Firm Profile > Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå > Stockholm, Sweden

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå
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Capital markets Tier 1

Debt capital markets transactions at Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå are handled by co-head Mikael Borg and Sofie Viktorsson; recent headline engagements included public bond issuances, capital securities issuances, EMTN programmes and corporate bond issuances for transport, pharmaceuticals and real estate clients. Fredrik Palm leads the team responsible for equity capital markets work, which includes Carl Westerberg and Gustav Skogö Nyvang. Highlights on this front include mandatory public offers, rights issuances and large-cap private placements; the practice also advises on high-value IPOs for private equity funds.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Borg; Fredrik Palm

Other key lawyers:

Sofie Viktorsson; Carl Westerberg; Gustav Skogö Nyvang


‘The team led by Fredrik Palm are efficient problem solvers. The have great availability and always deliver.’

‘Fredrik Palm is knowledgeable and service minded. Always delivers in tough situations.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley




Handelsbanken Corporate Finance

Carnegie Investment Bank

Danske Bank

Lundin Petroleum

ICA Gruppen AB/ICA-handlarna

ABG Sundal Collier

General Electric

Volati AB

Modern Times Group MTG AB

Eniro AB

Nordic Entertainment Group AB

Heimstaden AB



Sony Music

Akelius Residential Property AB

Sinch AB

Transcom AB

Fastpartner AB

Bayport Management Ltd

Vostok New Ventures Ltd Codan Services

Pareto Securities AB

Aktiebolaget Fastator



Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Recent large-cap, cross-border deals for Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå’s M&A group saw co-heads Mats Hugoson and Bob Johanson handling joint sales and divestments in the banking sector, and co-head Carl Westerberg handling cash redemption offers in the oil and gas sector. Premier clients in the media and entertainment sector instruct Fredrik Palm on public offers and mergers, while global expansion projects, minority stake acquisitions and divestments are handled by Corinne Ekman across a diverse range of industries.

Practice head(s):

Mats Hugoson; Bob Johanson; Carl Westerberg

Other key lawyers:

Corinne Ekman; Tobias Larsson; Fredrik Palm


‘Very broad transaction experience, both sell-side and buy-side, domestic as well as cross-border transactions.’

Very pragmatic and to the point in their advice.

‘They are very focused on the deal at hand and endeavour to understand the business context of the transaction, beyond the pure legal realm.’

Pragmatic yet prudent in their advice.

‘Very diligent with good commercial understanding.’

Key clients

ICA Gruppen /ICA-handlarna

Nordea Bank








Nordic Capital


General Electric (Aviation)

Teracom Boxer Group

Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG)



MTG Modern Times Group

Nordic Entertainment Group



Banking and finance Tier 2

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå’s banking and finance group includes leveraged finance specialist Björn Svensson, bond financing expert Mikael Borg and practice head Candra Torebring, who handles complex bilateral loans, syndicated loans and financial restructurings for corporate borrowers. Financial regulatory head Niclas Rockborn lends his knowledge of fintech issues, regulatory investigations and international sanctions to a client portfolio of banks, hedge funds and asset managers. Nils Unckel also provides regulatory support and recently advised on the establishment of UCITS funds.

Practice head(s):

Candra Torebring; Niclas Rockborn

Other key lawyers:

Björn Svensson; Mikael Borg; Nils Unckel


‘They definitely stand out in regards to availability, speed and competence. Partners also gives very good commercial contributions. All in all the firm really delivers quality.’

‘Candra Torebring: Extraordinary availability, competence and commercial understanding and down to earth.’

‘I believe Gernandt & Danielsson are true professionals with quality and focus in all aspects of their practice. In the area of banking and finance they are indeed a top firm in the Nordics, with a very strong practice for buy-side clients.’

‘Working with Niclas Rockborn is a true pleasure – he is very knowledgeable within his field of practice, he is pragmatic and easy-going. I also have good experiences working with Nils Unckel who is an expert when it comes to regulatory matters and is very accessible.’

