Advokatfirman Vinge > Gothenburg, Sweden > Firm Profile

Advokatfirman Vinge
NORDSTADSTORGET 6
BOX 11025
404 21 GÖTEBORG
Sweden

Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s leading banking and finance practice, led by Mikael Ståhl in Stockholm and Henrik Ossborn in Malmö and Helsingborg, acts for both lenders and borrowers in relation to a wide variety of domestic and international matters, including acquisition, asset, project and investment fund financings. Ståhl has syndicated loan, asset-backed finance, securitisation, and project finance experience, while Ossborn specialises in asset-backed financing transactions. Louise Brorsson Salomon has advised governmental agencies, multinational corporations, banks, and private Swedish companies, and Albert Wållgren regularly handles derivatives, securitisations and project finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Ståhl; Henrik Ossborn

Testimonials

‘This is a big practice with large resources.’ 

‘Quality advice and very supportive.’

‘Louise Brorsson Salomon gives quality advice and is very supportive.’ 

‘The team is the most experienced in Sweden within financial services.’

Key clients

Sandvik AB, Sandvik Treasury AB

Ambea AB

Swedbank AB

Investor AB

Tele2 AB

Embracer Group AB

Ikano Bostad AB

Cinven Capital Management

JP Morgan

Goldman Sachs

Barclays

Work highlights

  • Advised long-standing client Ambea AB, the leading care provider in Scandinavia and listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, in connection with a refinancing in an aggregate amount of SEK5bn.
  • Advised Swedbank AB in connection with an approximately SEK1.5bn credit facility agreement for the purpose of financing Fastighets AB Regio’s acquisition of real properties for a total agreed property value of approximately SEK2.4bn.

Sweden > Capital markets

Advokatfirman Vinge’s leading capital markets practice, which is strong on both the debt and equity sides, is especially well known for its expertise in IPOs, high-yield and investment-grade bonds, directed issuances of shares and equity derivatives, and secondary market securities trading work, among other areas. The department’s diverse client base includes public companies, private equity and venture capital sponsors, and investment banks. Jesper Schönbeck in Stockholm, Erik Sjöman in Malmö and Helsingborg, and Anders Strid in Gothenburg jointly lead the team. Schönbeck has considerable expertise in IPOs and directed share issuances, while Sjöman specialises in takeovers and equity offerings. Louise Brorsson Salomon stands out for her handling of securitisations and medium-term note programmes, while Mikael Ståhl leads the firm’s DCM offering.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Schönbeck; Erik Sjöman; Anders Strid

Testimonials

‘The strongest team in Sweden without a doubt.’

‘This team is on point, detail oriented and pragmatic as required by each specific situation.’

‘Jesper Schönbeck is the unrivalled market leader in the region. He is easy and fun to work with and very experienced.’

Key clients

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB

Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Nordea, Morgan Stanley and DNB Markets

Vimian Group AB

VEF AB

Altor Fund III

ABG Sundal Collier and Carnegie

Oncopeptides AB

Mentimeter AB

Hansa Biopharma

Aneo Renewables Holding AS

Re:newCell AB

BHG Group AB

Azelio AB

Cantargia AB

Cinclus Pharma AB

Impact Investment Exchange Pte Ltd (Singapore)

EQT AB

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Borgo AB

Intrum AB

Essity AB

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB in connection with the distribution of the shares in Neobo Fastigheter AB to the A and B shareholders in SBB.
  • Advised EQT IX in connection with the sale of SEK5.6bn shares in Beijer Ref AB through an accelerated bookbuilding process.
  • Acted for Tele2 AB in connection with the update of its €5bn guaranteed English law governed EMTN programme, and simultaneous issuance of senior unsecured fixed rate notes in an amount of €500m and its parallel tender offer in respect of its previously issued senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2024, each under the EMTN programme.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s M&A and corporate practice advises blue-chip clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border matters, from public and private acquisitions to divestments. The team collaborates closely with the firm’s private equity practice to handle private equity-sponsored leveraged buyouts, among other mandates. Practice head Jonas Bergstrom has a strong track record advising major clients on high-value M&A transactions. Firm chairman Johan Winnerblad has extensive experience in the field, particularly in the financial services, TMT and life sciences sectors. Christina Kokko is regularly instructed by clients in the financial services and life sciences sectors, as well as in the retail and media spaces. Jesper Schönbeck leads on public M&A, with Erik Sjöman playing a key role in team.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Bergström

Other key lawyers:

Johan Winnerblad; Christina Kokko; Jesper Schönbeck; Erik Sjöman; Karl Klackenberg; Jonas Johansson; Elsie Nassar; Daniel Rosvall; Magnus Hedsund

Testimonials

‘Jonas Johansson is first choice for any transaction. He has a unique ability for providing first-class legal advice in combination with a commercial mindset which truly creates value. His negotiation skills are second to none and he has a deep knowledge and understanding of environmental matters.’

