Magnusson Sweden > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

Magnusson Sweden
HAMNGATAN 15
P.O. BOX 7413
10391 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 3

In addition to leading on major transactional mandates, Magnusson Advokatbyrå‘s banking and finance practice head Robert Karlsson and key partner Caroline Landerfors provide assistance with financial regulatory matters including securities issues, European investment directives and applications to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The client roster comprises corporate sponsors, investment firms and insurance intermediaries.

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Testimonials

‘My impression is that Magnusson really invests in this area and is trying to become the number one legal adviser for Nordic fintechs.’

‘Robert Karlsson has delivered highly valuable technical expertise within the area of investment services/activities as well as ancillary services under MiFID II. In addition to his great technical expertise he also possesses really strong strategic qualities and his ability to navigate an often complex regulatory landscape with ease and a great deal of clarity is really impressive!’

‘Deep knowledge with regards to regulatory questions.’

‘Robert Karlsson is a truly outstanding adviser with a vast knowledge of the regulatory frame-work and a solid true north.’

Key clients

Fondo Solutions AB

Lysa AB

Spotlight Stock Market

Wisory Group AB Endeavour Mining Corporation

Söderberg & Partners Insurance Consulting

Amudova AB

Alfred Berg Kapitalförvaltning AB

Work highlights

  • Acted as Swedish legal counsel to Endeavour Mining Corporation in Endeavour Mining’s acquisition of SEMAFO, a company listed on TSX and on Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • Providing advice to the investment firm Lysa AB on a range of issues, including the rules regarding suitability and appropriate assessments, inducements, conflicts of interest, product governance and information to customers under the revised EU directive for markets in financial instruments.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Magnusson Advokatbyrå’s data privacy and protection team has vast experience in handling GDPR related matters, including audits, implementation, drafting internal policies, reviewing profiling activities, and providing DPO functions. It also advises on marketing practices and regulations for domestic and international companies, organisations and public institutions in the medical, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and financial sectors. The team is led by the duo of Helena Rönqvist and Caroline Landerfors.

Testimonials

‘Great to work with.’

‘Caroline Landerfors – outstanding. So easy to work with and has such great competence.’

‘The team is very competent and service minded. They seem to have broad competence in the practice.’

‘We worked mostly with Caroline Landerfors and Helena Rönqvist and they were both very helpful and professional.’

Key clients

MTR

Quanterix Corporation

ICA Försäkring

Many Pets

Spotlight

Tech Nordic Advocates

DSI Underground

Work highlights

  • Advised ICA Försäkring on various data protection matters.
  • Advised Spotlight Stock Market on listings of shares on Spotlight Stock Market’s trading facility, including data protection and data privacy in connection with due diligence work.
  • Advised Many Pets on various data protection matters.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Magnusson Advokatbyrå‘s dispute resolution practice in Stockholm is best known for its ability to handle commercial litigation and cross-border disputes with recent highlights involving China and CIS countries. Co-head Johan Molin is an expert in company law, contract law and procedural law with a focus on litigation and international arbitration matters. Magdalena Berg, who joined from Baker McKenzie, is an experienced counsel and arbitrator, representing local and international clients.

Practice head(s):

Johan Molin; Magdalena Berg

Other key lawyers:

Marcus Olsson; Lisa Duppe; Fredrik Ekfalk

Testimonials

‘Very professional.’

‘Down to earth with great passion for the case they worked on.’

‘Magnusson has an excellent team and together they meet all the client’s needs.’

‘Fredrik Ekfalk has excellent availability and engagement and great feedback. Great competence and legal thinking.’

‘Quick answers, always service minded and ready to jump in! Great attitudes in explaining and moving cases forward!’

‘Johan Molin and Marcus Olsson have been very useful in finding the better strategy and finding a friendly solution without going to the court.’

‘High degree of partner attention, fast, keeps deadlines and displays business sense of in-depth knowledge of a wide areas of law.’

‘Johan Molin is a sympathetic person with great attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile. Lisa Duppe is a rising star with excellent legal skills.’

Key clients

Intersolia Ltd

ICA Sverige AB

Svea Inkasso International

KNM Process Systems Sdn. Bhd.

