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Mannheimer Swartling's recent work included representing European shipowners in negotiations with a Chinese shipyard relating to the new-build contracts for several RoPax vessels. Clients also include Danske Bank, Inter Terminals Sweden and Svenska Orient Linien. The experienced team is jointly led by Stefan Brocker and Fredrik Andersson, and combines shipping and transport expertise with dispute resolution, financing and corporate knowledge. Johan Ljungberg is another name to note.

Clients praise Advokatfirman Vinge for its team of 'highly skilled lawyers, who are always attentive and have great business knowledge'. The group assists national and foreign companies and institutions across the full gamut of maritime and transport matters including the sale, registration and financing of ships. Practice head Michele Fara is a 'great problem-solver with an undisputed deep knowledge of dispute resolution and experience in a wide variety of maritime cases'; of counsel Fredrik Vinge and senior associate Ninos Aho are other key practitioners, and senior associate Paula Bäckdén 'shows great interest and knowledge'.


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Advokatfirman Lindahl KB's transport group is led by Christoffer Gramming, who assisted EK Tank with registration matters and the subsequent delivery of a vessel relating to the execution of a shipbuilding contract. Senior adviser Peter Bäverlid and associate Philip Tonkin are other key practitioners. Erik Linnarsson left the firm for Cirio Advokatbyrå AB.

Advokatfirman Morssing & Nycander has notable experience in maritime and shipping law including casualty matters, ship sales and purchases, marine insurance work including protection and indemnity (P&I) insurance issues, disputes and international trade mandates. Lars Boman and Anders Höglund are the key contacts. Sören Thorlin moved in-house at Floatel International.

Clients single out the transport and logistics team at Ramberg Advokater for its 'good legal skills, fast reactions and availability'. The group is regularly instructed by corporations and insurers in disputes, contract negotiations and regulatory matters. Matthias Schmitt is the key practitioner and combines transportation knowledge and insurance law expertise.

Setterwalls' department has 'excellent knowledge' and advises on a variety of shipping and maritime projects. Team leader Åke J Fors, who specialises in ship finance and insurance issues, assisted the North of England P&I Club and one of its members as creditor with a Swedish bankruptcy relating to a damaged vessel. Senior associate Niclas Martinsson is praised for 'always providing honest advice and putting the client's needs first'.

Based in Gothenburg, Wistrand regularly counts shipping companies, banks, charterers and insurers as clients. Practice head Anne-Marie Pouteaux is well versed in ship finance work and insurance matters, and Lars Thunberg is a key name for corporate-related issues. Kristofer Selvin and senior associate Ida Dahlborg are also noted.

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