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Mannheimer Swartling

NORRLANDSGATAN 21, 111 87 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Tel:
Work +46 8 595 060 00
Fax:
Fax +46 8 595 060 01
Web:
www.mannheimerswartling.se

Sweden

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s Zoran Stambolovski acted for European Spallation Source Eric on the €300m financing by European Investment Bank, the Nordic Investment Bank and the Swedish Export Credit Corporation of a European research infrastructure project. Other clients include Nordea Bank, Danske Bank and Svenska Handelsbanken. AndrĂ© Andersson leads the team.

Leading individuals

André Andersson - Mannheimer Swartling

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s debt capital markets practice, which is led by AndrĂ© Andersson, covers issuances of high-yield and investment grade bonds, structured notes, securitisations and bond workouts. Daniel Karlsson advised DNB Bank and Nordea Bank as the arrangers on Com Hem group’s SEK2.25bn notes issuance. Equity capital markets head Eva HĂ€gg assisted Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA with the spin-off and listing of the hygiene business Essity. Emil Boström and Nina Svensson are highly regarded.

Leading individuals

André Andersson - Mannheimer Swartling

Eva HĂ€gg - Mannheimer Swartling

Next generation lawyers

Emil Boström - Mannheimer Swartling

Nina Svensson - Mannheimer Swartling

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Eva HĂ€gg leads Mannheimer Swartling’s public M&A practice, while Adam Green heads the private M&A offering. HĂ€gg and Isabella Ramsay advised SCA and Essity on the spin-off of SCA’s hygiene and health business to Essity. Henrik Johansson manages the firm’s dedicated transaction structuring offering, while Martin Pekkari leads the corporate commercial practice.

Leading individuals

Adam Green - Mannheimer Swartling

Martin Pekkari - Mannheimer Swartling

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling has a standout reputation for handling the largest and most high-profile construction projects and associated disputes in Sweden. Jan Kansmark, practice head Johan Granehult and Martin Pekkari are advising Stockholm County Council as the employer on the SEK26bn expansion of the Stockholm subway. Anders Ingvarson is representing Region VÀstra Götaland in a SEK140m court dispute against Peab concerning remediation works at the Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg. The team also handles cross-border matters; Granehult is advising Sinopec Ningbo Engineering as one of the contractors on the Amur Gas Processing Plant project in Russia.

Leading individuals

Jan Kansmark - Mannheimer Swartling

Johan Granehult - Mannheimer Swartling

Next generation lawyers

Anders Ingvarson - Mannheimer Swartling

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling is ‘hard to beat for high-value international arbitration work’, and it is also a market leader for litigation. A team including Jakob Ragnwaldh, practice co-chair Fredrik Andersson and Alexander Foerster is representing Vattenfall in an ICSID investor-state arbitration against the Federal Republic of Germany. Practice co-chair Kristoffer Löf assisted Elf Neftegaz with an UNCITRAL arbitration and related court cases in Sweden against OOO Interneft and the Regions of Saratov and Volgograd. Robin Oldenstam, Hans HammarbĂ€ck, Stefan Brocker and Olle Flygt are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Olle Flygt - Mannheimer Swartling

Robin Oldenstam - Mannheimer Swartling

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling handled 14 out of 74 merger notifications to the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) in 2016. On the behavioural side, Stefan PervĂĄn Lindeborg is the lead adviser to Nasdaq OMX on proceedings before the Patent and Market Court over an alleged abuse of a dominant position by preventing a competitor from accessing a data centre. Johan Carle is the key name. Tommy Pettersson retired.

Leading individuals

Johan Carle - Mannheimer Swartling

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling acts for medium and large Swedish and international corporates in restructurings, mass redundancies, individual dismissals and protection of trade secrets. Practice head Henric Diefke advised SCA on the employment law aspects of its split into two separate companies. Anders Nordström assisted ABB with employment law issues connected with the divestment of its cable business to NKT Cables. Madeleine Rydberger is based in Malmö.

Leading individuals

Anders Nordström - Mannheimer Swartling

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s Johan Ljungberg assisted Prime Capital AG, as the adviser to a German pension fund, with the pension fund’s acquisition of the RĂ€nsliden wind park in Mellerud. The firm also assists clients with permitting applications for onshore and offshore wind farms, and dispute resolution. Jakob Ragnwaldh, Fredrik Andersson and Alexander Foerster are representing Vattenfall in an ICSID arbitration against the Federal Republic of Germany. Therese Strömshed and Emma OlnĂ€s Fors lead the practice.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s Per Molander and senior associate Joel MĂ„rtensson recently assisted ABB with various environmental regulatory issues, permitting matters and litigation. Practice head Felicia Ullerstam advised Stockholm County Council on four separate permitting processes for the extension of the Stockholm underground. Bo Hansson and Therese Strömshed are recommended.

Leading individuals

Bo Hansson - Mannheimer Swartling

Per Molander - Mannheimer Swartling

Next generation lawyers

Therese Strömshed - Mannheimer Swartling

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

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.

Next generation lawyers

Anders Bergsten - Mannheimer Swartling

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Jointly led by Thomas Pettersson and Christoffer Monell, Mannheimer Swartling’s multidisciplinary team assists clients with preventative planning, out-of-court reorganisations and insolvency litigation. AndrĂ© Andersson and Rasmus FahlĂ©n acted for Intertrust (Sweden) as the trustee for the bondholders in the SEK350m debt restructuring of Danish corporate Trigon Agri. On the contentious side, Pettersson and Monell represented Investec Bank in a SEK20m claw-back dispute.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s practice head Hans HammarbĂ€ck represented Vindpark VĂ€nern Kraft in a circa SEK60m insurance claim against a Nordic insurance company over the client’s right to claim compensation under a project insurance policy. Another name to note in insurance litigation and arbitration is Christian Pfeiff. Associate Erik Schultz handles cross-border insurance-related M&A and portfolio transfers, regulatory advice and insurance and reinsurance disputes. Anette Ivri Nordin has moved in-house.

Leading individuals

Hans HammarbÀck - Mannheimer Swartling

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 2

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s team has particular experience acting for clients in the life sciences, manufacturing, technology and media sectors. It plays a key role in major transactions and projects; Oscar Björkman Possne advised Google on its acquisition of Limes Audio and Niklas Sjöblom assisted Volvo Cars with its joint venture (concerning driverless vehicles) with Autoliv. The broader practice also covers portfolio management, trade mark prosecution, software licensing and litigation. Per Josefson is also recommended.

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 2

Mannheimer Swartling

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.

Next generation lawyers

Sven VaxenbÀck - Mannheimer Swartling

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s client base includes real estate companies, property developers, municipalities and county councils. Tomas Johansson advised Ikea Centres on the €900m sale of a portfolio of 25 shopping centres in eight countries to Pradera. Practice head Jesper Prytz and Klas Wennström are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Jesper Prytz - Mannheimer Swartling

Klas Wennström - Mannheimer Swartling

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

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.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling ‘has been a leading tax firm in Sweden for years’. Its team plays a key role in M&A, real estate deals, incentive programmes and fund establishments. Anders Erasmie advised Ikea Centres on the tax aspects of its €900m divestment of 25 shopping centres in Europe to Pradera. The firm also handles international tax matters. Martin Nilsson leads the group.

Leading individuals

Martin Nilsson - Mannheimer Swartling

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