Firm Profile > Roschier > Stockholm, Sweden

Roschier
BRUNKEBERGSTORG 2
PO BOX 7358
103 90 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Banking and finance Tier 1

Financial institutions across the Nordics instruct the banking and finance practice at Roschier to handle high-value structured finance, syndicate lending, asset-backed lending and fund finance mandates. Leading names in the practice include Fredrik Rydin and team head Johan Häger, who have notable expertise with high-yield bonds, real estate finance and debt capital markets matters. Harem Mahir and counsel Carl Brodén are recognised names for restructuring and revolving credit facility mandates respectively.

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge, prompt responses and solutions-oriented advice.

Key clients

Skandinaviska

Enskilda Banken

Svenska Handelsbanken

Nordea Bank

Swedbank

DNB Bank

SBAB Bank

Danske Bank

Pareto Securities

Accent Equity

ABG Sundal Collier

Carnegie

Arctic Securities

Polaris

Adapta

Brunswick

EQT

Capital markets Tier 1

Pontus Enquist co-leads Roschier’s equity capital market practice, which recently handled substantial IPOs and spinoff and listing transactions for corporates and private equity sponsors. The team has significant underwriting expertise under co-head Johan Häger, who is regularly instructed by global banks and financial institutions on high-value senior secured bonds issuances. Häger is also the go-to name for issuers of debt capital markets products; he recently handled complex transfers of green bonds.

Testimonials

Flexible, fast and knowledgeable!

Great, results-oriented people.

Quick response times and good commercial understanding.

Key clients

Volkswagen

Investor

Carnegie Investment Bank

Attendo

SEB

Pareto Securitie

Atlas Copco

CVC

Ahlsell

Nordic Fixed Income 6

Swedbank

Nordea

DNB

Danske Bank

Svenska Handelsbanken

ABG Sundal Collier

Arctic Securities

Nordika III Fastigheter

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

At RoschierJens Bengtsson is a key name for major global private equity names in the Swedish market for large-cap and upper mid-cap M&A transactions, with recent mandates including high-value spin-offs and public tender offers. Private M&A deals are handled by Malin Leffler (who leads the practice) and Markus Olsson, while Ola Åhman is the practice head for public M&A deals. Co-heads Ola Sandersson and Pontus Enquist are go-to names for strategic boardroom and corporate governance advice, and the team also fields expertise in significant corporate restructuring mandates. The practice is also noted for its rising talents, with senior associate Axel Bonning and counsel Leo Lee attracting praise.

Testimonials

The whole team was very committed and met extremely challenging deadlines.

Highly experienced, commercial, engaged in the details and truly advice oriented with impeccable execution capabilities. Best team in Stockholm.

Markus Olsson is an outstanding lawyer. Always structured and focussed on the key topics, even under very high pressure. Pleasant to work with and a good economic understanding- the perfect legal companion in complex transactions.

Axel Bonning definitely walks the extra-mile- excellent performance for a senior associate.

Key clients

Investor

Volkswagen

Sandvik

CVC

Bonnier

KKR

TDC

Kinnevik

Atlas Copco

Knorr-Bremse

IK Investment Partners

Walnut Bidco plc

Real estate Tier 1

The real estate practice at Roschier is regularly instructed on large-scale transactions, with recent highlights involving portfolio acquisitions of logistics centres and offices, residential property joint ventures, disposals of retail property and corporate transactions involving high-value real estate assets. Key names include practice head Marcus Hedén and senior associate Lisa Hybinette, who also count international funds, property developers and pensions funds on their client portfolios. The team works with the firm’s Helsinki office to handle cross-border transactions across the Nordics.

Testimonials

Understanding of the business and the ability to understand customer investment strategy is the strength of the Roschier team.

Fantastic lawyers with outstanding knowledge of the legal environment as well as the commercial aspects of the sector.

The team understands our company, business and the environment we are active in. They are solutions oriented and very good at finding possible ways to handle challenges and difficulties. They have skills in the real estate area that are at the highest level compared to firms.

