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Sources recognise this well-established team for its broad practice. It covers a range of finance-related work, encompassing private equity, acquisition financing, project financing and real estate financing. Notable transactions include advising BC Partners on the financing of the acquisition of Com Hem, and Rederi AB TransAtlantic on the refinancing of existing loans. Its impressive client roster also includes Swedbank, SEB and DnB NOR.
Jesper Johansson handles acquisition financing, real estate financing, leasing and structured financing. "He is creative and got us a better result than we expected," say clients. (Chambers Europe, 2013)
Lindahl's focus is real estate, acquisition and project financing, and regulatory advice. Jesper Johansson advised the arrangers of a EUR 250m revolving agreement for the Jädraås wind farm, and is recommended for his 'commercial understanding of project financing'. (Legal 500, 2013)
A new entrant to the rankings, this firm handles the full range of debt and equity capital markets mandates. It has seen a good deal flow of late, advising Rederi AB TransAtlantic on the acquisition of all shares in SBS Marine, and assisting Continental with its issue of EUR 3 billion of secured notes. Clients cite the team's consistently excellent service and high level of partner involvement in transactions as particular strengths.
Sources say: "The team lives up to its no-nonsense reputation. The lawyers are personable, dedicated and focused." (Chambers Europe, 2013)
Annika Andersson heads Lindahl's growing team, and recently advised Rederi AB TransAtlantic on a SEK 550m rights issue. The 'consistently good' Jesper Johansson and Johan Hessius advised Sagax on a SEK 350m unsecured bonds issuance. (Legal 500, 2013)
Lindahl handles a wide range of competition mandates, including compliance programmes, abuse of dominant position and merger control. Market commentators note the strong client focus of the team, and its knowledge of the TMT and life sciences sectors. In a recent highlight, the group successfully represented Yamaha Motor Scandinavia in a dawn raid and a cartel investigation.
Sources say: "I have never encountered such an efficient firm before." (Chambers Europe, 2013)
Lindahl's 'superb' practice head Eva-Maj Mühlenbock successfully assisted Yamaha in relation to a competition authority dawn raid and cartel investigation. Ulrica Salomon was promoted to partner. (Legal 500, 2013)
This active corporate practice has been busy with a number of mandates for private equity firms and investment banks. The team is a top choice for mid-market transactions, advising Investment Latour on its acquisition of Superbolt, P&S Vorspannsysteme, and IP rights assets of Steinbock Machinery. Interviewees are quick to highlight the high levels of partner involvement as particular strengths.
Sources say: "The team is extremely knowledgeable and knows what we expect and how we want to do things."
Peter Högström is "constructive, and a great guy to have on the other side because he gets deals done quickly." He advised BC Partners on the SEK 18bn acquisition of Com Hem. Carl-Olof Bouveng has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate/M&A, and is a member of the New York State Bar. Sources say he is "incredibly committed and commercial, with a great client focus." Malcolm Wiberg's areas of expertise include public and private M&A, private equity and dispute resolution for both national and international clients. (Chambers Europe, 2013)
Peter Högström leads Lindahl's 'responsive' 30-partner practice. A 'pragmatic and very helpful' cross-border specialist, Carl-Olof Bouveng advised Battery Ventures on the SEK 237m acquisition of software company Jeeves. Mats Tindberg assisted Wasa Kredit on the SEK 1bn acquisition of SN Finans Nord, and Gabriel Svedberg represented Sweden Carnica Group in its sale of Broadbandnet Sweden. (Legal 500, 2013)
Lindahl's 50-lawyer team brings 'a high level of expertise' to international and domestic arbitration and litigation. The 'constructive, swift and thorough' Jesper Tiberg is representing Kaupthing Bank in a EUR 130m lending dispute. Associate Daniel Lander is also recommended. (Legal 500, 2013)
This well-established Swedish firm continues to command respect for its work in the area. The team benefits from the firm's market-leading TMT practice, enabling it to offer impressive expertise on IP and IT disputes. It also covers insurance, minority shareholder and financial services disputes, with arbitration being a key source of instructions. The group has represented minority shareholders as court-appointed trustees in a number of arbitrations.
Bo Nilsson chairs the firm's arbitration practice and is highly recommended by sources. He has significant expertise in matters with a Russian element, recently advising the Russian Federation on an arbitration concerning the alleged nationalisation of YUKOS. Jesper Tiberg is renowned for being "hard-working, knowledgeable and great to deal with." He advised Kaupthing Bank on numerous claims by previous customers concerning the purchase of Lehman bonds. Therese Isaksson is commended by sources as "an excellent young lawyer who will go far." She focuses on litigation, regularly advising the Proffice Group on civil court actions. (Chambers Europe, 2013)
This firm enters the rankings after gaining impressive endorsements from across the market. Clients cite the group's business-oriented approach and availability as particular strengths. The team works from across the firm's Swedish offices, advising on the full spectrum of labour law matters.
