Firm Profile > Mannheimer Swartling > Stockholm, Sweden

Mannheimer Swartling
NORRLANDSGATAN 21
111 87 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Banking and finance Tier 1

Global financial institutions regularly instruct Mannheimer Swartling’s leading banking and finance practice on the full range of lending mandates, from asset, real estate and acquisition financing work to structured finance issues, restructurings and securitisations. Experts including Daniel Karlsson and practice co-heads André Andersson and Thomas Pettersson provide advice on high-yield bond and export credit issues and regularly assist clients with regulatory and product development mandates. Also noteworthy is the team’s activity in the renewable energy sector, which is a key area for Andreas Zettergren and Olof Stenström, who handle high-value project financing arrangements for borrowers in the onshore wind farm industry.

Key clients

Swedbank

Danske Bank

Svenska Handelbanken

DNB Bank

Scandinavian Airlines System

Santander

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Nordea Bank

GE

Macquarie

Capital markets Tier 1

Noted for its ‘extensive experience and knowledge’, Mannheimer Swartling provides its client base with capital markets advice across the full range of transactions. Leading on equity mandates, co-head Eva Hägg and Patrik Marcelius handle high-profile rights issuances on the main market for leading industrial names, while Nordic private equity houses instruct Nina Svensson and Emil Boström on complex transactions including dual track exits. Debt capital markets mandates are handled by co-head André Andersson and co-head Thomas Pettersson, who assist underwriters and issuers. Recent highlights included green bond issuances on the Sustainable Bond Market and high-value MTN programmes, which are handled by Zoran Stambolovski.

Testimonials

Mannheimer Swartling has an extraordinary team which covers all areas of practice within capital markets and is well up to speed with the market. Highest quality and speedy delivery.

Perceived as the most professional capital markets team, involved in high-profile transactions and matters, always being one step ahead.

Reliable, knowledgeable advice built on vast experience.

Mannheimer Swartling always delivers with quality, even at short notice.

Johan Ljungberg is fast and always delivers with high quality. He is genuinely interested in our company and often thinks a step further.

Emil Boström is up to speed with the market, has superior knowledge and is proactive in his approach. Always available and will resource projects appropriately.

Eva Hägg is recognised as a go-to senior partner in Sweden.

Oscar Gerdhem is a rising star in the capital markets team.

Nina Svensson has a competent, calm, structured, hands-on approach. Always quick to respond.

Zoran Stambolovski is very experienced in all kinds of debt capital markets transactions. He understands the business.

Key clients

AB Electrolux

Volvo Cars

Munters Group

Ratos

Saa

Sandvik

SAS

SSAB

Svenska Handelsbanken

Telefonaktiebolaget LM

Ericsson

Nordea Bank

Danske Bank

DNB Bank

Scania

Banco Santander

The Swedish National Debt Office

LKAB

Klarna Bank

Nordea Bank

SkandiaBanken

Landshypotek Bank

Swedish Match

Boliden

SBAB Bank

Vattenfall

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Fielding the largest practice in Sweden, Mannheimer Swartling provides a fully integrated corporate, commercial and M&A service across its Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö offices. Global private equity houses, corporates and emerging technology companies instruct the team on the full spectrum of high-value transactional and corporate governance mandates. Patrik Marcelius and group co-head Eva Hägg recently handled a number of public takeovers including advising target companies on significant hostile takeovers, while co-head Adam Green is a go-to name for global transactions in the technology sector. Martin Pekkari heads up the commercial aspect of the team, and advises on outsourcing projects, industrial cooperations and contractual negotiations. Andreas Steen also provides substantial corporate sustainability and risk management expertise.

Testimonials

The firm has a wide range of competence, always making sure that the most competent person is engaged.

The team is extremely competent and knowledgeable. You never have to fear that they are missing anything – they know what they are doing and have the ability to put things into perspective. They are also very responsive and agile.

A top-quality firm that combines great partners with solid project management and execution from its associates. They are always on top of the latest market developments.

Has the ability to grasp the whole picture very quickly, understanding where the need for legal advice lies. They are problem solvers, bringing good and relevant ideas into projects.

