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Setterwalls

STUREGATAN 10, PO BOX 1050, 101 39 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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Gothenburg, Malmo, Stockholm

Sweden

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls fields a team of 'highly competent and service-minded' lawyers, who are 'hardworking and reliable advisors with good technical drafting skills'. The group is jointly led by the 'fantastic' Åke Fors, Jesper Kuschel and Lennart Iwar, and is regularly engaged by foreign and domestic banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers. Carl Lindencrona is also a key name to note, and the team was notably strengthened by the 2018 arrival of regulatory compliance expert Andreas Löfholm from an in-house role at PwC.

Leading individuals

√Öke Fors - Setterwalls

Next Generation Partners

Mikael Magnusson - Setterwalls

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

Setterwalls has a strong IPO and listing practice with notable experience in the life sciences sector. Jonas Frii advised Arise on a rights issuance of convertible bonds with preferential rights for existing shareholders, and Jörgen S. Axelsson assisted Instalco Intressenter with its IPO and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm. Frii and Axelsson jointly lead the team with Maria Dahlqvist; Marcus Nivinger is also a name to note. Senior associate Axel Helle joined from Advokatfirman Cederquist KB, while Anders Grefberg moved in-house at AMF Pension.

Leading individuals

Jörgen S. Axelsson - Setterwalls

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls provides a 'uniquely high level of service, expertise and response time' and is experienced in the life sciences, technology, automotive, energy and finance sectors. The 'reliable and accessible' team assisted Altigi with its acquisition by Stillfront Group; other clients include Aquila Capital, Skanska and FSN Capital. The practice is jointly led by Anders Söderlind, Anders Holmgren and Ola Grahn in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö respectively; Johan Hallén is singled out as an 'outstanding negotiator, who is always taking the business and acumen of his client into consideration' and Matthias Detterfelt is 'an exceptionally good lawyer'.

Leading individuals

Johan Hallén - Setterwalls

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

Clients single out Setterwalls as 'professional, fast, and competent'; the practice has experience in the planning, procurement, implementation and monitoring of building projects and related construction contracts, as well as expertise in contentious issues. Lennart Iwar and senior associate Mattias Wiklund represented BTH Bygg in a compensation claim against its sub-contractor Benders for damages caused by delays and defects; the team's client portfolio also includes Skanska, NCC and Strabag. Iwar is the practice head in Malmö, while Anders Heintze and Hans Dahlberg Kolga lead the teams in Gothenburg and Stockholm respectively. Erik Palmgren joined MAQS Advokatbyrå and Henric Namander moved in-house at Tuve Bygg.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

Setterwalls fields a large team of experienced lawyers, which handle a variety of disputes ranging from corporate and commercial proceedings to litigation in the IP and construction sectors. Practice co-head Hans Dahlberg Kolga represented Sweden’s public employment agency Arbetsförmedlingen in proceedings against CGI relating to the termination of a contract for the installation and operation of an electronic filing system. Group co-head Johan Strömbäck is recognised for his 'thorough and honest advice', and Johan Karlbom and Emma Fredberg are the key contacts in Gothenburg. Johannes Ericson and Magnus Rydberg were new arrivals from Hamilton Advokatbyrå in 2019.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

Setterwalls' expertise spans merger control advice, cartel investigations, compliance matters, public procurement and state aid work, and competition litigation. Practice head Ulf Djurberg is well versed in competition disputes, while Martin Levinsohn regularly acts for clients in merger control and antitrust matters before the authorities. Recent hires include the highly experienced Tommy Pettersson from Mannheimer Swartling and Magnus Jonsson from the Swedish Competition Authority. Malin Albert departed to Hammarskiöld & Co AB.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls' practice is regularly instructed by national and international companies and public authorities, and handles matters relating to employment contracts, restructurings, terminations and labour disputes. The team also has notable expertise in internal investigations; practice co-head Åsa Erlandsson assisted The Swedish Social Democratic Party with an internal investigation after the speaker of the Swedish parliament was accused of sexual harassment. Other clients include TV4, Mylan and Dedicare. Fellow co-head Henrik Kjellander is also a key name to note. Dan Bullarbo left to establish Attorney Dan Bullarbo AB in 2018.

Leading individuals

√Ösa Erlandsson - Setterwalls

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Setterwalls

The department at Setterwalls 'has the great ability to be able to sort out complicated legal processes to ensure that all parts are handled correctly'. In a recent mandate, the group assisted Aquila Capital with its acquisition of the Valhalla wind farm project from OX2 Group. Jonas Frii 'provides invaluable guidance' and is particularly experienced in acquisitions and financings. Frii, Tove Andersson, who has 'expert knowledge in environmental law', and Anders Linnerborg jointly lead the team; senior associate Elin Hjort is also noted.

