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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s practice head Björn Sjöberg and Marianne Ramel acted for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken on the financing of CapMan Real Estate’s acquisition of the Heron City retail complex. The practice also covers asset and project finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, and export finance, among other areas. Senior associate JosĂ©phine Tessmar is recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Joséphine Tessmar - DLA Piper

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s experienced team includes Peder Grandinson, Richard Folke and Emma Norburg; all three individuals advised Sportamore on its accelerated book building in 2017. Stockwik Förvaltning, Orasolv and ALM Equity are among other active clients.

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s merger with Grönberg AdvokatbyrĂ„ in October 2016 has bolstered its offering, with Mats Jansson and Sanna Lundkvist joining the team. The duo acted for Cleano Holding on the sale of Diskteknik and its subsidiaries to Martin & Servera. Anders Malmström leads the team, which includes Peder Grandinson, Arthur Csatho and Richard Folke.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

Einar Wanhainen and Karl-Oscar Dalin joined DLA Piper following its merger with Grönberg AdvokatbyrÄ. Dalin is assisting online advertising technology company Gravity 4 Inc with appealing against fines levied by the Swedish Financial Supervising Authority over an alleged violation of the regulations on public offers. Swedish and international arbitration are other bedrocks of the practice, which is led by Gunnar Johansson.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s Mats Borgström and senior associate Jonas Wiberg are representing the Swedish Building Workers’ Union in landmark proceedings concerning the right to take industrial action in Sweden. Wiberg is also handling a class action lawsuit for 200 employees of Scandinavian Airlines Systems against trade union Unionen, where it is alleged that Unionen wrongfully gave up individuals’ rights to pension benefits when negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Johan Sundberg and Dino Kalamujic are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Mats Borgström - DLA Piper

Next generation lawyers

Dino Kalamujic - DLA Piper

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

At DLA Piper, practice head Peter Ihrfelt, senior associate Johan Forsling and special counsel Mats Eriksson, who recently rejoined the firm from Fortum, assisted OX2 Group with acquiring several project portfolios from local utilities and developers in Finland and Norway. Kalmar Energi, VÀxjö Energi and Swedbank are other clients.

Leading individuals

Peter Ihrfelt - DLA Piper

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s team, which is led by Emil Ödling, undertakes Swedish and cross-border IT and technology projects, outsourcing transactions and cloud computing matters. Johan Sundberg acts as an external data privacy officer to GlaxoSmithKline and to a number of General Electric’s companies in Sweden.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has ‘experts at the forefront of their field’ in insolvency-related disputes and large insolvency projects. Kent HĂ€gglund and Erik Selander are acting as the administrator of the bankrupt estate of Terri Property and its subsidiaries, one of the largest real estate bankruptcies in Sweden. The team is also acting as the administrator to six companies in the Bygg Teamet group. Lars Wiking and Jonas Premfors are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Kent HĂ€gglund - DLA Piper

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper welcomed Alf-Peter Svensson, Bodil Stein and Bernt Magnusson following the firm’s merger with Grönberg AdvokatbyrĂ„ in 2016. The amalgamated team undertakes cross-border transactions, disputes and regulatory matters for clients such as LĂ€nsförsĂ€kringar, Folksam and Chubb International. Practice head Bengt KĂ€rde and Einhar Wanhainen are key figures.

Leading individuals

Bengt KĂ€rde - DLA Piper

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s Sweden-based practice operates as part of a wider Nordic region group. Practice head Emil Ödling advises ITV Nordic on programme production and distribution, format development, sales and licensing. Other clients include Black Spark Television, B-Reel Feature Films and Memfis Filmproduktion. In addition to media and entertainment, other sector strengths are gaming and gambling, and sports.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper handles real estate acquisitions and disposals, project development and leasing, and real estate disputes. Practice head Gustaf Ström is advising Johansson & KÄrell on two transactions, including the SEK550m divestment of an office and retail portfolio in Stockholm. Mats Eriksson, who rejoined the firm from Fortum, is experienced in energy-related real estate matters. Jan RÄssjö, Anders Malmström and Johan Forsling are other key figures. Senior associate Kristina Stavne joined from the city of Stockholm.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s Erik Björkeson leads the firm’s tax practice in the Nordic region. In addition to providing day-to-day advice, Björkeson’s team advises on the tax aspects of M&A and other corporate matters, and real estate transactions. It also handles tax litigation. Abercrombie, Deutsche Bank, Fora and Nordic Capital are active clients.

Leading individuals

Erik Björkeson - DLA Piper

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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