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Competition/European Law — Sweden


Mannheimer Swartling - Competition/European Law Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading team offering the full range of services relating to competition and European law. Handles large-scale projects that range across of different jurisdictions as well as high-value merger control in the Swedish domestic market. Highly rated expertise in both transactional and contentious matters, with a strong litigation team to advise on cartel, abuse of dominance and state aid disputes. Also regularly represents companies in antitrust investigations and dawn raids.

Strengths One client says: "The lawyers at Mannheimer Swartling really want to try to understand their clients" and gain "in-depth knowledge" of the client's business. The interviewee adds that the team is therefore able to "work independently and deliver bespoke solutions" that fit the client's needs.

Another client reports that the team's work demonstrates "expertise" and produces "cost-effective, trustworthy advice."

Work highlights Acted for Nordic Capital Fund VIII as the majority owner of Lindorff on the Phase I clearance of the cross-border merger of Lindorff and Intrum Justitia's credit management businesses.

Successfully represented Logstor in its dispute with the Swedish Competition Authority to overturn the decision to block Logstor's acquisition of Powerpipe Systems, following a Phase II merger investigation.

Notable practitioners

Johan Carle is characterised by one client as "pragmatic, client-oriented and readily available," while another client particularly values his ability to "understand the risks well; he can see issues in the context of what we need and don't need." Carle handles a broad range of competition matters but is consistently singled out as a leading lawyer in merger control work.

Stefan Perván Lindeborg is described by one satisfied client as being unique in the market for his ability to find "compliant solutions to business issues; that's what makes him so good." Interviewees also appreciate that he makes a great effort to be available to clients at any time. He assists with a varied mixture of competition matters, including merger filings and cartel cases.

Tommy Pettersson is well established in the field of competition law and acts on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. He continued to defend Swedish Match against allegations that it has abused its dominant position in the market, recently representing the client in its appeal to the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeals.

About the Team (content provided by Mannheimer Swartling)

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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Advokatfirman Vinge KB - Competition/European Law Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm with outstanding skills in a range of complex matters related to EU and competition law, including multi-jurisdictional issues for companies with assets and interests spread across Europe. Known for its ability to manage investigations and merger control matters before the Swedish Competition Authority and the European Commission, as well as advising on state aid and the free movement of goods and services. Enhanced by its in-house competition economist, the practice offers expert analysis in relation to mergers and acquisitions, abuse of dominance cases and cartel issues.

Strengths One source remarks that the team stands out for its "standalone capacity to handle complicated cases."

A satisfied client also describes the team as "a good partner to us" and particularly praises the "very high standards" set by the firm's work.

Work highlights Represented Schibsted and its subsidiaries in an investigation by the Swedish Competition Authority of conditions imposed on the online advertisement of vehicles of the websites Blocket.se and Bytbil.com.

Acted for EQT on its EUR1.2 billion acquisition of the Building and Facility division of Bilfinger, co-ordinating filings in Russia, Switzerland and Turkey as well as before the European Commission.

Notable practitioners

Described by one source as a "very smart lawyer who is open-minded," Marcus Glader is known for his particular focus on transactions and merger control, as well as handling abuse of dominance issues and competition law litigation. One client praises his appreciation of the "commercial angle," while emphasising that he "still has the technical skills and knowledge to tell the client the consequences."

Johan Karlsson is able to combine academic knowledge with practical expertise, due to his extensive experience in the field. Sources regularly name him as amongst the leading competition lawyers in Sweden. He has represented clients in a number of dawn raids and also has a focus competition issues in the telecommunications sector, frequently acting for Tele2 Sverige on matters such as the merger filing for its acquisition of TDC.

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BOKWALL RISLUND Advokatbyrå - Competition/European Law Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Flourishing boutique practice which continues to impress the market with its wealth of expertise on contentious competition matters, including bid-rigging and price manipulation investigations by the SCA. Acts for a broad client base among private equity investors, industrial holdings companies and telecoms operators, increasingly handling complex matters on behalf of major multinational corporations. Vast experience of cases across the competition field, including cartels, abuse of dominance, follow-on damages claims and merger control.

Strengths A client is impressed with the team's "very proactive advice" and says that "aside from the fact that they are very skilled, they are also very service-minded." The same source appreciates that the team "presents solutions" and will "always make a recommendation" after setting out the options open to the client.

Work highlights Advised General Atlantic on obtaining unconditional approval of its SEK2 billion acquisition of Hemnet.

