Capital Markets Awards and recognition
SORAINEN has been named “Baltic Law Firm of the Year” four times at the International Financial Law Review European Awards 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. SORAINEN received these awards for advising on the most complex and innovative international transactions in the areas of equity and capital markets, debt, project financing, restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions. Read more
The SORAINEN Capital Markets Practice is recommended by many major international legal directories. Below are some selected quotes:
Rivals view it as an aggressive competitor, but clients like the way this approach is translated into service. "The service was tight, it was crunchy. They turned around the work quickly. It was relevant. I was a happy customer," says one client. Reimo Hammerberg heads the banking and finance team, and is described as "an excellent lawyer" by one banking client.
Clients are very pleased with the quality of the firm's service. "They were responsive and knew the market well," says one. "The integrated service across all three jurisdictions was fairly seamless from our perspective."
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."
SORAINEN is described by peers as "an active and consistent firm in terms of capital markets".
SORAINEN has also developed a niche advising its clients on matters related to derivative products, and the possible listing and trading of these in regulated markets.
The 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 [...].
SORAINEN "is excellent, its lawyers are skilled, and respond quickly" [...].
[...] a team that is "professional and timely which is crucial during tight-deadline deals", confirms a client.
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 hold this squad in high regards, because it "takes the initiative to solve our problems and the whole firm is ready to promptly serve, meaning that quality and service do not depend only on a single individual". The integrated pan-Baltic network is another aspect of the firm that the clients appreciated.