Wistrand > Gothenburg, Sweden > Firm Profile

Wistrand
LILLA BOMMEN 1
PO BOX 11920
404 39 GÖTEBORG
Sweden

Sweden > Insolvency Tier 1

Wistrand offers both traditional insolvency services as well as out-of-court debt restructuring advice for banks and corporates and has a specialism in insolvencies and liquidations regarding insurance companies as well as corporations from the mining and automotive industries. The team, which is headed up by Christian Bergqvist and Jörgen Wistrand, also has a ‘special focus on insolvency litigation’ and clients praise it as ‘probably the best in the market in this niche’. Anders Nilsson is ‘one of the best bankruptcy administrators in the Swedish market’ and further key practitioners include the ‘competentNina Baecklund, Anne-Marie Pouteaux, Fredrik Thor and ‘exceptional lawyerNiklas Alvestrand Körling.

Testimonials

‘Anders Nilsson (partner) has demonstrated a mix of both very broad and deep knowledge not only related to the legal matters, but also related to the commercial aspects of the challenge that he helped us to solve. In addition, he possesses great intra-personal skills and conducted the negotiations with the counter party – and the contacts with other stakeholders – in a very competent and effective manner.’

‘Anders Nilsson – exceptional advice tailored to fit my needs. Written, verbal, discussions, lengthy, quick – it doesn’t matter what I request, Anders ALWAYS delivers exactly what I need. His level of knowledge in insolvency and connected areas is through the roof.’

‘Very solid practice with wide experience of most insolvency issues. The team have special focus on insolvency litigation and they are probably the best in the market in this niche.’

‘Anders Nilsson – one of the best bankruptcy administrators on the Swedish market, who also has in-depth litigation skills.’

‘Young team with competent lawyers.’

‘The firm has a solid experience within the area and has generally high ratio of partner level in their engagements.’

‘A solid practice for insolvency cases.’

‘Fredrik Thor: Highly skilled and pragmatic, great social skills and innovative approach.’

Key clients

Sizes Prefab AB

Maderna

AQ Segerström & Svensson AB

Scana Steel Björneborg AB

Saab Automobile

Swedish association for franchise entrepreneurs and its members

Digital Inn AB

Sulitelma Fastigheter AB

Powerwave Technologies Sweden AB

Adviral AB

Work highlights

  • Appointed as administrator in the company reorganisation of Sizes Prefab AB.
  • Appointed as trustee in the Apple premium reseller chain Digital Inn AB’s and Digital Inn Holding AB’s bankruptcies.

Sweden > Real estate Tier 1

The real estate team at Wistrand is ‘excellent‘ and handles both contentious and non-contentious real estate work. The team is typically instructed on conversions, projects, joint ventures and commercial leases. Tommy Grönberg and Lars Gahnström specialise in real estate work and have a particularly strong M&A practice; they lead the teams in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Per Dalemo is praised as a ‘real estate M&A specialist‘ and managing partner Fredrik Råsberg is another recommended individual.

Testimonials

‘Knowledge and skills.’

‘Jan Alexanderson – good for construction projects and applicable legal practice.’

‘Great real estate practice. Easy to work with and always available.’

‘Per Dalemo is an M&A real estate specialist who we have worked on many deals. Intelligent and always straight to the point. Provides solid advice.’

Fredrik Råsberg is a very good real estate finance and M&A lawyer. Very good and easy to work with.’

‘The team is excellent when it comes to understanding clients’ needs.’

‘Big firm but still very personal in a individual way.’

‘Competent, dedicated.’

