Investment Funds, Structures & Pensions Awards and recognition

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 Sorainen Investment Funds, Structures & Pensions Practice Area is recommended by many major international legal directories. Below are some selected quotes:

Sorainen is the only single pan-Baltic firm, operating in all three Baltic states. The firm spread further afield this year, opening an office in Minsk in early 2008. This cross-border array is striking a chord with clients. "We took Sorainen on because it was a known brand across all three jurisdictions," says one client.

Pan-Baltic firm Sorainen is viewed as a young and aggressive practice that is making inroads on competitors, particularly in the banking and finance market. "They are very visible, and they have technical ability," says one competitor. "They have the resources to move quickly." Clients are happy with the firm too, with one saying: "I have worked with them on two or three deals. We were very successful and had a good co-operation with them."

One partner comments that Sorainen [...] is "young and energetic", which is the way many competitors view the only single pan-Baltic firm. One client says he decided to use the firm "because local operators recommended them from hard-nosed practical experience". The client adds: "Sorainen are top class and a professional group."

Sorainen is developing a strong banking and finance practice that is making the market sit up and take notice. Clients like the approach the firm brings to its work: "They are proactive, flexible and familiar with the clients' and banking markets' needs," says one. "They are a leading law firm that supports banks with their expertise in the field of company restructuring. They are very professional and commercial, and act in reasonable and co-operative manner."

Legal 500
The team "works very well and is co-ordinated", being "very experienced on large transactions". Lead partner Reimo Hammerberg delivers "outstanding service and great wisdom".

"Diligence, precision, professionalism" are hallmarks for Sorainen's banking team [...].

[...] a team that is "professional and timely which is crucial during tight-deadline deals", confirms a client.

Chambers Europe
The firm's pan-Baltic presence is highly regarded, and on the back of this it has secured some notable mandates spanning the Baltic states. "They're all about solving problems, and giving fast and focused advice that you can use straight away." Reimo Hammerberg is noted by clients as a dynamic banking lawyer who is "highly motivated and always eager to deliver".

This young and energetic team stands out for the broad scope of its expertise and the variety of its instructions. Clients comment: "The lawyers have a really positive approach and are able to meet our exacting demands when it comes to quality and efficiency."

Clients commend this practice for its "extraordinary service", clarifying that it is "pragmatic, transaction-focused, insistent and highly reliable".

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