In the defence and security industry, legal matters have to be solved with the precision of a sniper’s aim. Our cross-practice expertise and industry experience enable us to offer you exact solutions.
Due to ongoing global conflicts and Russian aggression against Ukraine, investments in defence are rapidly growing in our region. Responding to increasing market needs, we provide comprehensive legal advice to both the defence industry and the state, while always adhering to our core values.Contact us
Selling military and dual-use goods in the Baltics
We can help you succeed in obtaining special permits and licences to export or import military and dual-use goods. Drawing on years of experience, our lawyers will support you in ensuring compliance with national security requirements and navigating the pathway towards your goals.
Negotiating sensitive contracts
Our team are trusted advisors to defence sector companies participating in tenders both in the public and the private sector. We assist our clients throughout the entire bidding process – from reviewing tender documentation and obtaining rights to access classified data, to negotiating the contract and its implementation. We also provide strategic and procedural advice to public buyers on structuring defence and security procurement processes, planning and conducting procurements and reviewing proposals and bids.
Cross-practice team to cover all your needs
We offer 360-degree support to defence industry businesses and public sector entities. Our IP experts assist sector players facing issues related to protecting their intellectual property when selling equipment. Sorainen’s market-leading competition lawyers advise clients on competition and antitrust issues related to major defence and security acquisitions. Our team also frequently supports defence sector clients on tax-related questions – in particular, when foreign companies need to establish (or assess) the tax implications of a local presence.
We can help you with
- State-to-state transactions
- Strategic goods regulations
- Weapons and ammunition regulations
- Public procurement of defence equipment
- Public funding
- Private consortiums
- Regulatory advice
- IP protection
- International arbitration
- Cooperation with governments
- Finance and insurance
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AE Industrial Partners
Advising on the acquisition of UAV Factory – a global leader in the tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) technology markets
AM General LLC
Assistance with a procurement by the Latvian Ministry of Defence of light and medium tactical military vehicles and their maintenance
Estonian Ministry of Defence
Advising on the first ever large-scale PPP defence project in Estonia for the construction and maintenance of a military base and training centreEUR 70 million
Advising on securing an investment from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), a German systems house for main battle tanks and combat systemsEUR 5.5 million
State Border Guard Service of Lithuania
Representing the client in multiple court cases when private companies offered solutions raising national security risks. For example, companies sought access to information categorised as a state secret or tried to halt tendering processes related to the hybrid war crisis at the border between Lithuania and Belarus
Advising on implementing a construction project at Šiauliai International Airport (SQQ) – a military airbase for the NATO Baltic air defence mission – which is deemed to be a strategic object for Lithuanian national security
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