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Mannheimer Swartling’s team is led by Tommy Pettersson, the ‘experienced and business-minded’ Johan Carle and the ‘knowledgeable and pragmatic’ Stefan Perván Lindeborg, who is based in Brussels. The firm acted for Swedish Match in proceedings before the Stockholm District Court, and represented Trioplast Industrier in an EUCJ appeal.

Advokatfirman Vinge offers ‘strong business acumen and solid industry knowledge’. The ‘highly skilled and effective’ Johan Karlsson heads the practice group from Stockholm, where his colleagues include Marcus Glader. Highlights included representing EQT VII before the European Commission, and acting for Sveriges Bildelsgrossisters Förening in a Supreme Court dispute.

Advokatfirman Cederquist’s practice is led by Fredrik Lindblom and includes senior associate Kristoffer Molin. Both are ‘very service-minded and a pleasure to work with’. Lindholm secured merger control approval for Sweco when it acquired Grontmij, and for Fidelio Capital when it acquired STC Greenfood.

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell heads Advokatfirman Delphi’s competition practice, which features Elisabeth Eklund. The firm represented train operator SJ in regulatory proceedings before the Stockholm Administrative Court of Appeal, and assisted clients in dealing with complaints to the SCA.

Hammarskiöld & Co AB represented government-owned alcohol chain Systembolaget in an abuse of dominance case in the Supreme Court. Practice head Claes Langenius acted for Jubii Europe in its pursuit of damages relating to TeliaSonera’s abuse of dominance. The firm also handles cartel investigations. Joakim Sundbom left and founded Melander Sundbom Advokatfirm.

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB’s practice, led by Kent Calmels and the ‘very knowledgeable’ Erik Söderlind, handles abuse of dominance litigation and merger notifications. Clients have included TeliaSonera, Atlas Copco and Nordea.

The ‘sympathetic, approachable and modern’ lawyers at Advokatfirman Lindahl KB ‘respond quickly and deliver practical solutions’. Practice head Ulrica Salomon represented Skellefteå City Airport and Skellefteå Kommun before the European Commission in a landmark state aid case. Together with Eva-Maj Mühlenbock, Salomon also acts for state-owned airport operator Swedavia.

Setterwalls provides ‘super quick responses and dynamic advice’ under the leadership of the ‘outstanding’ Ulf Djurberg. Martin Levinsohn is ‘a good communicator with a sharp mind’. The firm advised Stockholm County Council on a purported abuse of dominant position.

Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB conducted a global merger filing assessment for Atlas Copco. Leif Gustafsson provides compliance advice to Fresenius Medical Care. Morvarid Dor Khan Nilsson moved to Magnusson in January 2017.

At specialist firm Bokwall Rislund, the ‘truly interested and engaged’ Olle Rislund is acting for Arla Foods in two pending abuse of dominance investigations. Amir Mohseni is representing Com Hem in a merger control investigation. Other clients include Scandinavian Mountains Airport and Apoteket.

Front Advokater was formed by staff from Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå’s Gothenburg office. Practice head Robert Moldén represented Alfa Quality Moving at appellate level following victory in a district court competition case. The firm handles state aid matters and audits.

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå obtained merger clearance for Castellum when it acquired Norrporten, and represented clients before the European Commission. Counsel Rolf Larsson heads the practice.

Fredrik Linder’s team at Hamilton Advokatbyrå was joined by Mats Johnson, formerly of Ashurst. The firm advises clients on competition and state aid issues, including Toyota and Octopharma.

Hannes Snellman acted for EQT VII when it acquired International Financial Systems, and advised Bridgepoint when it acquired Nordic Cinema Group. Other clients include GlaxoSmithKline and Mekonomen Group. Peter Forsberg heads the practice.

Roschier’s ‘very responsive, practical and knowledgeable team’ is led by Kristian Hugmark, whose arrival from Advokatfirman Vinge was a ‘great gain’. Hugmark is representing TV4, SF Anytime and Bonnier Group in a European Commission inquiry. Lars Johansson advised Assemblin on its acquisition of Skanska.

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s Mikael Åström successfully represented Strömstads Badanstalt in district court and the Court of Appeal when it was sued by the SCA, and provided clients with merger control and other competition-related advice.

Wistrand’s Tobias Bengtsson represents the Energy Markets Inspectorate in appeals against its decisions on fee capping, and advises companies on merger control filing requirements.

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