Jiangsu Sinorda Biomedicine Co., Ltd

Parks & Resorts Scandinavia AB

Djurfarmacia

IAC Group

Smilegate

Kindred Group

Radisson

HDI Global

Best Western Hotels

Ebersprächer

Templeton Insurance Ltd

Mitsui

Nordiska Galleriet

Federal Express Corporation

W.R Berkley Insurance

ICA Fastigheter

Work highlights

  • Represented the Swedish company Mackmyra Svensk Whisky AB in a litigation against the Consumer Ombudsman regarding alleged improper marketing of alcoholic beverages.
  • Acted for Svea Inkasso International and its clients in various disputes.
  • Represented W.R. Berkley Insurance AG in various disputes.

Sweden > Energy Tier 3

Sweden > Environment Tier 3

Magnusson Advokatbyrå’s expertise encompasses permit applications, hazardous activity work, water-related issues, risk assessments and emission allowances; the group is also particularly adept at matters relating to soil contamination and remedial claims. Mårten Tagaeus leads the department, which is also recognised for its waste disposal expertise. At the senior associate level, Paulina Tengroth and Kristina Holmqvist are the key names to note.

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Key clients

Wallhamn AB

Jönköpings Kommun

RGS Nordic AB

Gryaab AB

Energimyndigheten

Varbergs Bostadsaktiebolag

Trosa Vagnhärads Mark AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Wallhamn on the environmental permit application proceedings of an adjacent stone quarry, in order to ensure that Wallhamn’s interests are considered in the best way possible.
  • Representing RGS Nordic AB, one of the largest environmental and recycling companies in Scandinavia, regarding an expansion of its existing waste disposal plant in Gothenburg.
  • Representing the Municipality of Jönköping in a permit application for the municipality’s waste water treatment plant named ‘Simsholmens avloppsreningsverk’.

Sweden > Insurance Tier 3

Under the leadership of Caroline Landerfors, who is ‘really the cream of the crop when it comes to legal analyses’, Magnusson Advokatbyrå is recommended for insurance distribution issues, group insurance programmes, policy wordings and the handling of claims. Landerfors has considerable experience in insurance law and the related areas of data privacy and financial services. Robert Karlsson is a name to note for regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Landerfors

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Testimonials

‘Very user-friendly and responsive’.

‘Caroline Landerfors has provided excellent support and her knowledge is outstanding’.

‘Caroline Landerfors is one of the most professional, versatile, flexible and pleasant lawyers I have had the privilege to work with’.

‘Caroline Landerfors is both responsive to the needs of the specific business, as well as straightforward (yet respectful) when she has to be’.

‘Caroline Landerfors is easy to cooperate with and a true source of knowledge’.

‘Magnusson are very skilled in insurance law and offer reasonable fees’.

‘They are strong in communication, listening and involvement with the client’.

‘I appreciate very much the humble tone, the honest approach in their evaluation of the cases and the high level of professionalism’.

Key clients

Söderberg & Partners Insurance Consulting

Europeiska ERV

AXA XL

Omocom

Bought By Many/ManyPets

QBE

Lysa

W.R. Berkley Insurance

ICA Försäkring

Navigators/Lloyds Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Acted as interim chief legal counsel for insurance company ICA Försäkring.
  • Acted as coverage counsel for AXA XL in multijurisdictional D&O liability cases.
  • Advised insurtech company Omocom on its expansion and growth in the Swedish market.

Sweden > Public procurement Tier 3

Magnusson Advokatbyrå stands out for its work in the contentious procurement space, where it advises clients on complex review procedures in the administrative courts and courts of appeal. In addition to acting for unsuccessful bidders seeking to challenge awards, it also helps successful bidders to defend against reviews. Practice head Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson has specialised in this sector for almost two decades, including  previously working in the Swedish judiciary on procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson

Testimonials

‘Morvarid Dhorkan Nilsson is swift, smart and a true professional in every aspect. She values all her clients highly.’

‘The Magnusson firm overachieves the typical expectations on availability, reliability and accuracy. However, what they bring is being genuinely personal. You have a strong knowledgeable firm that is on your side and understands your business and the task at hand. The solutions and advice are never standard replies. They are always to the point contextually, intellectually, and legally. I also appreciate their strength in standing up to the leadership for the best of the firm and the legal issue at hand.’

‘Being close, personal and invested in the questions, tasks & issues are what sets this firm apart. Most of the issues are not rare legal problems to solve. However, we need someone thinking outside the box, providing options as if this was their own problem. The sense of accountability and ownership is quite unique with this firm on the partner and associate levels. Being able to foster this culture is quite unique as we have had several other partners within different departments of Magnusson and they all have these traits.’

‘What an in-house legal counsel needs. Both investigations and the quick and easy discussions.’

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson and the team are very thorough and professional. They have a winning culture that makes the process credible.’

‘Very high knowledge of the public contracting law in the construction sector, with an approach focused on philosophy, way of thinking and working within the sector that greatly facilitates the work when preparing the case.’

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson balances a personal approach with reliable advice and has been doing so for many years now.’

‘Magnusson has mainly assisted us with our legal matters related to public procurement. We are impressed by how quickly the team understood our business and our legal concerns. Magnusson was able to quickly assemble a team with expertise complementing each other to swiftly provide us with full guidance in all aspects of our legal matters. This really makes us feel like an important and prioritized client.’

Key clients

Svealands Fastighetsteknik AB

Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige

Belstroj AB

Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB

NVBS Projekt AB

The municipality of Lerum

Gryaab AB

Intersolia Sweden AB

Sverek AB

MTR Nordic AB

Mediq Sverige AB

Varbergs Bostads AB

OHL Sverige AB

Becton Dickinson AB

Arka Golv & Måleri AB

Zynka Digital Buildings AB

Byggföretagen i Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB on applying for the review of a procurement of facility services.
  • Defending Becton Dickinson AB’s tender in a procurement of HPV screening system and the procurement of flow cytometer.
  • Advising Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige on defending its tender in a procurement of stoma products and accessories.

Sweden > Tax Tier 3

Under the leadership of Eric Cederström, Magnusson Advokatbyrå has steadily been growing its presence across the Nordics and Baltic area, allowing the firm to offer an ever greater scope of cross-border tax services in this region. The firm is noted for its proficiency in the full gamut of advisory issues, including transactional structures, restructurings, planning work and fund formations. Tax disputes are also regularly handled by the group.

Practice head(s):

Eric Cederström

Testimonials

‘The team has an ability to continuously update the knowledge of the customer. Has a forward-looking view and also works with issues that link into each other, eg tax issues leading to group structure issues, leading to new TPA rules etc. The team tries to cover the total picture for the customer.’

‘They are interested in our company, what we do and how we think. When we discuss, for example, taxes or group structure, or risk management, they translate in an understandable way for us. We appreciate the way they care for the company.’

‘The tax practice is excellent. I have been dealing with Eric Cederström. He is technically great, very responsive and able to focus on the key issues in the most complex financial structures.’

Key clients

Mercer

Söderberg & Partners

Pareto Securities

Nineyards Equity, NED Holding

Intersolia

Nordic Credit Partners

Pollux Capital

Indealsia, Pontarius

Riksidrottsförbundet

Svenska Bostadsfonden

Project A Ventures

Nordiska Galleriet

Work highlights

  • Advising Svenska Bostadsfonden – Sweden’s largest provider of funds investing in residential rental apartment buildings – on the structure and setup of its most recent fund, and assisting with a transaction to merge two institutional real estate funds.
  • Advising Nordic Credit Partners on the merging of two Swedish alternative investment funds into a Luxemburg fund structure.
  • Advising Nineyards Equity on all corporate and tax matters in relation to its investment company structure and investments in Minna Technologies, Hedvig, Instabox and Einride.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Magnusson Advokatbyrå’s corporate M&A team handles work from a wide variety of sectors, including the financial, insurance, hotel and hospitality, energy, environmental, and retail industries. The team is led by Anders Bäckman, who has vast experience in cross-border M&A, joint ventures, investments, commercial contracts, and restructurings matters. Jonas Bergquist focuses on M&A transactions and joint ventures, while Eric Cederström specialises in tax work, investment transactions, structuring matters, and M&A issues.

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Testimonials

‘Anders stands out in terms of pragmatism and highlights risk. Strong team around him.’

Key clients

Wabtec Corporation

Nordiska Galleriet

Söderberg & Partners

Nineyards Equity

Parks & Resorts Scandinavia

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of banks and other financial institutions: Ålandsbanken, Ica Banken, Söderberg & Partners and Ikano Bank, on the creation of a mortgage loan joint venture.
  • Advised Söderberg & Partners on raising SEK2.5bn through a share issuance to the US-based PE house TA Associates.
  • Advised DSI Underground on its strategic acquisition of Sweden-based Edvirt.

Sweden > Construction Tier 4

Magnusson Advokatbyrå provides advice on all aspects of construction and infrastructure projects, including procurement, planning, project execution, consultancy agreement, contracting, and dispute resolution mandates. The firm has expertise in construction project counselling and construction-related dispute resolution matters. The team is led by Mårten Tagaeus, who handles all construction elements of procurement processes, sets up contracting structures for construction projects, and drafts and negotiates contracts.

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Testimonials

‘The team is competent, dedicated and tireless. They help us a lot with a firm hand and good advice.’

‘Carl Cronqvist and Mårten Tageus act as a good team.’

Key clients

Aktiebolaget Tingstad Papper

Park- och Naturförvaltningen, City of Gothenburg

Älvstranden Utveckling AB/ Södra Älvstranden Utveckling

KB Smörkallen (Kjellberg och Möller AB)

Wallhamn AB

Trafikkontoret, City of Gothenburg

Göteborgs Egnahems AB

Varbergs Bostads AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted Wallhamn AB with the major project of the renovation and refurbishment of quays in the commercial port at Vallhamn, Tjörn.
  • Assisted Park- och Naturförvaltningen with a dispute with Sweco regarding liability due to changed information in the procurement documents concerning the renovation and refurbishment of a quay in Gothenburg.
  • Assisted Södra Älvstranden Utveckling AB with the construction of a new mixed-use district to be built on an artificial peninsula in Gothenburg, “Masthuggskajen”.

Sweden > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

The life sciences practice at Magnusson Advokatbyrå advises a wide range of clients including pharmaceuticals manufacturers and suppliers, medical device companies and hospitals. Practice strengths include public procurement and regulatory guidance, including for the provision of innovative treatment products. Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson leads the team.

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Testimonials

‘Extremely service-minded and flexible. High level of competence in combination with a great understanding for customers requirements.’

‘The Magnusson firm overachieves the typical expectations on availability, reliability and accuracy. However, what they bring is being genuinely personal. You have a strong knowledgeable firm that is on your side and understands your business and the task at hand. The solutions and advice are never standard replies. They are always to the point contextually, intellectually, and legally.’

‘The team I have been working with at Magnusson is obviously very professional and take very good care of timelines. Sometimes they even answered questions beforehand, that I didn’t even know I want to ask, but I already got provided with an answer. How great is that?! They also understand the business model that we are practicing and they shape their answers and advices accordingly.’

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson and her team has a great understanding for business side of things not only legal matters. She is always available for me as her client, even if my current account is still small, given I work for a new company. I appreciate her advice as a lawyer and as a qualified business woman. She quickly understands the problems we have and she is of great help when figuring out solutions. All in all, its always a pleasure to work with Morvarid and her team!’

‘The lawyers at Magnusson, that I have been working with are extremely helpful and very problem oriented. They do not just give me reference on the related legislation, but also make a great summary and highlight the most crucial points.’

‘I really enjoy working with Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson, as she will pay highest attention to each of your requests and it is just a pleasure working with her.’

‘Very competent and engaged people that really go the extra mile. They are fast and accurate.’

Key clients

Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige

Sverek AB

Mediq Sverige AB

Becton Dickinson AB

Quanterix Corporation

Sedana Medical AB

Work highlights

  • Advised a global medical technology company on the complete review, implementation and alignment of global guidelines to Swedish industry standards such as co-operation and relationships between the industry and the healthcare sector.
  • Defending Becton Dickinson AB’s tender in various procurements. Among others, defending the client’s tender in a procurement of HPV screening system and in a procurement of flow cytometer.
  • Successfully advising a pioneer in biotechnology focused on rare diseases with an audit initiated within the scope of a publicly procured contract to ensure compliance with CSR and environmental requirements.

