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Corporate/M&A — Sweden


Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for High-quality corporate law team with particular eminence for large-cap M&A. Utilises its well-established cross-border network to advise both national and international clients on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. Particularly active within the payment services, healthcare and digital industries. Rezidor Hotel Group and Acco Brands are among the team's new clients.

Strengths Interviewees enthuse that "the level and quality of the lawyers' advice and work is excellent and of the highest standard, as is their commitment to timely delivery and accessibility."

Clients appreciate that the team is "very knowledgeable, business-oriented and service-minded."

Work highlights Advised E. Öhman J:or on its SEK6.6 billion public tender offer made jointly with Nordic Capital for all shares in Nordnet.

Assisted Monterro and its IT company Lundalogik with the acquisition of RemoteX.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Manfred Löfvenhaft frequently advises clients on large M&A transactions including both public and private acquisitions. He acted on ICA's acquisition of UAB Palink. Clients say that he is "very knowledgeable and dedicated, extremely accessible, and has that sense of business acumen: he understands how to facilitate a transaction."

Outstanding market leader Dick Lundqvist advises on high-end public and private M&A and assisted GE with its SEK5.86 billion public takeover of Arcam. He is valued by clients for his "knowledge, great commercial understanding, solution-oriented approach and extraordinary negotiation skills."

Sources remark that the "very knowledgeable" Carl Westerberg brings "great experience, a business-oriented approach and gives valuable advice." His practice covers a broad range of M&A mandates and he advised Castellum on its SEK13.4 acquisition of Norrporten.

Renowned on the market for his specialist knowledge of the IT sector, Mats Hugoson is appreciated as a "proactive and solution-oriented" lawyer with "great commercial understanding." He guided Teracom Boxer Group on the SEK1.63 billion divestment of Boxer TV-Access to Com Hem.

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Mannheimer Swartling - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Large team with experience across the corporate M&A spectrum and a reputation for big-ticket M&A. The firm's capacity for complex transactions is enhanced by its full-service offering and international presence. Strong reputation across multiple sectors. Clients include Swedish blue-chip companies, private equity houses and technology companies. A strong offering for both Nordic and international mandates.

Strengths One client describes the department as "exceptionally good" and "absolutely top-class," adding that the practitioners' "high level of availability and accessibility has made our work smooth and efficient."

Another source praises the "fantastic group" for its "outstanding commitment" and "ability to assemble great teams."

Work highlights Represented the board of target company Haldex in its public takeover, which involved three competing bids.

Advised Stora Enso, SCA, Smurfit Kappa and Fiskeby Board on their joint sale of IL Recycling to Stena Metall.

Notable practitioners

Hailed by sources as an "outstanding lawyer," Jan Holmius is commended for being "a committed adviser and a problem solver" who is "extremely pleasant to work with." He typically represents large corporate and private equity clients in high-end M&A transactions and assisted Nordic Capital and Lindorff with the SEK40.5 billion merger of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff.

Head of the firm's global M&A practice, Adam Green is a US-qualified practitioner, experienced in handling international mandates. He recently advised the Scope Growth and others on the SEK765 million divestment of Happy Socks to Palamon Capital Partners. One client notes that he is "diligent and highly available" to clients, providing both an "international and start-up perspective" on deals, while another also appreciates that he is "extremely knowledgeable, with a great reputation and consistency of service."

Private M&A practitioner Fredrik Andretzky is particularly active within the financial industries sector. He recently guided IK VII Fund on its purchase of NeTel.

Eva Hägg is hailed by interviewees as "the anchor of the organisation" whose practice is "solid as a rock." She is predominantly known for her equity capital markets work and leads the firm's ECM practice; however, she also has a strong reputation for assisting clients with takeovers and M&A transactions.

Patrik Marcelius acts on takeovers, cash offerings and mergers, handling a mixture of equity capital markets work and public and private M&A. He acted on Altor Fund IV's SEK2.3 billion public cash offer for Transcom WorldWide. Clients rate him as a "wise adviser and legal partner for highly complex business issues."

Tom Wehtje is praised by interviewees as an "excellent" M&A adviser who "stands out" from his peers. He typically acts for private equity clients, assisting with domestic and cross-border transactions. He assisted Telia Company with its sale of Sergel Kredit to Marginalen Bank.

Mattias Karlsson acts on private M&A transactions with a focus on the real estate sector. He also handles mandates for private equity clients and investment houses.

Åke Kjellson is a renowned and experienced M&A practitioner. He represents listed companies and private equity firms in Swedish and cross-border transactions.

Joining the rankings this year on the back of excellent recommendations from the market, Isabella Ramsay is praised as "a very skilled and experienced" M&A practitioner who often leads advice on large, international transactions and is also known for her work on deals in the energy sector. She assisted Bridgepoint and Bonnier with the SEK8.25 billion sale of Nordic Cinema Group to AMC Entertainment.

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Mannheimer Swartling advises on the full range of legal matters that its clients face. As the largest law firm in the Nordic region, the firm offers both the scope and the scale required to handle the most demanding projects. And operating as a true lockstep firm ensures that its collective experience and expertise is available to every assignment. 

Clients from all areas of the private and public sectors turn to the firm for counsel of exceptional quality. Clients include distinguished companies and organisations in Sweden and around the world. The firm’s approximately 400 lawyers are specialised in different areas of business law and industries. Meaning that they understand their clients’ commercial challenges, while having the legal expertise to find the optimal solutions. 

The firm’s fundamental objective is to always surpass the expectations of its clients. Thus it’s aim is to recruit, keep and develop the most passionate legal talent. This business model is founded on the team spirit which is deeply rooted in the firm’s corporate culture.


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Roschier - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong corporate practice handling the full range of M&A transactions as well as corporate restructurings. Particularly active with large and mid-cap deals and cross-border mandates in the Nordic region. Frequently advises industrial clients, private equity houses, large listed corporations and financial institutions. New client wins include Knorr-Bremse.

Strengths One client compliments the practice for its "great team with great expertise," adding that the lawyers are "very hard-working and flexible."

Work highlights Advised TDC on its SEK2.9 billion divestment of TDC Sweden to Tele2.

Notable practitioners

An experienced adviser to private equity clients, Jens Bengtsson acts on large, international M&A transactions. He acted for Triton and Assemblin on the SEK225 million debt-free acquisition of all share capital in Skanska Installation.

Particularly renowned for her presence in high-profile transactions, Malin Leffler focuses on private acquisitions and is highly experienced in assisting with multi-jurisdictional transactions. Clients say she is someone who "knows the technical aspects" of M&A work and will execute the deals. She advised Atlas Copco on the sale of its cross-border Road Construction Equipment division to Fayat Group.

