Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Banking and finance

Established in early 2024, finance boutique RE:FI STHLM, was founded by Johan Lundberg and Svante Hultqvist, both formerly of Advokatfirman Cederquist KB, and leverages the pair’s extensive expertise in financing work to act for a growing roster of clients.

Banking and finance in Sweden

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s leading banking and finance team, led by Thomas Pettersson, handles all types of transactions for a wide range of clients, including domestic and international banks, private equity firms, industrial clients, and venture capital companies. Daniel Karlsson has considerable experience in acquisition, real estate and fund finance work and corporate loans, among other areas, with a multitude of major arrangers and lenders counted among his clients. Zoran Stambolovski in Malmö assists regular corporate clients in connection with a variety of matters, including bilateral loans and facility agreements, and Daniel Khayyami focuses on loan-based financings, including corporate loans, sustainability-linked credit facilities, fund financings, and venture debt finance work.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Pettersson


Other key lawyers:

André Andersson; Daniel Karlsson; Daniel Khayyami; Zoran Stambolovski


Testimonials

‘A very proactive and highly skilled banking and finance team.’

‘Daniel Khayyami is a phenomenal lawyer. He is technically skilled and commercially oriented.’

‘André Andersson is a true star in the Nordics and a person who has seen and done it all. He has great skills, in-depth knowledge and is brilliant to have on side.’

‘Daniel Karlsson is very experienced and easy to work with. Daniel Khayyami is also very technically skilled.’

‘Daniel Khayyami, Daniel Karlsson and Thomas Pettersson are partners with particularly strong legal and personal skills.’

‘The firm has a very strong team with highly talented and helpful individuals.’

‘Mannheimer Swartling is a very reputable and technically-skilled law firm, with high integrity and quality of work.’

Key clients

SAS


Svenska Handelsbanken


Nordea


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken


Swedbank


DNB Bank


Danske Bank


Altor


Summa Equity


Vattenfall


Northvolt


Alfa Laval


Sandvik


Preem


SAAB


Storskogen Group


Beijer Ref


Trelleborg


Work highlights


  • Advising a bank syndicate of Nordic and international banks in a €700m sustainability-linked revolving credit facility with Tele2.
  • Advising Beijer Ref on a SEK14bn bridge facility agreement with Svenska Handelsbanken and Nordea to finance its acquisition of Heritage Distribution.
  • Advising Bluestep Bank on its acquisition of Norwegian specialist mortgage bank Bank2 for NOK1bn.

Roschier

Roschier’s banking and finance practice advises a first-class client roster, including major domestic and international banks, insurance companies, securities dealers, multinationals, and private equity houses, in relation to a wide range of matters, specialising in lender-side work. With wide-ranging experience which includes handling asset, real estate and project finance work, Johan Häger heads up the team. Veronica Stiller focuses on debt finance issues, especially leveraged, fund and asset-backed financings, while Harem Mahir has acquisition and corporate finance expertise and also regularly advises financial clients and insurance companies in relation to regulatory and derivatives matters; Mahir recently led on several matters involving sustainability-linked credit facilities. Niklas Eriksson‘s broad experience includes handling complex multicurrency revolving facility agreements, and Carl Brodén is recommended for structured and project finance work. Senior associate Frida Lantoft stands out for advising on complex international matters.

Practice head(s):

Johan Häger


Other key lawyers:

Anton Eriksson; Frida Lantoft; Harem Mahir; Niklas Eriksson; Veronica Stiller; Carl Brodén


Testimonials

‘An engaged and broad team with some hungry up and coming partners.’

‘Veronica Stiller is a joy to work with on transactions. She is always on top of the details, is solution-oriented and shows a great understanding of what is important to the client.’

‘The best in the game. Niklas Eriksson deserves a special mention, Johan Häger is the most influential figure in the Nordic debt market together. Anton Eriksson and Frida Lantoft are super stars.’ 

‘Frida Lantoft is a rising star in banking and finance law. She has a high understanding of complex financial transactions and always gives proactive and commercial advice.’

‘Niklas Eriksson is a standout partner with excellent skills and great energy. He focuses on the important points and never leaves the client’s side in negotiations. Frida Lantoft is an excellent senior associate.’

‘Harem Mahir and Niklas Eriksson are accessible and good to work with.’

‘Creative and good speaking partners. Solution oriented and adapt to changes.’

‘They have a wide range of expertise i.e. can handle anything from regulatory to special projects and work out projects/restructurings.’

