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Jesper Prytz heads Mannheimer Swartling’s ten-partner team, which advised Älvstranden Utveckling on the SEK290m sale of a property in Gothenburg, and D Carnegie & Co on the SEK617m acquisition of a property portfolio. Klas Wennström has an excellent reputation.

Advokatfirman Vinge advised Unibail Rodamco on the SEK1.64bn sale of a shopping mall, and acted for Akelius and Skanska Öresund in multiple high-value transactions. Anders Forkman and the ‘pragmatic and unflappable’ Assur Badur head the practice. Jens Sundell left in January 2017 to found WERKS Advokater AB.

Wistrand’s ‘highly professional team’ is led by Tommy Grönberg and Per Dalemo. The firm advised Partners Group when it acquired two portfolios from Sveafastigheter for a total of €780m.

Highlights for Advokatfirman Delphi’s practice head Magnus Björkander included acting for Amasten in the acquisition of several portfolios. Svenska VĂ„rdfastigheter and Veidekke Bostad are also clients.

Advokatfirman Glimstedt advised Svenska Handelsfastigheter on the SEK2.7bn sale of a real estate portfolio, and Fabege on the sale of Uarda 5 to Union Investment Real Estate. Jan Litborn is a key figure.

Johan Gustavsson heads Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s team, which includes the ‘creative and attentive’ Fredrik Ahlqvist. Ahlqvist advised Fastighets Regio on the SEK577m acquisition of 15 commercial properties, and acted for the Carlyle Group.

Lars Söderlund heads Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s nationwide team, which advised Ikano Kontor Holding on the SEK1.1bn acquisition of an office block. Mikael Stabo is ‘technically skilled’.

Linklaters’ ‘calm and commercial’ practice head Magnus Lidman assisted GIC Real Estate with its SEK1.51m divestment of office building Kungshuset, and advised Union Investment Real Estate on its SEK2.3bn acquisition of the office building Uarda 5.

Roschier’s ‘very skilled’ practice head Marcus HedĂ©n and senior associate Lisa Granbom Koski advised Sveafastigheter on the SEK3.2bn sale of a multi-jurisdictional portfolio, and assisted Savills Investment Management with its acquisition of logistics property outside Helsingborg.

Setterwalls’ team is led by Lennart Iwar, Anders Heintze and Niklas Svantesson. The firm advised DjurgĂ„rdsstaden Fastigheter on the €325m sale of a multi-jurisdictional portfolio, and acted for Coop Fastigheter and Strabag.

Johan Lindberg heads AG Advokat’s team, which acts for Hufvudstaden, ICA Fastigheter and others on transactions and lease agreements.

Advokatfirman Cederquist’s ‘responsive, service-minded and flexible’ team is led by Erika Åslund, who advised Grosvenor Fund Management on the acquisition of a shopping centre.

DLA Piper assisted DjurgĂ„rdsstadens Fastigheter with the SEK3bn sale of five properties in Stockholm, and practice head Gustaf Ström advised Konsum VĂ€rmland on the €600m sale of a shopping centre.

Eversheds AdvokatbyrĂ„ AB (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)’s practice head Tord Svensson advised Rolls-Royce on the sale of land to a local authority, and acted for BNP Paribas in the divestment of an office building.

The ‘excellent’ Hamilton AdvokatbyrĂ„ was strengthened by the arrival of the ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ Charles Andersson from Ashurst and new practice head Nicklas Hansen from G Grönberg AdvokatbyrĂ„. Both have experience in major transactions.

Hannes Snellman’s ‘knowledgeable and pragmatic’ practice head Safa Mahmoudi acts for clients such as HumlegĂ„rden Fastigheter in high-value transactions.

MAQS AdvokatbyrÄ’s department is led by Patric Olofsson, Jessica Svantesson and Jonas Blomquist. The firm advised Corem Property Group when it acquired 21 warehouse properties, and Keva when it acquired two shopping malls.

Highlights for Real AdvokatbyrĂ„ Aktiebolag included advising Cornerstone Pan European Core Fund on the SEK369m acquisition of the ÅhlĂ©ns City property in central Malmö. Mikael Laag is the key contact.

Wigge & Partners’ ‘excellent’ team is led by Patrick Forslund and includes Stefan de Hevesy. Forslund advised Aareal Bank on the SEK3bn sale of an office building to AMF Fastigheter.

Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB’s team is led by Tobias Edenman and Anders Fast, who advise Cernera Fastigheter, Storm Capital and Altira on high-value transactions.

Nimrod Badur has headed Bird & Bird’s practice since joining from Hannes Snellman in February 2016. Jan Berg assisted HEBA Fastighets with the SEK430m acquisition of residential property in Stockholm.

Henrik StĂ„hlberg heads Foyen Advokatfirma’s team, which acted for SlussgĂ„rden in two Stockholm acquisitions, and advised VĂ€sbyhem on the sale of residential property.

Magdalena Schmidt heads Ramberg Advokater’s practice, which assists clients with high-value transactions, lease agreements and developments.

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    Unclear tax rules deter real estate investors and in the worst case may impact on new construction in Sweden. Today there is a risk that the Swedish real estate market will be drained of billions of kronor. The reason lies in the unpredictable application of a complex regulatory framework for taxation of real estate. In recent years, the law and its application has become more and more unpredictable and difficult to interpret.
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