Key clients

Niam

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden (SBB)

Magnolia Bostad

Partners Group

Slättö

Strawberry Properties

Nordic Choice Hotels

Fastpartner

Swedish Airport Infrastructure AB (SAIAB)

Castellum

Sigillet Fastighets AB

Stenvalvet

DNB Næringseiendom

Nordic Land plc

NCC

DEKA Immobilien

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

ALMA Property Partners

Thon Property/Olav Thon Gruppen

Pareto Project Finance

HanssonGruppen Invest AB

RevCap

Humlegården Fastigheter AB

PEAB

Chillid

Framfast

Eberspächer

Work highlights

  • Advised SBB on the largest elderly care home transaction made in the Nordics.
  • Advised SBB and Fastpartner as the companies, together with six other property owners, indirectly sold properties to Randviken Förvärv AB.
  • Advised SkiStar as the company agreed to own, manage and develop jointly owned companies and properties in the Scandinavian mountains under a joint venture structure.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Wistrand has expertise in handling domestic and cross-border transactions for investors, management-owned companies, start-ups, and blue-chip companies. The practice is jointly led by Per Dalemo, who advises investors and corporates on deals with a Nordic angle and leads the Gothenburg practice, and Robert Kullgren, who concentrates on corporate matters and M&A work and heads up the Stockholm practice. Lars Hasp and Vilhelm Nyström have vast experience in transactional matters, including investments and joint ventures, whereas Magnus Forssman is active in warranty and indemnity insurance mandates.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Preeminent M&A practice. Intelligent lawyers with good technical skills. Easy to work with.’

‘Per Dalemo stands out. Excellent lawyer with great negotiation skills. Always available and provides solid advice on complex matters.’

‘The team is close to the business and understands our different challenges very well. The team has an efficient way of working and I feel that the quality of their work provides good value for money.’

‘Robert Kullgren is always available and engages in our different matters, both large projects and day to day matters.’

‘Great team with top-class skills, up-to-date knowledge as well as service minded and likeable.’

‘Robert Kullgren – is a partner in creating value and making business. He combines the strength of running processes, with deep domain knowledge and ability to build and attract talent around him.’

Key clients

Schibsted Media Group

Stena Group

PWC

Atea

Scienta Scientific

Almi Invest

AIG

Mycronic

CapMan

Strawberry Living

Formica Capital

Pirelli

Proact

B3 Consulting Group

Consolis

Volution

Industrifonden

Einride

Greencarrier AB

Roche

Coesia

Shurgard

Samgräv

Rasta Group AB

Telia Company

InnuScience

Fu-Gen

Trigano

Sweden > Insurance Tier 2

Wistrand acts for both domestic and international insurers, and often as local counsel for international law firms, on Sweden-related insurance matters. It has particular experience in contentious matters pertaining to professional liability, product liability and coverage issues. Jörgen Eklund leads the practice alongside Anne-Marie Pouteaux; Eklund focuses on insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration proceedings, and Pouteaux, who is based in Gothenburg, is recommended for insolvency, insurance and shipping work.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very understanding of our business’.

‘Pragmatic and work very fast’.

‘Good knowledge and fast response’.

‘Jörgen Eklund delivered very good and pragmatic legal advice in a situation where he had to explain and handle our own organisation and the counterpart’.

‘Excellent working skills’.

Key clients

Anticimex Insurance

AIG

Kalix Wind AB

If

Zurich

Riskpoint

Neon

Tokio Marine HCC

Ambridge

Stena Oil AB

Stena Metall AB

Fu-Gen AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Anticimex Insurance on both Nordic and Swedish co-insurance and re-insurance schemes and co-operations.
  • Assisting 11 different underwriters with the review of transactions in relation to the underwriting of W&I insurance.
  • Representing Kalix Wind AB in two cases against the Danish insurer Codan regarding insurance claims relating to a wind park, which involves a number of complex issues on policy interpretation and agreed coverage as well as technical issues related to root cause analysis.

Sweden > Tax Tier 2

Wistrand‘s large team and ‘substantial practical knowledge‘ allows the firm to function as a ‘one-stop shop for direct and indirect tax issues‘. On the advisory side, the group assists with financings, real estate deals, cross-border transactions and restructurings. Litigation is also a strength of the offering, with practitioners regularly representing clients in administrative appeals against tax decisions, and handling government investigations. The firm is particularly noted for its deep partner bench; in Stockholm, Peter Sandberg, Johan Linder Säverman, Victor Palm and Conny Otteland are recommended, while Peter Brandt and Rickard Jonsson are the key contacts in Gothenburg.

