Real estate in Sweden

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling is one of the most dominant firms in the real estate sector, advising on some of the largest M&A, leasing and financing transactions in the market. The firm has an enviable list of clients, which incudes leading real estate companies, property developers and funds, as well as public institutions including municipalities and county councils. Jesper Prytz and Klas Wennström lead the Gothenberg and Stockholm practices respectively; Prytz specialises in high-profile M&A transactions involving property portfolios, while Wennström's work ranges from commercial contracts to leases and corporate issues.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Prytz; Klas Wennström

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Josefsson; Tomas Johansson; Hillevi Börjesson

Testimonials

‘Mannheimer Swartling (MSA) is our top choice of firm. MSAs lawyers are generally very professional, competent and always delivers top quality advice.’

‘We mainly work with Magnus Josefsson at Mannheimer Swartling, simply because we believe that he is the best when it comes to real estate law. He is extremely competent, always available and delivers top quality advice. He also understands us as a company and the very specific questions that we deal with when it comes to our work. He is also very pleasant and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Hemsö Fastighets AB

Castellum AB

BaseCamp Student

PATRIZIA

KPA Pension

Rikshem AB

Älvstranden Utveckling AB

Northvolt

Spotify

Facebook

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

Liseberg AB

Northern Horizon

Work highlights

  • Advised KPA Pension on its acquisition of the property Brädstapeln 16 in Stockholm. The agreed property value for the purchase was one of the highest purchase prices for a single property to date in Sweden.
  • Advised Northvolt on developing a new battery production facility.
  • Advised Hemsö on its divestment of the property Princeton 1 (a life sciences property) in Stockholm with an agreed property value of SEK2.6bn.

Roschier

In recent years, Roschier has established itself as one of the stand-out firms in the real estate market, frequently advising on the largest transactions for prestigious real estate companies, funds and investors. The practice developed further in 2020 by adding Blackstone to its client roster, which it recently assisted with corporate and real estate issues. Marcus Hedén leads the real estate and environment practice and handles cross-border transactions, joint venture arrangements, developments projects and environmental issues. At the senior associate level, Lisa Hybinette continues to advise on complex transactions.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Hedén

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Hybinette; Lisa Granbom Koski

Testimonials

‘Working with Lisa Hybbinette is always a treat. She handles negotiations with confidence and care, leads her team of younger lawyers with forethought and delivers excellence in all she does. I always feel safe having Lisa and Roschier representing me and my company.’

‘The Roschier team has an excellent understanding of its clients business and how to put in value in the transactions.’

‘The team headed by Marcus Hedén and Lisa Granbom Koski are always delivering high quality work in tight deadlines. Their attention is outstanding.’

‘The team understands our company, business and the environment we are active in very well. They are solution oriented and very good at finding possible ways to handle both challenges and difficulties. They have skills in the real estate area that are at the highest level compared to other firms.’

‘We are very satisfied working with Marcus Hedén. He is both very competent in the real estate legal area and also has very good knowledge in accounting and tax matters which are a big advantage in handling deals concerning buying and selling companies. Marcus is also very easy to work with. His skills are the very best you can find at the market.’

‘The people at Roschier makes the practice unique. They work harder and are more dedicated than everyone else in the Swedish legal market. We have tried other firms, but always return to Roschier for matters that matter. ’

‘Great client knowledge and excellent advice.’

‘We are working with Lisa Hybbinette who is a senior associate. Her advice is always clear and on point and she thinks one step ahead.’

Key clients

Niam AB

Triuva Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Savills Investment Management

Citycon AB

AP3

AXA Real Estate

Mengus

Pareto Securities

Bonava

Midroc AB

Nordika Fastigheter AB

PFA, the Medical Doctors’ Pension Fund

Sveafastigheter

Schroder Investment Management

Hemfosa

Alma Property Partners

Genesta Property Nordic AB

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

NCC Property Development AB

JOOL Capital

Veho Bil AB

Arctic Securities

Tyréns

Humlegården Fastigheter

BillerudKorsnäs AB

The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP

Scius Partners

Equinix AB

Kungsleden

Steen & Ström

Work highlights

  • Advised Cibus Nordic Real Estate AB on the SEK1.9bn acquisition of 111 properties Coop.
  • Advised Blackstone on its divestment of a majority stake in Hembla AB to Vononia SE.
  • Advised Midroc on the sale of landmark property Stockholm Landbyska to Humlegården Fastigheter.

Advokatfirman Vinge

Advokatfirman Vinge is one of the strongest real estate firms in the Swedish market and is capable of advising on a range of complex transactions relating to retail sites, office spaces and residential developments. Best known for its work on M&A and financing transactions, the firm also advises on a number of other areas and regularly assists with drafting commercial lease agreements and the formation of real estate funds. Assur Badur leads the department from Stockholm and frequently handles acquisition and disposal transactions with cross-border elements. Anders Forkman and Robert Deli are the key names in the Malmö and Gothenburg offices respectively.

Practice head(s):

Assur Badur

Other key lawyers:

Anders Forkman; Robert Deli; Niclas Winnberg; Kristoffer Larson

Testimonials

‘High competence regarding our needs. We are able to get the best advice. Personal attention in all matters.’

