Advokatfirman Cederquist KB is recognised as a leading firm for employment and benefits contentious and advisory matters. The team provides a full-service offering and is frequently involved in high-profile reorganisations and M&A work in the Swedish market, acting for a roster of financial institutions, industrial companies and employer organisations such as the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. The team is led by Robert Stromberg, who has significant experience in pension and incentive matters. Jens Tillqvist is well versed in redundancy matters, while Fredrik Lundén handles share-related incentive plans. Senior associates Jonas Lindskog, Malin Dunér, Klara Wirén and Niclas Johansson provide comprehensive support.
Employment in Sweden
Other key lawyers:
Jens Tillqvist; Fredrik Lundén; Jonas Lindskog; Klara Wirén; Malin Dunér; Niclas Johansson
‘They work well together as a team, they are all very skilful.’
‘Robert Stromberg has many years of experience which is clearly shown in his advice and how he handles the process in court.’
‘Collaboration, service, trust.’
‘Very good collaboration, they create trust, are always available and are very competent.’
Peab Sverige AB
Björn Borg AB
Bauer Media AB
Addici AB and Coor Service Management AB
The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Mister Spex GmbH and Nordic Eyewear AB
O.B. Wiik AB
MatHem i Sverige AB
Mannheimer Swartling has an excellent employment and pensions practice, which spans broad areas of law including litigation, compliance work and investigations. The majority of the firm’s clients are Swedish and international companies or corporations, which the team advises on dismissals, collective redundancies, restructurings, protection of trade secrets issues and trade union consultations. The practice also has expertise in the drafting and implementation of employee handbooks with a focus on reviewing pension policies. Henric Diefke heads up the department and is experienced in handling contentious and non-contentious matters, while Anders Nordström is a highly rated employment litigator. Tobias Normann is a talented senior associate.
Other key lawyers:
Anders Nordström; Tobias Normann
‘Excellent team, all very knowledgeable, smooth collaboration.’
‘MSA has a great and knowledgeable employment team and they are in the top basket in Sweden for me and my clients. They are practical, swift, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. They stand out as a team and as individuals, especially Anders Nordström and Henric Diefke.’
‘Partner Anders Nordström has strong practical experience and is swift in his correspondence. Henric Diefke has strong practical experience and is very pleasant to work with.’
‘They have a very broad and highly experienced employment law team. The approach is pragmatic, providing swift assistance and aimed at finding a viable solution for the client.’
‘Anders Nordström always has a positive and professional approach.’
‘I am very pleased with the assistance that Anders Nordström has provided on various projects. Anders Nordström is a very available, engaged and capable partner and is a great go-to guy in all employment related matters.’
‘A cut above the rest. This is quite clearly Sweden’s leading employment and pensions practice. Swift, commercial, intelligent advice. Always the safest pair of hands and a pleasure to work with. Stellar service and, remarkably, at very competitive rates.’
‘Henric Diefke – the Zlatan Ibrahimović of Sweden’s employment law world. Top of his game. Immediately grasps what is both legally intelligent and commercially sensible. Responsive, down to earth and bright. As Head of the Employment & Pensions Practice Group, Henric leads a world class team of high performing specialists, all of whom are a pleasure to work with.’
Church of Sweden
AB Electrolux, Electrolux Professional AB
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Västra Götaland County
Epic Games Sweden AB
P27 Nordic Payments Platform
- Assisted the Church of Sweden with an extensive global compliance due diligence process including employment issues.
- Assisted Västra Götaland County in a discrimination case which has been labelled as the largest discrimination case of all time by the Swedish Equality Ombudsman.
- Assisted Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS) with emergency issues related to impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Advokatfirman Vinge is a full-service employment firm with a diverse portfolio of work encompassing terminations, collective bargaining agreements, workforce reorganisations, trade secrets issues, disputes and transaction-related matters. The firm is well placed to advise on cross-border mandates with branches in Malmö, Helsingborg and Gothenburg. The practice recently joined forces with the corporate crime team to provide unique employment law expertise from a criminal investigation perspective. Fredrik Dahl co-heads the team with Yohanna Öhrnegård and Ingela Malmorg. Åsa Gotthardsson regularly advises on HR and personnel-related issues.
