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TMT: Information Technology — Sweden


Advokatfirman Cederquist KB - TMT Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded department with growing market recognition in the IT sector. Regularly assists Swedish listed companies with large international outsourcing and procurement projects. Also advises on GDPR compliance matters and development projects within digital services. Significant corporate presence, acting on information governance matters and M&A transactions within the technology sector. New clients include Cyan Holdings, Tradeshift Holdings and Iron Mountain.

Strengths Clients remark: "The team is solution-orientated, has very good common sense and a realistic approach. The lawyers stick to deadlines and monitor progress to provide early warnings in case of delays."

Others describe the team as "dynamic and creative" and value its business acumen and experience.

Work highlights Advised Lantmännen on GDPR compliance matters.

Assisted Trigentic with negotiations concerning a marine software programme specifically built for the company.

Notable practitioners

Johanna Linder possesses "not only legal knowledge, but a deep and thorough knowledge of the IT environment and the content of IT services." Also praised for her "experience and strategic advice," she principally handles IT outsourcing and procurement matters. Linder also acts for clients on data privacy issues.

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Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen - TMT Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique IT practice with a dedicated base of technology clients and financial institutions. Advises an impressive selection of banks, insurance companies and financial services firms on IT procurement, cloud computing and data protection. Recently attracted new clients in the construction and energy sectors, including OKQ8 and Midroc Europe.

Strengths Clients describe the lawyers as "easy to work with" and value the team's expertise and experience in the IT sector.

"They make you feel appreciated as a client," according to other sources, who respect the firm's "solid knowledge of data protection and financial regulation."

Work highlights Advised NGM Nordic Growth Market on the negotiation and drafting of outsourcing contracts and also on GDPR issues.

Assisted Getswish with sourcing a new supplier of IT operations, application development and support.

Notable practitioners

"One of the leading IT lawyers in Sweden," Johan Kahn focuses on IT procurement, outsourcing and data privacy. He advises a number of banks, insurance companies and member organisations, recently assisting the Swedish Commercial Employees' Union with a data privacy project. According to clients, the level of service he provides is "completely brilliant" and he is "extremely efficient and very talented at drafting agreements."

Described by clients as "hands-on and a good negotiator," Daniel Lundqvist principally handles IT procurement and data protection matters. He has a notable focus on the finance and insurance sectors, and assisted Länsförsäkringar with the procurement of marketing automation software for email and digital communications.

About the Team (content provided by Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen)

  • Kahn Pedersen’s Digital practice offers specialist legal advice on matters related to IT-procurement, digitalization, outsourcing, cloud computing, and data protection.
  • Our clients are banks, insurance companies, large Swedish industrial companies, public authorities, private equity firms and their portfolio companies and member organizations (such as trade unions).
  • Our teams have a senior profile. This means that partners and senior specialists do most of the actual legal work in all our engagements.
  • Integrity and independence are key aspects of our practice. As a matter of policy, we will turn down engagements which are not in-scope of our specialist areas. We do not compete with prices.
  • The unique combination of a leading IT and Outsourcing team together with a highly respected Public Procurement practice enable us to offer sophisticated advice with regards to public IT procurement and public outsourcing.
  • We are fast moving and responsive to developments in technology and the industry and provide advanced advice in areas such as robotics, agile development, Internet of Things, open source software and block chain.

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Advokatfirman Lindahl - TMT Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding team offering widespread coverage of the domestic TMT market in Sweden with lawyers based in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Uppsala. Principally focuses on asset control, IT contracting, outsourcing and data privacy. Acts for a range of blue-chip international technology companies, public bodies and growing fintech start-ups. Also advises leading telecoms operators on M&A transactions and service agreements.

Strengths One client describes Lindahl as a "high-quality firm offering full coverage, international capabilities and in-depth knowledge of data protection issues," adding: "There is a big focus on data protection at the firm, that is an area where they are one of the strongest in Sweden. They are good value for money and always try to find the most cost-effective way to address the issue."

Other clients add: "The overall impression is good. They have resources, are always available and are very likable as well."

Work highlights Advised Telia on its acquisition of Fält Communications.

Represented the Swedish Police in a number of public procurement processes for IT products and services.

Notable practitioners

Anders Christner is vastly experienced in the IT sector, primarily advising suppliers on outsourcing agreements. Clients describe him as "very skilled and senior within the area."

Erik Bergenstråhle focuses on IT outsourcing agreements, recently assisting ICA Banken with the planning and drafting of a complex IT project. He also advises telecoms operators and network providers on service provision agreements. Clients value his "commercial awareness and good negotiation skills" alongside his "specific knowledge regarding the IT sector and branch agreements."