Sources say: "The firm guarantees partner attention and value for money." (Chambers Europe, 2013)
This full-service firm is home to one of the largest IP departments in Sweden, and maintains its market-leading position. It is renowned for its broad range of expertise, with commentators highly recommending it for patent, copyright and trade mark matters. The group's outstanding cross-border patent infringement capabilities are particularly highly valued by its impressive client roster of life sciences companies. Recent highlights include assisting a TV company with a trade name dispute, and acting for a furniture designer and manufacturer on copyright infringement proceedings.
Sources say: "It is a business-oriented firm that provides excellent partner attention. The team is always well prepared and always does a great job."
Ulf Dahlgren is an exceptionally well-regarded practitioner, garnering particular plaudits for his long and successful career as a patent litigator. Interviewees comment that Jonas Westerberg is "a seasoned patent litigator and very easy to work with." Henrik Wistam receives impressive praise from all quarters for his broad IP practice. Sources say: "He is calm and considered. He always pauses to think about what the client wants." New entrant to the rankings Johan Norderyd receives overwhelmingly positive client feedback: "He always looks for right solutions, explains his thoughts clearly and understands things very quickly." (Chambers Europe, 2013)
Lindahl's 'reliable' team 'works well on cross-border matters'. The 'pleasant and quick' Johan Norderyd heads the IP team, which represents H&M and BMW and includes 'skilled patent litigator' Jonas Westerberg. Henrik Wistam and Ludvig Holm successfully represented Lego in an infringement case. Staffan Eklöw heads the media practice. (Legal 500, 2013)
This full-service firm is widely considered a leading player in this market. The large team provides commercial, transactional and regulatory advice to biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies such as Orexo, Lundbeck and Mundipharma. Notable recent mandates include advising Moberg Derma on its listing on NASDAQ Stockholm, and assisting Allenex with the public takeover bid by Mohammed Al Amoudi and FastPartner.
Sources say: "It is the most experienced firm in Sweden for pharma and medtech matters - the team has excellent industry knowledge."
Ulf Dahlgren stands out as a leading life sciences practitioner. He focuses on patent litigation and arbitration involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and electronics. Department head Gunnar Mattsson impresses clients with his transactional advice. "I like his way of doing business. He supports us in tough negotiations, where he plays his cards very well. He has huge expertise in biotech expertise," notes a client.
Jonas Westerberg comes highly recommended as a seasoned patent litigator. He also handles trade mark, marketing law and trade secrets mandates. Hugo Norlén continues to impress clients, who say: "He is quick and has great attention to detail. He has a great sense of our business and what needs to be in place to carry a deal forward." (Chambers Europe, 2013)
This large team is widely regarded as one of the leading advisers on public procurement. The practice acts for public authorities and suppliers on all stages of the procurement process including drafting tenders and acting on court proceedings. The team is active across a range of sectors including IT, defence, construction and life sciences. Notable mandates of late include representing the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, Hewlett-Packard Sverige and NCC Construction Sverige in a range of tenders and disputes.
Sources say: "The team analyses the case and gives simple and clear advice about how we should act." "The firm has a strong client focus."
Department head Eva-Maj Mühlenbock is a leading figure in the market thanks to her outstanding experience in the field. Clients appreciate her quick and precise advice as well as the fact that "she can see the bigger picture." Gothenburg-based Henrik Seeliger comes highly recommended for his efficiency and promptness as well as his negotiating skills. Clients add: "He made sure we got what we wanted." Ulrica Salomon is highly regarded by peers and clients alike. Recently, she assisted Hewlett-Packard Sverige with several public procurement matters and disputes. (Chambers Europe, 2013)
With a team spread across Sweden, this firm offers a comprehensive real estate service. Recently, the team assisted Centeni with the sale of three shopping centres in Stockholm. It also advised Swedavia Real Estate on its SEK 1.7 billion acquisition of properties at Stockholm Arlanda airport, Göteborg Landvetter airport and Malmö airport.
Sources say: "The team offers local knowledge, flexibility and client awareness and always strives to meet client needs."
