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Capital Markets — Sweden


Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB - Capital Markets

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 14 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded team with a particular reputation for DCM, frequently advising domestic and international clients on securities issues such as bonds and notes. Also well versed in ECM, handling matters of public M&A, IPOs and issuances of preference shares, as well as addressing all related corporate governance issues.

Strengths The team is deemed to be at the "top of the Swedish market for high-yield bonds."

Sources agree that the firm has a "very high-quality team of extremely qualified individuals."

What's new? Client wins include Tribona.

Work highlights Advised Carnegie Investment Bank on its private placement of shares in Recipharm.

Significant clients Pareto Securities, ABG Sundal Collier, Swedbank, Nordea, Axis.

Notable practitioners

"Market-leading lawyer" Dick Lundqvist is renowned for his work with complex matters of ECM and public M&A. He is noted for his expertise with IPOs, and also handles corporate governance matters. Recent work includes advising Novo in connection with Circassia's public takeover offer to acquire all shares in Aerocrin.

"Well-reputed high-yield bonds lawyer" Mikael Borg is favoured amongst sources for his "commercial as well as legal understanding." He is active in bond-related matters, and recently represented Moberg Pharma with regard to its issuance of corporate bonds amounting to SEK300 million.

Manfred Löfvenhaft divides his time between private and public M&A and corporate governance matters. Sources view him as a "very highly regarded figure on the market." He recently advised ICA Gruppen on its public takeover offer to acquire outstanding shares in Hemtex.

Carl Westerberg offers specialist expertise with IPOs. Clients appreciate his "in-depth knowledge of equity offerings and stock market listings" and his "excellent availability." He recently represented Carnegie Investment Bank and Handelsbanken Capital Markets in connection with the SEK730 million listing of shares in Camarus.

Fredrik Palm has a broad experience of ECM with an emphasis on IPOs and public M&A. Sources see him as "amongst the top in Sweden." He led the firm's recent work for Carnegie Investment Bank concerning a share placement in Recipharm.

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Mannheimer Swartling - Capital Markets

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 18 partners
- 65 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Large and prominent practice handling the full range of capital markets services. Highly regarded for both ECM and DCM advice, with expertise ranging from IPOs to covered bonds, securitisation and structured finance. Also active in debt restructuring and the capital markets aspects of workouts.

Strengths Sources appreciate their deep bench and breadth of expertise: "Their practice covers all matters, and they have a fantastic international network."

What's new? Client wins include Capio, Coor Service Management and Camarus.

Work highlights Represented Scandic Hotels Group in the issuance of new shares and its listing on NASDAQ, valued at approximately SEK6.9 billion.

Significant clients SEB, Handelsbanken, Nordea, Electrolux, Ericsson.

Notable practitioners

"Highly experienced capital markets lawyer" Eva Hägg specialises in public M&A and ECM transactions. Her areas of expertise include IPOs, stock exchange listings, the raising of capital and recapitalisation. She acted as joint lead counsel on the firm's recent work with Scandic Hotels Group.

André Andersson offers extensive experience in banking and DCM, frequently representing lenders in matters such as securitisations, restructurings and bond issues. Recent work includes advising Svensk Hypotekspension on its SEK2 billion mortgage securitisation. He is described by sources as an "excellent lawyer."

Mattias Lampe is known amongst interviewees as "one of the best lawyers in Sweden for securitisations." He has a wide practice of DCM, asset-backed finance and regulatory matters. Recent highlights include advising Resurs Bank on its debut securitisation of a SEK1.8 billion portfolio of Swedish unsecured consumer loans.

"Top-rate lawyer" Patrik Marcelius receives recommendation for his broad practice of ECM, whilst also covering public M&A and other corporate matters. He has acted for both issuers and underwriters on high-profile ECM transactions, including IPOs and public takeovers, rights issues and private placements.

The "excellent" Emil Boström is favoured amongst commentators for his "pragmatic and relaxed" approach. He specialises in ECM and public M&A, and recently represented Cinven and Coor Service Management in connection with the SEK3.6 billion listing of Coor.

Nina Svensson focuses her practice on ECM transactions and M&A, whilst also handling dual-track processes. She advises a number of publicly listed clients and private equity houses, and she jointly represented Scandic Hotels in its recent listing on NASDAQ. Sources say: "She is really on top of the details."

