Firm Profile > Advokatfirman Schjødt > Stockholm, Sweden

Advokatfirman Schjødt
HAMNGATAN 27
BOX 715
101 33 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Insolvency Tier 1

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s restructuring and insolvency practice fields a substantial bench of bankruptcy experts including practice head Emma Berglund UvängLars Eric Gustafsson and Michael Levin. The team acts as court appointed administrator on some of the largest company reorganisations in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. In recent years, the team has expanded its financial restructuring work through close alignment with the firm's banking and finance practice. Hans Renman is a go-to name for insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):

Emma Berglund Uväng

Other key lawyers:

Lars Eric Gustaffson; Michael Levin; Hans Renman

Testimonials

‘A very strong tradition of producing leading practitioners within insolvency.’

‘Hans Renman is the leading individual within the Swedish insolvency.’

‘The level of competence is very high and they cover all parts in terms of insolvency. The lawyers are also very accessible and easy to get in touch with.’

‘Top-tier insolvency law firm with a number of notable insolvency practitioners and advisers to creditors.’

‘Hans Renman; one of the stars in the market when it comes to knowledge/legal analysis. Lars Eric Gustafsson; one of the senior and most respected names in the restructuring market. Michael Levin; Very pragmatic and result oriented.’

‘Hans Renman has really deep knowledge in bankruptcy recovery. His skills are exclusive on the market.’

‘I have worked with partner Emma Berglund Uväng. She is an upcoming insolvency practitioner, very easy going and pragmatic.’

‘ I would say that they have one of the best insolvency practices in Stockholm.’

Key clients

Well Fastigheter Holding AB and Well BRF 2.0 Holding AB

Eniro AB

Real Holding i Sweden AB

Hotell Norrtull i Vasastan AB and Ramenco AB

Nynas AB

Smart Living Group

MI Andersson Fastighetsbolag AB

Goyada Aktiebolag, CashCom i Sverige AB and other group companies

Metro Media House AB and Tidnings AB Metro

Amaui AB

Stockholm Hand & Fotkirurgikliniken AB

Transtema Infrastructure AB

Axxonen Holding AB

Reschia Form AB

Banking and finance Tier 2

As a core vertical at Advokatfirman Schjødt, the finance and capital markets department fields a large bench of professionals led by practice head Ylva Forsberg. Multijurisdictional lenders and borrowers retain the team for advice on cross-border acquisitions, venture capital deals, general corporate lending work, export financings and all manner of financial restructuring matters. Eric Halvarsson is highly active in real estate financings; instructions are received from property owners and private equity investors. Fredrik Gillgren joined  Advokatfirman Lindahl KB in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ylva Forsberg

Other key lawyers:

Eric Halvarsson; Peter Kullgren

Testimonials

‘The firm’s expertise and experience is outstanding. Our company has used this firm for 15+ years and they have consistently delivered high-quality legal advice for a very reasonable cost. Furthermore, they are well equipped to tailor their advice depending on the audience, with pragmatism and commercial acumen.’

‘Peter Kullgren is a true partner to our firm and has gone way beyond what you can expect from a law firm in regards to support and guidance.’

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP

Procuritas Capital Investors VI

Swedish Hospital Partners AB

American Express

Wasa Kredit

Scope Capital

Public procurement Tier 2

Advokatfirman Schjødt advises both suppliers and contracting authorities in all procurement matters, from the initial bidding process and drafting procurement documents to disputes before the administrative and general courts. The group frequently assists with large transport and infrastructure projects; the team recently represented Keolis in a number of disputes related to bus traffic procurement contracts. Practice head Fredrik Linder is highly regarded and is instructed by leading Swedish and multinational clients from the telecoms, healthcare, construction and transport sectors.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Linder

Other key lawyers:

Fillippa Gyllsten

Testimonials

‘Fredrik Linder was very calm and correct in all situations. He was very clear if he did not know an answer and always checked and came back. Personally I highly appreciated all the good advice we received so we as a company can also better manoeuvre in future public tender processes.’

‘Fredrik Linder – Very analytical and service minded.’

‘Very competent and skilled within public procurement and litigation within the same area of law.’

