On 23 January 2009, SORAINEN received the "Law Firm of the Year: Baltics" award in the international PLC Which lawyer? Law Firm Awards 2009. Although these awards have been presented since 2005, this is the first time that a selection has been made for an award of the best law firm in the Baltic States.
The annual PLC Which lawyer? Law Firm Awards aim to recognise the best law firms across the world with awards in regional, national and international categories.
Award winners are selected by online voting, open to over 5,500 in-house counsel from international companies across the globe. Voters are free to pick their own winners or choose from nominees suggested by PLC Which lawyer? researchers.
Aku Sorainen, the firm's managing partner, comments: "Winning this award is a great international recognition of our best efforts to service clients. SORAINEN continuously advises many international corporations and this award is pleasing evidence of recognition from our clients."
Awards organisers explain that SORAINEN was commended in particular for having "good people in all three countries" and for being "well-organised, timely and reasonable".
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