Restructuring & Insolvency Overview

The Sorainen Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Area provides excellent regional expertise and a full range of legal services in the field of restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy.

The practice consists of over 20 specialist lawyers with diverse expertise in areas of law related to restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy, such as financing, litigation, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, employment and property. The firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Area lawyers also serve as bankruptcy trustees and offer restructuring advisory services. The practice enjoys strong co-operation with leading management and financial consultants and can usually provide full-scope restructuring services.

The Sorainen pan-Baltic and Belarus Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Area represents creditors and debtors in all aspects of local and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters to achieve value-added legal solutions in and out of court. The firm’s lawyers offer significant experience in representing interest groups from creditors and debtors to directors, shareholders, and other stakeholders in the restructuring and insolvency processes.

Sorainen is recommended for its Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Area by international directories such as Chambers Global (“It is frequently engaged on the market's most significant transactions, and clients particularly appreciate its cross-border capacity.”) and IFLR1000 (“Sorainen are top class and a professional group.”).

Sorainen offers expertise in all key restructuring & insolvency areas in the Baltic States and Belarus, including:

  • debt restructuring; 
  • debt collection;
  • investigating, pursuing and defending claims for and against insolvent companies and directors;
  • acting as restructuring advisors and bankruptcy trustees;
  • representing debtors-in-possession in restructuring proceedings;
  • planning and carrying out restructuring plans;
  • planning confirmation actions (including cramdowns);
  • acquiring assets from restructuring and bankruptcy estates;
  • bailouts, distressed buyouts and exit financings;
  • advice on cross-border insolvency issues, including the EC Insolvency 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 Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Area is Ants Mailend.
Local heads of the Sorainen Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Area are:

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