About me

I am an associate focusing on real estate, construction, energy, infrastructure and regulatory matters. I advise clients on the environmental aspects of ESG-related matters, such as renewable energy regulations and development projects, environmental permits and regulations, and waste management. I am also a sustainability officer responsible for the development and implementation of the sustainability strategy of the firm, helping Sorainen to grow while having a positive impact on society and the environment.

Professional highlights

Passionate about real estate and construction. Having dreamt of becoming an architect when a child, I found the best combination of my two passions – architecture and law – in the firm’s real estate and construction practice. As a result, I now have extensive experience in legal support for commercial and infrastructure construction projects, including drafting and revising contracts for construction, design and technical supervision, engineering services. I am involved in development projects, including consultations on reconstruction and land issues and drafting and revising sale / purchase and lease agreements. I also assist our Dispute Resolution team in real estate-related disputes.

Diversified international background. My academic background combines exchange study in Estonia and a master’s degree from the UK. The focus of my studies was on international business law, international dispute resolution mechanisms ‒ including commercial and investment arbitration ‒ as well as corporate governance and legal aspects of corporate and international finance. Primarily I dealt with comparative studies, providing a broad overview of European, UK, Asian and Middle Eastern regulations. On completing studies in the UK I then benefited from work experience with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the aviation practice of an international law firm based in London. All of this enables a better understanding of different traditions and cultural features on doing business, in turn helping provide efficient and tailored advice.

Learning from teaching. For two years, I lectured in theory of law and international public law at the Law College of the Belarussian State University. Moreover, having broad experience of participating in moot courts, every year I act as coach, team advisor and/or judge in competitions related to international commercial arbitration and international law. I am delighted to share my knowledge and experience with the upcoming generation and try to improve today’s students’ chances of getting the most out of their university experience by introducing a practice-oriented approach to their studies. On the other side of the coin, this experience gives me invaluable insights into legal processes and contexts, in turn helping me to provide well-founded advice to clients.

Academic background

  • School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK (LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law with Merits)
  • Tallinn University, Estonia (exchange study with major in International Law and Dispute Resolution)
  • Belarusian State University, Belarus (specialist degree in Law)