The real estate team is well organised, has excellent knowledge in the real estate area, works efficiently and can take on bigger assignments with short deadlines.

Marcus Hedén and Lisa Hybinette are exceptional to work with. Their knowledge in the field of real estate law and real estate business is outstanding and second to no competitors.

We are very satisfied working with Marcus Hedén. He is very competent in the real estate legal area and has very good knowledge of accounting and tax matters which are a big advantage for handling deals concerning buying and selling companies. Marcus is also very easy to work with. His skills are the very best you can find in the market.

Lisa Hybbinette gives great advice which is to the point and she is always available, anytime. She has excellent client knowledge and makes sure to address issues that have not been thought of.

Key clients

Niam AB

Triuva Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Savills Investment Management

Citycon AB

AP3

AXA Real Estate

Mengus

Pareto Securities

Bonava

Midroc AB

Nordika Fastigheter AB

PFA (the Medical Doctors’ Pension Fund) and the Danish Pension Fund for Engineers

Sveafastigheter

Schroder Investment Management

Hemfosa

Alma Property Partners

Genesta Property Nordic AB

Nordic Real Estate Partners

NCC Property Development AB

JOOL Capital

Veho Bil AB

Arctic Securities

BillerudKorsnäs AB

Tyréns

Humlegården Fastigheter

The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP

Scius Partners

Equinix AB

Steen & Ström

Kungsleden

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Roschier’s data protection practice counts notable IT, media, technology and telecoms clients on its roster. The group is headed up by Björn Johansson Heigis and handles large-scale GDPR programmes and provides ongoing support on data breaches, data processing agreements and audits. A number of senior associates including Johan Gerhardsson, Hanna Tilus and Emmy Petterson assist across all mandates including M&A and outsourcing transactions involving sensitive customer data.

Key clients

Telia Corporation

Epic Systems Corporation

PayPal

Bonnier News

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Particular fields of expertise for Roschier’s dispute resolution practice include international oil and gas arbitration, high-value M&A disputes in the construction and infrastructure sectors and commercial litigation for multinational pharmaceuticals, energy, IT and manufacturing clients. Key contacts include practice head Johan Sidklev, Rikard Wikström-Hermansen and newly promoted partner Shirin Saif, who regularly handle complex investment arbitrations and are instructed to challenge arbitral awards. The firm fields experts in white-collar crime and patent litigation; Carl Persson is also a go-to name for auditor liability litigation.

Testimonials

Roschier’s dispute resolution team is in my view one of the best teams on the Swedish market. The team has excellent legal skills and significant experience in large and complex disputes. I would especially like to highlight the team’s international experience.

The firm is ready and able to handle complicated cases both in the sphere of national and international law. The firm tries to propose several ways of solving your problem and helps to find the best solution for every individual case, including not only court or arbitration battle, but a peaceful settlement with the other party as well. It is indeed a leading firm.

Great to work with, highly responsive, open to discussion and innovation. A high-calibre team who can deal with the most complex and high-value matters.

Johan Sidklev is a great litigator, strategist and presenter. His international litigation experience and deep knowledge of the Swedish legal system makes him an invaluable asset for any legal team in complex litigation proceedings.

Carl Persson is a  very critical thinker and a great strategist. His personality and deep knowledge makes clients feel very comfortable. He is a great asset to any legal team.

Johan Sidklev has excellent legal skills, wide experience of dispute resolution and great analytical skills. I appreciate that I as an in-house counsel feel comfortable with his analyses and assessments.

Carl Persson is hardworking, commercial and not afraid of digging into details and make those calculations that most lawyers shy away from.

Johan Sidklev is an outstanding arbitration partner- great to work with, bright and a strategic thinker.

Shirin Saif punches well above her years of qualification, she is an exceptional talent and has the maturity, poise and presentation skills that will take her far.

