Energy in Sweden

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB

The team at Cirio Advokatbyrå AB, which is led by the highly praised Jörgen Möller, handles the full range of high-end energy transactions and developments; it recently advised on divestments, acquisitions and project financing negotiations including power purchase agreements for clients in the onshore wind, district heating and biogas sectors. The group also provides regulatory support on the permitting, procurement and construction phases of projects. Other key contacts include senior associates Maria Hanbo and Philip Tonkin.

Practice head(s):

Jörgen Möller

Testimonials

Cirio has one of the most experienced energy teams on the Swedish market, with practical experience of the legal issues involved in successfully executing energy projects and transactions.

Jörgen Möller is one of the most experienced energy partners in Sweden. He combines good legal knowledge of the key issues with a thorough understanding of the practicalities of executing or acquiring an energy project or asset. He has worked well on short and demanding time frames to deliver successful transactions for clients.

Key clients

JP Morgan Asset Management

ENERCON

Svevind

Greystone Managed Investments

BayWa r.e.

Scandinavian Biogas Group

Infranode

Forsmarks Kraftgrupp

OX2

CapMan Infra Oy

NH Investment & Securities Co.

NH-Amundi Asset Management Co.

Vattenfall AB

Fontavis AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Svevind on the development and sale of the 750MW Önusberget wind farm to Luxcara.
  • Assisted the main shareholders of Sustainable Energy Solutions Sweden with the reverse takeover of IQS Energi Komfort.
  • Advising ENERCON on the development and sale of the 250MW Ersträsk wind farm.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a leading name for onshore wind power projects; practice head Peter Ihrfelt advises Swedish and international developers on the development, construction and divestment of high-value projects across Europe. Energy sector financing is a core strength for Björn Sjöberg, who acts on significant renewable energy investments and handles financing and refinancing transactions. The practice also works closely with the real estate and environment departments to negotiate land acquisitions and other contractual arrangements for the development of power plants and other energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Peter Ihrfelt

Key clients

Fortum

HSH Nordbank

Kalmar Energi

Mälarenergi

Nord LB

OX2 Group

SEB

SoleTech Energy Sweden

Swedbank

Telge Energi

Åsele Vindkraft

Credit Suisse

NTR

Enligt Renewable Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised OX2 on the development and subsequent €300m divestment of the 220MW Åndberg wind farm to Ardian.
  • Advised Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure on its €500m financing of the 475MW Nysäter wind farm project.
  • Advised Irish renewable energy investment company NTR on its €180m acquisition of a portfolio of onshore wind projects.

Foyen Advokatfirma

Foyen Advokatfirma’s leading energy team counts high-profile domestic and international names in the renewable energy (particularly onshore and offshore wind power), natural gas, electricity and biogas industries on its client roster. Key names include group co-heads Pia Pehrson and Andreas Lindström, and Jacob Hamilton, who bring notable in-house expertise to licensing and concession mandates, negotiations with property owners and NGOs, turbine procurements and infrastructure and energy-trading agreements. Senior associate Caterina Carreman assists clients with planning permit application processes. The practice also collaborates with the corporate department to handle financing and M&A transactions in the energy sector; it recently advised on investments into battery production facilities.

Practice head(s):

Pia Pehrson; Andreas Lindström

Testimonials

Pia Pehrson has a great ability to suggest strategic steps and always gives quick feedback.

Key clients

Bergvik Skog

E.ON

Arise

Skånska Energi

Skellefteå Kraft

Swedegas

Uniper

Falbygdens Energi

Ellevio

Fortum

wpd

Statoil

Work highlights

  • Negotiated the supply and service agreements for OX2’s construction of four wind power farms in Finland.
  • Assisted InnoEnergy with its investment in a large-scale battery production facility.
  • Advising Swedegas on the renewal of natural gas permits for a high-value Swedish pipeline.

Mannheimer Swartling

The energy practice at Mannheimer Swartling handles large-scale financing arrangements, M&A transactions and divestments for global green energy and wind power investors, financial institutions and foreign governments. The group regularly acts in contentious mandates including gas-supply agreement claims, gas price arbitration proceedings and energy and production-sharing disputes. Recent regulatory work includes permitting issues, consent processes, energy production work and land acquisition mandates. The team comprises a cross-section of practitioners from the corporate, environment and finance practices including Emma Olnäs Fors, Andreas Zettergren and Therese Strömshed.

Practice head(s):

Emma Olnäs Fors; Andreas Zettergren; Therese Strömshed

Testimonials

Super knowledgeable, pragmatic, efficient.

Per Asbrinkis super knowledgeable and always one step ahead.

Key clients

GE

Green Investment Group

Eolus AB (including subsidiaries)

E.ON AB (including subsidiaries)

Skanska Wind Power Invest

Vattenfall

Preem

Engie S.A. (former Gaz de France)

The Republic of Kazakhstan

Stena Renewable AB

E.ON. Sverige AB

Nordisk Vindkraft

DNB Bank ASA

SEB

Work highlights

  • Advised E.ON on the 80% sale of its Nysäter project in Västernorrland, Sweden, to a fund managed by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners.
  • Advised Green Investment Group and GE Capital Global Energy Investment on the 75% shareholding divestment in North Pole Vindkraft Holding to CGNEE Sweden Holding.
  • Acted for SEB as lender on the financing of the construction of a wind park comprising six wind turbine generators.