Key clients

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken


Svenska Handelsbanken


Nordea Bank


Swedbank


DNB Bank


SBAB Bank


Danske Bank


Pareto Securities


Accent Equity


ABG Sundal Collier


Carnegie Investment Bank


Arctic Securities


Polaris


Adapta


Brunswick


EQT


Philip Morris International


Stockholm Stad


Crescent Credit Europe LLP


Haldex


Aareal Bank AG


Work highlights


  • Acted as lead legal adviser to Phillip Morris International and its subsidiaries in respect of the bridge facility and subsequent term loan facility arranged by Bank of America Merill Lynch and Citibank for the purpose of the financing of Philip Morris Holland Holdings B.V.’s recommended public cash offer for all shares in Swedish Match AB.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Swedbank in connection with an amendment and restatement of a SEK8.2bn facility agreement for Bankomat AB with Danske Bank A/S, Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Svenska Handelsbanken AB, Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Sverige, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB and Swedbank AB as arrangers.
  • Advised DBT Capital AB as lead counsel in relation to the amendment and restatement of its EU/UK Securitisation Regulation compliant securitisation warehouse facility with (among others) Natwest Markets N.V. as senior noteholder and Arvo Investment Holdings S.à.r.l. as mezzanine noteholder, which allows lending of up to SEK3.1bn to Swedish SMEs over a 24-month revolving period.

Setterwalls

Setterwalls’ full-service banking and finance practice group has a strong grasp of the whole spectrum of banking work, handling matters ranging from bespoke syndicated loan agreements to regulatory issues. The team is well regarded by domestic and international banks for its regulatory expertise and also has notable sustainable financing experience. Stockholm-based practice head Mikael Magnusson advises banks, direct lenders, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers, particularly in relation to leveraged, fund, real estate, and investment grade finance work. With over 20 years’ experience in acquisition, bond and project financings, Jesper Kuschel leads the team in Gothenburg. Carl Lindencrona is also a key contact, regularly instructed by banks, corporate borrowers, real estate investment clients, and private equity houses.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Magnusson; Jesper Kuschel


Other key lawyers:

Carl Lindencrona


Testimonials

‘The team at Setterwalls not only provides top-tier advice but also superb service and project management.’

‘Mikael Magnusson and Carl Lindencrona are the two standout individuals.’

‘Mikael Magnusson is one of the stars of his generation. He provides business-oriented advice and finds pragmatic solutions, but also has an eye to the details in the documentation. Carl Lindencrona also provides business-oriented advice and is technically very skilled.’

Carl Lindencrona offers quick and flawless advice/drafting.’

‘Mikael Magnusson and his team provide excellent assistance, great know-how and great attention to detail.’

‘A great down to earth team that’s easy to work with and always delivers on time.’

‘They give you very high partner attention in all transactions.’

Key clients

Swedish Central Bank


The Seventh Swedish National Premium Pension Fund (AP7)


The Fourth Swedish National Premium Pension Fund (AP4)


Swedish Government


Walleniusrederierna


Arise AB


Swiss Life Asset Managers Nordic AS


Danske Bank


Banco Santander SA


Bulten AB


Swedbank AB


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB


Svenska Handelsbanken AB


Nordea


Helaba


AB SKF


Bokio Group AB


Lansa Fastigheter AB


Advokatfirman Vinge

Advokatfirman Vinge’s leading banking and finance practice, led by Mikael Ståhl in Stockholm and Henrik Ossborn in Malmö and Helsingborg, acts for both lenders and borrowers in relation to a wide variety of domestic and international matters, including acquisition, asset, project and investment fund financings. Ståhl has syndicated loan, asset-backed finance, securitisation, and project finance experience, while Ossborn specialises in asset-backed financing transactions. Louise Brorsson Salomon has advised governmental agencies, multinational corporations, banks, and private Swedish companies, and Albert Wållgren regularly handles derivatives, securitisations and project finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Ståhl; Henrik Ossborn


Other key lawyers:

Albert Wållgren; Louise Brorsson Salomon


Testimonials

‘This is a big practice with large resources.’ 

‘Quality advice and very supportive.’

‘Louise Brorsson Salomon gives quality advice and is very supportive.’ 

‘The team is the most experienced in Sweden within financial services.’

Key clients

Sandvik AB, Sandvik Treasury AB


Ambea AB


Swedbank AB


Investor AB


Tele2 AB


Embracer Group AB


Ikano Bostad AB


Cinven Capital Management


JP Morgan


Goldman Sachs


Barclays


Work highlights


  • Advised long-standing client Ambea AB, the leading care provider in Scandinavia and listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, in connection with a refinancing in an aggregate amount of SEK5bn.
  • Advised Swedbank AB in connection with an approximately SEK1.5bn credit facility agreement for the purpose of financing Fastighets AB Regio’s acquisition of real properties for a total agreed property value of approximately SEK2.4bn.

White & Case Advokat AB

White & Case Advokat AB’s debt finance team in Stockholm handles a broad range of matters for major clients, with particular strength in asset-based and structured finance transactions. The team regularly advises asset owners, corporations, banks, private equity and hedge funds, and debt and equity syndicates, among others. Group co-head Carl Hugo Parment specialises in private equity financings, frequently assisting leading Nordic and international private equity sponsors. Fellow co-head Magnus Wennerhorn acts for banks, credit funds, and fintech companies, focusing on leveraged finance work and financial restructurings, while co-head Oscar Liljeson is a leveraged finance expert who also handles refinancings, private equity fund financings, and investment grade lending matters.

