Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile
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Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå > The Legal 500 RankingsGernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå's equity capital markets group recently conducted numerous high-profile deals in the technology and financial services sectors, handled by practice co-heads Fredrik Palm and Carl Westerberg. Other regular instructions pertain to preference share issuances, public takeovers and headline IPOs, acting for a client portfolio comprised of leading banks, financial institutions and multinational corporations, and recent mandates encompass recapitalisations, hybrid note issuances and multibillion-SEK medium term note programmes, including market-first high-yield issuances. Debt capital markets experts include co-head Mikael Borg, Sofie Viktorsson and senior associate Mikael Bolling.
‘Best lawyers with great advice. Not the cheapest but still worth their weight in gold.’
‘Daniel Sveen is fantastic. All the best recommendations to him. Best lawyer I have worked with. Fredrik Palm is also great. Very professional.’
Ework Group AB
Cint Group AB
Fasadgruppen Group AB
Carnegie Investment Bank AB and Swedbank AB
Nordea and Swedbank
Carnegie Investment Bank AB and Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
Carnegie Investment Bank AB, Goldman Sachs International and Joh. Berendberg, Gossler & Co. KG
Genova Property Group AB
Goldman Sachs and DNB Markets
Catena Media plc
Moberg Pharma AB/OncoZenge AB
Flexion Mobile Plc
Xvivo Perfusion AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Pierce Group AB
- Advised Cint Group AB on its IPO and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.
- Advised Sinch AB in connection with three different equity capital markets transactions.
- Advised the initial purchasers Fasadgruppen Group AB in connection with the offering by Clear Channel International of $375m senior secured notes.
Other key lawyers:
‘Team dedicated to fulfilling client objectives.’
‘Gernandt & Danielsson truly understands our needs and challenges and therefore assists us in a super professional way – simple, effective and well balanced. We can rely on them.’
‘Fredrik Palm is great to work with since you know that you will get the assistance needed, he stand-outs when it comes to attention and support. In addition, the team are solution oriented and creative and I feel that we work as a team in projects.’
Embracer Group AB
Peas Industries AB
MTG Modern Times Group AB
Xvivo Perfusion AB
Evolution Gaming Group AB
Upplands Motor Holding AB
- Advised Sinch AB on three new company acquisitions.
- Advised Modern Times Group on multiple acquisitions.
- Advised Xvivio Perfusion on the acquisition of the Dutch company Organ Assist accompanied by a private placement of shares to Swedish and international institutional investors for the purpose of financing the acquisition.
Sweden > Insolvency Tier 1Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå is adept at handling complex cross-border restructuring and insolvency mandates and fields a dedicated debt capital markets restructuring team covering both the equity and debt sides of restructurings; Björn Svensson has extensive experience in borrowing and equity transactions while Mikael Borg has niche expertise in high-yield bond financings. Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman is experienced in dispute resolution matters relating to insolvency cases and Sofie Viktorsson, who is dual-qualified in England and Sweden, regularly acts on renegotiations with lenders regarding financings.
Swedish ATP Management AB
Intertrust (Sweden) AB
Nordic Trustee & Agency AB
- Acted as lead legal counsel to Nynas in connection with its reorganisation which was initiated in December 2019 and included restructuring of SEK9bn+ of liabilities.
- Advised Nasdaq Stockholm listed Eniro in connection with the implementation of a plan for a new recapitalisation and composition of Eniro.
- Advised Swedish ATP Management AB on the restructuring of its maximum senior unsecured callable zero coupons bonds 2019/2022.
Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 2Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå‘s banking and finance practice is stacked with partners with an impressively diverse skill set. Predominantly acting for borrowers, co-heads Björn Svensson and Sofie Viktorsson advise on acquisition financings, asset-backed borrowing matters and refinancing mandates, while co-head Niclas Rockborn spearheads the regulatory segment. The team works seamlessly with Mikael Borg‘s debt capital markets practice on debt offerings and syndicated bank loans, instructed by corporate sponsors and financial lenders. Candra Torebring departed to Nybron Advokater in early 2022.
Other key lawyers:
‘Predominantly use Mikael Bolling on complex and highly bespoke financing transactions. Very strong commercial skills, an outstanding work ethic, and always available when we need him.’
- Acted as lead legal counsel to Nynas in connection with its successful SEK9bn reorganisation.
- Acted as Swedish local counsel in connection with (i) INEOS Quattro Finance 1’s issuance of €500m senior notes and (ii) INEOS Quattro Finance 2’s issuance of €800m and $500m senior secured notes.
- Advised Fasadgruppen on its SEK1bn working capital financing for general corporate purposes (including acquisitions) entered into in connection with its IPO.
Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 2Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå‘s disputes resolution bench provides representation in high-stakes, high-value litigation and commercial arbitration proceedings, most notably in the international financial services, telecoms and oil and gas sectors. Under co-heads Björn Tude and Daniel Waerme, the team is seeing a sharp uptick in contentious regulatory mandates including insider trading actions and workplace disputes logged by the Swedish Work Environment Authority.
