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The 'efficient and¬†solution-driven' team at¬†Mannheimer Swartling¬†regularly handles large construction projects and acts for clients in construction disputes.¬†Practice head¬†Johan Granehult¬†'always provides practical solutions and adds value' and is an expert in construction contracts; his recent work includes advising Northvolt on the ‚ā¨4bn construction of a battery factory in Sweden, and representing the government of Jordan with¬†Kristoffer L√∂f¬†and¬†Anders Ingvarson¬†(who is¬†'widely knowledgeable, trustworthy, and great to work with')¬†in an arbitration against Gama Energy relating to financial claims surrounding the Disi Water Conveyance Project.¬†Jan Kansmark¬†is also highly experienced.

Boutique firm AG Advokat has notable 'experience in construction law', 'provides professional advice' and is regularly involved in construction projects and disputes; highlights included assisting Fabege with the construction of the new Haga Norra district in Solna municipality, which will include residential properties, offices and service facilities. The team fields 'very competent lawyers' including Ola Ihse, Johan Rosén, and Håkan Bjerle; Bjerle and Anders Skägg are advising Pembroke Real Estate on the renovation of a property in Stockholm into offices, retail units, parking spaces and residential properties.

Clients praise Foyen Advokatfirma for its 'excellent know-how in construction law'; the group has significant expertise in disputes and contract issues and is regularly instructed by municipalities and real estate and construction companies. The 'service-minded' team is led by Eva Westberg Persson, Bo Svensson, and the 'outstanding' Per Vestman in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö respectively. In a recent highlight, Vestman represented the Swedish Transport Administration in a dispute against a contractor relating to a construction project involving the improvement and expansion of railways and roadways between Malmö and Trelleborg. John Hane specialises in procurement matters and counts the City of Stockholm as a key client.

Construction companies and developers regularly instruct the team at Advokatfirman Delphi, which is jointly led by Per Håkansson and Oskar Frankki. Praised for its 'wide knowledge', the group has significant experience in development mandates and acts for a client portfolio including ISG, Billström Riemer Andersson Bygg and Swerock. In a recent mandate, Frankki successfully represented HSB Malmö in a construction dispute against a Swedish installation company relating to building and civil engineering contracts. Senior associate Carl Skårman is a key name for procurement issues.

Praised for its 'strong knowledge of construction law', Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton is involved in several large construction projects; Nicklas Björklund, who has the 'ability to think outside the box', is representing the municipality of Norrtälje in a dispute with Veolia relating to the termination of an agreement regarding the maintenance of the region's water and sewer system. Björklund jointly leads the team with the 'skillful' Mattias Wittgren. Other clients include Scania, White Arkitekter and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB 'always meets expectations when it comes to skills and outcomes' and is led by Anders Eriksson. Recent highlights include Johan Tollgerdt acting for Ystad municipality on the procurement of a turnkey contract for the construction of two new docks in Ystad harbour, and Per-Anders Bengtsson representing Trelleborg municipality in negotiations with a landowner relating to the renovation of a former retail area into a residential and communal space. Robert Jukic Karlsson and Fredrik Jahnfors are also key names to note.

Clients single out Setterwalls as 'professional, fast, and competent'; the practice has experience in the planning, procurement, implementation and monitoring of building projects and related construction contracts, as well as expertise in contentious issues. Lennart Iwar and senior associate Mattias Wiklund represented BTH Bygg in a compensation claim against its sub-contractor Benders for damages caused by delays and defects; the team's client portfolio also includes Skanska, NCC and Strabag. Iwar is the practice head in Malmö, while Anders Heintze and Hans Dahlberg Kolga lead the teams in Gothenburg and Stockholm respectively. Erik Palmgren joined MAQS Advokatbyrå and Henric Namander moved in-house at Tuve Bygg.

Advokatfirman Vinge's group handles building permit processes, the negotiation and formation of tender documents, and assists with contracts and dispute resolution. The client roster includes Göteborgs Hamn, Platzer Fastigheter and Wallenstam. Robert Deli, Anders Forkman and Assur Badur are the key contacts.

White & Case Advokat AB regularly acts for large construction companies including Peab, NCC and Skanska. Practice head Anders Reldén is well versed in arbitration and litigation, and counsel Niklas Helmer is another key name for contentious issues.

Boutique firm Wimert Lundgren Advokatbyrå specialises in contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Clients appreciate the 'professional, fast and competent' team, which includes Anders Wimert, Jens Lundgren, Adam Larsson and Emil Dalén. In a recent highlight, the group advised Implenia on issues relating to the construction of a road tunnel. Sebastian Gunnarsson left the firm in 2018 for an in-house position at Implenia.

The 'hardworking team' at Advokatfirman Cederquist KB has 'good knowledge of construction law' and represents Swedish and international construction companies, working closely with the firm's real estate practice. The 'extraordinarily talented' Fredrik Forssman leads the team and is particularly well versed in litigation; senior associates Eric Johnson and Linus Jonson are also noted.

Magnusson Advokatbyrå is instructed by public and private companies, contractors, finance clients and consultants, and handles a broad spectrum of construction matters. Practice head Mårten Tagaeus assisted Kolmården Wildlife Park with the zoning plans and building permits for a new roller-coaster; Higab and the City of Gothenburg are also clients. Senior associate Erik Svedlund is another name to note.

Jointly led by Erik Kjaer and Ola Jönsson, MAQS Advokatbyrå's department handles a wide range of construction matters including procurement processes, contractual negotiations and litigation, in which it is active on the purchaser and contractor sides. Highlights included representing Serneke Group in a dispute against Grundmaren Group relating to its purchase of construction company Värmdö Bygg. Martin Rifall joined Hannes Snellman in 2019.

The practice at¬†NORDIA Law¬†fields Per Sj√∂din¬†and Mikaela Kempe Bergner,¬†who clients single out as ‚Äėthe most knowledgeable lawyers in Stockholm with regards to engineers and architects‚Äô. The team acts primarily for technical and engineering consulting firms; it represented WSP Sweden in a tort dispute against the municipality of Nacka relating to residential engineering issues in Skuru. Other key clients include Sweco and Tyr√©ns.¬†Per Lindell¬†joined¬†Lindskog Malmstr√∂m Advokatbyr√•¬†in 2018.

WERKS Advokater AB's practice is led by the 'outstanding' Daniel Ericsson, who is regularly instructed by the purchasers of construction contracts and assists with all aspects of a construction project, from initial planning to disputes. Clients include Wallenstam, Veolia, and Partillebo. Thomas Wetterlundh and Jens Sundell complement the practice with dispute resolution and real estate expertise respectively.

Jointly led by Jan Alexanderson and Eilert Andersson, Wistrand's team provides 'great services' to development companies and international contractors, working closely with the firm's real estate group. Alexanderson assisted Eknö Hemman with the construction of condominiums to sell and rent in the Stockholm archipelago, Sandhamn.

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