Practice head(s):

Carl Hugo Parment; Magnus Wennerhorn; Oscar Liljeson


Testimonials

‘White & Case consistently demonstrates unwavering commitment to excellence, unparalleled legal expertise, and remarkable responsiveness that always exceeds expectations and delivers exceptional results. They are indeed the epitome of professionalism and dedication in banking.’

‘Oscar Liljeson is really good both from a technical and “toolbox” perspective, and is also highly trustworthy.’

‘Oscar Liljeson, Magnus Wennerhorn and Carl Hugo Parment are outstanding lawyers with strong expertise in various financing transactions.’

‘Magnus Wennerhorn is a true standout in the legal world, especially regarding the banking sector’s intricacies. His personal dedication and unparalleled expertise in banking transactions are second to none. He is not just a lawyer but a strategic partner who consistently delivers outstanding results.’

‘Oscar Liljeson is highly experienced with superb knowledge and skill.’

‘A strong partner team on the financing side and a really great choice for matters involving several jurisdictions as they work really seamlessly with the other offices.’

‘They have high competence and skill and stay close to the market and always have an updated view on where the market is when it comes to terms and conditions in financing.’

‘They have their finger on the pulse when it comes to the market environment and recent trends.’

Key clients

Accent Equity Partners


Adelis Equity Partners


Altor Equity Partners


Ark Kapital


Bygghemma Group


Celero Capital


Cloetta


Danske Bank


DNB Bank


EQT


FSN Capital


Goldman Sachs


Greenfood


H&M Hennes & Mauritz


IK Investment Partners


Impilo


Klarna Bank


Nobia


Nordea Bank


Nordic Capital


Norvester


Oatly


Pareto Securities


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken


SSAB


Summa Equity


Svenska Handelsbanken


Swedbank


Swedish Export Corporation


Trill Impact


Valedo Partners


Pagero Group


Work highlights


  • Advised Tenneco, a portfolio company of Apollo, as the US borrower in connection with the establishment of an asset-based credit facility consisting of aggregate commitments totaling $1.2bn.
  • Advising EQT on the debt finance aspects of its SEK16.4bn (approximately $1.6bn) public cash offer by Karo Intressenter to the shareholders of Karo Pharma to acquire the shares in Karo Pharma not already owned by Karo Intressenter and the continued capital needs of the group.
  • Advised Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Nordea Bank as mandated lead arrangers on a €480m high yield bond and €180m revolving guarantee pension facility arranged for Assemblin.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s banking and finance practice in Stockholm collaborates with the firm’s offices in other jurisdictions to offer considerable cross-border financing expertise, especially in connection with leveraged and fund financing deals. With extensive experience advising international borrowers and lenders in relation to acquisition financings and restructurings, Mats Rooth heads up the practice. Markus Meuller, previously an attorney in New York, has acted for private equity funds, corporations, investment banks, and commercial banks in connection with a variety of international and domestic financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mezzanine facilities, and investment grade financings.

Practice head(s):

Mats Rooth


Other key lawyers:

Markus Meuller; Camilla Franklin


Testimonials

‘A very strong finance team that is comfortable leading on English law matters which makes them very sophisticated.’

‘Mats Rooth is service minded and is always available.’

‘Mats Rooth and Camilla Franklin are excellent.’

Key clients

FSN Capital


Ark Kapital


Nordic Capital


SEB


Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Sverige


P Capital Partners


Trill Impact


Ture Invest


Nest Capital


Husqvarna


Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s banking and finance practice has a strong reputation for handling cross-border lender mandates for domestic and international banks, including leveraged, real estate, and investment grade financings. The team also has experience in high-yield bond financings within the private equity space. Per Henriksson focuses on leveraged financings, project finance work, and investment grade bonds, advising lenders as well as private equity sponsors. Berndt Pettersson joined the practice in early 2024 from Advokatfirman Delphi, and in early 2024, Johan Lundberg and Svante Hultqvist departed to establish their own firm.

Other key lawyers:

Per Henriksson; Berndt Pettersson


Testimonials

‘This is a very diligent team with high knowledge and integrity.

‘Thanks to partner attention, one can rest assured that one will receive the highest quality possible throughout when handling transactions!’

‘Per Henriksson, with a background that ranges from the academic world to being an in-house banking lawyer, covers the whole spectrum and is a delight to work with. He has a deep understanding of both legal matters and how banking business works in practice.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Sverige


DNB Bank ASA, filial Sverige


Swedbank AB


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB


BNP


Svenska Handelsbanken AB


Goldman Sachs International


Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch


European Investment Bank (EIB)


Danske Bank A/S


Nordax Bank AB


Cirio Advokatbyrå AB

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB‘s banking and finance offering, led by Dennis Luttropp Hansson, handles a wide range of matters for domestic and international banks and sponsors. Hansson specialises in acquisition and real property finance work as well as debt restructurings, while Jesper Johansson has experience advising major lenders and borrowers in relation to real estate, project and infrastructure financing mandates. Carl Axel Morvay plays a key role in the team, focusing on cross-border renewable energy and infrastructure financing transactions; he recently led a team advising a borrower in relation to the refinancing of a novel green senior-secured revolving credit facility.