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB - Capital Markets

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 21 partners
- 55 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-tier practice noted for its expertise across the full range of capital markets matters. Areas of expertise include IPOs, rights issues, secondary offerings and debt securities such as hybrid and high-yield bonds issuances. Assists banks, financial sponsors, trustees, corporates and a range of other financial institutions with both domestic and international transactions.

Strengths Sources describe the team as "agile, attentive and quick," adding that they "focus on the important issues and give practical advice."

Clients also praise the team's responsiveness, noting: "They are very quick to respond to all enquiries and have a commercial approach."

What's new? New clients include SPP, Wallenstam and Ikano Bostad.

Work highlights Represented Dometic in its listing on NASDAQ, an offering valued at approximately SEK5 billion.

Significant clients Skanska, Investor, SEB Merchant Banking, Handelsbanken, Vattenfall.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Göran Nyström is well respected for his "impressive experience" of ECM and public M&A. He receives particular commendation for his expertise in complex takeovers. Recent work includes representing Statoil in relation to a SEK4.6 billion acquisition of shares in Lundin Petroleum.

Erik Sjöman represents listed companies in a wide array of capital markets and corporate law issues whilst offering specialist expertise in public takeovers and equity offerings. He recently advised BioGaia and its subsidiary Infant Bacterial Therapeutics on a proposed distribution of shares.

Mikael Ståhl has a broad practice encompassing DCM and banking and finance. He frequently advises arrangers and issuers on an array of DCM transactions, including securitisations, various debt instruments and hybrid offerings. Recent work includes advising Wallenstam and Swedbank on the issuance of a SEK500 million unsecured green bond.

Charlotte Levin has experience of capital markets transactions, private M&A and corporate law. She is particularly active with IPOs and equity offerings, and also addresses capital raisings, public offers and restructurings. Sources say she is "very hands-on, accessible and pragmatic in her approach."

"Standout individual" Jesper Schönbeck is favoured by interviewees for his "transaction-oriented advice" and his "ability think on his feet." He has extensive experience of capital markets transactions, including IPOs and equity and bond offerings.

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Advokatfirman Cederquist KB - Capital Markets

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected team across the debt and equity spectrum. Well versed in handling substantial ECM transactions such as public M&A, IPOs and takeovers. Also advises domestic and international financial institutions on a range of debt matters, including issuance programmes, securitisations and derivative transactions. Active of late on several high-profile high-yield bond offerings.

Strengths Clients highlight: "Strengths include their specialised knowledge, and their relevant, client-oriented and no-nonsense approach."

One source says: "I am impressed by their proactivity and their way of making sure that we follow up on our legal obligations."

What's new? Now acts for BNP Paribas, Axel Johnson and Pod Investment.

Work highlights Represented Sweco in connection to its EUR354 million public takeover offer for all outstanding shares in Grontmij.

Significant clients Millicom, Kinnevik, Hemfosa Fastigheter, Modern Times Group, Cloetta.

Notable practitioners

The "brilliant" Svante Hultqvist heads the firm's DCM team, whilst also focusing on banking and finance. He offers significant experience with public M&A and DCM transactions, including high-profile high-yield bond offerings. He is also active in issuance programmes, securitisations and structured notes offerings.

ECM department head Wilhelm Lüning is well respected for his work on large public M&A transactions and IPOs. He also advises on corporate governance and offers extensive knowledge of takeovers. His recent work includes representing Progenics Pharmaceuticals in its public tender offer for shares in EXNI Diagnostics.

Since publication, Magnus Lindstedt has joined Nord Advokater

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Linklaters Advokatbyrå - Capital Markets

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced in handling both debt and equity matters on the domestic and international scale. Areas of focus include IPOs, high-yield bonds, rights issues and MTN programmes. With a strong international network and close interaction with the London office, it receives particular recommendation for its cross-border capability.

Strengths Sources describe the team as an "excellent offering which brings the Linklaters stamp of quality to domestic as well as international work."

Work highlights Advised Morgan Stanley in relation to Scandic Hotel Group’s IPO and listing on NASDAQ.

Significant clients ASSA ABLOY, J.P Morgan, Triton, Alimak Group, Swedbank.

Notable practitioners

Fredrik Lindqvist offers expertise in corporate/M&A and ECM. He represents large Swedish corporates, private equity houses and Swedish investment banks in high-profile transactions such as IPOs. According to one client, he is "internationally minded, forward-thinking and very commercial, whilst understanding our interests and concerns."

