TOP tier recommendations
Sweden: Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Setterwalls’ Jonas Frii advised Arise Windpower on joint venture finance for a €340m wind power project, which combined private funds with export credit agency support. Kristina Einarsson advised Bain Capital on acquisition loans totalling €450m, while Jesper Kuschel assisted SveaReal with a €400m refinancing. Åke Fors heads the ‘improving’ 25-lawyer practice, which capital markets specialist Peter Sederowsky re-joined in 2012.
Sweden: Capital markets
Within Capital markets, Setterwalls is a third tier firm,
The return of ‘top financial lawyer’ Peter Sederowsky gives Setterwalls ‘a big boost’, with accompanying clients including UBS and Citigroup. Other key names in Kristina Einarsson’s team are Jonas Frii, who handled a €38m unsecured bonds issue for Arise Power, and Anders Söderlind, who represented Sotkamo Silver in parallel share issues totalling €34m.
Within Construction, Setterwalls is a third tier firm,
Setterwalls’ team head Lennart Iwar advised construction giant STRABAG on a major shopping centre renovation contract, and Nordic engineering group Peab on a significant mining project. Erik Palmgren was promoted to partner in 2012.
Sweden: Corporate and commercial
Within Corporate and commercial, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Setterwalls’ practice focuses on commercial agreements and disputes. ‘Calm and skilled’ team head Johan Hallén advised Savage Services on supply chain logistics. Marc Tullgren represents ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and GDL Transport.
Sweden: Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Setterwalls’ ‘reputable’, 30-strong practice rises in the ranking on the strength of consistently positive feedback and a high-quality caseload. Harald Nordenson and Christina Waering notably defended IUGAS against Naftogaz under SCC rules. Team head Jesper Grünbaum represents a number of major corporations. International arbitration specialist Per Runeland joined from SJ Berwin LLP in London.
Sweden: EU and competition
Within EU and competition, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Setterwalls’ three-partner team is led by Ulf Djurberg, who is advising Stockholm County Council on a €2bn-3bn emergency care procurement. Martin Levinsohn represented Rezidor Hotel Group in a series of raids by the Swedish Competition Authority, following which charges were dropped. Senior associate Erik Hellners provides transactional support.
Within Employment, Setterwalls is a third tier firm,
Setterwalls’ ‘creative’ department head Dan Bullarbo is representing the city Of Gothenburg in a dismissal arbitration, and the ‘deeply knowledgeable’ Åsa Erlandsson is advising Bilfinger Berger on collective bargaining agreements. Clients of the ‘responsive’ Henrik Kjellander include Spotify. Roger Wier was promoted to partner.
Within Energy, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Recent work for Setterwalls includes assisting clients in relation to high-value biogas permit trials; advising Arise Windpower on wind farm projects; and representing Sydvatten in €60m litigation over hydropower. Anders Linnerborg’s team includes the ‘really smart’ Jonas Frii.
Within Environment, Setterwalls is a third tier firm,
At Setterwalls, Agnes Larfeldt Alvén focuses on regulatory and compliance matters for clients including the Swedish Maritime Administration and building materials producer Schweden Splitt. Team head Anders Linnerborg handles litigation and arbitration, and is recommended for contaminated land issues.
Sweden: IT and telecoms
Within IT and telecoms, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Setterwalls’ impressive client list includes Facebook, Konica Minolta and Verizon. Jörgen Axelsson and Joacim Johannesson assisted Danish telecoms operator TDC Sverige with a regional council tender. Axelsson and Per Furberg are advising the Swedish government on the legal framework for a new e-identification system.
Within Insolvency, Setterwalls is a first tier firm,
Setterwalls’ ‘top’ team is led by bankruptcy specialist Thomas Ehrner, who is official receiver for 22-company Kefren. Odd Swarting is acting as administrator for two bankrupt commercial property firms financed on the international market. Senior associate Mathias Winge is also recommended.
Within Insurance, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Setterwalls’ practice head Peter Sarkia is advising listed company Atlas Copco on reinsurance coverage of several insured global risks and in relation to an estimated $10m US reinsurance dispute. Jörgen Almelöv specialises in shipping matters.
Sweden: Intellectual property and media
Within Intellectual property and media, Setterwalls is a third tier firm,
Setterwalls handles patent litigation for pharma and biotech clients, and trade mark matters for brands including Coca-Cola. Lennart Arvidson is representing SodaStream in a trade mark appeal, and co-team head Fredrik Roos is handling a copyright infringement case. Media clients include a number of well-known musicians.
Sweden: Mergers and acquisitions
Within Mergers and acquisitions, Setterwalls is a third tier firm,
Setterwalls advised Bain Capital on its acquisition of Bravida, and Bure Equity on the sale of Carnegie Asset Management. M&A head Anders Söderlind’s 58-strong team includes ‘smart negotiator’ Jonas Frii. Marcus Winqvist is recommended for his ‘quick thinking’. ‘Exceptional’ finance specialist Peter Sederowsky returned to the firm.
Sweden: Real estate
Within Real estate, Setterwalls is a third tier firm,
At Setterwalls, Per Lidman has been assisting Diligentia with sales at a Malmö development; Gothenburg-based Anders Bengtsson acted for Skanska on a SEK652m office disposal; and Assur Badur advised developer ByggVesta on a SEK400m portfolio.
Within Shipping, Setterwalls is a first tier firm,
Jörgen Almelöv’s four-partner practice at Setterwalls provides ‘cost-effective’, ‘fast’ and ‘high-quality’ advice. Finance specialist Almelöv and Patrik Wass acted for Frederi Beta Ship Management, Nynas and Danske Bank regarding the purchase of two bitumen carriers worth €35-€40m from a Chinese shipyard. Johan Sidklev handles disputes.
Within Tax, Setterwalls is a second tier firm,
Sören Brekell in Malmö and Christian Sjöqvist in Gothenburg are the key names at Setterwalls. The team provides complex standalone and transactional support for Swedish and international clients. VAT expert Marie Hedin joined from MAQS Law Firm.
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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