Firm Profile > Advokatfirman Cederquist KB > Stockholm, Sweden
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB Offices
PO BOX 1670
111 96 STOCKHOLM
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 1
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s banking and finance team is highly regarded for its lending expertise, with Svante Hultqvist and practice head Johan Lundberg advising global banks and investors on leveraged financing work, real estate financing issues, pre-IPO financing matters and complex restructurings. The team also has noted expertise in investment grade transactions, with a recent stream of high-value mandates in the pharmaceuticals sector; senior associate Mirja Sikander is a noteworthy name in this field. The practice is also noted for its regulatory expertise, where it advises both lenders and borrowers.
‘Cederquist’s banking and finance practice remains very strong year after year and is one of our preferred firms for most kinds of financing matters.‘
‘The combined experience within Cederquist’s banking and finance practice is unparalleled.‘
‘The team is second to none when it comes to handling complex financing transactions in the Swedish market. It is doubtful whether any Swedish firm has a better understanding of what is important to a bank in a financing transaction.‘
‘We view Svante Hultqvist as the leading Swedish banking and finance lawyer. For complex matters, you go to Svante!‘
‘Johan Lundberg is very skilled and nice to work with. Like the mailman, he always delivers.‘
‘Svante Hultqvist is still the rockstar within banking and finance in the Nordics. In my view, he is by far the most experienced and most qualified banking and finance lawyer in the Nordics and he matches any lawyer that we engage in the US, UK and German markets. He focuses on the right items and has a unique sense for identifying the relevant items in any transaction. Working with Svante is an absolute pleasure.‘
‘Svante Hultqvist, Johan Lundberg and Per Henriksson are the star individuals. They have an exceptional command of the law, are great negotiators and – most importantly – a constructive and commercial approach when representing the bank in a financing transaction. Cederquist is our go-to firm for our most complex transactions.‘
SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)
SHB (Svenska Handelsbanken)
Silicon Valley Bank
Employment Tier 1
Led by Robert Stromberg, Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s employment practice advises clients across the financial services, healthcare, real estate and telecoms sectors. Stromberg and noteworthy individuals Jens Tillqvist and senior associate Jonas Lindskog handle global restructuring and redundancy exercises, including trade union consultations and negotiations, internal investigations and senior-level terminations. The group also fields a solid team of associates including Malin Dunér and Jonas Lindskog, who often act in non-compete and damages disputes and also assist with the employment aspects of high-value M&A transactions. Capital markets partner Fredrik Lundén specialises in share incentive plans.
‘Robert Stromberg and Malin Dunér are a perfect team- always available, quick, professional and service minded.‘
Nasdaq AB, Nasdaq Technology AB and Nasdaq Inc.
Catella Bank AB, Catella Fondförvaltning AB, Catella Bank S.A
Cramo AB, Cramo Adapteo AB and Cramo Oy
Installatörsföretagen (employers’ association)
The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Standard Chartered Bank
William Hill Gametek AB (Mr. Green)
RLG Europe B.V (Richemont/Cartier)
Swedish Association of Local Authorities
Procter & Gamble Sverige AB
Arcus AS and Vingruppen I Norden AB
Capital markets Tier 2
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s Wilhelm Lüning and Fredrik Lundén are go-to names in the market for equity capital markets expertise, with recent mandates including public tender offers, IPOs and rights issuances for corporates and large-cap private equity clients. The practice also assists with debt capital markets transactions under a team led by Svante Hultqvist, with regular instructions involving MTN programmes and green bond issuances. The group saw the recent addition of Per Henriksson from an in-house role, who has notable expertise in advising financial institutions on underwriting exercises.
