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Wistrand

REGERINGSGATAN 65, PO BOX 7543, 103 93 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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Gothenburg, Stockholm

Sweden

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Wistrand

Wistrand has an established track record in export and real estate finance work, and regulatory advice, and also handles distressed asset financings and ship finance mandates. Tommy Grönberg and Anne-Marie Pouteaux lead the teams in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Monica Petersson acted as Swedish counsel for PNC Bank, National Association on an international acquisition financing. Håkan Lindgren and counsel Ulf Forsman are also names to note.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Wistrand

The 'efficient' team at Wistrand is experienced in handling issues for lender and issuer clients. Practice head Monica Petersson, who has 'a skilled eye for details', and counsel Ulf Forsman regularly act for Akademiska Hus; they recently advised on its EMTN programme including the review of its prospectus and programme documentation. Niklas Larsson is another name to note.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Wistrand

Wistrand is experienced in the media, IT, automotive, life sciences and leisure sectors, where it counts national and international companies as clients, focusing on mid-market deals; Magnus Forssman is also noted for his warranty and indemnity insurance expertise. Gothenburg practice head Per Dalemo assisted OpenSolution Nordic with its acquisition of Konsulent Data & Restaurant, and Stockholm team head Robert Kullgren advised Tacton Systems on its acquisition by GRO Capital and Kirk Kapital. Johannes Wårdman made partner in 2018.

Leading individuals

Robert Kullgren - Wistrand

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Wistrand

Jointly led by Jan Alexanderson and Eilert Andersson, Wistrand's team provides 'great services' to development companies and international contractors, working closely with the firm's real estate group. Alexanderson assisted Eknö Hemman with the construction of condominiums to sell and rent in the Stockholm archipelago, Sandhamn.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Wistrand

Wistrand fields a team of 'highly proficient lawyers' with a particularly strong track record in professional liability matters. Jörgen Eklund and Mårten Hulterström lead the practices in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Recent highlights include Harry Bergman and Andreas Rönnheden defending a former company director in the high-profile HQ bank litigation, and Jörgen Larsson representing a manufacturer in a dispute alleging the infringement of trade secrets and IP rights. Maria Kosteska Fägerquist and Johan Gregow are also noted.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Wistrand

The department at Wistrand is based in Gothenburg under the leadership of Tobias Bengtsson, and assists a broad range of clients with particular expertise in the transportation, hotel and media sectors. Recent highlights include assisting Nokas with its acquisition of AVARN Security, which required clearance by the Swedish Competition Authority.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Wistrand

Wistrand's 'fast and solution-oriented' practice 'always goes the extra mile' and regularly advises clients in the construction sector; the group has also seen an increase in work from the technology and media sectors relating to GDPR compliance. The team is jointly led by Jakob Bernander and Jörgen Larsson in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Bernander and Gunnar Blomberg count the Swedish Construction Federation as a key client; they recently acted for it in several contentious matters regarding the interpretation of a collective bargain agreement. Maria Kosteska Fägerquist is another key practitioner.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Wistrand

The department at Wistrand delivers 'high-quality results' on the full range of energy issues; the team assisted Falbygden Energi with the sale of its hydropower plant, Qvissle Vattenkraftverk. Volvo, Stena Renewable and Skangas are also clients. The 'knowledgeable and experienced' Rudolf Laurin leads the team and is noted for his experience in representing clients in permitting procedures.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Wistrand

Wistrand's practice is 'highly competent' and regularly assists clients from the manufacturing, quarry, waste and energy sectors on a broad range of environmental matters. 'Enthusiastic' practice head Rudolf Laurin recently advised Volvo on various environmental issues including permitting matters and notifications relating to its production plants and test facilities.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Wistrand

Wistrand fields'a diligent team', which is active across the IT, technology and telecoms sectors and is jointly led by Magnus Forssman and Erik Ullberg in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Forssman is recognised for his 'great knowledge, flexible approach and ability to find pragmatic solutions'; he recently worked with Lars Hasp to advise a supplier of IT infrastructure on an outsourcing and procurement contract. Martin Wedén is also noted.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Wistrand

Wistrand is recognised by clients as one of the 'top players in the insolvency field in Sweden'; the team is traditionally strong in bankruptcy work and has noteworthy expertise in the insurance, mining and real estate sectors. Anders Nilsson acted as trustee for Sulitelma Fastigheter and is singled out as 'an excellent lawyer', and highly regarded practice co-head Christian Bergqvist is well versed in company liquidations and restructurings. Anne-Marie Pouteaux, Niklas Körling and group co-head Jörgen Wistrand are also key practitioners in the team, which gives 'solid and spot-on advice'. Senior Associate Fredrik Thor recently acted as trustee for Gibson Innovations Sweden in its bankruptcy.

Leading individuals

Christian Bergqvist - Wistrand

Next Generation Partners

Fredrik Thor - Wistrand

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Wistrand

Wistrand has a strong practice for contentious matters and professional liability cases; Magnus Forssman also specialises in warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance issues and advised AIG on its review of transactions relating to the underwriting of W&I insurance for Ironshore. Anne-Marie Pouteaux and Jörgen Eklund jointly lead the practice in Gothenburg and Stockholm respectively. Eklund is a dedicated insurance expert who regularly assists national and international clients; he advised Anticimex Insurance on its Nordic and Swedish insurance schemes. Johan Gregow is a key contact for disputes.

Leading individuals

Jörgen Eklund - Wistrand

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 3

Wistrand

Wistrand's IP team has a notable presence in Stockholm and Gothenburg and handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters with particular expertise in IP transactions. Practice co-head Christel Rockström is experienced in the media sector and regularly advises clients including Schibsted Media Group and Lagardère Sports and Entertainment. Erik Ullberg also leads the team, and Johannes Wårdman made partner in 2018.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Wistrand

The practice at Wistrand has 'broad knowledge across various aspects of the property sector' and handles real estate matters, tax-related mandates, financings and environmental issues. Gothenburg-based Per Dalemo acted for Strawberry Properties on its sale of five hotel properties in Sweden and Norway to Midstar, and Fredrik Råsberg, who has 'excellent insight', assisted Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget with multiple transactions. Jan Alexandersson, Nils Sköld and Tommy Grönberg are other noteworthy practitioners.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Wistrand

Based in Gothenburg, Wistrand regularly counts shipping companies, banks, charterers and insurers as clients. Practice head Anne-Marie Pouteaux is well versed in ship finance work and insurance matters, and Lars Thunberg is a key name for corporate-related issues. Kristofer Selvin and senior associate Ida Dahlborg are also noted.

Next Generation Partners

Ida Dahlborg - Wistrand

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Wistrand

The 'experienced' practice at Wistrand specialises in advisory work and tax litigation across a variety of sectors; Christian Luthman acted for an IT developer in a cross-border tax dispute, and newly promoted specialist counsel Victor Palm advised multiple individuals and companies on the taxation of cryptocurrencies. The team is jointly led by Conny Otteland and the 'competent and up-to-speed' Peter Brandt. In 2018, Johan Linder Säverman made counsel and Rickard Jonason was promoted to the partnership.

Leading individuals

Conny Otteland - Wistrand

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