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Editorial

Legal market overview

Sweden’s transactional market saw significant improvement in the course of the second half of 2014. Following a period of stagnation, several high-profile transactions kick-started M&A activity, while the equity and IPO market also picked up.

The IT and telecoms sectors have been dominated by cloud computing and e-commerce issues, while regulatory and contentious matters are on the rise across the market.

Mannheimer Swartling and Advokatfirman Vinge continue to lead the Swedish legal market, closely followed in the finance, corporate and M&A fields by Roschier, Advokatfirman Lindahl KB and Hannes Snellman.

The number of boutique firms being established continues to grow, with several high-profile lawyers departing from full-service firms to establish specialist practices. Kastell Advokatbyrå AB is singled out as a major new force in the IP and media, competition and dispute sectors following its recruitment of Stefan Widmark from Mannheimer Swartling. Other notable new entrants include Synch Advokat AB, founded by several former partners of Bird & Bird, and corporate and finance boutique Baumgarten Byström Rooth & Tallavaara Advokater AB.

All lawyers named in the editorial are based in Stockholm, unless otherwise stated.

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