Leading individuals

Jonas Frii - Setterwalls

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

The 'high-quality' team at Setterwalls regularly handles transactions alongside the firm's M&A group and is also experienced in regulatory matters and permit trials. The 'very good' Tove Andersson is noted for her expertise in permit processes and regulatory mandates; she recently represented Stena Renewable in multiple regulatory proceedings. Anders Linnerborg has significant experience in liability issues for contaminated land, and specialist counsel Linnea Ljung joined from Mannheimer Swartling in 2018.

Leading individuals

Anders Linnerborg - Setterwalls

Tove Andersson - Setterwalls

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Setterwalls

Recognised for its 'deep knowledge', Setterwalls is well versed in digital transformation and data protection work and regularly acts for clients in the fintech and healthtech sectors. The teams in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are led by Jörgen Axelsson (who is noted for 'his quick understanding and clear advice'), Fredrik Roos and Marc Tullgren respectively. Highlights included advising China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) on a preparatory global investigation relating to the concept for Geely's new brand Lynk & Co, Axelsson handling the Swedish aspects of Harvey Nash's global GDPR project, and Johan Hallén assisting an e-commerce app with its establishment and go-to-market phase including procurement, financing, GDPR and licensing issues.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls is a 'strong player' in the insolvency and restructuring market with substantial international expertise; it is also well versed in bankruptcy mandates including recovery matters, proof of debt work and dividend issues. The 'pragmatic and knowledgeable' Mathias Winge leads the team and is experienced in the manufacturing and real estate sectors; he recently assisted RE Education Holding with its bankruptcy. Senior counsels Leif Baecklund and Thomas Ehrner are 'greatly experienced' and newly promoted specialist counsel Nina Baecklund is also noted; she regularly advises debtors and creditors on financial crises.

Next Generation Partners

Nina Baecklund - Setterwalls

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

The team at Setterwalls handles a range of insurance and reinsurance matters including the separation of insurance investment funds, regulatory issues and disputes relating to insurance coverage. Financial specialist Åke Fors and litigator Magnus Berlin jointly lead the practice. Patrik Olivecrona and specialist counsel Kenneth Nilsson are other key practitioners. Magnus Rydberg and Johannes Ericson were new arrivals from Hamilton Advokatbyrå in 2019.

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

Setterwalls

Setterwalls fields an experienced team, which is skilled in patent litigation, transactional work and trade mark matters for clients across the life sciences, music and entertainment sectors. Martin Levinsohn is active in patent disputes involving pharmaceuticals companies; he successfully represented Teva in a patent dispute against Boehringer Ingelheim. Sophia Spala advised Diageo on trade mark and marketing issues, and Fredrik Roos is well versed in IT law.

Next Generation Partners

Sophia Spala - Setterwalls

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

In a recent highlight for Setterwalls' group, Ulf Djurberg advised Stockholm County Council on the procurement of a core digital system for the health care organisations in the county. It also has significant expertise representing its clients before the national courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Martin Levinsohn and Sophia Spala are also names to note.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls handles the full range of real estate matters encompassing transactions, commercial lease issues, real estate financings, tax mandates and disputes. The group, which was strengthened by the arrival of Patric Olofsson from MAQS Advokatbyrå in 2019, was recently involved in several complex projects for national and international clients. Team leader Anders Heintze specialises in development projects; Lennart Iwar, Jessica Schönning and senior associate Anders Frick are also key practitioners. Niklas Svantesson left for an in-house position at Tobin Properties.

Leading individuals

Patric Olofsson - Setterwalls

Next Generation Partners

Anders Frick - Setterwalls

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls' department has 'excellent knowledge' and advises on a variety of shipping and maritime projects. Team leader Åke J Fors, who specialises in ship finance and insurance issues, assisted the North of England P&I Club and one of its members as creditor with a Swedish bankruptcy relating to a damaged vessel. Senior associate Niclas Martinsson is praised for 'always providing honest advice and putting the client's needs first'.

Next Generation Partners

Niclas Martinsson - Setterwalls

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls' practice is 'very knowledgeable' and 'finds pragmatic solutions' and is led by Sören Brekell, 'problem-solver' Karl-Johan Nörklit and Christian Sjökvist in Malmö, Stockholm, and Gothenburg respectively. The team is often instructed by clients from the real estate, private equity and non-profit sectors; Nörklit recently performed a tax due diligence for Railcare relating to its listing at Nasdaq Stockholm. Clients also single out Niclas Hermansson, who combines 'a business-minded and practical approach with very high integrity levels'.

Leading individuals

Sören Brekell - Setterwalls

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