“A highly competent and flexible team.” (IFLR1000, 2016)


Chambers Global 2019 ranks PRIMUS and DERLING PRIMUS among the top law firms

Chambers and Partners, the most renowned legal directory in the world, published its 2019 Global rankings. Legal alliance of DERLING PRIMUS and PRIMUS is ranked among the best law firms in Estonia and Latvia in the fields of corporate/commercial and dispute resolution.

10 partners are ranked and recognised among the best corporate/commercial and dispute resolution lawyers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Commercial / Corporate


Partner Rolan Jankelevitš spearheads the practice and advises on both inbound and some outbound M&A transactions. Clients appreciate his attention to detail, with one reporting that he is “very careful and leaves no loose ends.””He is hard-working and has a results-oriented approach,” says one interviewee, while another describes Jankelevitš as “available and creative.”

Managing Partner in Estonia Hannes Vallikivi acts both for domestic selling shareholders and for international corporates on M&A transactions. He is particularly noted for his prominent role in the Estonian Bar Association and for his strong negotiation skills.


Partner Zane Eglīte-Fogele is well regarded for her experience in corporate matters, regularly assisting international clients with inbound M&A transactions. She also offers expertise in capital markets and corporate restructurings.

Partner Sintija Radionova is a respected practitioner with extensive experience in corporate transactions and governance matters. She regularly advises clients from the financial services and real estate sectors. One impressed interviewee highlights her for being “detail-oriented and very prompt.”

Partner Kristīne Gaigule-Šāvēja joins this year’s rankings due to positive market feedback and increased activity on corporate and commercial mandates. She is praised by sources for being “always flexible to discuss new options and ready to provide us with quick solutions.”


Managing partner in Lithuania Robert Juodka represents clients on a range of corporate and commercial mandates. Sources praise his ability to combine “legal excellence with a sound, commercial, hands-on approach.” He assisted PKP Energetyka with its entry into the Lithuanian market. He is also a native Estonian speaker and chair of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania.

Partner Giedrė Dailidėnaitė enters the rankings due to her growing market presence. She provides advice to international and domestic clients on M&A transactions, market entry and compliance matters.

Dispute Resolution


Partner Erki Kergandberg acts for domestic clients involved in administrative, commercial and criminal law claims. He earns considerable praise from market commentators for his consistent presence in many of the firm’s key mandates, while clients say that he is “always available when needed.”

Partner Elmer Muna acts for corporate clients and public bodies on a wide range of administrative and commercial litigation mandates. He also attracts attention for his handling of white-collar crime proceedings.


Partner Marius Devyžis attracts praise for his knowledge in sports disputes. His wide-ranging practice encompasses contractual, shareholder and competition-related disputes.

Being one of most highly appreciated legal directories and most respected sources of legal ratings, Chambers Global carries out research of legal services market in 200 jurisdictions worldwide.

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