Key clients

ConocoPhillips

Danir

ZTE Corporation

Ostchem Holding Limited

H&M

Berendsen Finance

First National Petroleum Corporation

Inkerman International

PJSC Gazprom

Kongsberg Maritime

Skanska

The Amtek Group

Tieto

CJSC Ukr-Gaz

Energo

Fortum

Gazprom Export

StoraEnso Oyj

AstraZeneca

Energy Tier 2

Roschier’s head of dispute resolution Johan Sidklev handles a range of international disputes in the energy sector pertaining to tariff adjustments, oil and gas exploration rights issues, and supply and transit agreements for natural gas work; he also recently advised high-profile petroleum companies. Björn Winström leads on M&A transactions in the energy sector, while Johan Häger handles financial restructuring exercises in the wind farm sector.

Testimonials

The Roschier energy practice has an extremely strong partner collective, both when it comes to understanding our business and providing timely legal advice and solutions to complex matters.

Björn Winström probably has the best knowledge of the infrastructure sector in Sweden and manages his team with excellence. Marcus Hedén and Lisa Granbom Koski both have an extremely well-developed sense for contributing to key commercial decisions. We highly appreciate their no nonsense approach, but also know that we can trust them for advice on highly technical and innovative legal issues.

Key clients

Fortum

First National Petroleum Corporation Texas, USA

Ostchem Holding

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS

Macquarie

BE Bio Energy Group AB

Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget Skandia

Stockholm Exergi

Infranode

iCon Infrastructure

APG Asset Management

EU and competition Tier 2

Roschier’s competition department is led by Kristian Hugmark, who assists the firm’s corporate clients with merger control processes before the European and Swedish authorities. Recent mandates include complex Phase II investigations by the European Commission and investigations into the alleged infringement of competition rules. The team regularly works with the firm’s Helsinki office to handle multi jurisdictional filings for clients in the telecoms, media, transport, healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Testimonials

Roschier is one of the top  firms in Sweden for competition law.

‘Roschier is always attentive, is well connected, provides very practical, hands-on advice and punches well above its weight.

Kristian Hugmark has vast experience with Swedish and EU competition law. He is particularly strong when it comes to merger control, providing a very pragmatic approach to taking on risk and providing advice, which is always highly appreciated by clients.

Kristian Hugmark is strategic, thinks outside the box and has proved to be the perfect partner to discuss difficult issues with.

Key clients

Trygg-Hansa

Bonnier

Metso Oyj

Fortum

IK Investment Partners

Altor

BillerudKorsnäs

Kinnevik

PayPal

Sandvik

CVC Capital Partners

TV4/C More/Bonnier Broadcasting

Triton

Blackstone

Atlas Copco

Stora Enso

Carlsberg

Unilever

Sonova

Eltel

Höegh Autoliners

Epiroc

Investcorp

Sumitomo

Norvestor

Mercedes-Benz Återförsäljarförening

Insolvency Tier 2

The insolvency practice at Roschier advises distressed companies on debt restructuring mandates including complex debt-to-equity swaps, corporate contingency restructurings, recapitalisations and covenant renegotiations with creditors. Leveraging the firm’s strength in high-yield bond work, group co-heads Johan Häger, Fredrik Rydin and Ola Åhman provide solid experience in high-value bond restructurings. The client roster comprises leading international names in the automotive, fashion, air travel and investment banking industries.

Key clients

Intertrust (Sweden) AB

JOOL Markets AS

Houlihan Lokey

SATO

Wow Air

Iceland Air

IT and telecoms Tier 2

A client roster of Swedish blue-chip companies, public entities and multinationals instruct the TMT and outsourcing group at Roschier on high-value IT delivery mandates; the group had notable expertise in transactions in the healthcare sector. Key practitioners include group head Björn Johansson Heigis and Erik Ficks, who handle technology and AI implementation mandates, digitalisation transformation projects, cooperation agreements, procurement negotiations and contentious matters including telecoms patent disputes.

