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Capital Markets — Sweden


Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Impressive client roster includes a number of international banks and other financial institutions.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the team's "depth of capital markets knowledge, availability and attention to detail."

Interviewees also praise the group's "very high level of quality across the board."

Work highlights Advised multiple banks, including Goldman Sachs and Nordea, on Swedish law matters connected with the SEK20 billion IPO of Ahlsell.

Acted for Swedbank on its USD500 million issuance of contingent convertible capital instruments.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Manfred Löfvenhaft is appreciated by clients as a "very experienced and knowledgeable" lawyer. His expertise ranges across ECM and public M&A, and he typically advises banks on IPO mandates.

Mikael Borg is highly experienced in capitalisation through the issuing of bonds, and he recently acted on Candyking's restructuring and sale of outstanding shares and bonds to Cloetta. Clients admire his "comprehensive experience, skills and knowledge of relevant issues" and appreciate his "quick answers to complex issues and very high availability."

A "first class" ECM adviser, Dick Lundqvist acts on IPOs, capital raisings and tender offers. Interviewees offer high praise for his expertise, with one commenting that "he is very smart, very calm under pressure and has very good judgement." His recent work includes advising Eniro on its SEK828 million recapitalisation, which involved debt-to-equity conversions, the exchange of preference shares to ordinary shares and the issuing of new shares.

Fredrik Palm is renowned as an adviser for underwriters and assists with ECM transactions. He represented Carnegie Investment Bank and ABG Sundal Collier in the SEK1.71 billion IPO of Nordic Waterproofing Holding. Sources note that he is "an excellent technical lawyer with commercial awareness and a high level of service."

Carl Westerberg assists with IPOs, equity issues and public M&A transactions. He recently assisted Sdiptech with its SEK1.69 billion IPO and listing on Nasdaq First North. He is highly appreciated by clients, one of whom notes: "Carl is very calm and collected. He is solid in everything he does and he is a good speaker."

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Mannheimer Swartling - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 experience ranging from IPOs to covered bonds, securitisation and structured finance. Also active in debt restructuring and the capital markets aspects of workouts. Deals often involve international and cross-border elements.

Strengths Clients enthuse that the lawyers are "very knowledgeable, always reliable and provide top-class service."

Another source describes the team as "market leaders" who are "extremely capable" and "approachable."

Work highlights Advised Munters on its SEK10.1 billion listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Notable practitioners

Head of ECM Eva Hägg is praised by sources for her "technical knowledge and commercial awareness," as well as her "effectiveness and client service." She advises on a range of capital markets issues, with a strong focus on securitisation transactions and company law. In a recent highlight she advised Kungsleden on its SEK1.6 million rights issue.

DCM department head André Andersson is well respected for advising clients on a broad range of financial transactions, with extensive experience in DCM. He offers particular expertise to financial institutions in high-yield bond mandates. He acted on Nordea's EUR8.4 billion securitisation process.

Mattias Lampe is described clients as "very knowledgeable, commercially savvy and approachable." He is noted for his experience and activity within DCM. He advises clients on investment-grade bonds, securitisation transactions and asset-backed finance.

Patrik Marcelius is appreciated by interviewees for his "deep knowledge of the rules governing capital markets in Sweden," and they add that he stands out by taking on a broad responsibility and co-ordinating large ECM transactions and public M&A, giving "clear advice which is aware of all the risks." His recent work highlights include assisting Resurs with its SEK4.1 billion IPO and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Emil Boström is described by clients as "very qualified and knowledgeable within the field of capital markets." He has extensive experience in advising corporates and financial institutions on ECM and public M&A. He recently advised Munters on its SEK10.1 billion IPO and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Nina Svensson acts for publicly listed clients as well as private equity companies on equity capital markets transactions. She acted on Viking Supply Ships' SEK348 million share issue.

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

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

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


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Roschier - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Experience of deals involving the retail, manufacturing and financial services industries.

Strengths One interviewee appreciates the team's "high-quality work" and describes the lawyers as "very experienced, customer and solution oriented, highly flexible, efficient and structured."

Another source lauds the department's commercial approach: "They have a great sense of the business aspects in their legal advice."

Work highlights Assisted Axcel Funds and Nordic Waterproofing with the latter's IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Advised Swedol on its SEK312 million rights offering.

Notable practitioners

Co-head Johan Häger is noted by sources for his involvement with asset-backed finance, restructuring issues and high-yield bond mandates. He advises domestic and international financial institutions as well as corporates and private equity investors. He advised ABG Sundal Collier as bookrunner on Cherry's issue of senior secured bonds amounting to EUR50 million. Sources say: "He is highly experienced and has significant capacity to identify complex issues," and add: "He is co-operative and pleasant."