Testimonials

‘Substantial practical knowledge, being able to bring down complex situations to concrete actions.’

‘Christian Luthman: very experienced and provides hands-on solutions.’

‘Extremely deep knowledge within the tax area; a one-stop shop for direct and indirect tax issues.’

‘Very pragmatic method of work and ready for experiments; good mixture of the team.’

‘Peter Brandt has a perfect insight into the Swedish tax world.’

Key clients

NIAM

Slättö Förvaltning AB

Preston Haskell

Albatris Investment Advisory AB

Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 3

Headed by Håkan Lindgren in Stockholm and Kristofer Selvin in Gothenburg, Wistrand‘s banking and finance team acts for borrowers and financial lenders, including international banks and investment funds, on export finance work, real estate deals and financial regulatory matters. Anne-Marie Pouteaux and Selvin spearhead the highly regarded ship finance practice.

Testimonials

‘The Wistrand team offer excellent and timely legal advice. Easy access to highly valued specialist competencies constitute an excellent asset for us. Wistrand offer services and competencies that enable truly meaningful and efficient solutions and advice.’

‘Monica Petersson is our main contact person at Wistrand. She has an outstanding ability to work efficiently and is solution oriented. She keeps an excellent balance between the broader picture while also keeping an eye on important details. She truly is an exceptional partner. Also easy to reach which is extremely important since a lot of issues need to be solved with very tight deadlines. She has a valuable network and a practical approach. Really exceptional in communicating.’

‘Kristofer Selvin is hardworking.’

‘Monica Petersson is a very knowledgeable banking and finance partner. She is very to the point and adapts her services to your needs. She is keeping track of things from one file to another, is on top of things and has often been the “memory of the case”. Reliable and efficient and easy to work with.’

‘Wistrand has an exceptional banking practice led by very strong finance partners and a talented group of associates. Their advice is always on point and they are highly responsive.’

‘Ulf Forsman is a distinguished banking practice veteran who has superb analytical skills and is able to navigate clients through complex legal issues. His guidance is invaluable to his clients.’

‘Knowledgeable team.’

‘Håkan Lindgren, Partner. Our firm has worked with him for almost two decades and he is very knowledgeable, a solid negotiator and an overall great guy.’

Key clients

Niam

SEB

AB Svensk Exportkredit

Catella Real Estate AG

Citibank

ISDA

Euroclear Sweden AB

Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG

Akademiska Hus AB

Danske Bank

PNC Bank, National Association

Credit Agricole Bank

SBB (Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden AB)

EQT

Mycronic AB

The City of Gothenburg

Work highlights

  • Advised Niam Nordic VII LP in connection with an acquisition financing in relation to a property portfolio located in commuter hubs in the Stockholm area.
  • Advised the Municipality of Gothenburg in connection with two revolving credit facility agreements.
  • Acted as legal adviser to Danske Bank in connection with term loan facilities provided to a Swedish-listed real estate company.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Wistrand‘s dispute resolution team holds a strong position in the Swedish legal market and regularly handles complex arbitration and litigation matters. The firm is experienced in corporate matters and is frequently involved in cases regarding auditor, company director and other professional liability matters; the practice also has a considerable workload of large and complex insurance matters. Co-heads Jörgen Eklund and Gothenburg-based Mårten Hulterström are key partners, while Harry Bergman is involved in arbitrations and Andreas Rönnheden has an excellent track record in professional liability matters.

Testimonials

‘The team of Wistrand is very able, knows different languages fluently and multiple law systems, are very friendly and forthcoming, extremely dedicated and helpful.’

‘Harry Bergman is an excellent litigator. Smart and strategic in court. Uses his experience to find the win-win solutions outside court. Andreas Rönnheden has extremely impressive knowledge and understanding of civil law case law.’

‘Practical and economic approach to litigation.’

‘Very skilled team which makes you totally comfortable in leaving your matters in their hands. Efficient staffing and a high level of partner attention to more or less the same cost as other firms.’

‘Andreas Rönnheden is highly skilled and pragmatic. His advice is always relevant and shows a great understanding of the business and an in-depth knowledge of professional indemnity and management liability. He is very collaborative and easy to work with.’