‘Karl Klackenberg is very knowledgeable, professional and hard working – a great new addition to the Vinge partner team. He is up and coming and very strong in his field.’

‘Christina Kokko has in-depth expertise of buy-outs and is very knowledgeable. The same applies for Daniel Rosvall and Jonas Bergström. Magnus Hedsund has a deep understanding of his clients’ needs and has a pragmatic approach.’

‘Elsie Nassar shows a solution-driven approach, a proactive attitude and is extremely hard-working. In addition, she is a people person and is very enjoyable to work with.’

‘The team is always available and provides exceptional quality. The best in Sweden.’

‘Vinge is second to none with regards to M&A and is the go-to-partner for any matters involving legal advice. Vinge has the broadest knowledge and deepest expertise with unique competences within e.g. environment, criminal law.’

‘The M&A team is great – knowledgeable, commercial and strong – especially in the PE area. ’

‘The premier M&A firm in Sweden with strong capabilities in all practice areas including cross-border transactions.’

Key clients

FAM AB

Tele2 AB

Lifco AB

Lagercrantz AB

Investment AB Latour

EQT

Triton

IK Investment Partners

Bain Capital

Fidelio Capital

Verisure Securitas Direct Group

SEB

Sixth National Pension Fund

Orkla

Lantmännen ek för

AMF Pensionsförsäkring

Procuritas Capital Investors

Sobro AB

Biotage AB

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB in connection with its sale of stake in its social infrastructure portfolio for public education to Brookfield for SEK 9.2 billion. The transaction also includes earn out payments up to SEK 1.2 billion.
  • Represented MGM Resorts International on its takeover bid for LeoVegas AB valued at SEK 6 billion.
  • Represented the international private equity firm Cinven in connection with its acquisition of the Säkra group.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s nationwide dispute resolution practice handles high-profile domestic and cross-border cases for major clients, including nation states and multinational corporations. The team is currently acting for the Kingdom of Sweden in connection with the investment treaty claim filed by Chinese technology giant Huawei, following the Swedish government’s decision not to use Huawei’s equipment in its rollout of 5G network coverage. Silvia Dahlberg, who has strong commercial and investment arbitration experience, heads up the litigation and arbitration team in Gothenburg, while Cecilia Möller Norsted leads the parallel team in Stockholm, and Malmo and Helsingborg-based Jerker Kjellander heads up the firm’s Southern Sweden disputes team. James Hope and Mattias Rosengren specialise in commercial arbitration proceedings; Hope is dual qualified in Sweden and England, while Rosengren has experience handling matters in the insurance, financial services, energy, and telecoms industries. Jonas Eklund excels in energy arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Möller Norsted; Silvia Dahlberg; Jerker Kjellander

Other key lawyers:

James Hope; Mattias Rosengren; Jonas Eklund, Fredrik Lundblom; Michele Fara; Krister Azelius; Lisa Bourghardt

Testimonials

‘The team is able to handle extremely large and complex arbitrations. They are very skilled, professional and strategic.’

‘Jonas Eklund, Fredrik Lundblom and their team relentlessly examine every detail and master the facts in cases. They also handle arbitrators and witnesses in a very efficient manner.’

‘Mattias Rosengren is a truly phenomenal lawyer and litigator. He is responsive, a strategic thinker and really comprehensive in everything he does. Mattias’ technical skills and drafting abilities are second to none, and his case handling skill is very impressive. Incisive, extremely bright and really nice to work with; Mattias is a class act.’

‘Michele Fara is a brilliant, knowledgeable, creative, shrewd and well-balanced lawyer. He is also a very likeable person that is easy to co-operate with and has a great sense of humour.’

‘Silvia Dahlberg is an excellent lawyer with a good understanding of and interest in technology. She is responsive, genuine and offers firm opinions on the legal issues clients put forward.’

‘Jonas Eklund and Cecilia Möller Norsted are both very experienced in handling commercial disputes. They are extremely good lawyers with a great tactical and strategical mindset.’

‘Krister Azelius is one of the best and most experienced litigators in Sweden. He is very fast at understanding the core of the legal problem at hand and solving it through his litigation and legal expertise.’

‘Lisa Bourghardt is getting more and more experienced. She combines her IP expertise with excellent litigation skills. She is a rising star in the litigation field.’

