Firm Profile > Mannheimer Swartling > Stockholm, Sweden

Mannheimer Swartling
NORRLANDSGATAN 21
111 87 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Banking and finance Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling fields an expansive team of banking and finance experts situated across the country, handling an impressive range of lending mandates for global banks and financial institutions. Senior adviser André Andersson and practice head Thomas Pettersson are prominent figures in the high-yield bonds market, while Daniel Karlsson leads on acquisition and real estate financing instructions. Andreas Zettergren is acting for numerous Swedish and international banks on project financing and export credit mandates, notably in the renewable energy sector. Newly promoted partner Therese Jansson provides clients with robust financial regulation knowledge.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Pettersson

Other key lawyers:

André Andersson; Thomas Pettersson; Daniel Karlsson; Andreas Zettergren; Therese Jansson

Key clients

Nordea Bank AB

Danske Bank

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

DNB Bank

Scandinavian Airlines System Denmark – Norway – Sweden

Santander

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Swedbank AB

GE

Northvolt

Capital markets Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling maintains a dominant position in the equity capital markets scene. The expansive group, which includes new practice chair Patrik Marcelius, Nina Svensson and Emil Boström, handles large-cap rights issuances, IPOs, convertible bonds and dual listings for international corporate clients. Former practice chair Eva Hägg retains a notable company law, securities law and corporate governance practice. Premier Nordic banks and other financial institutions also engage the team on underwriting mandates. Thomas Pettersson heads up the debt capital markets team, which includes Daniel Karlsson; recent highlights include matters relating to high-yield and investment-grade bonds, securitisations, bond workouts and EMTN programmes.

Practice head(s):

Patrik Marcelius; Thomas Pettersson

Other key lawyers:

Nina Svensson; Emil Boström; Eva Hägg; Daniel Karlsson

Testimonials

‘Daniel Karlsson always delivers on his bond mandates. A skilled lawyer with a pragmatic mindset.’

‘Exceptional knowledge, availability and engagement. Great international network.’

‘Emil Boström – outstanding partner at the firm with a rare combination of outstanding knowledge in the legal capital markets field combined with deep understanding of commercial and the unique business needs of each company.’

Key clients

AB Electrolux

AB Industrivärden

Danske Bank

DNB Bank

Nordea Bank

Saab AB

Sandvik AB

SAS AB

Scania

SKF

SSAB AB

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Vattenfall

Volvo Cars

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling provides an expansive, multi-office corporate and transactions practice under global M&A head Adam Green, who recently handled multijurisdictional spin-offs and capital raising exercises in the consumer goods and energy sectors. Public takeovers and equity offerings are handled by Patrik Marcelius, while Jan Holmius and Henrik Dock advise on private equity deals, including recent divestments in the healthcare sector. The full-service commercial offering is led by Martin Pekkari, whose recent projects include outsourcing operations in the public transport sector and joint ventures in the renewables sector. The firm’s MSA Innovation Lab platform provides bespoke lawtech tools and digital applications to retained clients.

Practice head(s):

Adam Green; Patrik Marcelius; Martin Pekkari

Other key lawyers:

Jan Holmius; Henrik Dock

Testimonials

‘Mannheimer Swartling has a full-service practice; what often stands out is their ability to leverage the whole firm across various areas of expertise.’

‘Exceptionally good availability and strong engagement by their partners (and their teams). Most recently worked with Henrik Dock, who impressed us with his ability to move discussions forward in a pragmatic way, balancing legal protection for us in various transaction documents whilst making sure that the deal actually got done.’

‘Henrik Dock has strong skills in multi-contractual work, good overview and business acumen.’

‘Top legal knowledge and skills combined with high accessibility and understanding of business needs create a truly unique service and client experience.’

‘Patrik Marcelius is the most knowledgeable and experienced attorney within the field that I have encountered in Sweden. Issues that require other firms to do research are answered immediately based on knowledge and experience from similar cases.

‘It’s a business-oriented, industry-savvy, hardworking legal team with expertise in M&A and corporate law. They deliver on time, and give me advice (instead or reciting the law).’

‘The team is able to deliver a holistic offering across different legal areas. It is expected to take a leadership role in deals and it does.’