Represented Aleris in its successful appeal to the Swedish Market Court of Appeal, in which it was acquitted of allegations brought by the SCA, alleging the breach of antitrust rules through the use of anti-competitive contracts.

Notable practitioners

One source picks out Olle Rislund as "the brightest competition lawyer in Sweden" and views him as a "clear leader" in the field of competition law due to his "long experience of dealing with the most complicated cases." Of late, he has been particularly active in contentious matters, representing clients in litigation relating to market abuse and dominant position, as well as assisting with merger control matters.

Amir Mohseni is an emerging name in the market who has been especially active in competition litigation. He is noted as someone who is "easy to talk to" by several clients, one of whom adds that "he also garners a lot of respect when he talks to people at the competition authorities." Others are impressed by his ability to "quickly acquire a detailed and profound knowledge" of the industry involved in the case and "apply the legislation in the best manner."

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Kastell Advokatbyrå AB - Competition/European Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected team offering comprehensive advice on all aspects of competition and European law. Trusted counsel to an array of domestic and international corporations. Also skilled in state aid investigations. Has recently represented high-profile clients in competition litigation brought by the Swedish Competition Authority and also advises clients on merger notifications.

Strengths The team is praised by one client for its "vast experience," its "proactive, efficient way of working" and its "extraordinary availability and response time."

Another client remarks that "one of the best things is that they are very quick at responding," and adds that the team can "translate legal language," making the client's experience "a convenient collaboration."

Work highlights Represented Booking.com before the Swedish Patents and Markets Court in a case involving multiple EU jurisdictions over allegations of anti-competitive practices in the client's price parity clauses brought by Visita.

Defended Telia against a series of actions for damages, including follow-on damages claims amounting to SEK720 million relating to Telia's alleged abuse of Sweden's ADSL market.

Notable practitioners

Erik Söderlind typically represents clients in court cases related to competition law, handling a wide range of contentious matters, as well as advising on EU regulations. He is praised by clients for his "excellent" ability to assist clients with "pure, detailed legal questions" and is known to have "set a lot of precedent in competition law."

Christina Mailund is praised as being "fast, available and always friendly" by one client, who adds that "at all times she adopts a pragmatic approach." Her key areas of focus include transactional competition law matters and state aid.

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Roschier - Competition/European Law Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Rises in the rankings this year due to the market's impressive perception of its merger clearance practice. Remains highly active in transactional matters, including merger filings, due diligence, compliance issues and information exchange. Also offers broad expertise in EU law matters, cartel and dominance investigations and competition litigation. Acts for domestic and international clients across a range of industry sectors, including energy, forestry, healthcare, transport, retail and agriculture.

Strengths An impressed source highlights "the quality of the legal service, the teamwork and responsiveness" on display at the firm, and goes on to add that "for us they delivered perfectly."

Another satisfied client attests to the team's "good customer focus that saves costs and resources for us," and appreciates its ability to "identify issues on the other side of the table and gather information in a proactive manner."

Work highlights Acted for Fortum Corporation on the Phase I clearance of its cross-border corporate restructuring, which involved Sweden, Finland and Norway, and was valued at EUR970 million.

Represented ÅR Packaging in the notification and Phase I clearance of a EUR560 million acquisition of the company by CVC.

Notable practitioners

Clients note Kristian Hugmark's prior experience within international firms and the European Commission based in Brussels, and praise his "knowledge of how best to service the customer in a proactive way." Hugmark advises on a wide array of matters, including state aid, merger notifications and EU regulation.

Lars Johansson receives praise from the market for his "good work" and his experience of "running a lot of big cases." He advises across many areas of competition law, with a focus on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, as well as handling merger control cases.

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Advokatfirman Cederquist KB - Competition/European Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acts across the full range of EU and competition law matters. Frequently handles merger control work and state aid matters. Represents clients in investigations instigated by the European Commission and the Swedish Competition Authority, including cartel cases. Broad sector expertise, acting for a diverse range of businesses from the private equity, electronics, confectionery and medical devices industries.

Strengths Clients report that they form a "very good impression" of the firm due to the team's "excellent advice," which is delivered "in the most cost-efficient way" while also maintaining "the same consistency in quality."

The team is also praised by one interviewee for its "business-mindedness and a commercial understanding of the question," as well as being "oriented around finding solutions."

