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Sorainen
44A Gedimino Ave
LT-01110 Vilnius
Lithuania

Lithuania > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

In headline work, Sorainen advised Ignitis Group on its €450m public offering, making it the largest-ever IPO in the Baltics. The deal illustrates the practice’s strong background in capital markets and Pan-Baltic instructions, but the team is also highly skilled in financing transactions and investment fund structures. Moreover, the group has also focused on growing areas such as fintech, green financing and cryptocurrency. Another area of focus is insurance law, where co-head Tomas Kontautas is a particular individual of note. Former banker Augustas Klezys also leads the team. Clients also single out senior associate Agnė Sovaitė, who specialises in finance and insurance.

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Testimonials

‘It is a reliable and consistent practice, providing relevant context and details to their advice and conclusions. Good team to discuss and look for creative solutions together.’

‘Agnė Sovaitė have been very responsive, efficiently organized regulatory filing process and successfully guided us through a complex regulatory approval process in Lithuania.’

‘Professional and experienced team, always available, supportive and collaborative.’

‘They have really strong professionals in every field, whom we can fully trust, and do not seek any other help from the side. They go deeply into details of the question. As mentioned above, the most valuable qualities is the knowledge of the industry, and wish to go deeper, to understand the specifics in every case and give the advice depending on the context.’

Key clients

Ignitis Group

Bitė Group

State Aid Fund for Business

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Allianz SE

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG)

Council of Europe Development Bank

Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan

Verse Payments Lithuania

UAB Bittiq B.V.

Šiaulių bankas AB

Nuvei Technologies Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising Ignitis Group on preparation for the initial public offering and dual listing on the Nasdaq Vilnius (shares) and London (GDRs) stock exchanges.
  • Advised State Aid Fund for Business on its to fund to support SMEs affected by Covid-19.
  • Advised the Council of Europe Development Bank on providing funding to Kauno autobusai to purchase 100 new solo hybrid buses.

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Sorainen’s forte is in handling large cross-border transactions, with a recent workload including pan-Batlic instructions as well as matters also involving the US and other EU countries. M&A specialist Sergej Butov oversees the team and has a particular interest in the energy and life sciences sectors. Fellow M&A expert and managing partner Laimonas Skibarka is another key name and focuses predominantly on the TMT sector. As well as M&A transactions, the team is also notably adept in private equity and venture capital, where Mantas Petkevičius is a key name of note. The team is also highly skilled in corporate governance work, largely owing to the expertise of Algirdas Pekšys. Senior associate Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis, who has a particular interest in the TMT sector, is another key figure. Evaldas Dūdonis was promoted to the partnership in January 2022.

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Key clients

Bitė Group

PPG

INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund

Polhem Infra

Ignitis Group

Eight Roads

Mondelez

CGTrader

ConHostinger (Germany)

Seven Entertainment

ME Investicija

Dexcom

INVL Sustainable Timberland and Farmland Fund II

Odeon Cinemas Group

Harbortouch

Šiaulių bankas

Lietuvos geležinkeliai

Koinvesticinis fondas

Open Circle Capital

Allianz SE

Pigu

Ignitis Renewables

Work highlights

  • Advised Fortum on the sale of its district heating business in the Baltics to Partners Group.
  • Advised Allianz SE on the acquisition of life and non-life insurance operations, as well as the pension and asset management business, in Poland and Lithuania from Aviva Group.
  • Advised Eight Roads Ventures, Storm Ventures and Notion Capital on a Series A round investment.

Lithuania > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Sorainen has been involved in some high-stakes cases in the Lithuanian market, most notably acting for local businessman Mindaugas Marcinkevičius in a number of cases concerning the VP Group, one of the country’s largest companies. The team’s workload has generally involved commercial arbitration, criminal investigations, procurement and insolvency. Kęstutis Švirinas is particularly known for his expertise in fraud and white-collar criminal law disputes. He heads the team alongside Laurynas Lukošiūnas, an expert in public procurement and EU law. Kazimieras Karpickis was promoted to the partnership in January 2022.

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Kazimieras Karpickis

Testimonials

‘Sorainen’s dispute resolution team appears as one united team committed to go the extra mile. While other law firms would give up, Sorainen continues to search for creative solutions. Further, they do not understand the legal issues, but also have deep industry knowledge.’

‘Kestutis Svirinas is a hardworking guy (even over weekends) and super responsive.’

