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Peter Nordbeck’s team at Advokatfirman Delphi acts for private companies and public sector bodies. Agne Lindberg, Caroline Sundberg and Erika Hammar assisted a major bank with the outsourcing of IT infrastructure and application solutions. Henrik Bengtsson represented Google in the first three ‘right to be forgotten’ cases to be heard in Sweden. Senior associates Andreas Joersjö and Rebecka Harding joined from PwC and Advokatfirman MarLaw AB respectively.

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB is ‘definitely one of the leading firms for IT, outsourcing and procurement, and data protection’. The firm focuses on acting for customers of IT services, including Swedish and international corporates, banks and insurance companies. Daniel Lundqvist advised Wasa Kredit on outsourcing credit card services to two service providers. Also recommended are Johan Kahn, senior associate Fredrik Gustafsson and Mikael Bock. Björn Möller joined from Hamilton AdvokatbyrĂ„.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s team assisted Telia Company with its acquisition of FĂ€lt Communications. The firm’s work spans asset control including intellectual property and information security, contracting (including outsourcing, cloud and agile contracts), corporate finance and dispute resolution. Peter Lilja, Erik BergenstrĂ„hle, David Frydlinger and Caroline Olstedt Carlström joined newly established firm Cirio in January 2019.

Mannheimer Swartling excels in complex and large-scale IT and technology projects. Global head Martin Pekkari is advising the Swedish state (through the National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure) on the establishment of a high-speed railway connecting Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Niklas Sjöblom assisted Göteborg Energi with outsourcing part of its IT operations to Tieto Sweden, and also with procuring a new business support system. Pekkari, Erica Wiking HÀger and Anders Bergsten are based in Stockholm and Niklas Bogefors is located in Malmö.

Setterwalls assists clients with outsourcing, insourcing, procurement, digitalisation projects, e-commerce, and data protection compliance. Jörgen Axelsson assisted the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a data protection compliance review of its existing contracts. Senior associate Carl-Johan Bune is the lead contact in Malmö. Fredrik Roos is head of intellectual property and technology.

Advokatfirman Vinge’s Joel Zetterström is ‘strong in strategy and strong in delivering in court’, and Nicklas Thorgerzon is ‘business-oriented’. Focused on customer-side mandates, the team handles some of the largest IT and telecoms, data communications procurements and other transactions in Sweden for banks, corporates and public authorities. It also handles regulatory advice and dispute resolution. Carl Johan af Petersens and Jonas Eklund represented Tele2 in an appeal of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s decision on termination tariffs. Eva Fredrikson and Henrik Borna are also recommended.

Bird & Bird acts for some of the most active companies in the Swedish and international technology market. Hans Svensson was the lead adviser to Lexmark International Technology on the separation of its enterprise software division (which was subsequently acquired by Thoma Bravo). Other clients include Mag Interactive, Lenovo and Asus Nordic. MĂ„rten Willamo recently joined from Roschier.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s strengths include IT and technology-related M&A, outsourcing projects and internet/social media matters. Johanna Linder was the lead adviser to multinational engineering and consulting company Åf on a global IT outsourcing project. Maja Wettergren, who heads the commercial contracts practice, focuses on technology-related matters. Malin Allard joined from Ericsson.

Synch Advokat AB’s clients include tech start-ups, multinational technology companies and companies in traditional industries. Johan TydĂ©n and Anders Hellström assisted Evry with negotiating an outsourcing contract for fraud prevention services with a Swedish bank. Jim Runsten and others advised Samsung Nordics on the launch of Samsung Pay in Sweden. Erica Antonovic and Dan ÖrnfjĂ€der joined from RaySearch Technologies and Setterwalls respectively.

Time AdvokatbyrÄ KB handles IT procurement projects, software licensing and development, cloud-based solutions and e-commerce, among other areas. Alexander Berger leads the team, which includes Niclas Carlsson and Mats Ohlén.

Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB’s Joakim Falkner and Peder Oxhammar assisted computer games company THQ Nordic with its SEK1.4bn IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier. More recently, a team including Tobias Edenman, Anna Orlander and Carl Svernlöv advised Storytel on its acquisition of People’s Press.

