Hammarskiöld > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile
PO BOX 2278
103 17 STOCKHOLM
Hammarskiöld > The Legal 500 Rankings
Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 2The banking and finance team at Hammarskiöld is led by Mattias Anjou and includes the very experienced Per Gustaf Ekbom and Rasmus Fahlén. The group is particularly strong in bank and direct lending, regulatory matters, leasing work, asset and project finance mandates, restructurings and capital markets work, acting for financial institutions, debt funds, corporates, issuers and real estate companies. Anjou is a key name for regulatory matters and the team is experienced in both domestic and cross-border deals, often working in tandem with large international law firms.
Other key lawyers:
Per Gustav Ekbom; Rasmus Fahlén
‘The team is very competent within financial law and has all the competencies needed for bonds, loans but also more difficult subjects within that area.’
‘Top of the line and well in front of other larger Swedish firms. Can recommend them!’
‘Great coverage. Always available. You never get the feeling that you disturb them. If they do not answer the phone you know that they will call you back. Great guys!’
‘Very good to be able to pick up the phone and have a brief discussion/brainstorm without having to do it as an actual matter.’
‘They are often able to deliver good advice in an easy format and always have a good relationship with the customer.’
‘Sometimes 30 minutes of talking different aspects through with Per Gustav Ekbom is enough to get on the right track. He is very knowledgeable and pragmatic in his approach to giving advice and solve problems. He is very easy to get along with and always want the best for his clients.’
‘Matthias Anjou is very knowledgeable in the FSA’s (Finansinspektionens) way of working. Good to have his input in what approach to take.’
The Swedish Pensions Agency
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
Svensk Exportkredit – SEK (Swedish Export Credit Corporation)
Hypoteket Bolån Sverige AB
Scandinavian Credit Fund
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co
Rockton Aviation Holding
Lunar Bank A/S
Siemens Financial Services
Strukturinvest Fondkommission AB
Nordic Factoring Fund
Hypoteket Fondförvaltning Sverige AB
- Advised listed company Vestum on its establishment of a secured and guaranteed SEK600m revolving credit facility, tailored to the SEK1.5bn unsecured bonds that Vestum issued previously.
- Advised the lenders SEK, DekaBank and KfW IPEX on a €300m 372 MW wind farm project financing.
- Advised Hypoteket Bolån in relation to the set up and structuring of Hypoteket’s third securitisation vehicle in the amount of SEK15bn.
Carl-Johan Pousette; Sandra Broneus; Rasmus Fahlén
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Scania CV AB
Carnegie Investment Bank AB
Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB
Danske Bank A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial
Devyser Diagnostics AB
Scandinavian Credit Fund
Crown Energy AB
W5 Solutions AB
LL Lucky Games AB
High Coast Distillery AB
- Advised Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB and Carnegie Investment Bank AB in connection with the IPO of Haypp Group AB on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
- Advised Danske Bank A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB in connection with the IPO of Nivika Fastigheter AB on Nasdaq Stockholm.
- Acted as legal adviser to Vestum AB in connection with its issuance of a SEK1.5bn senior unsecured bond within a framework of SEK3bn.
Sweden > Energy Tier 2Hammarskiöld’s ‘creative and easy to work with’ team has expanded its M&A and regulatory work in the energy sector, and Jakob Falkman has been particularly active, with a focus on transactional work relating to renewable projects. The firm can handle complex cross-border matters including litigation and IPO assignments, most recently advised a consortium of German banks undertaking a substantial wind farm project. Erik Fahlgren focuses on complex M&A transactions, while Johan Löfquist has been active in the electricity and gas sectors. The recent arrival of financing specialist Rasmus Fahlén from Advokatfirman Westermark Anjou AB has further bolstered the team.
‘They have a high level of experience. They are flexible and extremely eager to find the smartest way forward. They are creative and easy to work with.’
‘The individuals that stand out are Rasmus Fahlén, Johan Löfquist and Jakob Falkman.’
Sunna Group AB
SEK (Svensk Exportkredit)
Scandinavian Credit Fund
Spark Legal Network
Folksam Mutual Insurance
Fuchs Petrolub SE
BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and SEB
- Advised Scania on its strategic equity investments, industrial collaborations and long-term supply agreements for lithium-ion batteries, with Swedish “green energy” mega start-up Northvolt.
- Advised a consortium of German banks and Svensk Exportkredit on all legal aspects of the €300m financing of one of Europe’s largest on shore wind farms.
- Advised renewable energy investor Fu-Gen AG on its €320m capital raising from Israeli insurers and pension funds.
