Mr Mikael Borg > Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå
HAMNGATAN 2
BOX 5747
114 87 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Work Department

Position

Partner and Chairman of the Board

Career

Mikael has been a partner at Gernandt & Danielsson since 2009 and co-heads the firm’s corporate/capital markets practice group. He has over 20 years’ experience practising law and has been active in a vast range of corporate practice areas in a number of different sectors. Mikael’s work includes private and public M&A, debt and equity capital markets and finance & restructuring, and his qualifications are regularly recognised by clients, peers, and independent national and international rankings. Mikael regularly represents sellers and buyers in corporate transactions for both public and private mandates and he is often involved in large and complex IPOs. He has extensive experience advising on raising capital through share issues, bond issues, and hybrid issues, and is one of the most frequently retained advisors in the Nordics in these areas. Mikael was a pioneer in establishing the legal framework for a domestic market for high yield bonds. Mikael also has substantial experience advising private equity sponsors and companies in the finance sector. In his capacity as a senior advisor to clients, Mikael also regularly serves as chairman or board member for a number of private and/or listed companies.

Languages

Swedish, English

Memberships

Member of the Swedish Bar Association since 2007

Education

  • LL.M., Lund University, 2002
  • BSc, MBA, Lund University, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Mikael BorgGernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå

Gernandt & 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.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Jointly led by Carl Westerberg, Fredrik Palm and Mikael Borg, Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå fields a full-service corporate and M&A practice operating in the domestic and international markets. The group handles complex transactions including cross-border public and private M&A and controlled auctions, where it acts for clients in the telecoms, financial services, online gaming, renewable energy and transport sectors. Corinne Ekman assists with major investments and divestments in the automotive industry, and in the media sector, the group recently advised on complex deals involving branding interests.

Sweden > Insolvency

Gernandt & 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.

Sweden > Banking and finance

Gernandt & 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.