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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Wistrand advises Nokas on the acquisition of Swedish emergency service centre Riksettan

September 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Nokas AS has acquired 80% of the stakes in the Swedish emergency service centre Riksettans Larmcentral AB from its founder. As part of the agreement, Nokas has been given an option to acquire the remaining 20% within three years.

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Wistrand advises Nokas on investment in LĂ„s-Aktuellt

September 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Nokas has, trough its subsidiary Nokas Teknik AB, acquired a majority stake in the lock and security group LĂ„s-Aktuellt from its founder.

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Wistrand assists CapMan, SEB and the other sellers in connection with the divestment of...

August 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Ascade to CSG International

Wistrand has acted as advisor to CapMan, SEB and the other selling shareholders in connection with CSG International’s acquisition of Ascade Holding AB (Ascade).

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Michael Plogell and Erik Ullberg: Position of the Nordic Consumer Ombudsmen on Marketing in...

August 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Social Media

In the latest issue of IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory - Wistrand's Erik Ullberg and Michael Plogell write about the Nordic Consumer Ombudsmen's Joint Position regarding marketing in social media presented on 3 May 2012.

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Wistrand advises Nokas on investment

August 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Nokas AS has acquired a majority stake in the security services company Jonik from its founder.

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Wistrand lawyers co-authors of International Design Protection: A Global Handbook

May 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand lawyers Michael Plogell and Erik Ullberg contribute as co-authors of the newly pulished International Design Protection: A Global Handbook, an international compendium of design law in 30 major jurisdictions.

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Börje Leidhammar appointed expert to the committee on due process in tax proceedings

May 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Börje Leidhammar, partner at Wistrand, and chairman of the Institute of Taxes and The Rule of Law (Institutet Skatter & RÀttssÀkerhet, ISR), was appointed on 27 April 2012 as expert to the committee tasked with examining ways to strengthen due process in tax proceedings.

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Wistrand advises Conor Venture Partners on its investment in AnaCatum Design AB

April 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has acted as advisor to Conor Venture Partners in connection with its investment in AnaCatum Design AB.

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Wistrand recruits new partners

April 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has recruited two new partners, Nils Sköld and HÄkan Lindgren. Further new hires are Joakim Johansson and Peter Sandberg. They all come to Wistrand directly from Kilpatrick Townsend.

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Wistrand advises Heraeus Dental in the acquisition of Biomain

April 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

On March 1, the German company Heraeus Dental, which is part of the precious metals and technology group Heraeus, headquartered in Hanau, Germany, acquired all shares in Biomain AB, Helsingborg.

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Michael Plogell and Erik Ullberg co-authors to the book Sports Betting

April 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand’s Michael Plogell and Erik Ullberg are co-authors to the book Sports Betting: Law and Policy, a publication in which a mine of useful information on an important subject of national and international sports law is assembled. The work is published by the T.M.C. ASSER PRESS as part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series.

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Wistrand advises Skangass in partnership with Preem

March 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Skangass AS, a company within the Lyse Group, on an agreement to build a terminal for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) at Preem’s refinery in Lysekil.

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Wistrand senior associate Sara Lööf published in the Insolvency & Restructuring Newsletter

March 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The Companies Act states that directors can be held personally liable for all debts that arise after the equity of a company has fallen below 50% of the registered share capital. In such circumstances the board of directors has a duty to act in order to avoid personal liability. In a recent case the Court of Appeal had to consider how a new board of directors in a company with insufficient capital should act.

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Nokas acquires G4S Cash Solutions (Sverige) AB

March 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Nokas on the acquisition of G4S Cash Solutions (Sverige) AB from the G4S group. G4S Cash Solutions (Sverige) AB is active with cash handling and has some 550 employees and an annual turnover of approximately MSEK 500.

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Wistrand assisted The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

March 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt NĂ€ringsliv) with member organizations has between June 2011 and February 2012 conducted a procurement of office services. Sodexo was chosen as the new supplier with overall responsibility.

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Re. Saab Automobile in receivership

February 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

There has been great pressure on the official receivers to provide information. We regret that we have not been able to meet this demand and hope that you will understand that time constraints mean that we are unable to respond to all enquiries. As previously promised, we will continually provide information on our work as it becomes available and for this purpose have launched the website www.konkursboet.se.

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Saab employees to get salaries before Christmas

January 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The receivers for Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB (Saab insolvency) announce that salaries for Saab employees will be paid out starting today, 21 December 2011. Salaries should, therefore, be in employee’s accounts by Friday 23 December at the latest.

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Saab receivers appointed

January 2012. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Two lawyers, Hans L. Bergqvist from Delphi in Göteborg and Anne-Marie Pouteaux from Wistrand in Göteborg have been appointed as receivers for Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB (Saab insolvency).

