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Sorainen

KAWE PLAZA, PÄRNU MNT 15, 10141 TALLINN, ESTONIA
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Work +372 640 0900
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Fax +372 640 0901
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Web:
www.sorainen.com
Minsk, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Estonia

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen’s ‘experienced’ banking and finance group, headed by the ‘excellentReimo Hammerberg, hired senior associate Gerd Laub from SEB Bank and associate Kristina Promet from Law Firm Varul. The team advised Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Nordea Bank and Swedbank on a Eurobond refinancing transaction by Eesti Energia, and assisted Northern Horizon Capital with a public offering by its recently established real estate fund. Specialist counsel Paul Künnap is recommended.

Leading individuals

Reimo Hammerberg - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Jane Eespõld - Sorainen

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen’s ‘committed’ team includes co-head Karin Madisson and senior associate Juulika Aavik. Toomas Prangli assisted Livonia Partners with the acquisition of a majority stake in manufacturer Ha Serv and advised Rexel on selling its Baltic operations to Würth Group. Specialist counsel Kadri Kallas left for Law Firm Varul.

Leading individuals

Toomas Prangli - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Paul Künnap - Sorainen

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Sorainen

Sorainenprovides a prompt and appropriate service’, displaying ‘unique knowledge of EU law’. Tallinna Vesi and Statoil Fuel are clients. Key contacts include the ‘sharp-mindedCarri Ginter, ‘constitutional law specialistAllar Jõks and senior associate Kadri Härginen. Senior associate Karl Kask joined from Lextal.

Leading individuals

Carri Ginter - Sorainen

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen fields ‘a superbly orchestrated competition team’, which delivers ‘holistic and carefully crafted advice’. ‘Constitutional law specialistAllar Jõks advised Mootor Grupp on bus transport related public subsidies issues. The ‘unflappableKaupo Lepasepp, who ‘combines deep knowledge with sound legal judgement’, and senior associate Kaspar Endrikson, who has ‘detailed knowledge of EU state aid and the electricity market’, also worked on this matter. Litigator Carri Ginter is involved in disputing the Estonian Air state aid case.

Leading individuals

Kaupo Lepasepp - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Piibe Lehtsaar - Sorainen

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen handles, among other issues, collective bargaining, special agreements and restrictions, terminations and foreign employment matters. Karin Madisson, senior associate Kadri Härginen and associate Hanna Pahk are key contacts.

Leading individuals

Karin Madisson - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Hanna Pahk - Sorainen

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IP, IT and telecoms
IP, IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen’s IP practice regularly handles commercial franchise systems, licensing agreements and litigation. Headed by Kaupo Lepasepp, it is representing Roche Eesti in a complex pharmaceuticals patent dispute, which has been referred to the European Court of Justice. The IT law team, led by senior associate Mihkel Miidla, advises on launching new technological services (Elisa Eesti is a recent client in this regard), compliance matters and data protection.

Leading individuals

Kaupo Lepasepp - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Mihkel Miidla - Sorainen

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Sorainen

At Sorainen, senior associate Paul Künnap regularly handles due diligence, associate Britta Pärk is an environmental expert and senior associate Veiko Vaske is a key contact for planning and building matters. Künnap and Pärk advised East Capital Baltic Property Fund II on the sale of the Mustamäe Keskus shopping centre. Pekka Puolakka heads the practice. Urmas Volens and Kristjan Tamm left for Nove.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

The ‘practical and hands-onKaupo Lepasepp is the key contact at Sorainen. He and senior associate Kaspar Endrikson are representing Finnair Aircraft Finance in bankruptcy proceedings regarding the recovery of four aircrafts, which had been leased to Estonian Air. Highlights also included advising the Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority on the Rail Baltica project.

Leading individuals

Kaupo Lepasepp - Sorainen

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

At Sorainen, ‘perfect negotiator’ and practice head Allar Jõks is ‘one of the best specialists in constitutional law’. With ‘flexible and experienced’ senior associate Tanel Molok, he advised If P&C Insurance on issues related to the taxation of non-resident board members of Estonian businesses. They also act for various clients, including Statoil Fuel and Retail, and Rimi Eesti, in sales tax refund claims.

Leading individuals

Allar Jõks - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Kärt Anna Maire Kelder - Sorainen

Tanel Molok - Sorainen

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