Practice head(s):

Dennis Luttropp Hansson


Other key lawyers:

Carl Axel Morvay; Jesper Johansson


Key clients

Swedbank


DNB Bank


SEB


The Swedish National Debt Office


Deutsche Pfandbriefbank


Sagax


HELABA


Aareal Bank


Humlegården Fastigheter


BEWI


Rabobank


CME Group


Norddeutsche Landesbank


Munters Group


Vitrolife


Downing


Biokraft International (formerly Scandinavian Biogas)


Columbia Threadneedle Investments


Credit Agricole


GP Bullhound


Work highlights


  • Advised the Swedish National Debt Office on all aspects of its SEK250bn industry first guarantee programme.
  • Advised Biokraft International on the refinancing of a green senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • Advise the lead arrangers in connection with the private placement of $100m Social Unsecured Bonds due 2027 and 2032 issued by Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (SBB AB).

DLA Piper Sweden

DLA Piper Sweden’s banking and finance team in Stockholm handles both lender and borrower-side mandates, both domestically and pan-Nordic, with particular expertise in real estate, asset and project financings as well as an increasing market share in leveraged and sustainable finance matters. Practice head Carl Schwieler focuses on leveraged and structured finance work and is also well regarded for his private equity and real estate sector expertise. Björn Sjöberg advises arrangers, lenders and borrowers, while Mikael Kövamees’s practice covers asset-based lending and receivables finance issues, among others. Marianne Ramel is a key contact, specialising in real estate and project financings, and Joséphine Tessmar handles acquisition finance work, syndicated lending issues and bond-related mandates.

Practice head(s):

Carl Schwieler


Other key lawyers:

Björn Sjöberg; Mikael Kövamees; Marianne Ramel; Joséphine Tessmar


Testimonials

‘Service oriented. Quick turnaraound. Provide pragmatic solutions.’

‘Marianne Ramel is a very experienced lawyer.’

‘Mikael Kövamees has a truly service-oriented and pragmatic approach. He makes sure no stone is left unturned, including in the post-closing phase of transactions.’

Key clients

Philip Morris international


Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of SAS


TriplePoint Capital


Einride AB


Mizuho Bank


PIMCO Allianz debt fund


HSBC Group


Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP)


TRATON Sweden /TRATON SE


Svenska Nyttobostäder AB


Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (Nord/LB)


Work highlights


  • Advised Einride AB on its raising of $350m debt financing from Barclays bank.
  • Advising the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of SAS on the legal matters in Sweden, Norway and Denmark in connection with SAS’ Chapter 11 process.
  • Assisted Philip Morris International with its public takeover offer of approx. SEK176.4bn to Swedish Match.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s banking and finance practice in Stockholm benefits from its collaboration with the firm’s global network, advising in relation to the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border matters, including acquisition, asset, real estate and export finance. Philip Heilbrunn, specialising in debt, equity and lease financing transactions as well as regulatory matters, leads the team alongside Tord Svensson, who has notable experience in cross-border real estate financings. Senior associate Mattias Dacker has broad experience, including assisting with financial regulatory and fintech-related matters, and plays a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

Philip Heilbrunn; Tord Svensson


Other key lawyers:

Mattias Dacker


Testimonials

‘This team is always available and has good commercial understanding.’

‘They offer quick and easy access to the firm’s global contact network.’

‘Philip Heilbrunn always delivers beyond expectations.’

Key clients

Invesco Real Estate


Barclays Bank plc


IATA – International Air Transport Association


Nordea Finans Sverige AB


Schroders


Savills


Bayerische Landesbank


AmuletCapital Partners


Veoneer


Work highlights


  • Advising LaSalle Investment Management and alternative finance team in relation to the financing of a property in southern Sweden.
  • Advising AmuletCapital Partners in relation to the financing of the acquisition of NDA Group.
  • Advising Perwyn and Perwyn’s special purpose entity Meralm Bidco in relation to the financing of the acquisition of Miss Group Holdings Limited.

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå’s financial services practice handles the full spectrum of banking and finance mandates, with particular strength in syndicated and bilateral debt financings, direct lending, off-balance sheet financings, securitisations, and MTN and EMTN programmes. The team has considerable regulatory expertise as well as experience in the sustainable finance space. Björn Svensson focuses on corporate, leveraged and asset-based borrowing finance work, leading the group alongside Sofie Viktorsson, who has 15 years’ experience in leveraged and investment grade financing, acting on both the borrower and lender side. Mikael Bolling is well regarded for his experience in complex multijurisdictional mandates. Nils Unckel left the firm in June 2023 to join Advokatfirman Vinge.