Key clients

ABB

Ahlsell

Altor

Axel Johnson International Group

Bridgepoint

Electrolux

Ericsson

Essity

EQT

Klarna

Kry

Loomis Group

Nordic Capital

Northvolt

Ocado Group Plc

SAAB

Sandvik

SCA (Svenska Cellulosa AB)

SEB bank

Spotify

Stockholm County Council

Stora Enso

Summa Equity

Telia

The City of Stockholm

The Swedish State

Valedo Partners

Vattenfall

Volvo Cars

Construction Tier 1

Possessing a 'unique and superior competence' in construction law, Mannheimer Swartling is undoubtedly the stand-out name in the practice area, and advises on almost all of the largest active construction projects in Sweden. The firm also has extensive expertise in disputes, regularly representing the contracting entity in high-profile proceedings against contractors. Johan Granehult, who leads the team, has experience in  international projects and has assisted with major developments in Russia and Jordan. Anders Ingvarson co-leads the firm's dispute resolution group and is highly regarded for his expertise in production issues in the construction industry.

Practice head(s):

Johan Granehult

Other key lawyers:

Anders Ingvarson; Jan Kansmark

Testimonials

‘Mannheimer Swartling has a unique and superior competence, compared to other Swedish companies when it comes to knowledge of the Construction business, experienced staff that has given us an advance in several legal matters.’

‘Anders Ingvarson has a far better knowledge of the construction business and how contractors think than any other lawyer that we work with and he has also helped us to positive outcomes in several cases, so far. Anders has a sharpness in everything that he has helped us with, Quick to respond, never letting us down, even with extremely short notice.’

Key clients

Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration)

The Stockholm County Council

Region Västra Götaland

ABB

Borås Energi & Miljö AB

HeidelbergCement

Nordisk Vindkraft AB

Sinopec Ningbo Engineering

Northvolt AB

Nordic Sugar AB

Barsebäck Kraft AB

OKG AB

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

As head of Mannheimer Swartling’s corporate sustainability and risk management group, data protection and data privacy is a key area of expertise for Erica Wiking Häger. Multinational corporate clients and highly regulated financial institutions retain the team for full-scope advice, including GDPR compliance issues, cross-border data sharing and processing work, data protection impact assessments and advice on corporate expansions and M&A. Co-head Niklas Sjöblom applies his knowledge to IT outsourcing projects. The firm is increasingly advising investors and consumer-focused technology clients on the sustainability and ethical aspects of consumer data usage. Regulatory investigations by the Swedish Data Protection Authority are also handled by the group.

Practice head(s):

Erica Wiking Häger; Niklas Sjöblom

Testimonials

‘Outstanding service in terms of attention, competence and pragmatic approach. Useful hands-on advice.’

‘Very dedicated and among the strongest lawyers in their fields. Always give great guidance on how to practically handle questions (even if the legal field is ambiguous).’

‘Great team with very skilful individuals.’

‘Erika has grown this team for many years and as a result the firm has the best practice in this field in the Nordics.’

‘Extensive knowledge within privacy. Extensive knowledge within other key practices which gives a thorough assessment of different aspects to bear in mind when weighing pros and cons with different solutions.’

‘Mannheimer Swartling has extensive experience in data protection matters, spanning from compliance aspects of processing activities, to the handling of cross-border data breaches.’

‘They know their job, and very responsive.’

Key clients

Klarna

Spotify

Northvolt

SAS

Loomis

Castellum

Novamedia

ATG

Dispute resolution Tier 1

With the largest dispute resolution team in the Swedish market, Mannheimer Swartling is a key name for multinational blue-chip companies, financial institutions and state-owned bodies. Co-chairs Kristoffer Löf and Anders Ingvarson, together with Olle Flygt and Gothenburg-based Robin Oldenstam, handle large-scale arbitrations under SCC and ICSID. The group also acts in investor-state disputes and East-West arbitrations; the latter leverages the firm's Moscow office and Russian-speaking abilities. Hans Hammarbäck maintains a reputable insurance litigation practice, and Fredrik Andersson and Mattias Göransson are go-to names for disputes in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Kristoffer Löf; Anders Ingvarson

Other key lawyers:

Olle Flygt; Robin Oldenstam; Hans Hammarbäck; Fredrik Andersson; Mattias Göransson

Testimonials

‘Robin Oldenstam is a very good litigator who wants to know and understand all the details and facts.’

