Sorainen has represented YIT Latvija in a dispute regarding the legality of a construction permit.
According to Sorainen, “In this matter, more than 40 applicants challenged a construction permit issued to YIT to build an apartment building. Although the application challenging the construction permit indicated several alleged technical deficiencies in the particular construction scheme (all of them were rejected by the court as unproven and unsubstantiated), during the case review it became clear that the applicants’ principal objections were aimed at the particular construction scheme as such. Namely, the applicants wanted the particular land plot to remain vacant.”
The Regional Court ruled in favor of YIT and the Senate of the Republic of Latvia agreed with the Regional Court in its review. “Likewise the Senate rejected the applicants’ arguments that construction on the YIT land plot should not be allowed at all because the land plot was needed for parking by local residents,” Sorainen reported.
Sorainen’s team included Partner Lelde Lavina and Senior Associate Jorens Jaunozols.