Sweden > EU and competition Tier 2Hammarskiöld is well regarded in the market for its knowledge of antitrust issues, cartel investigations, state aid matters, merger control work and litigation. Claes Langenius leads the team with over 25 years’ experience acting for Swedish and international companies before the European Commission and the Swedish Competition Authority. Malin Albert is a key name for EU law and public procurement work and has particular experience of the life sciences sector, and Sofia Falkner, who was recently promoted to associate partner, is a key name for cartel investigations and dominance issues.
‘Sofia Falkner is very competent and engaged.’
‘Excellent knowledge of competition law combined with practical business-minded advice.’
Trusted Connectivity Alliance
Utopia Music AG
LBC Borås AB
- Representing Scania in all stages of the so called Trucks case, from the on-site inspections by the Commission to appeal of the General Court judgment to the European Court of Justice.
- Assisted Utopia Music AG in setting up a multijurisdictional antitrust/competition compliance program for its business.
- Regularly conducting multi-jurisdictional merger filing assessments for a large Swedish private equity fund.
Peder Hammarskiöld; Jakob Falkman; Erik Fahlgren; Erik Löfwall
Other key lawyers:
‘Erik Löfwall has a very strong team.’
‘I was impressed by the way they had aligned with the client on their M&A strategy and growth incentive structure.’
‘Erik Löfwall was competent and fairly pragmatic and very efficient in the process.’
Euroapotheca UAB/Vilnius Prekyba
Avia Solutions Group
Carneo / Carnegie Fonder
AIG Europe Ltd
I-YUNO Media Group
Alpha Private Equity
Flutter Entertainment plc
- Acted as lead counsel for Scania on the multi-million USD equity investments, and multi-billion USD industrial collaborations and long term supply agreements with highly publicised and complex Swedish green mega start-ups Northvolt (lithium Ion batteries) and H2GS (steel production plant).
- Acted as lead counsel on several highly publicised transactions for major Swedish PE house Altor related to very transaction-active digital powerhouse ARC Group, tech fund QNTM Group as well as the global media house IYUNO Group.
- Acted as lead counsel in several M&A transactions as part of Trill Impact’s platform investments within education tech and infrastructure.
Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 3The dispute resolution team at Hammarskiöld is led by Sandra Kaznova and Andreas Johard and handles high-value and cross-border disputes, often acting as local counsel for large international law firms. Its practitioners are regularly asked to sit as arbitrators in large commercial disputes and Kaznova is experienced in the life sciences and insurance industries and professional liability cases, while Johard has handled a number of construction disputes and represented clients in the Supreme Court.
Sandra Kaznova; Andreas Johard
Other key lawyers:
Mattias Anjou; Per Sundin
‘The team was not only very knowledgeable, but had great skills when it came to evaluating the next step of the process, and giving us as clients the information and perspective needed to make goods decisions.’
‘Sandra Kaznova led the process perfectly with her expertise, putting in just the right amount of hours while making sure our cost was kept at a great level for the case.’
‘For us, it was a big case, so it was great to always get good assessments from Sandra Kaznova regarding the power balance in the case. This really led the process in the right direction through out the case.’
‘Andreas Johard is a brilliant lawyer and an enjoyable person to work with.’
‘The team is driven to finding commercial solutions to complex disputes.’
‘Mattias Anjou is tenacious and solutions driven.’
‘Per Sundin – experienced and highly knowledgeable.’
Pensionsmyndigheten (the Swedish Pension Agency)
Sweden > Employment Tier 3Hammarskiöld acts for a number of large domestic and international clients on a range of non-contentious employment matters and disputes. Often undertaking cross-border work, the practice is strong in TUPE issues, whistleblowing claims, company establishments and reorganisations. Erik Löfwall heads up the practice and has particular experience of transactional work, incentive schemes, trade union negotiations and pensions.
‘Hands-on commercial and swift advice.’
Litorina (with portfolio companies)
Pearson Group PLC
Citibank Europe PLC
- Assisting ARC Group with a broad range of employment related matters in connection with eight M&A transactions.
- Assisting Citibank Europe’s Swedish branch with a variety of employment law related matters.
- Assisting the Oriflame Cosmetics, a major producer and brand within cosmetics, with various different employment matters.
Sweden > Fintech Tier 3Hammarskiöld‘s fintech offering is led by Mattias Anjou and advises a range of companies, from start-ups to large established players, on regulatory matters, licensing work, corporate takeovers and financing issues, among other areas. Anjou has considerable experience in banking and finance matters and counts banks and payment institutions on his client roster.