‘Very good insurance litigation knowledge with a team lead that ensures that the right level of skills/cost is allocated to the right team member, which leads to cost efficient services provided.’

‘The quality of their work is good and they are very responsive and proactive. They understand that before being able to plead a case in court or hear witnesses you really need to understand the technique behind the dispute.’

‘Hans Hammarbäck is a very knowledgeable partner with sound business judgement.’

Employment Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling’s employment and pensions desk is instructed by an enviable client portfolio of Swedish and international corporates across the full array of sectors. Anders Nordström and practice head Henric Diefke regularly provide strategic advice on global restructuring exercises, dismissals, regulatory compliance work, investigations and M&A transactions. On the contentious side, the group's expertise includes handling trade secrets, professional misconduct and wrongful dismissal claims. The practice also has expertise in pensions matters including policy drafting work and pension litigation, and advises on employee benefits matters including senior remuneration issues and cross-border equity incentive schemes.

Practice head(s):

Henric Diefke

Other key lawyers:

Anders Nordström

Testimonials

‘The whole team has strong skills, both legally and in terms of client relations. Always flexible, and excellent understanding of clients’ needs.’

‘Very responsive, knowledgeable and client oriented team with great talent.’

‘Henric Diefke is a great employment lawyer and very easy to work with.’

Key clients

Church of Sweden

ABB Ltd

FNG NV’s acquisition of Ellos Group

GameStop Sweden AB

AB Electrolux, Electrolux Professional AB

Remondis AB

Loomis AB

Västra Götaland County

Epic Games Sweden AB

Qvartz AB

Energy Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling’s energy and natural resources group comprises partners with expertise in the entire project lifecycle. Co-head Andreas Zettergren handles project financing mandates including complex offtake arrangements in the renewable power sector, while M&A experts Per Åsbrink and co-head Emma Olnäs Fors advise wind power developers on buy and sell-side deals (including majority stake acquisitions) and joint ventures. Co-head Therese Strömshed leads on regulatory matters, covering concessions, permits and market-related matters. Clients include offshore wind farm developers, gas transmission operators and electricity providers.

Practice head(s):

Emma Olnäs Fors; Andreas Zettergren; Therese Strömshed

Other key lawyers:

Per Åsbrink

Testimonials

‘Hands-on approach, easy to work with, reliable and diligent.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners

Green Investment Group

Stena Renewable AB

Stena Bulk AB

RES / Nordisk Vindkraft

Polhem Infra

Alight (former Eneo)

GE Energy LLC

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited

Vattenfall

E.ON

Eolus

Gas-System S.A.

RWE Renewables AB

The republic of Kazakhstan

Energoproject Oprema a.d.

Environment Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling is a go-to firm for environmental matters, and frequently handles permit applications for the largest power plant, mine and waste disposal projects in Sweden. The practice underwent a changing of the guard in 2020 - Bo Hansson and Per Molander stepped down as partners to take up advisory roles, and Felicia Ullerstam now leads the practice; she advises on the regulatory aspects of large infrastructure projects including the extension of the Stockholm underground. From Malmö, Therese Strömshed is another key team member and assists with commercial transactions and energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Felicia Ullerstam

Other key lawyers:

Bo Hansson; Per Molander; Therese Strömshed; Joel Mårtensson; Anna Bryngelsson

Testimonials

‘Their service level and quality in delivery is that of a full service business law firm while their competence and experience matches the best specialised environmental law firms. A very good choice for complex and potentially controversial projects. They deliver with quality from the start and they can always put in an extra gear if needed.’

‘Partner Felicia Ullerstam has significant experience within metals and mining. She and her team are easy to work with and can adapt to the situation as needed.’

‘They are very professional and knowledgeable.’

‘Very knowledgeable and professional. Answers on time and are well prepared before meetings.’

‘The team has exceptional knowledge about the environmental legislation and is very skilful in communication. The team also has very good knowledge of environmental impacts, which is important to be able to explain complex matters in law processes. The team has broad experience in lawsuits.’