Testimonials

Nice people with a very good culture.

Björn Johansson Heigis is client focussed and easy to approach with an excellent knowledge of the market and developments.

Very friendly and at the same time professional and passionate about their work. Genuinely interested in solving our problems.

Key clients

Telia Corporation

Epic Systems Corporation

PayPal

Aspia AB

Employment Tier 3

As one of the leading M&A firms in the market, Roschier fields a robust employment group, with practice head Jenny Welander Wadström leading on in-depth due diligence investigations, employee reorganisations, senior management contractual negotiations and trade union consultations. The team also handles senior level terminations, breach of restrictive covenant disputes, trade secret litigation and internal misconduct investigations. The client list comprises domestic and international corporates and financial institutions.

Testimonials

A very good team that is collaborative and very knowledgeable. They work with utmost efficiency and excellent service.

This exceptional team is one of the best on the market.

We have a lot of confidence in their abilities and knowledge to navigate through difficult issues. They are a trusted partner!

Jenny Welander Wadström is very skilled, business oriented, timely and always delivers above expectations.

Jenny Welander Wadstrom provides consistently smart advice and detailed knowledge.

Elin Osbeck is an outstanding associate. In every step of the way, I could completely rely on her meeting the deadlines, even when those were on very short notice sometimes. On top of that, she has always been very polite and friendly. It is always a true pleasure working with her.

Key clients

VAPO OY

Aspia

ASSA ABLOY AB

Solör

Eltel AB

Bonnier

Stora Enso

Deutsche Bank AG

Volkswagen

PayPal

Intellectual property and media Tier 3

At Roschier, department head Erik Ficks has a particularly strong presence in the publishing and digital media fields; the team often advises on licensing, IP commercialisation and copyright issues for market-leading publishing houses, entertainment companies, digital streaming services and broadcasting companies. Patent litigation is also a key area of strength for the practice, with Björn Johansson Heigis and senior associate Hanna Tilus representing clients in the life sciences, technology and automotive sectors. Rebecca Huselius and Gustav Melander are go-to names for trade mark and design prosecution mandates.

Testimonials

A very competent and service-minded team with an excellent understanding of our business and needs.

Knowledgeable and up to date with recent legal developments.

Erik Ficks is easy to work with, very service-minded and has an excellent understanding of our business and how our IP legal issues fit into the bigger picture. I also appreciate his support as a discussion partner for strategies and various business issues and not just purely legal matters.

Key clients

Mondian

Bonnierförlagen (Bonnier Books)

Autoliv

Permobil

POC

Moomin Characters

OneMed

Nokia

Bonnier AB

C More Entertainment

Kenz

Public procurement Tier 3

A client roster of suppliers across the life sciences, IT and infrastructure sectors instruct Roschier’s public procurement team on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious issues. Practice head Erik Ficks advises on tender drafting, bidding strategies and contract negotiations, and also provides representation in subsequent tender appeals and damages litigation. The team also advises on the firm’s high-value M&A transactions, which involve significant public procurement portfolios.

Testimonials

Extremely fast response times, is well aware of the practice area and quickly understands the sometimes complex questions.

Down to earth and easy to chat with regarding our matters.

Friendly with a good know how in the area and always available.

Key clients

OneMed

Epic Systems Corporation

Permobil

Mondian

Trygg-Hansa

 

The firm

Roschier is one of the leading law firms in the Nordic region. The firm is well known for its excellent track record of advising on demanding international business law assignments and large-scale transactions. Roschier’s offices are located in Stockholm and Helsinki. The firm’s clients include leading domestic and international corporations, financial service and insurance institutions, investors, and growth and other private companies with international operations, as well as governmental authorities.

Areas of practice

Roschier is a full-service law firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services, with a main focus on high-end corporate advisory, dispute resolution, M&A, banking and finance, and EU and competition. The firm also has a particularly strong intellectual property and ICT practice, handling, for example, large-scale patent and other IP disputes. In addition to the above-mentioned areas of focus, Roschier advises on matters ranging from employment and real estate to tax and restructuring.