Work highlights Acted on the Phase I approval for the merger clearance of Cloetta's acquisition of Candyking, valued at approximately SEK550 million.

Acted for the International Air Transport Association on an investigation undertaken by the Swedish Competition Authority.

Notable practitioners

Fredrik Lindblom is "pragmatic in his advice" and "solution-oriented," according to one client. Others praise his quick responses to clients, describing his service as "very supportive and attentive." Lindblom's chief area of focus is on competition matters related to M&A and he routinely handles merger clearance applications.

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Delphi - Competition/European Law Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised for competition litigation, abuse of dominance procedures and public procurement as well as transactional matters including merger filings. Notable expertise in offering advice to clients engaged in the TMT, life sciences and energy sectors, as well as in media. Recent work has involved several merger clearance applications before the Swedish Competition Authority and representing clients in dawn raids.

Strengths One client describes the team as "wonderful to work with; they suggest a path that will protect our business and our needs," and adds that the lawyers "can translate legal language into actionable information."

"Easy to deal with and discuss matters with; I feel comfortable working with them" is how one client describes working with the practice, before adding that the team is "efficient and the advice is high-quality."

Work highlights Acted for Yarps Network Services on a competition law damages case against Telia, valued at approximately EUR34 million.

Represented Geberit in a dawn raid concerning an alleged cartel and a related challenge against the SCA in the Patent and Market Court.

Notable practitioners

Elisabeth Eklund is "insightful, analytical, extremely detail-oriented and responsive," according to one satisfied client. Her work covers the full range of competition law matters, including leniency applications, cartel cases and advice on vertical agreements. She represents clients before both the Swedish and European authorities, as well as in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Competition law largely affects all companies, regardless of their size. Sanctions for violation can be considerable both for the company and its representatives. Despite the fact that sanctions have become tougher in recent years, competition law can be used in many situations to the advantage of the company and its representatives.

Our team has long experience of preventing and handling the risks associated with competition law. We review transactions and agreements, assess abuse of dominant position and assist in contacts with the Competition Authority and the European Commission. We work with compliance programmes, advise clients on dawn raids and act as counsel in litigation and arbitration.

 Our lawyers also work on matters of free movement, state aid and regulatory questions. We assess whether Swedish legislation is compliant with EU law, interpret EU legislation and provide training in these matters.

 Our clients’ needs determine how we work. That is why we are particularly pleased when our clients describe us as a team with good commercial understanding. That is precisely how we want to be perceived.

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Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB - Competition/European Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Particularly recommended for its advice on large, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, owing to the firm's distinguished reputation in handling all aspects of large transactions in the Swedish market. Also offers experience in numerous other areas of competition law including state aid, acting for clients across the real estate, retail and finance sectors.

Work highlights Represented Swedbank in competition and corporate matters related to its purchase of Payex.

Acted for ICA Gruppen on the acquisition of one of its competitors in the Lithuanian market, which was reviewed by both the Lithuanian Competition Council and the European Commission.

Notable practitioners

Rolf Larsson is valued by clients for his "very good understanding of how competition law is applied" and for providing "very good support in major acquisitions." Advising clients on a range of antitrust, state aid and merger control matters, he handles cases before both the Swedish and European authorities.

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Hamilton Advokatbyrå - Competition/European Law Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for Particularly specialised in merger control work, advising both Swedish and international clients on competition elements of a geographically diverse range of M&A matters in different markets. Also acts on a mixture of cartel investigations, state aid and regulatory matters, including litigation.

Strengths Valued by one client for delivering "good-quality advice and fast responses," the firm's practitioners are also praised for being "easy to work with and working well together as a team."

Another interviewee describes the team as "very efficient" and praises the firm for taking "very good care of its clients."

Work highlights Represented Bilfrakt Bothnia in a cartel investigation by the Swedish Competition Authority into alleged restrictive practices in the waste transport sector.

Advised Modern Times Group on merger control issues and merger notifications for the auction sale of its free-TV, pay-TV, digital and radio businesses in the Baltics.

Notable practitioners

Mats Johnsson is valued by one client for being "extremely experienced" and "rock solid" in his ability to "balance the legal and economic realities." Another interviewee describes him as "someone who can break things down and see things from the client's perspective." He advises clients on a broad scope of competition law matters, both contentious and transactional, and represented MTGx International on its acquisition of shares in InnoGames.

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The regulatory background as well as case law on Public Procurement is vast and in constant change. Often, the procuring public authority finds it difficult to comply with procurement regulations while suppliers often find it cumbersome to sell to the public sector.