Key clients

Kingdom of Sweden

Tele2 AB

Swedish Match

Kingdom of Spain

SPP Pension & Försäkring AB

Välinge Innovation

Republic of Italy

Zhoukou Municipal Grain Reserve Storehouse of China Grain Reserve

SEB

Bergvik Skog AB

Office Depot

Investment AB Öresund; H&M; Delphi Automotive

Work highlights

  • Defending the Kingdom of Sweden against the investment treaty claim brought by Huawei before ICSID in Washington D.C. as a result of the decision not to include Huawei’s equipment in Sweden’s 5G rollout.
  • Representing the Kingdoms of Spain and Italy, respectively, in three separate proceedings before the Svea Court of Appeal challenging arbitral awards in investment treaty cases.
  • Representing a global contract research organisation in commercial litigation before the Swedish courts of general jurisdiction in a dispute against a pharmaceuticals company.

Sweden > Employment Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s employment team, jointly led by Fredrik Dahl in Stockholm, Yohanna Öhrnegård in Gothenburg and Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp in Malmö, advises major clients, including domestic and international companies and banks, on a wide variety of matters, with an especially strong reputation for handling cross-border cases as well as investigations. Dahl focuses on M&A-related matters, reorganisations and strategic management advice, while Åsa Gotthardsson often works with HR professionals, management teams, and boards of directors. Öhrnegård regularly appears before Swedish courts and arbitration tribunals, with notable experience in trade secrets cases, and Jerntrop specialises in reorganisations, rehabilitation matters, M&A, and C-suite management advice.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Dahl; Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp; Yohanna Öhrnegård

Other key lawyers:

Åsa Gotthardsson; Daniel Melander Björner

Testimonials

‘Vinge puts together well-balanced teams when it comes to experience and seniority, which leads to cost-effective projects. Further, the advice they give is always easy to understand and connected to reality.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård stands out for her excellent people skills combined with intelligence and competence. She is impressive in court.’

‘Åsa Gothardsson is very thoughtful, strategic, and knowledgeable with a great commercial mindset. She is a really good sounding board and a trusted advisor.’

‘Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp and senior associate Daniel Melander Björner are extremely responsive and to the point, with a great understanding for the underlying business values in different matters.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård is arguably the best labour law counsel in Sweden.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård is an excellent litigator and very strategic and knowledgeable. Fredrik Dahl has a world of experience under his belt.’

‘The best labour law experts in Sweden.’

‘The team stands out for its quality and experience.’

Key clients

VR Group/Arriva

Klarna Bank AB

SGDS Gruppen AB

Work highlights

  • Advised a Swedish and international account payable automation company on its group internal merger.
  • Acted for VR Group in removing the managing director in its newly divested company Arriva, the largest Swedish railway company previously owned by Arriva Ltd.
  • Assisted Klarna Bank with a number of matters, including a headcount reduction where – in Sweden – some 300 employees were offered an exit package.

Sweden > Energy Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s sizeable energy team, based in offices across Sweden, is regularly involved in high-profile transactions in the sector, with particular experience in large-scale wind power projects. The practice is also well known for its regulatory expertise and for its recent work on nuclear and solar power matters. Christoffer Thalin in Malmö, who specialises in transactions involving renewable energy plants, jointly leads the team alongside Stockholm-based M&A lawyer Peter Sundgren, who is experienced in mandates concerning wind power, electricity distribution, district heating, nuclear power and the emerging battery energy storage solutions market. Johan Cederblad in Stockholm focuses on wind farm permit applications as well as energy-related M&A.

Practice head(s):

Christoffer Thalin; Peter Sundgren

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Advising Cameco on a cross-border acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company in a deal valued at $7.8bn, in relation to Swedish law matters and the Swedish assets of the target company.
  • Advised Nordic Paper and the other shareholders of Åmotfors Energi AB on the sale of Åmotfors to Nevel AB (Nordic Paper owns 37.6%).
  • Advised Lantmännen on the divestment of Lantmännen Agrovärme AB to Solör Bioenergi.

Sweden > EU and competition Tier 1

Fielding partners across Sweden as well as in Brussels, Advokatfirman Vinge’s EU and competition practice has considerable experience of acting before the European Commission and EU Courts as well as in domestic proceedings. Stockholm-based practice head Marcus Glader’s broad expertise includes high-profile abuse of dominance cases and competition litigation. He is particularly well known for his track record in high-tech industries and for working at the intersection of competition and IP law. Sebastian Örndahl, who was promoted to partner in May 2023, has merger control experience in the telecoms, tech, and pharmaceuticals sectors and has recently advised a number of private equity firms. With experience in merger cases and cartel investigations as well as in horizontal and vertical co-operation and state aid matters, Anna Palmérus leads the Gothenburg team. Pär Remnelid, practice head in Malmö, leverages his experience at the Swedish Competition Authority. Chief economist Jakob Jeanrond, one of four in the team, plays a key role. Former practice head Johan Karlsson moved to Kastell Advokatbyrå AB in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Glader; Anna Palmérus; Pär Remnelid

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Marcus Glader and his support team are very knowledgeable and solution focused.’

