Aku Sorainen

Aku Sorainen

Vecākais partneris, zvērināts advokāts

Tālr.:

+372 6 400 910

Mob.: +372 5 019 653
Fakss: +372 6 400 901
E-pasts: aku.sorainen@sorainen.com
Birojs: Igaunija

Prakses jomas:

Uzņēmumu apvienošana un iegāde, Privātais kapitāls

Valodas: Somu, Angļu, Igauņu, Vācu, Zviedru
Experience

Aku Sorainen is the senior partner of a leading international law firm SORAINEN, which he founded in 1995 in Estonia and later expanded to Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Today leading a partnership of 24 partners and over 160 lawyers in total, he has spent several intensive years in developing the organisation and quality management system of the firm. Aku is the senior vice-chairman of the Law Firm Management Committee at the International Bar Association, the global voice of the legal profession. Chambers, most influential of international legal directories, highlights him as an 'eminent practitioner', which notes highly influential lawyers who, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in the team.

Aku has significant experience in advising local and foreign corporations and investors in the Baltic States and Belarus. He has worked primarily in the fields of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and real estate law. Aku is a recommended lawyer in many publications, including:

  • Chambers Global in corporate and commercial law practices: "Aku is praised for his broad expertise and experience on a range of M&A transactions. He is considered to be one of the market's most accomplished practitioners”;
  • Chambers Europe  in corporate and commercial law commenting: "Aku Sorainen is ‘an absolute rainmaker’ who has driven the firm’s growth"; "Founding partner Aku Sorainen is a well-established practitioner advising investors on M&A and real estate transactions. He assists clients with complex strategic issues."
  • Best Lawyers for corporate and M&A, private equity law practices;
  • European Legal Experts for corporate and finance law practices in Estonia.

Aku wrote one of the first analyses of Baltic business law acts in English in the early 1990s as his master thesis, which the Association of Finnish Lawyers published in 1993 with the heading „A Foreign Investor in the Baltics: a legal study about the possibilities of a foreign investor to begin business activity and obtain real estate in the Baltics".

In 2015, Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, honoured Aku with the Knight’s Cross, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland for decades of work in developing relations between Estonia and Finland and for supporting Finnish businesses in the Baltic-Belarusian region.

Aku is one of the founding members of the Estonian Service Industry Association. The aim of the Association is to support development of high value-added service providers and knowledge based entrepreneurship in Estonia, to more clearly emphasise the value of investing in educated personnel, thus increasing the competitiveness of Estonian companies and the entrepreneurship environment. Additionally Aku was a founding member of NGO FinanceEstonia, a public private partnership with the aim of promoting export of Estonian financial services, related support services and technologies.

Moreover Aku is honorary consul of Malta in Estonia and supports various charitable projects, including being a partner for the Good Deed Foundation


Personal assistant: Eva Oruvee
Assistant's telephone: +372 6 400 902
Assistant's e-mail: eva.oruvee@sorainen.com

Education

University of Lapland, Finland (LLM)
Harvard Business School, Executive Education, USA (Course on law firm management)
Riga Graduate School of Law under the Stockholm School of Economics, Latvia (Diploma in International Trade Law)
Scils Finland in cooperation with the International University of Monaco (IUM) (Certificate of Business Administration)
Courses in various countries on M&A and International Business Law

Membership

Finnish Bar Association
Estonian Bar Association (first foreign citizen to be accepted)
International Bar Association (senior vice-chair of the Law Firm Management Committee)
Latvian Bar Association (associate member)
Lithuanian Bar Association (associate member)

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