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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

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Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston and 13 more


The firm


Rooted in a rich history - from the 1860s California Gold Rush to today's global technology era - Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys have been at the forefront of the legal profession, committed to the success of our clients and to the wellbeing of our communities.


In 1997, well-established firms Kilpatrick & Cody in Atlanta and Petree Stockton in Winston-Salem merged to form Kilpatrick Stockton. In 2011, Kilpatrick Stockton and Townsend and Townsend and Crew merged to form Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, expanding our reach in technology and inextricably linking our history with the evolution of technology in the U.S. and around the world. The Stockholm office was established in 2001. From 2013 to 2017, the firm opened offices in Shanghai, Dallas, and Houston to better align with our clients' interests and market dynamics, while further solidifying our intellectual property, corporate, and litigation practices.


With an eye towards client service, innovation, and collaboration, for more than 150 years, we have stayed on the cutting edge of new developments affecting our clients' industries and business strategies, bringing solutions to legal and technical problems that the law could never have anticipated. As such, Kilpatrick Townsend has built a premier firm known globally for helping established and emerging entities successfully grow their businesses and become industry leaders.


Areas of practice


Banking & Finance: The firm advises Swedish and international borrowers in a variety of real estate financing transactions and debt restructurings.

Capital Markets and Compliance: The firm assists issuers, investors and other participants on the capital market in connection with prospectuses and offering documents, contacts with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, shareholders' meetings, corporate governance, communications and reporting obligations and incentive schemes. We also advise clients in compliance issues and among other matters assist with drafting policies in the field of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and conflicts of interest.


Commercial Agreements: The firm and its experienced lawyers provide advice on general commercial issues including marketing law, distribution and agency agreements and other contractual work.


Commercial Rental Law: We provide legal advice regarding all issues related to commercial rental law and property management, as well as ground lease agreements, possessory rights and easements. We represent Swedish and international real estate owners and funds in leasing tribunals and public courts in connection with lease disputes and other matters.


Construction & Infrastructure: The firm's construction and infrastructure practice is highly regarded and its lawyers have experience of virtually every type of construction project, including plants, tunnels, hospitals, office buildings, sports arenas, schools, hotels and residential projects. The lawyers represent all segments of the construction industry from owners, public and private, to general contractors, real estate developers, design and engineering firms and contractors.


Dispute Resolution: The firm's litigation lawyers have the depth to effectively handle the most complex commercial cases, and also the flexibility to represent clients in the routine business disputes that require efficient resolution. The firm appears on behalf of clients in and before arbitration tribunals and mediators. Kilpatrick Townsend's lawyers are known to be very results-oriented litigation lawyers.


Labor & Employment: Our labor & employment team provides integrated service and counsel throughout all areas of labor legislation, always seeking pragmatic solutions benefiting our clients' business goals. Our team brings extensive labor and employment experience, including concluding employment contracts and consultancy agreements; managing intangible assets against employees and consultants; designing incentive programs for key personnel; as well as handling business transfers, relocations, collective redundancies, trade unions negotiations, compliance and compliance reviews, and occupational health and safety issues. We also provide extensive, strategic guidance around labor law disputes, especially in disputes where employees acted unfairly or started competing activities.


M&A and Corporate: Our corporate team represents Swedish and international clients within all areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. We work with private and public companies, as well as startups and already well-established companies. Our extensive experience helping clients throughout the business transfer process includes the startup and planning phase, due diligence processes sometimes involving other advisers, and the establishment and negotiation of transaction agreements relevant in the transfer of business. Our ability to quickly switch between different negotiation strategies allows us to meet client expectations and negotiate from a position of strength.


Public Procurement: Our public procurement team advises contracting authorities and entities, as well as Swedish and foreign suppliers throughout the procurement lifecycle - from initial stages to any court proceedings and contractual matters. Our lawyers handle procurement matters for both public and private businesses, bringing extensive experience in the construction, infrastructure, transport, energy, and defense sectors.


Real Estate: The firm continues to be a leading and trusted firm within the real estate industry, providing services covering all legal aspects of property acquisitions, building projects, ownership, management and sales. With an experienced and dedicated real estate team Kilpatrick Townsend is instructed on a regular basis by national and international institutional investors, real estate companies and developers and municipalities.


U.S. Desk: Whether your company is preparing to launch a product overseas for the first time, or is already a player in the U.S. market, our access to the resources of an Am-Law 100 firm, in combination with our Swedish legal expertise, gives us the distinct opportunity to advise our Swedish clients on a cost effective basis, and with a keen understanding of the particular cross-border legal issues that may impact a business or transaction touching both Sweden and the U.S.


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