LAWIN – internationally highest ranked business law firm in the Baltics - was launched in 2004 by Lepik & Luhaaar (Estonia), Klavins & Slaidins (Latvia) and Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas ir partneriai (Lithuania) – leading law firms in each jurisdiction since their very foundation in the beginning of 1990‘s.
For nearly two decades, our practices and lawyers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are continuously top-ranked by the most prestigious international legal directories (Chambers Global and Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000). Our recent recognition include Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2012 for the Baltic region; Law Firm of the Year 2012 and 2011 European award for the Baltic States by The Lawyer magazine and Law Firm of the Year 2011: Baltics award for the legal innovation by International Financial Law Review (IFLR).
LAWIN has earned its reputation by consistently being at the heart of the largest and most complex commercial and financial transactions in each jurisdiction and regionally; working with the largest foreign investors in the Baltic States, major local and international businesses, and governments in the Baltics. We pride ourselves with pro bono initiatives and active work to further the development of the local legal environment.
LAWIN is also the exclusive member for the Baltic States of Lex Mundi – the world’s leading association of independent law firms, and World Services Group (WSG). Lex Mundi member firms are admitted only after substantial due diligence and are subject to rigorous quality and peer review procedures in order to retain membership.
With over 140 legal professionals working in five practice groups, LAWIN is ideally positioned to provide the highest caliber, specialized legal services both domestically and on a pan-Baltic dimension.
Year this Office was Established: 1990
Lawyers Worldwide: 130
Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, German, French
Areas of Practice
Admiralty and Maritime
Arbitration / Mediation
Corporate and Business
Employment and Labor
Land Use and Zoning
LAWIN Lepik & Luhaäär has extensive experience in representing an excellent clientele of major multinational companies, international finance and public institutions. The clients of LAWIN Lepik & Luhaäär include Akzo Nobel Group, AT & T Global Network Services, Alta Capital Partners, Barclays Bank PLC, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Coca-Cola Company, Cisco Systems Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank AG, Electrolux, F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Goodyear Dunlop Tires, HSBC Bank Plc., Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Olympus, Societe General, Statoil, Saint-Gobain Group, TNT Express Worldwide, The Bank of New York, Wrigley, UBS, Renaissance Capital, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup.