On 1 January 2024, Aija Lasmane joined the Sorainen partnership and, together with long-serving tax leader Jānis Taukačs, will head the Sorainen Latvia Tax practice, specialising in direct and international tax law and structuring M&A transactions. She has extensive experience in managing transfer pricing projects in collaboration with our international tax network’s WTS Transfer Pricing Centre in the Philippines.

Aija Lasmane joined the Sorainen Latvia Tax team in 2013. Her professional experience in the field of tax consulting and finance goes back as far as 1996, having worked at the tax departments of two of the “big four” and at a leading commercial bank. International Tax Review nominated Aija as a recognised tax expert in the Latvian section for 2024. Aija is a member of the Latvian Tax Consultants Association.

Looking at the future development of the tax consulting practice, Aija emphasises “I want to strengthen our existing reputation as a strategic tax partner, in particular by enabling our clients to grow in export markets, as we collaborate with the tax specialists from the WTS network across over 100 countries.”

Sorainen partner Jānis Taukačs comments on strengthening the Tax team: “The Latvian office, with ten full-time tax experts, can compete with the best tax experts in the country, offering the full spectrum of services at top quality. On our team it’s mostly experienced experts, rather than students, who work on projects. Many subscribers like Sorainen’s tax news and other information that we regularly share with anyone interested. The advantage we have is the integration of our office with the Tax practices in Lithuania and Estonia, as well as the ability to consult together with WTS in any country of the world. Under Aija’s co-leadership, I will be able to focus much more on developing resolutions for tax disputes and indirect tax practice. This is all very good news for our clients.”

As well as this, Sorainen Estonia counsel public procurement expert Kadri Härginen becomes a partner. Kadri is the only practicing attorney in Estonia with a PhD in public procurement law and is a co-author of the Estonian Public Procurement Law Commentary. Kadri heads the firm’s regional Public Procurement & Public Projects team, as well as the equivalent team in Estonia, and works hard to share her knowledge and dedicate time to developing the next generation by mentoring, teaching at Tartu University and educating clients on public procurement matters through the Sorainen Procurement School video series programme.