Ola Åhman is praised by clients for his "comprehensive experience, as well as skills, availability and knowledge of relevant issues." He has extensive experience in advising clients on equity capital markets issues in addition to public M&A mandates.

Pontus Enquist heads the ECM team and has a strong reputation for advising corporates, private equity sponsors and financial institutions. He offers expertise in rights issues, convertible bond matters and IPOs.

According to sources, Ola Sandersson is "very knowledgeable and effective." He has notable experience in equity capital markets transactions, assisting clients with IPOs and corporate advisory matters. His clients include corporates and financial institutions.

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Advokatfirman Vinge KB - Capital Markets Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Recent deals have involved the education, healthcare and leisure sectors.

Strengths One client lauds the "outstanding team" for its "client service, effectiveness, availability and top-class commercial awareness." This interviewee also highlights the lawyers' "technical, up-to-date and relevant knowledge of the issues at hand, and their ability to mobilise resources at short notice."

Another source adds: "They were very flexible and worked around the clock with very swift turnaround times."

Work highlights Led Actic's SEK803 million IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Assisted Pandox with its directed share issue.

Notable practitioners

Göran Nyström enjoys a wealth of expertise in ECM and public M&A. Sources note that "he has an excellent reputation and great experience in all types of capital markets transactions."

Appreciated among interviewees for his "high technical knowledge and client service," Erik Sjöman advises on share listings and IPOs. He assisted Internationella Engelska Skolan with its IPO and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Mikael Ståhl's wide-ranging expertise covers DCM mandates as well as issues relating to banking and finance. He frequently assists clients with bond issues and recently acted on Mölnlycke Holding's issue of EUR500 million notes due 2025.

Charlotte Levin acts on IPOs, share listings and bookbuilding processes. In a recent highlight, she assisted Ambea with its SEK5.4 billion IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. Clients highlight her for being "strong on communication and technical knowledge" and note that she is "very service-minded."

Clients note that Jesper Schönbeck is "a creative lawyer who is very good at coming up with solutions to complex capital markets problems." He specialises in IPOs and share issues and advised Edgeware on its listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Advokatfirman Cederquist KB - Capital Markets Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Particularly experienced advising on mandates within the financial sector.

Strengths Sources praise the team's "proactive approach and good understanding of the client's priorities."

Work highlights Advised Millicom on its issue of a SEK2 billion bond.

Acted for Caperio as the target company on Advania's public tender offer.

Notable practitioners

Svante Hultqvist advises private equity houses and financial institutions on bond and note listings. He advised Kinnevik on its MTN programme and SEK1 billion bond issue.

Wilhelm Lüning is active on share listings and public tender offers. He led advice on MIPS's listing of shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. Clients value his "in-depth knowledge of the Stockholm Nasdaq Stock Exchange environment coupled with his commercial awareness."

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Linklaters Advokatbyrå - Capital Markets Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced in handling both debt and equity matters on a 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. Offers expertise in the real estate, retail and financial sectors.

Strengths One client praises the team's "high level of availability and good experience," adding that the lawyers are "skilled and knowledgeable of the relevant issues."

Work highlights Acted for SEB as arranger and dealer on the EUR3 billion guaranteed MTN programme update issued by Tele2.

Advised Lauritz.com on its IPO and listing on Nasdaq First North.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Fredrik Lindqvist has considerable experience in equity capital markets, acting for clients on IPOs and various equity capital issuances. Clients appreciate his "comprehensive experience. He is skilled and knowledgeable, as well as solution-oriented."

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White & Case Advokat AB - Capital Markets Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

Strengths Sources highlight the team's "cross-border capabilities" and "good international capacity" as a particular strength.

Work highlights Acted for Nordea on its USD1.5 billion note offering following the annual update of its medium-term note programme.

Advised Atlas Copco as issuer on the update of its USD3 billion EMTN programme, as well as its consequent USD500 million bonds issuance.

Notable practitioners

Rikard Stenberg heads the firm's capital markets practice, regularly advising issuers, owners and underwriters on spin-offs, rights offerings and convertible bond issues. He also assists clients with high-yield bond offerings and MTN programmes. In a recent highlight he advised the underwriters on AcadeMedia's IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. Market sources praise him as a "very high-quality lawyer."