Fredrik Dahl; Ingela Malmborg; Yohanna Öhrnegård
Other key lawyers:
‘Yohanna Öhrnegård has solid knowledge of all kinds of employment law related questions, very responsive and is easy to work with.’
‘I had one contact all the way and she is Åsa Gotthardsson who responded very fast every time we had some issues. She was also very understanding and helpful when our HR Manager and President for Europe was joining our calls.’
‘The employment practice at Vinge is knowledgeable, professional and always readily available whenever we need support. Even in situations where we need quick feedback or support after hours we have received the legal advice in a timely manner. Their network of law firms internationally is a great addition as we work globally and are from time to time in need of employment practice in other countries.’
‘Availability and commitment. Focus on equality with many female partners.’
‘Yohanna Öhrnegård is exceptional in providing solution based commercial advice whilst navigating complex areas of law.’
‘We got tremendous professional advice. Advokatfirman Vinge showed great expertise and thoroughly investigated all matters in our conflict. I found their advice to be specific and adequate. They made it also possible for me as a layman to understand all aspects of our conflict.’
‘Yohanna Öhrnegård showed, during the entire process, a conviction in our case, making it possible to endure the stress of the conflict.’
EQT Partners AB
Bluestep Bank AB
King (Midasplayer AB)
- Assisted Swedish video game studio Sharkmob with the setting up of its first studio in London, UK.
- Assisted G-Loot, an e-sport platform that enables players to earn money while playing the games they already play, with defining and formalising its relationships and related agreements with social media influencers.
- Assisted major global timber, pulp and paper manufacturer SCA as it initiated a process to reorganise its operations in Sundsvall, whereby a new organisation was implemented and a paper production site was closed.
Led by Sten Bauer, Baker McKenzie‘s employment and compensation department is highly active in global corporate transactions, acting for international corporate companies. In addition to M&A support and due diligence matters, the practice also advises on downsizings, investigations and arbitration proceedings. Margarita Kozlov provides support at the associate level, including in regards to employee data regulation; clients include global technology and social media companies. Johan Zetterström left for Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB.
Other key lawyers:
‘Clear defined restructuring process with a clear understanding of roles. Realistic time frame and hands-on approach, good negotiation skills with union.’
‘Open and honest communication being a team through out the whole process and challenging each other to find the best solution. Respectful.’
Jones Lang LaSalle
Dun & Bradstreet
Raoul Wallenberg Academy
- Advised Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, on its $818m acquisition of the data and analytics company Bisnode, from Ratos and Bonnier.
- Advised Embracer Group AB on a range employment matters, including due diligence and drafting new contracts.
- Handled an extremely delicate and sensitive employment matter for the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.
Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB, member of Ius Laboris
Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB, member of Ius Laboris is a boutique employment firm specialising in all aspects of employment and labour law including litigation and arbitration proceedings. The team provides day-to-day advice on terminations of employments, disciplinary measures, negotiations with trade unions, and drafting and implementing policies. Jenny Hellberg heads up the practice with expertise in the implementation of HR law and unfair dismissal claims, while Petter Wenehult has experience in advising on restrictive covenants work and negotiations with trade unions. Sofia Lysén is also a highly rated practitioner.
Jenny Hellberg; Petter Wenehult
Other key lawyers:
‘Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB is a specialist employment law firm who are able to distil Swedish employment law nuances into simple, easy to follow guidance.’
‘Jenny Hellberg is an exceptional employment lawyer, able to couple detailed legal advice with a balanced, business conscious approach. She is incredibly knowledgeable and her responsiveness and demeanour make her a pleasure to work with.’
‘I liked Elmzell and especially Jenny Hellberg most for being very responsive to our needs and helping us in a very pedagogic and professional way. None of us at our company were that informed in labour law but after some years of working with Jenny we learned so much! I really liked that!’
