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Fröberg & Lundholm AdvokatbyrÄ covers environmental permitting, planning and zoning, as well as regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings. Managing partner Mikael HÀgglöf and Mikael Berglund garner client praise and Mikael Lundholm and Magnus Fröberg are other key figures.

Mannheimer Swartling’s Per Molander and senior associate Joel MĂ„rtensson recently assisted ABB with various environmental regulatory issues, permitting matters and litigation. Practice head Felicia Ullerstam advised Stockholm County Council on four separate permitting processes for the extension of the Stockholm underground. Bo Hansson and Therese Strömshed are recommended.

Advokatfirman Vinge’s Thomas Sjöberg and Johan Cederblad are representing Bergvik Skog in the permit appeal process related to the ÖdmĂ„rden wind power project. Mathias Lindquist is advising SkĂ„nemejerier Group on its application for an Industrial Emissions Directive permit for its Malmö dairy. The team’s workload also includes environment-related litigation and regulatory advice. Recently promoted partner Robert Deli and Ingela Malmborg are recommended.

Advokatfirman Åberg & Co AB’s MĂ„rten Bengtsson has expertise in contaminated land matters, and applications for permits for waste disposal facilities and other water-related activities. Tomas Underskog and associate Stefan Rubenson are highly regarded.

Alrutz' AdvokatbyrĂ„ AB acts for clients from traditional manufacturing industries, such as iron and steel, and also the energy and infrastructure sectors. It handles environmental permit applications and provides advice on issues such as contaminated land, water law and waste management. The team has been particularly active recently in advising clients on the implications of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive. Key figures include Louis Vasseur, Thomas Carlberg, Mats Björk, Susanne Åberg Witt-Strömer and Jan Eriksson.

Advokatfirman Delphi’s Erica Nobel ‘goes above and beyond for her clients’. Also recommended are Oskar Frankki, Christian HĂ€rdgĂ„rd and Christina Hellström. The team handles environmental permit applications and provides regulatory advice, and support on real estate and corporate transactions.

At Front Advokater, team head Malin Wikström recently advised Swedavia on a new environmental permit for the development of Göteborg Landevetter Airport. Maria Paijkull is representing CEJN AB in proceedings against the municipality of Osby over liability for contaminated land.

Wistrand’s Rudolf Laurin is knowledgeable about the environmental aspects of renewable energy and power projects, and also permitting procedures. Laurin is currently advising a large waste management business on the permitting procedure relating to a facility for treating and handling dangerous waste. Senior associate Emilie Steen is another notable practitioner. Tove Andersson joined Setterwalls.

Foyen Advokatfirma’s work covers the environmental aspects of energy, industrial, infrastructure and mining projects. A team led by Pia Pehrson is assisting Dragon Mining (Sweden) with permit applications under the Environmental Code for a gold mine in Lycksele/Storuman in northern Sweden. The team also assists clients with civil litigation and criminal proceedings involving issues such as environmental liability and occupational safety.

Hellström Law’s Staffan Michelson undertakes environmental law litigation before various courts including the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice for private companies, individuals and municipalities. Michelson co-heads the practice with Anna Fernqvist Svensson, who assisted the Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade with negotiating two agreements with Vattenfall over environmental issues.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s Mikael WĂ€rnsby and senior associate Madeleine Edqvist are ‘flexible and skilled’. The duo are representing the Municipality of Halmstad in a number of damages claims arising from alleged restrictions in land use. The team also takes on environmental risk assessments and environmental due diligences in connection with M&A. Olof Hallberg joined newly established firm Cirio in January 2019.

MAQS AdvokatbyrÄ’s Magdalena Persson is advising Ale municipality on liability for contaminated land at the former industrial area of ÄlvĂ€ngen. The team also assists clients with issues concerning licensing of water operations. Clients from industries, such as wind and water power, chemicals, fish farming and food, instruct the firm on environmental issues. Christina Rydell Ahlström is also noted.

Magnusson AdvokatbyrĂ„ is particularly strong in handling permit applications concerning environmentally hazardous activities and water-related activities; practice head MĂ„rten Tagaeus acted for RGS 90 Sverige in its application for permission to expand its waste disposal plant in Gothenburg. Tagaeus’ team, which includes Jonas Bergquist, also undertakes permit applications for power plants, factories and large infrastructure projects.

Setterwalls enhanced its profile by hiring Tove Andersson, an expert in environmental law and energy permitting, from Wistrand. A team including Anders Linnerborg, Tove SkĂ€rblom and Jakob Ekesbo is representing Sydvatten in a damages action brought by Norwegian power company Statkraft over a loss of electrical power allegedly caused by Sydvatten’s diversion of the local water supply.

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  • Foyen has advised Mandalay Resources in 32 Million USD share issue

    Foyen has advised Canadian mining company Mandalay Resources Corporation inits marketed public offering of shares (subscription rights) on the Toronto stock exchange for aggregate gross proceeds of 43 million CAD (32 MUSD).Mandalay is the 100 % owner of the Bjorkdal gold mine in northern Sweden and the transaction has required legal opinions regarding all companies and permits in the Swedish business operation.
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