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Roschier

BRUNKEBERGSTORG 2, PO BOX 7358, 103 90 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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Work +46 8 5 531 90 00
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Fax +46 8 5 531 90 01
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www.roschier.com
Helsinki, Stockholm, Vaasa

Sweden

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier's 'strong team has good capabilities and commitment' and is well versed in the banking and finance arena with expertise across bank lending, structured finance and asset-backed projects, as well as direct lending and fund finance. 'Well-reputed' practice head Johan Häger combines banking and insolvency expertise; he recently assisted Nordea Bank with the refinancing of Inwido. Fredrik Rydin also acted for IK Investment Partners regarding the acquisition financing of PwC Sweden's business service division. Other clients include Svenska Handelsbanken, Swedbank and J.P Morgan Securities. Harem Mahir's expertise encompasses corporate finance matters, restructurings and bond financings. Counsels Veronica Stiller and Carl Brodén are also noted.

Leading individuals

Fredrik Rydin - Roschier

Johan Häger - Roschier

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Clients praise Roschier's 'innovative, quick, and solution-oriented' team, which is well versed in the full gamut of capital markets work with Pontus Enquist and Johan Häger leading the ECM and DCM groups respectively. The team's client roster spans corporations, private equity sponsors and investment banks. Enquist, Malin Leffler and Ola Sandersson advised Atlas Copco on its division into Atlas Copco and Epiroc, and Epiroc's subsequent listing on Nasdaq Stockholm; and Häger assisted Carnegie Investment Bank and DNB Markets as joint bookrunners with the securitisation of consumer loans. Other key names to note include Ola Åhman and counsel Veronica Stiller. Mattias Friberg departed to Hannes Snellman.

Leading individuals

Pontus Enquist - Roschier

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

Roschier

Clients praise Roschier for its 'knowledgeable team and excellent negotiation skills'; the practice handles cross-border public and private M&A transactions, private equity mandates and industrial restructurings. Björn Winström, the 'highly skilled and extremely service-minded' Malin Leffler and Mikko Manner led the group's advice to PayPal on its $2.2bn acquisition of iZettle; Leffler also assisted Bonnier with its $1bn sale of Bonnier Broadcasting, including TV4, C More and Finnish MTV, to Telia. Other key practitioners include Pontus Enquist, Jens Bengtsson, Ola Åhman, and counsel Leo Lee.

Leading individuals

Jens Bengsston - Roschier

Malin Leffler - Roschier

Ola √Öhman - Roschier

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Roschier

Roschier has a 'stand-out practice' led by Johan Sidklev, who specialises in international arbitrations and is praised for being 'practical and bright with a strong strategic instinct'. Sidklev's recent work includes representing First National Petroleum in a dispute against an oil and gas supplier owned by Rosneft; the team also acted for Danir in a post-M&A dispute against ÅF relating to an additional purchase price. Rikard Wikström-Hermansen has a 'deep knowledge of both Swedish and international law', counsel Eva Storskrubb specialises in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, and senior associate Shirin Saif is 'an exceptional asset to any team'.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Roschier

Roschier provides 'an excellent service' to clients across the energy, health care and transport sectors. Practice head Kristian Hugmark 'stands out for his concise advice and understanding of his clients' business' and handled the merger clearance elements of Sandvik's divestment of Sandvik Process Systems to FAM. Lars Johansson has notable experience in merger control work, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases. Senior associate Andres Acevedo is also a key name to note.

Leading individuals

Kristian Hugmark - Roschier

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Roschier

Roschier is praised for its ability to act on 'a pro-active basis and always provides practical advice that is well anchored in the client's business needs'. The group leverages the firm's presence in Sweden and Finland to provide assistance to Nordic clients. Practice head Jenny Welander Wadström understands 'complex and sensitive problems right away' and is noted for her 'commercial approach'; she assisted Atlas Copco with various pension issues including the transfer of assets from its pension foundation and the interpretation of the ITP pension plan. Other work included conducting a global human resources GDPR audit for Assa Abloy. Björn Johansson Heigis regularly handles the employment aspects of M&A matters and associate Victoria Bergholtz is also noted. Björn Rustare left for Osborne Clarke in 2019.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Roschier

Roschier is well positioned in the market for clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors; it acted for multiple clients in energy disputes as well as in mergers and acquisitions. Björn Winström is 'very knowledgeable about the business side of matters' and jointly leads the practice with Johan Sidklev and Johan Häger. Markus Olsson was promoted to partner in 2018.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Roschier

Roschier has 'significant market knowledge and in-depth experience' across TMT, outsourcing, data protection and digitalisation matters; it advised Bonnier and Telia on a wide range of data protection issues and GDPR work. Practice head Björn Johansson Heigis advised Permira on its $250m minority investment in Klarna, and is singled out with Erik Ficks for being 'very knowledgeable in other fields of law, which makes them excellent partners in a wide variety of issues'. Lars Johansson has notable expertise in AI.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Roschier

Praised for its 'high-level expertise and execution at all times', the team at Roschier is experienced in a wide range of restructuring matters, particularly in the financial sector and bond restructuring market. The 'extremely skilled' Harem Mahir assisted Intertrust Sweden and Jool markets with multiple bond defaults and direct loan issues, practice head Johan Häger regularly handles the structuring and negotiation of leveraged buyouts (LBOs) and high-yield bonds, and Fredrik Rydin specialises in international lending transactions. Counsel Carl Brodén is another name to note.

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 4

Roschier

The 'competent, responsive and flexible' team at Roschier assists with IP, marketing and media issues for a client roster, which includes Unilever, Nokia and Bonnierförlagen. Team head Erik Ficks is defending Mondian against patent infringement allegations brought by  Somna. The 'highly interested' Björn Johansson Heigis is also a name to note.

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 3

Roschier

Erik Ficks leads the department at Roschier and is 'extremely good across legal and business competencies'. The team assists clients with issues across the full public procurement process; Ficks and senior associate Andres Acevedo regularly assist OneMed with all its domestic and cross-border public procurement matters. Other clients include Trygg-Hansa and Permobil.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Roschier

Roschier¬†is praised for its 'outstanding commercial focus and ability to constantly put the client's interests first'. The team covers the full range of real estate matters; practice head¬†Marcus Hed√©n¬†advised AMF Pensionsf√∂rs√§kring on its ‚ā¨177m divestment of Sweco's head office in Stockholm to Areim. Hed√©n and senior associate¬†Lisa Hybbinette¬†are singled out by clients for being able to 'understand difficult problems¬†fast¬†and quickly find working solutions'.

Leading individuals

Marcus Hedén - Roschier

Next generation lawyers

Lisa Hybbinette - Roschier

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