Magnusson Sweden > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

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

Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 3

Magnusson Sweden has a strong focus on regulatory and compliance matters and acts for banks, investment houses, fund companies, payment services institutions, insurance companies and insurance brokers. Robert Karlsson heads up the team and has deep knowledge of European legislation, such as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and the Insurance Distribution Directive. Caroline Landerfors is recommended for regulatory matters, and commercial and contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Robert Karlsson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Robert Karlsson was very knowledgeable, quick to understand issues and drives, and practical in laying out solutions.’

‘We were extremely pleased with the assistance we got from Robert Karlsson.’

‘Robert Karlsson has first-rate knowledge of both the theoretical and practical aspects of financial services regulation and a clear true north on the most appropriate way to deal with matters.’

Key clients

Fondo Solutions AB

Lysa AB

Spotlight Stock Market

Söderberg & Partners

Amudova AB

Alfred Berg Kapitalförvaltning AB

Linkexec Limited (trading as Connectd)

Airfill Prepaid AB

Alpcot AB

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing regulatory and strategic advice in relation to Fondo Solutions’ investment services operations, and other commercial issues such as co-operation arrangements and trade names.
  • Regularly providing advice to the investment company 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.
  • Regularly assisting Spotlight Stock Market, a Swedish multilateral trading facility, with legal reviews and other matters in connection with listings of shares on Spotlight Stock Market’s trading facility.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Magnusson Sweden’s data protection and data privacy team is led by Helena Rönqvist and Caroline Landerfors. Rönqvist is recommended for compliance and GDPR advice, as well as regulatory matters pertaining to the e-commerce, digital media, social media, and direct marketing arenas. Landerfors also adds in-house DPO officer experience.

Practice head(s):

Helena Rönqvist; Caroline Landerfors

Key clients

MTR

ICA Försäkring

Spotlight Stock Market

Fondo Solutions

Omocom AB

ERV

Nordiska Galleriet

Work highlights

  • Advising the Swedish fintech company Omocom in connection with various legal and regulatory matters, including data protection issues.
  • Advising Spotlight Stock Market on legal reviews and other matters in connection with listings of shares on Spotlight Stock Market’s trading facility, including advice in relation to data protection and data privacy in connection with due diligence work.
  • Advising ManyPets in connection with various data protection matters.

Sweden > Energy Tier 3

Sweden > Environment Tier 3

The ‘diverse and strong’ environmental team at Magnusson Sweden acts for a range of clients including domestic and international government bodies, municipalities, energy companies, and retail and infrastructure organisations. The team covers matters including permit applications for factories and plants, risk assessments, land, soil and water contamination issues, and remedial claims. Mårten Tagaeus is a leading name in the sector and has advised on issues relating to port and waterway expansions, wastewater treatment and landfill developments. Paulina Tengroth has expertise in permit applications under the Swedish Environmental Code, while Sascha Andersson specialises in species and shore protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Mårten Tagaeus

Testimonials

‘The team is very effective and understands the challenges and the goals to work to.’

‘Mårten Tagaeus is always helpful, on time and sharp. He gives good strategic advice and finds the legal way to make our strategies happen.’

‘Knowledgeable, sharp minded, analytical.’

‘I have very good experience of working with Magnusson. They have high integrity, are easy to work with, and very knowledgeable.’

‘Modern team in a modern environment. They have an excellent, diverse and strong team.’

Key clients

Wallhamn AB

Municipality of Jönköping

RGS Nordic AB

Gryaab AB

Naturvårdsverket (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency)

Varbergs Bostadsaktiebolag

Trosa Vagnhärads Mark AB

AB Gröna Lunds Tivoli

Work highlights

  • Assisting Trosa Vagnhärads Mark AB with receiving the necessary environmental permits for a major landfill development concerning inert waste.
  • Advising Wallhamn AB on a major project regarding the refurbishment of quays at the commercial port of Vallhamn, on the Island of Tjörn.
  • Representing the Municipality of Jönköping in a permit application for the municipality’s wastewater treatment plant named “Simsholmens avloppsreningsverk”.