‘Assur Badur and Kristoffer Larson have been very engaged in our matters, and we have high trust in what they are helping us with. They are personal in relations with us, with a high integrity.’

‘I have mainly worked with Assur Badur, (and have been doing for some years before he joined Vinge). I truly appreciate and admire: – his deep knowledge of the whole spectrum of real estate affairs and understanding of our business and structure, – his ability to quickly grasp complex structures and questions, – his pragmatic approach and suggested solutions – his fast and accurate drafting skills – his calmness in every situation.’

Key clients

Eurocommercial Properties

Wallenstam AB

Platzer Fastigheter AB

Akelius Fastigheter

Skanska

Coop Storbutiker & Marknader AB

ByggVesta AB

SBB

Allianz Real Estate

Residential Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Coop Butiker & Stormarknader AB in connection with the acquisition of Netto’s Swedish grocery stores.
  • Acted as lead counsel in Sweden to Residential Holding in respect to its acquisition of Veidekke’s property development operation in Norway and Sweden.
  • Advised AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB in connection with an acquisition of 89.9% of the shares in BSÖ Holding AB.

Wistrand

Wistrand occupies a position at the top of the market, and is instructed by leading real estate companies to advise on a diverse range of properties including residential developments, offices, warehouses and retail centres. Real estate M&A is the group's primary area of specialism, though the firm also has many complimentary areas of expertise, including handling tax, environmental law and insolvency mandates. Tommy Grönberg leads the transaction practice and advises on acquisition financing and restructuring work, while Jan Alexanderson is a key name to note for commercial tenancy matters.

Practice head(s):

Tommy Grönberg

Other key lawyers:

Nils Sköld; Jan Alexanderson; Lars Gahnström; Fredrik Råsberg; Per Dalemo

Testimonials

‘Preeminent real estate practice. Easy to work with and able to reduce complexity in any real estate matter. Great industry knowledge.’

‘Per Dalemo stands out as an excellent M&A real estate lawyer. Intelligent and an extremely good negotiator in complex cross-border deals. Very knowledgeable and likeable. Profound industry knowledge and always available for sound advice whenever needed.’

‘Fantastic ability to explain complicated maters within real estate for me as a client. Very service oriented and fast responses. Excellent strategy when it comes to negotiating our deal with the counter part.’

‘A personal touch and deep knowledge about the real estate industry.’

‘Determined. Experts in our industry. Hard working. Superior combined intelligence, having the effect that all areas within a transaction are covered.’

Key clients

Niam

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden (SBB)

Magnolia Housing

Partners Group

Be

Slättö

Strawberry Properties

Nordic Choice Hotels

FastPartner

Swedish Airport Infrastructure AB (SAIAB)

Castellum

Catella/Bouwfunds, Catella Real Estate

PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

Sigillet Fastighets AB

The stone vault

DNB Næringseiendom

Nordic Land plc

NCC

DEKA real estate

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

ALMA Property Partners

Thon Property / Olav Thon Gruppen

Pareto Project Finance

KICKS

Skandia Fastigheter

HanssonGruppen Invest AB

SPG

Humlegården Fastigheter AB

MUST

Work highlights

  • Advised Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden in connection with approximately 40 real estate transactions.
  • Assisted FastPartner with real estate M&A and other property-related matters.
  • Advised Humlegården Fastigheter on the acquisition of two properties in Stockholm.

AG Advokat

Real estate is one of the key practice areas for AG Advokat, and the firm has a notable reputation for handling complex and high-value transactions. Also strong on construction matters, the practice is frequently instructed on important development projects. Johan Lindberg's dual specialisms of real estate law and M&A allow him to advise on complex real estate transactions, including issues with forward funding or sale and leaseback elements. Johan Gadd also specialises in M&A in addition to complex real estate developments and commercial agreements. Rickard Zamuhl departed to Foyen Advokatfirma in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Johan Lindberg; Johan Gadd

Other key lawyers:

Måns Derk; Eric Ödling; Hanna Svensson

Testimonials

‘I go to AG’s real estate team because they have the experience and expertise required for matters of a more complex nature. They are strong when it comes to complex cross-border/multiple jurisdiction real estate matters including transactions. ’

‘Needless to say, the real estate team has deep-seated knowledge in real estate law.’

‘Fast responses, working in teams with great structures. Wide-spread knowledge in the field. Makes associates get in to the business in a great way.’

‘Client focus/small dedicated team for effective cost control.’ ’

‘Extremely loyal and hardworking, very accountable.’

‘Highly competent and always strives to achieve the best results.’

‘Engaged staff, focus on the target and the best way to reach that. Staff working together in the firm not in silos.’

‘Service minded, quick answers, personal engagement and interested in the interest of the client and to find a solution – result oriented.’

‘Its a combination of in-depth knowledge regarding real estate specific, dealmaking, rezoning experience and general contractor negations, that combination is hard to find in one firm.’