‘Felicia Ullerstam is the best lawyer I have worked with. She is very skilful in hearings in the environmental court. It is often complex issues and Felicia is able to explain to the court in a clear way. Felicia’s colleagues are also very good and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Aarhus Karlshamn Sweden AB

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

ABB AB

Alfa Laval AB

Avalon Minerals Viscaria AB

Barsebäck Kraft AB

BASF AB

Björkdalsgruvan AB

Boliden Mineral AB

Cambrex Karlskoga AB

City of Stockholm

Domsjö Fabriker AB

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 Europe Group, including HeidelbergCement Sweden AB Cementa AB, Betongindustri AB and Sand och Grus AB Jehander

Höganäs Group

INOVYN Sweden AB

Interaxion B.V.

Kalmar Municipality

Käppalaförbundet

LKAB

Metsä Group

Nordic Trout Sweden AB

NKT HV Cables

NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB, Swedish subsidiary to RES Ltd.

OKG AB

OK-Q8 AB

RWE Renewables AB

Oskarshamn Municipality

Ovako Sweden AB

OxGas AB

Perstorp Group

EU and competition Tier 1

Practice head Johan Carle and Stefan Perván Lindeborg in Mannheimer Swartling’s EU and competition practice handle complex merger control proceedings relating to headline transactions across the entire spectrum of sectors. Fredrik Sjövall acts in contentious matters; antitrust enforcement work is a particular field of strength, representing clients in proceedings before the Swedish and European courts. The practice is also currently involved in some of the foremost state aid cases in the aviation sector, and leverages its Brussels and New York office on multijurisdictional instructions.

Practice head(s):

Johan Carle

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Perván Lindeborg; Fredrik Sjövall

Testimonials

‘Mannheimer Swartling has an exceptional team and is the foremost competition law team in Sweden, and has been for decades.’

‘Johan Carle is one of the best competition lawyers in Sweden. He has an exceptional track record when it comes to complex merger cases on a European level.’

‘Stefan Perván Lindeborg is a very approachable lawyer and has solved complicated competition investigations on both a Swedish and European level.’

‘Mannheimer Swartling is a stand-out firm in Sweden, and manages to maintain remarkable year-over-year consistency in its provision of high-quality legal work.’

‘Deep experience in both local Swedish and European competition law.’

‘Excellent skills and experience of handling different competition matters. Ability to provide constructive and practical legal advice. Good knowledge of our industry. Good availability and an excellent speaking partner when it comes to handling different legal matters of relevance for our business.’

‘Stefan Perván Lindeborg is one of the top Swedish lawyers within this legal field. Very experienced and able to find pragmatic business solutions while dealing with various difficult legal matters. Always striving to provide the best legal advice and solutions to the clients.’

Key clients

Nasdaq

Telia

Assa Abloy

Electrolux

Electrolux Professional

Nordic Capital

SAAB

Facebook

Volvo Cars

Volkswagen Group

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)

Ericsson

Yamaha

Getinge

Höganäs

Heidelberg Cement

Northvolt

Samsung

Linde/AGA Gas

Stora Enso

Securitas

Skanska

Bong

LKAB

Söderberg & partners

Alfa Laval

InBev

Accent Equity Partners

Ratos

Perstorp

Swedish Match

Lantmännen

Triton

Kia

Capio

Maersk

DFDS

Välinge

Stena

Altor

Insurance Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling’s insurance practice is instructed by a client base of policyholders and insurance companies with a focus on the non-life insurance space. Practice head Hans Hammarbäck acts for Nordic insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries and public sector claimants in coverage and claims litigation, while Azadeh Razani represents policyholders in the industrial sector in high-value claims disputes. Typical non-contentious mandates for the group include M&A transactions, regulatory issues relating to product rollouts across the EU, portfolio transfers, cooperation agreements, longevity swaps and other risk transfers. Senior associate Erik Schultz is a go-to name for insurance regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Hans Hammarbäck

Other key lawyers:

Azadeh Razani; Erik Schultz; Fredrik Oling Andretzky

Testimonials

‘Knowledgeable of insurance and insurance distribution legislation. Especially insurance distribution is not common in Sweden. This is very much appreciated.’

‘Responsive and provides sound advice. Always available and gets our situation and the type of advice we need.’

‘Quick responses, speed of work, quality in delivery, reasonable people.’