Practice head(s):

Björn Svensson; Sofie Viktorsson


Other key lawyers:

Mikael Bolling


Testimonials

‘G&D exemplifies mastery in understanding client’s needs and crafting bespoke solutions for the most complex transactions.’

‘Mikael Bolling stands out as the epitome of business pragmatism. Mikael proactively identifies potential challenges and finds practical solutions, ensuring debt finance transactions are handled with confidence.’

‘Mikael Bolling has excellent business acumen and is always available, day and night, to provide bespoke, pragmatic, and actionable advice.’

‘Where many firms might offer a one-size-fits-all methodology, G&D crafts exquisitely tailored legal advice. Moreover, the high degree of partner and senior involvement ensures that clients feel like valued collaborators in a joint venture towards success. With G&D’s debt finance practice, you’re not just hiring legal representation; you’re securing a dedicated partner committed to crafting solutions as unique as your challenges. Their advice isn’t just sound; it’s pragmatic, relevant, and delivered with the personal touch that only consistent senior attention can provide. Truly, a paragon in the realm of debt finance.’

Key clients

Murgröna Holding/ICA Gruppen


Neqst


Diebold Nixdorf


Genova Property Group AB


Sinch


Scandi Standard


Fasadgruppen Group AB


Nynas


Axcel


Karnov Group


Orrön Energy (former Lundin Energy)


Strömma Turism & Sjöfart AB


Söderberg & Partners


Nordnet


Husqvarna


Altor Fund Manager AB


Goldman Sachs


Work highlights


  • Advised Volati AB on its entry into a SEK2.6bn credit facilities agreement with Nordea and SEB as lenders as well as a SEK300m overdraft facility with Nordea as lender.
  • Advised Fasadgruppen on a new sustainability-linked facility with Nordea, plus an amendment of existing sustainability linked facilities with SEB and SEK.

Hammarskiöld

Hammarskiöld’s banking and finance team has broad expertise acting for credit institutions, banks, investment clients, debt funds, fintech companies, and real estate corporates, among other clients, specialising in direct lending, regulatory, leasing, and asset and project finance matters. Managing partner Mattias Anjou, who has considerable experience assisting both lenders and borrowers in relation to secured and syndicated loans, acquisition financings and bonds, leads the practice; he is also well known for advising credit institutions, investment companies, fund managers, and payment institutions on financial regulations. Direct lending specialist Rasmus Fahlén is especially active in the real estate sector, advising major clients on a range of high-value matters.

Practice head(s):

Mattias Anjou; Rasmus Fahlén


Other key lawyers:

Johan Löfquist; Emelie Herngren


Testimonials

‘Hammarskiöld’s team is experienced, provides precise advice and is reactive. Communication was good.’

‘Rasmus Fahlén is very responsive, solution-oriented and pleasant to work with. He manages projects well and has great negotiation skills.’

‘Rasmus Fahlén is a very good banking lawyer.’

‘The team stands out for its industry sector knowledge and responsiveness to clients’ needs. Rasmus Fahlén and Johan Löfquist are excellent.’

‘The team’s collaboration and responsiveness are exceptional.’

‘They offer quality delivery, quick turn-around times and are pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

J.P. Morgan SE


Goldman Sachs


National Bank of Canada


Citibank


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)


Swedish Export Credit (SEK)


Societe Génerale


European Investment Fund


DEKA Bank


KfW-IPEX


Intertrust


Nordic Trustee & Agency


Scandinavian Credit Fund


Nordic Factoring Fund


Collector Bank AB


Hypoteket Bolån Sverige AB


Fastighets AB Balder


Vacse AB


Fabege AB


Vestum AB


Fastighets AB Stenvalvet


Coeli Fastighetsförvaltning AB


OOF Group AB


The Swedish Pensions Agency


Serena Properties


Asset Buyout Partners


Euroclear Sweden AB


Aros Kapital


Qred AB


Froda AB


Zimpler AB


Nstart


Strivo AB


Mastercard


Lunar Bank A/S


Siemens Financial Services


Work highlights


  • Advised Qred Bank AB in connection with its successful application for a banking license.
  • Advised the listed real estate company Fastighets AB Balder in connection with a SEK2bn Senior Secured facility with Danske Bank.
  • Advised the Swedish state-owned policy driven lender Swedish Export Credit (SEK) in connection with a senior secured facility provided to the listed global oat product company Oatly along several other financings including bonds and private debt facilities.

Hannes Snellman (Sweden)

With historical strength in acting for borrower side clients, Hannes Snellman (Sweden)’s banking and finance team now primarily represents borrowers, including Swedish, Nordic and European banks as well as debt funds and private equity houses. The team has a long-standing presence in the real estate finance sector and more recently has ventured into the sustainable finance space. Managing partner Fredrik Olsson leads the team, with real estate finance, corporate lending, and asset finance expertise. Carolina Wahlby focuses on bank lending issues, acquisition financings, and the financing of public offers, while Maria Orrgard is experienced in leveraged finance work, corporate lending, and securitisations.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Olsson


Other key lawyers:

Carolina Wahlby; Maria Orrgard


Testimonials

‘The team is always engaged and is an excellent example of hard work and timely feedback. Quality wise, their work is always, or close to, 100%.’