Setterwalls

The highly praised team of energy professionals at Setterwalls advises international investors and developers on the full breadth of transactional and regulatory issues. Jonas Frii focuses on high-value acquisitions and divestments of onshore wind farm projects across Sweden. Anders Linnerborg and Tove Andersson are go-to names for regulatory issues including emissions rights (including applications for the European Union Emission Trade Scheme), energy tax relief, permit applications for multidisciplinary power plant projects and regulatory disputes. Martin Sandgren also contributes to the practice

Practice head(s):

Jonas Frii; Anders Linnerborg; Tove Andersson; Martin Sandgren

Testimonials

Setterwalls has in-depth knowledge of the wind energy industry.

The team’s strengths are their flexibility, rapidity and confidence in their work. In my experience, the team has taken every question with great seriousness and engagement no matter how specific or difficult it is.

One of the legal teams that truly understands renewables in Sweden.

A full-service firm with an excellent track record in energy services and permitting.

The team around Jonas Frii has in-depth knowledge of the market and all legal aspects related to wind energy projects in the Nordics. Jonas Frii provides his advice with a very pragmatic approach and is strong in upholding his client’s position in negotiations. He is probably one of the best lawyers available in the Nordics for renewable energy transactions.

Tove Andersson is a very competent and proficient person. She pays great attention when presented with different problems and related questions. The feedback received is admirable as it gives a new perspective of the subject and relevant suggestions for solving the problems she has been presented with. Tove has behaved professionally and with desirable commitment throughout the entire work process. She has always been easy to reach and quick to respond.

Tove Andersson is an outstanding lawyer with expert knowledge in energy and environmental law. She has an excellent ability to quickly understand the issue at hand, break it down to affected legislation and propose action on how the matter should be handled. She has great interpersonal relationships and is an appreciated speaker and panellist who shares her experience in an understandable way for the audience.

Jonas Frii cuts to the chase in a diplomatic way so no time is wasted.

Elin Hjort always keeps the ball moving and mediates intelligently so solutions are found.

Mattias Wiklund is technically very strong and always seems to be one step ahead.

Key clients

Aquila Capital

Marguerite (The 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change & Infrastructure)

Fontavis AG

Ewz (city of Zürich renewable energy investment vehicle)

Arise AB

Stena Renewable AB

Sydvatten AB

Platina Energy Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Stena Renewable on a number of regulatory matters regarding wind farms.
  • Represented Sydvatten in a post-permit process regarding a compensation claim of €130m from Statkraft due to loss of electrical power.
  • Assisted Arise with its acquisition and subsequent sale of the Enviksbergets wind farm.

Advokatfirman Vinge

Key investors in the Swedish renewable energy and wind power sectors instruct Advokatfirman Vinge on high-value project acquisitions, divestments and financing transactions. Christoffer Thalin, Peter Sundgren and Johan Göthberg handle the full range of issues including permit applications, power purchase agreements, licensing mandates and property acquisitions. The team’s strong regulatory expertise benefits clients in the utility distribution sector, with notable work including tariff regulation challenges, and subsidy and pricing mandates. The team also assists clients in the oil and gas sectors.

Testimonials

A well-known energy team with particular focus on renewables. Responsive and solutions oriented.

Christoffer Thalin is an outstanding individual in terms of energy project expertise. Good negotiation skills, well educated, charismatic and solutions oriented.

Key clients

Kraftö AB

Bergvik Skog AB

Fortum Värme

EQT Infrastructure

BlackRock Renewable Finance (Dublin) Limited

AMF Pensionsförsäkringar AB

Ellevio

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Allianz Capital Partners

VKS Vindkraft Sverige AB (part of the German WKN Group)

IKEA Group

KGAL Group

ScanVind / Scanergy

Adven Oy

First State Investments

Work highlights

  • Advising Ellevio on its acquisition of the remaining 40% interest in grid operator Laforsen Produktionsnät.
  • Advised a fund managed by BlackRock on the acquisition of the 37 MW ready-to-build Enviksberget wind farm.
  • Swedish counsel to China General Nuclear European Energy on its acquisition of a 75% stake in the 650MW Markbygden project from GE Capital and Green Investment Group.