‘Highly experienced with great knowledge.‘
‘The team holds solid experience within capital markets and always delivers on top and in a timely manner. Our firm appreciates that Cederquist is always aiming to be at the forefront and continuously keeps us informed about trends and happenings in the market.‘
‘Tone Myhre-Jensen is practical, calm and thorough. She always tries to give concrete guidance and has a practical approach. Swift replies and great availability.‘
‘Fredrik Lundén offers outstanding availability and quick turnaround times while always providing high-quality advisory services. This coupled with his humbleness make him a great and highly trusted lawyer.‘
‘Tone Myhre-Jensen is not only a great lawyer with a pragmatic approach and integrity but is also an excellent business partner and a great support to me as GC in various matters. She always brings a strategic mindset making her a highly trusted and valuable advisor.‘
‘Henrik Wållgren has great experience of various capital markets matters, always contributing with experience from the market from various perspectives.‘
‘Per Henriksson is a true legal expert with in-depth legal knowledge of credit-related matters and an ability to turn such knowledge into legal advice which builds confidence.‘
Modern Times Group
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
DNB Bank ASA
Practitioners in Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s corporate and M&A practice include Carl-Johan Deuschl and Martin Ulfson, and handle mid to high-cap mandates for an extensive list of international and domestic private equity clients. Publicly listed industrial clients routinely instruct the practice for share acquisition and disposal deals; the team also has strength in handling regulated transactions in the financial services sector. The commercial expertise is spearheaded by Maja Wettergren, who regularly assists with commercial contracting and outsourcing matters for a strong list of corporate clients.
‘A very competent team with the desire to make things easy for the customer. Provides a comprehensive and convincing perspective on market practices and focuses on the right matters, enabling additional value. A very proactive and customer-oriented approach.‘
‘Maja Wettergren is exceptionally great with private M&A projects. She has a very hands-on approach ensuring that her team will deliver very high-quality and pragmatic solutions to the situation. The service orientation and availability has been constantly on an impeccable level. She is always ready to take ownership and walk the extra mile for the customer.‘
‘Maja Wettergren always delivers good commercial advice in a range of different matters.‘
Polaris Private Equity
Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund
Avista Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners
AB Svensk Filmindustri
Samsung Electronics Nordic
An extensive list of corporate clients from the financial services, insurance, construction and medtech sectors instructs Advokatfirman Cederquist KB on a range of data privacy and data protection issues. Practice co-heads Johanna Linder and Malin Allard advise on GDPR implementation projects and ongoing compliance support issues, data processing agreements, data breach responses and the use of user data for marketing and advertising purposes; associate Isabelle Emanuelsson regularly assists with the latter.
‘All individuals are exceptional in their own way, the leadership seems to be good and you can tell that the firm is an employer where people genuinely like to work.‘
‘Johanna Linder is incredibly intelligent and has an eye for talent.‘
‘Sara Andersson is a true talent with extraordinary capacity.‘
‘Isabelle Emanuelsson builds trust like no counsel I have met.‘
‘Matilda Sanfridson brings much energy into the assignment.‘
‘Provides fast, pragmatic and hit-the-ground-running advice.‘
Lantmännen ek för
Föreningen Svensk Elitfotball
Mr Green & Co.
Björn Borg AB
GG Entertainment AB
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Recent high-profile litigation handled by Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s dispute resolution team included matters pertaining to board member liability, bankruptcy proceedings, post-M&A disputes and arbitral award challenges in the financial services sector. Leading insurance companies regularly instruct practice head Erik Wernberg in professional liability disputes and claims litigation, while Fredrik Forssman represents significant construction clients in arbitration proceedings. Newly promoted partner Elsa Arbrandt recently handled complex disputes in the healthcare sector concerning public and private law; Eric Johnson was also promoted to the partnership. The team also acts for clients in the IT and life sciences sectors.
‘The lawyers at Cederquist are engaged, efficient and provide spot-on legal advice.”
‘A combination of commitment, knowledge and stamina. The litigation team managed to successfully handle a huge litigation — one of the biggest in Swedish history — with a comparatively small team.‘
‘Erik Wernberg is always available, attentive, and gives good advice.‘
‘Erik Wernberg is the ultimate companion in a dispute. He is reliable, calm, and provides firm guidance. He has deep knowledge within our industry sector which makes the engagement even more efficient. I couldn’t recommend any other litigation lawyer above Erik.‘
‘The team is easy to work with and always accessible.‘
‘Erik Wernberg is a highly skilled lawyer with an outstanding ability to argue, whatever the topic.‘
‘Cederquist’s dispute resolution team is my first-hand choice when it comes to giving a recommendation to insurance clients in need of a defence counsel. They have commitment to the client and dedication to the client’s cause.‘
EU and competition Tier 2
With an integrated competition and public procurement practice, Advokatfirman Cederquist KB is well placed to handle issues pertaining to bid-rigging and joint-bidding investigations. Practice head Fredrik Lindblom handles merger control matters for domestic and international businesses, with recent highlights involving Phase I clearances for dominant names on the domestic market across the camping supplies, landscaping and building materials sectors. Newly promoted partner Elsa Arbrandt also assists with cartel mandates, and Annika Blomqvist leads the public procurement expertise.
