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Setterwalls

STUREGATAN 10, PO BOX 1050, 101 39 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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Work +46 8 598 890 00
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www.setterwalls.se
Gothenburg, Malmo, Stockholm

Sweden

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls recently hired Carl Lindencrona and Mikael Magnusson from Advokatfirman Cederquist KB, strengthening its offering in areas such as acquisition, real estate and project finance. Led by Åke Fors, the group acts for lenders and borrowers; clients include the Swedish Central Bank, the Swedish government and Volvo. Kristina Einarsson, and Mattias Detterfelt assisted Priveq with financing its acquisition of shares in Group Media Planet. Jesper Kuschel practises in Gothenburg, while Lennart Iwar is based in Malmö.

Leading individuals

Åke Fors - Setterwalls

Next generation lawyers

Mikael Magnusson - Setterwalls

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls stands out for its IPO and other capital markets expertise in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors. Jörgen S. Axelsson and senior associate Anders Grefberg assisted Recipharm with its SEK805m rights issue and Marcus Nivinger was the lead adviser to Oncopeptides on its SEK750m IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Leading individuals

Jörgen S. Axelsson - Setterwalls

Next generation lawyers

Anders Grefberg - Setterwalls

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

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ team, which is led by Anders Söderlind, acted for Rederi AB Soya and Wallenius Lines on a cross-border merger with Wilh. Wilhelmsen. Söderlind, Mattias Detterfelt and Jörgen S. Axelsson are based in Stockholm. Ola Grahn and Jonas Frii are based in Malmö. Gothenburg-based Johan HallĂ©n heads up the firm’s commercial practice.

Leading individuals

Johan Hallén - Setterwalls

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls acts for three of the Nordic region’s largest construction companies – NCC, Peab and Skanska - and also assists clients based elsewhere in Europe. The team recently acted for Per Aarsleff as the contractor on the €130m redevelopment of VĂ€rtahamnen harbour. Gothenburg-based Anders Heintze, who heads the department, has expertise in construction litigation and arbitration. Erik Palmgren and senior associate Henric Namander are also based in Gothenburg. Lennart Iwar manages the construction team in Malmö. Hans Dahlberg Kolga is based in Stockholm.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ practice head Jesper GrĂŒnbaum, Hans Dahlberg Kolga and Johan StrömbĂ€ck have decades of dispute resolution experience. StrömbĂ€ck is representing Yury Gusev, the owner of 18% of shares in Selena Oil & Gas Holding, in a damages claim against the directors of the company over a settlement agreement they negotiated with a former major shareholder. Swedbank, Caverion and Arriva are other key clients. Emma Fredberg made partner.

Leading individuals

Jesper GrĂŒnbaum - Setterwalls

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ practice head Ulf Djurberg was the lead adviser to Rederi AB Soya and Wallenius Lines on the multijurisdictional merger filings relating to the cross-border merger with Wilh. Wilhelmsen. The team provides competition law compliance advice and assists clients with abuse of dominance investigations and issues of anticompetitive agreements. Malin Albert specialises in state aid. Martin Levinsohn and senior associate Mattias Wiklund are based in Malmö.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ group provides employment law assistance connected with corporate transactions and reorganisations, and also handles disputes, individual dismissals and work environment matters. Practice head Dan Bullarbo and senior associate Martin Vildhede recently advised Team Sportia on reorganising its business in Sweden. Bullarbo, who is based in Gothenburg, works with Henrik Kjellander and Åsa Erlandsson in Stockholm, and Malmö-based Marc Tullgren.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ team includes Jonas Frii, who is head of energy M&A and financing, and senior associates Elin Hjort and Mattias Wiklund, who acted for Aquila Capital in the €232m acquisition of the Lehtirova and Högkölen wind farm projects from OX2 Group. Anders Linnerborg (head of energy regulatory) and others assisted BorĂ„s Energi och Miljö with obtaining a permit to build and operate energy and waste services facilities in BorĂ„s. The firm is also the exclusive adviser to Swedish wind power developer Arise on project development, transactions and financing matters. Tove Andersson joined from Wistrand.