‘Responsive, pedagogic and always with a smile on her face. Even though the subject for our contact was not fun, it was always a good time having contact with Jenny.’
‘A boutique employment practice, always a pleasure to instruct. Down to earth and straightforward, Jenny and her team always provide high quality, commercial, no-nonsense advice.’
‘Jenny Hellberg is outstanding in quickly grasping the issue at hand. Bright, intuitive and commercial, Jenny excels in meeting the client need and with a smile to boot!’
‘The team is slowly growing and provides excellent HR and labour law advice. They keep to deadlines and are always on point.’
‘Jenny Hellberg is the centre point of the firm, very professional and experienced. Petter Wenehult his risen high and above, they are a great partner team.’
MSD – Merck, Sharp & Dohme
- Represented Consid in court in a dismissal case in addition to day-to-day issues.
- Advised C.A.G Group on several reorganisations as well as a transfer of business following an acquisition.
- Advised Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD) on a large reorganisation of a Nordic division.
Morris Law‘s team, led by Martin Vildhede, has a diverse employment law practice based in Gothenburg, incorporating reorganisations, terminations, labour union negotiations and trade secrets advice. Recently, the team witnessed an increasing set of instructions pertaining to vaccination mandates, and the group is active in advising on the implementation of whistleblowing procedures. Dan Bullarbo assists with the breadth of employment disputes, while Roger Wier and Carl-Fredrik Hedenström provide support on the cross-section of HR matters, the latter for a large number of China and US-based clients.
‘Responsive, knowledgeable and well prepared.’
‘Martin Vildhede and Dan Bullarbo are exceptional when it comes to labour law. Would never go anywhere else.’
‘Professional approach and excellent customer experience.’
‘Martin Vildhede is prompt in response, professional advice and thoughtful proposals that turn out to be successful solutions as always.’
‘Competent and service-minded.’
‘Martin Vildhede is a brilliant lawyer, he has great knowledge and is supportive in all legal matters. He has a way of understanding the root cause of a tricky situation and he coaches you to find the best solution. He is always following up and has fully grasped the value of customer care.’
Dongjin Sweden AB
Sennheiser Nordic A/S
Victoria’s Secret (Amarla)
FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)
China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT)
Luxoft Sweden AB and Luxoft Inc (USA)
- Advised Sennheiser on complex TUPE issues and assisted with several redundancy matters and settlement agreements with redundant employees, including stay-on bonuses and similar.
- Advised Teleperformance on the preparation of employment agreements for senior management and other employment documentation.
- Successfully advised CEVT on a complex mass redundancy matter involving several hundred terminations of employees/consultants and the further transformation of CEVT into the car mobility space.
Roschier handles the full spectrum of employment matters with advisory experience in investigations, senior remuneration issues, global executive agreements and terminations. Jenny Welander Wadström heads up the employment practice with expertise in pensions law, restructurings and M&A mandates. Associates Therese Almgren and Elin Osbeck are key members of the team with increasing transactional experience, and senior associate Peder Boström is also highly regarded.
Jenny Welander Wadström
Other key lawyers:
Therese Almgren; Elin Osbeck; Peder Boström
‘High capacity individuals. They of course work hard but what I appreciate the most is that they will give you real time answers and recommendations.’
‘Roschier’s team is highly qualified and gives quality advice which considers both legal aspects and business needs. They take time to understand the issue at hand and what we need to achieve from a business point of view to give the best possible legal advice.’
‘Jenny Welander Wadström is a trusted partner of ours that we can always rely on. Gives advice with quick turnaround when requested. A true star!’
Assa Abloy AB
Brunswick Real Estate
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Advised Fortum on the sale of its 50% ownership in Stockholm Exergi Holding AB to a consortium of investors consisting of APG, PGGM, Alecta, Keva and AXA.
- Represented APCOA in an appeal in the administrative court of Sweden against a decision from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
- Advised Avida on the negotiations and appointment of a new CEO.
