Sorainen has been advising Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on contracting Swiss-based ALSO Holding to run its sales and services business in Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus.

US-based HPE provides IT, technology and enterprise products, solutions and services worldwide. ALSO Holding offers services at all levels of the ICT value chain.

Under the agreement, ALSO will set up separate legal entities in Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus. These will operate independently to sell HPE offerings and related services. ALSO will handle the responsibility for sales, channel management, services and marketing functions. This new model of cooperation will involve no changes to the daily operations of ALSO’s channel partners and no changes for the existing HPE partner ecosystem.

“HPE is a global leader in IT infrastructure, and through our partnership with ALSO, we will continue to deliver our extensive portfolio of products and services to Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. This new initiative with ALSO will strengthen HPE’s position in the region and benefit current and prospective customers,” said Martin Kubala, Managing Director, East South Europe, HPE.

Sorainen has been advising the client on all Lithuania-related corporate, employment and property law aspects of the transaction.

The client has been advised by partner Algirdas Pekšys, senior associate Agnietë Venckienë and associates Vytautë Janušaitytë plus Karolis Kunigëlis.