‘The team is skilled and work professionally together. In-depth knowledge within different areas of law is combined beneficially.’

‘Experienced senior people. Quick to respond and suggest actions in the specific cases.’

Key clients

Arvato Finans

Medtronic

Nordic Choice

PwC

Saab Automobile

Schibsted Group

Stena Group

Zurich Insurance plc

WL Care

Swedish National Grid

Momentux & Co

Hamngatan 37 Intressenter /Oy Vey Capital

Kalix Wind

Slättö Property Fund(s)

NewSec

Gillbo Fastigheter AB

The Bankruptcy Estate of LSAB

Liseberg AB

Videoslots Ltd

Anticimex AB

Anticimex Försäkringar AB

Work highlights

  • Represented the Swedish National Grid before the administrative court in Stockholm in a case against Forsmark Kraftgrupp AB, a subsidiary to Vattenfall AB, regarding the nuclear reactor Forsmark 1.
  • Acted for Videoslots in litigation against the Swedish government and claiming damages alleging that certain restrictions infringe EU law.

Sweden > Employment Tier 3

Wistrand offers a comprehensive employment law service and regularly advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions and high-profile trade secret cases. The firm has noteworthy experience in transfer of undertakings and collective bargaining agreements. Jakob Bernander has expertise within the construction sector and co-heads the department with Jörgen Larsson, who is active in dispute resolution. Maria Kosteska Fägerquist handles terminations and HR-related issues.

Testimonials

‘Super dedicated, available and on time. Strong reactivity and commitment.’

‘The long term relation has created good expertise to support our company in many different legal areas.’

‘Strong focus on problem solving and finding ways forward. Strong willing to assist with CSR initiatives and also pro bono which is highly appreciated.’

‘I have had most of my contact with Jakob Bernander at Wistrand but I have also had contact with some of his colleagues regarding other issues than labour law. My experience is that at Wistrand Advokatbyrå, you always get a rapid response when you have an issue you need legal help on. I always feel secure with the help I receive and everyone is very competent.’

‘Jakob Wistrand is a specialist in Swedish labour law. I always feel secure when I contact Jakob on various issues in Swedish labour law. He is exceptional in explaining and helping in complex issues and after every contact with Jakob I feel I have received greater knowledge and understanding on how to interpret whatever issue I need help with. I also know that if I can’t reach him right away, he will get back to me shortly. When I need his help to review any type of material, he does this rapidly and thoroughly.’

‘They are brilliant in their subjects. Always delivering the answers with perfection.’

‘Wistrand is a highly reputable law firm and offers us as a company good collaboration and good value for money. The people we worked with are very competent and we always get advice based on both legal and business grounds.’

Key clients

Swedish Construction Federation (Sveriges Byggindustrier)

Sweden > Energy Tier 3

Sweden > Intellectual property and media Tier 3

Wistrand’s activities in the intellectual property space include advising clients on the management and commercial use of IP assets, as well as handling infringement cases before the Swedish courts as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The practice is also involved in media work, such as advising clients on compliance with Swedish gambling regulations and commercial agreements involving media rights. Christel Rockström in Stockholm and Erik Ullberg in Gothenberg lead the team; both have experience in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with Rockström also handling the team’s media-related matters.

Testimonials

‘They provide quick, clear and concise advice.’

‘They are prompt in dealing with urgent queries and provide, quick, clear, concise and pragmatic advice and clear risk assessments.’

‘Christel Rockström is an amazing lawyer. She is highly skilled, professional and has the ability to think outside the box when required.’

Key clients

Schibsted Media Group

Nordic Choice Hotels

Stena Group

Stendahls Reklambyrå

The Swedish Hockey League (SHL)

Almi

Einride

Input Interiör

Jotun

Work highlights

  • Representing Input interiör, in copyright litigation concerning the alleged infringement of the plaintiff’s copyright to an armchair.
  • Represented Lundberg VVS-produkter AB before the Patent and Market Court of Appeal in a patent litigation case.

