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Firm Profile

Ellex Raidla

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Roosikrantsi 2
  • Tallinn
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10119

Firm profile submitted by Ellex Raidla

Managing Partner: Ants Nõmper / Jüri Raidla (Estonia), Filips Klavins (Latvia), Rolandas Valiunas (Lithuania)
Number of partners: 8 in Estonia, 34 across the Baltics
Number of lawyers: 40 (including partners) in Estonia, 182 across the Baltics
Languages: English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Russian

Ellex Raidla, a member of Ellex, a circle of leading Baltic law firms, is one of the oldest law firms in Estonia, established in 1993. The firm 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.

Corporate Advisory, M&A:
3 partners, 12 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex Raidla advises on a wide range of matters related to public and private M&A with particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions. The firm has developed extensive domestic and international expertise and have been involved in a majority of large M&A transactions in Estonia. The corporate advisory team offers day-to-day legal advice for a large number of Estonian and international companies in all aspects of law that affect their daily operations.
Contact: Sven Papp Tel: +372 640 7151
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets:
1 partner, 4 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex Raidla advises on a full range of financing matters and works with banks, investment firms, insurance companies and other financial institutions. The firm has unrivalled experience in disputes in this field, including landmark disputes on the authorities of regulatory and supervisory bodies. Ellex Raidla is also a leading firm in Estonia in IPO and regulatory matters. The firm’s experts have advised on the largest number of restructuring and acquisition transactions that have arisen in the banking sector.
Contact: Raino Paron Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Compliance:
4 partners, 7 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex Raidla is the only law firm in Estonia that has been actively involved in academic and governmental projects related to corporate legislation and commercial law. Its counsel Martin Käerdi is one of the principal authors of the Estonian Commercial Code, Law of Obligations Act and Restructuring Act. The firm has substantial experience in compiling and negotiating complex cross-border contracts from various business sectors. Its practice includes a broad range of commercial contracts across many different sectors and jurisdictions.
Contact: Jüri Raidla Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

IP & IT:
2 partners, 3 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex Raidla has many years of experience in handling all types of registration matters and disputes at all levels - Estonian, European and international. The firm has won major public procurements in the field. It served as legal advisers to the Estonian E-health Foundation in 2005 and advised the IT and Development Centre of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior in 2010.
Contact: Ants Nõmper Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
3 partners, 14 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex Raidla is unique in its cross-border and crossdisciplinary approach that helps the firm to handle every matter with uniform standards of excellence. In addition to its traditional litigation practice, the firm has developed specialised teams for handling bankruptcy restructuring matters as well as public procurement disputes. Senior members of the dispute resolution team also serve regularly as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitral proceedings.
Contact: Arne Ots Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

2 partners, 3 fee earners based in Tallinn
The employment law team has participated in the drafting of all major labour-related regulations in Estonia. Ellex Raidla advises on a wide range of employment issues and is well prepared to help our clients meet the challenges of today’s global workforce. The firm takes its clients through the maze of administrative regulations, local legislation and EU policies with respect to relocating employees and their families. Its experts can advise on immigration requirements, employment regulation, tax and other related matters.
Contact: Arne Ots Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Environment:
3 partners, 6 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex Raidla has long years of experience in the field of real estate and environment and covers all aspects of infrastructure, commercial real estate and construction projects. The environmental law practice is recognised as one of the best in Estonia. The firm advisse both private and public sector clients on the planning and environmental aspects of a broad range of projects. Its experts have been actively involved in legislative drafting and are experienced in implementing EU law in the field.
Contact: Martin Triipan Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

EU & Competition:
1 partner, 3 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex Raidla has a specialised competition law team with deep experience in both national competition law matters as well as in various EU regulations in the field. The firm has advised its clients in numerous complex disputes before the Estonian Competition Authority and in courts. The firm’s experts have also worked on a large number of state aid projects and are experienced in co-coordinating the process with the European Commission. The team has good relations with various regulatory institutions in this field, at both the national and EU levels.
Contact: Raino Paron Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

1 partner, 1 fee earner based in Tallinn
The firm’s know-how in this field is based on years of consulting, transactional, and advocacy experience in all substantive areas of taxation both domestically and internationally. The team assists clients in structuring a wide range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions, and help companies address the complex challenges of domestic and international business operations.
Contact: Sven Papp Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]