Carl Hugo Parment is noted by interviewees for being "co-operative and pleasant, as well as ambitious and accessible to clients." He acts for a variety of parties on a mixture of capital markets work, including IPOs, spin-offs, rights offerings and convertible bond offerings. He is best known for his expertise in debt matters such as hybrid and high-yield bond offerings and MTN programmes. He recently advised Mobylife on its bond restructuring programme.

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Baker McKenzie - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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, making use of its international presence. Active of late for clients from the manufacturing and technology industries.

Strengths A source comments that the team is "very hard-working and flexible, with good all-round thinking which combines law and business." This client also praises the department's "good cross-border capabilities."

Another interviewee says: "The team possesses very good knowledge of the relevant legal areas," and adds that the "communication is very efficient and straightforward."

Value for Money Clients conclude that the service is "overall very good value for money."

Work highlights Represented Arcam in its SEK6.2 billion takeover by GE.

Notable practitioners

Joakim Falkner advises clients across the entire spectrum of capital markets mandates, with notable strength on ECM transactions. He acted on FM Mattson Mora's SEK914.3 million IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. Falkner is additionally a highly experienced adviser for matters involving the UK and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales as well as in Sweden. Clients appreciate his "great combination of legal skills, business acumen and hard-working project management."

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Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co AB - Capital Markets Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. DNB is a new client win.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's "deep and relevant knowledge of capital markets transactions."

Work highlights Assisted Carnegie and SEB as joint global co-ordinators and bookrunners with LeoVegas's IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier.

Advised Cognosec on its listing on Nasdaq First North.

Notable practitioners

Carl-Johan Pousette is regarded by clients as "one of the most experienced capital markets lawyers, especially within IPOs." A seasoned adviser to banks, he recently represented ABG Sundal Collier and Handelsbanken as the bookrunners in the SEK650 million IPO of MIPS on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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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 Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Recent additions to the department's list of clients include Alimak Group.

Work highlights Advised EQT on its SEK2.3 billion purchase of a majority stake in DGC One.

Notable practitioners

The "experienced" Sören Lindström offers considerable equity capital markets expertise, advising clients on a broad range of transactions. He recently acted on Solidium's SEK5 billion rights issue.

Mattias Friberg has a strong focus on Nordic and international capital markets work, regularly advising industrial companies, financial institutions and private equity sponsors. Clients enthuse: "He is highly skilled, as well as very experienced and customer-oriented. He is also very precise, solution-oriented and clear in his recommendations." He joined the firm in June 2018.

Christoffer Saidac assists clients with corporate finance and public M&A mandates. He is well regarded for advising financial institutions on ECM transactions as well as financial regulatory matters.

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Hannes Snellman has a strong capital markets practice. We advise issuers, financial advisers and other market participants in connection with IPOs; public tender offers; share issues; securities offerings; private placements; debt instruments; share buy-backs; and regulatory matters.

Our capital markets practice has gained recognition working as lead counsel in numerous international transactions, drawing on the experience and qualifications of some of our partners who have practised in London and New York. This allows us to amalgamate local requirements with international standards. With an emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach our capital markets team work closely together with tax, competition and sector experts.

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Advokatfirman Lindahl - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

Strengths Clients find the team to be "knowledgeable, efficient and well structured" and also highlight its "cross-border capabilities."

Interviewees also appreciate the lawyers' "strong personal engagement, to-the-point and relevant advice, strong experience base and negotiation skills."

Work highlights Acted for AB Sagax on the share redemption offer to its shareholders of preferential shares.

Assisted VBG Group with its SEK800 million rights issue as part of the acquisition finance to purchase Mobile Climate Control Group.

Notable practitioners

ECM practice head Annika Andersson assists clients with equity capital raising and recently aided NeuroVive with its SEK127 million rights issue. Clients endorse her "very good technical knowledge, effectiveness and good availability."

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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 Department

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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, while also offering expertise with covered bonds and structured products. New client wins include Oncopeptides and Alligator Bioscience.

Strengths One client describes the team's service as "excellent" and particularly appreciates the "practical and responsive" lawyers.

Work highlights Acted for Recipharm on its SEK805 million share issue with preferential rights for existing shareholders.

Assisted Serneke with its SEK712 million IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Notable practitioners

Jörgen Axelsson co-heads the firm's capital markets practice and is well respected by sources for his ECM expertise. He advises on national and cross-border IPOs, convertible bond matters and public takeovers. Sources enthuse: "He is a very experienced and pragmatic lawyer." He advised Collector on its issuance of new preferential shares valued at approximately SEK500 million.

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