Mrs Viktorija Smirnova-Čerkasa > Sorainen > Riga, Latvia > Lawyer Profile

LV-1010 Riga

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Real Estate & Construction


Senior Associate


Viktorija Smirnova-Čerkasa heads the firm’s Energy & Utilities sector group in Latvia. Having practised law since 2006, she has gained significant experience in the field of real estate.

Practice and theory in the energy sector. Viktorija consults energy sector clients on their legal matters and are currently authoring a book on legal aspects of ensuring natural gas supply security in the European Union.

Real estate industry challenges. Much of her legal practice is devoted to real estate purchase, sale and mortgage transactions, leasing and management issues and matters related to the legal process in the construction field.

Broad perspective. Viktorija Smirnova-Čerkasa provides legal advice on immigration law and commercial law issues and have participated in various merger and acquisition transactions.


Latvian, English, Russian


Latvian Bar Association


  • Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia (LLM in International and European Law, cum laude)
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB)
  • New College Nottingham, UK (International Business course)

Lawyer Rankings

Latvia > Real estate and construction

(Rising stars)

Viktorija Smirnova-Čerkasa Sorainen

Sorainen has a strong pedigree for handling some of the largest real estate development projects and investments in the region. Led by practice heads Lelde Laviņa and recently promoted partner Jorens Jaunozols, it also advises on leases, environmental issues and property litigation, as well as sale and leaseback transactions. Senior associates Viktorija Smirnova-Čerkasa and Andris Vilisons are also noteworthy names.