Firm Profile > MAQS Advokatbyrå > Malmo, Sweden

MAQS Advokatbyrå
BOX 226
201 20 MALMÖ

Environment Tier 2

Recent mandates for environmental practice head Christina Rydell Ahlström and Magdalena Persson at MAQS Advokatbyrå include liability assessments relating to contaminated land, licensing applications for water and hydropower operations and environmental due diligence investigations. The team regularly acts in disputes relating to contentious liability issues and operation permits. Clients include energy suppliers, public bodies (including the Civil Fire Protection Agency), municipalities and food and beverage companies.

Practice head(s):

Christina Rydell Ahlström


I engaged Christina Rydell Ahlström in an arbitration case and I was very impressed and happy in engaging her. It was obvious that her knowledge within the field is profound and she could quickly grasp the relevant questions. She rendered both memos and answers in a speedy manner and her advice was clear and well founded.

Very knowledgeable and very interested in listening and caring about the case.

Magdalena Persson stands out particularly. Her broad competence binds together with care for the customer building a trust which has been key to us.

I appreciate Christina Rydell Ahlström’s pragmatic approach, her competence within the area and her approachability & service mindedness.

Key clients

Ale kommun

Lilla Harrie Valskvarn AB

Räddningstjänsten i Storgöteborg

Serneke Fastighet AB

Construction Tier 3

Led by Erik Kjaer in Gothenburg, MAQS Advokatbyrå’s practice advises contractors and developers on all stages of construction projects from procurement strategies and contractual negotiations to ongoing consultations. Erik Palmgren is a noteworthy name for construction disputes and has experience representing contractors in contractual arbitrations; he recently handles claims for additional work and other contractual disputes.

Practice head(s):

Erik Kjaer


Erik Kjaer is always quick to answer, very accurate and a true professional. He adds great value to us.

Key clients

Erlandsson Bygg and Erlandsson Holding

Serneke Group

Stanley Security Sweden


Caverion Sverige

Assemblin Sverige

RO-Gruppen AB No

Billströmmer Riemer Andersson Bygg

Circle K Sweden


Employment Tier 3

Gothenburg-based Lars Lövgren and Malmö-based Mats Nilsson lead the employment practice at MAQS Advokatbyrå, which assists a client roster of companies from a diverse range of industries with contract negotiations, employee transfers, dismissals and collective bargaining issues; the team also provides employment-related transactional support. Recent contentious mandates include non-compete and trade secret claims. Senior associate Maria Moberg is noted for her expertise in contract and trade union negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Lars Lövgren; Mats Nilsson

Key clients

Stampen Group

Cyan Racing AB

Trelleborgs FF

Automotive Components Floby AB

Jayway AB

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s M&A practice handles public and private transactions for clients in the domestic mid-cap market. Gothenburg-based Mikael Kowal and Malmö-based Jonas Blomquist jointly lead the group and field particular expertise in the life sciences and renewables sectors and acts for significant wind power clients; other clients stem from the insurance, media, IT and financial services sectors. The team also assists a number of private equity and venture capital companies with portfolio acquisitions and subsidiary sales.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Kowal; Jonas Blomquist


They are very accessible, easy to work with, hardworking and they deliver high-standard legal advice efficiently and on time. The team was set with the deal in mind and the various questions were handled by team members having the appropriate skills and expertise.

We were given a high level of attention by Niklas Eskilsson, Jessica Svantesson and Christina Rydell Ahlström. They each handled the matters and various questions within their field of expertise very professionally and I highly appreciated the team spirit both in relation to our team and internally between them. It was an important part of making the deal come through.

Key clients

Rabbalshede Kraft AB


Rootfruit Scandinavia AB (Exotic Snacks AB)


Vicore Pharma AB



Elektroautomatik i Sverige Group AB


Capillar Advisory


A1M Pharma

SKF Group

IRLAB Therapeutics AB

Intellectual property and media Tier 4

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s IP and media practice is jointly led by Gothenburg-based Christina Berggren and David Berggren in Malmö; the group provides trade mark protection and enforcement strategy advice to a client list comprising domestic and global clients in the clothing, automotive and consumer goods sectors. The team also handles commercialisation and copyright strategies in the media and entertainment sector. Recent contentious matters included trade mark infringement litigation with cross-border elements.