‘Easy to work with, understand my company’s issues and problems, know the business very well, effective work, always there when we need them.’

‘Mostly I have worked with Fredrik Linder, and I think he understands everything so well, and he has answers on all my questions. If he does not have the answer right away, he will give it in a very short time. I really appreciate that. I do not have to take that much time to explain my issues, since he is very experienced and therefore understands it immediately. He always come up with good advice on how to go further.’

‘The individual persons we have been in contact with have had deep knowledge of the public procurement process in Sweden and the procurement law. They are very fast to reply with good recommendations and answers.’

‘Extensive experience in litigating public procurement cases. Very skilled and knowledgeable team. Provides careful advise and leaves no stone unturned.’

‘Worked mostly with Fredrik Linder – he has experience, confidence and competence. Provides reliable advice.’

Key clients

Skanska

Keolis

Linde

Tele2

Essity

Pfizer

Getinge

EY

Edenred

The Swedish Central Bank’s Foundation

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The M&A team at Advokatfirman Schjødt seamlessly works with its Oslo counterpart to handle multijurisdictional transactions for a client roster comprising noteworthy names in the retail, telecoms, media, financial services and fintech sectors, among others. Key names include Jon Ericson, Pontus Bergsten, Erica Hegerin and practice leader Fredrik Hag, who all have expertise in bilateral and controlled auction deals on the buy and sell side. The group also acts in disputes involving W&I insurance.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Hag

Other key lawyers:

Pontus Bergsten; Erica Hegerin; Fredrik Hag; Charles Andersson

Testimonials

‘Great availability and commitment to solving matters.’

‘Erica Hegerin is always available and always willing to dig deep to find solutions.’

‘Outstanding performance, great market knowledge. Very good attention to client needs.’

‘Pontus Bergsten is commercial with excellent market knowledge.’

‘Erica Hegerin is very good. I would recommend working with her.’

‘Charles Andersson is always a safe pair of hands, very broad knowledge in real estate, M&A and general corporate.’

Key clients

Blackstone

Karo Pharma

Are Oy

NREP

NRC Group

Euromaint

Fairford Holdings

Procuritas

Ramböll Sverige

Employment Tier 3

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s employment and pensions practice works closely with the firm's M&A department on corporate transactions, company restructurings and outsourcing projects. Practice head Jenny Jilmstad advises on collective bargaining agreements, HR governance issues, employee disputes including trade secrets claims, and workplace investigations. The group counts a number of labour market organisations on its client list.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Jilmstad

Key clients

EF Education First

Diageo

Confy MeetingZone

Paradox Interactive

PTK

SRV Återvinning

Findity

Intrum AB

British Tourist Authority

La Francaise des Jeux

Insurance Tier 3

Advokatfirman Schjødt fields a strong insurance regulatory practice featuring group head Peter Kullgren and associates Anna Wahlbom and Joonas Myllynen. The team has recently been active in matters pertaining to Solvency II regulations, life and non-life insurance portfolio transfers, issues relating to the provision of pharmaceuticals insurance products, and corporate transactional work. Dispute resolution partner Ola Hansson is engaged on contentious insurance mandates including liability disputes in the transport sector.

Practice head(s):

Peter Kullgren

Other key lawyers:

Anna Wahlbom; Joonas Myllynen; Ola Hansson

Testimonials

‘The firm’s expertise and experience is outstanding. Our company has used this firm for 15+ years and they have consistently delivered high-quality legal advice for a very reasonable cost. Furthermore, they are well equipped to tailor their advice depending on the audience, with pragmatism and commercial acumen.’

‘The firm has a diverse team with lawyers from a varied backgrounds which truly adds value as this comes through in their advice.’

‘Peter Kullgren is a true partner to our firm and has gone way beyond what you can expect from a law firm in regards to support and guidance.’

‘Joonas Myllynen has been on secondment to our firm and has truly added value. Joonas very quickly integrated to the local team and the business clients.’

‘Peter Kullgren and his team have high competence within the Solvency II framework and other corporate insurance regulations. Even if my in-house legal team are highly skilled in life insurance law, we sometimes are in need of a second opinion in a certain matter. In those situations we have always got excellent help from Peter Kullgren/Schjødt.’

