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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s Hans Svensson heads the firm’s Swedish corporate group, while Mårten Willamo leads the wider Nordic practice. Jörgen Ekström assists clients with various commercial agreements, including sales, marketing, franchising, procurement and outsourcing. The firm has a track record assisting clients in technology and heavily regulated sectors such as energy, defence, and life sciences. Jan Berg and Rickard Poppelman recently acted for the management team of Etraveli on its €508m acquisition by CVC Capital Partners.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s Stockholm-based group advises on all aspects of domestic employment law and works closely with members of other offices (particularly those located in Denmark and Finland) on cross-border matters. Counsel Ottilia Boström is knowledgeable about the regulations governing remuneration and incentive schemes in the financial services sector. Senior associate Josefine Hellquist is another highly regarded practitioner in the team, which is led by Katarina Åhlberg. Lexmark, Asics and Wilhelmsen Group are key clients.

Leading individuals

Katarina Åhlberg - Bird & Bird

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Energy - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s Ulf Mellqvist and Mattias Thorolfson represented 3G Infrastructure Services as the claimant at the Swedish Supreme Court in a landmark case against Vattenfall over the repayment of excessive fees for an electrical connection. Practice head Kristina Forsbacka is representing the Swedish Energy Agency at the European Court of Justice in a request for a preliminary ruling over the compatibility of the Renewables Directive with corresponding Swedish legislation on the sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids. Jörgen Ekström is experienced in acting for service providers to the oil and gas industry.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird acts for some of the most active companies in the Swedish and international technology market. Hans Svensson was the lead adviser to Lexmark International Technology on the separation of its enterprise software division (which was subsequently acquired by Thoma Bravo). Other clients include Mag Interactive, Lenovo and Asus Nordic. Mårten Willamo recently joined from Roschier.

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s work focuses on sectors such as life sciences, technology and communications, and aviation. Gabriel Lidman represented Actelion Pharmaceuticals at the Patents and Market Court as part of wider multijurisdictional litigation, which concerned a European patent which is registered to Icos Corporation. The media and entertainment sectors are also areas of focus; Staffan Boström and Jerker Edström recently advised Live Nation on acquiring Stureplansgruppen Live. Malin Ekstrand is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Malin Ekstrand - Bird & Bird

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has won numerous mandates since hiring Nimrod Badur as its practice head from Hannes Snellman in February 2016. Badur and associate Tanja Tuominen have assisted Svenska Handelsfastigheter with a number of retail property purchases, including its acquisition of a retail property in Skövde from Axa. The team also advised Ramirent on its involvement in the Sergelhuset project in Stockholm’s central business district.

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Tax - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s practice head Carl-Magnus Uggla has vast experience in tax issues associated with M&A and real estate transactions, and he also undertakes tax litigation. One of the firm’s key clients is HSB Projektpartner; Uggla assisted it with the SEK870m sale of SMÅA (a joint venture between HSB and JM AB) to ALM Equity. Staffan Andersson has more than 35 years of tax experience. Senior associate Victor Stålblad is also recommended.

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