Financial Services & Regulation Overview
The SORAINEN Financial Services & Regulation Practice in the Baltics and Belarus offers comprehensive knowledge of local financial regulators and practical aspects of the conduct of their authorisation, supervision and enforcement procedures.
Approx 20 experienced SORAINEN lawyers work in this practice, some of whom possess in-house experience gained from working in the respective financial regulatory authorities, investment exchanges and major financial institutions. The firm’s lawyers continuously contribute to the development of laws and regulations affecting client business.
The SORAINEN Financial Services & Regulation Practice is appreciated for its extensive experience in the field, its client oriented professional approach and its knowledge sharing with clients and other market participants through updates, seminars and training or round table discussions on topical financial regulation issues.
The firm advises financial institutions in the retail and wholesale sectors, including banks, payment institutions, investment firms, investment and pension funds, trading and settlement systems and other participants in the financial services industry.
SORAINEN is recommended for its Financial Services & Regulation Practice by international directories such as IFLR1000, The Legal 500 (“The team “works very well and is co-ordinated”, being “very experienced on large transactions”.”) and Chambers Europe.
SORAINEN offers expertise in all key financial services & regulation areas in the Baltic States and Belarus, including:
- licensing and authorisations;
- ongoing regulatory advice (prudential, organisational and conduct of business requirements);
- outsourcing in the financial services sector;
- financial products, including new product development;
- marketing and selling restrictions;
- regulatory investigations and enforcement cases;
- anti money laundering and terrorist financing regulations;
- financial and regulatory crime.
SORAINEN has been awarded the title of "Baltic Law Firm of the Year" at the International Financial Law Review European Awards in five years – 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2009 – for advising on the most complex and innovative international transactions in the areas of debt, equity and capital markets, project financing, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. Read more
The head of the SORAINEN Financial Services & Regulation Practice is Tomas Kontautas, whose contacts appear below.
Local heads of the SORAINEN Financial Services & Regulation Practice are: