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The 'competent, professional and helpful' team at Advokatfirman Delphi acts for suppliers and customers as well as clients in the public sector, and has extensive experience in IT outsourcing and contracting. The highly experienced Agne Lindberg acted for Ikano on its IT outsourcing and also advised it on the related contract drafting and negotiations. Agnes Hammarstrand has an 'exceptional approach to legal problems and is very skilled at finding solutions'; she assisted STS Student Travel School with GDPR matters and privacy and marketing law issues. Henrik Bengtsson and Jens Kinnander are also key practitioners in the group, which is led by Peter Nordbeck.

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB's 'strengths include excellent legal knowledge, outstanding execution capabilities and senior competence'; the team regularly assists a client portfolio, which includes banks, industrial companies, public authorities and private equity firms. The group is highly specialised in IT procurement matters, digitalisation issues and data protection work; Johan Kahn, who is singled out as 'one of the leading IT lawyers in Sweden', advised Getswish on its sourcing of new suppliers for its IT operations and application development. Daniel Lundqvist is praised for his 'pragmatic way of solving problems and being innovative'; Lundqvist and senior associate Fredrik Gustafsson advised Stockholm Exergi on its partnership with Telia Company including Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalisation matters, and also assisted it with the procurement of gateways. Martin Brinnen joined from the Swedish Data Inspection Board and is praised as 'the best-qualified data protection lawyer available in the Swedish market'.

The team at Mannheimer Swartling has a 'broad spectrum of competences'; it regularly handles outsourcing mandates, which often have a cross-border element, and procurement issues. Martin Pekkari advised Ocado on its cooperation agreement with ICA, relating to an investment by the latter in a fully automated e-commerce solution, which will include Ocado’s online grocery services technology and e-commerce platform. Anders Bergsten is praised for his 'dedication, hard work, and ability to always keep focused on creating high value solutions for the client'; he assisted Loomis with its GDPR compliance project. Erica Wiking Häger is an expert in data protection and privacy matters, and Niklas Sjöblom combines IP and IT expertise.

Recognised for its 'deep knowledge', Setterwalls is well versed in digital transformation and data protection work and regularly acts for clients in the fintech and healthtech sectors. The teams in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are led by Jörgen Axelsson (who is noted for 'his quick understanding and clear advice'), Fredrik Roos and Marc Tullgren respectively. Highlights included advising China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) on a preparatory global investigation relating to the concept for Geely's new brand Lynk & Co, Axelsson handling the Swedish aspects of Harvey Nash's global GDPR project, and Johan Hallén assisting an e-commerce app with its establishment and go-to-market phase including procurement, financing, GDPR and licensing issues.

Advokatfirman Vinge fields an 'experienced and highly skilled team with a strong focus on delivering value'; it specialises in assisting purchasers with IT and technology investments, handling IT and telecom procurements, and assisting with data privacy and e-commerce issues. 'Problem solver' Eva Fredrikson, Carl Johan af Petersens and Henrik Borna jointly lead the department. Recent highlights include advising Tele2 on its merger with Com Hem; Canal Digital, Daimler and Ellevio are also clients. Specialist Nicklas Thorgerzon 'stands out for his ability to solve complex data protection issues'.

Recognised for its technology focus,¬†Bird & Bird¬†has a strong international offering in IT and telecoms-related matters, including¬†AI, big data, cyber, IT security, mobile payment and data protection work. Practice head¬†Hans Svensson¬†advised¬†game developer Avalanche Studios on its ‚ā¨117m sale to¬†entertainment company Nordisk Film, and senior consultant¬†Hampus Vallien¬†regularly assists Teracom. Other clients include Rebtel, Arm Holdings and Lexmark. Mattias Lindberg¬†joined the firm in May 2019 from¬†Aff√§rsadvokaterna i Sverige AB.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB's team is experienced in IT and technology development and procurement issues, data protection work, outsourcings and telecoms mandates. The group counts public and private sector companies as clients and is jointly led by Malin Allard and Johanna Linder; the latter recently assisted Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll with issues relating to digitalisation and big data, and also advised Björn Borg on its GDPR compliance project. Maja Wettergren is experienced in IT and technology-related M&A and outsourcings, and senior associate Henrik Lindstrand is also noted.

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB advises on a variety of matters including contracting, outsourcing, M&A, licensing, litigation, data protection, e-commerce and regulatory mandates. Erik Bergenstråhle is highly experienced in IT and telecoms work, particularly agreement drafting. Other team members include David Frydlinger, Anders Christner and Caroline Olstedt Carlström.

Roschier has 'significant market knowledge and in-depth experience' across TMT, outsourcing, data protection and digitalisation matters; it advised Bonnier and Telia on a wide range of data protection issues and GDPR work. Practice head Björn Johansson Heigis advised Permira on its $250m minority investment in Klarna, and is singled out with Erik Ficks for being 'very knowledgeable in other fields of law, which makes them excellent partners in a wide variety of issues'. Lars Johansson has notable expertise in AI.

Boutique firm Synch Advokat AB focuses on the technology sector and is instructed by clients ranging from start-ups to international companies. Andreas Börjesson is well versed in M&A, corporate and commercial matters; he regularly assists Starbreeze with contractual issues and also advised Flexenclosure on a loan facility provided by the European Investment Bank. Specialist Jim Runsten also advised Flexenclosure on a global frame agreement with a data centre company. Johan Tydén is highly experienced in the telecoms field, and Peter Eriksson and Anders Hellström are also noted.

Clients praise Affärsadvokaterna i Sverige AB for its 'excellent drive to get things done'; it is regularly involved in IT projects, procurements and the drafting and negotiation of contracts. The 'highly skilled' team recently assisted Bilprovningen with a variety of IT projects including drafting the terms of service for its apps and web-based programs. Mattias Lindberg joined Bird & Bird in May 2019.

The group at Baker McKenzie is regularly involved in cross-border transactions and advises clients on regulatory compliance issues and broadcasting and data privacy-related matters. Peder Oxhammar assisted Terranet with its collaboration deals with several mobile phone manufacturers and network and technology companies. Tobias Edenman is well versed in representing companies from the IT and broadcasting industries, and senior associate Jennie Nilsson is also noted.

Boutique firm COM ADVOKATBYRÅ specialises in the commercial and regulatory aspects of the IT, telecoms and entertainment sectors; key contact Jesper Lindfors recently advised Forex on its negotiations with IT service supplier Axians relating to its new contracts. The practice also assisted FASAB 6F with its GDPR compliance and other regulatory requirements. Helene Hillerström Miksche and Helena Ehinger are other key practitioners.

Danowsky & Partners has substantial experience in IT-related matters and also has a strong focus on the media industry. The team recently advised Expressen on several e-commerce initiatives and related IT and advertising issues, personal data regulations and constitutional media work. Other clients include Bonnier News, Dagens Nyheter and Accenture. Practice head Daniel Wåtz, Esa Kymäläinen and senior associate Mattias Meinhardt are the key names to note.

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

The technology team at Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå works closely with the firm's M&A and dispute resolution practices, and group head Mats Hugoson regularly assists with software licensing issues, and telecom and outsourcing agreements. Clients include Svea Ekonomi, Aller Media and Teracom Boxer Group. Senior associate Erik Sandgren is another key contact.

The team at Hamilton Advokatbyrå combines TMT and IP expertise; clients praise the 'broad practice and very high competency levels'. Highlights included advising the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on its adoption of GDPR; other clients include A3 and Chinsay. Practice head Thomas Nygren has a 'very good understanding of the business situation which, combined with his legal expertise, makes his advice feasible from a business perspective'.

Hannes Snellman has a growing technology practice, which is instructed by governmental public procurement entities and companies with an IT focus. Practice head Elisabeth Hoffnell Vestin combines IP knowledge with a wide range of IT experience; she is assisting Fortum Group with its digitalisation process. Other highlights included advising Green Cargo on its IT transformation program including the outsourcing of its IT services, applications and infrastructure to Advania. Counsel Caroline Sundberg joined the team from Advokatfirman Delphi in 2018.

Boutique firm Time Advokatbyrå KB handles the full range of issues in the telecoms, IT, media and entertainment sectors including cloud and sourcing work, data privacy and dispute resolution. Alexander Berger is a specialist in the field, and Niclas Carlsson left for an in-house position at Northmill.

Wistrand fields'a diligent team', which is active across the IT, technology and telecoms sectors and is jointly led by Magnus Forssman and Erik Ullberg in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Forssman is recognised for his 'great knowledge, flexible approach and ability to find pragmatic solutions'; he recently worked with Lars Hasp to advise a supplier of IT infrastructure on an outsourcing and procurement contract. Martin Wedén is also noted.

Boutique firm Advokatfirman EdmarLaw AB acts for IT companies and technology businesses, which it advises on a broad variety of matters. The highly experienced Malin Edmar handles the drafting and negotiation of various agreements in the IT field.

EY Law's team provides combined tax, IT, cybersecurity, financial and legal advice and regularly leverages the firm's Nordic network. David Ericson is a specialist in the privacy field; he assisted Actic Sverige with the implementation of its GDPR programme. The group also reviewed and drafted data processing agreements for Barilla and also advised it on various data protection matters.

Foyen Advokatfirma regularly acts for clients in the real estate, energy and construction sectors on issues regarding general IT law and GDPR assistance. Tomas Rudenstam recently advised Walerud Ventures and Almi Invest on their SEK7.5m investment in IoT business Ekkono Solutions. Peter Dyer, Andreas Lindström, and Oscar Wackling lead the groups in Stockholm, Malmö, and Gothenburg respectively, and senior associate Sara Malmgren is a key contact for GDPR projects.

Hammarskiöld & Co AB's broad practice advises clients from various industries including the life sciences, healthcare, telecoms and IT sectors. Key practitioners include Claes Langenius, who is experienced in compliance mandates; and Thomas Lindqvist, who handles transactional work, IP issues and employment matters.

Specialist firm IT-Lawyers in Sweden handles the full gamut of business transactions relating to IT work including licensing agreements, outsourcings and the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Key practitioner Mats Hansson is highly experienced in the field.

The team at Advokatfirman Lindahl KB has experience advising on IT agreements, privacy, data security, and IT M&A transactions. Gabriel Svedberg assisted Philips with an agreement with Stockholm County Council to supply and install patient-related systems in multiple hospitals. Other team members include Gunnar Mattsson and Mats Tindberg. Peter Lilja, Erik Bergenstråhle, David Frydlinger and Caroline Olstedt Carlström joined newly established firm Cirio Advokatbyrå AB.

Ramberg Advokater advises on a range of matters including the procurement of supply systems, software licensing and transferral matters, and software development contracts. Anders Ericsson is the key contact.

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