Corporate responsibility

"Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."

John F. Kennedy

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.

    Aspiring young lawyers

    We care deeply about supporting tomorrow’s leaders and their entrepreneurial spirit. Every year, the Sorainen Student Academy enables dozens of law students to attend courses by top professionals in order to gain practical experience. The Sorainen Student Academy is active in all four countries where we operate and has nearly 400 graduates.

    Sorainen lawyers also share their know-how by giving lectures to university law students. Sorainen also offers internships for students.

    In addition, we support organisations of aspiring young lawyers, such as the European Law Students' Association, the Estonian Law Students' Association, the Estonian Debating Society, the Estonian Moot Court and the Lithuanian Moot Court. We also support the library at Riga Graduate School of Law, considered to be the best law library in the Baltics.

    Read more about Sorainen Student Academy.

    Communities we live in

    We have supported many organisations through joint activities plus contributions in cash or in kind, such as pro bono legal support. Often, our people make personal contributions, from charity donations to active participation in non-profits with a good cause.

    • During the festive season 2017 Sorainen allocated its Christmas gift budget of over EUR 10,000 to support initiatives committed to making the world a better place. Donations were made to support the activities of such organizations as Jaunimo linija, Kompiuteriukai vaikams, Transparency International Lithuania, NGO Bethel’s Centre of Pastoral Care, Shelters NGO, and the Patronage service of St Elisabeth’s Convent.
    • Sorainen Estonia supports the Noored Kooli ("Youth to School") programme, which invites young professionals to be teachers for two years, and Eesti Kunstimuuseum (Art Museum of Estonia). Over the years, Sorainen has actively supported many student programmes, such as the Estonian Physical Society, an initiator and leader of educational science projects. Sorainen Estonia has also been involved in charities supporting orphanages and providing medical aid to children.
    • Sorainen Latvia co-operates and supports activities of the Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society. The Latvian office also takes part in Santa's Fun Run in Riga’s Dome Square – a one kilometre run where participants dress as Santa Claus and pass through historic Old Riga raising money for rehabilitation of sick children.
    • Sorainen Lithuania supports the biggest running event in Lithuania – the Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon – and the Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”. Sorainen Lithuania personnel take part in the annual "Darom" (“Let's Do It”) environmental clean-up campaign.

    Our people

    We care about our people. As an employer, we strive to attract and retain people from a diverse talent pool and to create a supportive working environment where individuals are positively challenged and enjoy the team spirit. We understand how demanding it is to give one’s all at work with clients, so being family-friendly is the least we can do for our people.

    Read more in Careers.

    Economic and legal environment

    One important goal for Sorainen is to improve the economic and legal environment in countries where we practice law. Sorainen often advises on drafting legislation, both on our own initiative and also as a member of organisations such as bar associations.

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

    Sorainen people regularly deliver lectures and seminars on business law, and speak up in the media about things that matter.

    > Read more about contributions to legislation

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