Firm Profile > Roschier > Stockholm, Sweden

PO BOX 7358

Banking and finance Tier 1

Roschier's 'strong team has good capabilities and commitment' and is well versed in the banking and finance arena with expertise across bank lending, structured finance and asset-backed projects, as well as direct lending and fund finance. 'Well-reputed' practice head Johan Häger combines banking and insolvency expertise; he recently assisted Nordea Bank with the refinancing of Inwido. Fredrik Rydin also acted for IK Investment Partners regarding the acquisition financing of PwC Sweden's business service division. Other clients include Svenska Handelsbanken, Swedbank and J.P Morgan Securities. Harem Mahir's expertise encompasses corporate finance matters, restructurings and bond financings. Counsels Veronica Stiller and Carl Brodén are also noted.

Capital markets Tier 1

Clients praise Roschier's 'innovative, quick, and solution-oriented' team, which is well versed in the full gamut of capital markets work with Pontus Enquist and Johan Häger leading the ECM and DCM groups respectively. The team's client roster spans corporations, private equity sponsors and investment banks. Enquist, Malin Leffler and Ola Sandersson advised Atlas Copco on its division into Atlas Copco and Epiroc, and Epiroc's subsequent listing on Nasdaq Stockholm; and Häger assisted Carnegie Investment Bank and DNB Markets as joint bookrunners with the securitisation of consumer loans. Other key names to note include Ola Åhman and counsel Veronica StillerMattias Friberg departed to Hannes Snellman.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Clients praise Roschier for its 'knowledgeable team and excellent negotiation skills'; the practice handles cross-border public and private M&A transactions, private equity mandates and industrial restructurings. Björn Winström, the 'highly skilled and extremely service-mindedMalin Leffler and Mikko Manner led the group's advice to PayPal on its $2.2bn acquisition of iZettle; Leffler also assisted Bonnier with its $1bn sale of Bonnier Broadcasting, including TV4, C More and Finnish MTV, to Telia. Other key practitioners include Pontus EnquistJens BengtssonOla Åhman, and counsel Leo Lee.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Roschier has a 'stand-out practice' led by Johan Sidklev, who specialises in international arbitrations and is praised for being 'practical and bright with a strong strategic instinct'. Sidklev's recent work includes representing First National Petroleum in a dispute against an oil and gas supplier owned by Rosneft; the team also acted for Danir in a post-M&A dispute against ÅF relating to an additional purchase price. Rikard Wikström-Hermansen has a 'deep knowledge of both Swedish and international law', counsel Eva Storskrubb specialises in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, and senior associate Shirin Saif is 'an exceptional asset to any team'.

Energy Tier 2

Roschier is well positioned in the market for clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors; it acted for multiple clients in energy disputes as well as in mergers and acquisitions. Björn Winström is 'very knowledgeable about the business side of matters' and jointly leads the practice with Johan Sidklev and Johan HägerMarkus Olsson was promoted to partner in 2018.

Insolvency Tier 2

Praised for its 'high-level expertise and execution at all times', the team at Roschier is experienced in a wide range of restructuring matters, particularly in the financial sector and bond restructuring market. The 'extremely skilledHarem Mahir assisted Intertrust Sweden and Jool markets with multiple bond defaults and direct loan issues, practice head Johan Häger regularly handles the structuring and negotiation of leveraged buyouts (LBOs) and high-yield bonds, and Fredrik Rydin specialises in international lending transactions. Counsel Carl Brodén is another name to note.

IT and telecoms Tier 2

Roschier has 'significant market knowledge and in-depth experience' across TMT, outsourcing, data protection and digitalisation matters; it advised Bonnier and Telia on a wide range of data protection issues and GDPR work. Practice head Björn Johansson Heigis advised Permira on its $250m minority investment in Klarna, and is singled out with Erik Ficks for being 'very knowledgeable in other fields of law, which makes them excellent partners in a wide variety of issues'. Lars Johansson has notable expertise in AI.

Real estate Tier 2

Roschier is praised for its 'outstanding commercial focus and ability to constantly put the client's interests first'. The team covers the full range of real estate matters; practice head Marcus Hedén advised AMF Pensionsförsäkring on its €177m divestment of Sweco's head office in Stockholm to Areim. Hedén and senior associate Lisa Hybbinette are singled out by clients for being able to 'understand difficult problems fast and quickly find working solutions'.

Employment Tier 3

Roschier is praised for its ability to act on 'pro-active basis and always provides practical advice that is well anchored in the client's business needs'. The group leverages the firm's presence in Sweden and Finland to provide assistance to Nordic clients. Practice head Jenny Welander Wadström understands 'complex and sensitive problems right away' and is noted for her 'commercial approach'; she assisted Atlas Copco with various pension issues including the transfer of assets from its pension foundation and the interpretation of the ITP pension plan. Other work included conducting a global human resources GDPR audit for Assa Abloy. Björn Johansson Heigis regularly handles the employment aspects of M&A matters and associate Victoria Bergholtz is also noted. Björn Rustare left for DLA Piper in 2018.

EU and competition Tier 3

Roschier provides 'an excellent service' to clients across the energy, health care and transport sectors. Practice head Kristian Hugmark 'stands out for his concise advice and understanding of his clients' business' and handled the merger clearance elements of Sandvik's divestment of Sandvik Process Systems to FAM. Lars Johansson has notable experience in merger control work, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases. Senior associate Andres Acevedo is also a key name to note.

Public procurement Tier 3

Erik Ficks leads the department at Roschier and is 'extremely good across legal and business competencies'. The team assists clients with issues across the full public procurement process; Ficks and senior associate Andres Acevedo regularly assist OneMed with all its domestic and cross-border public procurement matters. Other clients include Trygg-Hansa and Permobil.

Intellectual property and media Tier 4

The 'competent, responsive and flexible' team at Roschier assists with IP, marketing and media issues for a client roster, which includes Unilever, Nokia and Bonnierförlagen. Team head Erik Ficks is defending Mondian against patent infringement allegations brought by  Somna. The 'highly interestedBjörn Johansson Heigis is also a name to note.


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 +46 8 553 190 40
Corporate Advisory Ola Sandersson +46 8 553 190 57
Corporate Compliance & Investigations Ola Åhman +46 8 553 190 07
Data Protection Björn Johansson Heigis +46 8 553 191 58
Digitalization & TMT Björn Johansson Heigis +46 8 553 191 58
Dispute Resolution Johan Sidklev +46 8 553 190 70
Employment Jenny Welander Wadström +46 8 553 191 37
Energy & Infrastructure Björn Winström +46 8 553 190 87
Equity Capital Markets Pontus Enquist +46 8 553 190 59
EU & Competition Kristian Hugmark +46 8 553 191 07
Finance & Restructuring Johan Häger +46 8 553 191 46
Intellectual Property Erik Ficks +46 8 553 190 40
Marketing & Consumer Erik Ficks +46 8 553 190 40
Outsourcing Björn Johansson Heigis +46 8 553 191 58
Private Equity Jens Bengtsson +46 8 553 190 14
Private M&A Malin Leffler +46 8 553 190 58
Public M&A Ola Åhman +46 8 553 190 07
Public Procurement Erik Ficks +46 8 553 190 40
Real Estate & Environment Marcus Hedén +46 8 553 190 66
Tax & Structuring Mika Ohtonen +358 20 506 6607
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jens Bengtsson  photo Mr Jens Bengtsson
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
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
Mr Ola Sandersson  photo Mr Ola Sandersson
Mr Johan Sidklev photo Mr Johan Sidklev Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
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
at this office : 130
Other offices : Helsinki