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MAQS Advokatbyrå

MÄSTER SAMUELSGATAN 20, PO BOX 7009, 103 86 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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Work +46 8 407 09 00
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Gothenburg, Malmo, Stockholm

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The firm

MAQS Advokatbyrå is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Its clients are mainly domestic and foreign private corporations and entities, but the firm also advises the public sector. MAQS provides high-quality legal advice and is highly appreciated by clients for its availability and ability to make complex matters easy to understand. MAQS is at the forefront of new technology and is recognised for its project management work.

Areas of practice

MAQS’ main areas of expertise are: banking and finance, capital markets, corporate, commercial, dispute resolution, intellectual property and marketing law, insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and sports, media and entertainment.

MAQS has experience in handling cases from a number of industries, including the automotive, banking and finance, consumer goods, manufacturing, real estate, education, energy, textile, transportation, sports and high-tech industries. MAQS’ lawyers are experienced in cross-border matters and the firm has an established international network.

Real estate clients include Blackstone, Cromwell, Klövern and Tristan. Recent cases include advising Klövern in acquiring 28 properties, with a total area of 117,000 sqare metres, in Malmö and Lund from Castellum and advising Tristan in the acquisition of a shopping mall in Stockholm.

MAQS has continued to strengthen its M&A team and recent cases include advising the wind power company Rabbalshede Kraft AB in connection with the investment in the wind farm Lyrestad where all the power will be purchased by Google; advising the owners of akeab, a leading company in the construction and cable industry, in connection with the sale of the company to funds administrated by Triton; and Veolia Nordic AB, in connection with Lassila & Tikanoja’s purchase of Veolia’s Swedish facility management services business (FM) through the acquisition of all of the shares of Veolia FM AB.

The banking and finance team represents a number of banks, financial institutions and funds in relation to financing, treasury and capital market matters on the Swedish market, eg Nykredit, Nordea Finance, Collector Bank, Crédit Agricole, HSBC, Pareto, and Aberdeen.

The commercial team continuously represents several international companies, such as 3M, Philips, NEVS and TUI in the Nordic region.

Within the area of construction law, the firm is representing the Serneke Group in matters related to the planning, design and construction of northern Europe’s tallest building, Karlatornet (planned to be 266 metres high). The project also includes adjacent blocks of office and retail buildings.

MAQS regularly advises issuers on capital market matters, such as IPOs, capital raisings and incentive programmes. The firm has been involved in several cross-border IPOs on Nasdaq Stockholm. In addition, MAQS also advises issuers on debt capital market matters, for example in connection with Klövern AB (publ) issue of a SEK 10bn secured MTN programme.

The dispute resolution team is, among other things, acting as Swedish counsel for the Republic of Kazakhstan in extensive challenge proceedings in the Svea Court of Appeal regarding an arbitral award under the Energy Charter Treaty. The team is also counsel for Klövern, listed at the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange in Stockholm, in a dispute against Telefonaktiebolaget Ericsson regarding Ericsson’s new headquarters in Stockholm.

Within competition law, the team advises several global market leaders such as 3M, Alps Electric, Bauer Media, Essity and Olympus. The firm offers a broad spectrum of services, in particular focusing on vertical agreements, dominance issues and co-operation between competitors. It also regularly files merger notifications and supports clients in dawn raids and discussions with competition authorities.

  • Other offices
  • Gothenburg
  • Malmö
  • Number of lawyers: 135
  • at this office: 45
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • Estonian

EMEA

MAQS Advokatbyrå is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Its clients are mainly domestic and foreign private corporations and entities, but the firm also advises the public sector. MAQS provides high-quality legal advice and is appreciated by its clients for   its responsiveness, availability and ability to make complex matters easy to understand. MAQS is at the forefront of new technology and is recognised for its project management work.

MAQS MAIN AREAS

MAQS’ main areas of expertise are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, dispute resolution, intellectual property and market- ing law, insolvency, real estate and environmental law, private equity, digital business and sports, media and entertainment law. MAQS has experience in handling cases from a number of industries, including the automotive, consumer goods, manufacturing, real estate, insurance, education, energy, textile, transportation, sports and high-tech industries. MAQS’ lawyers are experienced in cross-border matters and the firm has an established international network.

