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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's practice is 'calm, thorough, experienced, and assists with a high level of attention'. Björn Sjöberg leads the team, which is active on the lender and borrower side in a wide range of banking and finance matters. In a recent highlight, the group advised SEB on the financing of its formation of a significant pan-Nordic portfolio of logistics properties managed by NREP. Carl Schwieler specialises in leveraged and structured finance work, while Marianne Ramel is experienced in acquisition and project finance; senior associate Joséphine Tessmar is also a key name to note.

Next Generation Partners

Joséphine Tessmar - DLA Piper

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is active in ECM mandates including block sales, cross-border tender offers, IPOs, and moves from Nasdaq First North to the Nasdaq Stockholm main list. Peder Grandinson and Peter Ihrfelt worked with the firm's German offices to advise Stillfront on its acquisition of all shares in Altigi, and Richard Folke assisted Moment Group with a SEK200m unsecured bond issuance and subsequent listing of the bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm. Folke and Emma Norburg jointly lead the team.

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper¬†leverages its presence across the Nordic countries to handle cross-border mandates for a variety of corporates and private equity firms. Recent highlights include advising Stillffront on its ‚ā¨270m acquisition of Altigi, and practice head¬†Anders Malmstr√∂m¬†and¬†Petter Kj√∂llerstr√∂m¬†assisting Tannerg√•rden and the other minority sellers with the sale of Eitech to Vinci Energies.¬†Mathias Berggren¬†leads the private equity group and has experience in cross-border transactions;¬†Mats Jansson¬†and¬†Peder Grandinsson¬†are other noteworthy practitioners.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is noted for its strength in construction and insurance-related disputes alongside key international arbitration experience, which leverages the firm's global network. Practice head Karl-Oscar Dalin regularly acts for clients in China, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union; he recently worked with restructuring partner Lars Wiking to represent DGC Property Investment Management in the Stockholm District Court in a dispute relating to the payment of a shareholder’s contribution. Gunnar Johansson and senior associate Erik Forsin are also key names to note. Einar Wanhainen joined Calissendorff Swarting Advokatbyrå KB in 2018.

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Employment - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

The team at DLA Piper is 'professional and highly skilled' in employment litigation; it regularly handles cases before the Labour Court and various district and administrative courts. The group has also been active in privacy and data protection work; specialist Johan Sundberg was appointed as external data privacy officer for General Electric. Other clients include Discovery, ITV Studios Nordic and Xervon. 'Great' practice head Mats Borgström is praised for 'giving straightforward advice' and senior associate Dino Kalamujic is well versed in the service, fashion, retail and media sectors.

Leading individuals

Mats Borgström - DLA Piper

Next Generation Partners

Dino Kalamujic - DLA Piper

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Energy - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's team, which has 'excellent market knowledge', is well versed in deal structuring and transactional support, regulatory matters and energy finance work, particularly in the wind power sector. In a recent highlight, the group advised OX2 Group on the Valhalla wind project. Peter Ihrfelt leads the practice, which also includes Björn Sjöberg, special counsel Mats Eriksson and senior associate Johan Forsling.

Leading individuals

Peter Ihrfelt - DLA Piper

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper¬†leverages its strong presence in the Nordics to handle significant cross-border work. The team is led by¬†Emil √Ėdling, who has notable experience in IT, IP and employment law.¬†Johan Sundberg¬†acted for GE as an external data privacy officer for several of its companies in Sweden, and senior associate¬†Anna Jussil Broms¬†assisted Baffin Bay Networks with technology-related and data protection issues, and also drafted various agreements and contracts for the client.¬†Christopher B√ľller¬†and¬†Jessica Lorne¬†are other highly active senior associates.

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Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper handles the full range of insolvency and restructuring matters and is regularly appointed as administrator by the Swedish courts. Praised for being 'very committed and supportive' and 'giving good advice based on experience', the team has notable expertise in cross-border work. 'Excellent' practice head Kent Hägglund and Erik Selander, who is 'a skilled litigator with obvious knowledge of insolvency matters', acted as administrators for Nordic technology store Teknik Magasinet on its reorganisation including assisting with wage guarantee issues and handling negotiations with its landlords, creditors and banks. Jonas Premfors and Lars Wiking are also key practitioners, and senior associate Joakim Hedström has a 'deep and thorough understanding of the field'.

Leading individuals

Kent Hägglund - DLA Piper

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Insurance - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's 'extremely competent and engaged' team is highly regarded in the field and has experience in transactional work, regulatory matters and cross-border disputes. The group is led by Bengt Kärde, who has significant expertise in arbitration and litigation proceedings in the insurance sector; other key names include Arthur Csatho, who handles contracts, M&A work, regulatory issues and disputes; and Alf-Peter Svensson, who specialises in licence applications to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Senior counsels Bodil Stein and Bernt Magnusson are also noteworthy. Einar Wanhainen  joined Calissendorff Swarting Advokatbyrå KB in 2018.

Leading individuals

Bengt Kärde - DLA Piper

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper¬†is recognised for its 'practical view and real advice' and has a strong media focus alongside knowledge of the gaming and gambling sectors and trade mark expertise. Practice head¬†Emil √Ėdling¬†recently assisted¬†ITV studios with its acquisition of Swedish production company Elk Production; other clients include Bonnier Group,¬†Commercial Sports Media and Titan Television.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's clients benefit from the firm's Nordic presence, which strengthens the group's cross-border and cross-practice capabilities. Highlights included Anders Malmström advising Savills Investment Management on its purchase of four retail centres from Ikea. Other names to note are practice head Gustaf Ström and Jan Råssjö.

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Tax - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

The department at DLA Piper is particularly experienced in the real estate, life sciences and capital markets sectors; it regularly advises on a variety of transactional tax matters and is increasingly involved in tax litigation. Erik Björkeson leads the team and has notable expertise in cross-border corporate tax structuring work; he has recently handled a range of global incentive schemes and VAT issues. Senior counsel Fredrik Gustafsson is another key practitioner.

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.‚Ä©
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