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Sweden : Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling advises major national and international banks and corporates. Recent highlights for the 45-lawyer team include representing DNB Bank on a SEK665m financing of three wind farms (led by Thomas Pettersson), and handling multi-currency revolving facilities totalling €2bn for Scania (Jan Dernestam). ‘Top-notch’ practice head André Andersson ‘sees the big picture before anyone else’, and Daniel Karlsson ‘knows what is important and what is not’.
Sweden : Capital markets
Within Capital markets, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling has strength in depth, gives ‘sound advice’ on both debt and equity matters, and is experienced in complex cross-border matters. Mattias Lampe advised Nordax Finans on an innovative NOK1.2bn securitisation of Norwegian loans, and Ericsson on a US bond issue. Thomas Wallinder handled Canada’s SEMAFO’s secondary listing on NASDAQ OMX, together with the ‘strategic’ Nina Svensson. Emil Boström was promoted to partner.
Sweden : Construction
Within Construction, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
The ‘responsive’ Jan Kansmark heads the ‘value-for-money’ practice at Mannheimer Swartling. It has extensive experience in large construction and infrastructure projects, with recent mandates including advising Facebook in relation to a new data centre and the Jordanian government on a $1.1bn water project. Project finance specialist Johan Granehult is recommended.
Sweden : Corporate and commercial
Within Corporate and commercial, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling’s ‘top-of-the-line’ 15-partner team handles major outsourcings, procurement, joint ventures and restructurings for a range of impressive clients. Hans Andréasson assisted Telenor in establishing a multi-party joint venture, while practice head Bo Söderberg advised Capio on a €1.6bn hospital outsourcing deal.
Sweden : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling’s 70-lawyer practice remains unrivalled in terms of size, scope and expertise. Led by Robin Oldenstam and Hans Hammarbäck, its ‘very strong litigators’ represent domestic and international clients from the private and public sectors. Among the team’s recent cases, Olle Flygt represented the National Debt Office in a banking valuation dispute; and Kaj Hobér and recently promoted partner Kristoffer Löf won a case at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in New York.
Sweden : EU and competition
Within EU and competition, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
The ‘excellent, sharp and focused’ Johan Carle and Tommy Pettersson head Mannheimer Swartling’s ‘outstanding’ practice. It combines transactional support with regulatory, public procurement and contentious work. Pettersson represented Trioplast Industrier in a European Commission cartel investigation, while Carle advised cable TV operator Com Hem in relation to a proposed acquisition. Brussels-based Stefan Perván Lindeborg ‘gets straight to the core issue’. Helén Waxberg and ‘bright’ associate Urszula Sieradzka are also recommended.
Sweden : Employment
Within Employment, Mannheimer Swartling is a second tier firm,
At the ‘highly recommended’ Mannheimer Swartling, Henric Diefke advised UK-based GKN on employment and pensions matters following its acquisition of 44,000-employee Volvo Aero. Madeleine Rydberger advised Thule Group on executive share offerings. Associate Sam Seddigh is ‘up and coming’.
Sweden : Energy
Within Energy, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Hans Andréasson’s 13-partner team at Mannheimer Swartling handles large and complex matters, and ‘delivers on time and with accuracy’. Kaj Hobér and Jakob Ragnwaldh represented Vattenfall in an energy charter treaty dispute, while Per Molander and Bo Hansson advised on nuclear waste disposal permits.
Sweden : Environment
Within Environment, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Gothenburg-based Mårten Tagaeus is the highly rated head of Mannheimer Swartling’s three-partner practice, which advises clients such as Wallhamn on port activity and expansion. Bo Hansson’s clients include Nordisk Vinfkraft and the city of Stockholm, which he represented in a large permit proceeding. Per Molander advised Boliden on mine extension permits.
Sweden : IT and telecoms
Within IT and telecoms, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Bo Söderberg’s ‘impressive and extremely experienced’ team at Mannheimer Swartling handles outsourcing, transactional support, data protection, IT contracts and telecoms regulation. Erica Wiking Häger is advising Stockholm City Council on ICT infrastructure procurement for a major new hospital, and Martin Pekkari acted for Sandvik Aktiebolag on a SEK2bn outsourcing deal with IBM.
Sweden : Insolvency
Within Insolvency, Mannheimer Swartling is a second tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling handles large insolvencies, financial restructurings, distressed M&A and related disputes. André Andersson advised private equity house Triton on acquisitions from bankruptcy estates, and ‘understands the dynamics between difference stakeholders in an insolvency’.
Sweden : Insurance
Within Insurance, Mannheimer Swartling is a second tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling handles standalone insurance work and transactional support for Swedish and international clients. Practice head Helena Rempler and Fredrik Andretzky advised life insurer Skandia Liv on its SEK22.5bn buyout of Skandia's Swedish, Norwegian and Danish businesses from Old Mutual. Other recent work for the ‘excellent’, ‘stable’ and ‘value-for-money’ team includes acting on the establishment of group insurance schemes and renegotiating intermediary service agreements.
Sweden : Intellectual property and media
Within Intellectual property and media, Mannheimer Swartling is a second tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling’s three-partner team has strength in media and entertainment law. The ‘very good’ Stefan Widmark advised Sonet Film, and ‘up-and-coming’ team head Niklas Sjöblom assisted Novamedia. Other mandates included advising Unilever on acquisition-related IP matters.
Sweden : Mergers and acquisitions
Within Mergers and acquisitions, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
‘A truly international law firm with a solid cultural foundation’, Mannheimer Swartling has a ‘world-class’, 34-partner practice. Led by firm chair Biörn Riese and Eva Hägg, the team continues to win top-quality work including acting for Skandia Liv on its SEK22.5bn acquisition of Old Mutual and handling Sancik’s SEK6.2bn public exchange offer for Seco Tools. Emil Boström and Lucas Jonsson were promoted to partner in 2012.
Sweden : Real estate
Within Real estate, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Mannheimer Swartling excels at ‘complex issues’. Joint practice head Jesper Prytz handled Norrporten’s SEK1.1bn office purchase, and transaction specialist Magnus Josefsson is advising Orion Capital Managers on a major retail development. ‘Focused’ litigator Christian Pfeiff is also recommended.
Sweden : Shipping
Within Shipping, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Fredrik Andersson and Stefan Brocker head the ‘excellent’ eight-strong practice at Mannheimer Swartling, and both ‘understand problems very quickly’. Recent work includes advising Stena Bulk on a $350m purchase of oil tankers, and Danske Banke on loan agreements involving bareboat registration.
Sweden : Tax
Within Tax, Mannheimer Swartling is a first tier firm,
Martin Nilsson heads the ‘consistently high-quality’ practice at Mannheimer Swartling. The 15-lawyer team handles transactions, reorganisations, incentive plans, structured finance, transfer pricing and disputes. Nilsson assisted a major Swedish pension fund with the tax aspects of share divestment, and Anders Erasmie successfully represented Indirect Tel in a dispute with the Swedish Tax Agency over a SEK130m VAT penalty. Anne Rutberg retired in 2011.
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- Banking and finance : Banking and finance
- Capital markets : Capital markets
- Construction : Construction
- Corporate and commercial : Corporate and commercial
- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- EU and competition : EU and competition
- Employment : Employment
- Energy : Energy
- Environment : Environment
- IT and telecoms : IT and telecoms
- Insolvency : Insolvency
- Insurance : Insurance
- Intellectual property and media : Intellectual property and media
- Mergers and acquisitions : Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate : Real estate
- Shipping : Shipping
- Tax : Tax