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Sorainen and Hogan Lovells Work on Rail Baltica, "Project of the Century"

Sorainen and Hogan Lovells Work on Rail Baltica, "Project of the Century"

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A joint team from Sorainen and Hogan Lovells is advising RB Rail on drafting the underlying international treaties, infrastructure management agreements, and revisions to national laws that are needed for management of the Rail Baltica cross-border railway infrastructure.

Sorainen claims that the greenfield European-width fast double-track Rail Baltica railway project is known as "the project of the century," and that it "is the largest Baltic-region infrastructure project in the last 100 years and spans three European Union countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ‒ and will eventually include two more – Poland and Finland, thus connecting Helsinki, Tallinn, Parnu, Riga, Panevezys, Kaunas, Vilnius, and Warsaw, and linking up with the wider European rail network." Sorainen reports that the estimated cost of the Rail Baltica project is EUR 5.6 billion.

The Hogan Lovells/Sorainen team is led by Hogan Lovells Partner Bruno Cantier and Sorainen Counsel Vitalija Tamaviciute (in Lithuania) and Partners Kaupo Lepasepp (in Estonia), and Lelde Laviņa (in Latvia), and it includes Hogan Lovells Counsel Charles Ford and Sorainen lawyer Svetlana Rudaja (Lithuania), Counsel Raivo Raudzeps (Latvia), Senior Associates Valts Nerets (Latvia) and Kaspar Endrikson (Estonia), and Legal Assistant Julija Valpetere (Latvia).

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