- Chairman: Biörn Riese
- Managing Partner: Jan Dernestam
- Number of partners worldwide: 88
- Number of lawyers worldwide: 400
- Languages: Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish
Mannheimer Swartling is Sweden’s leading business law firm. By combining the highest legal competence with industry know-how, the firm offers its clients professional legal advice with added value. The firm is a full-service law firm with an extensive international practice and assignments all over the world. For several consecutive years, it has been chosen as the favourite law firm of both clients and students.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s M&A specialists handle all types of transactions, from private acquisitions to cross-border mergers between publicly listed companies.
Finance & Securities:
The practice covers all aspects of finance and securities law, including secured and syndicated loan transactions, structured finance, acquisition finance, project finance, leasing and tax-based finance, public offers, private placements, listings and regulatory work.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm handles all types of commercial disputes, including specialist areas such as IP, admiralty, IT, competition law and insurance. The practice covers court litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and ADR.
The firm has one of Northern Europe’s largest teams of real estate lawyers, with lawyers in six countries engaged in real estate law and cross-border transactions, offering expertise ranging from tax and financing issues to planning and permitting. Clients include real estate companies, property developers, real estate funds and other financial owners, governments and unicipalities.
The practice primarily advises on domestic and crossborder M&A, reorganisations, structured finance, private equity and venture capital, incentive plans and transfer pricing.
EU, Competition & Marketing:
The firm advises on all types of European community law, competition law, marketing law and entertainment law.
The firm advises on all types of intellectual property issues. It has an emphasis on issues relating to patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyright.
IT & Telecoms:
The firm handles legal matters relating to information technology,media and telecommunications, outsourcing, broadcasting, the internet, data protection and electronic markets.
The firm advises clients on matters such as applications for operating permits, identification and allocation of environmental risk in business transactions, environmental liability, and a broad range of other environmentally related matters.
Mannheimer Swartling advises on international transactions in all fields of business law. Examples of recent work include project financing, foreign acquisitions of Swedish companies, international loan agreements, competition law matters in Sweden and before the EU institutions, general legal advice on doing business in Sweden in various business areas, tax law and labour law.