Automotive  Industry:

The firm has a team working exclusively towards the automotive industry supporting both OEM’s and suppliers with their day-to-day legal questions as well as complex business structures and negotia- tions. The firm provides legal assistance within racing to e.g. Cyan Racing AB, and to Zenuity AB when it comes to software development relating to autonomous driving. The firm is also involved in new high profile projects such as the establishment of the business of the new super- and hypercar manufacturer Automobili Pininfarina.

Real Estate & Environmental:

Real estate clients include Blackstone, Älvstranden, MKB and Serneke. Recent cases include advising MKB regarding the real estate project Culture Casbah in Malmö and advising Serneke in its sale of Säve airport in Gothenburg to Castellum. The sale of Säve airport included a total of five adjacent properties, with several larger buildings and approximately 3 million square meters of property. The environmental department works with the administrative section as well as with the civil law section of the environmental legislation, i.e. permits for environmentally hazardous activities and water operations, liability for contaminated land, environmental damages and environmental issues related to exploitation.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

MAQS has continued to strengthen its M&A business and recent cases include advising the wind power company Rabbalshede Kraft AB (publ) in connection with various acquisitions during 2018, assisting Dala Vind AB in the sale of wind power project Enviksberget to Arise AB (publ), advising Vicore Pharma AB (publ) in acquiring HealthCap’s portfolio company INIM Pharma to form a company with the potential to become leading in the field of rare lung diseases, advised Rootfruit Scandinavia AB (publ) in the acquisition of Exotic Snacks AB within the segment natural snacks, assisted Plastal (a leading tier-1 supplier of injection moulded thermoplastics) in acquiring ARWI High-Tech Coating Raufoss AS’ business, advising Zenuity AB (which develops system software for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD)) in the acquisition  of Beyonav’s business Beyomap (a proprietary map data run-time format).

Construction:

Within the area of construction law, the firm is representing the Serneke Group in matters related to the planning, design and construction of northern Europe’s tallest building, Karlatornet (planned to be 266 metres high). The project also includes adjacent blocks of office and retail buildings. MAQS also represents a large number of national and international construction companies and players in the real estate sector.

Dispute Resolution:

The dispute resolution team is acting as counsel for numerous Swedish and international companies in arbitrations, litigations and mediations, and its senior members are regularly appointed as arbitra- tors and mediators, institutional as well as ad hoc.

Capital Market:

MAQS regularly advises issuers on capital market matters, such as IPO’s, private placements, incentive programs and compliance. During 2018 MAQS for instance advised I-Tech AB (publ) in connection with an IPO on Nasdaq First North, Vicore Pharma AB (publ) in a rights issue including the drafting of applicable prospectus, advised the board of directors of IRLAB Therapeutics AB (publ) in connection with a share issue directed to institutional investors in Sweden and the USA, advised Minesto AB (publ) in a rights issue including the drafting of applicable prospectus, and advised Powercell Sweden AB (publ) in connection with a directed issue of shares to Swedish and international investors.

Digital Business:

In combining legal expertise within all areas of IT- and IP-law with in-depth knowledge of almost every area of business and/or industry where IT and digitalisation are relevant on a daily basis, our digital business team provides services to Swedish and international clients. Due to the variety of complex matters handled by the team the services are often provided on a project basis in close collaboration with external partners from other areas of expertise. During the last couple of years the team has successfully developed and used a multi-competence model for implementing GDPR and personal data compliance programs for a large variety of clients from large listed companies to high-tech start-ups.

Competition:

Within competition law, the team advises several global market leaders such as Zenuity, Alps Electric, Essity, Exertis CapTech and Olympus. It offers a broad spectrum of services, in particular focusing on vertical agreements, dominance issues and co- operation between competitors. The team regularly file merger notifications and support clients in dawn raids and discussions with competition authorities.

Intellectual Property &  Marketing:

MAQS assists clients within all areas of intellectual property and marketing law; all types of protection, commercialisation and defence of trademarks, company names and domain names, patents, designs and copyrights. In addition, MAQS works with the closely-related areas of freedom of the press, freedom of speech, media law and trade secrets. Examples of clients that MAQS work with are Stampen Media, Essity Hygiene and Health, the Coca-Cola Company and Volvo Trademark Holding.

 

  • Other offices
  • Malmö
  • Stockholm
  • Number of lawyers: 110
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swedish
  • Member
  • TAGLaw

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