‘Carolina Wahlby is highly knowledgeable, constructive and professional in her communications with clients and counterparties. She is available and takes responsibility for transactions.’

‘Maria Orrgard is professional, engaged, and service minded. Her competence is both broad and deep.’

‘A highly engaged team with good delivery capacity.’

Key clients

P Capital Partners (previously Proventus)


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken


Svenska Handelsbanken


Cordet


Capman


KLAR Partners


Systematic Growth


Equip Capital Partners


Dustin


Eltel


Work highlights


  • Advised P Capital Partners as lender in relation to the financing of Nordic Leisure Travel Group AB.
  • Acted as lead counsel to KLAR Partners on the acquisition of the Norwegian entity Konstel and its subsidiaries, and the simultaneous merger with its existing portfolio entities Sandbäckens (Sweden) and QMG (Finland).
  • Advised Equip Capital on the acquisition and acquisition financing of certain entities of the Lakers Group.

Advokatfirman Schjødt

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s integrated Nordic finance department handles a wide range of transactions for domestic and international clients, including banks, mezzanine lenders, credit funds, private equity sponsors, and real estate companies. The team specialises in real estate, investment grade, and cross-border leveraged acquisition financings and has recently seen an increase in venture capital and fund financing mandates. Peter Svanqvist, who has considerable experience in cross-border leveraged finance, real estate finance, fund financing and investment grade lending matters, leads the practice alongside leveraged finance and debt restructuring expert Eric Halvarsson.

Practice head(s):

Peter Svanqvist; Eric Halvarsson


Key clients

DNB Bank


Akobo Minerals AB


Ares Management Limited


Danske Bank A/S, Danmark; Sverige Filial


Pandox Aktiebolag


Ture Invest AB


P Capital Partners


Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG


Thoma Bravo


Sixth Street Specialty Lending Europe II Advisors, Ltd


AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB


Nordea Bank Abp


Standout Capital II AB


Stirling Square Capital Partners


Omegapoint Group AB


Artificial Solutions International AB


Trafigura Pte Ltd


Work highlights


  • Acted as lead counsel to the senior lenders in connection with the amendment and restatement of Odevo Group’s facilities agreement where additional facilities were provided.
  • Advised the committee of senior lenders on the local law aspects in connection with the restructuring of Hilding Anders.
  • Advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG in connection with its development financing of Sturegallerian Aktiebolag for the Development of Sturegallerian.

TM & Partners

TM & Partners’ banking and finance practice handles a broad spectrum of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, advising banks and other financial institutions, funds, and major borrowers, among other clients. Cecilia Rudels focuses on lender-side mandates, particularly those in the real estate and infrastructure sectors, as well as handling fund financings, corporate lending, and leveraged finance work. She leads the team alongside Tobhias Brandell, who handles a wide range of issues for Swedish and international businesses, private equity funds, and banks. Financial regulations and fintech expert Eva Sundling is a further key contact.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Rudels; Tobhias Brandell


Other key lawyers:

Eva Sundling; Mikaela Nordh


Testimonials

‘The team has a professional and commercial approach.’

‘Cecilia Rudels is very hands on and always on top of things. When it comes to real estate financings she is highly trustworthy.’

‘Tobhias Brandell is very knowledgeable and is ready to get his hands dirty when it is needed.’

‘Cecilia Rudels is an outstanding partner leading a hardworking and skilled team, including amongst others Mikaela Nordh. Cecilia is a highly efficient and pragmatic lawyer, while also being a great negotiator.’

‘Both Tobhias Brandell and Mikaela Nordh have a commercially-oriented mindset and are one step ahead with actions. They also both have high social competence.’

‘The team is incredibly service minded, especially Cecilia Rudels.’

‘In addition to the strong competence of the firm, the team possess an ability to keep the relationship professional yet personal, to be constantly available and to always have answers and solutions at hand. There is also an understanding of the deal and business, making collaboration easy and trust very strong.’

‘They are easygoing and responsive. High quality work is delivered, and their responsiveness is very good.’

Key clients

Banco Santander S.A.


Blackrock


Česká spořitelna


Danske Bank


Hermes Investment Management Limited


NatWest


NREP AB


Nykredit


Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB


SBAB Bank AB


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)


Skanska AB


Svenska Handelsbanken AB


Swedbank AB


Vectura AB


Work highlights


  • Advised Skanska in connection with its €500m sustainability linked Revolving Credit Facility.
  • Acted as Swedish local counsel to an international bank syndicate including BlackRock, represented by GLAS SAS as agent and security agent, on the acquisition by Signadens Europe of Nordentic Group Holding, including its subsidiaries.
  • Advised a syndicate of banks led by Česká spořitelna on financing the acquisition of Musala Soft and its subsidiaries by KKCG Group and its portfolio company ARICOMA Group International.