Setterwalls regularly advises on the full gamut of issues within employment law including restructurings, M&A, TUPE, redundancies and the employment elements of corporate transactions. The team has a roster of prolific clients across the technology, IT, gaming and software sectors. The firm is regularly engaged in disputes and transactional work with unique expertise in sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying within the workplace claims. Group co-head Åsa Erlandsson has experience in misconduct investigations, while fellow co-head Henrik Kjellander is an expert in terminations, restructurings and investigations.
Other key lawyers:
Jenny Söberg; Emmelie Tedfelt
‘Very high level of knowledge, experience and service orientation. Always pragmatic and solution orientated. A great support and adviser in complicated matters.’
‘Setterwalls have supported our company in a major restructuring of our organisation. The support given has been excellent in terms of speed, accuracy and business understanding. As well as offering different levels of expertise depending on the question at hand.’
‘Åsa Erlandsson sets herself apart with the energy and insight that she brings. I am fully confident that I will get a rapid and complete response that reflects our corporate strategy as she has taken the time to understand our business risk tolerance.’
‘Setterwalls is a medium-sized office and can offer a wide range of services through lawyers, all of whom are highly qualified within their respective field of expertise. This means that clients can typically cover most of their needs in respect of legal services and thus build a more close relationship with the company.’
‘Jenny Söberg is highly qualified within the field of Swedish employment and labour law. She is thorough with the work she delivers and solves the tasks cost efficiently and on time. In addition she is likeable and pleasant to collaborate with and excellent in the handling of clients.’
‘I have been using the Setterwalls employment law practice a lot recently. As I see it, they should be the definition of what being a consultant is all about. The team headed by Åsa Erlandsson is extremely competent, business oriented and always puts the client first. They have truly unique skills in understanding their clients situation and in adapting their service accordingly. Always available and meet expectations even with very tight deadlines as I have had several times.’
‘Setterwalls have an excellent, experienced and very highly skilled team regarding employment law. For us the people and expertise within the company is their greatest strength. Setterwalls and Åsa Erlandsson supported us in several labour law issues and in a complex reorganisation process. The result from all the different cases exceeded our expectations.’
‘Åsa Erlandsson is very service-minded, knowledgeable, constructive, broad knowledge of various aspects of employment law, great with clients.’
The Central Bank of Sweden
The Swedish Food Federation (Livsmedelsföretagen)
Ford Motor Company
Thunderful Group AB
- Represented Ford Motor Company Inc. in the sale of all shares in the Swedish subsidiary Ford Motor Company AB to Hedin Group AB.
- Represented the Swedish Food Federation and one of its member companies in litigation before the Labour Court relating to the interpretation of a collective bargaining agreement and its conformity with GDPR.
The employment team at Bird & Bird is instructed by a range of clients across a broad range of sectors such as the life sciences and technology industries. The international reach of the firm allows it to carry out cross-border matters. The department advises on policies, in-house documentation, terminations, redundancies and disputes. Katarina Åhlberg heads up the team and is an expert in executive contracts, compensation issues and pensions matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘They have excellent labour law knowledge and expertise. Always available and give us support and help quickly, thoroughly and concisely with professional guidance.’
‘They give us shorter answers which is something we appreciate very much.’
‘Fast in replying and keeping track of changes and follow up processes, good service providers.’
‘I had the pleasure to work with Lucas Magnusson who is a seasoned lawyer with the ability to take a 360 degree approach to organisational change and the legal aspects of that coupled with an outstanding ability to get things done in a collaborative way. We also had the support of one of the partners, Katarina Åhlberg, who contributed her very long and deep experience as well as an innovative and pragmatic approach.’
‘Breadth of expertise across a variety of employment issues is impressive.’
‘Excellent responsiveness and ability to provide pragmatic advice.’
- Advised Swedish game studio 10 Chambers in connection with the acquisition of a major stake of 10 Chambers by Tencent.
- Provided Qlik with legal advice and assistance in relation to, inter alia, pay obligations and work performance issues.
- Advised BT in the Nordics in relation to a global restructuring project.
Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB has a comprehensive employment law offering with contentious and non-contentious expertise. The team acts in a wide range of employment and trade union disputes while also handling reorganisation procedures and issues linked to data privacy. Practice head Björn Rustare has extensive experience in relation to collective bargaining agreements, working environment issues and trade union disputes. Johan Zetterström joined from Baker McKenzie in 2021.
Other key lawyers:
‘Björn Rustare is our top pick for employment advice. Always nice to deal with and quick to respond.’
‘Quick and helpful answers.’
‘Björn Rustare always has quick answers and an attitude to find the quickest and easiest solution.’
‘Björn Rustare, partner at DLA, is exceptionally good. Personality, competence and a unique business understanding makes him the perfect partner when managing difficult situations and dealing with employment matters. A pleasure to work with.’
‘The employment law team is very knowledgeable and can always guide us in the right direction. I highly appreciate that they take the time to always understand our business in order to give advice that is relevant to our specific needs and not a general answer. They flag risks in time so we are aware of what we need to do and keep in mind. This way we minimize the risk of missing information or making costly mistakes that can affect our business.’
‘Björn Rustare gets along with everyone, can be direct without creating any conflict and is always calm regardless of how stressful or challenging any situation we encounter.’
Björn Rustare is very responsive and always dedicated to delivering high-quality answers. He is solid, diligent and can quickly grasp what the core issue is and what would be suitable advice for the specific situation. This is one of the reasons for him always being extremely efficient.’
The North Alliance
ITV Studios Nordic
Turner Broadcasting System Europe
Eversheds Sutherland's employment practice is best known for it’s expertise in reorganisations, compensation issues and pensions related matters. The team has advised multinational companies on substantial data privacy issues while also being involved in contentious work. Per Westman is experienced in giving strategic advice on pension issues and co-heads the team with Torbjörn Lindmark.
Per Westman; Torbjörn Lindmark
‘Our contact is exceptional as he does really think with the client hat on and not only gives 100 options on how to solve but thinks of risk to provide a solution. Always available, a good listener and great to co-operate with.’
‘Eversheds is a professional practice and we have always been very satisfied with their advice.’
‘Torbjörn Lindmark, our contact person at Eversheds. His advice, help with negotiations and suggested agreements have been very successful for our company. Efficiency and professionalism are the correct description of Torbjörn!’
AB Svensk Filmindustri/SF Studios
The Absolut Company
3M Svenska AB
NTG/Ebrex Sweden AB
INX International UK Ltd.
Forssander Sonander Advokat
Forssander Sonander Advokat is spearheaded by notable practitioner Charlotte Forssander who started the boutique firm in 2021. The practice is able to advise on the full spectrum of employment law issues with a particular focus on trade secret infringements and other loyalty breaches.
‘Very professional, customer focused, responsive and flexible team.’
‘Genuine care for client. Pragmatic, proactive and hands-on.’
‘Unique know-how regarding employment laws in Sweden. Very fast and professional response to any questions or concerns.’
‘Charlotte Forssander is a very calm person with a long history and indisputable record on employment laws. That was a key factor when choosing the firm to work with. Charlotte really looks out for the best solution for her clients and can, in a professional way, explain the various outcomes in the processes. It is easy to follow here advice in different cases.’
‘Exclusive partner attention with clear and distinctive eminence in the employment law field. Extremely well tailored employment law advice to our specific needs. Output highly relevant and useful. Not just another paper but indeed helpful, practical and clear guidance.’
‘Charlotte Forssander is “the best of the best”. She has deep experience, is always available and to the point. Provides excellent service and useful pieces of advice to often highly complex matters.’
ACO Nordic AB
We Are More AB
Medins Havs- och Vattenkonsult AB
Bunker One Sweden AB
Stiftelsen Ljungskile Folkhögskola
- Represented a senior pension insurance advisor, in litigation against his former employer, who alleged that he had breached non-solicitation undertakings in his employment agreement upon joining a new employer.
- Advised Geosyntec with regards to its establishment of a company in Sweden.
