On 6 December, Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, honoured Aku Sorainen, founder and senior partner of Sorainen, with the Knight’s Cross, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland. The Lion of Finland is awarded for civilian and military merit. The order was presented to Aku Sorainen for decades of work in developing relations between Estonia and Finland and for supporting Finnish businesses in the Baltic-Belarusian region. According to Mr Sorainen, the order is a deep acknowledgement of the work done by everyone at law firm Sorainen in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus aimed at growth of prosperity in the region by helping businesses to succeed.

Meanwhile, Allar Jõks and Carri Ginter, partners with Sorainen Estonia, were positioned in the top two places, respectively, of the league table of the most influential lawyers in Estonia according to a survey conducted among 1000 interviewees by the Estonian daily newspaper Eesti Päevaleht, news portal Delfi, newspaper Maaleht and independent research company Turu-uuringute AS.