Marcus Johansson is very responsive and helpful in getting things done.

Fredrik Lundegårdh very thorough and experienced. He puts things into perspective and gives advice that helps you.

Emil Boström and Patrik Marcelius are great! Extremely knowledgeable and solutions oriented.

Key clients

ABB

Ahlsell

Altor

Alfa Laval Group

Axel Johnson International Group

Bridgepoint

Danske Bank

Electrolux

Ericsson

EQT

GE

Hexagon

Klarna

Loomis Group

Nordax Bank

Nordea Bank

Nordic Capital

Northvolt

Ocado Group Plc

SAAB

Sandvik

SCA (Svenska Cellulosa AB)

SEB bank

Sollentuna Municipality

Spotify

Stockholm County Council

Stora Enso

Telia

The City of Stockholm

The Swedish State

Vattenfall

Volvo Cars

Construction Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling handles some of the largest construction developments across Sweden, as well as a range of international projects. Recent matters for Anders Ingvarson and practice leader Johan Granehult include infrastructure, energy and wastewater projects. Other advisory matters include assisting with nuclear power projects, hospital developments and factory expansions. The team also acts in significant international construction arbitration proceedings for foreign governments, domestic public bodies and utilities companies. The practice works closely with the firm’s public procurement, environmental, tax and corporate practitioners.

Testimonials

Very diligent, thorough and thinks outside the box.

Key clients

Trafikverket

Stockholm County Council

Region Västra Götaland

ABB

Borås Energi & Miljö

Nordisk Vindkraft

Sinopec Niongbo

Northvolt

Nordic Sugar

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling is a prominent name in the field of data protection and privacy under the leadership of corporate sustainability and risk management group head Erica Wiking Häger. Alongside advice on the full scope of GDPR compliance work including implementation strategies and policy work, the team also assists multinational clients with cross-border data sharing and cybersecurity issues, breach prevention strategies, data processing agreements and matters relating to the use of facial recognition techniques. Clients regularly originate in regulated sectors including the financial services and telecoms industries; other key sectors include the healthcare, life sciences, retail, automotive and digital media arenas. Niklas Sjöblom leads the Gothenburg-based team.

Testimonials

Erica Wiking Häger is excellent.

Erica Wiking Häger is an excellent lawyer – responsive, solutions oriented and extremely knowledgable.

Erica Wiking Häger is exceptionally knowledgeable in GDPR and brings an expertise to the table which combines compliance and privacy.

Erica Wiking Häger is super good – very efficient and practical!

Key clients

Hexagon

Northvolt

SAS

Loomis

Castellum

Novamedia

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The dispute resolution team at Mannheimer Swartling acts as lead counsel in some of the most significant international arbitration mandates in the market. Olle Flygt, group co-heads Kristoffer Löf and Fredrik Andersson, and Robin Oldenstam act for public bodies, global financial institutions and corporates in major construction, investment treaty, energy and mining disputes under the rules of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Stefan Brocker leverages his Gothenburg presence to act in industrial litigation in the automotive, shipping and transport sectors, while Hans Hammarbäck is the go-to name for insurance litigation. With a desk in Moscow, the firm is also well-placed to handle east-west commercial disputes.

Testimonials

A highly competent firm which uses available resources and skills in a cost-efficient manner.

They make themselves familiar with the technical aspects of the case, can be easily reached, are quick to reply and have a good administration for big sets of documents. They dig into the details and ask good questions.

Hans Hammarbäck is an expert in his field who manages to provide legal support through his team in a cost-efficient manner.

Stefan Brocker is very experienced, easy to work with, extremely client focussed and professional.

Their expertise and professionalism makes me feel well taken care of every time I turn to them for help in legal matters. They deliver with quality, business focus and team spirit which is highly appreciated.

Azadeh Razani is one of the partners of that I have had the pleasure to work with. She is always available when I need consultancy and provides good advice and accurate legal services whenever needed. I can always call her to discuss strategies or other questions regarding the case.

Aron Skogman is very hardworking and dedicated.

The team of lawyers our company worked with proved to be very dedicated, efficient and thorough.