‘Marcus Glader is a true competition law rock star. He navigates across cultures and is able to make himself understood and heard in the most complex situations.’

‘The team is experienced and proactively brings forward important aspects to consider during merger filings.’

Key clients

EQT

SJ

Tele2

HMD and Opera

Procuritas

Stockholm Exergi

Schibsted

Fidelio

Fortum

Rexel

Bilia AB (publ)

Södra ek. för.

LKAB

Work highlights

  • Represented EQT in connection with several acquisitions and investments worldwide.
  • Representing HMD Global and Opera, respectively, in proceedings before the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg, regarding the European Commission’s infringement decision against Google Android.
  • Successfully represented SJ, the state-owned incumbent operator of railway passenger transport services in Sweden, before the General Court at the CJEU.

Sweden > Fintech Tier 1

Sweden > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge houses a ‘highly skilled‘ team which is well-known for its expertise in patent disputes concerning royalty agreements, patent assignments, and supplementary protection certificates (SPC). The group frequently assists global pharma and biotech companies, healthcare corporates and investment funds within the life sciences and consumer health sectors. The ‘exceptionalStojan Arnerstål leads the team, and maintains a transaction-focused practice, advising on a range of manufacturing, commercialisation and development agreements within the pharma space. Noted for the ‘unrivalled depth‘ of his knowledge, Håkan Borgenhäll is an IP specialist who has notable experience in handling contentious matters involving registered designs, marketing issues and trade marks.

Practice head(s):

Stojan Arnerstål

Other key lawyers:

Håkan Borgenhäll; Malin Malm Waerme; Lisa Hörnqvist

Testimonials

‘Stojan Arnerstål is an exceptional adviser for commercial agreements, providing real value through his pragmatic, business-oriented approach and quick turnarounds in our matters. Excellent management skills.’

‘Vinge’s practice provides broad coverage and in-depth knowledge of the sector. They have a solid group of lawyers who are very responsive with a commercial mindset.’

‘Stojan Arnerstål has excellent knowledge and experience of the healthcare and life sciences industry. He is very skilled in conveying legal advice on commercial and complex matters in a practical and engaging way across all areas of the industry.’

‘Great team. Highly skilled. Super court advocates. I have had superb successes with them.’

‘Håkan Borgenhäll has immense experience litigating IP in Sweden. Unrivalled depth of knowledge.’

‘Malin Malm Waerme is a younger partner. Creative, super in court, proactive.’

Key clients

Eli Lilly and Company

Bridgepoint Growth

Fidelio Capital

Recipharm AB

Atlas Antibodies AB

Tamro AB

Vimian Group AB

Corline Biomedical AB

Medivir AB

Xspray Pharma AB

Hansa Biopharma AB

Calliditas Therapeutics AB

Oncopeptides AB

BioGaia AB

Nanoform Finland Plc

Medicover AB

Järven Plast & Smide Aktiebolag

Cinclus Pharma

A3P Biomedical

Healthcap

Attgeno AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Latvia MGI Tech SIA, MGI Tech Hong Kong Co., Ltd. and MGI International Sales Co., Ltd in 12 patent disputes where the counterpart is Illumina, a US company.
  • Represented Hansa Biopharma in an arbitration related to a patent assignment and royalty agreement and the request for royalties from certain researchers. The matter included complex interpretation of patent assignment and licensing agreements, including interpretation of the scope of protection of multiple patents.
  • Represented Attgeno in connection with an appeal to the Swedish Information Practices Committee (NBL). The matter concerned whether a paid article published by the company in collaboration with a newspaper was to be considered permitted scientific information regarding a certain medical condition, or whether the article was to be considered as unlawful pre-launch advertising of a not-yet approved pharmaceutical.

Sweden > Insolvency Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s restructuring and insolvency practice has a strong presence across the country, with Albert Wållgren in Stockholm, Morgan Hallén in Gothenburg, and Henrik Ossborn in both Malmö and Helsingborg jointly leading the team, which is particularly strong in insolvency-related litigation and arbitration proceedings. Hallén has considerable experience acting as bankruptcy trustee and in winding up procedures and liquidations. Fabian Ekeblad’s broad practice covers compulsory liquidations, bond and loan restructurings, and complex deals with a restructuring element. Anna Palmérus in Gothenburg also plays a key role in the team, specialising in cross-border bankruptcy proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Albert Wållgren; Morgan Hallén; Henrik Ossborn

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Morgan Hallén and his team are fantastic to collaborate with. They are experienced, work quickly and with the kind of business sense that is needed to make good things great.’