Sweden > IT and telecoms Tier 3

Wistrand is active in a range of areas, including outsourcing deals, cloud solutions, system integrations, licensing issues, sales and procurements. Magnus Forssman and Erik Ullberg jointly lead the team; Forssman is recommended for M&A and commercial agreements, and Ullberg handles IP, advertising and marketing matters. Carl Näsholm was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Knowledge and experience from the financial sector and the insurance industry.’

‘In-depth knowledge of specific outsourcing regulations that apply to insurance companies.’

‘Very knowledgeable in both IT and the business law regulations that apply to insurance companies.’

‘Great desire to understand the business and easy to reach.’

‘Very accessible and easy to collaborate.’

Key clients

Atea

Mycronic

B3IT

Aidon

Schibsted Media Group

Proact

Advania

Skincity

Scienta Omicron

Pulsen

AlexisHR

Spendrups

Anticimex

Appjobs

Sudio

Phoenix Biopower

Nordic Choice

Almi

Vironova

Einride

Work highlights

  • Advising Mycronic on a number of SaaS and software procurements.
  • Advised Mercell Holding AS on its acquisition of the shares in Visma Commerce AB and Visma Commerce AS from the Visma group.
  • Advised Advania on a number of large IT outsourcing sales within a variety of industry sectors.

Sweden > Construction Tier 4

The sizable real estate team of Wistrand assists with the planning, structuring and realisation of large building projects, commercial buildings, and residential blocks. The team advises on the purchase of land, planning issues, the development of agreements with municipalities, construction agreements and transfer agreements. Eilert Andersson co-heads the practice along with Jan Alexanderson, who advises on tenancy and construction law.

Testimonials

‘High level of service with ability to provide legal support in different fields of expertise.’

‘Eilert Andersson is openminded in his reasoning around different incentives, positions and arguments, giving him a non-bias credibility that is very valuable to a client.’

‘Legal experts with creative minds. Extremely useful/successful in property related activities in particular complicated issues in relation to the politically controlled public sector.’

‘Jan Alexanderson is always there and makes sure that all aspects of important issues are looked into. He has a very good sense for looking around the corner.’

Key clients

Eknö Hemman

Nordic Gas Solution

Praktikertjänst Fastigheter

Sigtunahem

Alma Property Partners

Kicks

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Strawberry Properties AB

Nordic Choice Hotels

Castellum Aktiebolag

Aarsleff Ground Engineering AB

Carlbergs i Göteborg AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Alma Property Partners on a property development establishing a new shopping centre in Sollentuna, a suburb of Stockholm.
  • Assisted Takura AB with its rental agreement for new premises. The agreement includes tenancy law as well as complicated construction issues.
  • Assisted Strawberry Properties AB with matters related to property development and construction, development of Quality Hotell Friends in Solna, a suburb of Stockholm.
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The firm: Wistrand is one of Sweden’s largest, full-service business law firms with approximately 200 employees and offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Since its founding in 1915, the firm has focused on providing quality legal advice within all areas of commercial law to private and public industry in Sweden and internationally. With lawyers specialised in virtually all areas of business law and industries, Wistrand assists its clients with everything from major transactions and disputes to ongoing advice.

At Wistrand, the firm draws on the range of depth of its expertise to develop commercial, effective solutions for its clients. In order to provide tailored advice, it invests in understanding its client’s organisation, operating context as well as the opportunities and challenges they face.

The firm’s clients include large and medium-sized Swedish and foreign companies, banks and other financial institutions, government departments and agencies, municipalities and public utilities.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: the firm assists with all aspects of banking and finance law, including Swedish and international bonds and notes issues, syndicated and bilateral loans, export, project and acquisition finance and regulatory work.

Capital markets: the firm assists on all varieties of capital markets transactions, including securities and financial regulatory matters.

Commercial, corporate and M&A: the firm regularly assists leading Swedish and international companies on sophisticated domestic and cross-border transactions and on general corporate matters, including: M&A; shareholder/governance matters; joint ventures; incentive programs; employee stock purchase plans; and commercial agreements. The firm has a leading position in Representations & Warranties (R&W) insurance deals on the Swedish M&A market.

