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DLA Piper has ‘experts at the forefront of their field’ in insolvency-related disputes and large insolvency projects. Kent HĂ€gglund and Erik Selander are acting as the administrator of the bankrupt estate of Terri Property and its subsidiaries, one of the largest real estate bankruptcies in Sweden. The team is also acting as the administrator to six companies in the Bygg Teamet group. Lars Wiking and Jonas Premfors are also recommended.

Hamilton AdvokatbyrĂ„ has an excellent track record in administrator and receiver roles. Michael Levin is acting as the appointed receiver in the bankruptcy of the Expert group, while Lars Eric Gustafsson acted as the administrator in Onoff Sverige’s bankruptcy. Hans Renman is another notable individual in Emma Berglund’s team, which also handles financial restructurings and avoidance actions in bankruptcy and insolvency-related claims.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB features prominently in large and high-profile work-outs, reconstructions and winding ups. The group acted for Swedish peer-to-peer lending company Trustbuddy in its bankruptcy. Magnus Löfving is the chairman of the restructuring and insolvency group. Lars-Henrik Andersson and Pierre Pettersson joined newly established firm Cirio in January 2019.

Jointly led by Thomas Pettersson and Christoffer Monell, Mannheimer Swartling’s multidisciplinary team assists clients with preventative planning, out-of-court reorganisations and insolvency litigation. AndrĂ© Andersson and Rasmus FahlĂ©n acted for Intertrust (Sweden) as the trustee for the bondholders in the SEK350m debt restructuring of Danish corporate Trigon Agri. On the contentious side, Pettersson and Monell represented Investec Bank in a SEK20m claw-back dispute.

Mathias Winge’s team at Setterwalls has expertise in informal and formal restructurings, insolvencies, creditors’ rights and insolvency-related disputes. Leif Baecklund is acting as the receiver in the bankruptcy of Quinn Investments and 31 of its subsidiaries. Thomas Ehrner is acting as the bankruptcy receiver for Omena Hotels Sweden.

Advokatfirman Vinge excels in all aspects of bankruptcies, reconstructions and insolvencies. Its group is led by Robert Wikholm, Fabian Ekeblad and Morgan Hallén. Hallén is acting as the lead adviser to BV Holding Maatschappij Damen on the liquidation of Damen Shiprepair Götaverken. Elsewhere, Ekeblad and Wikholm have been appointed by the Swedish FSA to act as the liquidators of Aspis Liv.

Wistrand has a strong reputation in insolvency litigation, and also excels in court-appointed receiverships and debt restructurings. Anne-Marie Pouteaux is acting as one of the trustees in the ongoing Saab Automobile bankruptcy, while Christian Bergqvist is trustee in the Dannemora Mineral Group bankruptcy. Bergqvist co-heads the practice with Jörgen Wistrand. Anders Nilsson is ‘one of the brightest in the market’.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s Svante Hultqvist and Johan Lundberg are well placed to act for lenders in financial restructurings involving complex debt and security structures, thanks to their banking and finance expertise. The cross-practice team also leverages the firm’s strengths in other areas, such as corporate and M&A, capital markets and litigation.

Advokatfirman Fylgia KB, which fields 14 court-appointed bankruptcy administrators, is highly regarded for large-scale bankruptcies and company reconstructions. Lars Nylund and Jakob Callmander have acted as the official receivers in the bankruptcies of Dundret Sweden and Visby Bilgods Aktiebolag respectively. Bo Söder, Ferdinand Hellers and Johan Sandberg are other key contacts.

Gernandt & Danielsson AdvokatbyrÄ handles complex restructurings as was demonstrated when practice head Candra Torebring, Björn Svensson and others recently acted for Eniro as the borrower in the recapitalisation of its capital structure. Mikael Borg was the lead advisor to Candyking Holding on the sale of all outstanding shares and bonds in Candyking Holding to Cloetta.

MAQS AdvokatbyrÄ’s Bo RansnĂ€s, who co-heads the practice with Mats Romell, has vast experience of acting as official receiver and reconstructor for companies ranging from SMEs to large corporates. Johan Schubert acted as the official receiver in SkĂ„nska SmĂ„stadens Kulturskola’s bankruptcy. Magdalena Persson and others acted for Stampen Media Group in a restructuring.

Roschier’s highly rated team includes practice head Johan HĂ€ger, Fredrik Rydin, Harem Mahir, Ola Åhman and Carl BrodĂ©n. HĂ€ger and others are acting for Gunvor Group in the enforcement of a share pledge against a subsidiary of PA Resources. HĂ€ger also led the advice to the senior lenders on the financial restructuring of Swedish media group Stampen. Veronica Stiller joined from Macfarlanes LLP.

Wesslau Söderqvist AdvokatbyrÄ’s team attracts a significant number of trustee appointments in sizeable bankruptcies. Andreas Nordberg was appointed as the trustee in the bankruptcy of Kohlswa Gjuteri (one of the leading steel foundries in the Nordic region) and Peter Thörnwall was appointed as the trustee in Anolytech’s bankruptcy. Lars Söderqvist leads the team.

White & Case Advokat AB is active in financial restructurings; Carl Hugo Parment and Michael Bark-Jones acted for Mobylife Holding in a SEK282m bond restructuring. The team also assists corporates with liquidations and refinancings of portfolio companies and handles contentious aspects of restructurings and insolvencies. Magnus Wennerhorn co-heads the practice with Parment.

Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB’s practice is particularly strong in contentious insolvency matters. Co-head Jonas Benedictsson and Magdalena Berg are representing Lear Corporation in claw-back claims against Saab’s bankrupt estate. In another matter, co-head Stefan Bessman and Christofer Isaksson are representing Swiss Re Europe in the liquidation proceedings of Aspis Life, which arose from the suspension of Aspis Life’s licence by the Swedish FSA over poor business conduct.

At Advokatfirman Delphi, practice head Hans Bergqvist acts as one of the administrators in the bankruptcy of Saab Automobile, and its subsidiaries Saab Automobile Powertrain and Saab Automobile Tools. HĂ„kan Wendesten and Oscar Brandin are recommended.

TrĂ€gĂ„rdh AdvokatbyrĂ„ AB, which merged with Advokatfirman Glimstedt’s

Lund office in January 2017, has an excellent track record handling bankruptcy trustee appointments and acting as administrators in corporate reconstructions. Partners active in this area are Patrik Kalman, Ola Sellert, Charlotte Andersson and Martin Gynnerstedt. Sellert has particular expertise in bankruptcies in the finance and construction sectors.

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