Eva Berlaus is an office managing partner of SORAINEN Latvia and head of the Corporate and M&A Team, which includes the Corporate, Employment, Investment Incentives, M&A, Private Equity and Privatisation Practices. Eva has been practising law since 1996.
Eva has participated as counsel in major cross-border M&A deals in Latvia for both sellers and buyers and on behalf of listed and non-listed companies in business sectors such as banking, media, utilities, food, construction, property development, energy, consumer finance and environment. Eva has sound experience in advising on competition law issues relevant to merger control, asset transfer and related matters.
Mergermarket has ranked Eva among top 10 M&A lawyers by volume in terms of the number of M&A transactions announced in the Baltics and Belarus during 2007-2013.
Eva Berlaus was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Corporate and M&A Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Riga.
Eva is actively involved in development of the Latvian legal system. She has also delivered presentations on business law at seminars in Latvia and throughout the Baltics. She has written articles for local and international publications on business law and co-authored the SORAINEN book Foreign Investor in the Baltics.
Since 1995, SORAINEN has serviced more than 8,000 corporate clients in the Baltics and Belarus. SORAINEN is proud to be have been trusted by such world renowned companies as ABB, AGA, AIG, Barclays, British American Tobacco, Canon, Carlsberg, Christian Dior, Coca-Cola, Coopernic Alliance, Credit Suisse, Danske Bank, DHL, DZ Bank, eBay, ERGO, Ericsson, Genworth, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, HSBC, HSH Nordbank, Ilmarinen, Intel, L’Oreal, Nokian Tyres, Nordea, Nordic Investment Bank, PKN Orlen, Royal Bank of Canada, SAP, SEB, Siemens, Skype Technologies, Statoil, Sun Microsystems, Swedbank, Toyota, UniCredit Bank, Western Union and many others.
As a leading law firm in the region, SORAINEN is regularly seen advising in the largest and most complex corporate, M&A, private equity, financing, real estate and other commercial transactions in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN’s track record includes more than 37,000 cases, along with over 600 M&A transactions to date. SORAINEN has also advised on significant early privatisation transactions in Belarus.
The firm’s clients are mainly large and medium sized international and local businesses operating or planning to operate in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN encourages all its people to make an extra effort to understand the client’s business industry and needs so that the firm could be more effective in solving their legal problems. The firm aims to be the client’s partner in their business endeavours throughout the Baltic States and Belarus.