Ieva Andersone, already the Head of Sorainen's Commercial & Regulatory Practice in Latvia, has joined the firm's partnership.
Andersone, who began practicing law in 2003 and became an attorney-at-law in 2008, specializes in competition law, regulatory matters, intellectual property rights, litigation, and contract law. She joined Sorainen in 2005.
According to Sorainen, "in competition law, Ieva has experience in advising on merger transactions and drafting merger notifications for the Competition Council. She has represented clients in court to challenge decisions by the Competition Council, as well as helping clients reach a settlement by entering into an administrative agreement." The firm also reports that she "has long experience in advising companies from regulated areas, especially in the pharmacy, electronic communication and information technology sectors. She has advised SIFFA (the Association of International Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers); assistance also includes dealing with regulation of compensated medicines. In representing regulated areas, Ieva participates in M&A transactions, arranges transfer of licenses, special permits and intellectual property rights." She also specializes in copyright and trademark matters.
The firm reports that "in addition to work and family responsibilities, Ieva also finds time for public activities. She supports equal opportunities for everyone ‒ here it is significant to note that after Ieva’s promotion the gender balance between the partners at the Sorainen Latvian office is now 50:50 (three female and three male partners). Ieva also devotes her time, experience and expertise to socially significant projects. For instance, she recently provided legal assistance to promoting a pre-election civic participation project and projects related to rights of journalists and the mass media. Ieva gladly shares her opinion and gives interviews to various media channels, explaining legal issues in plain and simple language."
Andersone received her law degree from the University of Latvia in 2007 and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge in the UK in 2008.