Sweden > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Advising a range of clients from the public and private sectors, including manufacturers and suppliers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, pharmacy operators and hospitals, Magnusson Sweden‘s practice strengths include advising on procurement processes, regulatory issues and compliance matters. Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson leads the practice and is praised for her ‘great competence and legal skills’, especially regarding procurement and commercial issues, while Helena Rönqvist is well versed in intellectual property and marketing law. Wille Steinert is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Outstanding accessibility, very responsive and super quick at grasping the case, even when highly complex.’

‘Available, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, accurate, and brilliant are good words to describe this practice.’

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson, who heads up the team is a fantastic lawyer and partner. Service level and delivery is 100%. She picks up quickly and returns answers with high accuracy and knowledge. She delivers more than the usual law related answers since she understands our business and also gives valuable advice.’

‘Very available and competent team.’

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson has great competence and legal skills, highly recommended.’

Key clients

Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige

Sverek AB

Mediq Sverige AB

Becton Dickinson AB

Quanterix Corporation

Sedana Medical AB

MediRum AB

Continuum AB

Work highlights

  • Advising a leading global medical technology company on the complete review, implementation and alignment of global guidelines and SOPs to Swedish industry standards such as co-operation and relationships between the industry and the healthcare sector.
  • Advised Becton Dickinson AB’s tender in various procurements.
  • Advising a pioneering medtech and pharmaceutical company on a critical contractual renegotiation with its key supplier as well as assistance with negotiations concerning product orders.

Sweden > Insurance Tier 3

Magnusson Sweden‘s practice specialises in advising domestic and global insurance companies and insurance distributors on a range of matters with a recognised strength in regulatory issues. Practice head Caroline Landerfors is praised as a ‘hands-on’ lawyer with ‘vast knowledge’ in the sector and adds to the team’s strength with her experience in commercial issues, gained from her past experience as in-house legal counsel, data officer and compliance officer for global insurance companies. Robert Karlsson contributes with his experience in banking, finance and capital markets law.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Landerfors

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Caroline Landerfors is one of the leading insurance experts in Sweden and it is always rewarding to discuss legal matters with her. So far, I have yet to meet an attorney that so quickly grasps the very heart of the matter at hand as she does. Top that with her unparalleled communication skills.’

‘Insurance is seldom an isolated matter and legal issues often touch other areas of the law, such as financial regulation or company law. Magnusson has been exceptional in bringing in the right (combinations of) people to help us with complex, often unique matters of insurance law.’

‘While the Magnusson team has done a stellar job overall, partner Caroline Landerfors has excelled in her ability to draw from her vast knowledge of the insurance field and apply it in a meaningful way to our business case. Going out of her way to not only understand what’s requested in the assignment, but to also inform us of relevant legal aspects on her own initiative has been helpful and is one of the reasons we’ve stuck with Caroline and Magnusson since the beginning.’

‘On two occasions over recent years, Magnusson have provided us with long term secondees. On both instances, a superb job was done: Technical excellence and customer service. The Magnusson lawyers placed with us were able to handle a number of very difficult and high value cases with exceptional skill.  Areas of expertise in the Nordic liability market such as policy coverage, products liability and excess liability.’

‘Caroline Laderfors’ knowledge of the insurance industry is second to none.’

‘Caroline Laderfors is our point of contact and has always been tremendous. She is very practical in the advice she gives, with a very good understanding of the market, easy to communicate with and of course very knowledgeable in her field.’

‘Caroline Landerfors and her team are hands-on lawyers, with deep knowledge of the Swedish insurance regulations and market trends. They provide pragmatic advice, ready to implement and without caveats.’

‘Caroline Landerfors is a smart and reliable lawyer and her previous experience in-house makes her a unique profile on the market.’

Key clients

W.R. Berkley Insurance

Europeiska ERV

AXA XL

Omocom

ManyPets

QBE

Acquis Insurance Management

AmTrust

ICA Försäkring

AIG

Work highlights

  • Represented W.R. Berkley in various coverage and liability disputes, including a case where the Swedish Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal for an essential point of law.
  • Advised Omocom on the negotiation of a comprehensive distribution and outsourcing agreement.
  • Advised AIG in relation to major losses within the field of general liability, products liability and recall policies.