Hammarskiöld

Hammarskiöld handles energy-related M&A, investments and divestment transactions, with recent work comprising mandates in the wind power, electricity distribution and battery cell production fields. Jakob Falkman heads up the team and provides regulatory support to clients in the oil and gas, biofuels and energy transmission industries. Lars Ulrichs is the key contact for energy-related commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Falkman

Key clients

Alpiq

Folksam Mutual Insurance

Statoil

Fuchs Petolub SE

Neste

AIG Europe Ltd

BNP Paribas

Morgan Stanley

SEB

Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Lietuvos Energija

PGNiG

Work highlights

  • Handling Alpiq’s investment in the Tormoseröd wind power plant project in the southwest of Sweden.
  • Advised Neste on national support schemes and regulations concerning biofuels.
  • Advised Fuchs Petrolub on the acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants from Couche-Tard Luxembourg.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

Energy producers, suppliers, investors and contractors frequently instruct the Advokatfirman Lindahl KB energy team on the full scope of energy matters. Malmö-based Per-Anders Bengtsson and Helsingborg-based Per Mildner jointly head the team and handle turnkey energy infrastructure projects, cooperation agreements for power station investments, leasing and permit applications for wind farm projects and energy trading regulatory support. The team also routinely appears before the administrative courts in energy disputes; it recently acted in congestion revenues and revenue frame issues under the Swedish Electricity Act.

Practice head(s):

Per-Anders Bengtsson; Per Mildner

Testimonials

‘The firm has a high level of competence and experience in energy regulation. Their legal processes make the team a valuable and desirable advisor.

Has a devotion to the task and high availability, combined with high competence and cheerfulness, creating a good environment for clients.

Key clients

ABB Group

E.ON Group

Perstorp Fjärrvärme AB

Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB

Eolus Vind

Kraftringen Group

Oskarshamn Energi AB

Sundsvall Energi AB

Baltic Cable AB

LOS AS

Ringhals AB

Boilerworks A/S

Ljusdal Energi AB

Hancock Natural Resource Group Inc.

Rabbalshede Kraft AB

Göteborg Energi Gasnät AB

Kraftringen Nät AB

Weum Gas AB

Öresundskraft AB

Work highlights

  • Advising on a number of projects for E.ON including a major recycling project and drafting an accession agreement for Eolus Vind’s wind farm development.
  • Advising Ljusdal Energi on the procurement of a turnkey, bioenergy combined heat and power plant.
  • Advising Project Möckelhult on the construction lease and establishment of a wind farm on a property in eastern Sweden.

Ramberg Advokater

Ramberg Advokater’s energy practice acts for a client list of high-profile names in the utilities, wind power, green energy and biofuels sectors. Led by Maria Hagberg, the team advises on sale and purchase agreements, energy transmission and distribution negotiations, development projects, energy-related M&A, permit applications and procurement strategies. Hagberg and Amanda Starfelt also provide regulatory and legislative advice to public sector bodies. Torbjörn Claeson and Johan Palmgren are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Maria Hagberg

Roschier

Roschier’s head of dispute resolution Johan Sidklev handles a range of international disputes in the energy sector pertaining to tariff adjustments, oil and gas exploration rights issues, and supply and transit agreements for natural gas work; he also recently advised high-profile petroleum companies. Björn Winström leads on M&A transactions in the energy sector, while Johan Häger handles financial restructuring exercises in the wind farm sector.

Practice head(s):

Björn Winström; Johan Sidklev; Johan Häger

Testimonials

The Roschier energy practice has an extremely strong partner collective, both when it comes to understanding our business and providing timely legal advice and solutions to complex matters.

Björn Winström probably has the best knowledge of the infrastructure sector in Sweden and manages his team with excellence. Marcus Hedén and Lisa Granbom Koski both have an extremely well-developed sense for contributing to key commercial decisions. We highly appreciate their no nonsense approach, but also know that we can trust them for advice on highly technical and innovative legal issues.

Key clients

Fortum

First National Petroleum Corporation Texas, USA

Ostchem Holding

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS

Macquarie

BE Bio Energy Group AB

Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget Skandia

Stockholm Exergi

Infranode

iCon Infrastructure

APG Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Representing First National Petroleum Corporation in a dispute against a leading Russian oil and gas supplier owned by Russia’s energy giant Rosneft.
  • Representing Ostchem in a dispute against Odessa Port Plant of Ukraine concerning natural gas deliveries.
  • Acted on Alelion Energy Systems’ SEK135bn rights issuance.

Wistrand

Wistrand’s energy practice is led by Rudolf Laurin, who advises on a range of regulatory issues including emissions-trading rights, access to electricity grids, energy taxes and permit applications. Recent transactional work included hydropower station sales and wind park acquisitions.

Magnusson Advokatbyrå

Heading up Magnusson Advokatbyrå’s energy practice, Jonas Bergquist advises on M&A projects in the energy sector, investments in renewable infrastructure projects including wind farms, and emissions-trading arrangements. Alongside a range of energy investors and developers, the client roster also includes a number of public bodies; Bergquist advises the Swedish Energy Agency on regulatory and corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Bergquist

Key clients

Swedish Energy Agency

Altus Capital Ltd.

Advokatfirman Oebergs AB

Boutique firm Advokatfirman Oebergs AB specialises in transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The firm advises on developments, investments and sales of cross-border projects across the oil and gas, hydropower and wind power industries. Senior partners Björn Öberg and Anna Öeberg are the key contacts.