‘Morgan Hallén is the key person in this team.’

Key clients

Invacare Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Invacare Corporation and the Swedish management of the Swedish subsidiaries in relation to the impact of the opening of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings with respect to the US parent company.

Sweden > Insurance Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s insurance practice has a long-standing reputation for handling insurance-related M&A transactions as well as regulatory issues in the sector. The team regularly advises leading domestic and foreign insurers and intermediaries, with a client base evenly balanced between life insurers, non-life insurers, and insurance mediators. Practice head Fabian Ekeblad focuses on transactional and regulatory matters, while experienced arbitrator Mattias Rosengren has considerable experience in the insurance sector. Anders Leissner offers maritime insurance expertise, and Viveka Classon specialises in regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Fabian Ekeblad; Henrik Ossborn; Mattias Rosengren; Michele Fara

Other key lawyers:

Viveka Classon; Anders Leissner; Per Johan Eckerberg; Elin Samara

Testimonials

‘The insurance team within Vinge has great competence, both theoretical and practical, which means that the counselling is of highest quality. The practical experience in the team is priceless.’

‘Fabian Ekeblad combines great business acumen, drive and experience to push through and solve problems. Elin Samara works with great efficiency and focus.’

‘Viveka Classon’s extensive experience in how an insurance business is run and her very good knowledge of regulations make her an excellent adviser. She understands business very well and she always provides adequate and useful advice.’

‘Per Johan Eckerberg is the most knowledgeable expert in his field in Sweden.’

‘The team has a unique knowledge and understanding of the regulatory requirements for conducting insurance business in Sweden.’

Key clients

Sirius International Insurance Corporation

Alecta Pensionsförsäkring

Hedvig Försäkring AB

Codan Forsikring AS/Trygg-Hansa Försäkring Filial

Zurich Insurance

AIG

Skandia

Dina Försäkring AB/the Dina insurance federation

Cardif Försäkring AB

Falck Danmark A/S

Assistansbolaget Sverige Försäkring AB and subsidiaries

Nord Insuretech Group AB

LeasePlan Sverige AB

Trygg-Hansa

Work highlights

  • Advised Falck Danmark A/S in relation to the sale of the dormant insurance company Falck Försäkring AB to the Nomor/Terminix group.
  • Assisting LeasePlan Sverige AB with regulatory and strategic matters in relation to the ongoing insurance activities of the LeasePlan car leasing group.

Sweden > Intellectual property and media Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s large team is widely recognised for its expertise in handling the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Copyright law, patent law, and trade mark law are core areas of strength, and the group is equally adept at advising on designs and domain names. Practice head Richard Wessman focuses on trade mark, design, and unfair competition litigation, and regularly acts for domestic and international clients in complex disputes. Håkan Borgenhällhas a deserved reputation as a significant senior statesman in IP litigation‘. Malin Malm Waerme is ‘exceptional‘. Anette Henrysson departed to aera ab in early 2024.

Practice head(s):

Richard Wessman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Vinge has a depth of talent in the IP space which has proven very helpful, especially in contentious matters. They have top level senior partners available when needed and excellent experience throughout the ranks, ensuring reasonable billing.’

Malin Malm Waerme has been exceptional working with us on complex multi jurisdictional issues. She has a quick grasp of the important issues within the matter for us and our business and is quick with response.’

A strong team well respected on the Swedish market who produce excellent results in court.’

Håkan Borgenhäll has a deserved reputation as a significant senior statesman in IP litigation. Great fun to work with. Malin Malm Waerme is a younger partner, fiery, eager to please and superb in court. Very impressive.’

The team is great. High availability and overall good knowledge.’

Malin Malm Waerme and Stojan Arneståhl are both excellent lawyers – Pragmatic, lovely to work with and overall brilliant individuals.’

Vinge is extremely knowledgeable within a wide range of areas. Knowledge is key, but it is their friendly and supporting demeanour that makes them stand out. Makes working with them easy and trustworthy.’

Tobias Kempas has always delivered what we need, and beyond. He has a great understanding of our business and can explain to us the challenges we have in a way that we understand and trust. Fantastic counsel that we are so happy to be working with.’

Key clients

Alfa Laval

Apple

Eli Lilly and Company

Pernod Ricard/The Absolut Company

Swedish Match North Europe

Swedish Olympic Committee

Thomas Concrete Group

MSD (Merck & Co.)