‘Two individuals stands out, Johan Gadd and Hanna Svensson. Johan Gadd has the experience and a way of handling business that is very impressive. Always professional and reachable to solve situations that emerge.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the acquisition of Farsta Centrum for SEK4bn.
  • Advised on the acquisition of PostNord’s HQ. The property, commonly known as ‘Arken’, is located in Solna just outside central Stockholm. The underlying property value amounts to SEK1.5bn
  • Advised on the development of a whole new block of buildings named ‘Triton’ in central Malmö.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB advises on a number of commercial real estate issues, including forward funding projects, real estate developments, property management work, investment structuring issues and financing mandates. The firm frequently advises on matters involving property around Stockholm, and recently assisted KLP Kontorsfastigheter AB with its SEK2.6bn acquisition of the Stockholm Princeton 1. Practice head Erika Åslund is one of the most experienced names in the real estate M&A sector, and is highly regarded for acting for both domestic and international investors on complex transactions across Sweden. Louise Bjärgård departed in 2020 to Brick Advokat KB.

Practice head(s):

Erika Åslund

Other key lawyers:

Ivar Näslund

Key clients

KLP Kontorsfastigheter AB

Delarka Holding AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted KLP Kontorsfastigheter AB with the acquisition of the property Stockholm Princeton 1.
  • Assisted Delarka Holding AB with the sale of the property Solna Polisen 2.

Linklaters

The primary focus of Linklaters' practice is real estate M&A, and the firm has an enviable client list, which includes international real estate funds, PE funds and Nordic institutions. As part of an international, full-service firm, the team is able to draw on leading practitioners with complementary areas of expertise, including tax, corporate, banking and capital markets knowledge. Magnus Lidman leads the practice in Stockholm and advises on complex and high-profile M&A transactions across the Nordic market. At associate level, Anna Eriksson is recommended for shareholder agreements and general corporate governance work.

Practice head(s):

Magnus Lidman

Other key lawyers:

Anna Eriksson

Key clients

CBRE

BNPP

EQT Real Estate

John Mattson

Aberdeen Standard

PostNord

M&G Real Estate

GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH

AFIAA Real Estate Investment AG

Tristan Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised state owned (Swedish and Danish state) PostNord Group AB and PostNord Sverige AB on the divestment of five logistics properties.
  • Advised Europe Value Partners 2 (CBRE) on establishing a new JVCo with Estea.
  • Acted for AFIAA Real Estate Investment AG on its first ever investment in Sweden.

Setterwalls

Setterwalls has a full-service real estate offering, advising on core issues including real estate M&A transactions and commercial leases, alongside complimentary mandates including tax, capital markets and financing work. Patric Olofsson leads the department and is 'one of the most experienced lawyers in the field'; in addition to his M&A practice, Olofsson advises on a broad range of issues including land parcelling issues, lease agreements, environmental matters, disputes, and easements. Jessica Schönning, Jesper Kuschel and Anders Frick lead the Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö teams respectively.

Practice head(s):

Patric Olofsson; Jessica Schönning; Jesper Kuschel; Anders Frick

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Steninger; Sonny Ragnerstam

Testimonials

‘A strong and dedicated Real Estate team with backing from a full service firm. Highly skilled individuals working in a team with full transparency and a solution based approach to RE transactions.’

‘Patric Olofsson is one of the most experienced lawyers in the field. He provides uncomplicated solutions to complex issues and, with an unparalleled availability and ease of communication, he is a crucial part of our business. As part of Patric Olofsson’s Real Estate team, Magnus Steninger has proven to be an equally important contributor to our business. He provides a focus on details and paired with his knowledge of and interest in our operations he represent us in the best of ways. His experience and commitment makes him highly recommendable and a lawyer to follow in the future.’

‘Thorough experience is put into practice. Acting as a sound business partner and strategic advisor.’

‘I appreciate the business acumen. We can have good goal oriented discussions on what we’d like to achieve in a negotiation and Setterwalls can work quite independently in order to achieve those goals.’

‘The team has a uniquely broad as well as deep/specialised knowledge in real estate law. The team provides clients with hands-on adequate practical legal advice, no matter the commercial twist.’

‘We always work with Magnus Steninger who acts very professionally, is relatively young but always on the customer’s side and works quickly to produce results. He has good arguments and is always business-oriented and wants to get the deal done. Therefore, he is often appreciated by our counterparts as well.’

‘Their diversity in services and the fact that you always feel like you are a VIP client.’

Jessica Schönning is a highly skilled real estate lawyer with many years experience. She has an unquestionable broad and deep knowledge, spanning the entire spectrum of real estate law.’

Key clients

Folksam Insurance Group

Aberdeen Standard Investment

Akademiska Hus

Stadsrum

Cromwell Property Group

Magnolia Bostad

Wästbygg

Serneke

Nuveen Real Estate

Ness, Risan & Partners AS

Erlandsson Bygg

Veidekke Bostad

Lansa Fastigheter

Skandia Fastigheter

Arlandastad Holding AB

Index Residence

Serafim Fastigheter AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Serneke Group AB on creating a joint venture in relation to what will be the highest skyscraper in the Nordics – the Karlatornet Project in Gothenburg.
  • Assisted Aberdeen Standard Investment with the acquisition of a large residential portfolio.
  • Assisted SKF Sverige AB with the company’s transfer of SKF’s historic factory area in Gamlestaden in Gothenburg to Stena Fastigheter.