Public M&A practitioner Ola Åhman is praised by market sources for his "great expertise and solid reputation" in relation to company law. He assisted Blackstone with its acquisition of a 32% stake in the share capital in D. Carnegie & Co.

Pontus Enquist's broad practice encompasses public and private M&A as well as equity capital markets. He represented Patricia Industries in its cross-border acquisition of LABORIE. Clients note that he is "on his toes and very business-oriented."

Björn Winström is active within the private equity sector as well as advising large corporate clients. He represented Capstone Infrastrcutre, Icon Infrastructure and Macquiarie European Infrastructure Fund II in the divestment of Värmevärden to J.P. Morgan. Sources reveal that he is "very service-minded and responds quickly."

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Premium domestic practice with experience in handling large, complex transactions. Strong for both public and private M&A, the team receives particular recommendation for due diligence and takeovers. Also advises on deals involving private equity aspects. Regularly represents clients in the financial and industrial sectors.

Strengths One interviewee admires the practitioners' "pragmatism" and "clear communication." This source adds: "During the whole process it was clear that they had lots of experience in this field."

Another client appreciates the team's business-oriented advice: "They have a true understanding of the commercial perspective of a legal matter."

Work highlights Advised Tele2 on its SEK2.9 billion purchase of TDC Sweden.

Acted for Securitas Direct Verisure on a co-operation agreement with Falck, involving the acquisition of an alarm services portfolio across the Nordics.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Carl Gustaf De Geer is well regarded by sources for his considerable experience in M&A and corporate mandates. He advises financial institutions on a range of transactions, as well as corporate and compliance issues.

Christina Kokko is praised by clients for her "fast and efficient service" as well as her "high knowledge of the subject matter and understanding of M&A valuation models." She remains highly thought of across the market for M&A and corporate advice, and has a focus on transactions in the financial, life sciences and media sectors. In a recent highlight, she represented EQT Opportunity Fund and other sellers in the disposal of TitanX to Tata AutoComp Systems.

Johan Winnerblad co-heads the firm's corporate team and continues to handle a large volume of M&A transactions, including numerous mid-market deals as well as the largest mandates. He assisted Lagercrantz Group with its acquisitions of a number of companies in recent years, including the Finland-based lighting systems developer, Exilight. One interviewee notes: "He is one of the most experienced M&A lawyers in the Nordics."

Erik Sjöman moves up the rankings this year on the back of excellent feedback. He advises clients on corporate matters and equity capital markets mandates and is particularly known for public M&A. He assisted Randstad Nordic with its SEK1.6 billion recommended cash offer to the shareholders of Proffice. Clients say: "He is a lawyer who really knows how to add value to his clients. He always has an answer that can be used by the client."

According to interviewees, Jonas Bergström is "energetic and enthusiastic" and "creates a positive working atmosphere." He advises on a range of M&A and corporate issues, and has a strong base of clients in the private equity sector. He represented IK Investment Partners in its acquisition of OS Group.

Jonas Johansson assists clients with a mixture of mid and large-cap transactions. In a recent highlight, he led Litorina's SEK790 million sale of Björnkläder Intressenter to Swedol. Clients recommend him because "he gives practical solutions on how to solve different issues, and how to renegotiate to find solutions that safeguard the client's interests, but are also acceptable to the other party." The same source is also impressed by his "broad knowledge of the regulations and practices with regard to M&A."

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Advokatfirman Cederquist KB - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded group assisting a range of corporate clients and financial institutions with transactional mandates, including both domestic and cross-border deals. Particularly active in private equity-driven transactions, with numerous private equity houses from the Nordics and beyond as its clients. Offers experience in industrial M&A deals, high-end infrastructure mandates and regulated transactions involving the financial services sector. Recent client wins include Assystem, InfoVista and Norvestor.

Strengths Clients enthuse that the team demonstrates "high-quality and proactive work. They are highly flexible, committed and have in-depth knowledge."

Work highlights Acted for Polaris Private Equity on its cross-border disposal of P-Alignment 2012 and Car-O-Liner.

Advised CVC Capital Partners on its purchase and financing of ÅR Packaging.

Notable practitioners

Wilhelm Lüning is well regarded by sources for being "commercially minded" and "understanding the non-legal aspects" when "problem solving" on behalf of his clients. He co-heads the team and is a seasoned M&A lawyer, advising corporates from a range of sectors.

Lars Bärnheim is recommended by clients "for his broad knowledge and experience within the fields of M&A and corporate law" and his skilful handling of documentation. He acts for private equity funds and financial institutions on a range of M&A transactions. He recently advised Qliro Group on the divestment of its shares in Lekmer to Babyshop Sthlm Holding.

Carl-Johan Deuschl advises both domestic and international clients on M&A transactions, with a strong focus on cross-border work, and advised Assystems France in the acquisition of Engineering Partner Automotive Nordic. He also advises on privatisation.

Co-head Martin Ulfson acts for clients on M&A and joint ventures and is praised for his "good business sense," particularly when putting questions to the counterparty during transactions. He advises both Swedish and international clients including private equity houses and represented NNB Intressenter in its public cash offer for the shares in Nordnet.

Maja Wettergren acts for Swedish and international companies on acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and disposals. Sources say that she is "highly skilled and easy to work with. She is proactive and quick to understand the needs of the client and the measures needed to implement them."

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Hannes Snellman - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service transactional team with a strong reputation for Nordic-wide M&A deals, advising on cross-border elements using its network of offices through the region. Also handles public takeovers, corporate governance and stock market regulation. Represents an array of clients including domestic and foreign financial sponsors, multinationals and Nordic private and public companies. Apollo is among the team's recent client wins.

Strengths One client finds the team to be "very knowledgeable and easy to work with," highlighting the group's "broad range of capabilities."

Work highlights Acted on EQT's SEK2.3 billion acquisition of the majority of shares in DGC One.

Represented Fingerprint Cards in its USD106 million purchase of Delta ID.

Notable practitioners

Sören Lindström typically acts on public and private M&A mandates and also advises on corporate finance and takeover regulation. He represented Intrum Justitia in the merger of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff. Sources comment that he is respected as a "successful lawyer in the transaction market."

A respected lawyer in the market, Richard Åkerman advises clients on a broad range of M&A mandates and has recent experience assisting clients from the food and pharmaceutical industries. He assisted Fazer Group with its acquisition of Frebaco.

Christoffer Saidac offers clients broad knowledge covering public M&A, capital markets and regulatory advice. He is experienced in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

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Hannes Snellman is consistently ranked as one of the top M&A advisers in the Nordic region. We provide advice and support on all types of transactions, including acquisitions; divestments; joint ventures; group restructurings and venture investments. In addition, we are preeminent in the area of private equity transactions and fund formation.
Many of the transactions we advise on are of strategic importance, often involving complex corporate and disclosure issues; our lawyers have considerable experience working as international lead counsel and handling complex cross-border transactions.

