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Gothenburg, Stockholm

The firm

Wistrand is one of Sweden’s largest, full-service business law firms with approximately 200 employees and offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Since its founding in 1915, the firm has focused on providing quality legal advice within all areas of commercial law to private and public industry in Sweden and internationally. With lawyers specialised in virtually all areas of business law and industries, Wistrand assists its clients with everything from major transactions and disputes to ongoing advice.

At Wistrand, the firm draws on the range of depth of its expertise to develop commercial, effective solutions for its clients. In order to provide tailored advice, it invests in understanding its client’s organisation, operating context as well as the opportunities and challenges they face.

The firm’s clients include large and medium-sized Swedish and foreign companies, banks and other financial institutions, government departments and agencies, municipalities and public utilities.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the firm assists with all aspects of banking and finance law, including Swedish and international bonds and notes issues, syndicated and bilateral loans, export, project and acquisition finance and regulatory work.

Capital markets: the firm assists on all varieties of capital markets transactions, including securities and financial regulatory matters.

Commercial, corporate and M&A: the firm regularly assists leading Swedish and international companies on sophisticated domestic and cross-border transactions and on general corporate matters, including: M&A; shareholder/governance matters; joint ventures; incentive programs; employee stock purchase plans; and commercial agreements. The firm has a leading position in Representations & Warranties (R&W) insurance deals on the Swedish M&A market.

Dispute resolution: the firm handles commercial dispute and is strong in contentious matters in M&A and investment-related disputes, IT, IP and telecom disputes, industry and energy sector disputes and credit and insolvency disputes. It is a leading firm in Sweden for representation in professional liability matters and handling international disputes.

Employment: the firm has vast experience in advising Swedish and international clients on employment and labour law matters. The practice handles high-level employment work across a range of industry sectors, and is especially well regarded in the construction sector.

Environment and energy: the firm represents the manufacturing, quarry, waste and energy sectors. It advises in the energy production sector, advising on energy issues such as the grid, energy taxes, emission rights, purchase and sales agreements, permits, and legal actions.

Insolvency and restructuring: Wistrand is one of the few Swedish firms to offer equal capability in traditional insolvency work and debt restructuring for banks and corporates. The practice covers official court appointments as liquidator, administering winding up of companies, high-level advisory work, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed workouts.

Insurance: the firm’s stellar reputation in contentious matters is also noted in its insurance-related work. The practice advises local Swedish corporate clients, insurers and international law firms.

IT and telecoms: the firm provides legal matters relating to IT and telecommunications with respect to licensing, transfer and acquisition of technology outsourcing, development, consultancy, distribution and cooperation agreements, procurement of systems and data protection.

Real estate: the firm has one of the largest and most active teams in real estate, with expertise and capability across all key disciplines of the real estate sector: domestic and cross-border transactions, projects, development, finance, restructuring and disputes. The firm also offers a range of related specialties such as tax, construction, and environmental.

Tax: the firm assists both consulting/advisory, as well as litigation and investigations. The consulting work includes tax advice and support on M&A, financings, real estate deals, cross-border transactions, and restructurings, while the tax litigation part includes administrative appeals against tax decisions, tax audits, and representing clients in government tax investigations.

  • Other office

  • Stockholm

  • Number of lawyers: 139
  • at this office: 82
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Danish
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish
  • Czech
  • Serbian
  • Norwegian

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