04 October 2018

Derling and Primus establish a new Baltic alliance

New Baltic alliance offers cross-border access and takes advantage of fast-growing Estonian firm established two years ago.

Two business law firms – Derling in Estonia and Primus, Attorneys at Law, in Lithuania and Latvia - have established a new pan-Baltic alliance.

New alliance

The new alliance is operating as Derling Primus in Estonia and Primus Derling in Latvia and Lithuania, with a team of over 80 lawyers and assistants across 4 offices in all three Baltic countries. The alliance brings together two law firms with a reputation in the Baltics for strategy combined with a solutions approach to client service. They have expertise in the fields of Corporate and M&A, Competition, Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Tax. Robert Juodka, managing partner at Primus Derling in Lithuania, says ‘the main goal of this move is to improve legal services for our clients and create more added value by providing professional legal services in all three Baltic countries. Derling is the best choice in Estonia.’

International reach

According to Kristine Gaigule-Saveja, partner at Primus Derling in Latvia, access to professional legal services in all three Baltic countries is important for businesses with international reach, stating ‘the new alliance will be of particular interest to our clients in such areas as M&A transactions, cross-border disputes, complex financing, real estate projects and regulatory issues in the Baltic countries.’ Hannes Vallikivi, managing partner at Derling Primus in Estonia, and also president of the Estonian bar association, said ‘since launch in April 2016, Derling has made the fastest organic growth in the Estonian legal market. While good times are continuing and our region takes new heights in attracting foreign investments, it is very important to have strong allies in our closest neighbouring countries.’