Distribution & Trade Overview

The Sorainen Distribution & Trade Practice Area is regularly involved in assisting internationally and locally in building pan-Baltic and Belarus distribution networks, helping with drafting and implementing international agreements.

During recent years the Distribution & Trade Practice Area with more than 25 lawyers has assisted in: setting up over 100 agencies and over 200 distribution chains; over 250 regional and international sales; over 210 outsourcing, subcontracting, or procurement exercises; over 40 complex franchising arrangements, and over 70 licensing agreements. The practice area portfolio involves hundreds of assignments for international and local companies in checking compliance with local legislation of their intended business models and contracts. Regular clients include major traders, manufacturers and service providers.

Taking advantage of the firm’s fully-integrated pan-Baltic and Belarus approach, Sorainen Distribution & Trade Practice Area's lawyers are able to optimise the time and energy needed to supply legal services at a regional level. Clients appreciate the firm’s wide network of cooperation partners in different jurisdictions.

Sorainen is recommended for its Distribution & Trade Practice Area by international directories such as Chambers Global (“praised for its capacity to assist with complex cross-border transactions”) and Chambers Europe (““Developing well and causing headaches for competitors,” this firm pleases clients with its impressive work rate and resources.”).

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

  • commercial agency agreements;
  • distribution agreements;
  • franchising agreements;
  • subcontracting and outsourcing agreements;
  • purchase and licensing of intellectual property;
  • sales agreements;
  • procurement agreements;
  • advice on different aspects of distribution and trade, including consumer protection, personal data protection, language requirements and product-specific requirements;
  • trade regulation and consumer protection;
  • product liability.

The head of the Sorainen Distribution & Trade Practice Area is Alexey Anischenko.
Local heads of the Sorainen Distribution & Trade Practice Area are:

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