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Bokwall Rislund’s practice head Carl Bokwall ‘quickly brings himself up to speed on complex issues’. Also recommended are Per-Owe Arfwedson and Lina HĂ„kansson KjellĂ©n, who are ‘very knowledgeable, professional and accessible’. The firm assists suppliers to the public sector with contract support, tenders and procurement litigation. Recent highlights include handling two IT services procurement disputes for Evry Sweden and representing NCC Sverige in its challenge to the Swedish Transport Administration’s procurement of Haga underground station in the West Link construction project.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s practice head Mikael Engström has expertise in bid support, investigations into procurement awards and litigation. The team acts for suppliers and government authorities, particularly state-owned companies and government authorities. Engström acted for Yrkesakademin in review proceedings connected with awards decisions in two vocational education procurements.

Advokatfirman Delphi’s Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell has ‘a great understanding of public tenders’. Another practitioner, Sara-Li Olovsson, is ‘very promising’. Forssell acted for Systembolaget at the Stockholm Administrative Court of Appeal in proceedings concerning whether the client was a contracting authority and was under an obligation to comply with public procurement rules. The team assists contracting authorities and suppliers with the non-contentious aspects of major public procurements. Tomas Eliasson, Elisabeth Eklund and Katarina Ibold are names to note.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB, whose team is jointly led by Eva-Maj MĂŒhlenbock and Olof Hallberg, acts for tenderers and public entities. In a highlight the group assisted the Swedish Police Authority with the procurement of its IT and telephone systems. Hugo NorlĂ©n and Michael Edquist are advising Philips (Healthcare) on its agreement to supply medical imaging equipment to Stockholm County Council and New Karolinska Solna. Helena RosĂ©n Andersson was appointed as Justice of the Supreme Administrative Court in Sweden. Angelo Skog joined from the SCA.

Hannes Snellman is strong in procurement litigation and is also recommended for strategic advice on public procurement procedures. It is particularly active in regulated sectors, such as public transportation, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Practice head Joakim LavĂ©r, Caroline Snellman and Anton Johansson are acting for Stockholm’s public transport authority AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik in the utilities procurements for the E31 and E32 traffic areas. Peter Forsberg and Erik Gadman acted for GlaxoSmithKline in the procurement by the Public Health Agency of Sweden of an agreement for the supply of an influenza vaccine. Julia Tavaststjerna joined AdvokatbyrĂ„n Wallin & Partners in January 2018.

Kastell AdvokatbyrĂ„ AB’s Carl NorĂ©n advises buyers and suppliers on public procurement procedures, and he also handles public procurement reviews. Kent Karlsson and Erik Söderlind also have public procurement expertise. Caverion Sverige, Swedmed and Flexpay are among the clients of the practice.

Mannheimer Swartling advises on procurement issues arising from big-ticket M&A, and nationally important projects involving sectors such as infrastructure and transport. Johan Carle and Sven VaxenbÀck acted for the Swedish Transport Administration in review proceedings brought by Alstom Transport in relation to the ERTMS traffic management project. Carle co-heads the practice with Niklas Sjöblom.

Setterwalls’ longstanding clients, including Mediplast, Sida and Arbetsförmedlingen. Department head Ulf Djurberg and Sophia Spala acted for Stockholm County Council and the County Council for West Sweden in the procurement of a digital system for healthcare organisations. Martin Levinsohn is a key contact in Malmö.

Advokatfirman Vinge’s Stockholm team is led by Johan Karlsson and Daniel Johansson, while Anna Hofling Johansson heads up a group located in Gothenburg. Johansson and Björn Nicolai are representing Depona in litigation against the Swedish National Library over the award of a contract to the Swedish National Archives. Ulf KĂ€ll joined Werks Advokater AB.

Foyen Advokatfirma’s team head Per-Ola Bergqvist assisted municipality-owned utility company Bodens Energi with its procurement of a new cogeneration unit. On the contentious side, Bergqvist is representing Östersundshem in pending court proceedings brought by the SCA concerning the client’s alleged failure to comply with public procurement legislation. John Hane is another key figure.

Front Advokater’s 12-strong team, which is led by Kaisa Adlercreutz, undertakes general procurement-related advisory work for public contracting entities and suppliers. It also handles court review procedures and litigation. Robert MoldĂ©n and Roland Adrell are recommended.

Hamilton AdvokatbyrÄ’s practice recently won work from Tele2, Sokigo and Hallins. Fredrik Linder and senior associate Mikael Dubois acted for AGA/Linde in review proceedings against Halland County Council over the procurement of a contract of medical and industrial gases. Mats Johnsson also handles public procurement matters.

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB’s practice heads Kristian Pedersen and Erik Olsson undertake procurement litigation and strategic advisory work for contracting entities across a wide range of sectors, including energy, public transport and real estate. Olsson is defending VafabMiljö Kommunalförbund against proccedings brought by SCA over the client’s alleged breach of public procurement law in the procurement of waste management services.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton established a dedicated public procurement capability by hiring Sylvia LindĂ©n from Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB in March 2017 to head its practice. LindĂ©n’s recent work included assisting Keolis Sverige with the procurement of the PĂ„gatĂ„gen rail franchise. David Björne specialises in construction-related public procurement matters.

Magnusson AdvokatbyrÄ’s practice has gained momentum since its head Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson joined the firm from Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB in January 2017. Nilsson recently represented Certego in a review by the Administrative Court of Stockholm of Hamn’s award decision in relation to a lock systems procurement. Nilsson also acted for Fresenius Medical Care Sverige in a review of Region VĂ€stra Götaland’s public procurement of dialysis machines.

Morris Law’s Roger Wier and senior associate Linda Dahlström, act for contracting authorities and suppliers. In a highlight the team acted for Eurofins in a dispute over changes made to tender documents by the contracting authority at the final stage of the tender period. Caroline Ygge and Dahlström provide strategic advice and handle disputes for White arkitekter.

Johan Stern, who is the head of Ramberg Advokater’s team, handles all the contentious and non-contentious aspects of the procurement and bidding process for contracting authorities, other entities and suppliers.

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