Strongest Baltic law firms team up to reshape the market

Today sees the launch of Ellex – a circle of pre-eminent law firms from each of the Baltic States.  Ellex brings together the region's three strongest and most highly ranked firms from each of the states: Ellex Raidla in Estonia (previously Raidla Lejins & Norcous Estonia), Ellex Klavins in Latvia (previously LAWIN Riga) and Ellex Valiunas in Lithuania (previously LAWIN Vilnius). By joining together the leading firms in the region, Ellex is reshaping the legal market in the Baltics.
"We are delighted to launch Ellex. The new alliance will enable clients to access the highest quality legal services and help find creative and innovative legal solutions which are not available elsewhere," says Jüri Raidla, the Senior Partner of Ellex Raidla.
"By bringing the top three firms in the region together we combine unparalleled experience, broad vision, with the highest quality legal services and a large number of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds," says Filips Klavins, Managing Partner of Ellex Klavins. "Whether they are working locally, regionally or internationally, clients can rely on Ellex to help them access the market with utmost focus and clarity."
“Working within highly competitive markets we have to always seek for ways and synergies to deliver even more value to our clients. We are glad today to bring together the strongest firms in the Baltics, who share the same vision and values with respect to clients and the legal profession as a whole,” says Rolandas Valiunas, Managing Partner of Ellex Valiunas.
ESTONIA: Ellex Raidla
One of the oldest law firms in Estonia, established in 1993, Ellex Raidla has been involved in nearly all of the major M&A and financing transactions as well as landmark disputes that have taken place in Estonia. The firm's lawyers are very active in legislative drafting and have participated in the drafting of more than 40 laws in Estonia. Ellex Raidla is one of the few firms in Estonia that is endorsed in Band 1/Tier 1 category by all the major law firm directories and the only firm that is endorsed in Band 1 by Chambers Europe in both areas – disputes and transactions.
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LATVIA: Ellex Klavins
Established in 1992, Ellex Klavins's 34 lawyer team is top ranked in all key practice areas in all major international legal directories. The firm offers clients´ full legal services in all areas of business law. In recent years, the firm has been involved in some of the most innovative domestic and international M&A, commercial real estate, and financial transactions in the Baltics and is the first choice of local counsel for many well-known international firms for executing projects in Latvia.
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LITHUANIA: Ellex Valiunas
Ellex Valiunas is the largest specialised top ranked legal team in Lithuania, with a solid portfolio of cross-border experience both in international projects and landmark local deals in the region, since its formation in 1992. With over 90 legal professionals and the broadest variety of practice areas, the firm is ideally positioned to provide each client with top expertise and in-depth specialised legal services.
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