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Linklaters Advokatbyrå - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected outfit advising private equity houses, international banks and large corporates on high-profile mandates. Particularly experienced with Nordic region M&A involving real estate portfolios and private equity deals, as well as general corporate transactions involving public and private companies. Boasts strong cross-border capabilities, collaborating with offices across the firm's international network, most notably London. Also advises on corporate governance and incentive programmes.

Strengths One client highlights the team's cross-border capabilities on large transactions and describes the lawyers as "very technical."

Work highlights Advised ZF on its takeover bid for Haldex.

Notable practitioners

Fredrik Lindqvist advises on M&A, predominantly focusing on international transactions, often advising in conjunction with colleagues in other Linklaters offices across Europe. He provided advice relating to the Swedish aspects of Cerberus Capital Management's international acquisition of a controlling interest in Staples. Clients emphasise that he is "very business-oriented, focused and knowledgeable."

Elisabet Lundgren is a respected M&A practitioner, described by one source as "skilled and easy to work with." She acted on NKT Cables' acquisition of a high-voltage cables and accessories business from ABB Holdings.

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White & Case Advokat AB - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established team handling private and public M&A. Particularly recommended for its cross-border capabilities, utilising its international network to advise on major global mandates with Swedish aspects, as well as having a solid reputation for local and regional work in Sweden and the Nordics. Strong reputation for private equity-related deals. Clients include large investors and corporations.

Strengths One client values the lawyers' "in-depth knowledge of our business," as well as their "availability."

Work highlights Assisted Toyota with its EUR1.16 billion acquisition of Vanderlande.

Notable practitioners

Clients emphasise that Jan Jensen "provides a combination of business sense and legal knowledge." He frequently leads private equity mandates and advises on related mergers and acquisitions.

Darragh Byrne is praised by clients as a lawyer who "is very responsive and provides high-quality advice" and also find his "combination of Swedish and international experience" extremely valuable. He is particularly active on cross-border transactions involving the UK and US and recently represented Luxoft in its acquisition of Pelagicore.

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Baker McKenzie - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its international experience and capability with multi-jurisdictional mandates. The team is particularly active with cross-border private equity and M&A transactions stemming from the Nordic region. Full-service offering enables the team to supplement corporate transactions with advice on areas such as tax, real estate and employment law issues. Strong capabilities in regulatory issues as well as trade compliance. New client wins include Tata AutoComp Systems and Accent Equity Partners.

Strengths Interviewees appreciate the team's "great client insight and proactive approach."

According to one source, the group demonstrates "good negotiation skills, attention to detail and control of the process."

Work highlights Advised McDonald's on the process of selling a number of outlets across the Nordics.

Acted for Arcam on matters related to its SEK6.2 billion takeover by GE.

Notable practitioners

Carl Svernlöv is noted for his strong client focus, with one source commenting: "He provides great client service through experienced and time-efficient support." He typically acts for clients on M&A, general corporate law matters and corporate governance and advised Husqvarna on its acquisition of the Floor Grinding Solutions Division of HTC.

Head of department Anders Fast is highlighted for his "combination of business sense and legal sense," by sources who add that "he is also nice to work with." He has notable experience in the private equity sector and advised PBM Capital on its sale of a majority share in Breas Medical to Fosun Pharma.

Anna Orlander is praised by clients for being "extremely responsive, knowledgeable and super-efficient." She recently became a partner at the firm and advises on a range of corporate acquisition and structuring mandates.

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Delphi - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong for Swedish mid-market M&A as well as cross-border mandates. Has a particular focus on the TMT and gaming sectors, as well as the energy and healthcare markets. Also active in the venture capital space, regularly advising on start-up ventures and investments. Offers notable expertise in private equity transactions.

Strengths One client appreciates "their collaborative abilities and goal-oriented attitude," as well as "their ability to explain matters and achieve good results."

Work highlights Assisted Com Hem with its acquisition of Boxer TV-Access.

Acted for target company Mediaplanet International on the disposal of its shares to Priveq Investment.

Notable practitioners

David Aversten is particularly highlighted by interviewees for his experience on transactions involving international counterparties, who say he "can make complex transactions seamless and straightforward." He advised EQT Ventures on several investments in Nordic companies through its new fund.

Per Berglöf acts for a broad range of companies, including listed entities on a range of transactions, acquisitions and takeovers. Clients note that he is "good at managing issues with entrepreneurial companies."

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Advokatfirman Lindahl - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong team advising on a mixture of private and public M&A deals drawing praise for its modern approach and its abilities on transactions in the IT sector. Offers expertise for deals in a wide range of industries, from TMT to private equity, energy to life sciences. Advises both Swedish and international clients and enjoys a growing international practice. Recent client wins include AMC Theatres.

Strengths Clients note the team's "strong commercial capabilities matched with its deep legal knowledge of the Swedish market."

One interviewee describes the lawyers as "flexible, quick" and "knowledgeable," and praises the group's "holistic view."

Work highlights Acted for GMT on its divestment of AddSecure to a US private equity fund.

Notable practitioners

Carl-Olof Bouveng has a particular focus on cross-border transactions, often representing multi-national companies in M&A and investment deals. Sources confirm that Bouveng continues to be an active lawyer on corporate deals and regard him as a good M&A counsel who represents clients well.

Sources say that Peter Högström is "very business-minded and focuses on getting the deal done." He advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and financing issues.

Head of department Peter Lilja frequently advises clients from the financial and telecoms sectors on corporate finance and M&A. Clients enthuse: "He is very client-focused so he is a nice guy to work with. He is very good at developing an understanding of his client's instructions." He acted for Nalka Invest on its acquisition of Lekolar.

Managing partner Malcolm Wiberg is highlighted by clients because he is "no-nonsense and provides solutions." Clients add that he is "easy to work with and a pleasant person." His key area of expertise is M&A, with a focus on clients in the private equity sector.

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Mergers and acquisitions make a significant part of Lindahl's business. Our experience as advisors and our expertise in the field is well known. The lawyers in our M&A group have extensive experience and knowledge, and are commonly also experts in other fields of law. Several partners in the group are listed by the international ranking institute Chambers and Partners, in their extensive and worldwide yearly ranking, which is based on client interviews. Lindahl's leading market position is also highlighted in the Merger Market report where we, based on the number of transactions, are ranked top three among commercial legal advisors on the Swedish market every year since in 2010.

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Setterwalls - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

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What the team is known for Respected domestic practice which draws praise for its strong regional presence in Swedish M&A transactions through its offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Advises clients across a broad range of sectors, including life sciences, energy and healthcare, as well as regularly acting for private equity sponsors. New additions to the team's client roster include Tata Group.