CMS Wistrand

CMS Wistrand’s banking and finance practice, with a presence in both Stockholm and Gothenburg, has a particularly strong reputation for its shipping, export and real estate finance expertise as well as its financial regulations experience. Stockholm-based Håkan Lindgren leads the practice alongside Kristofer Selvin in Gothenburg. Monica Petersson advises banks and blue-chip corporates on all aspects of debt financing, including syndicated loans and derivatives work, while Ulf Forsman focuses on secured lending as well as export, acquisition, and receivables financings.

Practice head(s):

Håkan Lindgren; Kristofer Selvin


Other key lawyers:

Monica Petersson; Ulf Forsman


Testimonials

‘The individuals at Wistrand are undeniably of the highest professional calibre, a fact epitomised by Håkan Lindgren. His extensive experience is unparalleled.’

‘Ulf Forsman is an outstanding lawyer within banking and finance.’

‘Håkan Lindgren is able to solve complicated problems in a very intelligent way.’

‘Håkan Lindgren is a great negotiator, super knowledgeable, and an overall nice guy.’

‘A professional team that is highly responsive and quickly cuts through to the key points.’

‘Wistrand’s banking and finance practice is a beacon of excellence in both Stockholm and Gothenburg, uniquely combining deep-rooted legal expertise with innovative modern solutions. Their seasoned team offers tailor-made, globally-informed solutions.’

‘The banking and finance team is well placed in the market, very responsive and provides on the spot advice.’

‘An excellent team with very good coordination between the finance/banking team and the real estate team.’

Key clients

Niam


AB Svensk Exportkredit


Citibank


ISDA


Euroclear Sweden AB


Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG


Akademiska Hus AB


Danske Bank


PNC Bank, National Association


Credit Agricole Bank


SBB (Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden AB)


EQT


Mycronic AB


Maderna Fonder AB


Möller & Partners


Savills Investment Management (Nordics)


Svenska Bostadsfonden


Work highlights


  • Advised Niam Nordic VII AB in connection with an acquisition financing in relation to multi-let office property located in the Gothenburg area.
  • Advised Neobo Fastigheter AB on a substantial number of secured term loans and secured revolving credits, which were part of a complete spin-off from the listed company Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB.
  • Advised Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden AB on a substantial number of secured term loans and secured revolving credits.

Harvest Advokatbyrå

Boutique firm Harvest Advokatbyrå’s banking and finance practice has a strong reputation for handling financial regulatory issues, including compliance work, internal audits, application procedures, AML/CTF issues and technology outsourcings. The team advises start-ups, investment banks, fund managers, credit providers, and crypto-asset service providers, among others. Björn Wendleby, specialising in financial legislation, sustainability regulation, and AML work, chairs the team alongside Gustav Sälgström, who has securitisation, fund operation and AML regulation expertise. The team was strengthened by the arrival of both Niklas Sinander and Liselotte Calander in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Gustav Sälgström; Björn Wendleby


Other key lawyers:

Niklas Sinander; Liselotte Calander


Testimonials

‘The team stands out due to its exceptional expertise and dedication. They differentiate themselves from competitors through their in-depth knowledge of the industry and innovative problem-solving. Their ability to see reality from a client’s perspective is valuable.’

‘Björn Wendelby and Gustav Sälgström are very skilled and experienced in the area of financial regulation. They deliver good and relevant answers to questions in a fast manner.’

‘Niklas Sinander is very forthcoming and always prepared to discuss matters and provide arguments “on the bounce”.’

‘The availability of senior/founding partners such as Björn Wendelby is remarkable. It is a perfect medium size/boutique style firm with a broad reach in different subject matters.’

‘Björn Wendelby and the team run one of Sweden’s leading commercial firms, with particular expertise in financial services regulatory matters. They are insightful and practical.’

‘They have specialists in various fields, including ESG and general compliance issues in the financial sector.’

‘The number one law firm within fund-related matters with unique contacts and a unique approach.’

Key clients

AddEqt AB


Carnegie Fonder AB


Freetrade Europa AB


Global X Digital Assets Issuer Limited


Handelsbanken AB


HSB Finansstöd AB


Kameo ApS


Klarna Bank AB


Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB


Swedbank AB


TF Bank AB


Work highlights


  • Providing legal and regulatory advice to Bankgirocentralen BGC AB on a continuous basis.
  • Assisting Liberis Finance with all its legal matters related to the Swedish jurisdiction, including in relation to AML/CTF matters, drafting agreements, ownership suitability assessments, setting up the Swedish branch, etc.
  • Advising Brocc Holding and its subsidiaries, Brocc Finance, a credit institution, and Brocc AB, a payment institution, on legal and regulatory matters.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB handles domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions, including leveraged, acquisition, real estate, and venture debt financings for banks, funds and private equity sponsors, as well as listed and unlisted real estate and industrial companies. With extensive experience advising financial institutions and corporates, Malmö-based Sten Gejrot leads the team alongside Fredrik Gillgren in Stockholm, who has leveraged and real estate financing expertise.