Advokatfirman Lindahl KB fields a versatile employment team co-headed by Cecilia Kindgren-Bengtsson and Anders Leijon. The practice handles all aspects of employment work from incentives and employee-related data protection issues to work place ethics and pension law matters. The team is also adept at advising on hirings, employee policies and schemes, reorganisations, downsizings and redundancies. Magnus Löfving is experienced in TUPE-related matters, while managing partner Mats Tindberg has extensive experience in restructurings. Ottilia Boström is also a noteworthy name.
Other key lawyers:
Magnus Löfving; Ottilia Boström; Mats Tindberg
‘Always helpful, knowledgeable and professional.’
‘Trustworthy, honest, reliable attorneys and filled with empathy.’
‘The two attorneys I worked with saw the problems from our perspective, adding their knowledge, specific skills and experience to our conversations in order to achieve the best possible outcome.’
‘Very hands on advice. Know what they are talking about. Firm advice in a vague area of law.’
‘Ottilia Broström is outstanding.’
Dovista Sverige AB
Safida Montage Sp. Z o. o. Poland filial c/o NCC
Global Mobility Moving AB
Egetis Theapeutics AB
Tida Byggpartner AB
Nercia Utbildning AB
- Assisted Jonas Software with the acquisition of Easit AB with employment issues relating to strategic consultations, trade union negotiations and employment agreements.
- Represented NCC in district court proceedings where NCC was the defendant.
- Represented the trade union Kyrkans Akademikerförbund in court proceedings where Kyrkans Akademikerförbund was the defendant regarding summary dismissal of one of it’s employees.
MAQS Advokatbyrå has a comprehensive employment law offering with key coverage of the country thanks to the firm’s offices in Malmö and Gothenburg. The team covers both advisory and contentious matters, advising on M&A, employment contracts, employment terminations, collective consultations and pensions plans. Lars Lövgren advises on a wide range of issues such as restructurings, while Maria Moberg has wide knowledge regarding temporary agency personnel and expatriates. Mats Nilsson works primarily in dispute resolution.
Lars Lövgren; Maria Moberg
Other key lawyers:
Mats Nilsson; Marie-Anne Lindhardt
‘Very good personal contact that you always can reach, even if they have holidays. Very good knowledge.’
‘The ability to cover both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. Equally good in contentious as non-contentious. A truly full service support to HR.’
‘I work primarily with Lars Lövgren. He has represented us on a range of employment law matters and always impressed. In particular he is a very strong litigator who covers everything and never misses a point. Also very good in managing client’s expectations and provides clear guidance. Equally good in transaction support and stand alone employment advice such as representing us in court. In my view the best employment lawyer in Sweden.’
‘Quick in responding and always professional.’
‘Great commitment and work is always done with expertise and security. Maria Moberg and Mats Nilsson’s availability and understanding of our company is valuable.’
Cyan Racing AB
Under the leadership of Jenny Jilmstad, Advokatfirman Schjødt‘s employment and pension group counts a range of international and Swedish listed and private companies on its client roster alongside trade unions and employer organisations. The group is active in the employment aspects of M&A, restructurings, internal investigations and whistleblowing mandates.
DEAS Asset Management
- Assisted Intrum with a major transformation process involving outsourcing projects and TUPE considerations.
- Assisted TietoEVRY with business transfer issues and also employment GDPR issues.
- Advised Designit on a large reorganisation and on a connected redundancy and also a dispute with a former employee.
Törngren Magnell & Partners Advokatfirma KB is a well-established firm with expertise in a variety of employment areas including internal investigations, trade secrets work, non-compete matters and union negotiations. The team regularly works on cross-border projects including M&A transactions and transfers of undertaking. Anna Jerndorf leads the team with experience in collective and individual redundancies and pension matters, while Lisa Ericsson represents clients in employment-related litigation.
Other key lawyers:
‘Anna Jerndorf makes sure she understands every aspect of our business and advises accordingly.’
‘Excellent, focused and pragmatic employment law advice. We engaged TM & Partners to support and advise on a number of issues including redundancies & exits and our company’s move to remote working. Excellent and expert service received.’
