Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pan-Baltic Law Firms : Latvia Lithuania Estonia

James Swift at The Lawyer in The Baltic triangle writes about law and pan-Baltic law firms in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He observes, inter alia, that:
"Rightly or wrongly, the Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - are viewed as one. With a combined population of less than seven million it is no surprise; and for investors, entering into one Baltic country is usually a prelude to entry into the others.

The effect of this has been that, over the past five years, law firms with ambition have increasingly felt pressure to align ­themselves with firms in neighbouring states to show the unity and reach that international investors expect."
Read the entire quite lengthy and informative article.