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Roschier - Capital Markets

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Band 2

第二等

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Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 32 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong group with extensive experience in both ECM and DCM matters. Receives particular recommendation for public M&A, IPOs and high-yield bonds, and is also active with dual-track listings and debt issuances. Advises a range of high-profile clients on complex transactions, including banks, corporates and private equity funds.

Strengths Sources deem them to be a "great capital markets team with solid leadership. They drive the transaction process from start to finish, leaving no loose ends. They are also very responsive."

What's new? Client wins include Swedbank, ABG and Carnegie.

Work highlights Represented Apotek Hjärtat Holding and shareholder Altor Fund III in an SEK5.7 billion dual-track exit process, entailing an IPO and listing of shares in Apotek Hjärtat on NASDAQ.

Significant clients Volkswagen, Investor, Pareto Securities, Nordea, Danske Bank.

Notable practitioners

Johan Häger is labelled by clients as "one of the go-to's in Sweden for high-yield bonds," who "understands the business dynamics as well as the technical matters." He has extensive experience of finance, restructurings and other DCM products and frequently advises financial institutions on large international debt transactions.

The "excellent" Ola Åhman focuses his practice on public M&A, ECM transactions and general corporate governance advice. He frequently acts for large corporates, financial institutions and investment banks. His recent work includes leading the team advising Volkswagen on its public bid for Scania.

Mattias Friberg heads the firm's public M&A practice, focusing on ECM. He advises Swedish clients on listings and shareholder mandates. His recent mandates have included advising Apotek Hjärtat Holding and Altor Fund III on its IPO and the listing of its shares on the Nasdaq.

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White & Case Advokat AB - Capital Markets

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid team with a particular reputation for its ECM expertise. Active in representing issuers and investment banks in IPOs and public acquisitions, as well as debt offerings. Strong cross-border capabilities allow the team to handle both Swedish and global matters, whilst also addressing work involving emerging markets.

Strengths A client comments: "The team as a whole is excellent, they understand business and use that in their application of the law."

Work highlights Represented J.P. Morgan, Carnegie, Deutsche Bank and SEB as underwriters in the IPO of Capio, valued at SEK2.6 billion.

Significant clients Morgan Stanley, EQT, Handelsbanken, Nordea, UBS.

Notable practitioners

"Experienced IPO lawyer" Rikard Stenberg is highly regarded for advising issuers, owners and underwriters on a range of ECM transactions. He offers expertise in buyouts, rights offerings and spin-offs. His recent work includes representing UBS, Nordea, SEB and DNB in the SEK2.55 billion IPO of Coor Service Management.

Carl Hugo Parment specialises in DCM and banking and finance. He advises both issuers and underwriters on local and global high-yield bond offerings, MTN programmes and bridge-to-bond transactions. He recently acted for SSAB as issuer on its annual update of the EMTN programme.

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Baker McKenzie - Capital Markets

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact practice advising on both ECM and DCM transactions. Frequently handles IPOs, share placements and bond matters on behalf of Swedish banks, financial advisers and large corporates. Offers particular strength in cross-border transactions, on which it makes use of its international presence.

Strengths Sources appreciate that the firm has a "very good cross-border team."

What's new? New clients include ABG Sundal Collier, Pareto Securities and Handelsbanken.

Work highlights Represented Smilegate in its equity and debt investment in Starbreeze, valued at SEK344 million.

Significant clients Carnegie Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, Nordic Capital, Ratos, SEB.

Notable practitioners

Joakim Falkner has a broad practice of capital markets, corporate matters and M&A, and is qualified to practise in England and Wales as well as Sweden. Interviewees appreciate that "he is highly knowledgeable, hard-working and quick to respond, whilst always having a positive attitude."

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Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co AB - Capital Markets

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well regarded for its work with ECM, particularly IPOs. Also well versed in acting for bidders, sellers and target companies in the public bid area, and advising on other ECM transactions such as hostile bids.

Strengths One source comments: "One of the most experienced teams in acting as underwriters' counsel in IPOs."

What's new? Jefferies is a new client win.

Work highlights Advised Carnegie, SEB, Nordea and Danske Bank on the IPO of Attendo, valued at approximately SEK1.2 billion.

Significant clients Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Scania, GM, ABG Sundal Collier.

