I am a counsel with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management practice in Estonia. Having practiced law since 1994, I have resolved hundreds of disputes in both civil and administrative courts. The cases I have handled mainly relate to EU, constitutional, environmental, construction and planning, administrative procedure, state liability, corporate and contract law.
Expert litigator. I headed the public law and administrative disputes team of an Estonian TOP 10 law firm for 7 years. The total value of cases in which I have helped clients secure favourable judgments or settlements exceeds 50 million euros. More than 30 of my disputes have been heard by the Estonian Supreme Court and one by the European Court of Justice. I have also advised public authorities, waste management, IT and construction businesses, lawyers, law firms and healthcare providers with regard to financial claims filed against them.
Food industry advisor. My experience includes productive long-term cooperation with major companies from the food sector whom I have advised on litigation and a range of other issues related to planning, construction, contracts, the working environment, accidents at work and communicating with state and local authorities. I represented Estonia’s largest food producer in the Estonian courts and the Court of Justice in a dispute over surplus stock charges for seven years, achieving a resolution by which all Estonian companies were released from payment of stock charges to the state.
Internal investigator. I represented a major international construction company in conducting an internal investigation and claiming compensation for a crime against its assets, which led to a favourable precedent in a tax dispute after four years of proceedings. I have also represented an international food producer in conducting an internal investigation in connection with a serious accident at work and represented the client in related proceedings instituted by a state authority.
Public speaker. I have participated as a speaker at the Legal Chancellor’s Clear Message Gala and at Äripäev conferences, covering EU grant applications as well as construction, planning and environmental case law.
Youth mentor. My personal mission and biggest challenge in the firm is to guide young litigation lawyers towards professional excellence.
- University of Tartu, Estonia (MA in Law)
I am a member of
- Estonian Bar Association
Deals & Cases
Sorainen is representing a savings and loan association which warned its members about ERIAL’s high interest ratesDeals & Cases / Äripäev
Significant ruling by the Supreme Court of Estonia for the food and meat industryDeals & Cases
Durability requirement explained by courtDeals & Cases / Põllumajandusuudised
The court precedent explained principles applicable to Estonian ICOsDeals & Cases
Landmark decision in embezzlement caseDeals & Cases