Employment Tier 1

High-profile corporate clients routinely instruct Mannheimer Swartling's employment practice on the full range of stand-alone matters including senior-level terminations, restructuring and redundancy exercises, trade union negotiations, senior-level contract negotiations and incentive scheme drafting. Heading up the practice, Henric Diefke also regularly provides advice on the employment elements of the firm’s M&A transactions. The highly regarded Anders Nordström handles global compliance reviews while also acting in significant employment disputes; recent matters included non-compete breaches and trade secret arbitration proceedings.

Testimonials

Mannheimer Swartling always delivers with quality and can handle this even at short notice.

Extremely satisfied with the attention and expertise that I received from the firm. Very short response times, appropriate advice and value for money. Their expertise and professionalism makes me feel well taken care of every time I turn to them for help in legal matters and I am well aware of that I will receive the best legal advice each time. I believe that I work with the best lawyers in this area.

Efficient and service minded. The quality of every team member is very impressive.

State-of-the-art knowledge, constantly updated with the latest developments and case law. Very approachable and professional, with to-the-point guidance when needed.

The team has great strength in regular employment matters, disputes and transactions. A much appreciated trusted partner which is quick to help when needed.

We work with a lot of different law firms in Sweden, however Mannheimer Swartling stands out as in a league of their own. They have built a broad employment practice with a number of highly qualified partners and lawyers.

Henric Diefke instils confidence.

Henric Diefke is one of the stand-out partners of Mannheimer Swartling. He is always available when I need consultancy and provides good advice and accurate legal services whenever I need them.

Anders Nordström has very strong legal skills and is client oriented.

Anders Nordström is a trusted, well-known partner who has great knowledge of Swedish employment law. His litigation skills are fantastic and it’s always a comfort working with him since we know that we will get the job done properly. His prompt, practical advice is very helpful.

Anders Nordström is flexible and pragmatic with a high focus on quality.

Henric Diefke is brilliant. He has a very pragmatic approach.

Key clients

Essity (former SCA)

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Castellum

AstraZeneca

Nordic Capital

Loomis

Spotify

Getinge

Maersk

ÅF Pöyry

Church of Sweden

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi)

Doka Sverige AB

Hembla AB

Energy Tier 1

The energy practice at Mannheimer Swartling handles large-scale financing arrangements, M&A transactions and divestments for global green energy and wind power investors, financial institutions and foreign governments. The group regularly acts in contentious mandates including gas-supply agreement claims, gas price arbitration proceedings and energy and production-sharing disputes. Recent regulatory work includes permitting issues, consent processes, energy production work and land acquisition mandates. The team comprises a cross-section of practitioners from the corporate, environment and finance practices including Emma Olnäs Fors, Andreas Zettergren and Therese Strömshed.

Testimonials

Super knowledgeable, pragmatic, efficient.

Per Asbrinkis super knowledgeable and always one step ahead.

Key clients

GE

Green Investment Group

Eolus AB (including subsidiaries)

E.ON AB (including subsidiaries)

Skanska Wind Power Invest

Vattenfall

Preem

Engie S.A. (former Gaz de France)

The Republic of Kazakhstan

Stena Renewable AB

E.ON. Sverige AB

Nordisk Vindkraft

DNB Bank ASA

SEB

Environment Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling fields an extensive team of environmental law professionals in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, which handles the full spectrum of issues for government bodies, municipalities and leading names in the energy and industrial sectors. Stand-out names including practice head Felicia Ullerstam, Bo Hansson and Per Molander handle market-leading permit applications for construction projects involving power plants, mines, factories, infrastructure projects and wastewater facilities. Therese Strömshed and Joel Mårtensson are go-to names for the environmental elements of M&A transactions. The practice is also noted for its experience in complex product compliance matters involving chemical and plant protection legislation.

Testimonials

A competent team with a lot of experience which is client oriented and professional.

Partners are very dedicated to their work and always work for the best interests of their clients. Associates are hardworking and more or less always available. They support their partners in a fantastic way, giving the team a great strength in complicated cases and court hearings.

