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Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s practice head Christoffer Gramming combines knowledge of shipping and maritime law with vast litigation experience. Peter BĂ€verlid is also recommended. Erik Linnarsson joined newly established firm Cirio in January 2019.

Mannheimer Swartling’s Johan Ljungberg advised Stena Bulk on the acquisition of the remaining 50% of shares in Stena Weco from Weco Shipping. Olof Stenström acted as Swedish counsel to a consortium of lenders in the $325m refinancing of a loan provided to Concordia Maritime. Stefan Brocker and Fredrik Andersson jointly lead the team, which also advises clients on shipbuilding, litigation and arbitration, and freight contracts.

Advokatfirman Morssing & Nycander’s team is jointly led by Anders Höglund and Sören Thorlin and also includes Lars Boman. Thorlin acted for NCC Roads and its underwriter LĂ€nsförsĂ€kringar in a dispute with Icelandic ship owner Samskip over damage to cargo during sea carriage. Hans Bagner and Christer Söderlund joined from MAQS AdvokatbyrĂ„ and Magnusson AdvokatbyrĂ„ respectively.

Advokatfirman Vinge’s practice head Michele Fara specialises in maritime and transport law litigation and arbitration. Fredrik Vinge is particularly knowledgeable about ship finance, ship registration and maritime insurance. Other key figures are senior associates Ninos Aho and Peter Wik. Clients include global logistics companies, shipping companies, maritime insurance companies and banks. Jonas Rosengren departed for Werks Advokater AB.

Led by Per-Olov HÄkanson, MAQS AdvokatbyrÄ advises clients on a wide range of matters, including ship finance, shipbuilding contracts, the sale and purchase of vessels, accidents and collisions, and cargo claims. Annica Börjesson is recommended.

Ramberg Advokater has a strong reputation for assisting Swedish and German companies and insurance companies with shipping and maritime litigation and arbitration. Its team, which is led by Matthias Schmitt, also has expertise in contractual matters, licence procedures and regulatory issues.

Setterwalls has an established profile in ship finance transactions, ships sales and purchases, and arbitration and litigation. Practice head Åke Fors and associate Niclas Martinsson were among the advisers to Rederi AB Soya and Wallenius Lines in the cross-border merger with Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA and Wilh. Wilhelmsen AS. Fors and Martinsson have also been handling a number of demurrage claims for Swedish oil trading company Preem. Johan Karlbom, Jesper Kuschel and senior associate Kenneth Nilsson are other notable individuals. Jörgen Almelöv and Maria Chambers departed for Chambers Almelöv Hjelmqvist KB.

Wistrand’s track record in shipping-related matters sees it winning work from clients such as Stena Line and the Swedish Shipowners Association. Practice head Anne-Marie Pouteaux has a wealth of experience in shipping finance transactions. Senior associate Ida Dahlborg is knowledgeable about ship sales and purchases, commercial contracts, insolvencies, dispute resolution and regulatory issues. Kristofer Selvin is another name to note.

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