‘A small team where the partner is engaged and provides valuable advice across the project. This is hugely valuable as a client, and stands out from other law firm providers. Great insight and knowledge in the financial regulatory field, with in-depth understanding of the SFSA.’
Hypoteket Bolån Sverige AB
Malin von Heideken
Other key lawyers:
‘Competent and available.’
‘Malin von Heideken is extremely reactive and looks for pragmatic solutions and what suits the client best. She is willing to engage with a proactive approach and has good knowledge of the market.’
‘Malin von Heideken is a highly valued co-worker for our team. Always available, helpful and professional. Very business oriented advice. Advice is to the point and is very attentive. We highly value working with her.’
Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Advised Devyser on a complex business deal that included licensing elements; also advised in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market.
- Acted for Orifarm in two administrative court cases against the Swedish Medical Products Agency.
- Advised EpiEndo in connection with its clinical activities, including legal aspects in relation to clinical studies and clinical study agreements as well as clinical research organisation agreements.
Sweden > Insurance Tier 3Hammarskiöld is sought out by national and international insurance companies and is reputed for its ‘high level of expertise‘, especially in non-contentious insurance and re-insurance matters. Praised by clients for its ability to ‘adapt to their needs’, the group is also noted for its expertise in mutulisation and demutalisition issues, portfolio transfers and W&I insurance mandates. Department co-head Peder Hammarskiöld is well-versed in transactions, corporate matters and liquidations, while fellow co-head Sandra Kaznova is recognised for her experience in insurance litigation, especially coverage-related matters.
Sandra Kaznova; Peder Hammarskiöld
Other key lawyers:
‘High level of expertise and ability to adapt to our needs.’
‘They have the client in focus and we feel really comfortable that they have our interest in mind. Hence they have not only their profit in mind but ready to adapt to our needs.’
The Swedish Pensions Agency
AIG Europe Limited
Liberty Global Transaction Solutions
Söderberg & Partners
Hammarskiöld > Firm Profile
The firm: Hammarskiöld & Co offers a comprehensive legal service to clients with international business interests, focusing on M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property and technology, media and telecoms, EU and competition law. The firm places special emphasis on client service and even though it has formed a number of specialist groups, the lawyers work in teams that are client-centred.
Hammarskiöld & Co has extensive contacts with leading law firms around the world but also remains an independent law firm and is not a member of any alliance or network. Therefore, the firm can link its corporate clients with the very best foreign law firm in each jurisdiction for particular areas of work. All of the firm’s lawyers have experience in other jurisdictions and the firm is proud of its international approach.
Areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions: the firm has a well-known M&A practice. The firm’s transactions in this area range from small private acquisitions to large cross-border takeovers of listed companies. The firm’s lawyers have regularly acted for both sellers and buyers. During the last few years, Hammarskiöld & Co has advised on several very significant and large cross-border M&A transactions in Sweden.
Banking and finance: the practice covers all areas of banking, financial and security law, including secured and syndicated loan transactions, structured finance, project finance, leasing, as well as corporate restructurings and regulatory work.
Capital markets: Hammarskiöld & Co offers a full service to each of the actors that participate in these markets, frequently advising clients on matters including access to primary and secondary markets, market regulation, and stock exchange issues. Both national and international clients depend on the firm’s wealth of experience to ensure their companies benefit from the full potential of the capital markets.
Dispute resolution: Hammarskiöld & Co deals with commercial litigation, national and international arbitration, and ADR. Its lawyers are often involved in cases before the Swedish Courts, including the Supreme Court, and have participated in matters under the rules of international arbitration institutes and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce both as arbitrators and as counsel.
IP/TMT: Hammarskiöld & Co specialises in intellectual property, IT/telecommunication, media and entertainment, trade marks and patents, copyrights, licensing, franchising and marketing law. The firm’s lawyers participate in the negotiation of license outsourcing agreements and advise on all aspects of the IT/telecoms area. They have gained a solid reputation for their work in the music, TV, entertainment business, and IT and telecommunications.
EU and competition: Hammarskiöld & Co has earned an enviable reputation in matters of competition and EU law. The firm handles some of the most challenging domestic and international competition law issues, including competition litigation, cartel investigations, dominance issues and merger control matters.
Compliance and investigations: Hammarskiöld & Co has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate governance, risk management and compliance issues, including those associated with competition laws, anti-corruption laws, fraud and market abuse. It also advises on the laws and regulations targeting the financial sector, the insurance sector, the consumer products sector and many other industries.