Key clients

Aarhus Karlshamn Sweden AB

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

ABB AB

Alfa Laval AB

Avalon Minerals Viscaria

Barsebäck Kraft AB

BASF AB

Björkdalsgruvan AB

Boliden AB

Cambrex Karlskoga AB

City of Stockholm

Domsjö Fabriker AB (part of the Aditya Birla Group)

Enwind AB

E.ON Group

Ericsson AB

Eskilstuna Energi och Miljö AB

ESS ERIC Council

Fortum Group

Gaz-System S.A.

GE Group

Gränges AB

Heidelberg Cement Northern Group

Höganäs Group

INOVYN Sweden AB (formerly INEOS Sweden AB)

Interaxion B.V.

Kalmar Municipality

Käppalaförbundet

LKAB

Maple Power Ltd

Metsä Board Sverige AB

Nordic Trout Sweden AB (formerly Ålands Fiskförädling Sverige AB)

NKT HV Cables

NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB,

OKG AB

OK-Q8 AB

Orsted Wind Power A/A

Oskarshamn Municipality

Ovako Sweden AB

Oxelösunds Hamn Aktiebolag / OxGas AB

Perstorp Group

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

Samsung Electronics Nordic AB

Suez Recycling AB (formerly SITA Sverige AB)

SKF Sverige AB

SSAB

Stockholm County Council

Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB

Swedavia AB

Trollhättan Energi AB

Vattenfall AB

Vattudalens Fisk AB

Villeroy & Boch Gustavsberg AB

Volvo Car Cooperation

Volvo Group

Överumans Fisk AB

EU and competition Tier 1

The market-leading EU and competition practice at Mannheimer Swartling fields a team of stand-out professionals, who cover all aspects of the field. On the contentious side, practice head Johan Carle, Stefan Perván Lindeborg and newly promoted partner Fredrik Sjövall appear before the European Commission and domestic courts in landmark antitrust, cartel and abuse of dominance cases for a client list of global and domestic names. The team also has a number of noteworthy senior associates including Mårten Andersson and Sarah Hoskins, who routinely assist with complex, cross-border Phase I and Phase II merger filings.

Testimonials

They are smart and experienced. They work on most of the complicated cases on the market and are hence updated on the latest developments.

Johan Carle is solid and very strong on mergers. He keeps calm even when the conditions are rough.

Fredrik Sjövall is extremely smart and analytical. Has very good process skills and is fast to spot and exploit weaknesses in the oppositions arguments.

Mårten Andersson is a very skilled and experienced senior associate.

Key clients

Nasdaq

Swedish Match

Lantmännen

Assa Abloy

Telia

Telenor

Perstorp

Postnord

Ratos

Nordic Capital

Electrolux

Scandinavian Airlines

Accent Equity Partners

Heidelberg Cement

InBev

Sandvik

Alfa Laval

Höganäs

Volvo Cars

Kia Motors

Söderberg & Partners

SAAB

Bong

Getinge

Samsung

Northvolt

Skanska

Volkswagen Group

LKAB

Linde/AGA

Capio

Hexagon

AAK

Ericsson

Securitas

Stora Enso

Yamaha

Insurance Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling acts for leading insurers as well as policyholders and municipalities in insurance disputes including liability proceedings, subrogation claims and limitation issues. Recent big-ticket work saw practice head Hans Hammarbäck handling international arbitration proceedings in the construction sector. Hammarbäck is also a key name for advisory work and, with assistance from senior associate Erik Schultz and associate Sofia Andersson, advises insurers and reinsurers on asset and liability management issues, product structuring and development mandates, insurance-related M&A, risk transfers and general regulatory compliance.

Testimonials

Provides clear and effective advice.

A strong and professional team with broad competencies within property and casualty insurance with a service-minded approach.

Key clients

Landskrona Stad

Po Söderberg & Partner Holding Aktiebolag

IT and telecoms Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling assists with substantial outsourcing and procurement projects for the provision of IT platforms for blue-chip companies and public bodies, often involving cross-border elements. Practice co-heads Martin Pekkari and Niklas Sjöblom are experienced in establishing joint ventures in the telecoms industry, while Anders Bergsten is advising on large-scale digital transformation projects and digital payment services for infrastructure, public sector and financial services clients. The department also recently established the MSA Innovation Hub, which is designed to manage the firm’s work in digitalising the law industry.