Leading individuals

Jonas Frii - Setterwalls

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

Setterwalls enhanced its profile by hiring Tove Andersson, an expert in environmental law and energy permitting, from Wistrand. A team including Anders Linnerborg, Tove SkĂ€rblom and Jakob Ekesbo is representing Sydvatten in a damages action brought by Norwegian power company Statkraft over a loss of electrical power allegedly caused by Sydvatten’s diversion of the local water supply.

Leading individuals

Anders Linnerborg - Setterwalls

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Setterwalls

Setterwalls assists clients with outsourcing, insourcing, procurement, digitalisation projects, e-commerce, and data protection compliance. Jörgen Axelsson assisted the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a data protection compliance review of its existing contracts. Senior associate Carl-Johan Bune is the lead contact in Malmö. Fredrik Roos is head of intellectual property and technology.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Setterwalls

Mathias Winge’s team at Setterwalls has expertise in informal and formal restructurings, insolvencies, creditors’ rights and insolvency-related disputes. Leif Baecklund is acting as the receiver in the bankruptcy of Quinn Investments and 31 of its subsidiaries. Thomas Ehrner is acting as the bankruptcy receiver for Omena Hotels Sweden.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ experienced team is led by Åke Fors in Stockholm, with key figures Magnus Berlin and Patrik Olivecrona in Malmö, and Kenneth Nilsson in Gothenburg. In addition to handling insurance disputes, the team’s experience includes portfolio transfers, regulatory compliance, drafting insurance terms and assisting foreign insurance companies with establishing operations in Sweden.

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

Setterwalls

Noted for its broad IP practice, Setterwalls is active in patent litigation and has a strong trade marks offering. Sophia Spala jointly heads the practice with Martin Levinsohn and Fredrik Roos. Levinsohn and Per Lidman recently acted for Sandoz in its revocation claim over AstraZeneca’s patent for a sustained release formulation of the drug quetiapine. Cloetta, Orifarm and Swep International are longstanding clients.

Next generation lawyers

Sophia Spala - Setterwalls

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ longstanding clients, including Mediplast, Sida and Arbetsförmedlingen. Department head Ulf Djurberg and Sophia Spala acted for Stockholm County Council and the County Council for West Sweden in the procurement of a digital system for healthcare organisations. Martin Levinsohn is a key contact in Malmö.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ work includes site acquisitions and development projects; clients in this space include NCC, Skandia Fastigheter, Skanska and Strabag. Anders Linnerborg, Linda Jönsjö and others recently advised Riksbyggeb on its acquisition of the land registered as Abborren 2 from Malmö Stenhus for the purpose of transforming it into a promenade. Anders Heintze, Lennart Iwar and Jessica Schönning lead teams in Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm respectively.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

Setterwalls has an established profile in ship finance transactions, ships sales and purchases, and arbitration and litigation. Practice head Åke Fors and associate Niclas Martinsson were among the advisers to Rederi AB Soya and Wallenius Lines in the cross-border merger with Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA and Wilh. Wilhelmsen AS. Fors and Martinsson have also been handling a number of demurrage claims for Swedish oil trading company Preem. Johan Karlbom, Jesper Kuschel and senior associate Kenneth Nilsson are other notable individuals. Jörgen Almelöv and Maria Chambers departed for Chambers Almelöv Hjelmqvist KB.

Next generation lawyers

Niclas Martinsson - Setterwalls

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Setterwalls

At Setterwalls, Sören Brekell’s recent work included assisting Hanwha with the tax issues associated with establishing operations in Sweden. Karl-Johan Nörklit acted for Oncopeptides and Serneke Group in the tax due diligence connected with their Nasdaq Stockholm listings. Brekell and Nörklit head the tax teams in Malmö and Stockholm respectively, while Christian Sjöqvist leads the group based in Gothenburg.

Leading individuals

Sören Brekell - Setterwalls

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