At Com AdvokatbyrÄ, Jesper Lindfors, Helen Hillerström Miksche and Helena Ehinger are the main contacts. Lindfors is representing IT Total in proceedings over a public procurement dispute with Swedish public authority Kammarkollegiet. Ehinger is experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts for companies in the film, TV and music industries. Miksche is assisting Lifesum with a review of its personal data protection policies.

DLA Piper’s team, which is led by Emil Ödling, undertakes Swedish and cross-border IT and technology projects, outsourcing transactions and cloud computing matters. Johan Sundberg acts as an external data privacy officer to GlaxoSmithKline and to a number of General Electric’s companies in Sweden.

Danowsky & Partners’ Daniel WĂ„tz advises IT service providers and Swedish media companies on IT and outsourcing transactions. Esa KymĂ€lĂ€inen specialises in IT regulatory and compliance issues connected with media and data protection. Clients include Dagens Nyheter, Bonnier News and Expressen.

Gernandt & Danielsson AdvokatbyrÄ acts for IT and telecoms industry clients, and also those in the media and entertainment sector. Mats Hugoson has experience of negotiating media content distribution agreements, software licensing and outsourcing agreements. The firm also acts for clients in industries such as food, gaming and betting, and chemicals.

Hamilton AdvokatbyrÄ’s offering is led by Thomas Nygren, who recently worked with senior associate Pontus Stenbeck to advise Cinnober Financial Technology on its acquisition of Ancoa Software. Nygren and Stenbeck also draft and negotiate various types of contracts including those connected with licensing, development and hosting. Swedbank, Icann and Firstcom Europe are other clients.

Led by Mats Hansson, IT-Lawyers in Sweden acts for clients ranging from start-ups to mid and large-sized companies; Saab, Proffice and Braathens are among the names on the client roster. The group’s expertise spans outsourcing and procurement transactions, IT-related M&A, licence agreements and cloud services.

Roschier’s team is led by Björn Johansson Heigis and includes Lars Johansson and Erik Ficks. It recently assisted OneMed with several IT projects (including outsourcings and matters concerning automation) and advised Epic Systems on projects involving IT contracts, personal data protection and public procurement issues.

AffĂ€rsadvokaterna i Sverige AB’s team is led by Mattias Lindberg, who recently assisted construction company Contiga with outsourcing its IT operations to Evry. Lindberg also handled a digitalisation project in the healthcare sector for Aleris X AB.

Wistrand advises on IT outsourcing deals, M&A, systems integration, licensing, litigation and privacy issues. The firm also assists clients with corporate and commercial matters in the telecoms sector. Magnus Forssman leads the team, which includes Lars Hasp and Erik Ullberg. Forssman and others acted for the sellers in the divestment of Propellerhead Software to Verdane Capital. Hasp was the lead adviser to Proact IT Group on its acquisition of Teamix.

Advokatfirman EdmarLaw AB has a 20-year track record of acting for IT companies and tech-intensive businesses. Malin Edmar combines IT law knowledge with expertise in contract law, outsourcing and intellectual property. The team’s recent work includes advising Dreamhack on its online store and platform for handling exhibition tickets.

Foyen Advokatfirma undertakes a significant amount of IT work for clients in the energy, property and construction sectors. It also acts for companies that specialise in internet infrastructure and operational matters, such as Swedish domain name registry IIS.SE and Sunet (Swedish University Computer Network). Jonas Nilsson is representing the founder of The Pirate Bay in litigation over the forfeiture of domain names linked to The Pirate Bay. Peter Dyer heads up the practice.

Hammarskiöld & Co AB’s Jakob Falkman and senior associate Peter Ahlström recently assisted VIX Technology (Scandinavia) with drafting and negotiating GDPR-compliant data processing agreements, sub-supplier agreements concerning software development and maintenance services, and IT support agreements. Other clients include Hannover Re, Reciva and Elias Software.

Led by Elisabeth Vestin, Hannes Snellman handles IT issues for clients such as Dustin Group, the Ramirent Group and Hi3G Access. Vestin and others are advising the Fortum Group on a major digitalisation project.

Anders Ericsson is the head of Ramberg Advokater’s practice, which assists clients with IT-related commercial contracts and procurement matters, and also advises on data privacy and regulatory matters.

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