Testimonials

A very knowledgeable team.

Martin Pekkari runs an efficient ship.

Anders Bergsten is very hands on and always available when needed.

Key clients

Alfa Laval Group

Candela Speedboats

Hexagon

Loomis Group

Nordax Bank

Northvolt

Ocado Group Plc

Stockholm County Council

Telia Company

The City of Stockholm

The Swedish State

Volvo Cars Corporation

Real estate Tier 1

The expansive team of real estate practitioners at Mannheimer Swartling includes Hillevi Börjesson and practice co-heads Klas Wennström and Jesper Prytz, and acts for a client list comprising real estate companies, property developers, international real estate funds and public bodies. The team handles big-ticket wind farm acquisitions, exchange transactions and commercial property portfolio divestments. Prytz recently handled several significant long-term leasing negotiations, while Tomas Johansson advised on cooperation agreements in the hotel sector.

Testimonials

Mannheimer Swartling always delivers with quality and can handle this even at short notice.

Hillevi Börjesson is very business oriented and constantly looks to stay focussed on the business. She is a very skilled negotiator.

Availability, short response times, professionalism, understanding of the business, legal skills and high quality is what stands out for Mannheimer Swartling. I am extremely satisfied with the attention and expertise that I received from the firm.

Their expertise and professionalism makes me feel well taken care of every time I turn to them for help in legal matters and I am well aware that I will receive the best legal advice each time. I believe that I work with the best lawyers in the area.

Magnus Josefsson is always available and provides good advice and accurate legal services whenever I need them. I can always call him to discuss business strategies and questions on a day-to-day basis. I am extremely satisfied with his performance.

Key clients

Castellum AB

Rikshem AB

Älvstranden Utveckling AB

Hemsö Fastighets AB

Rockspring

Starwood

Facebook

Spotify

Kungsleden

Northern Horizon

Shipping Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling’s shipping practice advises market-leading shipping companies and government bodies on joint ventures and contractual negotiations for the construction and management of vessels for the transportation of crude oil and drilling rigs. Key contacts Stefan Brocker and Fredrik Andersson co-head the practice out of Gothenburg and handle shipping-related disputes. The team also advises on flagging and registration matters.

Key clients

Volvo Car Corporation

Stena AB

Stena Bulk AB

Stena RoRo AB

Stena Rederi AB

Concordia Maritime AB

SAAB AB

Finnlines Oyj

the Salinity Group

TTS Marine AB

F.H. Bertling

Stora Enso

APM Terminals Gothenburg AB

Danske Bank

Inter Terminals Sweden AB

Steamship Insurance Management Services

Träfraktkontoret i Göteborg Aktiebolag

Svenska Orient Linien AB

DFDS A/S

A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S

Tax Tier 1

In tax litigation, Mannheimer Swartling’s group head Anders Erasmie is involved in a number of the prominent cases in the market involving the imposition of corporate tax penalties and VAT exemptions. The team also has a full-service transactional tax practice, with Niklas Hagbard advising private equity funds and corporate clients on tax structuring issues arising from M&A transactions, IPOs, corporate expansions, restructurings, incentive programmes and co-investments. The firm also fields a dedicated team advising on fund formations, fund exits and tax and asset managements; Martin Nilsson is a go-to name in the group.

Testimonials

The team is responsive, to the point and solutions oriented.

The tax team is highly competent, easy to work with and commercial.

A highly technical and very practical approach.  Very good command of the latest tax practices.  Best in class for Swedish tax matters.

Martin Nilsson provides honest and straightforward communication.

Anders Erasmie and Martin Nilsson are responsive, to the point and solutions oriented.

Anders Erasmie is dedicated, very responsive, pleasant to deal with, creative and very knowledgeable. He is a sharp advocate with great litigation qualities.

