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Mannheimer Swartling

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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.

  • Contact

  • Magnus Josefsson (office responsible partner)

  • Other offices

  • Brussels

  • Gothenburg

  • Hong Kong

  • Malmö

  • Moscow

  • New York

  • Shanghai

  • Number of lawyers: 400
  • at this office: 200
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Danish
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Finnish
  • Norwegian
  • Persian

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