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Toomas Prangli; Piret Jesse; Karin Madisson
Other key lawyers:
Lauri Liivat; Triin Ploomipuu
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Sorainen has an impressive offering in corporate criminal law, corruption cases and constitutional review, and regularly represents public authorities and corporates in the insurance, financial services and manufacturing sectors. The Estonian office is also able to call on the wider firm's pool of experts in Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, and stands out for its international arbitration work. Carri Ginter is particularly recommended for his EU law expertise; he jointly heads the practice with Allar Jõks, who focuses on representing individuals in litigation with the state. Norman Aas heads the embedded risk management and corporate crime team within the practice.
Carri Ginter; Allar Jõks; Norman Aas
The Office of the President
Tenova India Private
Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority
Daxin Group Companies
Tallinna Jäätmete Taaskasutuskeskus
Employment Tier 1
The team at Sorainen handles a wide range of employment law matters, including collective bargaining, employee terminations, restructuring, management incentives, immigration and privacy. It is particularly recommended for international corporates looking to set up business in Estonia. Sector strengths include retail, IT and life sciences. Karin Madisson heads the practice, and has significant expertise in employment disputes and in corporate law.
EU and competition Tier 1
The practice at Sorainen has unique experience of infrastructure-related competition disputes, including in rail, gas, renewable energy, trade issues and port fees and water tariffs. Senior associate Piibe Lehtsaar is noted for her expertise in dawn raids and resulting proceedings conducted by the European Commission. Technology and telecoms expert Mihkel Miidla jointly heads the team with litigator Kaupo Lepasepp. The latter is an acknowledged expert in the energy and utilities sector and specialises in tariff regulation. He also handles abuse of dominance issues and misdemeanour proceedings.
Kaupo Lepasepp; Mihkel Miidla
Other key lawyers:
Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority
TREV-2, the Estonian subsidiary of Eurovia
RB Rail AS
IP, IT and telecoms Tier 1
Sorainen's practice is highly recommended for both IP and technology matters. Key areas of work include trade marks, domain names, unfair competition, parallel import, counterfeiting and IP disputes. The practice also handles data protection, regulatory and compliance, and telecoms disputes. IT and telecoms specialist Mihkel Miidla jointly heads the team with IP expert Kaupo Lepasepp, who also advises on setting up international distribution networks.
Shipping and transport Tier 1
Sorainen fields a full-service transport practice that particularly stands out for its road and maritime experience and for its EU law expertise. The team has a prominent interdisciplinary technology and data protection component, with a niche in smart and interconnected vehicles. Practice head Kaupo Lepasepp has a background in public and international trade law, and expertise in the rail sector. Senior associate Cathriin Torop is noted for advising innovative transport companies and technology companies working for transport sector clients.
Other key lawyers:
Finest Bay Area Development
The Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority
Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS
Tax Tier 1
Sorainen’s tax and customs team has a strong reputation for compliance and advisory work, and handles transfer pricing and due diligence for corporate clients. The practice has advised the Estonian Ministry of Finance and the Estonian Financial Supervision authority. Group lead Paul Künnap regularly deals with tax issues arising from corporate restructuring. Of counsel Kärt Anna Maire Kelder is noted for her experience in international tax structuring, and in regulated sectors including energy and pharmaceuticals. Senior associate Tanel Molok represents clients in both misdemeanour and administrative proceedings.
Sorainen has a strong presence across the Baltic states and in Belarus, advising domestic and international banks and financial institutions on significant transactions. Other key areas of work include blockchain finance and ICOs, and capital raising through structured notes and bond issues. Practice head Paul Künnap is experienced in venture capital and private equity transactions. Associate Jane Eespõld is noted for her work in financial services and regulations, and the team has handled licensing for credit and payment institutions and the development of new products.
Other key lawyers:
Citibank, Société Générale and Nordea Bank
LHV Varahaldus (LHV asset management)
Estonian Ministry of Finance
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
European Commission’s Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS)
Nexo Capital Inc.
Northern Horizon Capital
OP Corporate Bank
Bolt (formerly Taxify)
Vienna Insurance Group
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Sorainen particularly stands out for its record in retail sector real estate transactions. Other key areas of work include planning, leasing and construction. The practice assists an impressive roster of pan-Baltic investors and developers. Paul Künnap, who advises on real estate transactions, heads the team jointly with Piret Jesse, who is noted for her experience as a mediator in construction disputes.
Paul Künnap; Piret Jesse
FinEst Bay Area Development Oy
AS HKScan Estonia
Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS
1Tower Group OÜ
Harjumaa Omavalitsuste Liit
Sorainen > Firm Profile
Four offices, one team
We are a fully integrated regional business law firm with offices throughout the region, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus.