‘Business minded, explains risks clearly and offers solutions.‘
‘A highly knowledgeable and reachable team. Provides pragmatic, timely, hands-on legal advice.‘
‘Knowledge about vertical agreements and other competition law-related questions.‘
‘Fredrik Lindblom is highly skilled and always reachable. He is appreciated for being proactive and always following up queries to ensure the best legal advice is provided.‘
‘Annika Blomqvist is an excellent lawyer.‘
BSH Home Appliances
Insolvency Tier 2
Noteworthy mandates for Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s insolvency practice include complex multi-creditor restructuring exercises for leading Nordic banks and syndicates. The robust corporate recovery practice includes practice head Johan Lundberg and noteworthy individuals Svante Hultqvist and Per Henriksson, who handle high-value debt restructuring programmes for distressed companies.
‘The practice has a truly unique experience of handling complex multi jurisdictional and multi-creditor insolvency and reconstruction arrangements. Cederquist is always our first choice when we shop for services within the insolvency and reconstruction field.‘
‘A very skilled and experienced team that can combine theoretical abilities with a practical approach to problems.‘
‘Star individuals include Svante Hultqvist, Per Henriksson and Johan Lundberg. They are all very knowledgeable and highly skilled lawyers, pragmatic and solutions oriented. They grasp what is essential and their advice is always to the point and provided in a cost efficient manner.‘
‘Johan Lundberg is very available and solutions oriented.‘
‘Svante Hultqvist is simply the best to have onboard for restructuring matters.‘
‘Per Henriksson is a very solid lawyer with high theoretical skills and a good banking background.‘
European Investment Bank
Insurance Tier 2
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB handles a range of contentious insurance mandates for a client list comprising core domestic insurance companies and a number of international insurers. Typical matters for group co-heads Pontus Röckert and Erik Wernberg span professional liability issues relating to former board members, and recourse claims. The firm's corporate experts handle M&A transactions and corporate governance issues for clients in the insurance sector, and co-head Sebastian Sundberg is a go-to name for regulatory advice.
‘Has an outstanding knowledge of the insurance sector, both case law and legislation.‘
‘Erik Wernberg is the partner to go to when it comes to insurance and litigation regarding insurance. Updated, committed and engaged.‘
‘Calm and focused on the facts and issues, which creates confidence.‘
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB has a strong practice in media, marketing and art law, with Johanna Linder and Malin Allard, who co-head the integrated IP, IT and media practice, advising on marketing campaigns, IP rights pertaining to software and databases, commercial agreements for media and technology platforms and licensing agreements in the broadcasting space. The team also handles trade mark portfolios and litigation before the Patent and Market Court.
‘Highly reachable and knowledgable. Provides timely and hands-on legal advice with a pragmatic approach.‘
‘I found the team highly professional, proactive and very knowledgeable on the topic of IP.‘
‘Malin Allard is a very appreciated lawyer for an in-house counsel. She is easy to work with due to her clear communication and hands-on legal advice.‘
‘Johanna Linder is highly knowledgable and reachable. She stands out as an excellent lawyer when it comes to GDPR.‘
‘Malin Allard has a very proactive, warm and friendly approach.‘
Bonnier Broadcasting AB
AB Svensk Filmindustri
Telenor Connexion AB
Samsung Electronics Nordic AB
Perfect Day Media AB
Itiviti Group AB
Björn Borb AB
Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll
Billerud Korsnäs Aktiebolag
Furry Friends AB
BSH Home Appliances AB
Noquo Foods AB
IT and telecoms Tier 2
Johanna Linder and Malin Allard lead the group at Advokatfirman Cederquist KB, which has significant experience in the full spectrum of issues in the IT and telecoms sector. The team has notable expertise in outsourcing and procurement matters encompassing supply contracts for IT and network systems, cloud-computing operations, ERP system implementations and service desk operations. Senior associate Henrik Lindstrand also advises clients on the regulations surrounding digital marketing, big data analysis and the procurement of CRM systems. Clients stem from a broad range of sectors including the IoT solutions, financial services and technology sectors.