‘The practice is very professional and keeps a high standard on all advice. They also have good capabilities in drafting not only legal documentation but also prospectus drafting and other more business oriented documentation. They have a broad experience in the bank and finance legal space and good knowledge of also more narrow areas such as ISDA and bank guarantees regulations.’

‘I always work with Candra Torebring who is an excellent legal adviser. She is very thorough and has a deep knowledge of corporate and bank regulations. She is also business oriented and can give more strategic advice if needed. She is always available and quick on deliveries.’

‘Niclas Rockborn and Nils Unckel are particularly strong. Niclas is always prompt, sensible and commercial.’

Key clients



Carnegie Investment Bank


ICA Gruppen

Scandi Standard




Svea Ekonomi





Nordkinn Asset Management


Dispute resolution Tier 2

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå fields an expansive dispute resolution bench, which includes practice head Björn Tude, Charlotta Falkman, Marcus Johansson and newly promoted partner Daniel Waerme. The team maintains its strong reputation in high-stakes antitrust litigation and multibillion-dollar oil and gas arbitrations. Johansson drives the firm's white-collar crime offering, and has secured notable wins in high-value damages cases. Further fields of expertise include M&A-related disputes and shareholder disputes for market-leading blue-chip companies.

Practice head(s):

Björn Tude

Other key lawyers:

Charlotta Falkman; Marcus Johansson; Daniel Waerme


‘I have used Gernandt & Danielsson in various disputes and very much in acquisitions and liquidation, I appreciate their competence and above all their ability to use cutting-edge expertise depending on the assignment. The firm has always delivered on time and is set up in a very good way.’

‘Charlotta Falkman is very competent in arbitration and litigation and Daniel Waerme is very competent in disputes and court proceedings. I have used them for many assignments and have been very satisfied every time.’

‘Impressive capability to dig down into complicated technical matters and form case strategy and legal arguments.’

‘Marcus Johansson – outstanding oratory skills and case strategy. Daniel Waerme – impressive attention to detail and communication skills.’

Key clients

Naftogaz of Ukraine


Carnegie Investment Bank

The Allra Group


Statkraft Group

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken




Insolvency Tier 2

Closely integrated with the Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå’s banking and finance practice, the insolvency group is jointly led by Candra Torebring and Björn Svensson  and advises on high-stakes corporate restructuring exercises and reorganisations, including refinancing negotiations, clawback issues, security enforcements and distressed sales. The recently established debt capital markets restructuring sub-division, which is led by Mikael Borg and Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman, handles complex bond refinancing mandates for bondholders in the clothing, transport and food and drink sectors.

Practice head(s):

Candra Torebring; Björn Svensson

Other key lawyers:

Mikael Borg; Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman

Key clients

Eniro AB

Nordic Trustee & Agency AB

Svea Ekonomi AB


EU and competition Tier 4

At Gernandt & Danielsson AdvokatbyråRolf Larsson advises a diverse client roster comprising corporates from highly regulated sectors on competition issues, particularly merger control procedures and abuse of dominance complaints before the Swedish Competition Authority. The practice also handles cross-border EU matters regarding acquisitions in the investment management space.

Practice head(s):

Rolf Larsson


‘Quick, very professional.’

Key clients

Amadeus Scandinavia AB

AB Trav & Galopp

Almega Tjänsteförbunden Städföretagen


NCC Industry AB

Nordstjernan AB

HDR Sweden AB

Petronord GmbH & Co. KG

Betsson AB

Order Music Sweden AB

The firm: Gernandt & Danielsson was founded in 1992 when a group of partners and their colleagues left one of the largest law firms in Sweden at the time to start up a firm of their own. The new firm was relatively small, but quickly acquired work on large, complex and often international matters. The client base was mainly in the financial sector.

More than 25 years later, Gernandt & Danielsson still works with major clients on large-scale matters, but is no longer a small firm. Today, its offices in Stockholm house approximately 100 employees, 75 of whom are lawyers. By expanding through a deliberate policy of organic growth, it has succeeded in retaining and developing the original corporate culture, characterised by high quality and focus on the best interests of clients.

Gernandt & Danielsson still holds a very prominent position in the financial sector, but is today active in all business sectors and provides full service to clients.