Practice head(s):

Christina Berggren; David Berggren


Great people who understand my business. I use the firm as my one-stop shop.

Maria Jennerholm has in-depth knowledge with a speedy delivery.

Key clients

Hyundai Motor Company

Volvo Trademark Holding AB

The Coca-Cola Company

AB Lindex

Elkjöp Nordic AS

Essity Hygiene and Health AB

Stampen Lokala Medier AB

ASKO Appliances AB

FootballAddicts AB

Cyan TM AB

Salming Trademarks AB

Ridestore AB

Axel Arigato AB

Coco & Nuts AB

Real estate Tier 4

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s real estate practice handles transactions and leasing negotiations for domestic and international property owners and investment funds. Gothenburg-based Katrin Troedsson leads the practice and, with key names Jessica Svantesson and Magnus Bengtsson, handles mid-tier transactions involving residential properties, the disposal of building rights and the establishment of joint ventures. Recent highlights on the leasing side include negotiations for commercial buildings and universities.

Practice head(s):

Katrin Troedsson

Key clients

Älvstranden Utveckling AB

Cromwell Property Group

Fortinova Fastigheter AB



Executive Property Europe AB

Fastighets Aktiebolaget Trianon

Vasakronan AB

Serneke Group AB

MKB Fastighets AB

Tax Tier 4

Lars Odinge and Krister Hjelmstedt, based in Gothenburg and Malmö respectively, are key contacts in MAQS Advokatbyrå’s tax practice. The team assists with structuring issues arising from corporate transactions, real estate acquisitions and company restructurings.

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Recent highlights for MAQS Advokatbyrå’s dispute resolution practice include defending breach of contract claims, construction sector cooperation agreement disputes, insurance coverage cases and real estate disputes relating to commercial rental costs. Other commercial litigation mandates stem from the heavy manufacturing, healthcare, forestry and sports sectors. Key names include group co-heads Annica Börjesson, Björn Goldman and Karoline Lindow, who all have international arbitration expertise.

Practice head(s):

Annica Börjesson; Björn Goldman; Karoline Lindow

Key clients

Boskalis Group

Circle K Sweden

Serneke Group

Astra Zeneca

Stanley Black & Decker Group

WSP Group

MKB Fastighets


Magnolia Bostad

Essity Hygiene & Health


EU and competition Tier 5

MAQS Advokatbyrå provides competition law advice to clients with operations across the Nordics; typical issues include pricing and rebate structures, abuse of dominant position compliance work and dawn raid and investigation responses. Practice head Mikael Åström recently defended multiple clients in EU investigations and before the Swedish Competition Authority in cartel allegations concerning price maintenance and coordination of prices.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Åström


Partner Mikael Åström is extremely talented, experienced and always such a pleasure to work with. Always positive and has a good sense of humour.

Key clients

Olympus Corporation


3M Svenska

KGH Customs Services

SCA Forest

Essity Hygiene and Health

Alps Electric Corporation

Music Retail Group

ESAB / Colfax Corporation

Santa Maria

Perrigo Company

Latour AB

Inteleon Group (SMS Park)

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Ulf Yxklinten
Capital markets Patrik Gustafsson Sonne
Construction Ola Jönsson
Corporate Ulf Yxklinten
Corporate Patrik Gustafsson Sonne
Dispute resolution Karoline Lindow
Employment Mats Nilsson
Energy Anders Boquist
Environment Pontus Gunnarsson
Franchising and distribution Filip Bucin
Insolvency Bo Ransnäs
Intellectual property David Berggren
Public authorities and public procurement Nicklas Hansson
Mergers and acquisitions Jonas Blomquist
Real estate Magnus Bengtsson
Tax Krister Hjelmstedt
Transportation and maritime Per Olsson
Life sciences/EU and competition Filip Bucin
Number of lawyers : 135
at this office : 35
Other offices : Göteborg
Other offices : Stockholm