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Advokatfirman Vinge

SMÅLANDSGATAN 20, BOX 1703, 111 87 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Tel:
Work +46 10 614 30 00
Fax:
Fax +46 10 614 31 90
Web:
www.vinge.com
Brussels, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Hong Kong, Malmo, Shanghai and 1 more

Sweden

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge’s team includes Albert WĂ„llgren, Louise Brorsson Salomon and senior associate Helena HĂ„kansson. Mikael StĂ„hl and WĂ„llgren acted for the SCA Group on its demerger, which involved handling more than one hundred financial arrangements across more than 20 jurisdictions. In another highlight it is assisting Mylan with the cross-border financing issues associated with its public tender offer for Meda. Henrik Ossborn and Fredrik Sonander are based in Malmö and Gothenburg respectively.

Leading individuals

Mikael StÄhl - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge is ‘a first port of call’ for domestic and cross-border capital markets matters. Jesper Schönbeck was the lead adviser to Actic on its SEK803m Nasdaq Stockholm IPO and listing. Mikael StĂ„hl and others acted for DNB Bank, Swedbank and Nordea Bank on Volvo Car AB’s issuance of SEK2.5bn senior floating-rate notes and SEK500m senior fixed-rate notes. Erik Sjöman, Anders Strid and Henrik Ossborn are key figures.

Leading individuals

Jesper Schönbeck - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge’s Erik Sjöman and Charlotte Levin assisted Mylan with its SEK60.3bn public offer for Meda. Christina Kokko led the team advising EQT Opportunity Fund, Fouriertransform and the other sellers on the sale of TitanX Engine Cooling to Tata AutoComp Systems. Johan Winnerblad, Magnus Pauli and Magnus Hedsund lead the group, and Jonas Johansson is recommended.

Leading individuals

Johan Winnerblad - Vinge, Advokatfirman

Next generation lawyers

Jonas Johansson - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Vinge, Advokatfirman

At Advokatfirman Vinge, recently promoted partner Robert Deli covers a variety of construction projects, including those concerning housing, industrial plants, schools and offices. Platzer Fastigheter, Wallenstam and Göteborgs Hamn are among the firm’s clients. Anders Forkman and Assur Badur are based in Malmö and Stockholm respectively. Daniel Ericsson departed for Werks Advokater AB.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge’s team includes James Hope, Jonas Eklund and Krister Azelius. Hope and others are assisting Gazprom with a circa $50bn arbitration in Stockholm against Naftogaz. In the litigation sphere, Eklund and Mikael BroomĂ© are representing Investment AB Öresund in a dispute arising from the collapse of a Swedish bank. Silvia Dahlberg, Mattias Rosengren, Fredrik Lundblom and recently promoted partners Michele Fara and Cecilia Möller Norsted are recommended.

Leading individuals

James Hope - Vinge, Advokatfirman

Jonas Eklund - Vinge, Advokatfirman

Next generation lawyers

Cecilia Möller Norsted - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge is equally strong in transactional and behavioural competition law matters. Practice head Johan Karlsson, Mikael BroomĂ© and others recently represented Tele2 in a circa SEK700m follow-on damages claim against TeliaSonera. Marcus Glader and Grant McKelvey advised EQT and portfolio company Kuoni on the merger control aspects of Kuoni’s bolt-on acquisition of MTS Globe. Björn Nicolai and Rikard Azelius lead the teams in Gothenburg and Malmö respectively.

Leading individuals

Marcus Glader - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

At Advokatfirman Vinge, recently promoted partner Åsa Gotthardsson ‘makes the law simple to follow’ and Ingela Malmborg demonstrates ‘a high level of personal engagement’. Charlotte Forssander and counsel Yohanna ÖhrnegĂ„rd represented Qualitative & Quantitative Fieldwork Services (QQFS) in proceedings against three former employees and their new employer eVero, in which it was alleged that the defendants had stolen contact details from QQFS’ databases. In another highlight, Gotthardsson, practice head Fredrik Dahl and Sara Strandberg are advising Saint-Gobain Emmaboda Glas on the reorganisation of the business.

