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MAQS Advokatbyrå

GIBRALTARGATAN 7, BOX 226, 201 20 MALMÖ, SWEDEN
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Work +46 40 664 26 00
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www.maqs.com

Sweden

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

MAQS Advokatbyrå

Real estate finance is a core facet of MAQS Advokatbyrå’s practice; the firm is exclusive lender’s counsel to Nykredit in all its real estate finance transactions in Sweden. Asset finance is another strength, notably in matters related to aviation, shipping and railways. Philip Heilbrunn jointly heads the team with Sten Gejrot.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå advises issuing companies, particularly those in the real estate sector, on the issue of non-secured bond loans, and also on their restructuring. Patrik Essehorn and Charlotte Hybinette recently advised Corem Property Group on a SEK500m non-secured bond loan issue. Mikael Kowal and Peter Andeby are based in the firm’s Gothenburg office and Patrik Gustafsson-Sonne is based in Malmö.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s M&A team is particularly active in the energy, media, financial services, insurance and IT/emerging technology sectors. Mikael Kowal recently acted for Movimento on its acquisition by Delphi Automotive from Verdane Capital. The firm also handles outsourcing transactions, agency and distribution agreements, and franchising arrangements. Mango Kask, Per-Henrik Schönberg and Ulf Yxklinten are key figures in this space.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå handles projects involving housing, commercial and energy-related construction. The practice is led by Martin Rifall, Erik Kjaer and Ola Jönsson out of the Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö offices respectively. Kjaer is advising Serneke Group on the planning, design and construction of Europe’s tallest building, Karlatornet. Johan Söderlund undertakes construction litigation and arbitration.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s practice covers international arbitrations, litigation, and mediation. The team is led by Pontus Ewerlöf, Björn Goldman and Susanne Edensvärd from the Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö offices respectively. Ewerlöf and senior associate Andreas Johard represented the Republic of Kazakhstan at the Svea Court of Appeal in a challenge to an arbitral award that was rendered in Stockholm under the Energy Charter Treaty. Hans Bagner joined Advokatfirman Morssing & Nycander as senior counsel.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s department head Mikael Åström acted for GN Group as the complainant on its SCA suit against three global competitors over an alleged abuse of dominance in the hearing aids market. Åström and others also advise global group SCA Hygiene and sister company SCA Forest on a range of matters, such as mergers and dominance issues. The team also includes Nicklas Hansson and Ulf Yxklinten in Malmö.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s Lars Lövgren and Mats Nilsson are among the firm’s key contacts, handling employment matters for Swedish and international companies from sectors such as energy, financial services and retail. The group’s expertise includes collective bargaining agreements, incentive programmes and industrial actions. Torbjörn Lindmark is currently advising a large film distributor on a major restructuring.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s Magdalena Persson is advising Ale municipality on liability for contaminated land at the former industrial area of Älvängen. The team also assists clients with issues concerning licensing of water operations. Clients from industries, such as wind and water power, chemicals, fish farming and food, instruct the firm on environmental issues. Christina Rydell Ahlström is also noted.

Leading individuals

Magdalena Persson - MAQS Advokatbyrå

Next generation lawyers

Christina Rydell Ahlström - MAQS Advokatbyrå

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s Bo Ransnäs, who co-heads the practice with Mats Romell, has vast experience of acting as official receiver and reconstructor for companies ranging from SMEs to large corporates. Johan Schubert acted as the official receiver in Skånska Småstadens Kulturskola’s bankruptcy. Magdalena Persson and others acted for Stampen Media Group in a restructuring.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå attracts mandates from Swedish and international insurance companies due to its full-service capabilities, which include drafting and interpreting insurance conditions, dispute resolution, M&A and regulatory compliance. Peter Sarkia leads the team.

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 2

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå acts for Swedish mid-sized companies and large international corporates from sectors such as fashion, technology, media and retail. Christina Berggren, who co-heads the practice with David Berggren and Monique Wadsted, is representing The Coca-Cola Company in a case where a competitor objected to the client’s Älska Mer trade mark. The team’s other ongoing work includes advice on trade marks and design rights portfolio management, patent commercialisation and litigation, and copyright protection and infringements.

Leading individuals

Monique Wadsted - MAQS Advokatbyrå

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s Patric Olofsson was the lead adviser to Index Residence on a large development project in Norrtälje Hamn. In another matter, Olofsson and others advised Länsförsäkringar on the acquisition of its headquarters in Solna. Olofsson jointly heads the practice with Jessica Svantesson and Jonas Blomquist.

Leading individuals

Patric Olofsson - MAQS Advokatbyrå

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

MAQS Advokatbyrå

Led by Per-Olov Håkanson, MAQS Advokatbyrå advises clients on a wide range of matters, including ship finance, shipbuilding contracts, the sale and purchase of vessels, accidents and collisions, and cargo claims. Annica Börjesson is recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s team works closely with practitioners in other disciplines to provide tax advice on corporate restructurings, M&A, real estate transactions and incentive programmes. Gothenburg-based Lars Odinge and Krister Hjelmstedt in Malmö jointly head up the group.

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