DealWatch ranks law firm SORAINEN as the top legal adviser based on the number of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital markets (ECM) transactions advised in the Baltic States in 2009. SORAINEN is also ranked No 1 by deal volume in Lithuania and Latvia.
In the DealWatch legal advisers league table for the whole Central and Eastern Europe region, SORAINEN is ranked No 8 by deal volume, alongside major international law firm Clifford Chance. SORAINEN is recognised for advising in 16 transactions qualifying for DealWatch standards with an aggregate disclosed value of USD 150 million (approx EUR 124 million).
SORAINEN has advised clients in more than 500 M&A transactions to date. In 2009, the SORAINEN M&A and Private Equity Team assisted Polish oil concern PKN Orlen in becoming full owner of Mažeikių Nafta – this was one of the largest share acquisition transactions in the Baltics last year. Among other notable transactions, SORAINEN also represented the Latvian state in the bailout and restructuring of Parex banka, advised on the sale of Kaunas Akropolis, operator of one of the largest shopping centres in Lithuania, and advised EBRD in various deals in the Baltics and Belarus.
DealWatch is a financial markets research agency, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor Company, providing a comprehensive source for Emerging Market M&A and ECM transaction information. The DealWatch database includes details on over 30,000 cross-border and domestic M&A and ECM transactions.
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