Chambers and Partners har nyligen publicerat sin årliga ranking över de ledande affärsjuristerna i Europa. Lindahl topprankas återigen inom flera områden, bland annat IP, Life Science, TMT och Shipping.
Med 25 advokater på listan över de ledande affärsjuristerna är Lindahl Sveriges tredje högst rankade byrå räknat på antalet rankade advokater.
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Banking and Finance
This mid-sized outfit is especially prominent on domestic and pan-Nordic transactions, and clients appreciate its approachable style. Sources Say: “We really enjoy its informal mode of communication; we can just pick up the phone and it’s like having an in-house lawyer.” Lars-Henrik Andersson is the key contact.
Interviewees agree that this firm is an excellent choice for public procurement issues. Its network of six Swedish offices is another competitive advantage. Eva-Maj Mühlenbock is the go-to lawyer for public procurement work. "She has a fantastic track record and is extremely easy to work with," sources say. Henrik Seeliger is seen as an up-and-coming name in the field. Ulrica Salomon is also praised for her competition advice.
This 40-strong team is known for its prowess in the TMT sector, and its recent merger with RydinCarlsten has further strengthened its capacity in the TMT and life sciences sectors. Market conditions have led to its increased focus on restructuring and consolidation-related M&A, though it has assisted with several significant acquisitions in recent months. The team advised MySQL on its USD1 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, and represented Borse Dubai in its high-profile acquisition of OMX. Carl-Olof Bouveng concentrates on a broad spectrum of multi-jurisdictional transactions, investments and commercial projects. Malcolm Wiberg is a recommended name for private equity instructions. Peter Högström recently joined the firm. He is known for his commercial approach and skill in both M&A and private equity.
Sources agree that this practice has enjoyed a boost following its recent merger with former IP leader RydinCarlsten. The team of 15 is increasingly visible in arbitration proceedings and comes highly recommended for insurance disputes. Bo Nilsson is a renowned arbitrator. Jesper Tiberg focuses on litigation and is particularly experienced in the media and entertainment sectors. Therese Isaksson is also an up-and-coming player in this area.
The merger between Lindahl and RydinCarlsten has proved a “real boost” for this independent Swedish firm. Commentators highlight its growing IP strength. With over 40 lawyers specialising in various aspects of IP law, including trade mark prosecution, software agreements, taxation and litigation, the firm is well equipped to handle any matter. Within the core field of IP litigation, the team has represented such household names as Electrolux, BabyBjörn, The LEGO Group, Hästens Sängar and BMW. Its strong reputation in patent litigation is a notable feature of the practice, as is its experience in helping companies develop their international branding and trade mark strategies. Håkan Borgenhäll is “a leader in his field,” say observers, who applaud his skill and experience in trade mark litigation. He acted for Swedish Match North Europe in a recent case about 3D trade marks. Ulf Dahlgren is described as “an excellent patent litigator.” Casco Adhesive instructed him as the lead lawyer in a patent infringement case. Henrik Wistam is highlighted for his trade mark work, having recently represented Ester C in trade mark litigation. His other areas of expertise include anti-counterfeiting, trade mark design and copyright issues. Jonas Westerberg is commended as “a strong all-rounder within the IP field." On the patents side, his experience is mainly in pharmaceuticals, with a special focus on supplementary protection certificates.
With "one of the best reputations in the field,” this team has the breadth of expertise to handle any aspect of life sciences work, including licensing, IP rights, regulatory matters, sales and buyouts, and financing. The RydinCarlsten merger has considerably boosted the IP and patent litigation capacity of the life sciences group. The firm is also proficient in transactional work and in advising start-up companies. A “likeable and experienced lawyer,” Håkan Borgenhäll is highly praised for his patent litigation work. Ulf Dahlgren specialises in IP law, and has a strong track record in litigation relating to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He covers patents, trade marks, copyright and registered designs. Within the patent area, Jonas Westerberg's background is mainly in the pharmaceutical field, with a special focus on supplementary protection certificates. He also has broad experience with a variety of other IP rights. “One of the top names for transactions,” Gunnar Mattsson specialises in life sciences-related law, with a focus on M&A, financing and public takeover bids. He has a wide client base, including Q-MED, Radi Medical and Affibody. One of his recent highlights was advising LinkMed on a SEK91.3 million rights issue and SEK84.9 million issue of convertibles.
This firm moves up in the rankings, following some key recruitments and high-profile transactions. Clients praise the service, saying the lawyers "are intent on getting deals closed.” Jörgen Sandquist heads the Stockholm team and offers extensive experience of real estate M&A, general real estate and construction law. Sources are impressed with his “commercial and highly professional approach." Malmö-based Staffan Brandt specialises in real estate law M&A and is “focused and easy to work with,” according to clients. Formerly at RBS Nordisk Renting, Johan Lindberg concentrates on real estate business and environmental law. He is proficient in handling transactions, finance, and traditional real estate matters, including lease law and construction law.
A leading player in local bankruptcy work, this team also has the expertise to assist with major restructurings and cross-border insolvency issues, which clients confirm has long been a cornerstone of its practice. Lars-Henrik Andersson heads the firm’s banking and finance practice, and is highly regarded for his corporate restructuring expertise. Rickard Ström is based in Gothenburg and is often engaged as an administrator. Jesper Johansson is also recommended by clients.
This domestic firm receives resounding praise, climbing to the top tier in the rankings. Sources highlight the attorneys' refreshing working style: “They belong to the modern generation of lawyers. They are forward, open and relaxed.” The team offers advice on all shipping matters, including insurance, flagging, fleet management and disputes. On the wet side, the lawyers have been busy representing DFDS Tor Line in maritime declaration proceedings before the Gothenburg district court and the Accident Investigation Board. Dry work has included acting for the Shipping Board in a case about state measures in the area of maritime transport. Head of department Erik Linnarsson has "a good head for business" and is “outstanding for classical shipping matters.” Peter Bäverlid is described as “skilled, visible and excellent at commercial finance.” The widely admired Christoffer Gramming handles operational issues and dispute resolution for clients in the transport sector.
TMT (IT, Media, Telecommunications)
As a result of the 2009 merger with RydinCarlsten, this firm has considerably increased its TMT capacity. It has long experience in telecoms, technology, IT, media and entertainment. The lawyers “know when to be strong in negotiations and when to give way, to get the best result for us,” clients commented. The team's impressive portfolio of Swedish and international clients includes Verizon, Hewlett-Packard, CyberCom and the Swedish IT Organisation. Recent work has included outsourcings and TMT advice in several M&A transactions. “One of the best lawyers for TMT,” Erik Bergenstråhle is “thorough and ambitious." Anders Christner is known for setting the industry standard, and admired for his deep knowledge of IT law. "He understands our business and the need to be pragmatic,” clients said. Drawing on his background as general counsel at TV4, Staffan Eklöw has built a strong reputation for TV and production work.
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