Wigge & Partners

Singled out for its work in the real estate M&A field, Wigge & Partners is able to advise domestic and international property companies and funds on all stages of real acquisitions, from structuring work through to the drafting of sales agreements, financing mandates and securities issues. Patrick Forslund is highly regarded by clients and peers, and primarily focuses on transactional matters and commercial leases. Daniel Unger, who co-leads the department with Forslund, is also a transactional specialist and has complimentary experience in construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Forslund; Daniel Unger

Testimonials

‘Daniel Unger has assisted us in two larger transactions. Daniel is competent and reliable when it comes to quality. He is also very likable and easy to cooperate with.’

‘Combination of commercial attitude with legal knowledge.’

‘Patrick Forslund is always available, swift with answers, good in solving problems.’

Key clients

Eurocommercial Properties

Willhem AB

CapMan Real Estate

Carnegie A/S

Stena Fastigheter

Magnolia Bostad AB

AREIM AB

Blackstone

Alecta

CA Fastigheter AB

Heimstaden AB

Nyfosa

Saltängen Property Invest AB

LKAB (Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB)

EQT Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Areim Fund II on the SEK4.3bn sale of the office property Brädstapeln 16 to KPA Pension.
  • Advised Nyfosa on the acquisition of a SEK4.9bn property portfolio from SBB i Norden AB.
  • Advised Areim on the acquisition and financing of one of Stockholm’s most famous landmarks, Dagens Nyheter Tower.

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB

Established as a standalone firm in 2019, Cirio Advokatbyrå AB's team members have longstanding experience in all areas of real estate law. Johan Hessius leads the real estate M&A practice and has expertise in private and public acquisition transactions, while Olof Hallberg's additional experience in environmental law makes him a key name for development projects. Former practice head Mikael Stabo departed in 2020 to Hannes Snellman.

Practice head(s):

Johan Hessius

Other key lawyers:

Olof Hallberg; Joel Sandin Persson

Testimonials

‘Cirio gives us excellent attention and can provide very good services in all legal areas required in more complex transactions. In addition to their M&A team we have also worked closely with their banking and finance people and specialists in real estate law such as planning, environmental and lease related matters.’

Key clients

AB Sagax

Axa Real Estate

SHH Bostad AB

Bantorget Hyresbostäder AB

Midroc Property Development AB

Västerkulla Hotell Holding AB

Söderport Fastigheter AB

Danator Group AB

Runö Fastigheter AB

Humlegården Fastigheter AB

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal adviser to Söderport on the SEK2.3bn divestment of properties in Torslanda.
  • Acted for Sagax on the divestment of eight properties in Småland to Fastighetsbolaget Emilshus AB.
  • Advised SHH Bostad AB on a large development project.

Advokatfirman Delphi

Advokatfirman Delphi works with international and local clients on a range of matters, most notably real estate M&A and other corporate mandates. Transactions involving complex industrial and research facilities are a particular specialism, and the firm recently advised Geely Group on the development of its innovation centre in Gothenburg. Nina Tour, Anders Hulegårdh and Stefan Lindh lead the Stockholm, Gothenburg and Linköping teams respectively.

Practice head(s):

Nina Tour; Anders Hulegårdh; Stefan Lindh

Key clients

Geely Autogroup

Billström Riemer Andersson AB

Nordisk Handel IV AS

Heramex Holding AB

Work highlights

  • Assisting Geely group with the development of Geely Innovation Center at Lindholmen, Gothenburg.
  • Assisted Heramex Holding AB with the sale of all its shares in Fastighets AB Stampen 13:30 and, indirectly, the property Göteborg Stampen 13:30.
  • Assisted Nordisk Handel IV AS with the sale of all the shares in Propinvest Hälla AB and Propinvest Märsta AB, and, indirectly, two properties located in Örebro and Märsta in Sweden.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's position as a multinational, full-service firm allows it to provide advice on the full range of real estate mandates to leading real estate owners, investors, lenders and developers. Group head Gustaf Ström is a key name to note for joint venture investments, forward funding arrangements and development projects, while Jan Råssjö regularly advises on high-value, cross- border transactions. The group saw notable development in 2019, with the promotion of Mats Eriksson to partner.

Practice head(s):

Gustaf Ström

Other key lawyers:

Jan Råssjö; Mats Eriksson

Testimonials

‘They are always available and service-minded. Have great experience in the sector and often help when short time frames are given.’

‘They are always available, treat us personally and have a wide range of market experience. They are hands-on and solution-driven. Give practical advice customized for every situation.’

‘They advise on all sectors within real property law.’

‘The right competence for our wishes, properties and tenancies.’

