For the fourth year running, Ellex has been named the top law firm in the Baltics by the independent Swedish market research company Kantar Sifo that has just announced its “Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2019”. Ellex Valiunas has been also named as Tier 1 law firm in Lithuania by overall performance, legal competence and market standing.

The survey “Tier 1 Law Firm Review” ranked the largest law firms in the Baltics and each Baltic country separately. Law firms were ranked by 3 criteria groups: overall performance, legal competence and market standing.
Clients ranked Ellex as Tier 1 law firm in the Baltics and Ellex Valiunas as Tier 1 law firm in Lithuania by overall performance.
“I would like to thank our clients – they motivate us to make every effort to exceed their expectations in projects and assignments, to take the extra step and be their true business partners and advisors; therefore, the evaluation of our clients is extremely important to us. This survey not only provides an opportunity to rejoice and be proud of our entire team in the Baltics, but also indicates the direction for improvement. On the other hand, previous results show that this year’s award is not an accidental, but rather a predictable trend. However, this does not mean that it is easy to reach. Our lawyers constantly strive to do their job better than others. Apparently, this is encoded in our genes, and our clients feel and appreciate it,” says Rolandas Valiūnas, Managing Partner at Ellex Valiunas (Lithuania).
According to the survey conducted in the Baltics, Ellex is Tier 1 law firm in the Baltics by the following criteria: lawyers’ skills, advisory, business minded, strategic speaking partner, client understanding, personal contacts, availability&service, project staffing, quality across the Baltic region, international competence and forefront of digitalization.
The survey conducted in Lithuania also shows that Ellex Valiunas is ranked as Tier 1 law firm by overall performance, market standing and legal competence. Ellex Valiunas also holds the leading position in Lithuania in Banking&Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition and EU, Intellectual Property and Private Equity.
“During more than 26 years of work we have learned to turn changes into mutually reinforcing impulses. New and strong partners joined our team, we also entrusted more responsibilities to our new generation of professionals who had grown and matured within the firm. This has given new energy to our work. And although digitalization and dynamic culture have already become part of our daily work, yet the relationship with the client remains our priority,” says Rolandas Valiūnas.
The survey “Tier 1 Law Firm Review” was conducted  by the independent Swedish market research company Kantar Sifo in March-April 2019. 302 Baltic organizations were interviewed. The respondents – general counsels and CEOs – were asked to name and rate law firms in different legal competences and other performance areas.
“Tier 1 Law Firm Review” is not the first high level ranking of Ellex, a circle of leading law firms in the Baltics with almost 180 professionals, this year. Ellex is the only law firm in Northern Europe nominated by The Financial Times as one of 50 most innovative law firms in Europe and the first law firm in the Baltic states to start using artificial intelligence. Ellex was awarded “Baltic M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” at Mergermarket’s prestigious European M&A Awards in December 2018. In March 2019 Ellex also won CEE Legal Matters “Deal of the Year Award” in four categories: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and overall Baltic.