Strengths Sources note that the group is "very customer-oriented and provides a strong team."

Another client highlights the junior lawyers in the team, describing them as "very detail-driven and conscientious."

Work highlights Advised Svedbergs on matters connected with its subsidiary's acquisition of Macro International's operations.

Notable practitioners

Jörgen Axelsson advises private equity sponsors on M&A transactions, as well as advising on equity capital markets and public M&A, an area in which he is considered to have "a really strong name," according to market sources. He assisted SEB PE Opportunity with its acquisition of Tawi.

Private M&A specialist Anders Söderlind acts for a mixture of corporates and private equity firms and also frequently advises on venture capital transactions. He advised the owners of Veryday on the sale of the company to McKinsey & Company.

Mattias Detterfelt advises corporate banks and investment houses on mergers, sales and acquisitions. He advised FSN Capital and Instalco Intressenter's auction sale and IPO of Instalco Intressenter. One client appreciates that he "prioritises us as a customer, provides relevant advice and is a real project leader."

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DLA Piper - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-rounded corporate and M&A team advising domestic and global purchasers, vendors and brokers. Noted for its cross-border capabilities and strong global network, which is integrated across the Nordic region. Also praised for its strength in Swedish mid-market transactions, including deals in the energy, gaming and life sciences sectors and venture capital deals. Has experience of mandates involving the real estate arena.

Strengths Clients highlight the lawyers' "deep knowledge within their field of expertise and good understanding of our business, which provides a strong contribution to acquisitions from a commercial perspective."

Work highlights Assisted Playtech with its SEK500 million acquisition of Quickspin.

Notable practitioners

Mathias Berggren has a strong reputation for advising clients on cross-border M&A and sources particularly reference his experience on transactions in the media sector.

Head of department Anders Malmström acts for private equity firms and corporate finance firms on both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He recently advised NS Intressenter on its acquisition of PriceRunner.

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Hamilton Advokatbyrå - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned for its work in private M&A transactions and its strength in the private equity sector, representing both buyers and sellers in deals ranging from small to large-cap mandates. Handles domestic and cross-border transactions, with experience in the media and pharmaceutical sectors. HealthCap is among the team's new client wins.

Strengths Interviewees comment that the lawyers are "quick, knowledgeable and service-minded."

Sources also note that the team "consistently gives a good level of customer service."

Work highlights Acted for MTG on the divestment of its free-TV, pay-TV, digital and radio businesses in the Baltics.

Assisted Investment AB Spiltan with its investment in Pond Healthcare Innovation.

Notable practitioners

Pontus Bergsten advises on both local and international M&A and is respected by clients as a "great negotiator and project leader." He advised MTGx International on the purchase of a 35% stake in InnoGames.

Sources describe Jon Ericson as "a good listener who understand the issues" and add that "he has a broad network of other specialists" who can come to the aid of clients. He is particularly experienced in transactions involving the technology and communications sectors. He acted on Felleskjøpet's SEK410 million acquisition of Granngården from EQT.

Martin Prager has a strong focus on private equity clients and assists with domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He advised KFK Invest and RCJ Invest on the sale of Furniturebox to FSN Capital and its portfolio company Bygghemma. Clients note that he is "talented in handling negotiations and the situations that come up around the table."

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As the world becomes increasingly complex the need for legal expertise increases.

A constant flow of legal issues must be managed. They can revolve around agreements, resolutions by boards of directors and at shareholders’ meetings or the raising of fresh capital.

The law can be a useful tool to help companies grow and create new business opportunities. Hamilton offers the expertise required and always puts each client’s needs first. We know how the law can be used to help our clients achieve their goals and we constantly develop new solutions to create the best possible environment in which our clients can achieve success.

Our group of M&A lawyers guides our clients through the whole deal. From the decision to acquire or sell a business, through preparations and negotiations, until the closing of the deal. Our goal is to always create the greatest possible value. We achieve this by combining our expertise and the ability to think ahead with attentiveness and a smooth approach. When needed, we can draw on our team of specialized lawyers in other fields within the firm.

We have extensive knowledge of complex deals and we regularly represent both sellers and buyers.

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Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co AB - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Represents a number of major Swedish and international clients in a range of M&A transactions, at both a domestic and international level. Work spans a broad variety of sectors. Fuchs Petrolub is among the department's new client wins.

Strengths One client describes the practitioners as "efficient" and "responsive," while another source appreciates their "very commercial" approach.

Work highlights Assisted new client Snap-on with its cross-border purchase of Car-O-Liner from Polaris.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Peder Hammarskiöld is described by sources as "commercial and able to play into the wavelength of the people instructing him. He understands the issues as well as what a client wants out of a transaction, which creates a lot of value." He has considerable experience in a broad range of corporate mandates, including M&A transactions.

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Hammarskiöld & Co operates a leading M&A practice known for working on the most high profile, challenging and largest transactions and its capability to handle complex matters with small focused core teams.
In recent years, Hammarskiöld & Co has continued to represent clients in complex transactions. Large and sophisticated clients, both Swedish and foreign, entrust Hammarskiöld & Co with their most important M&A deals relying on its expertise, experience and business sense. The firm acts on behalf of an enviable client list including companies such as Scania, IKEA, Morgan Stanley, Snap-on, Folksam, Länsförsäkringar, Fuchs Petrolub, Altor Equity, Antin Infrastructure Partners and Euroapotheca. M&A mandates for the firm during the past year include assisting Swedish Altor Equity in its acquisition of BTI Studios group from the Carlyle Group in a highly competitive auction involving more than 17 jurisdictions, the highly publicized acquisition by Euroapotheca of Apoteksgruppen Holding from the Kingdom of Sweden and a related acquisition of 156 privately owned Apoteksgruppen pharmacies, and global industrialist Snap-on, Inc. in its strategic USD 155 million acquisition of the Car-o-Liner group involving more than 11 jurisdictions.

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Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell KB - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Noted for its expertise with mid-market M&A transactions. Frequently acts for Nordic and European private equity funds as well as a mixture of Swedish corporate entities and corporate finance firms. Experience of deals involving the manufacturing, telecoms and IT sectors.

Strengths Sources highlight the department's "highly experienced and commercial team with partners who take complete ownership of projects and a long-term view to their clients."

Work highlights Advised SEB Venture Capital on the divestment of all shares in Prodacapo to FCG Datawell.

Acted for Scandsib Holdings on the procurement of the Volvo dealership operations from Auto Sueco across several jurisdictions in Africa.

Notable practitioners

Sten Hedbäck is highlighted for his "sound judgement which often takes you beyond technical knowledge. He is quick to gain the confidence of clients, and displays notable abilities in solving complex issues on time. He also has impressive command of the details." He typically acts for industrial companies and private equity funds, and advised Norvestor Equity on its sale of Sortera Skandinavien to Summa Equity.

