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Peder Hammarskiöld

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Senior Partner.


Main areas of work are mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance and arbitration law. Mr. Hammarskiöld has participated in several of the most significant M&A transactions in Sweden in the last few years. He acts regularly both for Swedish and foreign clients. Mr Hammarskiöld is the Senior Partner of Hammarskiöld & Co, a leading Swedish law firm. He is also active in the capital markets area, working for both financial institutions and issuers.


LLB 1974 Uppsala University, Junior Judge 1979-82; Member of the Swedish Bar Association 1984; attorney and Partner, Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå (1984-97); lecturer Stockholm University (1982-94); Senior Partner at Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co (1998-). Numerous M&A and Capital Markets expert appointments. Appointed "Leading Lawyer for M&A" by Chambers Industry Report and "Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets, Banking and Finance" by European Counsel.


Swedish, English, German, French and Russian.


Swedish and International Bar Associations and director of the Board of the Swedish ICC. Member of the IBA Task Force on the Financial Crisis.


University of Hamburg, Germany (Diploma in Civil Law, 1974); Uppsala University (juris kandidat LL.M., 1979).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Peder Hammarskiöld - Hammarskiöld

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The M&A team at Hammarskiöld has experience handling domestic and cross-border transactions and provides its clients with 'high-quality advice and excellent service levels'. Erik Löfwall and Jakob Falkman advised Altor Fund IV on its acquisition of BTI Studios from Carlyle; the department also handled multiple matters for Euroapotheca. Peder Hammarskiöld leads the practice, Magnus Bohman re-joined the group from an in-house position at PwC and Erik Fahlgren is praised for being 'very dedicated, hardworking, and an intelligent drafter'.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Clients praise Hammarskiöld for its combination of 'legal, tactical, and strategic knowledge'; the team is regularly instructed by corporations, financial institutions, governments and investors to handle contentious proceedings. Sandra Kaznova's area of expertise is professional liability litigation, and senior partner Peder Hammarskiöld and competition specialist Claes Langenius represented Scania in its appeal before the General Court relating to the European Commission’s decision on its participation in a cartel. Per Sundin leads the team, which also includes Lars Ulrichs.

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  • 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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