Long standing Partner and more recently Of Counsel Pekka Puolakka has re-joined the Sorainen partnership, and he will co-heading the firm's Real Estate and Construction Teams in Riga (along with Partner Agris Repss) and Tallinn (with Specialist Counsel Urmas Volens), while continuing to manage cross-border M&A and corporate projects.
Puolakka joined Sorainen in 2004, and held the role of Sorainen Managing Partner from 2009-2014. He had previously been office Managing Partner at one time or another in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Senior Partner Aku Sorainen commented that: “We are happy to welcome back a leader who contributed significantly to the development of our firm thanks to his enthusiasm, innovative thinking and dedication. We are looking forward to boosting our collaboration once again.”
Puolakka noted: “After having resolved and rebuilt businesses earlier managed by my late father I realized that my actual calling is to continue developing a highly professional law firm such as Sorainen. It is a privilege for me to keep growing with like-minded and intelligent people in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Minsk. I appreciate the opportunity to re-join this organization after a break caused by inescapable family reasons.”
In his new role, Puolakka will travel frequently between Riga and Tallinn. While he co-heads the Real Estate and Construction teams in those offices, in Lithuania the team will remain co-headed by Partners Ausra Mudenaite and Ksstutis Adamonis, and in Belarus by Office Managing Partner Kiryl Apanasevich.