‘The firm offers sound and pragmatic advice.‘
‘The team is pragmatic, efficient and it is obvious that the lawyers have in-house expertise.‘
‘Malin Allard’s in-house experience is very helpful for understanding the everyday challenges of business people and the legal teams in charge of supporting them. Her advice is sound, pragmatic and very service-minded.‘
‘They can grasp a problem quickly and they tend to be very pragmatic when working out a solution.‘
‘Johanna Linder has strong legal competence and good feeling for a businesses point of view.‘
Scandinavian Airlines System
Samsung Electronics Nordic AB
Lantmännen ek för
Bonnier Broadcasting AB
Telenor Connexion AB
Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll
Mr Green & Co AB
Svenska Retursystem AB
AB Svensk Filmindustri
Itiviti Group AB
Sopra Steria Sweden AB
Public procurement Tier 3
The public procurement team at Advokatfirman Cederquist KB advises on the entire procurement process, from bidding negotiations and contract management to review procedures and other related litigation before the Swedish courts. Practice head Annika Blomqvist recently advised suppliers in the IT, healthcare, medtech, transport and construction sectors; she took over the role from Mikael Engström, who moved in-house.
‘Cederquist has deep knowledge of Swedish public procurement law and is pragmatic, creative and easy to work with. Their creative side surpasses every other firm I’ve worked with. From a business-oriented view, working with public procurement, there is none better than the team at Cederquist.‘
‘The lawyers that I worked with at Cederquist are forward looking, progressive and specialised. Their strengths are that they are responsive, up to date on practices and always available.‘
‘The public procurement team at Cederquist stands out for being service minded, high spirited and always willing to listen.‘
‘They are fully available and open minded.‘
5 High Innovations
Chas Visual Management
Real estate Tier 3
The ‘100% professional and proactive’ corporate real estate practice at Advokatfirman Cederquist KB handles property acquisitions, disposals and portfolio management mandates. Highly praised team head Erika Åslund and Louise Bjärgård count leading domestic real estate companies, pensions funds and insurance firms as clients. The team also assists with the full range of liability issues, leasing transfers, deal negotiations and financing arrangements.
‘A very experienced team with long track record in the Swedish commercial real estate market- demonstrated in both pragmatic solving of issues arising in the buy/sell process and negotiation skills.‘
‘The team at Cederquist has a very good reputation in the industry. They handle all different angles concerning real estate transactions in a very professional way.‘
‘An engaged, swift and nimble team.‘
‘Provides a high level of attention and responsive advice in both in minor matters and broad complex transactions.‘
‘A very up-to-date, effective and engaged team.‘
‘The practice is very professional and at the same time personal. It is pleasant to work with the team.‘
‘Erika Åslund coordinates the work in an excellent manner, is very informative and has a very practical approach.‘
‘Julia Nilsson has proved to be the true driver of the process with a very good business sense and an unparalleled grip on all details, critical dates and mark-ups.‘
‘Erika Åslund is perfect in stressful situations and acquisitions, she has a wide network and in all situations and a very professional and positive approach.‘
‘Erika Åslund is highly skilled and at the same time down to earth, responsive with a clear focus and business mind.‘
‘Louise Bjärgård is highly appreciated for her excellent commercial knowledge and understanding of the industry, clients’ issues and the market. An excellent negotiator.‘
‘Louise Bjärgård is outstanding. She is professional, a very good business partner and at the same time pleasant to work with.‘
SEB Trygg Liv
Construction Tier 4
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s construction practice head Fredrik Forssman handles litigation and arbitration proceedings for domestic and international construction companies. Recent mandates involved acting against government-owned entities in payments claims, contractual disputes arising from infrastructure projects and disputes concerning allegations of faulty workmanship. Erik Wernberg is another noteworthy name who is experienced across the range of contractual disputes.
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB > Firm Profile
The firm: For more than half a century, Cederquist has grown together with its clients, never compromising the high standards of legal excellence, craftsmanship and business sense distinguishing its lawyers from the very beginning.
Founded in 1953 by the in-house lawyer of a major Swedish publishing house, Cederquist now engages approximately 100 of the top lawyers available on the Swedish market.