Key clients

Heimstaden

BOUW Fonds

AxFast

Cushman & Wakefield

Familjebostäder

Första AP-Fonden

MHS-Bostäder

Prologis

Veidekke Eiendom

Riksbyggen

Svensk Handel Pensionskassan, försäkringsförmedling

Round Hill Capital

S:t Erik Markutveckling

Savills Investment Management

Savills Förvaltnings

Spendrups

Stockholmshem

Svenska Bostäder

Bergsundet Förvaltning

Infratek Sverige

OX2 Wind

SEB

Oscar Properties

SSM Living

Polhem

Work highlights

  • Advising Svensk Handel Pensionskassan on its acquisition of Havsfrun 11.
  • Advising Riksbyggen in connection with the transfer of a tenancy portfolio consisting of six residential properties in the Stockholm region.
  • Advised MHS-Bostäder on its acquisition of Stockholm Vattenborgen 4.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland advises on all areas of real estate, spanning corporate transactions, disputes and lease work. The group is regularly at the forefront of developments in the practice area, and was among the firms which helped to transfer the English law concept of 'income strip agreements' into the Swedish market. Team co-head Tord Svensson's previous experience as an international mortgage banker gives him unique insight into financing and investment issues, while fellow co-head Michael Nyman specialises in M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Michael Nyman; Tord Svensson

Testimonials

Quick to respond. Good listeners. Flexible. You can tell they love their jobs.

They constantly come up with ideas on how to move a project forward. Throughout the years they have been very flexible, never giving up.’

Key clients

Randviken Fastigheter

Swedish State

Savills Investment Management

Åhléns AB

Facebook

Microsoft

3M

Adidas AG

Cisco Systems Inc

Expedia Inc

ARM

PayPal

Odeon Cinemas

Veoneer

Autoliv

Work highlights

  • Advised Autoliv Inc. on a number of complicated real estate sale and purchase transactions, property formations and sale and lease back transactions.
  • Represented the State of Sweden in relation to a number of complex disputes regarding the Sámis’ right to land and resources in northern Sweden.
  • Advised Savills IM on a cross-border acquisition financing project for the financing of a major Swedish asset.

EY Law

In a short space of time, EY Law has developed a strong real estate practice in Sweden, which focuses on M&A and corporate issues. As part of the firm's vast network, the practice is able to draw on additional expertise in tax, financial structuring and cost segregation matters. Practice head Christian Johard has a proven track record in advising on large transactions involving a range of different properties, including residential and commercial buildings.

Practice head(s):

Christian Johard

Other key lawyers:

Martina Jonryd

Testimonials

Always fast at responding with high quality advice and accuracy.’

Christian Johard is extremely service minded and knowledgeable. Available 24/7 and delivers reliable work.’

Full service real estate law firm. Fast and good delivery.’

Christian Johard – experienced, high-quality work, great knowledge within the real estate sector.’

Key clients

Uppsala Municipality

Catalyst Capital LLP

Pareto Securities

Rico Estate Development AB

Actic Group AB

Norrtälje Municipality

Storstaden Stockholm Bostad AB

Huvudgatan Fastigheter AB

Ankarhagen Fastigheter AB

Workaround AB

NCAP (Nordic Investment and Capital Partners)

Work highlights

  • Advised Uppsala municipality on its sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of eight properties.
  • Acted for Storstaden on its acquisition of land and building rights for real estate development.
  • Assisted Uppsala municipality with its sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of five properties.

Glimstedt

Glimstedt is recognised for its M&A practice, and is highly regarded by peers for its work acting for large real estate companies in transactions involving both commercial and residential properties. With the highest number of Swedish offices of any firm, the group is well-placed to advise on transactions in both large cities and rural areas. Jan Litborn leads the Stockholm office alongside Erik Borgblad and is instructed by international property companies, institutional investors, and high-net-worth individuals. Anders Wennergren leads the Gothenburg practice.

Practice head(s):

Jan Litborn; Erik Borgblad; Anders Wennergren

Key clients

Fabege

SCA

Amasten

Svenska Handelsfastigheter

Offentliga Hus

Tre Kronor

Svenska Samhällsfastigheter AB

Profi

Anders Hedin Invest

Diös

Backahill

Logistea

Fastator

Tornet

Svensk Fastighetsfinansiering

Slättö

Sterner Stenhus

Kvalitena

Oscar Properties

Parkgate

Glommen & Lindberg

Vincero

Stenvalvet AB

I.A. Hedin Bil AB

Studentbostäder I Sverige

MaxFastigheter

Mälö Fastigheter

Fastighetsaktiebolaget Emilshus

Work highlights

  • Advised Amasten Fastighets AB on the acquisition and financing of a real estate portfolio from Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden AB.
  • Advised Svenska Handelsfastigheter on the acquisition of two commercial properties in central Linköping.
  • Advised Alhem on the sale of a real estate area with plans for 600 apartments.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB has a well-established presence in the market, and is particularly recognised for work relating to forward funding and project development mandates. Team head Fredrik Ahlqvist focuses on M&A work and primarily advises real estate funds, private equity firms and investment managers. Promoted to partner in 2019, Hanna Sundberg frequently leads on the department's most significant transactions.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Ahlqvist

Other key lawyers:

Hanna Sundberg

Testimonials

‘We use the firm due to Hanna Sundberg, who is our representative at the firm. Hanna has a great understanding of how we like to do business and with the help from her colleagues she always delivers to our expectations.’

‘Hanna Sundberg is responsive, knowledgeable and efficient.’

