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Mannheimer Swartling has 'excellent knowledge of real estate law and is very business and commercially oriented'. The department fields a large team of dedicated lawyers who advise clients on transactional matters and real estate projects. Recent highlights include the 'outstandingly skilled' Hillevi Börjesson assisting NCC with an agreement to jointly develop a property in Gothenburg with Platzer through a jointly owned company, and Magnus Josefsson, who has 'extensive experience', advising D Carnegie & Co on its acquisition of a property portfolio from Akelius. Jesper Prytz leads the practice, which also includes Klas Wennström and Tomas Johansson.

Advokatfirman Vinge¬†is 'in the top group of firms in the field' and has a team of specialists with particular expertise in¬†real estate M&A and financings. In a recent mandate,¬†Niclas Winnberg¬†advised Akelius on the ‚ā¨251m sale of its residential real estate portfolio to D Carnegie & Co; other clients for the team include Skanska¬†Fastigheter and Platzer.¬†Anders Forkman,¬†Robert Deli¬†and¬†Assur Badur¬†jointly lead the group; Badur recently handled several transactions involving office buildings and¬†is 'pragmatic with a deep knowledge of the full spectrum of real estate issues'.

The practice at Wistrand has 'broad knowledge across various aspects of the property sector' and handles real estate matters, tax-related mandates, financings and environmental issues. Gothenburg-based Per Dalemo acted for Strawberry Properties on its sale of five hotel properties in Sweden and Norway to Midstar, and Fredrik Råsberg, who has 'excellent insight', assisted Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget with multiple transactions. Jan Alexandersson, Nils Sköld and Tommy Grönberg are other noteworthy practitioners.

Advokatfirman Delphi's practice is experienced in transactional matters and regularly works with the firm's construction and environment departments. Stockholm group head Nina Persson is praised for her 'great commercial sense and high degree of understanding of the value drivers in the real estate market'; she recently assisted Folksam with its divestment of a mixed-use property in central Stockholm. Anders Hulegårdh leads the Gothenburg-based team.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton¬†counts real estate funds, private equity firms and institutions as clients, and is particularly experienced handling building rights matters relating to residential properties. The well-versed¬†Fredrik Ahlqvist¬†leads the practice and has significant expertise in real estate M&A; he recently acted for Regio on its acquisition of a portfolio of nine retail properties in √Ėrebro. Newly promoted partner¬†Markus Munk¬†has notable construction expertise.¬†Johan Gustavsson¬†joined¬†Falkenborn Advokatbyr√•¬†in 2018.

Linklaters' practice is particularly active for property funds and Nordic institutions, and combines notable corporate experience with a deep knowledge of real estate law. Team head Magnus Lidman is experienced in financings and transactions; he recently worked with managing associate Anna Eriksson to advise SPP Fastigheter on its acquisition of a retail portfolio from NREP including the related tax issues, due diligence, sales and purchase agreements and insurance aspects.

Roschier¬†is praised for its 'outstanding commercial focus and ability to constantly put the client's interests first'. The team covers the full range of real estate matters; practice head¬†Marcus Hed√©n¬†advised AMF Pensionsf√∂rs√§kring on its ‚ā¨177m divestment of Sweco's head office in Stockholm to Areim. Hed√©n and senior associate¬†Lisa Hybbinette¬†are singled out by clients for being able to 'understand difficult problems¬†fast¬†and quickly find working solutions'.

Setterwalls handles the full range of real estate matters encompassing transactions, commercial lease issues, real estate financings, tax mandates and disputes. The group, which was strengthened by the arrival of Patric Olofsson from MAQS Advokatbyrå in 2019, was recently involved in several complex projects for national and international clients. Team leader Anders Heintze specialises in development projects; Lennart Iwar, Jessica Schönning and senior associate Anders Frick are also key practitioners. Niklas Svantesson left for an in-house position at Tobin Properties.

Boutique firm AG Advokat  has 'great knowledge across all areas of real estate'; the team specialises in construction and real estate matters and fields 'a good mix of well established partners and a hungry younger generation'. Johan Lindberg leads the real estate transaction group and advised Jernhusen on its sale of a large property in the Stockholm area to Magnolia Bostad. Rickard Zamuhl heads up the commercial lettings practice and Johan Gadd is another key name to note.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB fields a team of 'dedicated and skilled lawyers', who focus on project management and documentation issues in corporate real estate. Practice head Erika Åslund is praised for being 'client focused and having a high level of skill'; she recently assisted Grosvenor with the sale of a retail property in Helsingborg to Invesco. In another highlight, the 'competent and business-minded' Louise Bjärgård advised investor Midstar Hotel on its investments in Sweden.