Sweden > Intellectual property and media Tier 4

Magnusson Advokatbyrå is highly active in advising clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. In addition to providing advice on brand management and protection work, the team assists clients with commercial agreements involving IP, such as the commercialisation of IP assets as well as outsourcing transactions. The practice’s work in trade mark litigation and the IP aspects of corporate transactions is supported by the firm’s dispute resolution and corporate teams. Helena Rönqvist is the key partner in the team, and in addition to her work in IP also provides advice to clients on marketing law issues, such as compliance with regulations.

Practice head(s):

Helena Rönqvist

Testimonials

‘A small firm with great flexibility and good knowledge.’

‘Very nice, knows their area, is very flexible and responds quickly to emails or phone calls. Very good knowledge in several areas.’

Key clients

MTR

Intersolia

Spotlight Stock Market

Söderberg & Partners

Smilegate Holdings Inc

Quanterix Corporation

DSI Underground

Fondo Solutions

ICA Försäkring

Tech Nordic Advocates

Nordiska Galleriet

Work highlights

  • Advised DSI Underground on the acquisition of the Sweden-based edtech company Edvirt.
  • Advised the video game developer and publisher Smilegate Holdings Inc in connection with the reconstruction of Starbreeze AB.
  • Assisting Spotlight Stock Market, a Swedish multilateral trading facility, with legal reviews including advice in relation to patents and other intellectual property rights in connection with due diligence work.

Sweden > IT and telecoms Tier 4

The IT and telecoms team at Magnusson Advokatbyrå acts for domestic and international companies, and public sector institutions on commercial contracts, IP matters, data protection work, cloud services and outsourcings. Helena Rönqvist heads up the practice and is well versed in IT projects and contract negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Helena Rönqvist

Testimonials

‘Very high flexibility and responsive.’

‘Unprecedented level of competence, which really helped us in meeting tight deadlines.’

Key clients

MTR

DSI Underground

ICA Försäkring

Tech Nordic Advocates

Spotlight Stock Market

Fondo Solutions

Quanterix Corporation

Smilegate Holdings Inc

Lysa AB

Intersolia AB

Nordiska Galleriet

Work highlights

  • Advised DSI Underground on the acquisition of the Sweden-based edtech company Edvirt.
  • Advising ICA Försäkring in connection with various IT and data protection matters.
  • Regularly assisting Spotlight Stock Market, a Swedish multilateral trading facility, with legal reviews and other matters.

Magnusson’s clients value the firm for its qualities such as its legal expertise, partner recognition, responsiveness, ability to solve problems quickly, understanding of the client’s needs and for its familiarity with the client’s sector and industry.

The firm’s 120 lawyers focus on business law and offers seamless legal services in its six countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) across the Nordic-Baltic region and beyond. In addition, Magnusson is a one-stop shop for several jurisdictions and its offering fits well with international companies and businesses operating in several jurisdictions.

Magnusson also has a wide international cooperation network with market-leading law firms around the world. The firm’s integrated offering is always based on the same high standards and quality, no matter how many offices are involved in a project. The firm provides advice that is reliable, cost-effective and delivers within the desired time and budget.

PhotoNamePositionProfile
Anders Bäckman photo Anders BäckmanPartner
Magdalena Berg photo Magdalena BergPartner, Co-Head of Dispute Resolution
Jonas Bergquist photo Jonas BergquistPartner
Ulf Djurberg photo Ulf DjurbergHead of Compliance and Competition
Tobias Edenman photo Tobias EdenmanPartner
Madeleine Engzell photo Madeleine EngzellSpecialist Counsel
Robert Karlsson photo Robert KarlssonHead of Banking & Finance Regulatory
Caroline Landerfors photoMs Caroline LanderforsPartner, Head of Insurance
Johan Molin photo Johan MolinPartner,  Co-Head of Dispute Resolution
Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson photo Morvarid Dorkhan NilssonPartner, Head of Commercial & Regulatory
Helena Rönqvist photo Helena RönqvistHead of the IT/IP and media law
Mårten Tagaeus photo Mårten TagaeusPartner

Magnusson At Iba Annual Conference In Rome

At the upcoming IBA Annual Conference in Rome, Magnusson will be represented by a strong team of partners representing six countries of the Baltic Sea Region.