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Sorainen Takes Former PLH Legal and KPMG Law Partners in Estonia

Sorainen Takes Former PLH Legal and KPMG Law Partners in Estonia

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Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa and Lauri Liivat, former partners at PLH Legal and KPMG Law Estonia, respectively, have joined Sorainen Estonia’s Corporate and M&A Practice.

According to Sorainen, Harkmaa “has advised both local and international clients from diverse industries in day to day matters as well as in more extensive reorganization projects and cross-border transactions. Her primary focus is on labor law.”

Harkmaa spent 21 years with Cobalt Estonia (and legacy Lawin), before leaving in February 2019 to co-found PLH Legal. She holds an LL.B. from the University of Tartu and an LL.M. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Liivat, Sorainen reports, “has been involved in a large number of international and local transactions, including several top-value transactions in Estonia and the Baltic region. His special area of interest is the fast-evolving technology and startup sector. He has a solid understanding of the startup companies’ needs in various development phases and has extensive experience in advising them on both fundraising and daily activities.”

Liivat holds an LL.B. from Nord University. Prior to joining Sorainen, he practiced law for almost two years with KPMG Baltics, for almost three years with Swedbank, almost 12 years with Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co, and over a year with KPMG Law Estonia.

“We are glad to welcome such accomplished lawyers to the Sorainen team,” commented Country Managing Partner Toomas Prangli. “Our firm has long focused on employment relations and the startup sector, but during those complicated times clients need an even more complex support system. We have long known Pirkko-Liis and Lauri and appreciate their vision in developing their fields of expertise, which is perfectly in line with Sorainen’s long-term strategy.”

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We advise top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups. We offer leading-edge solutions in key industry sectors: Consumer Products, Trade & Distribution, Real Estate & Construction, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Communications, Media & Technologies, Financial Services, Transport & Logistics.

COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 6 times. We were recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. COBALT also won CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal of the Year, at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Awards. We have received multiple awards from the Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket and we are regularly listed amongst the top performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket deal tables

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