Areas of practice: Gernandt & Danielsson offers commercial law advice to large and medium-sized Swedish and global clients. It has acted as adviser in some of the largest and most complex transactions and disputes ever seen in Sweden.

The firm’s main focus is in Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Dispute Resolution. In addition, it offers leading legal expertise in virtually all areas of commercial law. Regarding tax issues, it co-operates with external advisors. Through close relationships with leading law firms in other countries, it also supplies international services of the highest quality. Clients have exacting demands in terms of its competence, commercial acumen and accessibility. Through ‘senior attention’, the firm ensures that the work is carried out quickly, securely and to a high standard.

Gernandt & Danielsson often acts as lead counsel on cross-border projects involving several law firms related to the Nordic region and other regions. It can offer seamless services both from the firm and from leading law firms in other countries which cover all relevant jurisdictions.

The firm’s practice areas are Banking and Finance, Commercial Contracts, Company Law, Corporate Compliance and Investigations, Debt Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, Equity Capital Markets, EU and Competition, Financial Regulation, Healthcare, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Legal Public Affairs, Media and Entertainment, Private M&A, Private Equity, Public M&A, Public Procurement, Real Estate, Restructuring and Insolvency, Technology, Telecommunications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Björn Tude
Arbitration Charlotta Falkman
Arbitration Marcus Johansson
Litigation Björn Tude
Litigation Charlotta Falkman
Litigation Marcus Johansson
Banking and finance Candra Torebring
Banking and finance Björn Svensson
Financial regulation Niclas Rockborn
Financial regulation Nils Unckel
Capital markets Fredrik Palm
Corporate and commercial Tobias Larsson
Corporate and commercial Mikael Borg
Employment Andreas Holmqvist
EU and competition Rolf Larsson
Intellectual property, media, IT and telecommunications Mats Hugoson
Mergers and acquisitions Manfred Löfvenhaft
Mergers and acquisitions Johan Josjö
Mergers and acquisitions Tobias Larsson
Mergers and acquisitions Gustav Skogö Nyvang
Private equity Carl Westerberg
Private equity Corinne Ekman
Public procurement Björn Tude
Public procurement Bob Johanson
Real estate and environment Bob Johanson
Real estate and environment Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman
Energy Bob Johanson
Energy Fredrik Palm
Corporate investigations Marcus Johansson
Corporate investigations Niclas Rockborn
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mikael Borg photo Mr Mikael Borg Partner
Mrs Corinne Ekman  photo Mrs Corinne Ekman Partner
Mrs Charlotta Falkman photo Mrs Charlotta Falkman Partner
Mr Andreas Holmqvist photo Mr Andreas Holmqvist Partner
Mr Mats Hugoson photo Mr Mats Hugoson Partner
Mrs Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman  photo Mrs Caroline Jägenstedt Wikman Partner
Mr Bob Johanson photo Mr Bob Johanson Partner
Mr Marcus Johansson  photo Mr Marcus Johansson Partner
Mr Johan Josjö  photo Mr Johan Josjö Partner
Mr Manfred Löfvenhaft  photo Mr Manfred Löfvenhaft Managing Partner
Mr Rolf Larsson photo Mr Rolf Larsson Partner
Mr Tobias Larsson photo Mr Tobias Larsson Partner
Mr Fredrik Palm photo Mr Fredrik Palm Partner
Mr Niclas Rockborn photo Mr Niclas Rockborn Partner
Mr Gustav Skogö Nyvang  photo Mr Gustav Skogö Nyvang Partner
Mr Björn Svensson photo Mr Björn Svensson Partner
Mrs Candra Torebring photo Mrs Candra Torebring Partner
Mr Björn Tude photo Mr Björn Tude Partner and Chairman of the Board
Mr Nils Unckel  photo Mr Nils Unckel Partner
Mrs Sofie Viktorsson  photo Mrs Sofie Viktorsson Partner
Mr Daniel Waerme  photo Mr Daniel Waerme Partner
Mr Carl Westerberg photo Mr Carl Westerberg Partner
Number of lawyers : 75 (approx)
Contact : Manfred Löfvenhaft