Sources highlight Niclas Högström for his "client focus and very high availability. He is also very knowledgeable and experienced," while one interviewee finds him "balanced and pragmatic." He advises companies across various industries on acquisitions and divestments, mainly within the private sector.

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Törngren Magnell advises Swedish and foreign clients in connection with acquisitions and disposals of, as well as investments into, both companies and businesses across a broad range of sectors.

Our client base consists mainly of private equity and venture capital funds, industrial companies, investment banks and other financial advisors. Many of our clients are foreign companies, and we benefit from extensive experience from involvement in cross-border transactions.

Our practice encompasses all types of sale, purchase and investment transactions, such as leveraged buy-outs, trade sales, private equity deals and venture capital investments, both within the context of controlled auctions and bilateral negotiations. We advise across the full spectrum of deals and issues, from the structuring, negotiation and completion of all forms of venture financings to providing legal support in all phases of large and complex cross-border takeovers.

Lead times in controlled auctions are frequently short, and this places particularly high demands on the understanding of both the process and transactional law. The client enjoys a decisive advantage in having Törngren Magnell partners engaged in every step of their M&A transaction.

The partners in the practice group have cultivated their experience working at other leading law firms in Stockholm, Hong Kong and Moscow, and from holding senior legal positions at Swedish and foreign multinational corporations.

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Wistrand Advokatbyrå - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Solid group advising Swedish and international corporates, investment banks and private equity firms. Maintains a strong presence on mid-market M&A transactions, as well as handling contractual, commercial and general corporate matters. Offers particular expertise in the media, real estate and technology sectors.

Strengths Clients emphasise that the lawyers "understand our business and can thus give legal advice with a commercial perspective."

One source describes the team as "flexible and always ready to assist," and particularly highlights the lawyers' "relevant advice according to the scope and size of the deal."

Work highlights Acted for Nordic Choice Hotels on its acquisition of three hotels to add to its portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Robert Kullgren is a "pragmatic lawyer who represents clients in a good way and is easy to work with," according to sources, who acknowledge Kullgren's reputable M&A work. He also heads the firm's German desk and is experienced in acting on cross-border transactions between the two jurisdictions, previously representing Tacton Systems in its acquisition of Lumo Group.

Lars Hasp acts on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions for domestic and international clients. Clients note that he provides "sound legal advice with a commercial perspective." He led advice on B3IT Management's acquisition of Init and on the company's recent IPO.

Magnus Forssman is experienced in handling M&A mandates in the IT and tech sectors and recently assisted the sellers of Propellerhead Software with the sale of the company to Verdane Capital. Clients comment on his ability to provide "deliver advice under stressful circumstances" and sources also note that he is "experienced in matters linking transactions and insurance law."

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KANTER Advokatbyrå - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique firm focusing on mid-market domestic and Nordic deals. Additionally acts as local counsel on larger international transactions. A good choice for both public M&A and private equity mandates. New client wins include Linum.

Strengths One source highlights the lawyers' "clarity, quality, holistic perspective and reliable expertise" as particular strengths, going on to also praise their "pragmatic support."

Clients additionally note that the lawyers are "very knowledgeable and flexible."

Work highlights Acted for the management team of Välinge on its investment in the company alongside financial sponsor KKR.

Advised the founders and shareholders of Knightec on the divestment of the company to Adelis Equity Partners.

Notable practitioners

The "experienced" Lennart Kanter is admired for his "very good general knowledge, detailed approach and business-mindedness." He advises private equity clients on a broad range of M&A matters. He led the firm's work on Komponenter's acquisition of Trestads Precisionsmekanik.

Mikael Klang assists clients with domestic and international acquisitions and investments. He acted on Alcadon's SEK61 million acquisition of DataConnect. Clients comment that he is "very service-oriented and knowledgeable in the field of M&A."

Up-and-coming lawyer Moritz Veller joins the table this year following several strong client recommendations. He is dually qualified in Sweden and Germany and advises on international transactions involving the two jurisdictions, when he is able to "compare deal structures in Germany and Sweden." He is particulary appreciated for his "ability to think forward and go beyond the questions the client asks." He assisted Gunnebo Industrier with the sale of Gbo Fastening Systems to Simpson Strong-Tie Europe.

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Magnusson - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Offers clients advice on cross-border M&A and joint ventures in industries such as finance and insurance, energy and retail. Able to supplement its corporate expertise with advice on tax, IP and employment law aspects of deals when required. Recently gained Best Western and Vapiano as clients.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the team is "always up to date" and "available when needed."

A second interviewee adds that the lawyers "have a solution-oriented mindset and put the client's interests first."

Work highlights Assisted FMF with the disposal of its shares in Hemnet to General Atlantic.

Advised Actic on its acquisition of fitness facilities from Flex Sports Club.

Notable practitioners

Anders Bäckman acts on Swedish M&A deals as well as handling cross-border cases with other Magnusson offices. He is praised for his "commercial awareness, strong analytical ability and effectiveness." He advised Flight Centre Travel Group on the acquisition of a number of businesses owned by eDreams.

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MAQS Advokatbyrå - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A broad corporate and commercial law practice which is often instructed on mid-market M&A transactions. Maintains a strong client base within the technology and IT sectors as well as serving corporates involved in finance, insurance, energy projects and media. Recent client wins include G5 Entertainment, Axactor and Hoylu.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's "depth of resources, speed and flexibility."

Another source comments that the "very efficient and creative" lawyers demonstrate a "high level of knowledge."

Work highlights Acted for Yilport on its purchase of all shares in Baltic Sea Gateway.

Advised Rabbalshede Kraft on its investment in the Lyrestad wind farm.

Notable practitioners

Clients highlight that Jens André is a "fast, creative and trustworthy" adviser. He acts on public and private M&A transactions and recently led AcadeMedia's acquisition of Step Kids Education.

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Wigge & Partners Advokat - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Transactional boutique with a compact team offering a senior partner-led service on small and mid-cap M&A transactions and private equity mandates. Acts for numerous private equity firms as well as small and growth companies within the technology sector. New clients include Lakers Holding and Pangolin.

Strengths Clients say it is a "flexible team with great M&A knowledge."

Work highlights Represented Kvalitena in the divestment of 75% of its stake in D. Carnegie & Co to Blackstone.

Notable practitioners

Henrik Wenckert is appreciated for his "very strong technical knowledge, flexibility and service-mindedness." He acts on various M&A mandates across the Nordics and recently assisted Nordic E-Commerce Group with its SEK115.6 million sale of all shares in NordicInk to inkClub Development.

Michael Wigge advises on wide-ranging M&A matters with significant recent experience in the private equity sector. Clients highlight that he is "very diligent at good at managing people."