Key clients

Aktiebolaget Electrolux

Brummer & Partners AB

Evident Life AB

Försäkringsaktiebolaget Vattenfall Insurance

Gamla Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget SEB Trygg Liv

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

Munters AB

PostNord AB

Stockholms Stad

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

IT and telecoms Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling’s technology and IP group is a premier name in the market for digital migration, implementation and outsourcing projects. Niklas Sjöblom is currently handling the procurement and mass rollout of ERP technology in the healthcare sector involving highly sensitive patient data issues and complex licensing negotiations. Anders Bergsten focuses on innovative work in the highly regulated banking sector, including the implementation of cutting-edge multijurisdictional payment systems, while practice leader Martin Pekkari assists with complex industrial technology projects. The team also regularly advises buyers in the public sector.

Practice head(s):

Martin Pekkari

Other key lawyers:

Niklas Sjöblom; Andreas Bergsten

Testimonials

‘Outstanding service in terms of attention, competence and pragmatic approach. Useful hands-on advice.’

‘Very dedicated and among the strongest lawyers in their fields. Always gives great guidance on how to practically handle questions (even if the legal field is ambiguous).’

‘Great team, practical advice.’

‘An enormous commitment and deep knowledge of our industry.’

‘We used Mannheimer Swartling for a big multilateral project, involving several parties in a JV context. A three-person core team with different levels of competences was used, with added expert competences when required. This offering of different competence levels enabled easy matching of tasks during the course of the project with appropriate competence. This also opened up for very easy access to the team and sped up team responses. We also noted and appreciated that the team was gender diversified.’

‘Martin Pekkari is excellent.’

Key clients

Midroc

Västra götalandsregionen (Region of Western Sweden)

Epic Games

UAB Bité Lietuva

Stockholm County Council

Framtidens Bredband

Spotify

Volvo Cars Corporation

Real estate Tier 1

Mannheimer Swartling is one of the most dominant firms in the real estate sector, advising on some of the largest M&A, leasing and financing transactions in the market. The firm has an enviable list of clients, which incudes leading real estate companies, property developers and funds, as well as public institutions including municipalities and county councils. Jesper Prytz and Klas Wennström lead the Gothenberg and Stockholm practices respectively; Prytz specialises in high-profile M&A transactions involving property portfolios, while Wennström's work ranges from commercial contracts to leases and corporate issues.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Prytz; Klas Wennström

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Josefsson; Tomas Johansson; Hillevi Börjesson

Testimonials

‘Mannheimer Swartling (MSA) is our top choice of firm. MSAs lawyers are generally very professional, competent and always delivers top quality advice.’

‘We mainly work with Magnus Josefsson at Mannheimer Swartling, simply because we believe that he is the best when it comes to real estate law. He is extremely competent, always available and delivers top quality advice. He also understands us as a company and the very specific questions that we deal with when it comes to our work. He is also very pleasant and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Hemsö Fastighets AB

Castellum AB

BaseCamp Student

PATRIZIA

KPA Pension

Rikshem AB

Älvstranden Utveckling AB

Northvolt

Spotify

Facebook

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

Liseberg AB

Northern Horizon

Shipping Tier 1

The Gothenburg-based shipping practice at Mannheimer Swartling is headed up by Stefan Brocker and Fredrik Andersson, who are instructed by some of the largest names in the shipping and transport sector. Shipping-related disputes are an area of focus for the team, including ad hoc arbitration proceedings. Specialist counsel Hanne Aarsheim advises on shipbuilding and conversion contracts, and Johan Ljungberg handles a variety of transactions including joint ventures, investments and M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Brocker; Fredrik Andersson

Other key lawyers:

Hanne Aarsheim; Johan Ljungberg

Testimonials

‘The team has a good understanding of our business, the legal implications and are always responsive as we usually have tight deadlines.’

‘Quick to respond, knowledge of business, open communication.’

‘Exceptional skills in new building- and conversion contracts with shipyards.’

‘Hanne Aarsheim understands the ship building industry in a way that goes way beyond the expected for a lawyer.’

Key clients

The Stena AB group

Volvo Car Corporation

Heidelberg Cement Northern Europe AB

Shell International Trading and Shipping, London

Baltic Cable AB

LKAB, AB

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Swedish Orient Line

Gard A/S

Bolloré Logistics

Tax Tier 1

Anders Erasmie heads up Mannheimer Swartling’s corporate taxation department, which has a broad set of expertise spanning knowledge of litigation and non-contentious matters. Recent court proceedings saw Erasmie representing insurance brokers in VAT disputes against the Swedish Tax Authority, and acting in income tax disputes for smart technology and consumer goods companies. Martin Nilsson and Niklas Hagbard advise on corporate transactions including M&A deals, restructurings, asset transfers and real estate sales. Joachim Agrell adds to the team’s indirect tax knowledge, handling complex VAT matters and international trade issues.

