Sorainen

Dispute Resolution Department

Estonia
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What the team is known for Excellent litigation team with an impressive track record in public law matters. Areas of expertise include environmental, planning and other administrative disputes. Acts both for regulators and for regulated entities on court appeals of administrative decisions. Often handles international arbitration mandates, including BIT cases and commercial arbitration relating to breaches of energy sector construction contracts. Also acts on the private enforcement of competition law and on significant Supreme Court cases that challenge the implementation of EU law in Estonia. Client roster includes prominent domestic and international names from a variety of sectors.

Strengths Clients extol the firm's litigation prowess. One source reports: "We are impressed by the lawyers' ability to change the mood in the courtroom," adding: "They find all possible arguments to convince the court of the correctness of our position."

"The firm makes an extra effort to understand our sector and our particular needs," says another interviewee.

Work highlights Acted for Transiidikeskuse on an abuse of dominance dispute with the Port of Tallinn.

Notable practitioners

Allar Jõks advances through the rankings this year owing to consistently strong praise from market commentators for his work on contentious public law matters. He acts on administrative and regulatory disputes for state authorities, companies and private individuals.

Carri Ginter is singled out for his "cool-tempered and rational" approach to complex and high-value commercial disputes. He leads many of the firm's most important EU law, arbitration and contentious administrative matters. One impressed source sums up Ginter's approach as "fast and precise; he thinks outside of the box, meets clients' needs and finds solutions."

Senior associate Kadri Härginen is noted for her enthusiasm and drive. One source describes her as"very reliable and eager to work hard for client's interests." She acts on public procurement disputes and administrative appeals.

Senior associate Karl Kask assists domestic clients with corporate governance disputes and related white-collar crime investigations. He also attracts attention for his handling of administrative appeals.