Sweden > Public procurement Tier 3

Magnusson Sweden’s public procurement team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Ulf Djurberg from Setterwalls; he adds strong experience in EU and competition law. Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson leads the practice and acts for foreign and domestic companies on all stages of the procurement process. The team assists both public and private entities and is well versed in contentious and non-contentious procurement matters pertaining to the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Outstanding accessibility, very responsive and humble throughout the process, and super quick at grasping the case (even when highly complex) and formulate a first draft.’

‘Ulf Djurberg has extensive experience within Public procurement and has worked on may large complex cases. Ulf is great at building excellent teams to handle all aspects of those cases, including very large and complex procurement cases.’

‘A good understanding of our company’s business and our contract.’

‘Their knowledge and their will to always do the best. Always available’.

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson is outstanding in her knowledge and ability to find cases that help us win more tenders.’

‘The team is very, very dedicated and has solved all of our legal issues within schedule even when working under a very limited time frame.’

‘They are just a very dedicated team that works hard for their clients, no matter the day of the week or time of day.’

Key clients

Svealands Fastighetsteknik AB

Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige

Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB

Gryaab AB

Intersolia Sweden AB

Sverek AB

MTR Nordic AB

Mediq Sverige AB

Varbergs Bostads AB

OHL Sverige AB

Becton Dickinson AB

Zynka Digital Buildings AB

MediRum AB

Continuum AB

Stockholms Stadsbyggare entreprenad AB

Göteborgs Egnahems AB

Höglandets Lås och Säkerhet AB

Soner Temel Muhendislik Insaat Ve Ticaret A.S.

Work highlights

  • Successfully representing Göteborgs Egnahems AB in the Administrative Court in Gothenburg.
  • Defending Becton Dickinson AB’s tender in various procurements.
  • Advising a Swedish municipality with drafting and structuring an alternative model to be used for developing a new city centre on the outskirts of the municipality’s main city.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Praised as ‘timely, strong and capable’, Magnusson Sweden handles cross-border M&A, joint ventures and investments, with a focus on the insurance, hospitality, energy, retail and financial services sectors. Anders Bäckman heads up the team and is well versed in cross-border M&A. Tobias Edenman joined from Baker McKenzie.

Practice head(s):

Anders Bäckman

Other key lawyers:

Jonas Bergquist; Tobias Edenman

Testimonials

‘Jonas Bergquist and the team are always super quick and timely with support and response.’

‘They have a strong ability to make their clients feel comfortable.’

‘Timely, strong and capable.’

‘Willing to support you from start to finish in detail.’

‘Availability, insight, market recognition, agile approach, understanding of business needs.’

‘Jonas Bergquist – has a deep understanding of the market options, clearly explains the associated risks, always finds time to assist.’

Key clients

Wabtec Corporation

Söderberg & Partners

Nordiska Galleriet

Raw Fury AB

DSI Underground

Higab AB

Nineyards Equity

B Alm Holding AB et al

BORGO

Atle Investment Management

Lakestar

Online Merchant Connect Ltd.

Bure/Atle Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of banks and other financial institutions; Ålandsbanken, Ica Banken, Söderberg & Partners and Ikano Bank, on the creation and capitalisation of a mortgage loan bank.
  • Advised Söderberg & Partners on raising SEK2.5bn through a share issuance to the US-based PE house TA Associates.
  • Advised leading investment company Bure/Atle on its acquisition of asset management company, HealthInvest.

Sweden > Construction Tier 4

Magnusson Sweden provides ‘highly competent counselling’ on a range of construction issues, including procurement processes, project executions, and consultancy agreements. The firm has also been active in contentious matters and has represented a broad range of clients in disputes. Practice co-heads Mårten Tagaeus and Tobias Edenman combine specialist knowledge in environmental and real estate law to handle the practice’s most complex issues. Associate Rickard Lindow is a key name to note for advice on regional construction codes and regulations.

Practice head(s):

Mårten Tagaeus; Tobias Edenman

Other key lawyers:

Rickard Lindow; Johan Sparrman

Testimonials

‘Pleasant staff with an open and honest approach regardless of the question. Knowledgeable of the problems I faced.’

‘Johan Sparrman was pleasant and orderly. Rickard Lindow was good at looking at issues from both sides. Mårten Tagaeus had a broad competence where no question remains unanswered.’

‘Swift and highly competent counselling. Effective meetings.’

‘All the representatives that I have met have been highly competent.’

‘The team always put in a good effort and are great support in negotiations.’

‘Correct and professional with excellent service to us as customers. Always alert and able to assist us when needed.’

Key clients

Park-och Naturförvaltningen, Parks Department City of Gothenburg

Aktiebolaget Tingstad Papper

Wallhamn AB

Älvstranden Utveckling AB

KB Smörkallen (Kjellberg och Möller AB)

Trafikkontoret, Traffic Department City of Gothenburg

Göteborgs Egnahems AB

Varbergs Bostads AB

Higab AB

Galderma (Q.Med)

Cernera Fastigheter

Work highlights

  • Acting for Trafikkontoret in a dispute regarding the construction of a major road construction project on the west side of Gothenburg.
  • Assisting Wallhamn AB with the procurement of consultants and contractors for the major project of future refurbishments of the company’s quays located in the port of Vallhamn, Tjörn.
  • Advising Galderma (Q Med) on its SEK2bn investments in a new, highly automated factory plant in Uppsala, Sweden.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 4

With ‘a good combination of international arbitration experience and deep expertise of Swedish contract law’, Magnusson Sweden‘s dispute resolution team is well known in the market for commercial litigation and arbitration and often handles cross-border matters for high-profile international clients. Johan Molin and Magdalena Berg lead the team, with Molin focusing on company law, contract law and procedural law, and Berg often acting as arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Johan Molin; Magdalena Berg

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Duppe; Fredrik Ekfalk

Testimonials

‘I appreciate the ease of communication, the professionalism and the quick replies.’

‘Johan Molin is a very competent, loyal and straight forward person.’

‘Leading counsel Magdalena Berg established a team that suited all the challenges of our case perfectly.’

‘Magdalena Berg is a very thorough, experienced lawyer who leads you on the right path.’

‘We as a client feel good and safe in a difficult situation.’

‘The team worked very well with us, was creative and on top of the process.’

‘The team is excellent. A good combination of international arbitration experience and deep expertise of Swedish contract law.’

‘Amazing dedication and availability around the clock. Great knowledge in the sector.’

Key clients

Intersolia GmbH

MTR

Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S genom Europeiska ERV Filial

W.R. Berkley Insurance AG, svensk filial

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky AB

KNM Group Berhad

Federal State Unitary Enterprise ”Center for operation Space Ground-Based Infrastructure” (A.K.A “TSENKI”) Russian Federation

Jiangsu Sinorda Biomedicine Co., Ltd

Radisson Group

Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB

Work highlights

  • Represented the Swedish company Mackmyra Svensk Whisky AB (producer of Swedish whiskey) in litigation against the Consumer Ombudsman regarding alleged improper marketing of alcoholic beverages.
  • Successfully represented Chinese company Jiangsu Sinorda Biomedicine Co., Ltd in a high-value and complex multi-jurisdictional SCC arbitration.
  • Acted for Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Centre for Operation Space Ground-Based Infrastructure” (A.K.A.”TSENKI”) in a multi-million space rocket contract ICC arbitration with following challenge proceedings in court.

Sweden > Employment Tier 4

Magnusson Sweden advises high-profile domestic and international clients on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Well-known disputes practitioner Magdalena Berg heads up the practice and in addition to her strong arbitration and litigation experience, leads on day-to-day employment matters for a broad range of clients.