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The department is known for its experience-driven approach, using small teams with senior lawyers who remain in hands-on roles in every single matter. This approach make our advices solution
oriented and commercial. This is especially appreciated by clients within the small and midcap segment of the private equity market. We are also suitable for clients within the tech sector and to some extent for start-ups.

We have also acquired extensive knowledge about the private equity industry in general and
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Senior Statesperson

Axel Calissendorff

Calissendorff Swarting

From the Chambers Europe guide

Axel Calissendorff of Calissendorff Swarting is highly regarded for his considerable experience in corporate and public M&A. A seasoned arbitrator, he also has a strong reputation for representing clients in corporate arbitration proceedings.

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Senior Statesperson

Carl Gustaf De Geer

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior statesman Carl Gustaf De Geer is well regarded by sources for his considerable experience in M&A and corporate mandates. He advises financial institutions on a range of transactions, as well as corporate and compliance issues.

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Senior Statesperson

Peder Hammarskiöld

Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Peder Hammarskiöld is described by sources as "commercial and able to play into the wavelength of the people instructing him. He understands the issues as well as what a client wants out of a transaction, which creates a lot of value." He has considerable experience in a broad range of corporate mandates, including M&A transactions.

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Eminent Practitioner

Manfred Löfvenhaft

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Manfred Löfvenhaft frequently advises clients on large M&A transactions including both public and private acquisitions. He acted on ICA's acquisition of UAB Palink. Clients say that he is "very knowledgeable and dedicated, extremely accessible, and has that sense of business acumen: he understands how to facilitate a transaction."

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Star Individuals

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Outstanding market leader Dick Lundqvist advises on high-end public and private M&A and assisted GE with its SEK5.86 billion public takeover of Arcam. He is valued by clients for his "knowledge, great commercial understanding, solution-oriented approach and extraordinary negotiation skills."

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Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

An experienced adviser to private equity clients, Jens Bengtsson acts on large, international M&A transactions. He acted for Triton and Assemblin on the SEK225 million debt-free acquisition of all share capital in Skanska Installation.

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Band 1

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Hailed by sources as an "outstanding lawyer," Jan Holmius is commended for being "a committed adviser and a problem solver" who is "extremely pleasant to work with." He typically represents large corporate and private equity clients in high-end M&A transactions and assisted Nordic Capital and Lindorff with the SEK40.5 billion merger of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff.

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christina Kokko is praised by clients for her "fast and efficient service" as well as her "high knowledge of the subject matter and understanding of M&A valuation models." She remains highly thought of across the market for M&A and corporate advice, and has a focus on transactions in the financial, life sciences and media sectors. In a recent highlight, she represented EQT Opportunity Fund and other sellers in the disposal of TitanX to Tata AutoComp Systems.

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Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Particularly renowned for her presence in high-profile transactions, Malin Leffler focuses on private acquisitions and is highly experienced in assisting with multi-jurisdictional transactions. Clients say she is someone who "knows the technical aspects" of M&A work and will execute the deals. She advised Atlas Copco on the sale of its cross-border Road Construction Equipment division to Fayat Group.

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Band 1

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Johan Winnerblad co-heads the firm's corporate team and continues to handle a large volume of M&A transactions, including numerous mid-market deals as well as the largest mandates. He assisted Lagercrantz Group with its acquisitions of a number of companies in recent years, including the Finland-based lighting systems developer, Exilight. One interviewee notes: "He is one of the most experienced M&A lawyers in the Nordics."

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Band 2

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Aversten is particularly highlighted by interviewees for his experience on transactions involving international counterparties, who say he "can make complex transactions seamless and straightforward." He advised EQT Ventures on several investments in Nordic companies through its new fund.

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Band 2

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of the firm's global M&A practice, Adam Green is a US-qualified practitioner, experienced in handling international mandates. He recently advised the Scope Growth and others on the SEK765 million divestment of Happy Socks to Palamon Capital Partners. One client notes that he is "diligent and highly available" to clients, providing both an "international and start-up perspective" on deals, while another also appreciates that he is "extremely knowledgeable, with a great reputation and consistency of service."

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Band 2

White & Case Advokat AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients emphasise that Jan Jensen "provides a combination of business sense and legal knowledge." He frequently leads private equity mandates and advises on related mergers and acquisitions.

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Band 2

Fredrik Lindqvist

Linklaters Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Fredrik Lindqvist advises on M&A, predominantly focusing on international transactions, often advising in conjunction with colleagues in other Linklaters offices across Europe. He provided advice relating to the Swedish aspects of Cerberus Capital Management's international acquisition of a controlling interest in Staples. Clients emphasise that he is "very business-oriented, focused and knowledgeable."

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Band 2

Sören Lindström

Hannes Snellman

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sören Lindström typically acts on public and private M&A mandates and also advises on corporate finance and takeover regulation. He represented Intrum Justitia in the merger of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff. Sources comment that he is respected as a "successful lawyer in the transaction market."

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Band 2

Elisabet Lundgren

Linklaters Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Elisabet Lundgren is a respected M&A practitioner, described by one source as "skilled and easy to work with." She acted on NKT Cables' acquisition of a high-voltage cables and accessories business from ABB Holdings.

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Band 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Wilhelm Lüning is well regarded by sources for being "commercially minded" and "understanding the non-legal aspects" when "problem solving" on behalf of his clients. He co-heads the team and is a seasoned M&A lawyer, advising corporates from a range of sectors.

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carl Svernlöv is noted for his strong client focus, with one source commenting: "He provides great client service through experienced and time-efficient support." He typically acts for clients on M&A, general corporate law matters and corporate governance and advised Husqvarna on its acquisition of the Floor Grinding Solutions Division of HTC.

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Band 3

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Public M&A practitioner Ola Åhman is praised by market sources for his "great expertise and solid reputation" in relation to company law. He assisted Blackstone with its acquisition of a 32% stake in the share capital in D. Carnegie & Co.

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Band 3

Hannes Snellman

From the Chambers Europe guide

A respected lawyer in the market, Richard Åkerman advises clients on a broad range of M&A mandates and has recent experience assisting clients from the food and pharmaceutical industries. He assisted Fazer Group with its acquisition of Frebaco.

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Band 3

Fredrik Andretzky

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Private M&A practitioner Fredrik Andretzky is particularly active within the financial industries sector. He recently guided IK VII Fund on its purchase of NeTel.

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Band 3

Jörgen S Axelsson

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jörgen Axelsson advises private equity sponsors on M&A transactions, as well as advising on equity capital markets and public M&A, an area in which he is considered to have "a really strong name," according to market sources. He assisted SEB PE Opportunity with its acquisition of Tawi.