Practice head(s):

Anders Erasmie

Other key lawyers:

Martin Nilsson; Niklas Hagbard; Joachim Agrell

Testimonials

‘Very technically skilled team with a practical and problem-solving approach. Particularly strong in tax litigation.’

‘Niklas Hagbard is very knowledgeable, practical and provides consistent and reliable advice and is very easy to work with.’

‘Anders Erasmie is extremely technically skilled and practical.’

‘The tax team I work with always meet my expectations and deliver top quality both in writing and oral explanations.’

‘Anders Erasmie is the tax partner that is responsible for our account. He is exceptionally strong technically and very accurate. He is our primary tax advisor for tax controversies and litigations. He can think strategically what the best way forward for us in the current situation would be.’

Key clients

Swedish Match

Nordic Capital

Uniper

Cevian

Ratos

E.ON

Accent

Insolvency Tier 2

Mannheimer Swartling’s insolvency team advises on high-stakes out-of-court restructurings for an elite roster of lenders, equity investors and other creditors. The cross-practice team is co-headed by Daniel Karlsson and Christoffer Monell, who regularly receive high-profile mandates with a multijurisdictional element. Ongoing instructions include reorganisations in the travel, automotive, IT and telecoms sectors. Additionally, the firm is representing corporate clients in disputed clawback proceedings before the Swedish courts.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Karlsson; Christoffer Monell

Key clients

DNB Bank

Acer Inc.

Opel Automobile GmbH

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

Nordic Trustee AB

Intellectual property and media Tier 2

Regular non-contentious IP instructions for Mannheimer Swartling’s IP, marketing and media practice (which is headed up by Niklas Sjöblom) include global licensing and cooperation agreements, complex R&D and investment projects, high-value M&A and strategic IP portfolio management issues. Oscar Björkman Possne leads on contentious instructions including pharmaceuticals patent litigation and internet blocking injunction actions. The team also advises on unfair marketing and trade secrets issues. The sophisticated client base includes life sciences, media, technology and manufacturing companies.

Practice head(s):

Niklas Sjöblom

Other key lawyers:

Oscar Björkman Possne

Testimonials

‘Oscar Björkman Possne  makes sure to deliver and is eager to help us reach the results we want.’

‘A good IP protection team.’

Key clients

Epic Games

AB Electrolux

Västra Götalandsregionen (Region of Western Sweden)

Volvo Cars Corporation

City of Stockholm

Telia Company

Novartis

LEO Pharma

Babyshop

Scandinavian Enviro Systems

Public procurement Tier 2

Mannheimer Swartling has an extensive procurement practice, which advises on contentious and strategic issues relating to public-private partnerships, infrastructure projects, and the outsourcing of IT and public transportation systems. In addition, the group also works with the firm's corporate group to advise on the procurement elements of M&A transactions. Team head Johan Carle and Sven Vaxenbäck are the key names in the Stockholm office; both have extensive knowledge of competition matters and advise some of the most significant public authorities in the region. New arrival Johanna Jonsson previously worked as in-house counsel for the region of Västra Götaland, giving her first-hand knowledge of contracting authority processes.

Practice head(s):

Johan Carle

Other key lawyers:

Sven Vaxenbäck; Johanna Jonsson; Mattias Forsberg; Niklas Sjöblom; Anders Bergsten

Testimonials

‘Broad range of competencies to handle specific questions that may arise, timely responses. Very competent team.’

‘Competent, meticulous yet with a good understanding of business and its challenges, pleasant to deal with. Niklas Sjöblom always responds in a timely manner and supervises all deliveries from the firm.’

‘They are in general very professional, and have a unique competence regarding procurement of rail vehicles.’

‘They are, overall, very professional in all fields and topics in which we have a need for their assistance. The key person is definitely Anders Bergsten. Extremely professional, quick to give relevant feedback and also a person with high social competence.’

Key clients

Region of Stockholm

Region of Västra Götaland

The Swedish Transport Administration

SAAB Group

Vattenfall Group

PostNord Group

Attendo Group

Tunstall Group

Municipality of Sollentuna

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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