Practice head(s):

Sten Gejrot; Fredrik Gillgren


Testimonials

‘This team understands the legal challenges in commercial and real estate transactions.’ 

‘Sten Gejrot is a very transparent and committed legal adviser, with real estate sector expertise.’

‘They have a broad and creative team with diverse experience.’

‘The team has open discussions, a willingness to try and evaluate incoming ideas and alternatives while also giving firm direction. They are very knowledgeable and are easy to work with and are able to laugh when needed.’

Key clients

Arctic Securities


Beijer Alma AB


Byggmax Group AB


Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce


CapMan Buyout XI Fund


Collector Bank AB


Host Property AB


K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter AB


LSTH Svenska Handelsfastigheter AB


Nykredit Bank A/S


Nykredit Realkredit A/S


Palette Life Sciences AB


Pareto Securities


Patriam Invest AB


Polaris Private Equity V K/S


Pricer Aktiebolag


Resurs Bank AB


Swedish Logistics Property AB


Urb-it AB


Volito AB


Ystad kommun (municipality of Ystad)


Work highlights


  • Advised Polaris Private Equity on the debt financing of its acquisition of a majority stake in Micropower Group.
  • Advised Pricer Aktiebolag on a combined bond and RCF financing.
  • Advised Resurs Bank on its replacement of provider (a Swedish financial institution) for cash management and ancillary services to Resurs Bank within the European Economic Area.

Linklaters

Linklaters’ banking and finance team in Stockholm, led by managing associate Arthur Klintred, handles a broad range of matters, including leveraged and real estate financings as well as corporate lending and regulatory mandates. The team counts major banks and leading private equity houses among its clients, and Klintred has notable experience advising in relation to international asset-backed financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Klintred


Testimonials

‘Arthur Klintred is innovative, highly engaged in transactions and has a good understanding of the legal issues related to financing.’

‘A hard working, junior team.’

‘Service minded, always accessible, respond quickly.’

Key clients

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB


Swedbank AB


Danske Bank A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial


Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Sverige


Svenska Handelsbanken AB


DNB Bank ASA


Brookfield Global Infrastructure Advisor


Work highlights


  • Advised the lenders of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (SOBI) on their public offer for 100% of the shares in CTI BioPharma Corp.

Magnusson Sweden

Magnusson Sweden’s banking and finance regulatory practice advises a wide range of clients, including banks, investment houses, fund companies, payment services institutions, and insurance brokers, particularly in relation to regulatory matters. Practice head Robert Karlsson, also licensed to practice in New York, previously served as deputy executive director of the Swedish FSA’s consumer protection department. Insurance and financial services specialist Caroline Landerfors also plays a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

Robert Karlsson


Other key lawyers:

Caroline Landerfors


Testimonials

‘Magnusson’s banking and finance team has deep and comprehensive knowledge of the complex laws and regulations on the financial market and offers advice in a broad range of fields, including in insurance distribution and investment services.’

‘Robert Karlsson has extensive experience from both the market and the Swedish financial regulator.’

‘Robert Karlsson and Caroline Landerfors provide unparalleled assistance in the regulatory field and the quality of their advisory service is excellent.’

‘Robert Karlsson stands out for his ability to navigate the complex regulatory landscape and provide clear and valuable advice regarding the views and expectations of the regulator. Robert’s extensive knowledge and his background at the financial regulator gives him a unique position to provide strategic and balanced guidance.’

‘Caroline Landerfors has vast experience of the insurance industry and offers insightful perspectives on regulatory issues. Caroline has deep knowledge of insurance and insurance distribution regulations and invaluable practical experience.’

‘The team stands out for its ability to understand not only businesses and the complex rules that surround businesses, but also the views, priorities, and expectations of the Swedish financial regulator.’

‘The team has a unique ability to look beyond the letter of the law and to apply the complex rules and regulations to the challenges of particular businesses in a comprehensive way.’

Work highlights


  • Providing regulatory and strategic advice to the financial services group Lysa Group AB, which contains several regulated entities, in a range of issues, including applications to the Swedish FSA.
  • Provided legal and regulatory support to the internal audit function at AMF Tjänstepension AB and AMF Fonder AB, as part of a major project carried out by the internal audit function.
  • Advised Fondo Solutions with a successful authorisation application to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority to become authorised as a life insurance distributor in accordance with the local implementation of the insurance distribution directive.

Wigge & Partners

Wigge & Partners’ banking and finance team handles a wide range of domestic and international matters, including structured, project, acquisition, export and real estate finance work as well as syndicated loans and leasing arrangements. The team has recently acted on several refinancings and regularly advises banks, credit funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, and securities companies. Lisa Antman’s broad practice covers acquisition and property finance issues and securitisations.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Antman