‘A good solid practice with lots of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the insurance industry.’

‘Peter Kullgren is one of the leading authorities in Sweden on life and non-life insurance. His experience, after working with the insurance industry for many years, makes it very time effective to work with him.’

‘We got very good service and advice and found the team very professional and understanding of our situation. The team was put together swiftly and in a way that met our wishes and demands. The lawyers we worked with were very professional, available and easy and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Futur Pension (previously Danica Pension)

Danske Bank

Svenska Läkemedelsförsäkringen

LRF Försäkring Skadeförsäkringsaktiebolag

Kollektivavtalsinformation Sverige AB

Förhandlings- och samverkansrådet PTK

Unionen Medlemsförsäkring AB

Anticimex Försäkringar

FörsäkringsGirot

Medicover Försäkringar AB

SPP Pension och Försäkring AB

PostNord Försäkringsförening

SCOR Sweden Re

Swedbank Försäkring AB

Sveriges Ingenjörer

Moderna Försäkringar

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Led by Thomas Nygren, Advokatfirman Schjødt’s TMT and IP department advises on a diverse range of licensing and contract drafting negotiations, including mandates relating to software developments in the fintech space. The team also advises start-ups and growth companies in the technology sector, and assists international telecoms clients with regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Nygren

Key clients

Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

A3 Allmänna IT- och Telekomaktiebolaget AB

Vermiculus Financial Technology AB

Stamina Group/Avonova Hälsa

Iver AB (former IPOnly)

Nenda AB

XLN Audio AB

Firstcom Europe

Chinsay AB

Zoundio AB

Capital markets Tier 4

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s capital markets team has a sizeable footprint in the life sciences sector, evidenced by Emil Hedberg and practice head Ylva Forsberg’s high volume of equity capital markets listings and IPOs for domestic and international issuers in the sector. The team is also retained by an array of financial services institutions from Sweden and abroad to handle high-value underwriting mandates. Seamless cooperation with the firm’s Oslo office makes the team a desirable choice for cross-border instructions in the Nordics.

Practice head(s):

Ylva Forsberg

Other key lawyers:

Emil Hedberg

Testimonials

‘Emil Hedberg has a responsive and and solutions-based point of view. Strong knowledge from many years within the field.’

Ylva Forsberg has great knowledge and experience from investment banking which gives her an extreme depth in her knowledge and what the risks are for a bank. Also high focus on the business of the client.

‘Among the smaller teams, but a good combination of strong legal skills, good connection with banks and other players and an innovative approach to cases.’

Emil Hedberg is clearly among the leading young capital markets lawyers in Sweden. Very experienced despite his young tenure and with a very pragmatic and market-oriented approach. While a newer entry to the upper echelons of the Stockholm capital markets arena, the legally strong, innovative and international approach clearly sets him apart from competitors at other firms.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

SSM Holding AB

DNB Bank ASA

Webrock Ventures AB

Empir Group AB

Cision Sverige AB

Agromino A/S

Vilhelmina Mineral AB

Arctic Secuities AS

Karessa Pharma AB

Sotkamo Silver AB

Sterner Stenhus Förvaltning AB

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Since Advokatfirman Schjødt’s merger with its Oslo counterpart, the dispute resolution desk has witnessed an uptick in pan-Nordic engagements in the IT, oil and gas, and energy sectors, with major engagements spearheaded by practice leader Ola Hansson, who also has a practice in white-collar crime and criminal defence work. Hans Renman is the go-to partner for insolvency litigation and arbitration proceedings, including clawbacks, while Olof Nilsson has substantial expertise in handling tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ola Hansson

Other key lawyers:

Hans Renman; Olof Nilsson

Testimonials

‘I worked with Ola Hansson who is experienced and knowledgeable in the field of dispute resolution. He has provided us with relevant advice in a very efficient manner. He is great to work with, always advising with his client’s best interest at mind. Our dispute was resolved in the best possible way and Ola’s help, advice and recommendations contributed to this. For any other future big dispute issue or problem we may have we will definitely hire Ola again.’

