As head of the firm’s Real Estate & Construction and Finance & Insurance practices in Estonia, I also have an extensive background in handling M&A, finance and also tax cases. I am deeply interested in developments taking place in society and seek to make Estonia an increasingly favourable environment for business. I expect that the government should trust its people and in legislation follow the principle that laws are made primarily for decent citizens.
Building up the country. Having been with the firm since 1998, I have closely followed the development of the region’s real estate market. I most enjoy working on projects that seek to lay foundation to new things, such as forward-looking real estate and development projects.
Advising monumental deals. I have been involved in several landmark deals such as advising Citycon during the acquisition of the Kristiine Shopping Centre. This 100 million euro-plus transaction remains Estonia’s second largest real estate M&A deal to date. Another exciting project is advising the FinEst Bay Area project, which aims to build a tunnel uniting Estonia and Finland.
Finnish expert. Having studied and practised law in Finland, I also have comprehensive understanding of Finnish laws and how things are done in Finland. I have conducted transactions in Finland, and also have plenty of experience communicating with the Finnish Tax Administration on behalf of Estonian companies.
Heading office in Helsinki. For five years, from 2000-2005, I headed Sorainen’s Finnish office to act as liaison between the two countries.
- Concordia International University, Estonia (BA in Law / officially equivalent to MA)
I am a member of
- Estonian Bar Association
Deals & Cases
Vapo sells NevelDeals & Cases / Äripäev
Sorainen helped to plan the Tallinn ring railwayDeals & Cases
Kahoot! acquires DropsDeals & Cases
Hexatronic acquires Baltronic and ToronicsDeals & Cases
Fenestra to acquire their Finnish cooperation partnerDeals & Cases
Commercial real estate sector in the Baltics and Belarus during COVID-19: rent, tax and financing reliefsPublication
Ober-Haus Real Estate Market Report 2020Publication
Taxes in a Nutshell 2020Publication
Transfer Pricing Card 2020Publication
The World Bank Group – Doing Business 2020: Comparing Business Regulation in 190 EconomiesPublication
Sorainen demonstrates strong performance in Chambers Global 2021 rankingsNews
Chambers Global: Sorainen has excellent practice with significant strength representing large domestic clients and foreign investors operating at a pan-Baltic levelNews
Biggest Baltic business festival sTARTUp Day gathers over 4400 visitors from 60 countriesNews