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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB¬†acts for lender clients including international and domestic banks and other financial institutions.¬†Johan Lundberg¬†recently advised a number of banks on the refinancing of a real estate portfolio owned by Vectura, and assisted¬†Danske Bank with a ‚ā¨116m senior facilities agreement established following FSN‚Äôs¬†listing of Instalco.¬†Svante Hultqvist, who¬†jointly leads the team with Lundberg, has longstanding experience in the banking and finance sector; he was instructed by AIG as Swedish counsel on its financing of a significant residential real estate portfolio in Sweden, which is owned by D. Carnegie & Co.¬†Per Henriksson¬†joined the group from an in-house position at DNB Sweden, while¬†Berndt Pettersson¬†went to¬†Advokatfirman Delphi.

Leading individuals

Johan Lundberg - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Svante Hultqvist - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB¬†is recognised for fielding 'dedicated contacts for each project'; the team is well versed in ECM and DCM work, which are areas of expertise for¬†Wilhelm L√ľning¬†and¬†Svante Hultqvist¬†respectively. L√ľning and¬† Fredrik Lund√©n, who has 'vast experience in¬†all types of capital markets matters', advised property company¬†Hemfosa on the potential demerger and spin off of parts of its property portfolio into a new subsidiary and the subsequent listing of the new company on Nasdaq Stockholm. Recent DCM work includes acting as Swedish counsel for the initial purchasers, including Goldman Sachs and Merill Lynch, on the issuance of senior notes and floating rate senior notes by Verisure Midholding.¬†Tone Myhre-Jensen¬†gives 'rapid and well-placed advice' and¬†Johan Lundberg¬†is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Wilhelm L√ľning - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB fields a team of 'deeply experienced and competent' lawyers, which advises clients on cross-border transactional and commercial matters and regularly works with other departments in the firm. The 'proactive and collaborative' Lars Bärnheim and practice head Carl-Johan Deuschl assisted Mars Petcare with its acquisition of shares in Anicura from Cidron Rock, Fidelio and other minority sellers; and the 'solution-focused' Maja Wettergren advised Axel Johnson on its acquisition of a majority stake in Skincity from its founders and venture capital investors. Martin Ulfson is also a noteworthy practitioner.

Leading individuals

Carl-Johan Deuschl - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Next generation lawyers

Jimmy Gärd - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

The 'hardworking team' at Advokatfirman Cederquist KB has 'good knowledge of construction law' and represents Swedish and international construction companies, working closely with the firm's real estate practice. The 'extraordinarily talented' Fredrik Forssman leads the team and is particularly well versed in litigation; senior associates Eric Johnson and Linus Jonson are also noted.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB¬†has notable strength in¬†disputes relating to commercial matters, M&A, construction work, professional liability and¬†investment mandates. The team is led by¬†Erik Wernberg, who 'stands out as a top Swedish litigator'; he represented government-owned passenger train operator SJ as claimant in proceedings against Arriva √Ėstg√∂tapendeln relating to a train traffic operations joint venture.¬†Fredrik Forssman¬†specialises in construction disputes;¬†Jens Tillqvist¬†and senior associates¬†Eric Johnson¬†and¬†Elsa Arbrandt¬†are also key names to note.

Next generation lawyers

Eric Johnson - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB's practice handles the full spectrum of competition issues and is singled out for its 'strong knowledge of Swedish competition law, while also being extremely reactive and knowing how to move matters along'. The team is led by Fredrik Lindblom, who 'knows when a deep analysis is required or when the client needs more guidance'; he was recently involved in several cartel investigations. Clients include Coca-Cola, Coty and Folksam. Senior associate Kristoffer Molin is also noted.

Next generation lawyers

Kristoffer Molin - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB fields a 'fast and solution-oriented' team of experienced lawyers, who handle employment issues for companies and organisations from a variety of sectors. Practice head Robert Stromberg has significant expertise in reorganisations and redundancies; his recent highlights include acting for PwC with associate Klara Wirén in a dispute relating to a breach of a non-solicitation and non-competition clause by a former regional manager and the related payment of liquidated damages. Jens Tillqvist conducted several investigations for Fastighetsbyrån relating to the transferral of trade secrets, and associate Jonas Lindskog is also noted. Jenny Jilmstad is now at Hamilton Advokatbyrå.

Leading individuals

Jens Tillqvist - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Robert Stromberg - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB's team is experienced in IT and technology development and procurement issues, data protection work, outsourcings and telecoms mandates. The group counts public and private sector companies as clients and is jointly led by Malin Allard and Johanna Linder; the latter recently assisted Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll with issues relating to digitalisation and big data, and also advised Björn Borg on its GDPR compliance project. Maja Wettergren is experienced in IT and technology-related M&A and outsourcings, and senior associate Henrik Lindstrand is also noted.

Leading individuals

Johanna Linder - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB's practice has significant expertise in restructurings, regularly advises on debt and security structures, and works closely with the firm's capital markets, commercial and dispute resolution departments. Johan Lundberg advised Pandion on the financing of Firesteel’s acquisition of Nordic Mines Marknad from Nordic Mines; he jointly leads the practice with the experienced Svante Hultqvist. Per Henriksson joined from DNB Sweden in 2018.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Clients single out Advokatfirman Cederquist KB for its 'good, in-depth knowledge of the industry'. The cross-departmental team includes practitioners from the firm's M&A, dispute resolution and financial markets groups. Practice head Erik Wernberg regularly handles contentious matters, and senior associates Eric Johnson and Oskar Gentele are also noted.

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB combines its IP, media and marketing group with its IT and telecoms team to act for clients in the technology, telecoms and e-commerce sectors. In a recent highlight, Malin Allard represented Daisy Grace in a trade mark infringement case before the Swedish Patent and Market Court. Bonnier Broadcasting and Samsung are also clients. Johanna Linder is recognised for her IT experience.

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 2

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

The team at Advokatfirman Cederquist KB 'is able to use its knowledge of the law to create significant commercial value for its clients'. Led by Mikael Engström, who gives 'sharp and straightforward answers to difficult questions', the practice handles the full spectrum of procurement issues; Engström successfully advised Studentwork on its bid in Ellevio’s procurement process for staffing consultancy services. Associate Peter Riiga has 'a broad business perspective'.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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.

Leading individuals

Erika √Öslund - Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

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