‘Laurynas Lukosiunas is highly innovative and creative, and always ready to support even on short notice. Good knowledge and understanding of the market.’

‘Sorainen is a leading firm in the Baltics. Partners are strongly connected with domestic corporates and well embedded in their business lines. I have worked with Kestutis Svirinas and his team in a cross-border contentious matter. He is skilful and strategic.’

‘The Sorainen dispute resolution team is distinguished by a wide range of expertise, i.e. commercial, corporate and regulatory disputes, including arbitration and white-collar defence and investigations. Each team member has his/her own specializations that enables them to provide high quality services in complex dispute cases. Also, the law firm has a number of legal experts who specialize exclusively in specific fields of law. Hence, in the event of complex litigation, the Sorainen dispute team has unique opportunity to involve their own experts instead of engaging external experts. ‘

The Sorainen disputes team, when advising on a strategy of further representation, always evaluates significantly the wider spectrum of potential legal actions, including a pros and cons review, which enables us to get a real view on the probability of success.’

‘Kęstutis Švirinas, a partner at Sorainen, is the most shining individual in the team whom we have been working with. We always receive his pragmatic view on every issue we present to him. Moreover, he is very smart in choosing representation tactics in complex cases. He is a universal lawyer having great knowledge and experience in many different legal matters, including criminal law, which enables him to present the best tactics of representation in complex matters.  He is always calm and describes complex problems in a simply way. Therefore this makes us feel safe and confident. I always keep saying that Kestutis is a professional chess player in legal disputes as he never takes the first move without identifying of two or three other options.’

Key clients

Mart Inn Food

Mr. Mindaugas Marcinkevičius

Attexo OU

Heidelberg Cement Northern Europe AB

R.M.D. Grains SAL

Algol Chemicals, UAB

Baltijos kredito sprendimai, UAB

BAB bankas Snoras

AIG EUROPE LIMITED

HIDROSTATYBA, UAB

Ekonovus, UAB

Lietuvos geležinkeliai, AB

Alfa Bank

Šiaulių plentas and Žemaitijos keliai

Work highlights

  • Representing Mindaugas Marcinkevičius in a dispute concerning allegations of large-scale tax evasion and misappropriation of corporate funds against a fellow shareholder in VP Group.
  • Acted for Profarma in a court dispute where the prosecutor of the Lithuanian General Prosecutor’s Office claims that in the public procurement procedure Profarma provided unreasonable prices for Covid-19 testing contracts.
  • Acted for Alfa Bank in disputes regarding loans personally granted by Mr. Vidmantas Kučinskas to Arvi NKP, which operates a fertilizer factory in Kaliningrad.

Lithuania > Employment Tier 1

Sorainen excels in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, and the recent caseloads include assisting with restructuring, mass dismissals and stock option plans. Joint practice head Algirdas Pekšys handles employment and corporate matters and as such is well placed to advise on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Counsel Agnietė Venckienė also leads the team and similarly advises on corporate transactions, sensitive HR issues and setting up operations in Lithuania.

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Testimonials

They give very detailed analysts of every situation.’

This combination of partners and associates have provided clear, concise and timely legal advice for Lithuania and some surrounding countries in which my company has employees. They are responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with!’

 

Key clients

DexCom

HCL Technologies

Nasdaq Alumeco

Bitė Lietuva

McKesson

Metsotec

Unity Technologies

Shift4 Payments

Merck Serono

Wizz Air

Work highlights

  • Advised Dexcon on  opening a global business service centre in Vilnius.
  • Advised Shift4 Payments Lithuania on implementing a US-based stock option plan for Lithuanian employees.
  • Advised Topo grupė UAB on employment matters including drafting of all internal rules and documentation and agreements with the employees.

Lithuania > EU and competition Tier 1

With expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters, Sorainen counts major names in the Lithuanian market such as Fortum and Bite as its key clients. Daivis Švirinas excels in price-fixing and bribery investigations as well as handling competition-aspects of transactions and commercial agreements. Švirinas and Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė jointly lead the team.