With more than 200 lawyers and tax specialists, we have the resources to support our clients on all business law and tax issues involving the Baltic States or Belarus. Founded in 1995, the firm has more than 80,000 cases on its track record, along with over 1,000 M&A transactions to date.
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|Corporate and M&A||Laimonas Skibarkaemail@example.com||+370 52 685 040|
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|Ms Krista Ševerev||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Norman Aas||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Jane Eespõld||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Kaspar Endrikson||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Dr Carri Ginter||Partner, head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management practice in…||View Profile|
|Ms Gerli Helene Gritsenko||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Andra Grunberg||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Kadri Härginen||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Mari Haamer||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Allar Jõks||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Piret Jesse||Partner and head of our Corporate and M&A practice in Estonia||View Profile|
|Mr Paul Künnap||Partner, head of Real Estate & Construction and Tax & Customs in…||View Profile|
|Dr Kaido Künnapas||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Mari Karja||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Raul Kartsep||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Karl Kask||Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Kärt Anna Maire Kelder||Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Kirsi Johanna Koistinen||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Olivia Kranich||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Kätlin Krisak||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Marit Kukk||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Oliver Kuusk||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Liisa Maria Kuuskmaa||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Lise-Lotte Lääne||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Piret Lappert||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Miss Piibe Lehtsaar||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Vladislav Leiri||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Kaupo Lepasepp||Country managing partner and head of the firm’s Competition & Regulatory practice…||View Profile|
|Mr Lauri Liivat||Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Albert Linntam||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Karin Madisson||Partner, co-heads the Corporate and M&A team of the Estonian||View Profile|
|Ms Mirjam Metsik||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Mihkel Miidla||Partner and head of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector and Data…||View Profile|
|Ms Sandra Mikli||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Tanel Molok||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Illimar Pärnamägi||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Juliana Pavilovska||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Maria Pihlak||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Toomas Prangli||Partner and Co-head of the firm’s Corporate and M&A team in Estonia||View Profile|
|Ms Mirell Prosa||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Liisa-Maria Puur||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Heidi Rand||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Britta Retel||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Mario Sõrm||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Piret Schasmin||Associate||View Profile|
|Kätlin Helena Sehver||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Aku Sorainen||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Nele Suurmets||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Robin Teever||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Isabella Barbara Tisenhusen||Of Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Monika Tomberg||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Triin Toom||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Cathriin Torop||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Ieva Tumalavičiūtė||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Mirjam Vichmann||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Kamilla Alma Vilderson||Associate||View Profile|
Staff FiguresPartners : 33 Lawyers & tax advisers : 200+ Business services professionals : 100+
LanguagesEnglish Russian German French Polish Finnish Swedish Estonian Latvian Lithuanian
MembershipsIBA (International Bar Association) Estonian Bar Association Latvian Bar Association Lithuanian Bar Association
Supporting diversity by responding to individual needs
At Sorainen we believe that diversity breeds success, so it is essential to respond to the individual needs of our team members. With that in mind we are continuously developing and implementing solutions such as flexible work arrangements and alternative career path options.
Five of our lawyers are currently working remotely from Berlin, Brussels, London and Paris. Several people in recent years decided to take advantage of our temporary time-off arrangements, spending up to a year with their families or on their personal projects. Additionally, we recently introduced an alternative career path option for lawyers wishing to shift their focus from client projects to supporting colleagues with their practical working know-how and in the field of knowledge management.
Topics of work-life balance and flexible working approach are under active discussion and are also implemented in our firm’s procedures. We have a set of activities that support colleagues returning from parental leave – from part-time work arrangements to an environment allowing children being brought to work and family events. That way we can ensure that our clients are advised by happy and enthusiastic lawyers of different genders, nationalities and age groups.
At Sorainen, we are committed to making the world a better place. In order to make a difference, we support initiatives that we believe in.
Sorainen Estonia supports the international educational exchange organisation Youth for Understanding in Estonia, the annual “Let’s Do It” (“Teeme ära”) environmental clean-up campaign, Tartu University Hospital Children’s Foundation and the charity company MTÜ Naerata Ometi in addition to the “Let’s Donate Time“ („Annetame aega“) charity, which seeks to engage more people in charity initiatives. The Estonian office also has a long-standing cooperation with the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as Bethel’s Centre of Pastoral Care, which helps at-risk children and families.
Sorainen Latvia co-operates with and supports the activities of the Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society. The Latvian office also takes part in the Santa Fun Run in Old Riga to raise funds for the rehabilitation of sick children.
Sorainen Lithuania supports the Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”, and the staff take part in the annual “Let’s Do It” (“Darom”) environmental clean-up campaign.