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Advokatfirman Delphi’s practice head Peter Nordbeck advised EnterCard Sverige on the outsourcing of application development and maintenance to CapGemini. Agne Lindberg is an ‘outstanding’ outsourcing lawyer. Henrik Bengtsson successfully represented Google in Stockholm District Court in Sweden’s first right to be forgotten case. Other clients include Wikimedia and Microsoft.

At Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen, the ‘excellent’ Johan Kahn and the ‘highly skilled’ Daniel Lundqvist each advised Länsförsäkringar Bank on procurement projects. Erik Woodcock is ‘especially knowledgeable about data protection’. Other clients include Bain & Company and a number of trade unions.

Lawyers at the ‘outstanding’ Advokatfirman Lindahl KB ‘always focus on what is commercially relevant’. ‘Skilled negotiator’ David Frydlinger heads the TMT practice group, which includes the ‘responsive and communicative’ Gabriel Svedberg. Erik Bergenstråhle heads the strategic contracts group. The firm advised Philips on its successful bid for a contract to supply medical imaging equipment to Stockholm County Council, and acts for ICA Gruppen and Tink.

Mannheimer Swartling’s ‘first-class’ team advised the City of Stockholm on the procurement of IT services, and assisted Swedbank with the establishment of a new IT platform. Martin Pekkari heads the practice, which includes the ‘reliable and calm’ Erica Wiking Häger and Anders Bergsten. Bo Söderberg retired from the practice.

At the ‘professional and solution-focused’ Setterwalls, Jörgen Axelsson heads the TMT department, and the ‘likeable and highly skilled’ Fredrik Roos is the head of IP and technology. The firm assisted Sony Music with the establishment of its commercial platform on the Scandinavian market. Data protection advice forms part of the firm’s work.

Advokatfirman Vinge’s work for Tele2 included advice on data protection and on the SEK2.9bn acquisition of TDC Sverige. Other highlights included assisting Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken with its entry into a partnership with Tink, and advising Pewdie Productions on a joint venture. Key figures include Eva Fredrikson and Carl Johan af Petersens.

Bird & Bird stands out for its ‘great individual lawyers and international capabilities’. Hans Svensson and Henrik Bergström head the practice. Svensson advises VoIP company RebTel Networks, while Bergström acts for game developer MAG Interactive. Com Hem and Itesco are also clients.

Advokatfirman Cederquist’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by the ‘solution-oriented, pleasant and communicative’ Johanna Linder, who joined from Time Advokatbyrå KB. Linder advised Husqvarna, Coop Sverige and healthcare provider Praktikertjänst on major IT outsourcings. The firm also assists clients with data privacy matters.

Synch Advokat AB’s team is led by Johan Tydén and Jim Runsten. Tydén advises IT company EVRY on supply agreements, and acts for Tata Communications, while Runsten’s clients include Samsung and Sodexo.

Time Advokatbyrå KB’s work includes advice on outsourcings and on data protection compliance. Key figures include Mats Ohlén and Jonas Forzelius.

Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB’s practice is led by Tobias Edenman, who assisted Storytel with its DKK100m acquisition of book streaming company Mofibo, and Peder Oxhammar, who advised Smilegate on its $40m investment in Starbreeze.

Com Advokatbyrå’s ‘highly competent and responsive’ team is led by ‘expert’ Jesper Lindfors, who assists Forex Bank with outsourcing, and acted for 3 Step IT on the acquisition of Tec Finance. Other clients include trade union Vision and Wasa Kredit.

Emil Ödling heads DLA Piper’s technology group. The firm advised VeriFone Nordic on the licensing of a new IT system, and assisted clients with outsourcing and procurement matters. Johan Sundberg serves as external data privacy officer for GE.

Danowsky & Partners’ clients range from start-ups to major international companies. The firm advises on outsourcing agreements, data migration and regulatory matters. Daniel Wåtz heads the practice.

Mats Hugoson heads Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå’s department, which assists clients with outsourcing and licensing agreements and disputes, and acted for e2v technologies when it acquired Signal Processing Devices Sweden.

Hamilton Advokatbyrå’s TMT department is headed by Thomas Nygren, who advises numerous IT companies and who assisted Cinnober Financial Technology with the drafting of licensing agreements.

IT-Lawyers in Sweden’s practice is led by Mats Hansson, whose areas of expertise include cloud services.

Roschier advises Bonnier on regulatory and transactional matters, and acted for Nokia Corporation in numerous high-profile matters. Björn Johansson Heigis heads the practice.

Affärsadvokaterna i Sverige AB provides advice on outsourcing agreements and data protection, including to motor vehicle inspection company Bilprovningen. Practice head Mattias Lindberg is highly regarded.

Wistrand advised Advania on the outsourcing of the IT operations of Coor Service Management and those of Dole Europe, and handled M&A in the sector. Magnus Forssman and counsel Jesper Sundström head the practice.

As well as advising clients in the real estate and construction industries on IT law, Foyen Advokatfirma represented a domain registry in the Court of Appeal in a case that concerned the state’s right to seize domain names. Peter Dyer and Sara Malmgren are key names.

At Hammarskiöld & Co AB, practice head Thomas Lindqvist advised Svenska McMarketing Ekonomisk Förening and Blackrock on data privacy issues. The firm also assisted VIX Technology with the drafting of system and hardware delivery agreements with public transport companies.

Linklaters’ practice is led by M&A lawyer Elisabet Lundgren. The firm is known for its cross-border capabilities. Clients include Microsoft.

Magnusson Advokatbyrå’s practice is led by Gothenburg’s David Ericson. The firm advised insurance company Göta Lejon on the procurement of an IT system and assists ICA Gruppen with software licences and data protection.

Lawyers at Ramberg Advokater ‘work fast, are always willing to help and have great negotiating skills’. The firm provides advice on the drafting and negotiation of contracts and on data privacy. Practice head Anders Ericsson is ‘knowledgeable, experienced and easy to work with’.

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