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Wistrand advises on wind power transaction in Northern Sweden

November 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised the seller, Swelandia International AB, on the divestment of Bottenviken Vind AB to Kalix Vindkraft AB. The seller is a private investment company and the buyer is owned by, inter alia, LuleÄ Energi, BjÀre Kraft and Billerud. Bottenviken Vind AB owns a wind power farm located on Seskarön in the municipality of Haparanda, Sweden.

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Wistrand advises Industrial Investors

November 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Industrial Investors, a leading independent Russian private equity firm, in its acquisition of a 25.5 percent stake in the Transas group, a global company that originated in Russia in the 1990s and produces GPS devices, simulators and other marine and aviation industry technology for world-wide distribution. 

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Wistrand’s Erik Ullberg speaks at seminar in London

November 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

At a seminar in London on 3 November 2011 Wistrand’s Erik Ullberg and legal experts from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey and the United States will discuss legal issues relating to alcohol advertising in Europe and the United States, but also challenges faced when using modern marketing techniques, such as Social Media, Websites, User Generated Content, Sports Sponsorship, Celebrity endorsements and Experiential marketing.

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Wistrand has advised Volvo Cars Corporation

October 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Volvo Cars Corporation in connection with the company's sale of its shares in Getrag All Wheel Drive AB to a company within the GKN plc group.

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Wistrand advises Sigillet on real estate transaction

October 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Sigillet Fastighets AB on the acquisition of two real estate properties in GĂ„rda, Göteborg. The properties acquired – which include both residential flats and business premises – have a total rentable surface of about 6 000 square metres.

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Wistrand advises in the transfer of commercial property in Östersund

October 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has assisted KS Östersund and KS Östersund 2, Sweden in the transfer of the company LillĂ€nge Södra Volymhandels KB to NP5 Förvaltnings AB and NP3 Fastigheter AB along with the Danish law firm, Ronne Lundgren Law Firm in Copenhagen.

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Wistrand advises Nokas on investment

October 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Nokas AS has acquired a majority stake in the security services company Skandia Bevaknings AB from its founder.

 

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Wistrand advises Bluefish Pharmaceuticals

September 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Pharmaceutical company Bluefish Pharmaceuticals AB has acquired BMM Pharma AB, a subsidiary of BioPhausia AB.

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Wistrand has advised on transfer of printing firm

September 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised the seller on the transfer of Tanums Offsettryckeri AB to Stampen group.

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Wistrand associate Marek Plotka and Wistrand Partner Christian Bergqvist article published

September 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The article "Do the Swedish rules on arrangements with creditors breach EU law?" by Wistrand associate Marek Plotka and Wistrand Partner Christian Bergqvist was published in the Insolvency & Restructuring Newsletter, August 19 2011.

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Wistrand in technology transaction

July 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Conor Venture Partners in connection with their investment in Scint-X AB.

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Wistrand has advised Toshiba Medical Systems

July 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Toshiba Medical Systems has, by way of a business acquisition, established its own sales- and services organisation in Sweden.

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Wistrand has advised Nokas

July 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Nokas has, through its subsidiary Nokas Teknik AB, acquired the security services company Sesam LĂ„s & Larm AB from its founders.

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Wistrand has acted for Elixia in acquisition

June 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Elixia Nordic on the acquisition of Masthugget Fitness Club in Göteborg.

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Wistrand advises Triventus in issue of shares

June 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Industrifonden and Sustainable Technologies Fund are investing a total of 100 million SEK in the Triventus Group, which operates in the energy sector, focusing on renewable energy.

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Wistrand advises on real estate transaction

June 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Sigillet Fastighets AB on the acquisition of Åkarnas Hus in Helsingborg. Åkarnas Hus is an up-to-date logistics property with a rentable surface of 5 700 square

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EATLP Congress 2011

June 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The 2011 Congress of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP) will take place in Uppsala 2-4 June.

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Wistrand in real estate transaction

June 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represented Catella Real Estate AG KAG

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Supreme Court rules on title retention of IP rights in bankruptcy

June 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

This article by Wistrand associate Ann Schröder and Wistrand Partner Jörgen Wistrand was published in the Insolvency & Restructuring Newsletter, May 13 2011.

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Wistrand advises the seller in connection with the transfer of Engej Bilnytt

May 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised the seller in connection with the transfer of Engej Bilnytt to AD Sverige. Engej Bilnytt is based in Varberg, where the company runs multiple stores within spare parts and accessories to automobiles.

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Wistrand continues to grow

March 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand continues to grow and to reinforce its cutting-edge tax group. It is now clear that Wistrand’s Göteborg office will merge with Haglund & Partners’ tax practice. The merger will be completed on 31 October 2011.

