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

May 2009

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.

According to the agreement each company will own 50% of the shares. Both companies will license their respective trademarks and intellectual property to the joint venture company which will be based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hammarskiöld & Co assisted Philip Morris in connection with the establishment. Hammarskiöld & Co's corporate team consisted of Peder Hammarskiöld (Senior Partner), Malin Sandquist (Partner) and Jonas Forsén (Associate). Joakim Sundbom (Partner) and Rickard Haglund (Associate) advised on the competition aspects of the transaction.

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