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Boutique law firm BOKWALL RISLUND handles complex competition matters and 'is not only exceptionally good at what it does, but also quickly aligns itself with the business of the client'. 'Tremendously experienced' practice head Olle Rislund acted for If insurance in a dawn raid and subsequent investigation relating to alleged anti-competitive behavior between Swedish insurance companies. Amir Mohseni is 'extremely knowledgeable, approachable and always reachable', and senior associate Emil Fahlén Godö, who has in-house experience at the Swedish competition authority, gives 'quick, thorough, and precise answers and has an unusual breath in the field of antitrust law'.

Mannheimer Swartling has a strong track record in cross-border merger filings and behavioural antitrust matters, and clients praise the team for 'giving excellent advice, which is always relevant and hands-on'. Brussels-based Stefan Perván Lindeborg has 'great knowledge and gives the client high levels of attention'; he recently represented Hornbach in an investigation relating to alleged retail price maintenance issues and a hub-and-spoke collusion, and worked with practice head Johan Carle to advise a group of Nordic banks on the establishment of a payment system for cross-border payments. Carle is singled out as 'an excellent lawyer, who is very reliable'; counsel Jens Agö and senior associate Fredrik Sjövall are also noted.

Advokatfirman Vinge's team has a notable reputation in the market and advises on the full gamut of competition matters with substantial expertise in cross-border mandates. The department is led by Johan Karlsson, who is 'fast, always available and keeps track of the market well'; he is acting for SJ in an abuse of dominance investigation by the Swedish Competition Authority. In another highlight, the 'excellent' Marcus Glader advised on the merger control issues related to EQT's acquisition of Azelis. Other clients include Tele2, Altor and AIG. Martin Johansson and Anna Palmérus are also key names to note.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB's practice handles the full spectrum of competition issues and is singled out for its 'strong knowledge of Swedish competition law, while also being extremely reactive and knowing how to move matters along'. The team is led by Fredrik Lindblom, who 'knows when a deep analysis is required or when the client needs more guidance'; he was recently involved in several cartel investigations. Clients include Coca-Cola, Coty and Folksam. Senior associate Kristoffer Molin is also noted.

Advokatfirman Delphi fields a 'thorough' team, which works closely with the firm's TMT, life sciences, public procurement and corporate departments. Practice head Elisabeth Eklund, who is described as 'being great to work with due to her clear communication', recently represented FTI in appeal proceedings before the Patent and Market Court regarding the Swedish Competition Authority's demand for it to allow a competitor access to its recycling system. Senior associate Karin Roberts joined from the Swedish Competition Authority.

The practice at Hammarskiöld & Co AB 'gives clear recommendations based on the practical implications of its legal advice' and was recently strengthened by the arrival of life sciences expert Malin Albert from Setterwalls. Claes Langenius is singled out as an 'experienced lawyer'; he recently acted for Altor on a multi-jurisdictional merger filing. Notable senior associates include Virginie Kurtz, who advises on compliance matters and internal investigations, and Sofia Falkner, who is praised for 'her good legal judgement and ability to provide clear answers'.

The team at Kastell Advokatbyrå AB fields multiple experienced lawyers including Erik Söderlind, who advises on competition issues and represents clients in regulatory disputes, and Christina Mailund, who regularly assists with state aid work. Malin Persson, Pamela Hansson and Jennie Bark-Jones are other key practitioners.

Cirio Advokatbyr√• AB's key contact for EU and competition law is Ulrica Salomon, who is experienced in abuse of dominance matters, anti-competitive behaviour, state aid issues and international merger notifications. Eva-Maj M√ľhlenbock¬†also advises on public procurement and contentious work. Senior associate¬†Hanna Lek√•s¬†is also a key name to note. The group is comprised of practitioners previously at¬†Advokatfirman Lindahl KB.

Roschier provides 'an excellent service' to clients across the energy, health care and transport sectors. Practice head Kristian Hugmark 'stands out for his concise advice and understanding of his clients' business' and handled the merger clearance elements of Sandvik's divestment of Sandvik Process Systems to FAM. Lars Johansson has notable experience in merger control work, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases. Senior associate Andres Acevedo is also a key name to note.

Setterwalls' expertise spans merger control advice, cartel investigations, compliance matters, public procurement and state aid work, and competition litigation. Practice head Ulf Djurberg is well versed in competition disputes, while Martin Levinsohn regularly acts for clients in merger control and antitrust matters before the authorities. Recent hires include the highly experienced Tommy Pettersson from Mannheimer Swartling and Magnus Jonsson from the Swedish Competition Authority. Malin Albert departed to Hammarskiöld & Co AB.

Baker McKenzie¬†is well integrated in the firm's global network, which it leverages to handle global and national merger control filings.¬†Practice head¬†Erik Br√§ndt √Ėfverholm, who heads the department,¬†also assists with compliance issues and antitrust advice; his recent work includes handling the merger control aspects of Nordic Capital's acquisition of Trustly.

Front Advokater has 'extensive experience in the public sector' and is also involved in cartel cases. Practice head Robert Moldén is praised for his 'international approach'; he recently successfully represented Alfa Quality Moving with senior associate Johan Lidén in a landmark competition case initiated by the Swedish Competition Authority relating to non-compete clauses in share purchase agreements. Kaisa Adlercreutz is a key name in the Gothenburg team.

Rolf Larsson leads the practice at Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå and regularly advises on M&A-related competition and antitrust issues as well as state aid matters. Larsson's recent work includes assisting Nobina with its acquisition of Samtrans from TransportIT Group including general competition law advice and merger notification issues. Senior associate Elin Eliasson is noted. Counsel Erik Gadman is another key contact.

Hamilton Advokatbyrå has significant experience in EU law and also handles competition advice and litigation. Mats Johnsson works closely with the corporate team and recently handled multiple merger control matters, and Fredrik Linder combines public procurement and competition expertise.

The team at Hannes Snellman has experience in merger control matters, investigations relating to cartel issues, and abuse of dominance work as well as compliance and litigation expertise. Competition expert Peter Forsberg recently advised Kinnevik on merger control issues relating to the merger of Tele2 and Com Hem, and handled merger control work for EQT and Cramo.

MAQS Advokatbyrå has notable experience in the automotive, healthcare and consumer goods sectors and regularly assists clients involved in investigations. Practice head Mikael Åström advised 3M on various competition matters including dominance issues, pricing work and rebate structures; other clients include AcadeMedia, SCA Hygiene and SCA Forest. Senior associate Cecilia Rossing is also noted.

The department at Wistrand is based in Gothenburg under the leadership of Tobias Bengtsson, and assists a broad range of clients with particular expertise in the transportation, hotel and media sectors. Recent highlights include assisting Nokas with its acquisition of AVARN Security, which required clearance by the Swedish Competition Authority.

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