Baltic firms align in time for EU accession

Finland’s largest law firm Roschier Holmberg has launched an alliance with firms from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as the Baltic rim edges closer to EU accession.

The cross-border operation will be called RoschierRaidla and will draw on the services of Roschier, Estonia’s Raidla & Partners, Latvia’s Lejins Torgans & Vonsovics and Lithuania’s Norcous & Partners.

The firms of RoschierRaidla will be equal partners working towards what will effectively be a merger of the four firms. Roschier houses 100 lawyers out of the combined four groups’ 150 attorneys.

The four practices agreed on the alliance on 4 April which is expected to go live on 1 May, in time for the accession.