Key clients

Fastighets AB Regio

Fastighets AB L E Lundbergs

Areim AB

Brunswick Real Estate IM

Rikshem AB

Offentliga Hus i Norden AB

Genova Property Group AB

Alma Property Partners

Vasakronan AB

Sveafastigheter Samhällsfastigheter AB

Sveafastigheter Bostad AB

Bäck & Forss Invest AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Fastighets AB Regio on its acquisition of two large properties in Mölndal from listed real estate company Nyfosa AB.
  • Advised Offentliga Hus on its acquisition of nine properties in Halmstad and Borås from Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (SBB).
  • Advised Rikshem on its forward funding acquisition of 189 residential apartments in Halmstad from I Am Home AB.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

With offices in Malmö and Gothenburg, Advokatfirman Lindahl KB is able to provide a one-stop shop to clients from the property sector, assisting with complex and high-value transactions as well as ongoing development projects and strategic advice. Johan Tollgerdt leads the team from the Malmö office and is particularly experienced in real estate M&A, while Jon Fägerquist advises on commercial leases as well as contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Johan Tollgerdt

Other key lawyers:

Jon Fägerquist; Robert Jukic Karlsson

Testimonials

‘High competence from juniors to seniors. Full service firm. Availability 24/7.’

‘I get wiser when I work with Johan Tollgerdt and his team. They deliver with high competence and excellent service. Even though the are very professional in the way they work they are also very social and enjoyable to work with. I feel like I am part of the Lindahl team, beyond just a customer and supplier.’

‘Always very available. They are able to keep it simple in favour of their client. Never at the expense of the client though.’

‘Always very available and I always feel very prioritised.’

Key clients

Stena Fastigheter AB

Brinova Fastigheter AB

MKB Fastighets AB

Karlastaden Holding AB

Elof Hansson Fastigheter AB

Castellum Öresund AB

K2A Fastigheter AB

LudvikaHem AB

Sandvikenhus AB

Swedish Logistic Property AB

Skurupshem Fastigheter AB

KKB Fastigheter AB

KlaraBo Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Acted for Stena Fastigheter on its acquisition of SKF’s historic area north of Säveån in Gothenburg.
  • Advised Castellum on its acquisition of a central Malmö property – Von Conow quarter – from Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB.
  • Advised Brinova Fastigheter AB on numerous acquisitions.

Morris Law

Morris Law has notably developed since its establishment in 2014 to become a strong presence in the Swedish market, advising on all areas of real estate law. Andréa Dahrén leads the team, while Nimrod Badur advises on all elements of real estate mandates, including sale and leaseback transactions, joint ventures and infrastructure projects. The practice was enhanced by the arrival of Nicklas Hansen in late 2019; Hansen has expertise in real estate transactions, commercial tenancies and property developments.

Practice head(s):

Andréa Dahrén

Other key lawyers:

Nicklas Hansen; Nimrod Badur; Kevin St. Hill; Malin Grüneberger

Testimonials

‘Highly devoted team with insight and knowledge relevant for us as a client. Also flexible and available throughout the process. Acting calm and methodically. Comes well prepared to meetings.’

‘Nicklas Hansen and Malin Grüneberger have been of great help in advising us, and representing us, as client in a legal rent dispute. Mr Hansen’s verbal skills, creativity and performance in the court room was of great importance to the outcome of the dispute.’

‘Business and solution orientation. Pragmatic approach and fast to solve the issue,’

‘Nimrod Badur, our lead, is – present, available, fast, solution oriented, pragmatic, client oriented etc etc. Kevin St. Hill – Outstanding associate! Eager to perform, available.’

Key clients

Domestica Property Funds

I Am Home AB

Odalen Fastigheter AB

Rexbo Industrifastigheter AB

Ramirent AB

Orkla Eiendom AS

Lidl

SEB Investment Management AB

Lansa Fastigheter AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted G.S.S. Fastigheter AB with the disposal of one of the most famous buildings in Stockholm.
  • Advised Odalen Fastigheter AB on its corporate and real estate matters in recent years.
  • Assisted SEB Investment Management AB with launching the new real estate fund, SEB Arkadia Bostad.

Real Advokatbyrå Aktiebolag

Boutique firm Real Advokatbyrå Aktiebolag specialises in real estate M&A, advising multinational property companies on all transactional issues. Commercial property is an area of particular activity; the group recently advised NREP on the divestment of 11 logistics facilities to Blackstone. Mikael Laag, Daniel Jönsson and Patrik Lilieblad are the key practitioners, alongside Tom Hofset, who joined the team from Mannheimer Swartling in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Laag; Daniel Jönsson; Patrik Lilieblad; Tom Hofset

Testimonials

‘The main thing with Real is the personalised experience. You always feel that, when on very short notice, you have a reliable partner to speak to.’

‘Unique ability to demonstrate emotional buy-in with client objectives to function as a true advisor.’

‘Worked closely with Patrik Lilieblad on a range of transactions. He is customer focused, commercially focused and very service minded.’

‘Daniel Jönsson (Partner) is a stand-out lawyer that always brings both great knowledge and business acumen to the table. He’s also got great character and his energy leaves a positive impact on the people around him.’

‘They are top-notch in Sweden on sales, acquisitions and joint ventures. They are also very good on leases.’

Mikael Laag – transactional heavyweight who is very hands-on. Daniel Jönsson – brilliant legal mind.

