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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Bel Fuse Inc. in the acquisition of Powerbox Italia S.r.l.

September 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represented Bel Fuse Inc. in relation to its acquisition of Powerbox Italia S.r.l. from Powerbox International AB.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Folksam in the acquisition of SalusAnsvar

September 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represented the Swedish insurance company Folksam Sak in relation to its acquisition of all shares in SalusAnsvar AB from listed Norwegian DNB Bank ASA. The total consideration amounts to approximately SEK 480 million.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Munksjö in forming a leading global specialty paper company...

September 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

leading global specialty paper company together with Ahlstrom

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Munksjö in forming a leading global specialty paper company together

August 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

with Ahlstrom

Munksjö combine with Ahlstrom’s Label and Processing business area, forming a world leading company in specialty paper with EUR 1.3 billion in net sales and employing approximately 3,300 at 16 production sites in Europe, Brazil and China.   

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented MasterCard in its minority investment in iZettle AB

July 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co has acted as legal advisor to MasterCard in its participation in iZettle AB’s EUR 25 million Series B round of funding. The investment was led by Greylock Partners and Northzone. In addition to MasterCard, SEB Private Equity, Index Ventures and Creandum also participated in the funding.

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New Partner at Hammarskiöld & Co

July 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co proudly announces Ulf Grubbström as Partner from 1 July 2012.

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New Partner at Hammarskiöld & Co

June 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co proudly announces Ulf Grubbström as Partner from 1 July 2012.

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Hammarskiöld & Co has acted as legal advisor to American Axle & Manufacturing

March 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co has acted as legal advisor to American Axle & Manufacturing in its acquisition of e-AAM Driveline Systems AB (e-AAM) from Saab's bankruptcy estate.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advises on acquisition financing

February 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co has acted as Swedish legal counsel for Barclays Capital, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Canada on the financing of the acquisition of the Oberthur Technologies Group by Advent International Corporation.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Folksam in the acquisition of shares in Aktia Skadeförsäkring Ab

February 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co, together with Dittmar & Indrenius in Helsinki, represented the Swedish insurance company Folksam in relation to its acquisition of 51 % of the shares in Aktia Skadeförsäkring Ab from the listed Finnish financial institution Aktia Abp. The total consideration amounts to approximately EUR 24 000 000.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Folksam in the acquisition of shares in Indecap & sale of Folksam Spa

January 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co acted as legal advisor to the Swedish insurance company Folksam in its acquisition of a 20 percent shareholding in the independent investment consultant Indecap AB. As part of the transaction Folksam also divested its 100 percent shareholding in the securities company Folksam Spar AB to Indecap. The transaction marks the start of a strategic cooperation between Folksam and Indecap.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Folksam in the acquisition of shares in Indecap and sale of Folksam

January 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co acted as legal advisor to the Swedish insurance company Folksam in its acquisition of a 20 percent shareholding in the independent investment consultant Indecap AB. As part of the transaction Folksam also divested its 100 percent shareholding in the securities company Folksam Spar AB to Indecap. The transaction marks the start of a strategic cooperation between Folksam and Indecap.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented SC Motors Sweden AB in the sale of SC Finans Sverige AB

January 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co acted as Swedish legal advisors to SC Motors Sweden AB in the sale of the car finance company SC Finans Sverige AB to DnB NOR Bank ASA.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents subsidiary of Jubii Europe N.V. in landmark competition case

January 2012. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

The Stockholm District Court recently issued its judgment in a competition case between the Swedish Competition Authority and TeliaSonera. The case concerned abuse of dominance by TeliaSonera in the Swedish broadband market.  

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Länsförsäkringar AB (publ) in the acquisition of Länsförsäkring

November 2011. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co acted as legal advisor to the Swedish insurance company Länsförsäkringar AB (publ) in its acquisition of Länsförsäkringar Fondliv Försäkringsaktiebolag (publ). The acquisition is part of Länsförsäkringar Group’s largest investment so far in the occupational pension sector. The total consideration amounts to approximately EUR 550 million (approx. SEK 5,000 million).

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Munksjö in the sale of its packaging business to Tommen Gram Folie A

September 2011. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represented Munksjö in the sale of its packaging business to the  Norwegian packaging company Tommen Gram Folie AS.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Folksam in wind farm investment

September 2011. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Folksam becomes a partner in the wind power company PWP AB, together with Foundation Asset Management (FAM) - which is wholly owned by Wallenbergstiftelserna - and Proventus. Hammarskiöld & Co acted as legal advisor to Folksam in the transaction, where Folksam acquired a third of the shares in PWP AB.

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TWO NEW PARTNERS AT HAMMARSKIÖLD & CO

July 2011. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co is expanding and proudly welcomes Eric Fahlgren and Peder Grandinson as partners from 1 July 2011.

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Hammarskiöld & Co in property transaction

February 2011. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co is representing the seller in the transfer of the Landic VIII portfolio to Hemfosa Fastigheter AB. The deal is based on a property value of 2,2 billion SEK and comprises a public sector portfolio with 57 properties in Sweden.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents Munksjö in acquisition from ArjoWiggins

January 2011. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Munksjö acquires the decor paper, abrasive paper, thin paper and fine arts paper businesses from ArjoWiggins, including production sites in Arches (France) and Dettingen (Germany). The turnover of the acquired businesses amounts to approximately EUR 220 million and the acquisition price amounts to EUR 95 million on a debt free basis.