Star Stable Entertainment AB

Hansa Biopharma

Hästens Sängar AB

Viva Wine Group AB

Daniel Wellington AB

Mio AB

MGI International Sales Co., Limited

LKAB

Work highlights

  • Acting for Latvia MGI Tech SIA, MGI Tech Hong Kong Co., Ltd. and MGI International Sales Co., Ltd in 12 patent disputes.
  • Assisting the Swedish Olympic Committee with the enforcement of trade mark rights.
  • Assisting Apple Inc. with the management of trademark portfolios, inter alia searches, filings, maintenance and renewals, strategies and monitoring services.

Sweden > IT and telecoms Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge's large tech and telecoms offering includes procurement matters, tech-related IP, cybersecurity and data protection issues, as well as a wide spectrum of transactional matters. The practice is led by the triumvirate of Eva Fredrikson, who acts on both contentious and non-contentious tech matters; telecoms expert Carl Johan Af Petersens; and Henrik Borna, who is very experienced in procurement and outsourcing issues. Nicklas Thorgerzon has expertise in data protection and privacy work. Counsels Jolene Reimerson and Mathilda Persson are singled out for their contributions.

Practice head(s):

Eva Fredrikson; Carl Johan af Petersens; Henrik Borna

Testimonials

‘The team is dedicated to delivering excellent results always. ’

‘I mostly work with Nicklas Thorgerzon, and he’s an amazing lawyer.’

‘Everyone in the team (from junior associate to partner) is always very well-prepared and well-informed about our industry and our business. You can always jump right into the relevant issue. Also, pretty much everyone is very easy going and easy to deal with. They have a good attitude on all levels. You always get fast service and relevant feedback. I always feel that I can trust the outcome.’

‘In general I have the feeling that everyone that we work with have balanced personalities, and they give me the impression that they are genuinely happy to work with me. I feel like I’m calling a friend when I call for advice.’

Nicklas Thorgerzon is an excellent lawyer with a tremendous amount of knowledge and a high service level.’

Key clients

Star Stable Entertainment AB

The Swedish Bankers’ Association

Tibern AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Star Stable Entertainment AB on IT and media related contractual matters, including app distribution agreements, IT operations and development agreements, and marketing agreements.

Sweden > Public procurement Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s public procurement team assists both suppliers and contracting authorities from Sweden and overseas in relation to every stage of the procurement process, with particular strength handling review and damages cases. Practice head Daniel Wendelsson specialises in procurement review litigation, public contract negotiations, and supplier-side tender procedures, among other areas. Associate Kristoffer Sällfors handles judicial reviews as well as disputes before the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court and the European Court of Justice, and associate Per-Ola Bergqvist in Malmö focuses on matters in the infrastructure sector, while former Supreme Administrative Court justice Helena Rosén Andersson adds considerable procurement expertise.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Wendelsson

Testimonials

‘Both Helena Rosén Andersson and Per-Ola Bergqvist are absolutely among the most skilled lawyers in the field of public procurement in Sweden.’

‘Daniel Wendelsson is always available, very strong in identifying and analysing key legal issues and in arguing his case both orally and in writing. He always delivers on time and gives clear and practical advice with regard to legal aspects and business operations.’

‘Per-Ola Bergqvist is a great lawyer.’

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of public procurement law which is complemented by knowledge in closely related legal areas such as contract law and competition law.’

Key clients

SJ AB

Scandinavian Service Partner (SSP)

Ellevio AB

The City of Malmö

Bostads AB Mimer

Malmö University

Stockholm University of Arts

The City of Västervik

The City of Jönköping

Sweden > Real estate Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge is a leading name in the Swedish market for real estate M&A and financing matters, with established strength in advising on property developments and commercial leases. The team acts for clients in the retail, residential, and logistics sectors, as well as representing real estate funds. Niclas Winnberg advises on sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, and property developments; he co-heads the practice with Anders Heintze, who specialises in commercial agreements, and Anders Forkman, who has extensive experience in commercial leases. Olof Jisland has more than 30 years of experience in the space. Senior associate Kristoffer Larson handles real estate M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Niclas Winnberg; Anders Forkman; Anders Heintze

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Vinge is a well-renowned firm that delivers a top quality performance.’

Working with Anders Heintze always feels right. Anders has high competence and always listens to the customer’s problems in a constructive way. He works with focus and delivers within the framework of the approved timetable.’

A good team.’

Key clients

Eurocommercial Properties

Wallenstam AB

Platzer Fastigheter AB

Skanska

Coop Storbutiker & Marknader AB

ByggVesta AB

SBB

Allianz Real Estate

Residential Holding

Nordr

Work highlights

  • Advised SBB on the sale of 49% of its portfolio of social infrastructure assets within the educational sector to Brookfield.
  • Advised Ikano Bostad AB on a transaction involving the client’s acquisition of a residential real estate portfolio in Gothenburg from Wallenstam, and the sale of a development property in Stockholm to Wallenstam.
  • Assisted MG Real Estate Sweden AB and MG Development Sweden AB with developing the MG logistics park in Copenhagen Malmö Port.

