Ms Ieva Andersone > Sorainen > Riga, Latvia > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
KR. VALDEMARA 21
LV-1010 Riga
Latvia

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution & Risk Management, Intellectual Property

Position

Partner, head of the firm’s Competition and Regulatory practice in Latvia

Career

As head of the firm’s Competition and Regulatory practice in Latvia, Ieva Andersone’s focuses on the big picture and strategy in complex regulatory, competition law and intellectual property issues.

IP advice and litigation. In addition to having successfully helped many clients protect against infringements of their intellectual property and misuse of their creative work, Ieva has achieved revocation of infringing trademarks in disputes before Latvia’s Industrial Property Board of Appeal, and a positive result for a famous Latvian poet in a copyright dispute.

GDPR implementation and advice. One area of her practice lies in managing complex GDPR implementation projects for clients in such industries as consumer lending, real estate management, international trading companies, and medical institutions. Another is spreading privacy awareness through lectures and presentations on GDPR, with special focus on communication and marketing. Ieva is especially proud of creating GDPR guidelines for the Latvian association of communication agencies.

Pharmaceutical sector regulations. Ieva has advised many pharmaceutical companies and industry associations on applying Latvian regulations and rules on compensated medicines, advertising pharmaceuticals, and relationships with patients and governmental organizations.

Competition law advice. In advising clients on competition law, her focus is on compliance and prevention. Ieva has assisted clients to achieve a settlement in infringement proceedings, and has organized competition law training for companies in the IT, insurance, food, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Media law and creative industries. For over a dozen years Ieva has served as the Latvian correspondent for the European Audiovisual Observatory newsletter on audiovisual media law, and also acted as the Latvian expert in surveys on such topics as film funding, European audiovisual works and media regulatory bodies. In addition, she has successfully defended TV broadcasters in defamation litigation, provided pro bono advice to the Latvian Association of Journalists on creating a media ombudsman institution, as well as consulting authors and creative individuals on legal matters.

Languages

Latvian, English, Russian

Memberships

  • Latvian Bar Association
  • The Association of Latvian Professional Patent Attorneys

Education

  • University of Montana, USA (visiting scholar), University of Cambridge, UK (LLM in Commercial and European Law, First Class)
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (Dipl. iur., BPhil)

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Shipping and transport

Sorainen has advised on key instructions in the market, including the historic greenfield railway project Rail Baltica, as well as AirBaltica’s €200m issuance of bonds to JP Morgan. Valts Nerets is an expert in disputes, ship arrests, vessel transactions and registrations, and shipbuilding contracts. Another key name is Ieva Andersone, who has been assisting transport companies with competition and regulatory assistance, most notably assisting with the regulatory implications of driverless vehicles. Daivis Švirinas and senior associate Vaiva Mašidlauskienė are also recommended.

Latvia > Shipping and transport

Sorainen has been instructed on key matters in the transport sector, including the historic Rail Baltica greenfield railway project, as well as airBaltica’s €200m issuance of bonds with JP Morgan as global coordinator. Valts Nerets leads the practice and is an expert in disputes, ship arrests, vessel transactions and registrations, and shipbuilding contracts. Another key name is Ieva Andersone, who has been assisting transport companies with competition and regulatory compliance, most notably advising on the regulatory implications of driverless vehicles.

Latvia > IP, IT and telecoms

Sorainen has been a player in several high-stakes patent and trade mark disputes, as well as handling additional advisory work covering IP, IT and telecoms. For example, practice co-head Ieva Andersone recently acted for pharmaceutical giant Sandoz in a recent patent infringement case. She is also experienced in complementary areas such as competition law and regulatory compliance. Andersone’s fellow practice head Andris Tauriņš has also acted in patent litigation and in domain name disputes. He leads the TMT side of the practice, with data protection being a particular area of interest.

Latvia > EU and competition

Sorainen has a strong corporate client base and advises on competition issues concerning heavily regulated markets such as telecoms, financial services, media and pharmaceuticals, among others. Ieva Andersone leads the practice and assists multinational companies with compliance and preventative measures. Rūdolfs Eņģelis is on hand to assist clients in litigation, and has regularly acted in cases before the Latvian Competition Council concerning merger clearance and regulatory violations. At senior associate level, Marika Grunte advises on cartel investigations and abuse of dominance issues.