong constitution, interview with Jüri Raidla by Jonathan Ames European Lawyer, 105, 39-42 2011


Estonia: Europe`s Delaware?, co-author

The European Lawyer, 71, 46-47 2007


Juridica Abstract,.4, 227-233

Entrepreneurial Law. Action Plan for Improving the International Competitiveness of the Corporate Legal Environment.
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