Аку Сорайнен

Аку Сорайнен

Старший партнер

Тел.:

+372 6 400 910

Моб.: +372 5 019 653
Факс: +372 6 400 901
E-mail: aku.sorainen@sorainen.com
Офис: Эстония

Направления
юридической
практики:

Недвижимость, Слияния и поглощения, Частный капитал

Языки: Финский, Английский, Эстонский, Немецкий, Шведский
Experience

Aku Sorainen is the senior partner of leading regional law firm Sorainen, which he founded in 1995 in Estonia and later expanded to Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. The firm is fully integrated and has grown organically to 29 partners and over 180 lawyers in total. Aku spent several intensive years in developing the organisation, its integrated processes and the partnership structure.

With significant experience in advising local and foreign corporations and investors in the Baltic States and Belarus, Aku has worked primarily in the fields of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and real estate law. He is a recommended lawyer in many publications, including:

  • Chambers Global in corporate and commercial law practices: "Aku is praised for his broad expertise and experience on a range of M&A transactions. He is considered to be one of the market's most accomplished practitioners”.
  • Chambers Europe  in corporate and commercial law commenting: "Aku Sorainen is ‘an absolute rainmaker’ who has driven the firm’s growth"; "Founding partner Aku Sorainen is a well-established practitioner advising investors on M&A and real estate transactions. He assists clients with complex strategic issues."
  • Best Lawyers for corporate and M&A, private equity law practices.
  • European Legal Experts for corporate and finance law practices in Estonia.

Although of Finnish origin, Aku wrote one of the first analyses of Baltic business laws for his master thesis. Entitled “A Foreign Investor in the Baltics: a legal study about the possibilities of a foreign investor to begin business activity and obtain real estate in the Baltics" the thesis was published by the Association of Finnish Lawyers in 1993, marking the beginning of his career in the Baltic States.

In 2015, Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, honoured Aku with the Knight’s Cross, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland for two decades of work in developing relations between Estonia and Finland and for supporting Finnish businesses in the Baltic-Belarusian region.

Aku is one of the founding members of the Estonian Service Industry Association and the NGO FinanceEstonia, a public private partnership with the aim of promoting export of Estonian financial services, related support services and technologies. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Tartu University from 2010 to 2015 and co-chairman of the Law Firm Management Committee at the International Bar Association in 2015 and 2016. 

In addition, Aku is honorary consul of Malta in Estonia and supports various charitable projects, including being a partner for the Good Deed Foundation


Personal assistant: Eva Oruvee
Assistant's telephone: +372 6 400 902
Assistant's e-mail: eva.oruvee@sorainen.com

Education

University of Lapland, Finland (LLM), 1993.
Harvard Business School, Executive Education, USA (Course on law firm management), 2008.
Riga Graduate School of Law under the Stockholm School of Economics, Latvia (Diploma in International Trade Law), 1999
Scils Finland in cooperation with the International University of Monaco (IUM) (Certificate of Business Administration), 2001
Courses abroad on law firm management, M&A and International Business Law.

Membership

Finnish Bar Association
Estonian Bar Association (first foreign citizen to be accepted)
International Bar Association
Latvian Bar Association (associate member)
Lithuanian Bar Association (associate member)

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