Practice head(s):

Magdalena Berg

Key clients

Secret Escapes

Intersolia Ltd

Nordiska Galleriet

Sweden > Intellectual property and media Tier 4

Magnusson Sweden advises domestic and international clients on general IP matters and disputes, and often acts as local counsel for large global law firms in litigation and arbitration matters. Practice head Helena Rönqvist is recommended for IP ownership and enforcement issues.

Practice head(s):

Helena Rönqvist

Key clients

Lakestar

MTR

Fondo Solutions

Intersolia

Spotlight Stock Market

Söderberg & Partners

Quanterix Corporation

DSI Underground

ICA Försäkring

Nordiska Galleriet

Raw Fury

Work highlights

  • Advising Nordiska Galleriet in connection with the establishment of the new B2B concept and business segment YLLW.
  • Regularly assisting Spotlight Stock Market, a Swedish multilateral trading facility, with legal reviews and other matters in connection with listings of shares on Spotlight Stock Market’s trading facility, including advice in relation to patents and other intellectual property rights.
  • Advised VC tech fund Lakestar on the $15m seed investment round in Validio.

Sweden > IT and telecoms Tier 4

Magnusson Sweden handles a broad range of IT matters, including software licensing, cloud services and outsourcing mandates, contracts, data protection work, e-commerce matters and corporate issues. The team is particularly active in highly regulated sectors such as the pharmaceuticals, life sciences and financial services industries. Helena Rönqvist heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Helena Rönqvist

Testimonials

‘Wide range of competence in all aspects of the field.’

‘Compassionate, analytical and problem solving are a few of the things we have appreciated and valued in our collaborations with Magnusson.’

‘Magnusson is fast, nice, efficient and straight to the point. Assists in a professional way to develop clear and accurate supplier agreements for our partner agreements. Very responsive to my company’s specific needs and conditions.’

‘Helena Rönqvist is a star in understanding our business challenges and in translating them into clear, well written IT/GDPR/intellectual property agreements. On top, I learn something valuable from her in every session.’

Key clients

Lakestar

Online Merchant Connect

MTR

DSI Underground

ICA Försäkring

Nineyards Equity

Spotlight Stock Market

Fondo Solutions

Raw Fury AB

Omocom AB

Lysa AB

Nordiska Galleriet

Tech Nordic Advocates

Work highlights

  • Advised VC tech fund and lead investor Lakestar on the $15m seed investment round in Validio.
  • Advised the shareholders of Raw Fury AB on the sale to PE company Altor.
  • Advising the Swedish Fintech company Omocom in connection with various legal and regulatory matters.

Sweden > Real estate Tier 4

Magnusson Sweden advises on the full range of real estate issues. The practice has a strong track record in handling mid-market real estate transactions and is also regularly engaged in complicated project and property development matters, including representing clients before the Regional Rent and Tenancy Tribunal, advising on letting and usufruct rights, and drafting and negotiating extensive framework agreements. Team co-head Mårten Tagaeus uses his considerable understanding of environmental and construction law to advise on complex real estate matters, while fellow co-head Tobias Edenman, who recently joined the firm, focuses on commercial and transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Mårten Tagaeus; Tobias Edenman

Testimonials

‘Really impressive team excellent on all levels and would highly recommend them.’

‘The team have gone over and above at all times in supporting our work and their advice and support throughout has been exemplary.’

Key clients

Wallhamn AB

Varbergs Bostadsaktiebolag

AB Gröna Lund Tivoli, Parks & Resorts Scandinavia

Kolmården Djurpark, Parks & Resorts Scandinavia

Trafikverket

Naturvårdsverket, Environmental Protection Agency

City of Gothenburg, Traffic Department

Higab AB

Cernera Fastigheter AB

Galderma (Q-Med AB)

Work highlights

  • Represented AB Gröna Lunds Tivoli before the Swedish courts in securing a new detailed development plan to enable expansion of the amusement park Gröna Lund.
  • Advised Cernera on its divestment of three properties in Borås with an underlying value of SEK455m to the listed company Randviken Fastigheter AB.
  • Advised Higab AB on the SEK1.9bn divestment of a real estate portfolio in Gothenburg.

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 offer 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 RönqvistPartner, Head of IP, IT & Media
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.