Department head David Frydlinger focuses principally on data protection matters. He also assists telecoms operators with contract negotiations and is praised by clients for his "insight into how contracts develop."

About the Team (content provided by Advokatfirman Lindahl)

The Swedish telecommunications market has long been one of the most dynamic and competitive in the world. There are few places in which convergence is as far advanced as in Sweden. Since the 1990's, we have been the leading law firm in this market and we provide advice to leading companies at all stages of the value chain, including equipment and system suppliers, telecom operators, cable TV operators, ISPs, M2M suppliers and mobile content services.

Our Telecom group includes lawyers who have worked in the telecom market themselves. We provide a unique combination of legal advice on regulatory matters, commercial contracts, M&A, IP, public procurement and competition law with a deep understanding of the commercial and technical demands of the telecom sector.

http://www.lindahl.se/en/areas/telecom/


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Advokatfirman Vinge KB - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading telecoms practice, acting for major operators on regulatory issues and complex transactional mandates. Active in the IT and technology sector, advising established tech players, financial institutions and start-ups on contractual issues, outsourcing and public procurement. Continues to assist with complex M&A projects and major public listings in the technology sector. Also noted for its experience in e-commerce and data privacy.

Strengths Clients appreciate the department's customer-oriented approach: "They are absolutely on their toes for customers, are extremely accessible and they are very eager to listen and understand the perspective the client is coming from and how their advice plays in terms of business strategy."

Others add: "They are quick to respond and offer a high level of service, both in terms of the accuracy and in terms of swift handling. The quality of service is always consistent."

Work highlights Represented Tele2 before the ECJ in a matter concerning the extent to which national data protection requirements are compatible with EU law.

Acted for Telavox on litigation proceedings after the company was sued by OptiCaller Software following alleged software patent infringement.

Notable practitioners

Widely regarded as the "go-to guy for complex telecoms issues" in Sweden, Carl Johan af Petersens handles a wide range of regulatory issues in the telecoms sector, acting for a range of international and domestic providers. He also assists with sector-specific M&A transactions, recently advising Tele2 on its SEK2.9 billion acquisition of TDC's Swedish telecommunications operations. Clients describe him as "very nice and easy to work with, service-orientated and very communicative" and appreciate that he "always takes the time to understand the business side of regulatory advice and is extremely persistent in his work for clients."

Eva Fredrikson handles IT outsourcing projects, public procurement, e-commerce issues and data privacy. She also handles the TMT aspects of large M&A files. Sources highlight her detailed and thorough approach as a key asset.

Nicklas Thorgerzon assists a number of clients from the IT and telecommunications industries with regulatory compliance issues and data protection mandates.

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Delphi - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Strong IT firm with a market-leading reputation for outsourcing projects and data privacy matters. Significant focus on dispute resolution within the TMT sector, recently representing major technology firms in landmark disputes concerning trade mark issues and matters relating to internet freedom. Growing focus on e-commerce matters, assisting Swedish and international clients with the launch of innovative online products.

Strengths Clients value Delphi's strong position in data protection and client-oriented approach: "They were able to understand our business quickly and respond to our business-specific questions quickly."

Others echo a similar sentiment: "The team gives very fast responses and has a good understanding of our company culture."

Work highlights Advised Bilia on data privacy matters relating to the launch of its e-commerce site.

Acted for Com Hem on its acquisition of Boxer TV-Access.

Notable practitioners

Agne Lindberg is widely regarded as a "great lawyer and a veteran in the field." He oversees large IT outsourcing projects and data privacy mandates for major banks, insurance companies and public bodies.

Principally an IP specialist, Henrik Bengtsson regularly litigates in the field of IT and internet law, recently representing Wikipedia Sweden in a dispute with BUS concerning the right to distribute images of artwork that is permanently displayed in public places. He also advises on data protection and the right to be forgotten.

"Calm and technically very sound," Peter Nordbeck advises on IT procurement and privacy compliance matters. Clients value his in-depth knowledge of data protection alongside his social skills and "ability to explain complex issues in a way that the majority can understand."

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Mannheimer Swartling - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Continues to lead the way in public procurement projects, principally representing public sector bodies. Also advises corporate and public clients on major outsourcing projects. Strong track record in ground-breaking mandates in the transport sector and additional experience advising leading technology companies on M&A transactions. Also assists telecoms operators with regulatory and transactional matters. Additional focus on data protection compliance projects.

Strengths According to clients, the team is "open-minded and listens to and understands our needs."

Clients also value the group's ability to produce "well-structured IT contracts," and praise the ability of both the senior and junior team members.