‘The team in the Stockholm office that I have worked with has been highly professional, adherent to customer needs, provided timely response and are really easy going when building our relationship.’
‘I have worked with Anna Jerndorf who is extremely knowledgeable in the area of Swedish labour law and works council relationships. She guided us through a massive redundancy project and associated sensitive negotiations. The assignment included both legal guidance and practical work with setting up the negotiations with the right people. Through the whole process she was extremely available, I could always call and fine tune our strategy. I particularly valued Anna’s generosity with her knowledge and experience. In addition to being professional, we had a lot of fun working together. This kind of relationship really does make a difference and definitely puts TM ahead of competition.’
‘The practice has the ability to think outside the box, is close to the business and therefore it is not a traditional practice. At the same time you can always trust that the firm are investigating and working through all details 100 percent. The result is always reliable and the work extremely well performed.’
‘Highly professional yet personal team. Very good at seeing the customers full potential in each case and leading the way forward at an early stage in the process. Responsive and service minded. Diverse team, which is appreciated.’
‘The person we worked with is incredibly responsive and bases all solutions on experience but also on our specific needs. Always available and responds quickly. Incredibly knowledgeable and with a personality that prompts calm.’
‘I find the employment practice team collaborates with each other so if I need urgent assistance there is always someone available.’
Otsuka Pharma Europe
Pelican Self Storage
Posti Messaging Scandinavia
Team Olivia Group
The World Bank
- Advised Endúr ASA on the employment law aspects of its SEK400m acquisition of Marcon Gruppen i Sverige AB.
- Advised Stena Line Scandinavia AB/ Stena Line GmbH & Co. KG on a major cross-border project.
- Advised Footway AB on all employment aspects of the integration with the e-platform Sportamore.
Wistrand offers a comprehensive employment law service and regularly advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions and high-profile trade secret cases. The firm has noteworthy experience in transfer of undertakings and collective bargaining agreements. Jakob Bernander has expertise within the construction sector and co-heads the department with Jörgen Larsson, who is active in dispute resolution. Maria Kosteska Fägerquist handles terminations and HR-related issues.
‘Super dedicated, available and on time. Strong reactivity and commitment.’
‘The long term relation has created good expertise to support our company in many different legal areas.’
‘Strong focus on problem solving and finding ways forward. Strong willing to assist with CSR initiatives and also pro bono which is highly appreciated.’
‘I have had most of my contact with Jakob Bernander at Wistrand but I have also had contact with some of his colleagues regarding other issues than labour law. My experience is that at Wistrand Advokatbyrå, you always get a rapid response when you have an issue you need legal help on. I always feel secure with the help I receive and everyone is very competent.’
‘Jakob Wistrand is a specialist in Swedish labour law. I always feel secure when I contact Jakob on various issues in Swedish labour law. He is exceptional in explaining and helping in complex issues and after every contact with Jakob I feel I have received greater knowledge and understanding on how to interpret whatever issue I need help with. I also know that if I can’t reach him right away, he will get back to me shortly. When I need his help to review any type of material, he does this rapidly and thoroughly.’
‘They are brilliant in their subjects. Always delivering the answers with perfection.’
‘Wistrand is a highly reputable law firm and offers us as a company good collaboration and good value for money. The people we worked with are very competent and we always get advice based on both legal and business grounds.’
Swedish Construction Federation (Sveriges Byggindustrier)
Advokatfirman Delphi fields a strong employment practice headed up by Magnus Berterud, which undertakes transactional work including M&A and outsourcing deals. The firm provides advice to both international and domestic companies on restructurings and redundancies, trade union negotiations and the drafting of agreements.
‘The people are invested in you as a client. I work with Delphi regarding HR-matters and my contact knows my firm completely, he know when I need support, when I can do the work myself and when to step in. Always super professional.’
‘Has been involved in the company’s HR issues in the long term. Magnus Berterud provides input and follows up on an ongoing basis. Magnus is our legal adviser but he develops and supports me in my role and has become a mentor in law related to HR.’