‘Very task-focused team. Comes across as extremely competent in dispute resolution as well as in the general partner lead discussions.’

‘Very client centric. Feels like I have only one point of contact with the firm but that person can provide all firm wide competences that I need. Great to work with! Outstanding competence in the areas I have been exposed to.’

Key clients

Linde

Life Europe AB

EU and competition Tier 4

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s EU and competition team acts on behavioural matters, from cartel and abuse of dominance cases to complex issues pertaining to the EU import regime and customs laws; the group also advises on merger control procedures. The team's multinational client roster stems from highly regulated sectors including the pharmaceuticals and financing services industries. The department also saw an uptick in state aid matters, which is a field of expertise for practice head Mats Johnsson.

Practice head(s):

Mats Johnsson

Testimonials

‘Very good understanding of our business, follows developments and news even when they have no case to work on.’

‘Comprehensive competence team focused on the subject matter of EU and competition practice. Easy to get the full picture of the problem area and what to think about.’

‘Has the ability to give high-quality advice with practical solutions to the issue at hand.’

‘Mats Johnsson is a highly reputable and knowledgeable lawyer who served for many years in the Brussels antitrust community in a large international firm. Thus, the practice is able to combine sophistication and top-notch quality of a large international top firm, while operating in a smaller national setting. We can only recommend the firm.’

‘It is a pleasure to work with Mats Johnsson. He makes you feel secure and confident and is capable of explaining the competition rules in a way we understand.’

‘I had the pleasure of working closely with Mr Mats Johnsson, who brought with him extensive experience in the competition law area. Mats brought a very pragmatic approach to our joint work and picked up on the business model very quickly. Giving clear feedback and advice. This is something I appreciated very much.’

Key clients

Karo Pharma

Are Oy

Real estate Tier 4

Following its merger with Hamilton Advokatbyrå, Advokatfirman Schjødt has strengthened its presence across the Swedish legal market. Capable in all areas of real estate law, the group is particularly active in the retail sector, where it advises tenants and landlords on commercial leasing issues. Practice head Charles Andersson focuses on transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Charles Andersson

Testimonials

‘The team lead by Charles Andersson always provides high-quality legal advice.’

‘Charles Andersson has an exceptionally wide legal knowledge, not only regarding real estate matters. He delivers advice that goes beyond what I expect. He thinks outside the box and dares to take on an unusually large responsibility.’

‘Great expertise, quick response and commercial understanding.’

‘We always use Charles Andersson as our main contact due to his knowledge and expertise in combination with commercial understanding.’

‘Great team work and way of dealing with the client.’

‘Very client centric. Feel well taken care of and that I often only have one point of contact to the firm which caters for all my needs by utilising the firm-wide competence.’

‘From our point of view, it is very important that our legal counsels know our business and that we feel secure and comfortable and we are so happy to work with Charles Andersson. He fulfils all our expectations.’

Key clients

Veidekke

NREP

Klövern

Scandinavian Property Group

Kildare Partners

Nischer Properties

Profi Fastigheter

City Finansiering AS

SSM

ResiDev

The firm: Schjødt is internationally recognized with a reputation for legal excellence. We combine this with commercial skills, a commitment to service, innovative solutions and producing excellent results for our clients. The firm is one of the biggest law firms in the Nordics with a team of 250 lawyers in Stockholm, Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Ålesund and London. Our vision is to become the highest regarded corporate law firm and employer in the Nordics.

Areas of practice: Schjødt acts on multiple high profile multi-jurisdictional deals for Swedish and foreign companies, banks, private equity firms, financial institutions and funds. The firm offers expertise in various areas of business law, such as Banking & Finance, corporate M&A, Capital Markets, Insurace, Dispute Resolution, Reas estate, TMT, EU & Competition, Restructuring & insolvency, Employment and Public Procuremet.