Work highlights Assisted Göteborg Energi with the EUR40 million outsourcing of its IT operations to Tieto.

Notable practitioners

Martin Pekkari acts for major public bodies, financial institutions and corporations on large public procurement and outsourcing projects. He has recently focused on agreements in the transport sector.

According to interviewees, Erica Wiking Häger is a lawyer whose "top skills lie in data protection." Alongside her expertise in data privacy, sources also value her responsiveness and her ability to understand the client's business requirements. She also assists with procurement matters.

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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Roschier - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Assists telecoms operators and media companies with TMT law disputes and transactional mandates. Has a particular focus on data protection matters, often advising on GDPR compliance. Acts for clients on outsourcing and IT projects. Often collaborates with the firm's IP department to handle copyright and trade mark issues.

Strengths A number of clients appreciate the firm's commercial approach, with one reporting that "they always work hard to understand our business priorities and the legal issues that matter most to us, and closely tailor their advice to that information." Another client appreciates that the team "makes very good judgements between the legal and business sides and responds very quickly."

Clients also highlight the firm's "amazing passion to help their customers."

Work highlights Acted for Nokia on a number of IT contract issues, as well as representing the client in a number of significant patent cases.

Advised Urbanista on distribution contracts and on a trade secret litigation with a competitor.

Notable practitioners

Björn Johansson Heigis is a key contact within the firm's TMT department.

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Setterwalls - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Significant and well-regarded IT practice with considerable experience in data protection as well as public and private procurement. Enjoys a prominent position within the financial technology sector, recently acting for major financial institutions as well as start-up companies. Experienced handling international outsourcing mandates for blue-chip Swedish clients. Recently welcomed Bohemian Wrapp as a new fintech client.

Strengths Clients say that the lawyers are "strong commercially, highly skilled and experts in IT," adding: "They are solution-focused, they listen and we have developed a good relationship that works very well."

Another client adds: "Setterwalls has a deep legal knowledge of IT and a good grip on the business environment we work in. They are cost efficient and rapidly come up with good, sound legal advice."

Work highlights Assisted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with data protection and other regulatory issues associated with the process of evaluating applications from refugees.

Advised Bulten on the formation of a joint venture with Ramco Specialities.

Notable practitioners

Jörgen Axelsson assists clients with IT outsourcing and procurement projects, recently advising listed software company Acando on the launch of a new IT system. One client highlights his "tremendous expertise" relating to IT contracts: "He knows every pitfall. For complex negotiation agreements, he is always to the point and can always find a different angle."

Joacim Johannesson handles commercial IT contracts alongside data privacy matters. He recently advised fintech firm TriOptima on IT strategy and contract negotiations.

According to clients, Fredrik Roos demonstrates a "perfect combination of being highly skilled but at the same time easy to work with." He is the national head of the firm's IP and technology practice and focuses on outsourcing contracts and data privacy compliance.

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Synch Advokat - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Respected technology practice active in the IT and telecoms sectors. Advises a range of start-ups and established companies on commercial technology contracts and regulatory matters. Clients include online payment platforms, national telecoms operators and large IT companies. Significant new clients include Charge Amps.

Strengths One client praises the team's commercial approach and critical eye, adding: "The lawyers have in-depth expertise in the telecoms and IT industry. They prioritise our needs and go to great lengths to fulfil our needs."

Others say the firm offers excellent value for money and a "one-stop shop service," adding: "From the start they have listened to us as a customer and we have found a way of working together that fits like a glove."

Work highlights Assisted Com Hem with contractual matters relating to access to local fibre networks owned by local municipalities.

Advised Payair on negotiations of co-operation agreements with major Swedish and Norwegian banks.

Notable practitioners

Clients value Johan Tydén's "excellent and up-to-date knowledge of issues in the telecoms and IT industry" and appreciate that he is "seriously service-minded and able to understand and manage customer expectations." Also praised for his commercial awareness and in-depth knowledge of technology in the financial sector, Tydén has vast experience advising on commercial and regulatory telecoms and technology matters.

Jim Runsten focuses on technology contract negotiations, internet law and cloud contracts. Clients regard him as a great lawyer for "anything IT-related" and describe him as "calm, focused and solution-driven."

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Time Advokatbyrå - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Specialised practice which is heavily focused on the technology sector. Key areas of work include outsourcing transactions, technology contracts, public procurement and M&A. Serves clients in the IT and telecoms sectors, including multinational companies. Increasing focus on data protection with regard to GDPR compliance.

Strengths Clients appreciate working with a small, focused firm that is "quick and easy to reach."

Others consider the firm a "go-to counsel for data protection issues."

Notable practitioners

Alexander Berger is a key contact within the firm's IT and data privacy teams.