Employment: services range from employment consequences of corporate acquisitions with cross-border implications, outsourcing and reorganisations, to employment agreements, employee terminations and employment-related court proceedings and arbitrations.
Insurance and reinsurance: the firm’s specialist practice in this area consists of both domestic and international insurance transactions, including mutualising and demutualising, acquisitions and transfers of insurance companies and/or portfolio restructuring and financing of insurance operations. The insurance lawyers of Hammarskiöld & Co also have broad experience in assisting companies in insurance and reinsurance related arbitrations and litigations.
Healthcare and life sciences: Hammarskiöld & Co offers healthcare service companies, pharmaceutical/biotech and medtech companies in-depth understanding of this specialist sector. The firm’s lawyers regularly advise clients on contentious and non-contentious matters such as industry-specific regulatory matters, as well as in relation to private and public transactions. We have also gained valuable insights into issues of co-operation between the industry and the healthcare sector, such as sponsoring, conducting clinical trials and marketing questions. The practice also covers drafting and negotiating valuable license, distribution and other research and development agreements or advising in relation to public procurement of industry-specific products and services.
|Banking and finance||Peder Hammarskiöld|
|Banking and finance||Per Sundin|
|Banking and finance||Erik Fahlgren|
|Banking and finance||Mattias Anjou|
|Dispute resolution/litigation and arbitration||Peder Hammarskiöld|
|Dispute resolution/litigation and arbitration||Per Sundin|
|Dispute resolution/litigation and arbitration||Lars Ulrichs|
|Dispute resolution/litigation and arbitration||Sandra Kaznova|
|Intellectual property and technology, media and telecoms||Claes Langenius|
|EU and competition||Claes Langenius|
|EU and competition||Malin Albert|
|Compliance and investigation||Peder Hammarskiöld|
|Compliance and investigation||Claes Langenius|
|Compliance and investigation||Lars Ulrichs|
|Compliance and investigation||Jakob Falkman|
|Compliance and investigation||Mattias Anjou|
|Compliance and investigation||Erik Fahlgren|
|Compliance and investigation||Sandra Kaznova|
|Compliance and investigation||Erik Löfwall|
|Compliance and investigation||Carl-Johan Pousette|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Peder Hammarskiöld|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Per Sundin|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Lars Ulrichs|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Jakob Falkman|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Mattias Anjou|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Erik Fahlgren|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Erik Löfwall|
|Capital markets||Carl-Johan Pousette|
|Capital markets||Peder Hammarskiöld|
|Capital markets||Erik Fahlgren|
|Capital markets||Mattias Anjou|
|Healthcare & Life Sciences||Malin Albert|
|Capital markets||Erik Löfwall|
|Ms Malin Albert||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Mattias Anjou||Mattias Anjou is Managing Partner and the head of Hammarskiöld´s Banking &…||View Profile|
|Mr Magnus Bohman||General Corporate Practice Mergers and Acquisitions||View Profile|
|Mr Erik Fahlgren||Main areas of work are mergers and acquisition, capital markets, banking and…||View Profile|
|Mr Jakob Falkman||Mr Falkman specialises in mergers and acquisitions, energy and public utilities law…||View Profile|
|Mr Peder Hammarskiöld||Peder Hammarskiöld specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution and…||View Profile|
|Mrs Sandra Kaznova||Main areas of work are arbitration and litigation, corporate and commercial law,…||View Profile|
|Mr Claes Langenius||Specialising in competition law matters (cartel and abuse of dominance cases and…||View Profile|
|Mr Erik Löfwall||Main areas of work are Mergers and Acuisition, Capital Markets, Employment Law…||View Profile|
|Mr Carl-Johan Pousette||Carl-Johan Pousette is Chair of Hammarskiöld’s Capital Markets practice area.||View Profile|
|Mr Per Sundin||Mr Sundin specialises in litigation and arbitration and is active in both…||View Profile|
|Mr Lars Ulrichs||Specialises in M&A and dispute resolution. He advises Swedish and international companies…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 30
LanguagesEnglish French German
OtherManaging partner : Sandra Kaznova
The work environment at Hammarskiöld & Co is shaped by the fundamental view that all people have equal value. Hammarskiöld & Co hires lawyers and administrative staff with the best qualifications, with no regard to gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, functional disability or sexual orientation. We strive to match our clients in terms of diversity in order to make sure that we are perceived as a diverse employer by our clients. Diversity is important in order for Hammarskiöld & Co to be considered as an attractive workplace where people feel welcome, comfortable and are able to develop. Finally and perhaps most importantly, a diverse group of people will create better results for our clients.
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