Sorainen has promoted Estonian lawyers Mihkel Miidla and Paul Kunnap and Lithuanian lawyers Augustas Klezys and Mantas Petkevicius to the firm's partnership.
Mihkel Miidla, who specializes in IT and telecom-related matters, began his career with Sorainen ten years ago, immediately after obtaining his Master's Degree from the University of Tartu. He is Head of the firm's Communications, Media & Technology Sector Group and Head of the Information Technology & Data Protection Practice in Estonia.
Paul Kunnap, who has been with Sorainen for 20 years, is the head of the firm's Estonian Real Estate & Construction Sector Group. He advises mainly on real estate and construction and tax law matters. According to Sorainen, "Kunnap also has extensive knowledge in the M&A field and has advised [on] many transactions involving the food, energy, technology and real estate sectors." He received his Master's of Law degree from Estonia's Concordia International University.
Augustas Klezys joined Sorainen in 2011 from DNB Nord, where he was Deputy Manager of the Legal Department. Since 2016, he has been Head of the firm's Financial Services & Insurance Sector Group. According to Sorainen, he "has advised global financial institutions and major banks in Lithuania on a number of high-profile strategic transactions." He specializes in financial services and regulation. He received his law degree from Vilnius University.
Mantas Petkevicius, who has been with the Sorainen since graduating from Vilnius University in 2003, is Head of the Lithuanian office's Private Equity Practice. He has specializes in advising on corporate and tax matters, and according to the firm, he "regularly advises high-profile private equity and venture capital players on fund formation, portfolio management, investment restructuring, exits, and regulatory aspects. He has also experience in leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and buy-ins, venture capital (seed, start-up, growth capital) investments, angel investments as well as mezzanine financing."
"Never before have we invited four partners to join simultaneously," stated Sorainen Senior Partner Aku Sorainen. The move is even more significant as all four have grown within the firm and have, over many years, become leading specialists in their fields of practice – Mantas in M&A and private equity, Augustas in banking and finance, Mihkel in IT, IP and data protection and Paul in real estate related M&A, construction and tax."
Sorainen now has 33 partners in four countries.