Data protection and integrity: The firm provides advice to various businesses and industries on all issues relating to data protection and integrity. Our clients range from Swedish and international groups to startup companies.

Dispute resolution: the firm handles commercial dispute and is strong in contentious matters in M&A and investment-related disputes, IT, IP and telecom disputes, industry and energy sector disputes and credit and insolvency disputes. It is a leading firm in Sweden for representation in professional liability matters and handling international disputes.

Employment: the firm has vast experience in advising Swedish and international clients on employment and labour law matters. The practice handles high-level employment work across a range of industry sectors, and is especially well regarded in the construction sector.

Environment and energy: the firm represents the manufacturing, quarry, waste and energy sectors. It advises in the energy production sector, advising on energy issues such as the grid, energy taxes, emission rights, purchase and sales agreements, permits, and legal actions.

Insolvency and restructuring: Wistrand is one of the few Swedish firms to offer equal capability in traditional insolvency work and debt restructuring for banks and corporates. The practice covers official court appointments as liquidator, administering winding up of companies, high-level advisory work, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed workouts.

Insurance: the firm’s stellar reputation in contentious matters is also noted in its insurance-related work. The practice advises local Swedish corporate clients, insurers and international law firms.

IT and telecoms: the firm provides legal matters relating to IT and telecommunications with respect to licensing, transfer and acquisition of technology outsourcing, development, consultancy, distribution and cooperation agreements, procurement of systems and data protection.

Real estate: the firm has one of the largest and most active teams in real estate, with expertise and capability across all key disciplines of the real estate sector: domestic and cross-border transactions, projects, development, finance, restructuring and disputes. The firm also offers a range of related specialties such as tax, construction, and environmental.

Tax: the firm assists both consulting/advisory, as well as litigation and investigations. The consulting work includes tax advice and support on M&A, financings, real estate deals, cross-border transactions, and restructurings, while the tax litigation part includes administrative appeals against tax decisions, tax audits, and representing clients in government tax investigations.

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Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate and commercial
Data protection & integrity
Dispute resolution
EU and competition
Employment
Energy and environment
Entertainment and sport
Financial markets
IT and telecoms
Insolvency and restructuring
Insurance
Intellectual property and media
Maritime and transport
Mergers and acquisitions
Public procurement
Real estate and construction
Special assignments
Tax
Number of lawyers : 139
at this office : 82
Czech
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English
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Serbian
Spanish
Swedish
Other office : Stockholm

Wistrand is regularly advising international clients as well as Swedish clients on cross-border matters. 

German Desk 

Our German Desk provides legal advice to companies from GermanyAustria and Switzerland in their business transactions in Sweden. The areas of advice include cross-border transactions, the formation of subsidiaries or branches, all types of commercial agreementslabor lawdisputes, as well as ongoing advice concerning daily business in Sweden. 

Our German Desk consists of Swedish and German lawyers with many years of experience in corporate law activities regarding GermanySwitzerland and Austria. All lawyers have been educated and worked in Sweden as well as Germany. 

In addition, we assist our Swedish clients in cross-border transactionsinvestments and other business aspects regarding the German-speaking part of the world. 

Lawyers 

Robert Kullgren – Over the years, Robert has represented a large number of major German investors in Sweden, such as Deutsche Bank, Deka, Bouwfonds, Patrizia and BerlinovoHe holds a LL.M from a German university and has previously worked for a German law firm. 

Sascha Schaeferdiek – Sascha is a dual-qualified Swedish Advokat and German Rechtsanwalt, and is regularly engaged in cross-border M&A transactions, in particular for medium-sized companies from the German-speaking countries. Sascha holds a German law degree and a doctorate from a German university and has worked for a German law firm for several years. 

Erik Hygrell – Erik has for several years advised German clients on investments and various corporate law mandates in Sweden, including in particular clients from automotive and other manufacturing industry sectors. Erik holds an LL.M from a German university and has previously worked for a German law firm. 