Sweden > Shipping Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s leading maritime and transport law department advises a wide range of clients, including domestic and foreign shipping companies as well as major P&I Clubs and other insurers, on contentious and non-contentious matters. The Gothenburg-based team is well known for its expertise in sea transport and port-related work. With considerable experience advising domestic and international clients on transactional matters as well as in litigation and arbitration proceedings, Michele Fara leads the practice. Ninos Aho, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, has over a decade of international shipping experience, and senior associate Paula Bäckdén handles all aspects of maritime and transport law, including insurance and cargo damages claims. Anders Leissner, who specialises in international trade issues in the shipping sector, also plays a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

Michele Fara

Testimonials

‘Vinge seems to completely lack weak links, but a couple of individuals stand out. Paula Bäckdén is a star; her expertise is world-class. Her complementing qualities of being attentive and humble make her a superstar in Sweden. Michele Fara is another talent that must be mentioned, with incredible knowledge and broad experience!’

‘Without a doubt Anders Leissner is a standout within the group. His knowledge of EU sanctions and relationships within the maritime community is unmatched. He is also incredibly responsive, which is even more impressive given the onslaught of sanctions work.’

‘Paula Bäckdén is a very knowledgeable and skilled shipping lawyer. She has a broad knowledge of the shipping industry and its legal peculiarities, and she is very quick to think on her feet.’

‘Michele Fara and Paula Bäckdén are knowledgeable, professional and have a good business-oriented approach to legal advice.’

‘The team has strong legal skills and vast expertise in the area. They provide exquisite attention to clients and colleagues. A highly recommended firm and lawyers.’

‘A competent and diverse team with great skills and knowledge, including an ability to think outside the box in their search for answers, an ability to listen, to communicate in a simple and understandable way, and to adapt to situations.’

‘They understand the shipping industry and associated business problems and are solution oriented.’

‘Advokatfirman Vinge is the go-to firm when it comes to all kinds of transport law in the Nordics. Their expertise in the field is simply unparalleled.’

Sweden > Tax Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s leading tax team is regularly sought out by major clients to handle a wide range of tax matters, with the department particularly well known for its M&A and private equity tax expertise, and experience representing tech sector clients in tax litigation. Practice head Mattias Schömer has extensive experience handling issues for leading clients, including in connection with public and private M&A, corporate reorganisations, and the formation of private equity and debt funds. Victor Ericsson, promoted to partner in January 2023, specialises in M&A-related tax matters as well as the tax aspects of private equity fund reorganisations and restructurings. Maria Schultzberg regularly acts in tax proceedings before the Swedish tax authorities and courts, while Ulrika Bengtsson is an expert tax litigator.

Practice head(s):

Mattias Schömer

Testimonials

‘A very knowledgeable team with a pure business sense. They help clients make good business decisions when it comes to tax.’

‘Knowledge of our business and personal preferences when in comes to the amount of risks we want to take.’

Key clients

VEF AB

Neobo Fastigheter AB

TeledyneFLIR

Work highlights

  • Assisted with tax, tax due diligence and prospectus documentation of the IPO/listing of VEF AB on Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • Represented TeledyneFLIR in a tax case where all the instances have ruled in favour of the company, including the Supreme Administrative Court.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Advokatfirman Vinge’s IT and telecoms practice advises start-ups as well as leading corporations on a wide range of data protection and data privacy matters, including compliance work, cross-border data transfers, security breaches, and investigations. Eva Fredrikson and Carl Johan af Petersens in Stockholm lead the team alongside Malmö and Helsingborg-based Henrik Borna. Nicklas Thorgerzon has a strong track record in large-scale GDPR projects, while senior associate Alexander Lindeberg’s broad practice covers data breaches, third country transfers, and cookie compliance issues, among other areas.

Practice head(s):

Eva Fredrikson; Carl Johan af Petersens; Henrik Borna

Testimonials

‘Nicklas Thorgerzon has deeply impressive expertise in the privacy field. He is outstanding – with meticulous attention to detail, an awesome personality, a profound knowledge of privacy laws and an unwavering commitment to protect clients’ rights and solve challenges in a effective and pragmatic way.’

Key clients

Tele2

Star Stable

Work highlights

  • Advising Tele2 on various data protection issues, including in relation to an ongoing dispute with the Swedish Data Protection Authority, which has imposed administrative fines of SEK12m on Tele2 for sending data to the US via Google Analytics.
  • Advised Star Stable, an online gaming company, on various data protection issues and coordinated advice for several jurisdictions.

