About us

Four offices, one team

We are a fully integrated international business law firm with offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus.

With 33 partners and more than 240 lawyers and tax specialists, we have the resources to support our clients on all business law and tax issues involving the Baltic States and Belarus. Founded in 1995, the firm has worked on many significant mandates for international and local clients.

  • Founded in 1995
  • 33 partners
  • 240+ lawyers & tax advisers
  • 80,000+ cases
  • 15,000+ clients

Over 15,000 clients, one approach

We closely partner with businesses – local, regional and international – to fulfil our core purpose: to grow prosperity in the Baltic States and Belarus by helping clients succeed in business.

In working towards our core purpose, we adhere to the firm’s corporate values:

  • Client focus & business-mindedness: We help clients succeed by providing exact solutions for their business needs.
  • Excellence & innovation: We strive for excellence in everything we do, and everyone on our team plays a part in it. We excel through constant personal development and innovation.
  • Teamwork & sharing of know-how: While individual initiative and creativity are always encouraged, teamwork is at the root of everything we do.
  • Ethics & respect: Reliability, integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business. We act courteously and respectfully towards each other and towards everyone we work with.

Diverse expertise, one business services system

Sorainen’s offices operate together as a single ecosystem under a single ISO 9001-certified quality management system. We use cutting-edge technology to share our experience and know-how between our offices, teams and sector groups. When our lawyers are confronted with an issue they can immediately draw on the vast experience Sorainen holds across all our jurisdictions, meaning they don’t have to spend so much time on research and can focus more on creating legal solutions that are just right for the client’s needs.

Sorainen employs modern legal technologies & AI:

Green Meadow Document Drafter – a document automation tool

Luminance, a form of artificial intelligence technology which streamlines M&A due diligence processes

xLaw, a knowledge management system helping lawyers enhance efficiency

Doing good as lawyers and living right

At Sorainen, we are committed to making the world a better place and supporting initiatives that we believe in. Our sustainability strategy is built on three pillars: doing good with our legal work, supporting charities and living right.

Legal work. As a law firm, we can make the largest impact by using our knowledge of law, so we:

  • help and educate students
  • work pro bono
  • advise on drafting better legislation
  • serve on boards and organise in NGOs
  • speak up on legal issues in public
  • develop new and sustainable areas of law
  • always follow our values when signing and servicing clients

Most of our pro bono work is done in the framework of the Shared Mission programme. This programme was launched in 2020 to support faster recovery of our region from the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. EUR 100,000 worth of legal and tax support was distributed to over 20 organisations during the year, with more than 40 lawyers working on cases. The programme’s success made us certain that we need to continue with the programme.

Supporting charities. Every year, we take part in charitable activities.

We often use firm events to support charitable causes

  • Let’s Donate Time – our firm gives one day off a year to all employees to do charitable work
  • Let’s Do It (“Teeme ära”) – environmental cleanup campaigns
  • Sorainen Estonia has a long-standing cooperation with the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as Bethel’s Centre of Pastoral Care, which helps at-risk children and families.
  • Sorainen Latvia cooperates with the Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society and supports the charity marathon Dod Pieci which takes place before Christmas and is organised by Radio Pieci.
  • Sorainen Lithuania supports the Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”. In 2019 the firm opened a coworking space for students at Vilnius University as a “thank you” gift.
  • Sorainen Belarus supports Imena Media – a non-commercial charitable media platform, on which thousands of people collect money for NGOs that solve social problems in Belarus.

What is really great is that our people are individually very active for charitable causes – as founders, board members and supporters of NGOs, and volunteers for good causes. As a team, we are happy to join in when our colleagues reach out.

Living right. We adhere to certain principles.

  • Saving the environment. We work towards increasingly sustainable offices where sorting rubbish, avoiding plastic and using energy-saving equipment is the rule.
  • Respecting all people. We believe that all people were created equal, and we show this with our actions and HR policies.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals close to our heart

Like many organisations, we have also selected the UN Sustainable Development Goals that are closest to our heart and resonate most with our daily activities.

Find us in the international rankings. Band one

Client satisfaction is the real measure of success for the work we do, but we also value the external recognition gained from the international awards we have won. We are featured as a top tier law firm in the Baltic region based on rankings by the legal directories The Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and IFLR1000, as well as the transaction league table Mergermarket.

We have received awards from:

The Lawyer

European Law Firm of the Year in 2016, and Baltic Law Firm of the Year in 2017, 2016 and 2014 for its impressive growth, strategic development and strong international clientele.

Chambers Europe

Baltic Law Firm of the Year in 2014, recognising the firm for its excellence in client service, and for having the highest profile, the most innovative work and the most impressive strategic growth.

IFLR

Baltic Law Firm of the Year in 2021, 2020, 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2009 for advising on the most complex and innovative international transactions in the areas of project financing, restructuring and M&A, as well as debt, equity and capital markets.

Mergermarket

Baltic Legal Adviser of the Year in 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2008 for advising on the largest number of M&A transactions and for the highest total value of transactions in the Baltic states.

International Tax Review

Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010; and Baltic States Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year in 2018 and 2013, for providing the most innovative international and cross-border tax advice.