Roschier’s recent highlights include, among others,

  • Acting for First State Investments on the reorganization of Swedegas and Weum Gas into Nordion Energi
  • Acting for Bonnier in the SEK 9.2 billion sale of Bonnier Broadcasting, including the brands TV4, C More and the Finnish MTV, to Telia
  • Acting for Investor AB in the initial public offering of EQT to Swedish and international investors with a listing on Nasdaq Stockholm, as well as related reorganization of EQT
  • Acting for the af Jochnick family in its cash tender offer for Oriflame Holding AG
  • Acting for KappAhl in connection with SEK 1.5 billion public takeover bid from Mellby Gård
  • Acting for Swedol in connection with Momentum Group’s public tender offer

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Brand protection Erik Ficks erik.ficks@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 40
Corporate Advisory Ola Sandersson ola.sandersson@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 57
Corporate Compliance & Investigations Ola Åhman ola.ahman@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 07
Data Protection Björn Johansson Heigis bjorn.heigis@roschier.com +46 8 553 191 58
Digitalization & TMT Björn Johansson Heigis bjorn.heigis@roschier.com +46 8 553 191 58
Dispute Resolution Johan Sidklev johan.sidklev@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 70
Employment Jenny Welander Wadström jenny.wadstrom@roschier.com +46 8 553 191 37
Energy & Infrastructure Björn Winström bjorn.winstrom@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 87
Equity Capital Markets Pontus Enquist pontus.enquist@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 59
EU & Competition Kristian Hugmark kristian.hugmark@roschier.com +46 8 553 191 07
Finance & Restructuring Johan Häger johan.hager@roschier.com +46 8 553 191 46
Intellectual Property Erik Ficks erik.ficks@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 40
Marketing & Consumer Erik Ficks erik.ficks@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 40
Outsourcing Björn Johansson Heigis bjorn.heigis@roschier.com +46 8 553 191 58
Private Equity Jens Bengtsson jens.bengtsson@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 14
Private M&A Malin Leffler malin.leffler@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 58
Public M&A Ola Åhman ola.ahman@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 07
Public Procurement Erik Ficks erik.ficks@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 40
Real Estate & Environment Marcus Hedén marcus.heden@roschier.com +46 8 553 190 66
Tax & Structuring Mika Ohtonen mika.ohtonen@roschier.com +358 20 506 6607
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jens Bengtsson  photo Mr Jens Bengtsson
Mr Christoffer Benninge  photo Mr Christoffer Benninge
Mr Axel Bonning  photo Mr Axel Bonning
Mr Carl Brodén  photo Mr Carl Brodén
Mr Pontus Enquist  photo Mr Pontus Enquist
Mr Erik Ficks  photo Mr Erik Ficks
Mr Johan Häger  photo Mr Johan Häger
Mr Marcus Hedén  photo Mr Marcus Hedén
Mr Kristian Hugmark  photo Mr Kristian Hugmark
 Lisa Hybbinette photo Lisa Hybbinette
Mr Björn Johansson Heigis  photo Mr Björn Johansson Heigis
Ms Malin Leffler  photo Ms Malin Leffler
Mr Harem Mahir  photo Mr Harem Mahir
Mr Markus Olsson  photo Mr Markus Olsson
Mr Fredrik Rydin  photo Mr Fredrik Rydin
 Shirin Saif photo Shirin Saif
Mr Ola Sandersson  photo Mr Ola Sandersson
Mr Johan Sidklev photo Mr Johan Sidklev Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
 Veronica Stiller photo Veronica Stiller
Ms Jenny Welander Wadström  photo Ms Jenny Welander Wadström
Mr Rikard Wikström-Hermansen  photo Mr Rikard Wikström-Hermansen
Mr Björn Winström  photo Mr Björn Winström
Number of lawyers : 300
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