‘A hands on and very-easy-to-do-business-with team of very skilled real estate lawyers in combination with an “above standard” commercial mindset. The real estate team led by the extremely talented Mikael Laag has been involved in a large number of high profiled real estate transactions – and the team’s in-depth knowledge about not only local law but also cross-border matters makes a significant difference when working on transactional matters.’

‘Mikael Laag is my go-to-guy in the Swedish real estate transaction market. The reasoning for this is his above-standard commercial approach, technical skills, availability and sense of urgency.

Key clients

Barings Real Estate Advisers

BroGripen AB

Coeli AB

Hemfosa Fastigheter AB

Hemsö Fastighets AB

Nordic Capital Advisory

NREP AB

NRF Sweden Holding AB

Turako Skolfastigheter AB

Imperia Fastigheter AB

Work highlights

  • Advised NREP on a cross-border transaction whereby NREP divested eleven logistics facilities in the Nordics to Blackstone.
  • Advised NREP on the acquisition of the property that houses the hotel Clarion Hotel Amaranten in Stockholm, Sweden, for SEK1.5bn from Strawberry Forever.
  • Advised Coeli Fastighet II AB on its acquisition of two properties in Hässelby, Stockholm and Borås. The properties are fully let to Plantagen.

Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell

Törngren Magnell & Partners Advokatfirma KB has a strong real estate practice, which attracts a diverse range of clients including private and listed real estate companies, developers, funds and institutions. The group is also experienced in banking matters and is able to assist with structured financing work. Natalie Bretz focuses her practice on domestic and international transactions, and is well-versed in forward funding arrangements. Safa Mahmoudi and Jens Haneklint are recommended for commercial tenancy issues.

Practice head(s):

Natalie Bretz; Safa Mahmoudi; Jens Haneklint

Other key lawyers:

Amela Balijaj; Ulrica Alvestrand; Philip Reznik

Key clients

Humlegården Fastigheter AB

Arwidsro Fastighets AB

KF Fastigheter AB

Europa Capital Partners LLP

Swedish Pelican Self Storage AB

Whitehelm Capital Ltd.

Aquila Capital Real Assets Investment

Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Bokoop Fastigheter AB

Domestica Bostäder AB

Magnolia Bostad AB

Adven AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Humlegården on its acquisition of two commercial properties located in Stockholm CBD.
  • Advised Europa Capital, a European real estate investment manager in partnership with NCAP, on its first ever acquisition in Sweden, acquiring the office property Brädstapeln 13 in Stockholm CBD.
  • Advised KF Fastigheter on the formation of a new joint venture with Balder regarding the development of a new city district in Kungens Kurv.

Advokatfirman Allié

Based in Gothenburg, real estate and construction boutique Advokatfirman Allié advises an impressive range of clients, including a variety of leading companies including Grosvenor on a broad spectrum of matters. Fredrik Jorstadius and Johan Sundqvist handle M&A and corporate matters, while the commercial leasehold practice is led by Erik Ljungqvist and Teresia Mårdh. Jenny Baaz is recommended for disputes.

Practice head(s):

Erik Ljungqvist; Teresia Mårdh; Jenny Baaz; Fredrik Jorstadius; Johan Sundqvist

Testimonials

‘The simplicity. Always on time. Business oriented.’

‘After a lifetime working with Sweden’s largest law firms it is a pleasure to work with Allie. The partner lawyers you contact perform the work.’

‘They are humble and oriented to solving our problems. They see opportunities and not just problems!’

‘A law firm specialised in real estate, high level of knowledge. They are proactive and come up with creative ideas.’

‘Fredrik Jorstadius is excellent to work with. Excellent knowledge in real estate, easy to get in contact with, always replies fast.’

Key clients

Grosvenor Europe/GERP Sverige AB/Grosvenor Fund Management Sweden AB

Grandab Management AB/Grandab Fastigheter AB

Scorett Footwear AB

Wood & Hill AB/Wood & Hill Fastigheter AB

Novi Real Estate AB

Ekeblad Bostad

BS Förvaltning AB (Hot Screen)

Granit Funktion & Förvaring AB

Work highlights

  • Advised BS Förvaltning AB/Hot Screen on a sale and leaseback transaction of a modern industrial facility in Kungsbacka.
  • Assisted Feskarbröderna Förvaltnings Aktiebolag with its sale of three commercial properties (light industry) situated in Fiskhamnen in Gothenburg to Wallenstam.
  • Advised Wood & Hill on the development of approximately 400 student apartments in Karlstad.

Advokatfirman Schjødt

Following its merger with Hamilton Advokatbyrå, Advokatfirman Schjødt has strengthened its presence across the Swedish legal market. Capable in all areas of real estate law, the group is particularly active in the retail sector, where it advises tenants and landlords on commercial leasing issues. Practice head Charles Andersson focuses on transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Charles Andersson

Testimonials

‘The team lead by Charles Andersson always provides high-quality legal advice.’

‘Charles Andersson has an exceptionally wide legal knowledge, not only regarding real estate matters. He delivers advice that goes beyond what I expect. He thinks outside the box and dares to take on an unusually large responsibility.’

‘Great expertise, quick response and commercial understanding.’

