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Life Sciences — Sweden


Mannheimer Swartling - Life Sciences Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Unrivalled group offering broad expertise across the life sciences sector, taking into account patent litigation, licensing, reimbursement, data protection and compliance. Represents an enviable list of established pharmaceutical and medical device companies in cases ranging from litigation to advisory mandates. Particularly sought after for its strength in regulatory advice.

Strengths Clients state that the firm "has the best life sciences general regulatory practice in Sweden - no other firm is as tuned in to the market."

Another client highlights the "very high quality" of the team, adding that "the reaction time is good."

Work highlights Advised Hidroskliniken i Sverige on proceedings relating to patients' rights to cross-border healthcare and freedom to provide healthcare services within the EU.

Notable practitioners

Widely recognised by the market as a leader in the field, Helén Waxberg is particularly lauded for the quality of her knowledge regarding Swedish and European legislation and regulation, frequently advising clients on a range of cross-border distribution and marketing issues. One client says that "she is very sharp, knows the law in detail and has exceptional analytical skills," and concludes: "She is the very best lawyer in Scandinavia in the healthcare and pharmaceutical field."

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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DLA Piper - Life Sciences Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced practice advising pharmaceutical companies on regulatory issues within life sciences. Handles a broad range of matters, including pricing, clinical trial agreements, market access and public procurement. Has built particular expertise regarding medical devices. Continues to be a substantial force in the data privacy market, acting for a number of multinational pharmaceutical groups.

Notable practitioners

Ingrid Eliasson enjoys an impressive client roster of pharmaceutical and healthcare entities, advising on a host of life sciences topics at a domestic and international level. She has a particular focus on regulatory matters, such as mandates relating to research and clinical trials. One client says: "She has a lot of experience and good legal knowledge combined with a business mindset."

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Advokatfirman Lindahl - Life Sciences 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 advice to a range of clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and bioscience industries. Benefits from a substantial corporate/M&A practice, assisting clients with investments, transactions and commercial agreements related to life sciences. Highlighted for its activity in related IP and offers additional knowledge of regulatory issues.

Strengths One client describes the lawyers as "well informed and helpful," adding that "they have given clear advice and turned everything around very quickly."

Another client says: "They are very quick to understand the issue, give very good advice and offer different solutions," adding that "they can also offer cross-border capabilities."

Work highlights Advised Cyxone on its acquisition of a phase II rheumatoid arthritis project from OxyPharma.

Notable practitioners

Clients appreciate that Jonas Westerberg gives "great advice and is always approachable and pragmatic." He is particularly lauded for his IP-related life sciences experience, and projects of late have involved advising clients in the pharmaceutical industry on patent expiry mandates.

Gunnar Mattsson is known as a "highly skilled" lawyer who is "always available to help with difficult legal issues." He has considerable experience in corporate law and transactional matters, acting for a range of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

About the Team (content provided by Advokatfirman Lindahl)

Lindahl's life sciences group is one of Sweden's most prominent in terms of both expertise and capacity. It is top rated by international legal publishers year after year. The large number of specialists in the group means that we possess the cutting-edge expertise required to provide advice in the sector. Our size, breadth of knowledge and extensive experience enable us to handle complex and very large matters for both small and large companies.

http://www.lindahl.se/en/areas/life-sciences/


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Setterwalls - Life Sciences Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy life sciences team with excellent capabilities in contentious matters, particularly patent disputes. Also proficient in handling regulatory and transactional mandates on a domestic and cross-border basis, with clients including major cosmetics companies. Strong choice among clients for IP and trade mark concerns.

Strengths One client appreciates the lawyers' "very deep knowledge," while another praises the fact that "they understand our needs."

Work highlights Represented Teva in a patent dispute with Boehringer Ingelheim regarding the revocation of the Swedish portion of a patent.

Notable practitioners

Lennart Arvidson assists clients with IP and patent matters within the life sciences industry, with a particular focus on contentious issues. He represented Orion Corporation in a patent dispute and revocation proceedings against AstraZeneca.

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB - Life Sciences 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 group offering advice on a broad range of life sciences issues, including regulatory aspects. Represents clients in the medical technology and device industry. Significant transactional experience assisting clients with their acquisitions, disposals and public offerings. Offers additional expertise in patent disputes and competition issues.

Strengths One client appreciates the team's "skilled and knowledgeable" practitioners who "listen to all my requirements and provide a good service."

Another source praises the team's "strong cross-border transaction experience."

Work highlights Advised Isofol Medical on its IPO on Nasdaq First North Stockholm.

Assisted Tempur with registration requirements under the laws and regulations for medical devices.

Notable practitioners

According to one client, Kristina Ekberg is "pragmatic, efficient and has a lot of knowledge in the life sciences area." She advises clients on M&A and transactional mandates, as well as the drafting of distribution agreements. She also has knowledge of regulatory matters.

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Calissendorff Swarting - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid team predominantly advising Swedish pharmaceutical and CMO companies on a range of life sciences issues, including distribution chains, commercial agreements, transactions and regulatory requirements. Also assists with contentious matters and reimbursement claims.