Leading individuals

Fredrik Dahl - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge’s client base includes institutional investors, landowners, and Swedish energy utilities and developers. Johan Göthberg and others assisted electricity distributor Ellevio with the acquisition of NynĂ€shamns ElnĂ€t. Christoffer Thalin was the lead adviser to ScanVind on the divestment of greenfield wind farm RĂ€nsliden to Prime Capital. Göthberg and Thalin co-head the practice with recently promoted partner Robert Deli.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge’s Thomas Sjöberg and Johan Cederblad are representing Bergvik Skog in the permit appeal process related to the ÖdmĂ„rden wind power project. Mathias Lindquist is advising SkĂ„nemejerier Group on its application for an Industrial Emissions Directive permit for its Malmö dairy. The team’s workload also includes environment-related litigation and regulatory advice. Recently promoted partner Robert Deli and Ingela Malmborg are recommended.

Leading individuals

Thomas Sjöberg - Vinge, Advokatfirman

Next generation lawyers

Johan Cederblad - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge’s Joel Zetterström is ‘strong in strategy and strong in delivering in court’, and Nicklas Thorgerzon is ‘business-oriented’. Focused on customer-side mandates, the team handles some of the largest IT and telecoms, data communications procurements and other transactions in Sweden for banks, corporates and public authorities. It also handles regulatory advice and dispute resolution. Carl Johan af Petersens and Jonas Eklund represented Tele2 in an appeal of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s decision on termination tariffs. Eva Fredrikson and Henrik Borna are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Carl Johan af Petersens - Vinge, Advokatfirman

Next generation lawyers

Nicklas Thorgerzon - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge excels in all aspects of bankruptcies, reconstructions and insolvencies. Its group is led by Robert Wikholm, Fabian Ekeblad and Morgan Hallén. Hallén is acting as the lead adviser to BV Holding Maatschappij Damen on the liquidation of Damen Shiprepair Götaverken. Elsewhere, Ekeblad and Wikholm have been appointed by the Swedish FSA to act as the liquidators of Aspis Liv.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge assists insurance companies (and intermediaries) with regulatory issues, outsourcings and M&A. Fabian Ekeblad and Per Johan Eckerberg advised Sirius International FörsÀkrings on various matters, including its acquisitions of the IMG Group and Armada. Swiss Life, Zurich Insurance and Aon are other clients. Mattias Rosengren, recently promoted partner Michele Fara and Fredrik Lundblom are experienced in insurance disputes. Henrik Ossborn is based in SkÄne and Viveka Classon joined from Skandia.

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge is a major player in high-stakes IP matters; HÄkan BorgenhÀll and Tobias Kempas assisted Swedish Match North Europe with obtaining a preliminary injunction against Fiedler & Lundgren in a case involving trade mark infringement and misleading marketing issues. BorgenhÀll jointly heads the practice with Eva Blum.

Leading individuals

HÄkan BorgenhÀll - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 2

Vinge, Advokatfirman

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.

Next generation lawyers

Daniel Johansson - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge features prominently in some of the largest transactions in the Swedish market. It also handles commercial leasing and property development matters. Olof Jisland acted for Adapta in the sale of a 50% stake in the KongahÀlla shopping centre to Alecta. Badur jointly heads the practice with Anders Forkman.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

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.

Leading individuals

Fredrik Vinge - Vinge, Advokatfirman

Next generation lawyers

Ninos Aho - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Vinge, Advokatfirman

Advokatfirman Vinge, whose specialist team is led by Mattias Schömer, ‘deserves its top-tier ranking’. Maria Schultzberg has ‘broad international tax experience’ and is also knowledgeable about insurance-related tax matters. Lina Hansson is ‘a talented tax litigation associate’ and Karolin Ekström is also highly regarded. The team advised Pandox Aktiebolag on the tax aspects of the accelerated bookbuilding processes associated with its circa SEK1bn share issuance.

Leading individuals

Mattias Schömer - Vinge, Advokatfirman

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