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Firm Profile

Ellex Raidla

Firm Profile

Tallinn

  • Roosikrantsi 2
  • Tallinn
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10119

Firm profile submitted by Ellex Raidla

Managing Partner: Ants Nõmper (Estonia), Filips Klavins (Latvia), Rolandas Valiunas (Lithuania)
Number of partners: 12 in Estonia, 42 across the Baltics
Number of lawyers: 60 (including partners) in Estonia, over 190 across the Baltics
Languages: 
 English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Russian

 
As of January 1st, 2018, Ellex in Estonia and Primus law firm have merged, which makes Ellex the largest law firm in Estonia as well as across the Baltics. Ellex is a circle of three most highest ranked law firms in the Baltic. It is one of the oldest and the most experienced full-service corporate law firms in Estonia, established in 1993. The firm’s lawyers are very active in legislative drafting and have participated in the drafting of more than 40 laws. Ellex is one of the few firms in Estonia that is endorsed in band 1/tier 1 category by all largest law firm directories. Ellex was among the first firms to be awarded the Estonian Bar Association’s quality management certification.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate Advisory, M&A:

6 partners, 16 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex advises on a wide range of mattes 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.
Contact: Sven Papp
Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets:
3 partners, 8 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex advises on a full range of financing matters and works with banks, investment firms, insurance companies and other financial institutions. It has unrivalled experience in disputes in this field, including landmark disputes on the authorities of regulatory and supervisory bodies. Ellex is also a leading firm in Estonia in IPO and regulatory matters. Its 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:
2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex is the only law firm in Estonia that has been actively involved in academic and governmental projects related to corporate legislation and commercial law. Partner dr iur Martin Käerdi is one of the principal authors of most of the core Estonian laws in the areas of civil and commercial law. 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:
Martin Käerdi
Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

IP & IT:
2 partners, 6 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex is the leading law firm in Estonia specialising in IP with diverse and specific experience. The firm has long term experience in all types of registration matters and disputes and infringement at all levels. Ellex is the only law firm in Estonia with a partner who specialises in IP&IT matters and a European trademark and design attorney who has also passed the bar exam. Compared to other law firms in Estonia, Ellex is the only firm whose representatives are entitled to represent clients before the Estonian Patent Office or the EUIPO in trademark matters.
Contact: Ants Nõmper
Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
4 partners, 21 fee earners based in Tallinn
The team is widely recognised as one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Estonia. On a day to day basis, members of the team are engaged in complex disputes in a wide variety of substantive areas including real estate, construction, insurance, trademark, energy, telecommunication, tax, customs and competition law. Senior members of team also serve regularly as arbitrators in domestic and in international arbitral proceedings involving Estonian law. The firm is unique in its cross border and cross disciplinary team approach that insures that each and every matter is handled with uniform standards of excellence.
Contact: Arne Ots
Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
4 partners, 4 fee earners based in Tallinn
The employment law team has participated in the drafting of all major labour-related regulations in Estonia. It takes clients through the maze of administrative regulations, local legislation and EU policies with respect to relocating employees and their families. Experts can advise on immigration requirements, employment regulation, tax and other related matters.
Contact: Martin Käerdi
Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Environment:
5 partners, 8 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex 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. It has the largest environmental law practice in Estonia and is constantly advising on various complex enviroment-law related projects. The firm advises both private and public sector clients on the planning and environmental aspects as well as has a specialised team for field-related disputes. 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, 6 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex 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 very good working relations with various regulatory institutions in this field.
Contact: Raino Paron
Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
1 partner, 2 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. It 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]

Venture Capital & Emerging Companies:
1 partner, 3 fee earners based in Tallinn
Ellex advises venture capital funds, angel investors, investment syndicates and business accelerators in connection with their fundraising, governance and investments. Ellex is experienced in structuring financing deals, conducting due diligence, preparing, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, investment and shareholders’ agreements and counselling on related matters, such as taxation, employment and intellectual property. It represents investors in all investment phases, including pre-seed, seed and Series A and are experienced in a wide range of financing structures, including straight equity, convertible notes, bridge loans etc.
Contact: Sven Papp
Tel: +372 640 7170
Email: [email protected]

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