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The firm

Hammarskiöld & Co offers a comprehensive legal service to clients with international business interests, focusing on M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property and technology, media and telecoms, EU and competition law. The firm places special emphasis on client service and even though it has formed a number of specialist groups, the lawyers work in teams that are client-centred.

Hammarskiöld & Co has extensive contacts with leading law firms around the world but also remains an independent law firm and is not a member of any alliance or network. Therefore, the firm can link its corporate clients with the very best foreign law firm in each jurisdiction for particular areas of work. All of the firm’s lawyers have experience in other jurisdictions and the firm is proud of its international approach.

Areas of practice

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm has a well-known M&A practice. The firm’s transactions in this area range from small private acquisitions to large cross-border takeovers of listed companies. The firm’s lawyers have regularly acted for both sellers and buyers. During the last few years, Hammarskiöld & Co has advised on several very significant and large cross-border M&A transactions in Sweden.

Banking and finance: the practice covers all areas of banking, financial and security law, including secured and syndicated loan transactions, structured finance, project finance, leasing, as well as corporate restructurings and regulatory work.

Capital markets: Hammarskiöld & Co offers a full service to each of the actors that participate in these markets, frequently advising clients on matters including access to primary and secondary markets, market regulation, and stock exchange issues. Both national and international clients depend on the firm’s wealth of experience to ensure their companies benefit from the full potential of the capital markets.

Dispute resolution: Hammarskiöld & Co deals with commercial litigation, national and international arbitration, and ADR. Its lawyers are often involved in cases before the Swedish Courts, including the Supreme Court, and have participated in matters under the rules of international arbitration institutes and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce both as arbitrators and as counsel.

IP/TMT: Hammarskiöld & Co specialises in intellectual property, IT/telecommunication, media and entertainment, trade marks and patents, copyrights, licensing, franchising and marketing law. The firm’s lawyers participate in the negotiation of license outsourcing agreements and advise on all aspects of the IT/telecoms area. They have gained a solid reputation for their work in the music, TV, entertainment business, and IT and telecommunications.

EU and competition: Hammarskiöld & Co has earned an enviable reputation in matters of competition and EU law. The firm handles some of the most challenging domestic and international competition law issues, including competition litigation, cartel investigations, dominance issues and merger control matters.

Compliance and investigations: Hammarskiöld & Co has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate governance, risk management and compliance issues, including those associated with competition laws, anti-corruption laws, fraud and market abuse. It also advises on the laws and regulations targeting the financial sector, the insurance sector, the consumer products sector and many other industries.

Employment: services range from employment consequences of corporate acquisitions with cross-border implications, outsourcing and reorganisations, to employment agreements, employee terminations and employment-related court proceedings and arbitrations.

Insurance and reinsurance: the firm’s specialist practice in this area consists of both domestic and international insurance transactions, including mutualising and demutualising, acquisitions and transfers of insurance companies and/or portfolio restructuring and financing of insurance operations. The insurance lawyers of Hammarskiöld & Co also have broad experience in assisting companies in insurance and reinsurance related arbitrations and litigations.

Healthcare & Life Sciences: Hammarskiöld & Co offers healthcare service companies, pharmaceutical/biotech and medtech companies in-depth understanding of this specialist sector. The firm’s lawyers regularly advise clients on contentious and non-contentious matters such as industry-specific regulatory matters, as well as in relation to private and public transactions. We have also gained valuable insights into issues of co-operation between the industry and the healthcare sector, such as sponsoring, conducting clinical trials and marketing questions. The practice also covers drafting and negotiating valuable license, distribution and other research and development agreements or advising in relation to public procurement of industry-specific products and services.


  • Managing partner
  • Sandra Kaznova
  • Number of lawyers: 30
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

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    New Swedish closely related party rules for listed companies: On 31 January 2012, the Swedish Securities Council issued a new set of closely related party rules which may have a substantial impact on the business and ownership of listed companies in Sweden. Partners Peder Grandinson and Ulf Grubbström of Hammarskiöld & Co comment on the new rules and possible consequences thereof.
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