The "smart" Jörgen Sandquist is a hugely experienced real estate practitioner. He recently assisted Internationales Immobilieninstitut with its acquisition of the shopping centre Barkarby Handelsplats. Department head Johan Lindberg has extensive experience on real estate transactions and recently advised Lantmännen on its acquisition of 12 properties in Stockholm, Jönköping, Lidköping, Malmö and Uppsala. Staffan Brandt is another asset to the team, and he recently assisted Midroc Real Estate with its divestment of the property Såpsjudaren 1 to Sparbössan Fastigheter. (Chambers Europe, 2013)
Johan Lindberg heads Lindahl's 40-lawyer practice. Maria Ingelsson is advising Gränby Centrum on an arena development, while Jörgen Sandquist acted on Swedavia Real Estate's SEK1 .8bn purchase of airport properties. (Legal 500, 2013)
The team at this well-established firm offers refinancing advice and also acts on bankruptcy and company reconstruction procedures. The group is recognised for its strong team of administrators, who recently acted on the restructuring of prefabricated house builder Finndomo, and advised on the restructuring of Ferromet Ferrous Raw Material.
Sources say: "Pragmatic, hands-on lawyers who provide top commercial advice."
Lars-Henrik Andersson enjoys a superb reputation for his insolvency and restructuring experience. Interviewees note: "He's a thorough practitioner who can explain the context to an international audience - he is really excellent." Jesper Johansson comes highly recommended for his restructuring and refinancing advice. Impressed clients say: "He is creative and his advice resulted in a positive outcome." Pierre Pettersson acts on financial restructurings and is regularly appointed as a receiver in bankruptcy procedures. Clients say he is "thorough and exact - he has a reassuring, trustworthy manner." (Chambers Europe, 2013)
Lindahl's 'well-above-average' team is based in four cities. 'Very experienced' team head Lars-Henrik Andersson advised telecoms firm Ventelo Svenringe on restructuring, while Pierre Pettersson continues to represent Weavering Capital in a cross-border insolvency matter. Anders Sandberg is highly experienced. (Legal 500, 2013)
The seven-strong team handling shipping matters at this firm is renowned for its solid transactional expertise. Offshore work is an important source of work for the group, representing clients such as Rederi AB Transatlantic. Working from Stockholm and Gothenburg, it has also recently been active on restructuring and refinancing issues, as well as acting for shipping companies on M&A matters. A standout transaction for the group was its advice to Nimbus Group on the bankruptcy proceedings of five of its companies.
Sources say: "I trust the team's expertise. The lawyers are very diligent and skilful."
Clients applaud Erik Linnarsson for his vast shipping expertise and commercial outlook. Impressed sources also commend him on his thorough business understanding. Peter Bäverlid is highly regarded as a skilled ship finance practitioner. Clients appreciate his prompt and thorough advice. Christoffer Gramming is a firm favourite with clients thanks to the depth of his shipping expertise, his business understanding and approachability. (Chambers Europe, 2013)
The 'vastly experienced' Erik Linnarsson heads the practice at Lindahl, which is 'comparable with many international shipping firms'. It handles all aspects of shipping law, including transactions, flagging, finance and disputes. (Legal 500, 2013)
TMT (IT, Media, Telecommunications)
This highly successful firm houses one of the leading TMT practices in the market, offering a comprehensive service. It handles licensing, litigation, data protection, e-commerce and regulatory matters for clients such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Logica. The team also covers complex outsourcing projects, recently assisting Bankgirocentralen BGC with the development of a new payment solution for six leading commercial banks. On the telecoms side, the practice advises mobile content providers and providers of mobile payment solutions such as MobiVending and mBlox.
Sources say: "It really understands our business and our key issues."
Stockholm managing partner Erik Bergenstråhle is acknowledged by peers as one of the foremost experts in the country for both IT and telecoms. Clients appreciate his negotiation skills as well as saying: "He is very calm and extremely skilled at building a rapport." Practice head Anders Christner "is the lawyer to call for IT and telecoms," according to sources. He has recently written the first standard contract for agile software development. Media head Staffan Eklöw is one of the market's leading experts in television matters thanks to his experience in-house in TV4 and his long-standing ties with the industry. Telecoms head David Frydlinger stands out for his capacity to "think outside the box. He takes initiative and is excellent at brainstorming," according to impressed clients. (Chambers Europe, 2013)
The recently promoted David Frydlinger heads Lindahl's 'engaged and innovative' practice, whose clients include Verizon and Logica. Erik Bergenstråhle is advising Bankgirocentralen on a new payment system. The 'very good and competent' Kenth Berg is representing the Swedish Transport Workers Union in large procurement deals. (Legal 500, 2013)