Key clients

Allianz SE

Bitė

TV Play

Mezon

Blue Bridge

BMGS

ConHostinger

Eco Baltia

Ekonovus Eurovia

Fenner Dunlop

Fortum Forum Cinemas

Odeon Cinemas Group

Heidelberg Cement

Kalnapilio-Tauro grupė

Kelių priežiūra Knauf Lidl Lietuvos geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways)

Limedika

Gintarinė vaistinė and Norfos vaistinė

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Nuvei Palink

Sandoz

Scandagra Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Bite on multiple legal aspects related to the network sharing agreement concluded between the client and another mobile operator.
  • Advised Fortum on the sale of its district heating business in the Baltics to Partners Group.
  • Advised BMGS, one of the leading Latvian hydro-construction companies, regarding alleged big-rigging in eight public tenders that could have infringed the Law on Competition and Art 101 of the TFEU.

Lithuania > Fintech Tier 1

Sorainen is heavily involved in the fintech market, with it advising a number of well-established players, and also assisting emerging entities through its collaboration Startup Wise Guys, an accelerator programme for local start-ups. The team is led by Tomas Kontautas and Augustas Klezys, with Kontautas predominantly focusing on regulatory compliance and Klezys focusing on licensing work. Other key names include counsel Lina Ragainytė-Mezenė, who has expertise in consumer lending. Another name to note is senior associate Auksė Trapnauskaitė, who recently joined from the Bank of Lithuania and specialises in anti-money laundering.

Testimonials

‘We are pleased to be assisted by Sorainen Lithuania. Deep field knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of consumer lending in local market creates great value. Lina Ragainytė-Mezelė has very deep knowledge of the Lithuanian financial market, particularly, consumer lending.’

‘The Sorainen team was responsive and able to use their strong connections with the Lithuanian regulator to push for a great result for the client.’

Key clients

Nuvei Technologies Corporation

Bittiq B.V.

Smile Money Limited

Lightnet Pte Ltd

Verse Payments Lithuania UAB

Square Inc.

Sezzle Lithuania UAB

CBI Money UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Nuvei Technologies on acquiring Simplex, afintech startup providing fiat infrastructure to the cryptocurrency industry.
  • Advised Bittiq on launching its business across Europe.
  • Advised Verse Payments Lithuania on all issues related to its indirect acquisition by Square.

Lithuania > Projects and energy Tier 1

Sorainen is prominent in projects spanning a number of areas, such as energy, utilities, infrastructure, telecoms and transport. The team’s work in the energy sector has included advising on major wind and solar energy projects. On the transport side, it has notably been involved in the Rail Baltica project. The practice is led by corporate partner Sergej Butov and Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė, whose background is in real estate and construction.

Key clients

Ignitis Group

Lietuvos geležinkeliai

RB Rail

Alauša

Vilnius bus station

E-Energija

GetJet Airlines

Fortum

Directorate of National Cultural Reserve of Vilnius Castles

Enefit

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Roquette Amilina

Allego

Siemens Energy

Homanit Lietuva

Lords LB Asset Management

Grid Solutions SAS

Eika NoMetasta

Work highlights

  • Advised Fortum on the sale of its district heating business in the Baltics to Partners Group.
  • Advised Rail Baltica on all legal matters regarding the development of the Rail Baltica railway.
  • Advising Ignitis Group on setting up a joint venture with renewable energy leader Ocean Winds for the development of offshore wind projects.

Lithuania > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Sorainen advises on major transactions, with additional expertise in areas such as territorial planning, tenancy issues, facility management and environmental law. Aušra Mudėnaitė covers all aspects of real estate and construction, with unique strengths in advising on heritage or protected areas. She co-heads the team with Kęstutis Adamonis, who assists clients with real estate investments and tenancy matters. Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė stands out for his expertise in energy and environmental law. Simonas Skukauskas was promoted to the partnership in early 2022.

Testimonials

‘Aušra is best of the best. Knows a lot and has great strategic thinking. Very professional, open minded and results-driven.’

‘The team really understands both the business and legal practices, which saves a lot of time. Aušra Mudėnaitė – she is sharp, efficient and straightforward. Working with her is easy because of her deep knowledge and experience in the field and because of her uncomplicated attitude towards people.’

Key clients

REInvest Asset Management

Vastint

SBA Group

Palink

Vilnius Airport

Darnu group

Continental

RB Rail AS

Dexcom

Lords LB Special Fund III

North Europe Real Estate Development Fund

NT draudimo grupė

Work highlights

  • Advised Luxembourg-based asset management company REInvest Asset Management andits fund DEREIF SICAV FIS on acquiring the SEB Bank Headquarters building in Vilnius.
  • Advised a division of Vastint Group in Lithuania regarding development of 1,54ha of a former Red Cross hospital site in historical Vilnius Old Town.
  • Advised RB Rail AS (coordinator of Rail Baltica project implementation) in preparation andcomplete alignment of FIDIC White Book and FIDIC Red Book for the Project to be used forconstruction works.

