Ms Marika Grunte > Sorainen > Riga, Latvia > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
KR. VALDEMARA 21
LV-1010 Riga
Latvia

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory

Position

Senior Associate

Career

As a senior associate with the firm’s Commercial and Regulatory practice, Marika Grunte focus on competition law. Her main mission with Sorainen is to share competition law knowledge and experience with our clients in order to reduce competition risks in their daily business activities, as well as to find the most appropriate solutions once risks have been identified.

Complex cases with high stakes. Marika view competition law as one of the most exciting areas of legal practice. Most cases, regardless of whether they are related to cartels or abuse of a dominant position, are not straightforward, while the stakes are always high because of the considerable financial sanctions imposed in cases involving breach.

Competition Council background. Previous experience at the Latvian Competition Council as deputy head of their legal department and as head of the cartel department provided an extremely useful background to her current daily professional working experience.

Merger control. M&A deals often require approval from the competition authorities. Marika Grunte has assisted clients in numerous merger cases before the Competition Council, and her experience includes some of the largest and strategically most significant transactions in Latvia and the Baltics within key industries.

Languages

Latvian, English, Danish, Russian

Education

University of Latvia, Latvia (lawyer qualification)

Lawyer Rankings

Latvia > EU and competition

(Rising stars)

Marika Grunte  – Sorainen

Sorainen is notably adept at advising on issues concerning major public utilities and services, counting Riga City Council as a key client. Ieva Andersone leads the team, which is instructed in abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations and merger control matters. It also advises on state aid, among other areas. The group is notably active in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and TMT. Names to note include Rūdolfs Eņģelis, Eva Berlaus, and senior associate Marika Grunte, who is highlighted for her ‘practical and holistic approach‘.