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Magnusson

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anders Bäckman acts on Swedish M&A deals as well as handling cross-border cases with other Magnusson offices. He is praised for his "commercial awareness, strong analytical ability and effectiveness." He advised Flight Centre Travel Group on the acquisition of a number of businesses owned by eDreams.

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Band 3

Carl-Olof Bouveng

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carl-Olof Bouveng has a particular focus on cross-border transactions, often representing multi-national companies in M&A and investment deals. Sources confirm that Bouveng continues to be an active lawyer on corporate deals and regard him as a good M&A counsel who represents clients well.

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White & Case Advokat AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Darragh Byrne is praised by clients as a lawyer who "is very responsive and provides high-quality advice" and also find his "combination of Swedish and international experience" extremely valuable. He is particularly active on cross-border transactions involving the UK and US and recently represented Luxoft in its acquisition of Pelagicore.

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Band 3

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jan Byström of Bird & Bird has a strong reputation for acting on behalf of private equity investors and corporates on international mergers, with a focus on US and Nordic cross-border transactions on account of him being admitted to the New York Bar. He is praised by clients for being "good with both clients and counter-parties as he finds solutions that work for all parties." The same client adds that he is "good in managing negotiations and solution-driven."

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Band 3

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pontus Enquist's broad practice encompasses public and private M&A as well as equity capital markets. He represented Patricia Industries in its cross-border acquisition of LABORIE. Clients note that he is "on his toes and very business-oriented."

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Anders Fast is highlighted for his "combination of business sense and legal sense," by sources who add that "he is also nice to work with." He has notable experience in the private equity sector and advised PBM Capital on its sale of a majority share in Breas Medical to Fosun Pharma.

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Band 3

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eva Hägg is hailed by interviewees as "the anchor of the organisation" whose practice is "solid as a rock." She is predominantly known for her equity capital markets work and leads the firm's ECM practice; however, she also has a strong reputation for assisting clients with takeovers and M&A transactions.

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Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources say that Peter Högström is "very business-minded and focuses on getting the deal done." He advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and financing issues.

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Band 3

Calissendorff Swarting

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ulf Johansson of Calissendorff Swarting advises on a broad range of corporate and company law matters, including M&A transactions and investment funds matters.  His clients include private equity and venture capital funds. Sources confirm he is a "strong name" who remains active in the market.

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Wistrand Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Robert Kullgren is a "pragmatic lawyer who represents clients in a good way and is easy to work with," according to sources, who acknowledge Kullgren's reputable M&A work. He also heads the firm's German desk and is experienced in acting on cross-border transactions between the two jurisdictions, previously representing Tacton Systems in its acquisition of Lumo Group.

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Band 3

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Patrik Marcelius acts on takeovers, cash offerings and mergers, handling a mixture of equity capital markets work and public and private M&A. He acted on Altor Fund IV's SEK2.3 billion public cash offer for Transcom WorldWide. Clients rate him as a "wise adviser and legal partner for highly complex business issues."

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Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tom Wehtje is praised by interviewees as an "excellent" M&A adviser who "stands out" from his peers. He typically acts for private equity clients, assisting with domestic and cross-border transactions. He assisted Telia Company with its sale of Sergel Kredit to Marginalen Bank.

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Band 3

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources remark that the "very knowledgeable" Carl Westerberg brings "great experience, a business-oriented approach and gives valuable advice." His practice covers a broad range of M&A mandates and he advised Castellum on its SEK13.4 acquisition of Norrporten.

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Band 4

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lars Bärnheim is recommended by clients "for his broad knowledge and experience within the fields of M&A and corporate law" and his skilful handling of documentation. He acts for private equity funds and financial institutions on a range of M&A transactions. He recently advised Qliro Group on the divestment of its shares in Lekmer to Babyshop Sthlm Holding.

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DLA Piper

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mathias Berggren has a strong reputation for advising clients on cross-border M&A and sources particularly reference his experience on transactions in the media sector.

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Band 4

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Per Berglöf acts for a broad range of companies, including listed entities on a range of transactions, acquisitions and takeovers. Clients note that he is "good at managing issues with entrepreneurial companies."

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Band 4

Hamilton Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pontus Bergsten advises on both local and international M&A and is respected by clients as a "great negotiator and project leader." He advised MTGx International on the purchase of a 35% stake in InnoGames.

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Band 4

Advokatfirman Morris AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, Per Granström of Advokatfirman Morris AB is an "experienced and very balanced" lawyer. He acts for private equity companies, venture capitalists and corporate investors on a broad range of M&A transactions, business transfers, investments and joint ventures. He advised Uno Telefoni on its merger with SolusBC.

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Band 4

Wistrand Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lars Hasp acts on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions for domestic and international clients. Clients note that he provides "sound legal advice with a commercial perspective." He led advice on B3IT Management's acquisition of Init and on the company's recent IPO.

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Band 4

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Renowned on the market for his specialist knowledge of the IT sector, Mats Hugoson is appreciated as a "proactive and solution-oriented" lawyer with "great commercial understanding." He guided Teracom Boxer Group on the SEK1.63 billion divestment of Boxer TV-Access to Com Hem.

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Band 4

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mattias Karlsson acts on private M&A transactions with a focus on the real estate sector. He also handles mandates for private equity clients and investment houses.

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Band 4

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Åke Kjellson is a renowned and experienced M&A practitioner. He represents listed companies and private equity firms in Swedish and cross-border transactions.

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Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Peter Lilja frequently advises clients from the financial and telecoms sectors on corporate finance and M&A. Clients enthuse: "He is very client-focused so he is a nice guy to work with. He is very good at developing an understanding of his client's instructions." He acted for Nalka Invest on its acquisition of Lekolar.

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Nord Advokater

From the Chambers Europe guide

Robert Ohlsson of Nord Advokater is highlighted for his experience in advising clients on M&A, corporate governance and capital market transactions. His practice also includes advising corporates on general business law.

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Band 4

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Erik Sjöman moves up the rankings this year on the back of excellent feedback. He advises clients on corporate matters and equity capital markets mandates and is particularly known for public M&A. He assisted Randstad Nordic with its SEK1.6 billion recommended cash offer to the shareholders of Proffice. Clients say: "He is a lawyer who really knows how to add value to his clients. He always has an answer that can be used by the client."

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Anders Söderlind

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Private M&A specialist Anders Söderlind acts for a mixture of corporates and private equity firms and also frequently advises on venture capital transactions. He advised the owners of Veryday on the sale of the company to McKinsey & Company.

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Band 4

Tuula-Anneli Tallavaara

EY Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tuula-Anneli Tallavaara is head of the corporate/M&A and company law team at EY. She has a particular focus on the Nordic private equity market, advising on the execution and structure of transactions, often in conjunction with the firm's tax teams. Clients say she is "commercial and focused on providing great client service" and that she "brings solutions to the table." She advised HSB Stockholm on its sale of HSB Omsorg to Ersta Diakoni.