Lithuania > Shipping and transport Tier 1

Sorainen has a well-established presence in the rail, aviation and automotive sectors. Its work covers matters concerning electric vehicles, state aid, aircraft leasing and infrastructure development contracts. Daivis Švirinas advises on competition and regulatory matters, with expertise in EU law and public procurement. He co-heads the practice with senior associate Vaiva Mašidlauskienė, who specialises in commercial contracts and trade law matters.

Testimonials

‘Sorainen are a fantastic legal outfit covering a highly specialised corporate sector in Lithuania. Their knowledge of the market is remarkable. They are very helpful and often taking the lead to find the best and most cost effective way of achieving the client’s goal.’

‘They have a good network of support within their teams who complement their legal capabilities very nicely and making it easier to partner with in legal bids brining that extra bit of local expertise with high professionalism. They are highly reliable and do not step back on, quite often, the verge of tight deadlines.’

‘Vaiva Masidlauskiene (of counsel) is easy to work with and responds swiftly to any enquiry.’

Key clients

Lietuvos geležinkeliai

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Nissan Nordic Europe Oy

Lithuanian autoentrepreneurs association

Toyota Baltic

Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Nissan Nordic Europe Oy

Starmac Aircraft Opportunity II DAC

Exleasingcar UAB

Kelių priežiūra AB

Work highlights

  • Advised the Council of Europe Development Bank on providing funding to Kauno autobusaito purchase 100 new solo hybrid buses.
  • Assisted the Lithuanian Autoentrepreneurs Association with matters related to the changed regulation of registration of transport vehicles in Lithuania.
  • Advised Lietuvos geležinkeliai ‒ the largest state-owned railway company in the Baltics in the dispute with the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania(CRA).

Lithuania > Tax Tier 1

Sorainen’s workload includes advice to clients on tax structuring and pricing agreements, as well as handling issues with tax authorities. Tax specialist Saulė Dagilytė leads the team and is particularly strong in tax structuring cornering major transactions and financings. Recently-promoted partner Indrė Ščeponienė  is a key name for the firm’s disputes work and is also highly skilled in advising on non-contentious matters with the tax administrator. Senior associate Rasa Mikutienė is another name to note.

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Key clients

ERGO Insurance SE

Nordcurrent Group

Lords LB Asset Management

Shift4 Payments Inc.

Ignitis Group

CGTrader

Enerstena

REInvest Asset Management

TC Investicija

SBA Group

Mr. Mindaugas Marcinkevičius – a shareholder of VP Group

ETEA LT (ETEA Group)

Work highlights

  • Advising Ignitis Group on the initial public offering (IPO) and dual listing on the Nasdaq Vilnius (shares) and London (GDRs) stock exchanges.
  • Advising ETEA Group on developing and implementing a modern ethyl alcohol plant in Panevėžys industrial district.
  • Advised CGTrader regarding all Lithuanian corporate ant tax issues in attracting USD 9.5 million in investment. This investment is one the largest venture capital transaction in Lithuania this year so far

Lithuania > TMT Tier 1

Sorainen is highly experienced in advising on private equity and venture capital transactions within the technology space. The team is also well versed in transactions concerning the telecoms, media and entertainment sectors. Managing partner Laimonas Skibarka specialises in corporate transactions within the TMT sphere. He co-heads the practice with counsels Stasys Drazdauskas, who focuses on IT and data protection, and Jonas Kiauleikis, who specialises in corporate and finance transactions relating to TMT.

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Key clients

Bitė Lietuva

Microsoft

Google

Uber B.V.

Eight Roads Ventures

Storm Ventures

Polhem Infra

Pigu

Deeper

CGTrader

Addnode Group

CoInvest Capital

Seven Entertainment

AMC NoSpotify

Nordcurrent Group

Global PayTech Ventures

10Band LLC

Signicat AS

Rocker Sofware

Barclays

Rocket Software

NanoAvionika

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)

Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris

Work highlights

  • Advised Eight Roads Ventures, Storm Ventures and Notion Capital on the largest Series A round funding in Interactio.
  • Advised ConHostinger (Germany) on acquiring a minority stake in Hostinger.
  • Advised the founders and shareholders of Pigu on the sale of their shares to the private equity fund Mid Europa Partners.