Notable practitioners

Carl-Johan Pousette is described by sources as "one of the most seasoned and experienced capital markets lawyers in Sweden." Handling a range of debt and equity issues, he frequently represents banks in IPOs. Clients appreciate his commercial understanding and his significant experience with large corporate finance transactions.

Department profile by Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co AB

Hammarskiöld & Co is regularly asked to advice on some of the largest capital market deals in the Swedish stock market. The firm is particularly active in the IPO area and in the public bid area, acting both for bidders, sellers and targets. Hammarskiöld & Co has a broad capital markets practice and has been involved in many large transactions, including highly publicised hostile bids, and has acted in many matters on behalf of corporate issuers.
The firm has strong relationships with several leading investment banks and has during 2016 in connection with IPOs acted as counsel to underwriters such as SEB, Carnegie, Danske Bank, DNB, Handelsbanken Capital Markets and ABG Sundal Collier. In addition to the mentioned banks, clients include Scania, the Swedish FSA and a number of other Swedish and international blue chip companies.
During 2016 the firm advised on a number of IPOs, including LeoVegas AB, Wilson Therapeutics AB, Mips AB and SSM Holding AB.
Partner Carl-Johan Pousette is Head of for Hammarskiöld & Co’s Capital Markets practice area. He has many years of experience of transactions within the corporate finance area and he is a member of the Swedish Securities Council. He has lead the teams working on the IPOs referred to above.

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Hannes Snellman - Capital Markets

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Reputable team advising issuers and financial advisers on domestic and international transactions. Covers ECM and DCM matters, including IPOs, public tenders and private placements, as well as share issues, securities offerings and debt instruments.

Strengths Sources appreciate that "the team stands out for its work with public bids."

Work highlights Represented Etib Holding II in a SEK265 million recommended public cash offer to the shareholders and holders of convertible notes in Nordic Service Partners Holding.

Significant clients Kinnevik, EQT, Lindéngruppen, Hoist Finance, Elekta.

Notable practitioners

Sören Lindström focuses his practice on corporate finance, public M&A and ECM transactions. He recently acted as lead counsel to PartnerTech on a SEK443 million recommended public cash takeover offer made by Scanfil. Market commentators repeatedly compliment his transactional experience and call him "a go-to for public bids in Sweden."

The "knowledgeable" Christoffer Saidac offers expertise in corporate finance, public M&A and ECM transactions, while also covering financial regulatory matters. His transactional experience includes everything from cross-border mergers of equals and takeovers to financial sector M&A and restructurings. He recently represented Paradox Entertainment in the USD6.8 million cash sale of its assets.

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Advokatfirman Lindahl - Capital Markets

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Band 4

第四等

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Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-rounded offering acting on both domestic and international matters. Areas of expertise include listings, capital raisings, buy-backs and public takeover bids, as well as private placements, notes issuances and debt restructuring. Clients include companies in the life sciences, real estate, technology and shipping sectors.

Strengths Sources affirm that it is "good for public markets transactions."

What's new? New clients include Helios Investment Partners, Klövern and IFC.

Work highlights Acted as lead legal adviser to CLX Communications and principal selling shareholders on its listing on NASDAQ and the sale of shares.

Significant clients ABB, Meda, ComHem, Sagax, Vitrolife.

Notable practitioners

Annika Andersson and Jesper Johansson head the department.

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Lindahl can handle the most complex transactions. We advise on the entire range of Swedish and international capital market transactions and public M&A. This includes listings, raising capital, private placements, public takeover bids, non-cash acquisitions, mergers, restructuring and the distribution of group shares. Chambers & Partners, Practical Law Company and IFLR1000 rank our lawyers among the leading in capital markets and public M&A in Sweden.

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Setterwalls - Capital Markets

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid group advising an array of corporate clients and listed companies on both ECM and DCM transactions. Particularly active in IPOs, listings and rights issues, whilst also offering expertise with covered bonds and structured products.

Strengths The team is reputed "for its detail, its sensitiveness and its well-educated lawyers."

Work highlights Advised Collector on its IPO, valued at SEK1.1 billion.

Significant clients Recipharm, Anoto Group, Arise, Trelleborg, Peab.

Notable practitioners

"Technically skilled and experienced lawyer" Jörgen Axelsson is favoured amongst commentators for his "incredible working capacity" and his "sympathetic nature." His practice spans IPOs, rights issues and public takeovers, as well as DCM transactions, securities law and M&A.

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