Elisabeth Salmgren von Schantz – Elisabeth regularly advises German clients on investments, corporate matters and transactional work mandates in Sweden. Elisabeth has studied law at a German university and has previously worked for a German law firm.  

Johanna Müller – Johanna is part of Wistrand’s litigation team. She has acted as counsel in various litigations and arbitrationsparticular in those with a link to Germany or German speaking clientsShe holds an LL.M. degree from one of the worldwide leading Master programs within commercial arbitration. 

Anne Geismar – Anne has a special focus on commercial contracts and IP mattersShe holds a doctor’s degree from the University of Kiel and has previously worked for a German law firm following her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Schleswig-Holstein. 

Wistrand also has a strong international practise within Banking and Finance, and Debt Capital Markets. 

Monica Petersson – advises leading Swedish and international banks and blue chip corporates on all aspects of debt financingranging from unsecured and secured bilateral and syndicated loans and export financing to Debt Capital Markets, derivatives, and related regulatory mattersShe was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990 and to the Swedish Bar in 1994 and is now considered to be one of the top banking lawyers in Sweden. 

Ulf Forsman – a dual-qualified (England and Sweden) banking and finance specialist, he focuses mainly on secured lending (including real estate finance), export financeacquisition finance and receivables finance. Ulf worked as a banking lawyer in the City of London for over 10 years and was based in Brazil for nine yearswhere he was Head of Legal for Latin America for a multinational company. In 2018 Ulf assisted the London Loan Market Association (LMA) in connection with the drafting of the export finance buyer credit agreement recently published by the LMA. 


Wistrand Sustainability

We strive for a long-term profitable business with a good balance between financial, environmental, and social responsibility. Wistrand’s sustainability work aims to achieve a good balance between these three aspects of our responsibility.

Financial responsibility

We shall generate sustainable profit and secure our financial position both in the short and long term, in balance with our environmental and social responsibility.

Environmental responsibility

We shall take responsibility for operating a business that does not affect our natural resources in a negative way in the long-term.

Social responsibility

We shall take responsibility for operating a business that considers the health and well-being of humans by contributing to a well-functioning society.

We have identified six areas that we focus our sustainability work on. These focus areas are:

Fair business practices

Good business practices ensure we act in an ethical and sustainable manner in our interactions with the outside world. This includes relationships with actors we meet within the scope of our matters (e.g. clients, counterparties, courts and other authorities) but also other actors in our environment (e.g. the Swedish Bar Association, suppliers and competitors). This area includes legal ethics, anti-corruption work, actions against money-laundering and promotion of social responsibility in the value chain.

Diversity and inclusion

All those who are part of a society – regardless of skin color, age, religion, sexuality, gender identity, physical and mental functions, financial conditions, cultural descent and ethnicity – shall have the same opportunities and rights. Wistrand’s work with diversity and inclusion is mainly about taking advantage of many different experiences and knowledge within the scope of our work. A good composition of people with various experiences increases both the efficiency and the quality in the business.

Working conditions

Wistrand’s commitment within this area means continuously striving to create guidelines and work practices related to work within or upon assignment by Wistrand that brings about good working relationships. The work concerns,

among other things, occupation and employment conditions, working conditions and social security, work environment and dialogue with representatives for employee and employers’ organizations.

Community commitment and development

We are a part of the society in which we operate. It is only natural for us to strive to contribute our knowledge and experiences in various projects advantageous to society. Wistrand encourages its colleagues to commit to such projects and with the help from its existing connections assume a social responsibility. Exchange with other actors is valuable as it helps them and us to learn and grow. The focus area includes community commitment to education and culture, health, development of and access to technology and social investments.

Environment

Our environmental work includes working for a sustainable employment of resources and striving to prevent negative environmental impact.

Human rights

The recognition of, and respect for, human rights is critical for the principles of the rule of law and is the basis for the most important institutions in society, such as the legal system. Our goal is that our business operations shall be permeated by the respect for human rights and freedoms. Respect for these is a prerequisite for sustainability work within all of our focus areas.

For more information about our sustainability work, please contact Ida Dahlborg, ida.dahlborg@wistrand.se