Practice areas worldwide: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, China Desk, Construction, Data Protection & Privacy, Digital Innovation & TMT, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pension, EU & Competition, Financial Regulatory,
Fisheries & Aquaculture, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Litigation & Arbitration, Media, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining & Minerals, Oil & Gas, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Contracts, Public Procurement, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restructuring & Insolvency, Shipping & Offshore, Sustainability Law, Tax, and Trade & Industry.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Emma Berglund Uväng
Dispute Resolution Ola Hansson
Capital Markets Ylva Forsberg
Employment Jenny Jilmstad
Public Procurement Fredrik Linder
Corporate | M&A Fredrik Hag
Restructuring and Insolvency Emma Berglund Uväng
Real Estate Charles Andersson
Intellectual Property and media Thomas Nygren
IT and telecoms Thomas Nygren
European Law and Competition Mats Johnsson
Insurance and Financial Regulation Peter Kullgren
Photo Name Position Profile
 Charles Andersson  photo Charles Andersson Partner. Co-head of Real Estate department
 Pontus Bergsten  photo Pontus Bergsten Partner
 Lars Eric Gustafsson  photo Lars Eric Gustafsson Partner
 Fredrik Hag  photo Fredrik Hag Partner. Co-head of Corporate M&A department
 Eric Halvarsson  photo Eric Halvarsson Partner
 Christoffer Hamilton  photo Christoffer Hamilton Partner
 Ola Hansson  photo Ola Hansson Partner. Co-head of Dispute Resolution department
 Emil Hedberg  photo Emil Hedberg Partner
 Erica Hegerin  photo Erica Hegerin Partner
 Jenny Jilmstad  photo Jenny Jilmstad Partner. Head of Employment practice group
 Mats Johnsson  photo Mats Johnsson Partner
 Peter Kullgren  photo Peter Kullgren Partner
 Fredrik Linder  photo Fredrik Linder Partner. Co-head of Industry department
 Thomas Myrdal  photo Thomas Myrdal Partner
 Thomas Nygren  photo Thomas Nygren Partner
 Hans Renman  photo Hans Renman Partner
 Emma Berglund Uväng photo Emma Berglund Uväng Partner. Co-head of Bank, Finance and Restructuring department
Number of lawyers (partners included) : 59
Number of partners : 26
English
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World Law Group (WLG)
Contact - Partner : Emma Berglund Uväng - emma.berglund@schjodt.com
Contact - Marketing and Communications : markedsavdelingen@schjodt.com

Schjødt is recognised and respected as one of Scandinavia’s top law firms, with a particular reputation for legal excellence – a reputation on which we will not compromise. While pursuing legal excellence, and across every part of our business, we strive to create an inclusive environment that embraces differences and fosters inclusion. We believe that valuing diversity and offering inclusiveness is a competitive differentiator enabling us to achieve our vision to create unmatched value for both our clients and colleagues.

We embrace a diverse workforce and therefore aim to recruit and retain a workforce that is representative of our society’s diversities, for example with respect to various nationalities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientation, beliefs, status, and (dis)abilities.

Schjødt’s diversity commitment is based on our core values and focuses on equal opportunity, respect, inclusiveness and flexibility throughout the whole firm. We actively strive to create an inclusive workplace for all.

We maintain that employees shall be promoted on their merits and based on objective standards, and no employees shall experience that their background, belief or lifestyle affects their opportunities within our firm. We treat co-workers with dignity, fairness and respect and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment based on differences of background, belief or lifestyle. We likewise welcome clients, vendors, and all other visitors equally regardless of their background or appearance.

To achieve a diverse and inclusive environment, we recognize the value of recruiting employees with different backgrounds, knowledge, and experience. We are committed to ensure that gender is not a barrier to career opportunities and advancement. We provide a representation of all genders throughout all recruitment processes and we believe that through gender-balanced leadership and talent pipelines, we can better represent our customers’ needs. Therefore, we actively ensure that gender diversity and equal treatment across gender lines is prioritized particularly in our pay and promotions processes.

Schjødt recognizes that traditionally duties outside of the workplace have hindered lawyers’ advancement. We affirmatively encourages employees to assume these duties, and we work to compose a workplace with employees who have a variety of life circumstances. We recognizes the need to ensure that employees feel valued and are not hindered in living a full life, no matter their background or needs, while still receiving the opportunity to participate and advance their career with Schjødt. People are our most valuable asset and we strive to make flexible working arrangements available where appropriate, as we appreciate that not everyone can and will work the same hours or in the same way.