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.”