Sorainen has advised the world’s largest inland port, Duisburger Hafen, on its acquisition of a shareholding in the Industrial Park Development Company ⎯ the management company of the Great Stone China-Belarus industrial park.
Sorainen's assistance included representing Duisburger Hafen in negotiations with the Great Stone administration over share purchase agreements with the sellers, drafting transactional documents, advising on antimonopoly aspects of the transaction, and overseeing the signing and closing process. This was the first transaction in Belarus with state-owned shares executed under non-Belarusian law. According to Sorainen, "it was also a gateway transaction for Duisburger Hafen AG to commence large scale investments that are to change the landscape of the country’s transport and logistics infrastructure."
Dusseldorf's Tradeo LLP law firm served as German advisor to Duisburger Hafen.
The Sorainen team consisted of Partner Maksim Salahub, Senior Associate Viktoryia Mikhnevich, and Associate Aliaksei Vashkevich.