Dispute Resolution Overview

The SORAINEN Dispute Resolution Team, as one of the biggest specialised teams in the Baltic region, is the first choice for many major local and international companies in high value disputes.

SORAINEN is recommended for its Dispute Resolution Practice by international directories such as The Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global. The Dispute Resolution Team partners are ranked by The Legal 500 among the very few leading individuals for dispute resolution practice in their respective countries.

The team's cases stand out for their complex cross-border nature linked to European Union and international law. In addition to resolving many important cases in first and second instance courts, the team’s lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in supreme courts and constitutional courts. Recent examples include giving an expert opinion for the Estonian Supreme Court as to the constitutionality of the European Stability Mechanism; representing the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers, the Parliament and the Ministry of Finance in the Latvian Constitutional Court; representing the client in the Supreme Court of Lithuania in the first Lithuanian actio Pauliana case to obtain the right to illegally transferred intellectual property; and representing clients in two similar landmark privatisation cases in the Belarusian Supreme Commercial Court.

SORAINEN offers expertise in all key dispute resolution areas in the Baltic States and Belarus, including:

The SORAINEN Estonian office is a member of Shiparrested.com, the only international network devoted to ship arrests. With 200 members across the globe, the network is used and relied upon by the maritime industry when involved in a ship arrest or release anywhere in the world, www.shiparrested.com.

The head of the SORAINEN Dispute Resolution Practice is Carri Ginter.
Local heads of the SORAINEN Dispute Resolution Practice are:

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Experience

  • Representing clients in copyright, trade mark, patent and domain disputes, for example Google...

  • SORAINEN has represented the majority of leading Baltic insurance companies as well as a wide range of insurers. Recent work includes high profile cases concerning policy interpretation issues and carrier's liability.

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  • SORAINEN litigators hold a leading portfolio in defamation cases and have appeared in court for celebrities, entrepreneurs and politicians. The team has recently advised many high profile clients and successfully represented individuals seeking withdrawal of false statements as well as entities wrongfully accused of publishing false statements. In addition to asking a publisher from the Bonnier Group...

  • SORAINEN stands at the forefront of transport and shipping disputes. The team is capable of handling a wide range of complex cases. Recent experience involves successful vessel arrests and negotiations to release vessels from arrest. The team has also advised clients in other maritime matters such as vessel registration issues.

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  • The team has extensive experience in handling complex cross-border fraud and asset tracing work, including obtaining and executing freezing orders. Unique cooperation among SORAINEN offices enables the team to trace assets, collect evidence, obtain preliminary injunctions and enforce court orders abroad more efficiently.

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