About us

Four offices, one team

We are a leading fully integrated regional business law firm with offices throughout the region, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus.

With 32 partners in our regional partnership and more than 200 lawyers and tax specialists, we have the resources to support our clients on all business law and tax issues involving the Baltic States or Belarus. Founded in 1995, the firm has more than 80,000 cases on its track record, along with over 1000 M&A transactions to date.

  • Founded in 1995
  • 32 partners
  • 200+ lawyers & tax advisers
  • 80,000+ cases
  • 10,000+ clients

Over 10,000 clients, one approach

We closely partner with businesses – local, regional and international – to fulfil our core purpose: to increase 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.

Leda Iržikevičienė

COO of Sorainen

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:

Avokaado, a cloud-based legal software platform for automating contracts and know-how

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

A shared mission

At Sorainen, we are committed to making the world a better place. In order to make a difference, we support initiatives that we believe in.

Sorainen Estonia supports the international educational exchange organisation Youth for Understanding in Estonia, the annual “Let’s Do It” (“Teeme ära”) environmental clean-up campaign, Tartu University Hospital Children’s Foundation and the charity company MTÜ Naerata Ometi in addition to the “Let’s Donate Time“ („Annetame aega“) charity, which seeks to engage more people in charity initiatives. The Estonian office also 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 co-operates with and supports the activities of the Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society. The Latvian office also takes part in the Santa Fun Run in Old Riga to raise funds for the rehabilitation of sick children.

Sorainen Lithuania supports the Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”, and the staff take part in the annual “Let’s Do It” (“Darom”) environmental clean-up campaign.

An important goal for Sorainen is improving the economic and legal environment in the countries where we practise law. As a member of organisations such as bar associations, we often advise on drafting legislation.

In the Baltic States, Sorainen was among the founders of the local private equity and venture capital associations EstVCA, LatVCA and LitVCA, and is on a mission to build a viable ecosystem for capital markets.

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 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 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.