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Latvian Lawyers Andris Taurins and Valts Nerets Make Partner at Sorainen

Latvian Lawyers Andris Taurins and Valts Nerets Make Partner at Sorainen

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Andris Taurins and Valts Nerets, the Co-Heads of the Dispute Resolution and Risk Management practice at Sorainen in Latvia, have joined the firm's partnership.

Taurins is a licensed patent attorney specializing in trademark matters. He specializes in government relations, media law, and intellectual property protection. He heads the Latvian office's Technology, Media & Telecommunications group, and according to Sorainen, "he regularly advises technology industry clients on intellectual property, regulation, contract and dispute resolution matters." He has an LL.B in Law from Latvia University and a Master's Degree in European Law from the University of Leiden.

Valts Nerets represents clients in international and local arbitration proceedings and litigation involving cross-border elements and international trade issues. Sorainen describes him as  passionate about international investment law arbitration ‒ his field of practice and research for over ten years." According to the firm, he "has been developing the firm’s Transport & Logistics sector group, [and] he provides practical advice to clients on trade and regulatory aspects of transport and maritime law." He has an LL.B from the University of Latvia and an LL.M from the Riga Graduate School of Law.

“We strongly believe that this addition to our partnership will help us rapidly grow the dispute resolution practice in Latvia as well as develop our Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Transport & Logistics sector groups," commented Sorainen Managing Partner Laimonas Skibarka. "This increase in the number of partners means that our clients in Latvia will see more partner hands-on involvement in their cases, which in turn will increase client satisfaction."

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