Sweden > Environment Tier 2

Advokatfirman Vinge handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including disputes concerning waste handling operations and permit applications for renewable energy projects. Johan Cederblad in Stockholm, Christoffer Thalin in Malmö, and Robert Deli in Gothenburg jointly lead the department. Thomas Sjöberg has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients on environmental law issues, while senior associate Lina Österberg is a key contact for contaminated land mandates and permit applications.

Practice head(s):

Johan Cederblad; Christoffer Thalin; Robert Deli

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team always delivers in a timely manner, with high quality and clarity. They have deep knowledge within the wind industry.’ 

‘Johan Cederblad is very competent. He is proactive in addressing any questions before they become problems and he is very easy to communicate with. His calm way of working inspires security.’

‘Johan Cederblad is super smart. He is able to identify the crux of issues quickly and provides clear advice. He is ably supported by Lina Österberg. They both are responsive, analytical in a user-friendly way and deliver consistently high-quality advice.’

‘Vinge and Johan Cederblad provide top-drawer legal support in a highly professional and pragmatic way. They are very precise in their advice and make the complicated simple.’

‘A professional, competent team led by Johan Cederblad which delivers succinct advice on time and in a clearly defined way. They are a pleasure to work with and able to deal with a raft of queries relating to environment law matters and sustainable developments relating to products and companies.’

‘Vinge has a good grasp of its subject areas and keeps up with ongoing development. They are effective and solution-oriented.’

Key clients

Vasa Vind AB

Njordr AB

Njordr Offshore Wind AB

IPCO Sweden AB

Norra Åsbo Renhållnings AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Cameco Corporation on its acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company in a deal valued at $7.8bn.
  • Representing Njordr Offshore Wind AB in an application for the construction and operation of a large offshore wind farm in the south of the Baltic sea.
  • Advised Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, on its purchase of a 49% share in three offshore wind development projects in Sweden.

Sweden > Construction Tier 3

Advokatfirman Vinge‘s specialist construction practice operates out of multiple offices in Sweden, and advises prominent domestic and international clients on energy-related matters and residential and commercial projects, among other areas. Robert Deli, who is based in Gothenberg, co-leads the team with counsel Daniel Prawitz, based in Skåne, and Stockholm-based Niclas Winnberg. Deli is noted for his dispute resolution expertise, and has a strong track record in arbitration, and Winneberg has notable strength in environmental law. Anders Forkman advises on corporate real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Robert Deli; Daniel Prawitz; Niclas Winnberg

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Daniel Prawitz holds industry experience that is very valuable. During procurement and contracting phases, this experience is offered to the client in a very swift and precise manner.’

‘They are thorough and have great knowledge in the relevant legal area. They consider all possible ways to deal with the case and leave nothing by chance.’

‘They have great knowledge and show great commitment to our case. In addition to that, they are also very pleasant to deal with.

‘They listen to us and what we want, and then they come back with legal solutions on how to solve the matter, with every solution is thought through. If the first action doesn’t work, then they immediately start working on the next plan. They are proactive, listen to us and does everything to make sure that we succeed, and they work aggressively to make sure that we are satisfied. The absolute best firm we have worked with.’

‘They are extremely well-prepared and well-read on whatever topic we are discussing. If something is unclear they ask question and listen till they get the full picture. They are proactive and think everything through very well. They always have multiple plans which makes it easy for us to work with them.’

‘What I appreciate the most is their no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to legal issues we encounter. It is good to be able to rely on people who are flexible, with competent skills and thorough expertise in their field to give us clear, short solutions or advice on matters we seek their consulting for.’

‘Great knowledge of construction.’

‘Very engaged and dedicated, as well as very easy accessible. Always punctual.’

Key clients

Skanska AB

The firm: Established as a result of a merger between a number of leading Swedish firms in 1983, Advokatfirman Vinge KB (‘Vinge’) is one of the largest firms in Scandinavia today, with some 300 lawyers in seven Swedish and overseas offices.

Areas of practice: Vinge is a full-service law firm with a substantial international practice and with a strategic focus on M&A and corporate finance. The firm has acted in most of the major mergers and acquisitions in Sweden in recent years and has consistently achieved top positions on Mergermarket’s list of M&A advisers in the Nordic market as well as Tier 1 rankings with the leading ranking institutes.

The firm regularly represents clients in connection with large international financing transactions, including project financing and structured finance arrangements. Vinge’s competition law team is one of the most distinguished and experienced in the Nordic markets. As a full-service firm, Vinge also advises domestic and international clients within a number of specialist areas such as: competition compliance; employment; information technology; insolvency; insurance; intellectual property; litigation and arbitration; marketing; private equity; property; public procurement; tax; telecommunications; and transport.

In addition to four offices in Sweden, the firm has a presence in Brussels.

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