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Band 4

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Malcolm Wiberg is highlighted by clients because he is "no-nonsense and provides solutions." Clients add that he is "easy to work with and a pleasant person." His key area of expertise is M&A, with a focus on clients in the private equity sector.

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Band 5

MAQS Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients highlight that Jens André is a "fast, creative and trustworthy" adviser. He acts on public and private M&A transactions and recently led AcadeMedia's acquisition of Step Kids Education.

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Band 5

Andreas Börjesson

Synch Advokat

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andreas Börjesson of Synch Advokat provides specialist advice on M&A within the technology sector. One pleased client notes that he is "extremely pragmatic and quick-thinking," adding that he "understands our needs and is very knowledgeable." He recently advised the shareholders of Aritco on their sale of the company to Latour Industries.

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Band 5

Mattias Detterfelt

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mattias Detterfelt advises corporate banks and investment houses on mergers, sales and acquisitions. He advised FSN Capital and Instalco Intressenter's auction sale and IPO of Instalco Intressenter. One client appreciates that he "prioritises us as a customer, provides relevant advice and is a real project leader."

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Band 5

Carl-Johan Deuschl

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carl-Johan Deuschl advises both domestic and international clients on M&A transactions, with a strong focus on cross-border work, and advised Assystems France in the acquisition of Engineering Partner Automotive Nordic. He also advises on privatisation.

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Band 5

Hamilton Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources describe Jon Ericson as "a good listener who understand the issues" and add that "he has a broad network of other specialists" who can come to the aid of clients. He is particularly experienced in transactions involving the technology and communications sectors. He acted on Felleskjøpet's SEK410 million acquisition of Granngården from EQT.

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Wistrand Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Magnus Forssman is experienced in handling M&A mandates in the IT and tech sectors and recently assisted the sellers of Propellerhead Software with the sale of the company to Verdane Capital. Clients comment on his ability to provide "deliver advice under stressful circumstances" and sources also note that he is "experienced in matters linking transactions and insurance law."

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Band 5

Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sten Hedbäck is highlighted for his "sound judgement which often takes you beyond technical knowledge. He is quick to gain the confidence of clients, and displays notable abilities in solving complex issues on time. He also has impressive command of the details." He typically acts for industrial companies and private equity funds, and advised Norvestor Equity on its sale of Sortera Skandinavien to Summa Equity.

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Niclas Högström

Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources highlight Niclas Högström for his "client focus and very high availability. He is also very knowledgeable and experienced," while one interviewee finds him "balanced and pragmatic." He advises companies across various industries on acquisitions and divestments, mainly within the private sector.

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Band 5

KANTER Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

The "experienced" Lennart Kanter is admired for his "very good general knowledge, detailed approach and business-mindedness." He advises private equity clients on a broad range of M&A matters. He led the firm's work on Komponenter's acquisition of Trestads Precisionsmekanik.

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KANTER Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mikael Klang assists clients with domestic and international acquisitions and investments. He acted on Alcadon's SEK61 million acquisition of DataConnect. Clients comment that he is "very service-oriented and knowledgeable in the field of M&A."

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Band 5

Anders Malmström

DLA Piper

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Anders Malmström acts for private equity firms and corporate finance firms on both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He recently advised NS Intressenter on its acquisition of PriceRunner.

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Band 5

Hamilton Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Prager has a strong focus on private equity clients and assists with domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He advised KFK Invest and RCJ Invest on the sale of Furniturebox to FSN Capital and its portfolio company Bygghemma. Clients note that he is "talented in handling negotiations and the situations that come up around the table."

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Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Joining the rankings this year on the back of excellent recommendations from the market, Isabella Ramsay is praised as "a very skilled and experienced" M&A practitioner who often leads advice on large, international transactions and is also known for her work on deals in the energy sector. She assisted Bridgepoint and Bonnier with the SEK8.25 billion sale of Nordic Cinema Group to AMC Entertainment.

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Band 5

Christoffer Saidac

Hannes Snellman

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christoffer Saidac offers clients broad knowledge covering public M&A, capital markets and regulatory advice. He is experienced in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

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Band 5

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Co-head Martin Ulfson acts for clients on M&A and joint ventures and is praised for his "good business sense," particularly when putting questions to the counterparty during transactions. He advises both Swedish and international clients including private equity houses and represented NNB Intressenter in its public cash offer for the shares in Nordnet.

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Band 5

Wigge & Partners Advokat

From the Chambers Europe guide

Henrik Wenckert is appreciated for his "very strong technical knowledge, flexibility and service-mindedness." He acts on various M&A mandates across the Nordics and recently assisted Nordic E-Commerce Group with its SEK115.6 million sale of all shares in NordicInk to inkClub Development.

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Band 5

Wigge & Partners Advokat

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michael Wigge advises on wide-ranging M&A matters with significant recent experience in the private equity sector. Clients highlight that he is "very diligent at good at managing people."

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Band 5

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Björn Winström is active within the private equity sector as well as advising large corporate clients. He represented Capstone Infrastrcutre, Icon Infrastructure and Macquiarie European Infrastructure Fund II in the divestment of Värmevärden to J.P. Morgan. Sources reveal that he is "very service-minded and responds quickly."

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Up and Coming

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to interviewees, Jonas Bergström is "energetic and enthusiastic" and "creates a positive working atmosphere." He advises on a range of M&A and corporate issues, and has a strong base of clients in the private equity sector. He represented IK Investment Partners in its acquisition of OS Group.

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Up and Coming

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jonas Johansson assists clients with a mixture of mid and large-cap transactions. In a recent highlight, he led Litorina's SEK790 million sale of Björnkläder Intressenter to Swedol. Clients recommend him because "he gives practical solutions on how to solve different issues, and how to renegotiate to find solutions that safeguard the client's interests, but are also acceptable to the other party." The same source is also impressed by his "broad knowledge of the regulations and practices with regard to M&A."

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Up and Coming

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Orlander is praised by clients for being "extremely responsive, knowledgeable and super-efficient." She recently became a partner at the firm and advises on a range of corporate acquisition and structuring mandates.

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Up and Coming

KANTER Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Up-and-coming lawyer Moritz Veller joins the table this year following several strong client recommendations. He is dually qualified in Sweden and Germany and advises on international transactions involving the two jurisdictions, when he is able to "compare deal structures in Germany and Sweden." He is particulary appreciated for his "ability to think forward and go beyond the questions the client asks." He assisted Gunnebo Industrier with the sale of Gbo Fastening Systems to Simpson Strong-Tie Europe.

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Up and Coming

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Maja Wettergren acts for Swedish and international companies on acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and disposals. Sources say that she is "highly skilled and easy to work with. She is proactive and quick to understand the needs of the client and the measures needed to implement them."

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