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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has strength in leveraged finance and debt capital market transactions, which regularly involve cross-border elements. Mats Rooth leads the department and was part of the international team, which assisted Proventus Capital Partners as lender with a financing agreement for the Santa Fe Group; he also advised LeoVegas on the €100m debt financing of its acquisition of Maltese company Web Investments. Capital market experts Joakim Falkner and Mathias Hansson are also noted.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

The team at Baker McKenzie is 'highly experienced' and praised by clients for 'going the extra mile'. Its strengths lie in ECM work with a focus on IPOs, rights offerings and public takeover deals. 'Extremely solution-oriented' practice head Joakim Falkner advised Carnegie Investment Bank as joint global coordinator on its involvement in the aborted SEK12bn IPO of Swedish fintech group iZettle. Mathias Hansson joined from the now-defunct Byström Rooth & Partners and senior associate Henric Roth is also noted.

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

Baker McKenzie

Clients single out Baker McKenzie for its ability to be 'very skillful and easily understand the scope of a matter, including what limitations to consider'. The practice handles notable work in the pharmaceutical, retail, energy and transportation sectors and benefits from the firm's international network. Anders Fast advised Cubera Private Equity on its acquisition of shares in Anticimex from EQT; other clients include Nordic Capital and FSN Capital. Costin Mihailescu leads the practice group, and Carl Svernlöv and Anna Orlander are also names to note; Orlander recently handled multiple transactions for THQ Nordic.

Leading individuals

Carl Svernlöv - Baker McKenzie

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

The team at Baker McKenzie is experienced in insurance-related disputes and international arbitration, particularly in cross-border proceedings. The practice is jointly led by senior counsel Jonas Benedictsson and Stefan Bessman; Bessman represented AnsaldoBreda against the Municipality of Gothenburg in a compensation claim relating to defaults in manufactured trams. Magdalena Berg and senior associate Christofer Isaksson are other key contacts.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is well integrated in the firm's global network, which it leverages to handle global and national merger control filings. Practice head Erik Brändt Öfverholm, who heads the department, also assists with compliance issues and antitrust advice; his recent work includes handling the merger control aspects of Nordic Capital's acquisition of Trustly.

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Erik Brändt Öfverholm - Baker McKenzie

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Employment - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie's 'responsive and available' department is active in a wide range of industries and fields Sten Bauer, who is singled out as a 'trusted partner with lenghty experience and an ability to provide good advice in all legal matters'; his recent work includes successfully defending Splunk in wrongful dismissal claims brought by a former employee. Counsel Johan Zetterström is 'always clear in his explanations' and specialises in corporate reorganisations, individual terminations and collective redundancies. 'Efficient' associate Ida Cederborg is also noted.

Leading individuals

Sten Bauer - Baker McKenzie

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Johan Zetterström - Baker McKenzie

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

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The group at Baker McKenzie is regularly involved in cross-border transactions and advises clients on regulatory compliance issues and broadcasting and data privacy-related matters. Peder Oxhammar assisted Terranet with its collaboration deals with several mobile phone manufacturers and network and technology companies. Tobias Edenman is well versed in representing companies from the IT and broadcasting industries, and senior associate Jennie Nilsson is also noted.

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Insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has strong cross-border capabilities and handles matters relating to restructurings and insolvencies. Stefan Bessman worked with the firm's St Petersburg office to advise Bank Saint Petersburg on a bankruptcy matter relating to whether Russian assets can be enforced in Sweden. Magdalena Berg and Jonas Benedictsson are other key contacts.

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Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is praised by clients for its 'tremendous expertise and ability to deliver high-level legal counselling in a short time frame'. The team specialises in contentious matters; well-regarded practice head Stefan Bessman represented AIG in a dispute concerning an insurers' duty pertaining to a factual disclosure for risk assessments. The group's client portfolio also includes Swiss Re, ACE and If Insurance. Associates Christofer Isaksson and Karolin Karlsson are also names to note.

Leading individuals

Stefan Bessman - Baker McKenzie

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

The IP team at Baker McKenzie has 'subject and market expertise and knowledge' and handles transactions, licensing deals and patent litigation matters for global clients, benefitting from the firm's international network. Experienced practice head Peder Oxhammar and capital markets specialist Joakim Falkner recently advised TerraNet on its IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier and also assisted it with licensing issues. Senior associate Alexandra Persson is also a key name to note.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Recent work for Baker McKenzie include real estate transactions and investments, development matters and retail and commercial leases, often with a cross-border element. Practice head Tobias Edenman advised the Radisson Hotel Group on multiple transactions including franchise and lease matters and development projects; Anders Fast has notable M&A, private equity and commercial expertise; and associate Kristina Dunbring is active in the field.

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Tax - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Linnea Back is the key practitioner at Baker McKenzie and works closely with the firm's M&A and capital markets teams to assist clients with transactions, contentious matters and the tax structuring of management incentive schemes; she recently advised Cubera on the tax elements of its investment in Anticimex.

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Linnea Back - Baker McKenzie

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Legal Developments by:
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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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