Jüri Raidla, Dr. iur.

Senior Partner

Estonia

+372 501 1796

Dr. iur. Jüri Raidla is the founder and senior partner of Ellex in Estonia. He is one of the most widely recognised legal practitioners in Estonia and the only individual that has been endorsed in the Chambers & Partners legal directories from Estonia in the “Senior Statesmen” category. 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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1992

Lund University, Sweden

Post-Doctorate Program

1987

University of St. Petersburg, Russia

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

1980

University of Tartu

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

2016

SA Iuridicum

Chairman of Advisory Board

2001-2011

University of Tartu

Chairman of Advisory Board

1998

International Bar Association (IBA)

1994

Estonian Bar Association

2017

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.

2013

Juridica Abstract, 8, 539-545

The Constitution and Estonian National Interests vs. European Federalism.

2011

Ames, J. (2011)

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

2007

Estonia: Europe`s Delaware?, co-author

The European Lawyer, 71, 46-47 2007

2006

Juridica Abstract,.4, 227-233

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