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Hammarskiöld & Co has represented the Swedish Alcohol Retail Monopoly (Systembolaget)

November 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co has represented the Swedish Alcohol Retail Monopoly (Systembolaget) in the divesture of its subsidiary Lagena Distribution Aktiebolag

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

November 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co has represented the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) before the Administrative Court in Stockholm in an appeal made against the decision of Finansinspektionen to i.a. restrict the right to be a "qualified" owner of a Swedish stock exchange.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Folksam in the acquisition of FIH Erhvervsbank

October 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co has, together with Plesner, represented Folksam in the acquisition of FIH Erhvervsbank A/S (“FIH”) for a total consideration of DKK 5.0 billion through a consortium which is comprised of ATP holding 49.95%, PFA Pension and Folksam each holding 19.98% and CPDyvig holding 9.99%.  

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Morgan Stanley in the Sale of Mölnlycke Health Care Group

September 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co, has together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, represented Morgan Stanley Principal Investments, including an affiliated entity, in the sale to Investor of its 34 per cent equity stake in Mölnlycke Health Care Group for a cash consideration of EUR 510 million (approx. SEK 5 billion).

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Hammarskiöld & Co lead legal advisor to Inter IKEA and the Catella Foundation

June 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co lead legal advisor to Inter IKEA and the Catella Foundation in their divestment of Catella

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG

May 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars announced on January 26, 2010.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Landic Property VI AB

April 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Landic Property VI AB in its appr. SEK 2.3 billion divestment of a Swedish real estate portfolio to Hemfosa

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to CapGemini in its acquisition of IBX

February 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co acted as Swedish legal advisors to CapGemini in its acquisition of e-purchasing solution provider IBX. IBX is a recognized pioneer in the field of e-purchasing with headquarters in Stockholm and 240 employees located across Europe and the US.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars

February 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars announced on January 26, 2010.

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Hammarskiöld & Co in wind farm transaction

January 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Alpiq sign project development agreement with wind farm developer Kraftö Vind

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Reed Elsevier Overseas B.V.

November 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Reed Elsevier Overseas B.V. has sold the Nordic business of Reed Business Information (RBI) to Docu Group Sweden AB. RBI is a leading global business-to-business information provider with a portfolio of more than 100 news and information products relating to, inter alia, the construction market.

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Hammarskiöld & Co's annual Relay Race

October 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co’s team lead by Mattias Moskowicz, KM coordinator at Hammarskiöld & Co finished 13th out of the 1233 mix teams participating in this year’s Bellman Relay.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in sale of subsidiary

October 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in the sale of Länsförsäkringar International to Gjensidige Forsikring.

 

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Tetra Pak in its acquisition of the Mixer Business of Scanima A/S

October 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represented Tetra Pak in its acquisition of the Mixer Business of Scanima A/S. The Mixer division is the global leading producer of industrial mixers for the food, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.

 

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in sale of subsidiary

September 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in the sale of Länsförsäkringar International to Gjensidige Forsikring.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Tetra Pak in its acquisition of the Mixer Business of Scanima A/S

July 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represented Tetra Pak in its acquisition of the Mixer Business of Scanima A/S. The Mixer division is the global leading producer of industrial mixers for the food, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Chrysler in relation to the strategic alliance with Fiat

July 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represented Chrysler LLC regarding Swedish legal issues relating to the transfer of Chrysler to the new company group Chrysler Group LLC, owned by Fiat, the U.S. Government, the Canadian Government and a foundation connected to the American United Auto Workers union. Hammarskiöld & Co also assisted Chrysler in connection with the dissolvement of the former joint ownership between Daimler and Chrysler.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM in relation to the sale of SAAB

June 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in relation to the ongoing sale of SAAB Automobile AB with a team headed by Peder Hammarskiöld, Senior Partner. Other members of the team from the firm include Carl-Johan Deuschl, Partner, Erik Fahlgren, Senior Associate, Peder Grandinson, Senior Associate and Christina Blomkvist, Associate.

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Hammarskiöld & Co shortlisted Chambers Europe Award of Excellence 2009

May 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co has been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards of Excellence 2009 in Sweden. The award honours a law-firm’s excellence in key-practice areas, as well as prominent achievements over the past 12 months, including excellent client service and strategic growth.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Philip Morris in connection with establishment of Joint Venture Compan

May 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Swedish Match and Philip Morris International have established a joint venture company to commercialize Swedish snus and other smokefree tobacco products worldwide, outside of Scandinavia and the USA.

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Hammarskiöld & Co top ranked as legal advisor in Europe

May 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Once again it is proved that biggest isn’t always the best! In the Merger Markets latest Private Equity Review, Hammarskiöld & Co ranked as number eight among the legal advisors in the largest business deals (Private Equity sales) in Europe during 2008.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to the Swedish Central Bank

May 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co advised Sveriges Riksbank, the Swedish Central Bank, when the Riksbank’s previously provided liquidity assistance to Kaupthing Bank Sverige AB was refunded.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to the Swedish Central Bank...

April 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

...when Kaupthing paid back liquidity assistance funds. 31-03-2009 - Hammarskiöld & Co advised Sveriges Riksbank, the Swedish Central Bank, when the Riksbank’s previously provided liquidity assistance to Kaupthing Bank Sverige AB was refunded.

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Legal Developments by:
Hammarskiöld & Co AB

  • Related party rules

    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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