Competition law is an area of substantial inherent risk. At the same time – when applied correctly – it can create business opportunities for companies.

Hamilton’s Competition and Public Procurement practice group has extensive experience dealing with matters of Public Procurement, as well as EU and Competition law. We offer fast and effective advice, always focusing on producing results.

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Hannes Snellman - Competition/European Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highlighted for its experience in transactional matters, particularly relating to merger control. Notable capacities in the private equity, life sciences and infrastructure sectors, advising on both domestic and cross-border mandates, with a particular focus on clients with operations in Finland and Russia. Also handles competition litigation, abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations and state aid issues.

Strengths One client describes the experience of working with the team as "very good; they set high standards and we get good access to the partners."

Work highlights Advised Kinnevik on merger control aspects of its SEK3.7 billion acquisition of shares in Com Hem Holding.

Represented STIHL in an investigation by the Swedish Competition Authority following a complaint of anti-competitive behaviour brought by a former distributor of STIHL products.

Notable practitioners

One client would "100% recommend" Peter Forsberg due to his ability to provide "clear" advice which sets out the client's position "in black and white." His main focus is on competition law related to M&A, frequently handling merger control notifications, and on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations.

About the Team (content provided by Hannes Snellman)

Hannes Snellman’s competition practice regularly advises clients on critical competition law issues in transactions, commercial agreements and day-to-day business practices. The issues are often complex and extend beyond domestic borders. Our competition practice has an exceptionally broad experience of both international and domestic cases involving public and private antitrust enforcement, merger control, state aid and regulatory proceedings. Our expertise covers the full spectrum of both domestic and EU competition law, including the identification and assessment of competition concerns, preventing them through compliance programmes, and if necessary, representing our clients before authorities, courts or arbitral tribunals. 

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Advokatfirman Lindahl - Competition/European Law Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for Recognised for its particular expertise in state aid, frequently acting for large corporations in the IT, e-commerce and transport sectors in cases before European Commission and the Swedish authorities. Other areas of expertise include EU law compliance matters and anti-corruption cases.

Strengths The team delivers an "excellent service," according to one client, and "understands the context and how to describe and explain assessments in different ways."

Another client observes that the lawyers had "already built up a good knowledge of specialist subjects" within competition law and "handled a new and difficult angle very well."

Work highlights Advised AMC Entertainment Holdings on corporate, antitrust and due diligence aspects of its acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group for approximately USD900 million.

Successfully represented Kalmar Municipality and Kalmar Öland Airport in a state aid case before the European Commission.

Notable practitioners

Ulrica Salomon is praised by one client for her "deep knowledge and experience," as well as her "commitment and willingness to help," which makes her "great with finding solutions to problems." She represents clients in contentious matters related to state aid and anti-competitive behaviour allegations, and also handles merger control.

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Lindahl’s EU and competition team provides expert advice on a wide range of competition law issues, including state aid. It has gained a notable market share over the last few years. The team stands out with its unparalleled breadth and depth in both competition law and public procurement law. Lindahl also has a strong presence in litigation of competition issues. Our expertise, combined with our commercial understanding of various industries, allows us to handle the entire process from preparatory analysis to carrying the deal through to its conclusion.

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Band 1

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Johan Carle is characterised by one client as "pragmatic, client-oriented and readily available," while another client particularly values his ability to "understand the risks well; he can see issues in the context of what we need and don't need." Carle handles a broad range of competition matters but is consistently singled out as a leading lawyer in merger control work.

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Described by one source as a "very smart lawyer who is open-minded," Marcus Glader is known for his particular focus on transactions and merger control, as well as handling abuse of dominance issues and competition law litigation. One client praises his appreciation of the "commercial angle," while emphasising that he "still has the technical skills and knowledge to tell the client the consequences."

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Johan Karlsson is able to combine academic knowledge with practical expertise, due to his extensive experience in the field. Sources regularly name him as amongst the leading competition lawyers in Sweden. He has represented clients in a number of dawn raids and also has a focus competition issues in the telecommunications sector, frequently acting for Tele2 Sverige on matters such as the merger filing for its acquisition of TDC.

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Band 1

Stefan Perván Lindeborg

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Stefan Perván Lindeborg is described by one satisfied client as being unique in the market for his ability to find "compliant solutions to business issues; that's what makes him so good." Interviewees also appreciate that he makes a great effort to be available to clients at any time. He assists with a varied mixture of competition matters, including merger filings and cartel cases.