‘We always use Charles Andersson as our main contact due to his knowledge and expertise in combination with commercial understanding.’

‘Great team work and way of dealing with the client.’

‘Very client centric. Feel well taken care of and that I often only have one point of contact to the firm which caters for all my needs by utilising the firm-wide competence.’

‘From our point of view, it is very important that our legal counsels know our business and that we feel secure and comfortable and we are so happy to work with Charles Andersson. He fulfils all our expectations.’

Key clients

Veidekke

NREP

Klövern

Scandinavian Property Group

Kildare Partners

Nischer Properties

Profi Fastigheter

City Finansiering AS

SSM

ResiDev

Work highlights

  • Advised on Veidekke’s €720m divestment of its property development business to Residential Holding AS.
  • Assisted Kildare Partners with a number of divestments on the Swedish market.
  • Assisted ResiDev with a number of acquisitions of residential building rights in Stockholm’s suburbs.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has a strong presence across the Swedish market, including a diverse real estate offering, which handles M&A, development projects, fund structurings and financing work. Jan Berg leads the practice and advises on cross-border investment transactions in the real estate sector, with a particular focus on proptech work. Senior associate Tanja Tuominen is dual qualified in Finland and Sweden.

Practice head(s):

Jan Berg

Other key lawyers:

Tanja Tuominen

Testimonials

‘Great teamwork and very personal interactions.’

‘Tanja Touminen is incredibly reliable and works in a structured way. Never misses a deadline. Jan Berg keeps a near-contact and easy-to-reach approach which I appreciate greatly. They both get the job done and we appreciate their work.’

‘Dedicated and very business oriented.’

Key clients

HEBA Fastighets AB

Swedish Pelican Self Storage AB

International Workplace Group

Work highlights

  • Advised HEBA Fastighets AB on its acquisition of a SEK409m residential development project in Norrtälje harbour.
  • Advised Swedish Pelican on its acquisition of a development project in Upplands Väsby, north of Stockholm.
  • Advised HEBA Fastighets AB on its SEK500m joint venture with Åke Sundvall Byggnads AB.

Brick Advokat KB

Established in 2020, Brick Advokat KB has quickly established itself as a key firm for real estate matters, advising property owners and developers on a range of issues. Practice head Niclas Lifsten handles M&A transactions, while Jessica Ekmark represents clients in disputes before the courts and rent tribunals. Louise Bjärgård joined the team from Advokatfirman Cederquist KB in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Niclas Lifsten

Other key lawyers:

Jessica Ekmark; Louise Bjärgård

Key clients

AMF Fastigheter AB

Loussavaara-Kiirunavaara AB

Invesco

Angelo Gordon

Klövern AB

Humana AB

Folksam AB

Sparbössan AB

Work highlights

  • Advised AMF Fastigheter AB on commercial tenancy matters.
  • Assisting LKAB with urban transformation work.
  • Supported Invesco with legal advice on a broad range of property related matters, including assistance with day-to-day business and negotiations with tenants.

Foyen Advokatfirma

Foyen Advokatfirma handles a diverse range of real estate matters. Practice head Henrik Ståhlberg works with domestic and international investors on the purchase and sale of property portfolios, and handles M&A transactions involving real estate companies. The group recently bolstered its leasing practice with the arrival of Rickard Zamuhl from AG Advokat, who primarily focuses on commercial tenancy matters.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Ståhlberg

Other key lawyers:

Rickard Zamuhl

Testimonials

‘Easy to contact. They put in different people depending on the case. Can discuss the issue in simple terms and dare to give advice even if it is not the advice you want to hear.’

‘Good expertise, ability to understand our organisation and our needs, Confident action.’

Key clients

Atrium Ljungberg

Slussgården

Riksbyggen

City of Stockholm

Obos

Prästlönetillgångar

Micasa Fastigheter

Work highlights

  • Advised Micasa Fastigheter on a number of transactions.
  • Advised Botkyrkabyggen on the purchase of building rights from SHH.
  • Advised Slussgården AB on various matters.

MAQS Advokatbyrå

With multiple offices across Sweden, MAQS Advokatbyrå's practice is centred around M&A transactions. The team regularly leverages the firm's wider expertise, collaborating with lawyers from the tax, banking and environment departments. Jessica Svantesson heads up the Gothenburg team and advises on the buy and sell side of M&A transactions. In Malmö, Magnus Bengtsson handles commercial lease agreements. Firm CEO Katrin Troedsson also contributes to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Jessica Svantesson; Magnus Bengtsson; Katrin Troedsson

Key clients

Fastighets Aktiebolaget Trianon

Executive Property Europe AB

Öckerö Fastighets AB

Älvstranden Utveckling AB

Klövern

Serneke Group AB

Wenaas Ottersland AB

Cormac Förvaltnings AB

Mitthem AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted Fastighets Aktiebolaget Trianon with entering into an agreement with Datalex Holding AB regarding the acquisition of two real properties in Malmö.
  • Advised Wenaas Ottersland AB on the acquisition of a hotel property at Arlanda airport from Swedavia.
  • Assisted Fastighets Aktiebolaget Trianon with entering into an agreement with Willhem AB regarding the disposal of one residential building with 256 apartments.