Legal 500 ranks FORT among the Leading Law Firms in the Baltics
In April, international guide to law firms – Legal 500 – has published the latest rankings of law firms The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017. They compile data from Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Just like in the previous years, FORT is recognized to be one of the leading law firms in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania acknowledging expertise and experience of the FORT team.
FORT has received the highest rank (“Top-tier firm”) in real estate and construction practice areas, as well as commercial, mergers and acquisitions. Furthermore, FORT has been noted in the banking and finance practice area, dispute resolution, IP, IT and telecoms, European Union and competition law, shipping and transport practice area.
Four FORT lawyers – Jānis Līkops (Latvia), Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff (Estonia), Minni-Triin Park (Estonia), Rene Frolov (Estonia) – are listed in the elite section of “Leading individuals” for their excellent professional performance. Concurrently, several FORT experts from Estonia are ranked in the category “Next generation lawyers”: Kirsti Pent in banking and finance law, Margus Kõiva in the commercial, corporate, and mergers and acquisitions, Andreas Veeret in dispute resolution, and Kätlin Kiudsoo in shipping and transport.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 rankings have singled out 22 legal practitioners of FORT: Jānis Līkops, Sandis Bērtaitis, Ieva Judinska-Bandeniece, Ramona Miglāne, Uldis Judinskis, Roberts Prūsis, Ieva Balcere, and Edgars Turlajs from Latvia, Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff, Minni-Triin Park, Kirsti Pent, Katri Tšesnokov, Kätlin Kiudsoo, Rene Frolov, Jaana Nõgisto un Margus Kõiva from Estonia, Andrius Mamontovas, Mindaugas Kiškis, Mantas Meizeraitis, Laimonas Maciulis, and Ruta Radzeviciute-Meizeraite from Lithuania.
Legal 500 is an independent international legal rating agency, which compiles and updates data about global market of legal services on yearly basis. The evaluation depends on several criteria, matters conducted by the law firm in the previous year, their experience, and team, speciality, and client references among other.