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Senior Statesperson

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anders Christner is vastly experienced in the IT sector, primarily advising suppliers on outsourcing agreements. Clients describe him as "very skilled and senior within the area."

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Erik Bergenstråhle

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Erik Bergenstråhle focuses on IT outsourcing agreements, recently assisting ICA Banken with the planning and drafting of a complex IT project. He also advises telecoms operators and network providers on service provision agreements. Clients value his "commercial awareness and good negotiation skills" alongside his "specific knowledge regarding the IT sector and branch agreements."

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Band 1

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen

From the Chambers Europe guide

"One of the leading IT lawyers in Sweden," Johan Kahn focuses on IT procurement, outsourcing and data privacy. He advises a number of banks, insurance companies and member organisations, recently assisting the Swedish Commercial Employees' Union with a data privacy project. According to clients, the level of service he provides is "completely brilliant" and he is "extremely efficient and very talented at drafting agreements."

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Band 1

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Agne Lindberg is widely regarded as a "great lawyer and a veteran in the field." He oversees large IT outsourcing projects and data privacy mandates for major banks, insurance companies and public bodies.

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Band 2

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jörgen Axelsson assists clients with IT outsourcing and procurement projects, recently advising listed software company Acando on the launch of a new IT system. One client highlights his "tremendous expertise" relating to IT contracts: "He knows every pitfall. For complex negotiation agreements, he is always to the point and can always find a different angle."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eva Fredrikson handles IT outsourcing projects, public procurement, e-commerce issues and data privacy. She also handles the TMT aspects of large M&A files. Sources highlight her detailed and thorough approach as a key asset.

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Band 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Johanna Linder possesses "not only legal knowledge, but a deep and thorough knowledge of the IT environment and the content of IT services." Also praised for her "experience and strategic advice," she principally handles IT outsourcing and procurement matters. Linder also acts for clients on data privacy issues.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Pekkari acts for major public bodies, financial institutions and corporations on large public procurement and outsourcing projects. He has recently focused on agreements in the transport sector.

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Band 2

Synch Advokat

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jim Runsten focuses on technology contract negotiations, internet law and cloud contracts. Clients regard him as a great lawyer for "anything IT-related" and describe him as "calm, focused and solution-driven."

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Band 2

Erica Wiking Häger

Mannheimer Swartling

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to interviewees, Erica Wiking Häger is a lawyer whose "top skills lie in data protection." Alongside her expertise in data privacy, sources also value her responsiveness and her ability to understand the client's business requirements. She also assists with procurement matters.

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Band 3

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Principally an IP specialist, Henrik Bengtsson regularly litigates in the field of IT and internet law, recently representing Wikipedia Sweden in a dispute with BUS concerning the right to distribute images of artwork that is permanently displayed in public places. He also advises on data protection and the right to be forgotten.

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Band 3

Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head David Frydlinger focuses principally on data protection matters. He also assists telecoms operators with contract negotiations and is praised by clients for his "insight into how contracts develop."

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Band 3

Joacim Johannesson

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

Joacim Johannesson handles commercial IT contracts alongside data privacy matters. He recently advised fintech firm TriOptima on IT strategy and contract negotiations.

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Band 3

Affärsadvokaterna i Sverige AB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mattias Lindberg of Affärsadvokaterna i Sverige AB handles IT outsourcing transactions, data privacy matters and IT dispute resolution.

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Band 3

Com Advokatbyrå

From the Chambers Europe guide

Described by one interviewee as an "outstanding" IT lawyer, Jesper Lindfors principally handles commercial IT contract negotiations and outsourcing projects. Lindfors also advises clients on data protection and IT disputes.

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Band 3

Delphi

From the Chambers Europe guide

"Calm and technically very sound," Peter Nordbeck advises on IT procurement and privacy compliance matters. Clients value his in-depth knowledge of data protection alongside his social skills and "ability to explain complex issues in a way that the majority can understand."

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Band 3

Setterwalls

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, Fredrik Roos demonstrates a "perfect combination of being highly skilled but at the same time easy to work with." He is the national head of the firm's IP and technology practice and focuses on outsourcing contracts and data privacy compliance.

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Up and Coming

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Described by clients as "hands-on and a good negotiator," Daniel Lundqvist principally handles IT procurement and data protection matters. He has a notable focus on the finance and insurance sectors, and assisted Länsförsäkringar with the procurement of marketing automation software for email and digital communications.

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Up and Coming

Nicklas Thorgerzon

Advokatfirman Vinge KB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nicklas Thorgerzon assists a number of clients from the IT and telecommunications industries with regulatory compliance issues and data protection mandates.

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