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

Eversheds Sutherland is active in commercial real estate investments and management issues. The group recently advised Podium Fastigheter on its acquisition of elements of Lidingöhem's real estate portfolio; other clients for the practice include Scandinavian Property Group and Randviken Fastigheter. Tord Svensson leads the team.

Advokatfirman Glimstedt¬†has a notable track record in high-value¬†transactions;¬†Erik Borgblad¬†assisted Catena with its ‚ā¨110m acquisition¬†of five logistics centres in the Stockholm area from Kilenkrysset, and¬†Jan Litborn¬†advised Fabege on its sale of a commercial property in Arenastaden to Union Investments' open property fund, Unilmmo: Europa.

The team at Hamilton Advokatbyrå fields lawyers who are singled out as 'problem solvers' and handle issues from planning and development matters to the management and sale of properties, with particular experience in the retail and residential sectors. Charles Andersson 'comes up with smart solutions'; he recently acted for Kildare Partners on its sale of a property to Kilenkrysset through a share transfer. In another highlight, practice head Nicklas Hansen assisted the BEWi Group with a sale and leaseback transaction involving six industrial properties in Sweden and Denmark. Maria Boudrie left for an in-house role at SSM Living.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB has a broad practice spanning real estate issues, financings and insolvency matters. Practice head Johan Tollgerdt  regularly handles private and public real estate M&A, and advised Brinova Fastigheter on several property acquisitions. In another highlight, Per Bäcklund acted for Karlastaden Holding, a joint venture between Serneke and NREP, on issues relating to the construction of a new city district in Gothenburg. Staffan Brandt is also noted. Mikael Stabo and Johan Hessius departed to Cirio in 2019.

The team at real estate boutique Real Advokatbyrå Aktiebolag 'always delivers quality services' and specialises in real estate transactions and commercial rental law. Recent highlights include Daniel Jönsson advising Barings on its acquisition of the Fleminggatan 7 property in central Stockholm from Mengus, and Patrik Lilieblad and Mikael Laag acting for NREP on the sale of its retail property Näsbypark Centrum to European Property Investors Special Opportunities 4 (EPISO 4).

Wigge & Partners¬†assists Swedish and international property companies and funds with all stages of real estate transactions. Recent mandates include¬†Patrick Forslund¬†advising Stena on its ‚ā¨164m sale of four office buildings in central Gothenburg to Folksam, and¬†Daniel Unger¬†acting for¬†Eurocommercial Properties on the sale of its retail park outside Gothenburg, 421, to Balder.¬†Stefan de Hevesy¬†divides his time between real estate transactions and financing work.

Recent work for Baker McKenzie include real estate transactions and investments, development matters and retail and commercial leases, often with a cross-border element. Practice head Tobias Edenman advised the Radisson Hotel Group on multiple transactions including franchise and lease matters and development projects; Anders Fast has notable M&A, private equity and commercial expertise; and associate Kristina Dunbring is active in the field.

The department at Foyen Advokatfirma works closely with the firm's construction and environment practices on real estate transactions, developments and property management issues. Team head Henrik Ståhlberg was instructed by the Church of Sweden to assist Prästlönetillgångar (the Church's associated legal entity for the management of its land and capital) with the sale of 13 properties in Hagalund to Humlegården.

MAQS Advokatbyrå's client roster includes investment funds, property owners and corporations, which the group advises on real estate transactions. The highly experienced Jessica Svantesson recently advised Wenaasgruppen on its acquisition of a property at Stockholm Arlanda Airport from Swedavia. Malmö-based Magnus Bengtsson is also noted, and Patric Olofsson left for Setterwalls in 2019.

Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell strengthened its practice in 2018 with the arrival of Safa Mahmoudi from Hannes Snellman. The 'good, straightforward team' handles all aspects of real estate law including construction advice and real estate financings; it recently advised Citycon on its joint development with Klövern of the Stockholm-based shopping centre Globen Shopping. Jens Haneklint is also noted.

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