Björn Tude; Daniel Waerme
‘It is a strong team with great competence and where G&D uses cutting-edge expertise internally in a very good way, this means that a complicated case is not just led by a lawyer, instead unique competencies are used for different parts. G&D also involves you as a customer in a very good way throughout the process.’
‘I am lacking words! Excellent!’
Naftogaz of Ukraine
Carnegie Investment Bank
The Dunker Foundation
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
- Represented Naftogaz regarding a gas supply contract in the largest ever commercial arbitration in monetary terms and a gas transit contract in another separate arbitration against Gazprom.
- Represented the Dunker Foundation in multiple proceedings against the former board members of a Swedish company.
- Represented the former board members of a publicly listed company against SEK240m claims concerning alleged violations of the Swedish Companies Act in relation to securities issued by the company.
Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå > Firm Profile
Gernandt & Danielsson, one of the leading business law firms in Sweden, employs about 80 lawyers. Since its inception in 1992, the firm has grown organically. The firm specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, competition law and arbitration and litigation proceedings. The firm has a strong international practice and close working relationships with leading law firms in all other Scandinavian jurisdictions, elsewhere in Europe and around the world. Being independent and not part of any alliance, Gernandt & Danielsson is free to consult with or recommend the foreign law firm or expert who can best respond to each particular client’s needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Capital Markets
■ Arbitration & Litigation
■ Banking & Finance
■ Real Estate
Equity Capital Markets:
The firm advises on a wide range of capital markets matters, including takeovers, listings, public offerings, private placements, redemption and buy-back programmes and stock exchange and securities regulations.
Debt Capital Markets:
The firm regularly acts both for financial advisers and issuers as well as investors and agents in all stages of corporate bond transactions, including in relation to renegotiations of terms, reconstructions and distressed scenarios.
The firm advises public and private companies, including private equity funds, on all types of mergers and acquisitions, including domestic and cross-border transactions, public and private transactions, and management buyouts.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm regularly handles shareholder and joint venture agreements and acts as adviser in the restructuring of companies and business groups. The firm frequently advises clients on issues concerning board responsibility, changes in capital structure, incentive programmes for employees, annual general meetings of shareholders and other corporate governance issues.
Arbitration & Litigation:
The firm continuously assists in both international and Swedish arbitral proceedings, including under the Stockholm rules of arbitration, and in litigation proceedings. Several of the firm’s lawyers are frequently appointed as arbitrators in international and Swedish arbitral matters.
Banking & Finance:
The firm assists Swedish and international banks and financial companies, as well as borrowers and issuers, on areas such as bilateral loans, syndicated loans, securitisation, swaps and derivatives. The firm is also recognised for its strong practice in financial regulatory matters.
The firm advises all types of clients, from start-ups to the largest financial institutions, with regard to regulation of all areas of the financial sector and matters involving the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
The firm provides advice on general commercial real estate law and real estate transactions, including portfolio acquisitions, as well as real estate finance, securitisation and investments, property management, and landlord and tenant law.
The firm provides advice on all aspects of competition law, including merger clearances and cartel cases. Employment: The firm handles all matters relating to Swedish employment law.
The firm handles all matters relating to intellectual property law, including trademark and domain name registrations and disputes, and regularly advises clients in the electronic communications, media and IT businesses on a broad range of legal matters, such as infrastructure procurement, joint ventures, outsourcing and distribution arrangements.
A considerable number of Gernandt & Danielsson’s clients are in the banking, financial and insurance sector, and include several leading Nordic financial institutions. The firm also services clients in the service, trade, telecoms, media, energy and industrial sectors.
Gernandt & Danielsson has consolidated its position as a leader in high profile international transactional work, as well as in international disputes and arbitrations.
|Banking and finance||Björn Svensson|
|Banking and finance||Sofie Viktorsson|
|Financial regulation||Niclas Rockborn|
|Financial regulation||Nils Unckel|
|Capital markets||Fredrik Palm|
|Corporate and commercial||Tobias Larsson|
|Corporate and commercial||Mikael Borg|
|Intellectual property, media, IT and telecommunications||Mats Hugoson|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Manfred Löfvenhaft|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Tobias Larsson|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Gustav Skogö Nyvang|
|Private equity||Carl Westerberg|
|Private equity||Corinne Ekman|
|Public procurement||Björn Tude|
|Real estate and environment||Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman|
|Corporate investigations||Daniel Waerme|
|Corporate investigations||Niclas Rockborn|
|Mr Mikael Borg||Partner and Chairman of the Board||View Profile|
|Mrs Corinne Ekman||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Andreas Holmqvist||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Mats Hugoson||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Tobias Larsson||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Manfred Löfvenhaft||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Fredrik Palm||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Niclas Rockborn||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Gustav Skogö Nyvang||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Björn Svensson||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Björn Tude||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Nils Unckel||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Sofie Viktorsson||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Daniel Waerme||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Carl Westerberg||Partner||View Profile|