Lithuania > Intellectual property Tier 2

Sorainen’s IP team attracts mandates from household name clients such as Google and Spotify, and it has a well-established reputation advising on all aspects of trade mark, patent and copyright law. In addition to being sought after for IP advice, Daivis Švirinas is able to assist with life sciences and competition issues. Stasys Drazdauskas has expertise in digital copyright and domain name issues.

Key clients

Google LLC

National Stock Car Auto Racing Association UAB

Allergan Baltics

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals d.d. filialas

Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics UAB

Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris

Topo grupe UAB 15min UB

About You GmbH

Švaros broliai UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised About You on a trade mark infringement dispute against a knitwear company.
  • Advised Spotify on the statute of limitations regarding copyrights.
  • Advised Švaros broliai on franchise agreements.

Four offices, one team
We are a fully integrated international business law firm with offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus.

With 42 partners and more than 240 lawyers and tax specialists, we have the resources to support our clients on all business law and tax issues involving the Baltic States and Belarus. Founded in 1995, the firm has worked on many significant mandates for international and local clients.

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Corporate and M&A Aku Sorainenaku.sorainen@sorainen.com+372 6 400 910
Corporate and M&A Laimonas Skibarkalaimonas.skibarka@sorainen.com+370 52 685 040
Competition & Regulatory Kaupo Lepaseppkaupo.lepasepp@sorainen.com+372 6 400 939
Corporate and M&A Eva Berlauseva.berlaus@sorainen.com+371 67 365 014
Finance & Insurance Tomas Kontautastomas.kontautas@sorainen.com+370 52 685 040
Finance & Insurance Kiryl Apanasevichkiryl.apanasevich@sorainen.com+375 17 306 2102
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Mr Kęstutis Adamonis photo Mr Kęstutis AdamonisPartner, head of the firm’s Real Estate & Construction team in the…
Ms Dalia Augaitė photo Ms Dalia AugaitėSenior Associate
Ms Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė photo Ms Asta Augutytė-RapkevičienėPartner
Mr Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis photo Mr Mindaugas Dominykas BaniulisAssociate
Mr Aurimas Banys photo Mr Aurimas BanysSenior Associate
Ms Lina Barniškienė photo Ms Lina BarniškienėSenior Associate
Mr Rimantas Bendorius photo Mr Rimantas BendoriusAssociate
Mr Žilvinas Briedis photo Mr Žilvinas BriedisSenior Associate
Mr Sergej Butov photo Mr Sergej ButovPartner, head of the firm’s Corporate and M&A team in Lithuania
Ms Saulė Dagilytė photo Ms Saulė DagilytėPartner, head of firm’s Tax team in Lithuania
Ms Aurelija Daubaraitė photo Ms Aurelija DaubaraitėSenior associate
Ms Edita Daukšienė photo Ms Edita DaukšienėSenior Associate
Ms Goda Drasute photo Ms Goda DrasuteAssociate
Mr Stasys Drazdauskas photo Mr Stasys DrazdauskasCounsel, head of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications team in Lithuania
Mr Evaldas Dūdonis photo Mr Evaldas DūdonisPartner
Ms Aušra Gaurytė photo Ms Aušra GaurytėAssociate
Ms Vitalija Impolevičienė photo Ms Vitalija ImpolevičienėSenior Associate
Ms Almina Ivanauskaitė photo Ms Almina IvanauskaitėSenior Associate
Mr Donatas Jasaitis photo Mr Donatas JasaitisSenior Associate
Mr Kazimieras Karpickis photo Mr Kazimieras KarpickisPartner
Ms Jurgita Karvelė photo Ms Jurgita KarvelėSenior Associate
Mr Jonas Kiauleikis photo Mr Jonas KiauleikisCounsel, co-head of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sector in…
Ms Julija Kirkilienė photo Ms Julija KirkilienėSenior Associate
Ms Irma Kirklytė photo Ms Irma KirklytėSenior Associate
Mr Augustas Klezys photo Mr Augustas KlezysPartner, head of Finance & Insurance sector group in the Baltics and…
