Chambers Global 2020 released its law firms rankings where Sorainen is ranked as Tier 1 law firm in Estonia. In the field of Corporate and M&A, our Estonian office partners Toomas PrangliPaul KünnapPiret Jesse and Aku Sorainen are recommended as notable practitioners.

“Excellent practice with significant strength representing large domestic clients and foreign investors operating at a pan-Baltic level. Active on both sides of M&A transactions, as well as assisting with funding rounds and investments. Acts for blue-chip international corporates from the financial services industry, in addition to start-ups in the technology and media sectors. Often assists with transactions in the retail and automotive fields. Also advises on transactions relating to the energy industry”, says the Guide.

Partner Piret Jesse  is described as “definitely one to watch.” Clients commend Paul Künnap’s “calm approach” to work and note that Toomas Prangli is “always available, communicates very well, and is calm and knowledgeable”. Aku Sorainen is highlighted as eminent practitioner, offering impressive experience, particularly in corporate transactions.

In the field of Dispute Resolution, our partners Allar Jõks and Carri Ginter are highlighted as notable practitioners.

“Excellent litigation team with an impressive track record in contentious public law matters. Areas of expertise include environmental, planning and other administrative disputes. Acts both for regulators and for regulated entities on court appeals of administrative decisions. Often handles international arbitration mandates, including BIT cases and commercial arbitration relating to breaches of energy sector construction contracts. Also acts on the private enforcement of competition law. Represented clients in significant Supreme Court cases that challenge the implementation of EU law in Estonia,” writes the Guide.

According to Chamber Global, sources note Allar’s in-depth understanding of public sector conflicts. Adding that “Carri Ginter is particularly experienced in high-value administrative disputes acting for both Estonian public authorities and private companies. He is also involved in arbitration and matters relating to the implementation of EU law as well as general commercial disputes. “He is sharp in court,” a client says.”

The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. Rankings are based on in-depth research of a dedicated and experienced team of researchers.