Key clients

Swedish Match

Nordic Capital

Uniper

Cevian

Ratos

E.ON

Flir

Accent

Insolvency Tier 2

Lenders, equity investors and other creditors instruct the insolvency team at Mannheimer Swartling on cross-border financial restructurings and litigation pertaining to claw backs and other judicial proceedings. On the debtor side, the group handles the sales and acquisitions of distressed assets, and also assists clients with preventative measures. The team is jointly led by Thomas Pettersson and Christoffer Monell and comprises a cross-section of professionals from the banking and finance, corporate, M&A and dispute resolution practices.

Key clients

Adam Opel GmbH

AB Storstockholms lokaltrafik

Intellectual property and media Tier 2

Mannheimer Swartling’s IP team handles high-value IP-led transactions, licensing and cooperation agreements, and strategic portfolio management matters. In other non-contentious mandates, practice head Niklas Sjöblom handles media and broadcasting rights, trade mark prosecutions and the lifecycle management of pharmaceutical products. Oscar Björkman Possne leads on contentious matters including life sciences patent litigation and is acting in a number of landmark blocking injunctions for a leading internet service provider. Per Josefson moved in-house.

Testimonials

A highly capable team for life science patent litigation. They provide timely advice, achieve great results for clients and are highly professional.

Oscar Björkmann Possne is excellent. I have worked with him and Per Josefson in the past and they are both extremely skilled patent litigators.

Key clients

Telia Company

Novartis

Nordic Capital

Valedo Partners

LEO Pharma

Volvo Cars Corporation

City of Stockholm

Western Sweden Region

Novamedia Sverige AB

Castellum AB

Public procurement Tier 2

Mannheimer Swartling’s public procurement practice advises various administrative bodies on procurements and PPP negotiations for transportation services, IT systems, infrastructure projects and medical services. As a leading firm for corporate transactions, the group often assists with the restructuring of businesses with a core portfolio of publicly procured contracts. Practice head Johan Carle and Sven Vaxenbäck assist with review procedures and other tender disputes, and provide advice on investigations by the Swedish Competition Authority into alleged breaches of procurement law.

Testimonials

The team has a high degree of availability and delivers according to what has been agreed on.

A highly skilled and professional team.

Excellent quality, very diligent, conscientious and always delivers on time.

Key clients

Region of Stockholm

The Swedish Transport Administration

Region of Västra Götaland

The Swedish State

SAAB Group

Vattenfall Group

PostNord Group

Municipality of Sollentuna

Tunstall AB

Municipality of Härnösand

The firm: Mannheimer Swartling’s roots date to 1877. The modern firm was founded through a merger between Mannheimer & Zetterlöf and Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå on 1 July 1990. The merger led to the creation of a firm with approximately 90 lawyers. Time has shown that merging was the correct decision, and the firm has thrived ever since. Today Mannheimer Swartling is the leading business law firm in the Nordic region. Its clients include companies and organisations in Sweden and around the world. With approximately 400 lawyers specialised in different areas of business law and industries, the firm seeks always to understand clients’ legal and, equally importantly, commercial challenges, and applies its collective expertise to find optimal solutions. A large percentage of its assignments have an international or cross-border element, and some of the work is only tangentially related to Sweden. Reflecting the decreasing importance and increasing permeability of national borders in terms of clients’ business interests, Mannheimer Swartling has developed a broad international network and very close co-operation with other leading law firms around the world. It invests heavily in developing efficient and effective working relationships with these firms, and regularly works with them in integrated multi-jurisdictional teams. The firm has offices in Sweden and five offices abroad (Moscow, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Brussels and New York).

Areas of practice: Mannheimer Swartling advises on the full range of legal matters that its clients face. As the largest law firm in the Nordic region, it offers both the scope and the scale required to handle the most demanding projects. Operating as a true lockstep firm ensures that its collective experience and expertise is available to every assignment. Clients from all areas of the private and public sectors turn to the firm for counsel of exceptional quality. Its industry groups are composed of lawyers who have specific, practical experience of the legal and commercial issues facing various industry sectors. The firm continuously invests in developing sector knowledge to ensure it evolves with changing industry conditions.

Number of lawyers : 400
Number of partners : 82
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