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Mannheimer Swartling has a standout reputation for handling the largest and most high-profile construction projects and associated disputes in Sweden. Jan Kansmark, practice head Johan Granehult and Martin Pekkari are advising Stockholm County Council as the employer on the SEK26bn expansion of the Stockholm subway. Anders Ingvarson is representing Region VÀstra Götaland in a SEK140m court dispute against Peab concerning remediation works at the Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg. The team also handles cross-border matters; Granehult is advising Sinopec Ningbo Engineering as one of the contractors on the Amur Gas Processing Plant project in Russia.

AG Advokat has a 30 year track record in construction. Ola Ihse is advising Grosvenor Fund Management on the refurbishment of SKHLM SkĂ€rholmen shopping mall. Johan RosĂ©n and others are representing MVB Öst in litigation against Skolfastigheter over the construction of the MariehĂ€ll school building in Bromma. Recently promoted partner Anders SkĂ€gg, HĂ„kan Bjerle and P-G Jönsson are recommended.

Advokatfirman Delphi’s practice is led by Per HĂ„kansson. Oskar Frankki, Anders Lindström and senior associate Carl SkĂ„rman are among other highly regarded practitioners in the group. Frankki is advising HĂ€lsostaden Ängelholm on the development of new and renovated properties for a local hospital in Ängelholm. HSB Malmö, BĂ€ck Installation and Billström Reimer Andersson are other key clients.

Foyen Advokatfirma’s practice head Eva Westberg Persson advises Trafikverket on construction contract issues and also litigation and arbitrations. John Hane is advising the municipality of Gotland on the construction of a new quay in Visby.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s recent client wins include Caverion Sverige, Sveab and Skandia Fastigheter. Nicklas Björklund is advising Unibail-Rodamco on the landmark Mall of Scandinavia project, and is also representing Hemfosa Fastigheter in arbitration proceedings against NCC Construction and separate litigation against Hemfosa’s tenant over an allegedly defective industrial floor at a logistics facility in Gothenburg. Mattias Wittgren is another key figure.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s client base includes contractors, employers and consultants, among others. A number of practitioners are experienced in construction litigation and arbitration proceedings, including practice chairman Anders Eriksson, Per-Anders Bengtsson, Fredrik Jahnfors, Henrik Trölle and Daniel Ullsten. On the non-contentious side, Johan Tollgerdt assisted ABK Kristianstadsbyggen with the procurement of a turn-key contract for the construction of a new aquatics centre in Kristianstad.

MAQS AdvokatbyrĂ„ handles projects involving housing, commercial and energy-related construction. The practice is led by Martin Rifall, Erik Kjaer and Ola Jönsson out of the Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö offices respectively. Kjaer is advising Serneke Group on the planning, design and construction of Europe’s tallest building, Karlatornet. Johan Söderlund undertakes construction litigation and arbitration.

Setterwalls acts for three of the Nordic region’s largest construction companies – NCC, Peab and Skanska - and also assists clients based elsewhere in Europe. The team recently acted for Per Aarsleff as the contractor on the €130m redevelopment of VĂ€rtahamnen harbour. Gothenburg-based Anders Heintze, who heads the department, has expertise in construction litigation and arbitration. Erik Palmgren and senior associate Henric Namander are also based in Gothenburg. Lennart Iwar manages the construction team in Malmö. Hans Dahlberg Kolga is based in Stockholm.

At Advokatfirman Vinge, recently promoted partner Robert Deli covers a variety of construction projects, including those concerning housing, industrial plants, schools and offices. Platzer Fastigheter, Wallenstam and Göteborgs Hamn are among the firm’s clients. Anders Forkman and Assur Badur are based in Malmö and Stockholm respectively. Daniel Ericsson departed for Werks Advokater AB.

White & Case Advokat AB’s Niklas Forsmark Helmer, who mainly undertakes litigation and arbitration, ‘masters the strategic, commercial and legal issues that come into play’ in disputes. Practice head Anders ReldĂ©n is representing Peab in a dispute with VĂ€stfastigheter over the Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg. The team also undertakes transactional and advisory work. Kristina Ljungström joined Norburg & Scherp.

Wimert Lundgren AdvokatbyrÄ assists clients with procurement, contract management, litigation and arbitration. Anders Wimert and Jens Lundgren are highly rated, as are Sebastian Gunnarsson and Adam Larsson. A recent highlight involved advising a number of construction companies on the Stockholm City line. Emil Dalén joined from Strabag.

Tobias Edenman leads Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB’s team. Recent work includes handling development projects for Cernera Fastigheter, the Rezidor Hotel Group and Daugava.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB has an excellent track record in construction litigation and arbitration. Team head Fredrik Forssman is representing Sveab AnlĂ€ggning as the claimant in litigation against the Swedish Transport Authority, which relates to a railroad construction project. Erik Wernberg, Erika Åslund and Eric Johnson are other experienced practitioners.

At Magnusson AdvokatbyrÄ, MÄrten Tagaeus leads the team which assists clients with procurement issues, planning, contract structuring and negotiation, and disputes. Tagaeus and senior associate Erik Svedlund are advising the City of Gothenburg on the construction of the new Hisingsbron bridge. Other clients include Wallhamn, Higab and Aktiebolaget Tingstad Papper.

Nordia Law’s main strength lies in construction-related dispute resolution. Team co-heads Per Sjödin and Mikaela Kempe Bergner are experienced in representing technical and engineering consulting firms in matters concerning the design, engineering, planning and management of large projects. Sjödin and Bergner represented P. Lindqvist Byggkonsult and WSP Sverige in litigation against Högskolefastigheter over the construction of a sports arena in Jönköping. Roger Hedlund, Conny Cedermark, Tomas Marcusson and Per Lindell are other notable individuals.

Wistrand’s Jan Alexanderson and senior associate Sandra Kolmodin Karlsson are advising AFA Fastigheter on the SEK500m construction of a hotel complex in central Stockholm. Alexandersson co-heads the practice with Eilert Andersson. Anders Isgren is advising Italian contractor JV Vianini CMC on the construction of two rock tunnels under Lovön, part of the Stockholm bypass.

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