Strengths Sources commend the lawyers for "their deep knowledge and insight in this field."

Work highlights Represented Teva in court proceedings challenging regulatory approvals and decisions.

Notable practitioners

Odd Swarting is widely recognised as a lawyer with prodigious experience, advising clients on the regulatory, commercial and corporate aspects of the life sciences arena. He assisted Recipharm with the acquisition of three CDMO businesses.

Sources laud Camilla Appelgren for being "extremely responsive, very client-focused and very practical." She advises medical and pharmaceutical companies on corporate, commercial and regulatory issues. She also has experience of contentious matters and challenges.

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Delphi - Life Sciences Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established department with a solid reputation for corporate and transactional assistance, particularly noted for its public procurement capabilities. Advises clients on issues related to medical devices and pharmaceutical products, including pricing, reimbursement and supply agreements. New clients include Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Strengths One client describes the practitioners as "knowledgeable" and goes on to say: "They are very eager to keep track of the business we work in and show a great interest in our strategic challenges, meaning that they are able to view things from the customer's perspective."

Clients appreciate that the team is "easy to get hold of and highly responsive."

Work highlights Advised Cochlear on regulatory mandates related to medical devices and public procurement.

Notable practitioners

Elisabeth Eklund is noted for her knowledge of competition law and regulatory issues connected to the life sciences industry, including pricing and reimbursement matters. She acted for Gilead before the Swedish Competition Authority on a refusal to supply case.

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is commended for her public procurement expertise in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. Clients say: "She is very pleasant, available and easy to work with." She handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates.

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Hannes Snellman - Life Sciences Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-rounded life sciences practice, offering advice to a range of pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotech companies. Clients benefit from the firm's cross-Nordic approach. Significant capabilities in M&A transactions and distribution agreements. Strong performance in regulatory matters, disputes and public procurement.

Work highlights Advised Elekta on commercial and public procurement matters related to the supply of radiation therapy equipment to a hospital.

Notable practitioners

Peter Forsberg heads the department and is a key contact.

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Senior Statesperson

Calissendorff Swarting

From the Chambers Europe guide

Odd Swarting is widely recognised as a lawyer with prodigious experience, advising clients on the regulatory, commercial and corporate aspects of the life sciences arena. He assisted Recipharm with the acquisition of three CDMO businesses.

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Star Individuals

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Widely recognised by the market as a leader in the field, Helén Waxberg is particularly lauded for the quality of her knowledge regarding Swedish and European legislation and regulation, frequently advising clients on a range of cross-border distribution and marketing issues. One client says that "she is very sharp, knows the law in detail and has exceptional analytical skills," and concludes: "She is the very best lawyer in Scandinavia in the healthcare and pharmaceutical field."

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Band 1

DLA Piper

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ingrid Eliasson enjoys an impressive client roster of pharmaceutical and healthcare entities, advising on a host of life sciences topics at a domestic and international level. She has a particular focus on regulatory matters, such as mandates relating to research and clinical trials. One client says: "She has a lot of experience and good legal knowledge combined with a business mindset."

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Band 2

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lennart Arvidson assists clients with IP and patent matters within the life sciences industry, with a particular focus on contentious issues. He represented Orion Corporation in a patent dispute and revocation proceedings against AstraZeneca.

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Band 2

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients appreciate that Jonas Westerberg gives "great advice and is always approachable and pragmatic." He is particularly lauded for his IP-related life sciences experience, and projects of late have involved advising clients in the pharmaceutical industry on patent expiry mandates.

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Band 3

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to one client, Kristina Ekberg is "pragmatic, efficient and has a lot of knowledge in the life sciences area." She advises clients on M&A and transactional mandates, as well as the drafting of distribution agreements. She also has knowledge of regulatory matters.

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Band 3

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Elisabeth Eklund is noted for her knowledge of competition law and regulatory issues connected to the life sciences industry, including pricing and reimbursement matters. She acted for Gilead before the Swedish Competition Authority on a refusal to supply case.

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Band 3

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gunnar Mattsson is known as a "highly skilled" lawyer who is "always available to help with difficult legal issues." He has considerable experience in corporate law and transactional matters, acting for a range of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

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Band 3

Synch Advokat

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sara Sparring of Synch Advokat is praised by clients for her "very pragmatic approach" and "exceptional ability to understand matters quickly." She has particular experience of life sciences topics relating to IP law, as well as assisting with commercial and co-operation agreements. She also represents clients in disputes relating to the marketing of pharmaceutical products.

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Band 3

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is commended for her public procurement expertise in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. Clients say: "She is very pleasant, available and easy to work with." She handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates.

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Up and Coming

Camilla Appelgren

Calissendorff Swarting

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources laud Camilla Appelgren for being "extremely responsive, very client-focused and very practical." She advises medical and pharmaceutical companies on corporate, commercial and regulatory issues. She also has experience of contentious matters and challenges.

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