Raidla Ellex has announced that Elisabet Fura, the former Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman of Sweden, has joined the Estonian firm as a Counsel and, the firm reports, she "will have a leading role in promoting legal cooperation between the two countries."
"Having a former Swedish ombudsman with such an outstanding legal career joining our firm, emphasizes an exceptional supplement to our expertise in Raidla Ellex," said Sven Papp, Partner of Raidla Ellex. He added that Elisabet Fura marks a new beginning for cooperation of Baltic Sea countries as Fura will be associated with promoting business and juridical collaboration between Estonia and Sweden. "According to deal-ranking statistics in the Baltic region we can say that majority has been definitely related with Nordic investments," Papp added. "The Nordic investments activity trend is not upwards now, but in terms of overall deal value, the first position belongs to Nordic companies."
Elisabet Fura commented: "I am very happy to be given this opportunity to contribute to the development of what is already a leading law firm in Estonia, my new adopted country. It is also a source of great satisfaction for me to return to my professional roots since I was for many years an ‘advokat,' member of the Swedish Bar Association, and my professional identity has been shaped by this experience."
According to Raidla Ellex, "Fura has a background of corporate, transport, and bankruptcy law as well as litigation as the judge on the European Court of Human Rights." The firm reports that "Elisabet is working closely with both of Ellex's core teams — the corporate/M&A team and the litigation team," and says that, "Elisabet is without saying also instrumental for the development of Ellex professional relationships within the Nordic countries."
Fura has previously worked with the Swedish Courts and has been a Partner at Sweden’s Advokatfirman Vinge. She has served as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Swedish Bar Association, and from 2003 until 2012 she was a judge at the European Court of Human Rights. In addition she has served as an expert on several parliamentary committees in Sweden.