Banking Overview

The Sorainen Baltic and Belarusian Banking Practice Area, a regional leader, has advised on the region's most challenging, large-scale and innovative banking transactions, including complex cross-border matters. The lawyers from our Banking Practice Area advise international and local banks, multilateral financial institutions, state and local governments. Local and international borrowers, bond issuers, participants in PPP projects, payment service providers and P2P/crowdfunding platforms, lessees and account holders also rely on Sorainen expertise in banking law.

The Banking Practice Area offers capacity of more than 25 skilled lawyers who work closely across the region making us the first choice for cross-border transactions. 

Sorainen is recommended for its Banking Practice Area by international directories such as IFLR1000The Legal 500 (Sorainen ‘is excellent, its lawyers are skilled, and respond quickly’) and Chambers Europe ("A good choice for raising capital and strategic advice.")

Chambers Europe sources say: “Sorainen represented us because the issue was very complicated, and we needed independent lawyers to look at the issue. The firm has great experience in the field.” 

Sorainen offers expertise in all key banking areas in the Baltic States and Belarus, including:

  • lending (general lending, leveraged buyouts, leasing, asset- and real estate finance and other financing);
  • structured finance;
  • debt restructuring;
  • trade finance;
  • banking services;
  • banking litigation;
  • banking regulation.

Sorainen has been awarded the title of "Baltic Law Firm of the Year" at the International Financial Law Review European Awards six times – 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2009 – for advising on the most complex and innovative international transactions in the areas of debt, equity and capital markets, project financing, restructuring and mergers & acquisitions. Read more

The head of the Sorainen Banking Practice Area is Rūdolfs Eņģelis, whose contacts appear below.
Local heads of the Sorainen Banking Practice Area are:

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