EY Law has built a good reputation in employment law and is backed by a global network of practices. The labour and employment team supports clients in workforce risk management issues, strategic planning work and restructuring matters. Paula Hogéus leads the group.
Hammarskiöld fields an experienced employment team which is known for assisting blue-chip clients with advice in relation to complex matters. The team often covers issues relevant to transfer of undertakings, the establishment of SE companies, the implementation of whistleblowing systems and policies, as well as major reorganisations. Erik Löfwall heads up the practice, specialising in pension law and trade union negotiations.
‘Pragmatic, agile, fast. Understands the balance of risk and diligence. Good diversified team and access to subject matter experts.’
‘Listens in on the demand, always in my corner, fast, agile.’
‘First of all, the skill of out of the box thinking, wise combination of following the law and finding the great solution for our company. Advice always given in understandable terms and language, always supported by knowledge of legislation and relevant examples/experiences from the real practice. Ability to treat each case/request as unique, not as something that is easy to categorize and solve based entirely on the existing standards/experience, but deep understanding of our situation and purpose/aim to be achieved. Great pleasure and adds value to the company to work together with Erik Löfwall.’
Pearson Group PLC
Byggnadstekniska Byrån Sverige
HDI Global Speciality
Citibank Europe PLC
- Assisting ARC Group on a broad range of employment related matters in connection with eight M&A transactions.
- Assisting Citibank Europe’s Swedish branch with a variety of employment law related matters.
- Assisting the Oriflame Cosmetics, a major producer and brand within cosmetics, with various different employment law related matters.
Hannes Snellman‘s employment practice encompasses both day-to-day HR support and transactional issues. The team frequently assists clients with terminations of employment, employment policies, incentive schemes and health and safety issues. Jenny Lundberg heads up the team with expertise in restructurings, union negotiations and management contracts. while Josephine Lindgren lends support on general labour matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘Wide competence, thorough analysis, smart solutions and innovative advice. Solutions that are easily implemented. Very pragmatic when needed.’
‘Jenny Lundberg leads our client team and she is absolutely great, competent, credible as well as clear and distinct. She doesn’t spend unnecessary time on complex legal terminology which is very appreciated.’
‘Very good customer service. Extremely responsive. Good advice.’
‘Professional! Always quick in replying to emails, phone calls, questions etc. High lever of service!’
‘The individuals I work with are super responsive, give great advice and are flexible. We are a small company, and this is something that they understand and take into consideration when giving advice.’
‘Calm and straightforward approach. Clear and pragmatic advice. Very responsive.’
‘Jenny Lundberg and Josephine Lindgren were very responsive and commercial, giving clear and pragmatic advice.’
Proventus Capital Partners IV AB
AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA
KLAR Partners Limited
Vitec Software Group AB
Sitowise Holding AB
Magnesium Capital LLP
Charles River Laboratories International
- Assisted KLAR Partners with its acquisition of Sandbäcken.
- Assisted Altia Plc with the merger of Altia Plc and Arcus ASA, forming Anora Group.
- Assisted Intera Partners with its acquisition of Technology for Infrastructure Projects Sweden AB.
Hellström Law's group is led by Johan Karlman, who has experience in representing employers, trade unions and individual employees. The team offers assistance with employment disputes, collective bargaining agreements, union consultations and discrimination in the workplace claims. Anna Fernqvist Svensson specialises in data privacy and data protection law, while Erika Juvander Heveus is experienced in dispute resolution.
Other key lawyers:
Erika Heveus; Anna Fernqvist Svensson
‘Johan Karlman stands out as a solid, reliable partner with strong integrity providing robust legal advice and guidance on employment matters. In particular, we valued his exceptional listening skills and ability to capture the absolute core of the issue at hand and calmly deliver precise and clear advice, leaving no uncertainties behind. It is exactly what we want and look for.’
‘They are result oriented and have a great commitment, are serious and efficient. They have great knowledge in many different areas. That is why Hellström is our first choice.’
Luxottica Nordic AB
L & T Technology Services Sverige filial
Amtico International AB
Grifols Nordic AB