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Pekka Puolakka

Pekka Puolakka

Partner

Ph:

+372 6 400 927

Mob: +358 50 378 5453
Fax: +371 67 365 001
E-mail: pekka.puolakka@sorainen.com
Office: Estonia , Latvia

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Construction, Mergers & Acquisitions

Languages: Finnish, English, Estonian, Swedish
Experience

Pekka Puolakka is a partner and head of the Real Estate & Construction Practice Group in Estonia, which includes the Construction, Environmental and Real Estate Practice Areas. Pekka has been practising law since 1996.

Previously, Pekka held the role of managing partner of Sorainen in 2009-2014. During the five years of his management the firm grew significantly and increased its market share in the region. Before that Pekka successively acted as office managing partner in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Pekka has participated in and project-managed numerous cross-border M&A transactions. Within the framework of these transactions, he has also taken part in finance and security planning from the legal perspective. Participating in and managing difficult negotiations is the heart of Pekka's practice.

Pekka has been a recommended practitioner in many publications, including:

  • IFLR 1000 in M&A/corporate, project finance, banking and capital markets practices in Estonia praised him as "the fire extinguisher of the firm" and noting that "he sees things in an intelligent manner", and in the M&A/corporate, finance and corporate, banking and finance practices in Latvia;
  • The Legal 500 for the corporate and M&A, EU and competition practices in Latvia. The Legal 500 praised Pekka also as one of the leading individuals in corporate and M&A in Estonia;
  • European Legal Experts for the corporate and finance practices in Estonia and Latvia; and
  • recognised leader lawyer by InterContinental Finance Magazine.

Pekka has authored numerous lectures for business people, lawyers and politicians in the Baltic Region and throughout Europe on legal topics related to competition and public procurement, tax, M&A, and generally doing business in the Baltic Region and in Europe. Pekka is a board member of several organisations, including a company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

Education

University of Lapland, Finland (LLM)

Membership

International Bar Association
Finnish Bar Association
Union of Finnish Lawyers
Associate member of the Estonian, Latvian and American Bar Associations
Associate member of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division
Chairman of the Finnish Trade Guild in Riga, Latvia
Chairman of the Finnish Trade Guild in Vilnius, Lithuania
Member of the management board of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law

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