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Wistrand represented the European Investment Bank in relation to loans to Volvo Car Corporation

January 2011. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represented the European Investment Bank (EIB) in relation to loans to Volvo Car Corporation in a maximum aggregate amount of 3.55 billion Swedish kronor for research and development activities. 

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Wistrand i DI om gröna investeringar

December 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Idag avslutas klimatförhandlingarna i CancĂșn, COP 16. Mötet ser ut att bli lika resultatlöst som mötet i Köpenhamn förra Ă„ret. Miljöjuristerna Kristina Forsbacka pĂ„ Wistrand advokatbyrĂ„ och Malou Larsson, tidigare rĂ„dgivare till danska miljöministeriet, skriver i en debattartikel i Dagens Industri att det viktiga nu Ă€r att se till att privata medel investeras i förnybar energi, och dĂ€r kan en statlig bank för gröna investeringar vara en bra modell.

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Wistrand har bitrÀtt Catella Real Estate

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand har bitrĂ€tt Catella Real Estate AG KAG vid dess förvĂ€rv av fastigheter frĂ„n Vestigia Fastigheter     -     Wistrand has advised Catella Real Estate AG KAG in its acquisition of properties from Vestigia Real Estate

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Wistrand erbjuder ”speed consulting”

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Imorgon samlas över 600 företagsledare, start-upföretag och entreprenörsstudenter pĂ„ Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship’s (SSES) framĂ„tblickande event Good Morning 2020. Under dagen erbjuder Wistrand, SSES strategiska partner inom juridik, "speed consulting" dĂ€r entreprenörerna kan fĂ„ svar pĂ„ sina juridiska frĂ„gor eller bolla sin affĂ€rsidĂ© med en jurist.

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Skiljeklausuler en dold risk för företagare

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Nio av tio företag anvÀnder sig av olika typer av avtal i sin verksamhet. Men trots stora risker Àr kunskapen lÄg om vad som hÀnder vid en avtalsrÀttslig tvist. Sex av tio kÀnner inte till skillnaden mellan ett skiljeförfarande och att tvista i domstol. Och nÀstan fyra av tio vet inte ens om de har en skiljeklausul i sina avtal eller inte.

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Wistrand advises on graphical transaction

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised the sellers on the sale of JUSTNU to Serev Invest.

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Wistrand represents Schibsted

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Schibsted in its acquisition of tv.nu Wistrand, through Robert Kullgren, Magnus Forssman and Henrik Rydqvist, has represented Schibsted in its acquisition of the remaining 49 % of the shares in TVNU Sweden AB.

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Wistrand represents Catella Real Estate AG KAG

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Catella Real Estate AG KAG in the acquisition of real properties from Vestigia Fastigheter Wistrand, through Robert Kullgren, Fredrik Dock, Emil Dalén, Andreas Viklund and Henrik Rydqvist, has represented Catella Real Estate AG Kapitalanlagegesellschaft acting on account of the real estate fund Bouwfonds European Residential in its acquisition of seven real properties from Vestigia Fastigheter AB in the Stockholm area.

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Wistrand företrÀder Svenskt NÀringsliv

September 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand har företrÀtt Svenskt NÀringsliv och dess medlemsorganisationer vid en strukturerad upphandling av sÀkerhetstjÀnster.

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Wistrand bitrÀder Staffanstorps kommun i fjÀrrvÀrmetransaktion

September 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Staffanstorps kommun har överlÄtit sin fjÀrrvÀrmerörelse till E.O.N. FjÀrrvÀrmeverket har tidigare drivits av E.O.N. som nu ocksÄ blir Àgare till rörelsen. TilltrÀde sker sÄ snart kommunfullmÀktiges beslut om affÀren vinner laga kraft, vilket berÀknas ske den 1 oktober 2010. Köpeskillingen uppgÄr till 70 MSEK.

 

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Wistrand has advised Boj Transport Corporation on the sale of their company

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has been legal advisor to the family who founded and now sold their company, Boj Transport Corporation.

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Wistrand represents Atea in the acquisition of Office Document group

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has represented Atea Sweden AB in the acquisition of several companies within the Office Document group.

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Wistrand represents Atea in the acquisition of Impact

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Atea Sverige AB and Atea AS on the acquisition of Impact Europe Sverige AB and Impact Europe Norge AS.

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Wistrand represents Mediq NV

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Mediq NV in the acquisition of shares in Oriola-KD

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Wistrand represents Arta Plast AB

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Arta Plast AB in the acquisition of a line of business within KWH Plast Ltd

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Wistrand among the top advisors

May 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Once again, Wistrand is ranked in all areas of business law in the Legal 500. The Legal 500 identifies and ranks the leading law firms in business law in over 90 legal systems worldwide.