As the demands of the firm’s clients have changed and developed, so has Cederquist. Recently the firm has mainly focused on transactional and financing work and it is now regarded as among the best in the country within each of the firm’s practice areas.
Cederquist believes that the heart and soul of an outstanding law firm is legal excellence. All of the firm’s 100 lawyers combine being among the foremost experts within their respective area with an in-depth knowledge of the law in general. This means that not only can the firm provide advice of the highest available quality, but any of its lawyers will be able to identify all the relevant issues within each assignment and, if necessary, refer such issues to one of Cederquist’s experts within that particular area.
Since the firm has a lean organisation it always works closely with clients and can adapt its services based on their specific needs. Personal attention combined with keen business knowledge are key elements to understanding the needs of the client and ensures effective legal advice. It also makes working together more fun!
Areas of practice: To effectively accommodate the needs of its clients, all of the firm’s lawyers combine extensive legal knowledge with an in-depth expertise in specific areas. The firm’s specialists from different practice groups often work together. Many have practiced at law firms or companies outside Sweden. Cederquist can thus offer both its Swedish and international clients high quality, business-focused and cost-efficient advice. The firm’s areas of expertise consist of: M&A, PE, commercial real estate, finance, competition and public procurement, corporate recovery, dispute resolution, employment and benefits, financial market regulation, intellectual property, media and IT law, life sciences and corporate internal investigations.
|Equity capital markets||Wilhelm Lüning|
|Equity capital markets||Tone Myhre-Jensen,|
|Equity capital markets||Fredrik Lundén|
|Competition and public procurement||Fredrik Lindblom|
|Competition and public procurement||Mikael Engström|
|IP, media and IT||Johanna Linder|
|Employment and benefits||Robert Stromberg|
|Life sciences||Johanna Linder|
|Commercial real estate||Erika Åslund|
|Dispute resolution||Erik Wernberg|
|Private equity and venture capital||Martin Ulfson|
|Private equity and venture capital||Pontus Röckert,|
|Private equity and venture capital||Lars Bärnheim|
|Commercial contracts||Maja Wettergren|
|Corporate M&A||Carl-Johan Deuschl|
|Corporate recovery||Johan Lundberg|
|Corporate recovery||Svante Hultqvist|
|Mrs Johanna Linder||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 113
LanguagesEnglish Finnish French German Swedish
OtherContact : Tone Myhre-Jensen (managing partner)
Cederquist has represented Mars, Incorporated, in its acquisition of the AniCura group from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and other sellers.
Cederquist represents NDX Intressenter AB, a bidding vehicle jointly established by Nordic Capital Fund VIII and Sampo plc, in connection with its public cash offer for Nordax Group AB (publ.).
The shares in Bygghemma Group First AB (publ) have today, on 27 March 2018, been admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Cederquist represents Axel Johnson AB in its acquisition of 70% of the shares in Skincity Sweden AB from the Skincity’s founders Annica Forsgren Kjellman and Mikael Kjellman and Rite Internet Ventures Holding AB.
Cederquist has represented Qliro Group AB (publ) in its divestment of Lekmer AB and Scandinavian Kids Group AB.
Cederquist has assisted Mr Green & Co AB in connection with the placement of 5 million new shares, providing the company with SEK 195 million before transaction costs.
Cederquist has assisted Folksam in connection with its acquisition of the property Duvan 6 in central Stockholm.
Cederquist has advised Pradera European Retail Parks SCSp, one of Europe's leading specialist retail property fund and asset managers, on its acquisition of the Swedish retail parks included in a portfolio of 25 prime retail parks located next to IKEA stores in eight European countries.
Sweden: Competition Litigation
Published: August 2019
Authors: Fredrik Lindblom Elsa Arbrandt Sanna Widén
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Competition Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.
Sweden: Public Procurement
Published: January 2020
Authors: Annika Blomqvist Fanny Fernlöf
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Public Procurement laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.
Sweden: Employment & Labour Law
Published: March 2020
Authors: Robert Stromberg Jenny Jilmstad
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Employment & Labour Law laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.
Sweden: Data Protection & Cyber Security
Published: May 2020
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This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Data Protection & Cyber Security laws and regulations that may occur in Sweden.