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Band 1

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tommy Pettersson is well established in the field of competition law and acts on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. He continued to defend Swedish Match against allegations that it has abused its dominant position in the market, recently representing the client in its appeal to the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeals.

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Band 1

BOKWALL RISLUND Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

One source picks out Olle Rislund as "the brightest competition lawyer in Sweden" and views him as a "clear leader" in the field of competition law due to his "long experience of dealing with the most complicated cases." Of late, he has been particularly active in contentious matters, representing clients in litigation relating to market abuse and dominant position, as well as assisting with merger control matters.

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Band 1

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Erik Söderlind typically represents clients in court cases related to competition law, handling a wide range of contentious matters, as well as advising on EU regulations. He is praised by clients for his "excellent" ability to assist clients with "pure, detailed legal questions" and is known to have "set a lot of precedent in competition law."

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Band 2

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Elisabeth Eklund is "insightful, analytical, extremely detail-oriented and responsive," according to one satisfied client. Her work covers the full range of competition law matters, including leniency applications, cartel cases and advice on vertical agreements. She represents clients before both the Swedish and European authorities, as well as in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Band 2

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients note Kristian Hugmark's prior experience within international firms and the European Commission based in Brussels, and praise his "knowledge of how best to service the customer in a proactive way." Hugmark advises on a wide array of matters, including state aid, merger notifications and EU regulation.

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Band 2

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rolf Larsson is valued by clients for his "very good understanding of how competition law is applied" and for providing "very good support in major acquisitions." Advising clients on a range of antitrust, state aid and merger control matters, he handles cases before both the Swedish and European authorities.

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Band 2

Melander Sundbom Advokatfirma

From the Chambers Europe guide

Joakim Sundbom of Melander Sundbom Advokatfirma is praised by his clients for understanding "the balance between legal necessity and what we need," as well as being "solution-oriented" and able to "quickly grasp what needs to be done and find a way to get there." His work is particularly focused on advisory matters, recently counselling large companies with dominant market position on competition law compliance as well as handling litigation relating to alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

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Band 3

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ulf Djurberg of Setterwalls has vast experience in this area and typically advises on merger control issues, acting for a mixture of domestic and multinational entities. He recently advised on the competition aspects of a large cross-border merger of several companies in the shipping sector, combining to form Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.

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Band 3

Hannes Snellman

From the Chambers Europe guide

One client would "100% recommend" Peter Forsberg due to his ability to provide "clear" advice which sets out the client's position "in black and white." His main focus is on competition law related to M&A, frequently handling merger control notifications, and on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations.

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Band 3

Roschier

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lars Johansson receives praise from the market for his "good work" and his experience of "running a lot of big cases." He advises across many areas of competition law, with a focus on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, as well as handling merger control cases.

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Band 3

Hamilton Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mats Johnsson is valued by one client for being "extremely experienced" and "rock solid" in his ability to "balance the legal and economic realities." Another interviewee describes him as "someone who can break things down and see things from the client's perspective." He advises clients on a broad scope of competition law matters, both contentious and transactional, and represented MTGx International on its acquisition of shares in InnoGames.

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Band 3

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Fredrik Lindblom is "pragmatic in his advice" and "solution-oriented," according to one client. Others praise his quick responses to clients, describing his service as "very supportive and attentive." Lindblom's chief area of focus is on competition matters related to M&A and he routinely handles merger clearance applications.

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Band 3

Christina Mailund

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christina Mailund is praised as being "fast, available and always friendly" by one client, who adds that "at all times she adopts a pragmatic approach." Her key areas of focus include transactional competition law matters and state aid.

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Band 3

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ulrica Salomon is praised by one client for her "deep knowledge and experience," as well as her "commitment and willingness to help," which makes her "great with finding solutions to problems." She represents clients in contentious matters related to state aid and anti-competitive behaviour allegations, and also handles merger control.

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Up and Coming

BOKWALL RISLUND Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Amir Mohseni is an emerging name in the market who has been especially active in competition litigation. He is noted as someone who is "easy to talk to" by several clients, one of whom adds that "he also garners a lot of respect when he talks to people at the competition authorities." Others are impressed by his ability to "quickly acquire a detailed and profound knowledge" of the industry involved in the case and "apply the legislation in the best manner."

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