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Firm Profile


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  • 8th floor, ul. Internatsionalnaya, 36-1
  • Minsk
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220030

Firm profile submitted by Sorainen

Senior Partner: Aku Sorainen
Managing Partner: Laimonas Skibarka and Toomas Prangli
Number of partners: 28
Number of lawyers: 182
Languages: English, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian

Sorainen is a fully integrated law firm with offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. The firm’s core purpose is to increase prosperity in the Baltic States and Belarus by helping clients succeed in business. The firm’s experts specialise both in legal practice areas and business sectors in order to offer commercially savvy legal and tax solutions. The entire firm works under one ISO 9001-certified quality management system and Sorainen uses state-of-the-art technology to share their experience and know-how among the firm’s offices, teams, and sector groups with the aim of always ensuring high efficiency and quality in their work.
Client satisfaction is the real measure of the value of Sorainen’s work, but the firm also appreciates the external recognition gained from the international awards they have won. Sorainen is recognised as a top tier law firm in the region based on rankings by international legal directories—in fact, the firm are the most internationally awarded law firm in the Baltics and Belarus. In 2016, Sorainen became the first Baltic law firm to win the title ‘European Law Firm of the Year’ at the Lawyer European Awards.

Banking & Finance:
Banking, project finance and ppp, capital markets, financial services and regulation and investment funds, structures and pensions practices.
Key clients: BNP Paribas, Citi Venture Capital International, Cofi, Credit Suisse International, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, GE Money Bank, Government of the Republic of Latvia, Handelsbanken, HSBC Bank, HSH Nordbank, International Finance Corporation, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Nordea, SEB Pank, Swedbank

Commercial Contracts:
Distribution and trade, information technology and data protection, intellectual property and pharmaceuticals and life sciences practices.
Key clients: AGA, Apple Inc., Bayer, Barclays Bank, Burger King, Canon, Cisco, eBay, Google, Heinz, Hilton, HTC, Intel, Merck Serono, Microsoft, Nestlé, PZU, Quintiles, Red Bull, Siemens, Sony Music Entertainment Finland, Spotify, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Voxbone

Competition & Regulatory:
Competition, energy and utilities and infrastructure and regulatory practices.
Key clients: AGA, Alpiq, China National Chemical Corporation, Eesti Gaas (Estonia’s main natural gas wholesaler and retailer), EUROCASH1, Forum Cinemas, Fortum Power & Heat, Gasum, Hitachi, Lithuanian Energy, Lotos Petrobaltic, Mantinga, Mineraliniai vandenys, Palink, Sandoz, Statoil, Tele2, Topo centras

Corporate & M&A:
Corporate, employment, investment incentives, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and privatisation practices.
Key clients: ABB, AGA, Aon, BaltCap, Barclays, Bayer, Bridgepoint, British American Tobacco, Chevron, Citi Venture Capital International, Citycon, Coca-Cola, EBRD, Elektroskandia, Ericsson, Estonian Development Fund, Food Union group, Fortum, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, International Finance Corporation, L’Oreal, Mondelēz International, Nasdaq, Orlen, PZU, Sanoma, SAP, Siemens, Skype, Toyota, Xerox

Dispute Resolution:
Dispute resolution and public procurement practices.
Key clients: European Commission, the Estonian Internal Security Service, governments and parliaments of the Baltic States, ministries, municipalities, the defence sector and many state owned enterprises such as hospitals. Additionally from private sector e.g. BMW, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young, Google, Hilton, Kesko, Mast- Jägermeister, Playboy, Stockmann, TomTom

Government Relations & Administrative Law:
Key clients:
Association of Estonian Cities, European Commission, British American Tobacco, Estonian Breweries Association, Estonian Ministry of the Interior, Estonian Ministry of the Environment, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Estonian Association of Mining Enterprises, Estonian Renewable Energy Association, Latvian Association of Fuel Traders, Latvian Government, Latvian Ministry of Finance, Latvian Venture Capital Association, Lithuanian Biomass Energy Association LITBIOMA, Lithuanian District Heating Association, Lithuanian Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Hitachi, Iberdrola, Statoil Fuel & Retail Eesti, the Association of Commercial Banks of Latvia

Key clients:
Aon, CNA Company Insurance Limited, Euler Hermes Kreditversicherungs, ERGO, Gjensidige Forsikring, If P&C Insurance, MAI Central Eastern Europe, PZU

Real Estate & Construction:
Construction, environmental and real estate practices.
Key clients: Apollo Cinema, British American Tobacco, Citycon, Dasos Timberland Fund II, Deka Immobilien, DHL, Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Riga, Event Hotel Group, Hesburger, Irish Forestry Fund, YIT Ehitus, Merko, Metrostav, MG Valda, Nekilnojamojo turto gama, Northern Horizon Capital, Olympic Entertainment Group, Peikko, Plesko Real Estate, PPS Pipeline Systems, Rimi Eesti Food, SEB Group, Technopolis, VCA Baltic Retail Fund

Tax & Customs:
Key clients:
AIG, AirBaltic, AON, Baltic Property Trust, Euler Hermes Kreditversicherungs, Gjensidige Baltic Heidelberg Druckmaschinen, Hitachi, Iberdrola Renovables, Philips Baltic, Siemens, Stockmann, Toyota Baltic


  • Kr. Valdemāra iela 21,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV 1010
  • Tel +371 67 365 000
  • Fax +371 67 365 001
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Jogailos 4,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-01116
  • Tel +370 52 685 040
  • Fax +370 52 685 041
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 8th floor, ul. Internatsionalnaya, 36-1,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220030
  • Tel +375 17 306 2102
  • Fax +375 17 306 2079
  • Email : [email protected]