Mr Tomas Kontautas photo Mr Tomas KontautasCountry Managing Partner, head of Finance & Insurance team in Lithuania
Mr Tomas Kontautas  photo Mr Tomas Kontautas Partner and Head of the Finance & Insurance in Lithuania
Ms Greta Kubiliūnaitė photo Ms Greta KubiliūnaitėAssociate
Mr Mantas Kušlys photo Mr Mantas KušlysSenior Associate
Mr Auridas Litvinas photo Mr Auridas LitvinasAssociate
Mr Laurynas Lukošiūnas photo Mr Laurynas LukošiūnasPartner, head of firm’s Public Procurement & Public Projects practice in the…
Ms Domantė Lunytė photo Ms Domantė LunytėAssociate
Ms Inga Macijauskaitė photo Ms Inga MacijauskaitėSenior Associate
Mrs Monika Mališauskaite-Vaupšiene photo Mrs Monika Mališauskaite-VaupšieneAs partner and  head of the Competition & Regulatory team in Lithuania,…
Ms Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė photo Ms Monika Mališauskaitė-VaupšienėPartner
Ms Laura Matuizaitė photo Ms Laura MatuizaitėAssociate
Ms Vaiva Mašidlauskienė photo Ms Vaiva MašidlauskienėOf Counsel, co-head of firm’s Transport & Logistics sector group in Lithuania
Ms Rasa Mikutienė photo Ms Rasa MikutienėSenior Associate
Ms Aušra Mudėnaitė photo Ms Aušra MudėnaitėPartner, co-head of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction team in Lithuania
Mr Paulius Murauskas photo Mr Paulius MurauskasAssociate
Ms Ana Novosad photo Ms Ana NovosadSenior Associate
Mr Algirdas Pekšys photo Mr Algirdas PekšysPartner, head of the firm’s Corporate and M&A team in Lithuania
Algirdas Pekšys photo Algirdas PekšysI am a partner with the firm’s Corporate and M&A team. I…
Ms Indrė Pelėdaitė photo Ms Indrė PelėdaitėAssociate
Mr Mantas Petkevicius photo Mr Mantas PetkeviciusAs a partner in the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice, I lead…
Mr Mantas Petkevičius photo Mr Mantas PetkevičiusPartner, head of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital team
Ms Lina Ragainytė photo Ms Lina RagainytėSenior Associate
Ms Gabriele Raizyte photo Ms Gabriele RaizyteAssociate
Mr Darius Raulušaitis photo Mr Darius RaulušaitisCounsel
Mr Julius Raškauskas photo Mr Julius RaškauskasAssociate
Ms Ieva Rimavičienė photo Ms Ieva RimavičienėSenior Associate
Ms Svetlana Rudaja photo Ms Svetlana RudajaAssociate
Mr Laimonas Skibarka photo Mr Laimonas SkibarkaManaging Partner
Ms Gerda Skirbutienė photo Ms Gerda SkirbutienėSenior Associate
Mr Simonas Skukauskas photo Mr Simonas SkukauskasPartner
Mr Sidas Sokolovas photo Mr Sidas SokolovasAssociate
Ms Agnė Sovaitė photo Ms Agnė SovaitėSenior Associate
Ms Simona Stančiukaitė photo Ms Simona StančiukaitėSenior Associate
Ms Jurgita Tekorienė photo Ms Jurgita TekorienėAssociate
Mr Povilas Užkuraitis photo Mr Povilas UžkuraitisPovilas is an associate with the firm‘s Tax team. Having specialized in…
Ms Simona Vaicekauskaitė photo Ms Simona VaicekauskaitėAssociate
Ms Simona Vaitkūnienė photo Ms Simona VaitkūnienėAssociate
Mr Lukas Vaišvila photo Mr Lukas VaišvilaAssociate
Mr Liutauras Vasiliauskas photo Mr Liutauras VasiliauskasAssociate
Ms Agnietė Venckienė photo Ms Agnietė VenckienėSenior Associate, head of Employment practice in Lithuania
Ms Neringa Virbickaitė photo Ms Neringa VirbickaitėSenior Associate
Mr Daivis Švirinas photo Mr Daivis ŠvirinasPartner, head of firm’s Competition practice in the Baltic States and Belarus…
Mr Daivis Švirinas photo Mr Daivis ŠvirinasI head the firm’s Competition practice in the Baltic States and Belarus…
Mr Kęstutis Švirinas photo Mr Kęstutis ŠvirinasPartner, head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management team in…
Ms Indrė Ščeponienė photo Ms Indrė ŠčeponienėPartner
Ms Erika Žigutė photo Ms Erika ŽigutėSenior Associate
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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.

Corporate responsibility

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.