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Wistrand assists Gerda Förvaltnings AB

May 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

PP Pension Insurance Association has acquired the real estate of St. Clement 8 of Lund from Gerda AB.

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Wistrand förstÀrker fastighetsgruppen i Göteborg

April 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand har rekryterat advokat Lars Gahnström till Göteborgskontorets fastighetsgrupp. Lars kommer nÀrmast frÄn Mannheimer Swartling dÀr han arbetat med fastighetsjuridik innefattande transaktioner, projekt, hyresfrÄgor och fastighetsbildning i fem Är.

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Strenghtening our M&A department

February 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

WistrandÂŽs M&A department will be expanded with 2 new partners, Magnus Forssman in Stockholm and Mattias Boqvist in Gothenburg and by recruiting Claes Kjellberg from Mannheimer Swartling.

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Wistrand among leading law firms for corporate finance, IFLR 1000

January 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The achievements of Wistrand and its lawyers have again been recognized, this time by IFLR 1000. IFLR1000 is the only publication focusing on leading law firms for corporate finance worldwide. The guide is now in its 20th edition, and has grown to cover more than 100 jurisdictions. Wistrand is recommended in the following areas: Capital Markets, Banking and project finance, M&A.

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Wistrand in Merger Markets ranking

November 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand is again listed in Merger Markets league tables of legal advisors to M&A.

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ESRI S-Group acquires Trancometer

July 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

ESRI S-Group, the leading provider of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in the Nordic region, has, through S-Group Logistics, acquired Trancometer and its subsidiary Halda, from Verdane Capital.

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Wistrand advises on hotel deal

July 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Choice Hotels, Scandinavia's leading hotel company with more than 165 hotels, has acquired Nordic Hotels.

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Wistrand represents Schibsted

June 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Schibsted Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schibsted ASA, acquires 41 procent of the shares in Aftonbladet?s parent company Aftonbladet Hierta AB from Landsorganisationen LO. After the acquisition Schibsted Sverige will hold 91 per cent of the shares and votes and LO will own 9 per cent.

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Schibsted sells Metronome Film & Television

May 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has assisted Schibsted in connection with the sale of Metronome Film & Television AB to Shine Group.

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Rose-Marie Lundström again among the "Best of the Best"

May 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand lawyer and partner Rose-Marie Lundström is again found among 25 of the world's most highly regarded lawyers in the field of insurance and reinsurance. She is the sole Swedish lawyer listed in her field in "Best of the Best 2009", a publication of Expert Guides (Legal Media Group/ Euromoney).

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Wistrand assists in IT- transaction

April 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has assisted in connection with the sale of the shares in IT-Plattform Göteborg AB to Caperio Holding AB (publ).

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Wistrand has recruited Ulf Forsman to the Banking and Finance department in Stockholm

March 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Solicitor Ulf Forsman starts his employment at Wistrand on 16 March 2009, after having practised law at a London law firm. Ulf has more than 17 years of experience of advising banks, financial institutions and debtors, mainly within project- and export financing, syndicated loans, asset finance as well as financial leasing and financial reconstruction.

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Wistrand has assisted in a consultant transaction

January 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The Nasdaq listed consultant company Resources Global Professionals' Swedish business has acquired Kompetensslussen X-tern Personalfunktion AB, a company within the Human Capital area.

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Wistrand's lawyers are again highly recognized internationally

January 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The Expert Guides cover all the key practice areas of business law, undertaking continuous research to identify only the best individuals in more than 20 practice areas and over 60 jurisdictions worldwide.

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Atea Sweden AB acquires Telindus' Swedish business

January 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has assisted Atea Sweden AB, a company within the listed Nordic Ementor Group, when acquiring the business in Telindus Sweden AB, a company within the listed Belgacom Group. Telindus is operating within IT- infrastructure business with a focus on communications and has about 70 employees.

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Wistrand amoung leading law firms for corporate finance

December 2008. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The achievements of Wistrand and its lawyers have again been recognized, this time by IFLR 1000. 

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PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008 - Wistrand again among the most outstanding law firms

November 2008. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The achievements of Wistrand and its lawyers have again been recognized, this time by the PLC Which Lawyer?

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Exceptional Wistrand growth

November 2008. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand grew with 40 % in 2007 (compared with 2006). Looking at the top ten firms in the Swedish business magazine AffÀrsvÀrlden's list of Sweden's largest law firms, Wistrand - ranked fifth - expanded the most.

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Wistrand lawyer top ranked in Chambers Europe 2008

November 2008. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

The achievements of Wistrand and its lawyers have again been recognized, this time by Chambers Europe 2008.

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