Firm Profile > Wistrand > Gothenburg, Sweden

PO BOX 11920

Insolvency Tier 1

Wistrand is recognised by clients as one of the 'top players in the insolvency field in Sweden'; the team is traditionally strong in bankruptcy work and has noteworthy expertise in the insurance, mining and real estate sectors. Anders Nilsson acted as trustee for Sulitelma Fastigheter and is singled out as 'an excellent lawyer', and highly regarded practice co-head Christian Bergqvist is well versed in company liquidations and restructurings. Anne-Marie Pouteaux, Niklas Körling and group co-head Jörgen Wistrand are also key practitioners in the team, which gives 'solid and spot-on advice'. Senior Associate Fredrik Thor recently acted as trustee for Gibson Innovations Sweden in its bankruptcy.

Insurance Tier 1

Wistrand has a strong practice for contentious matters and professional liability cases; Magnus Forssman also specialises in warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance issues and advised AIG on its review of transactions relating to the underwriting of W&I insurance for Ironshore. Anne-Marie Pouteaux and Jörgen Eklund jointly lead the practice in Gothenburg and Stockholm respectively. Eklund is a dedicated insurance expert who regularly assists national and international clients; he advised Anticimex Insurance on its Nordic and Swedish insurance schemes. Johan Gregow is a key contact for disputes.

Real estate Tier 1

The practice at Wistrand has 'broad knowledge across various aspects of the property sector' and handles real estate matters, tax-related mandates, financings and environmental issues. Gothenburg-based Per Dalemo acted for Strawberry Properties on its sale of five hotel properties in Sweden and Norway to Midstar, and Fredrik Råsberg, who has 'excellent insight', assisted Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget with multiple transactions. Jan Alexanderson , Nils Sköld and Tommy Grönberg are other noteworthy practitioners.

Energy Tier 2

The department at Wistrand delivers 'high-quality results' on the full range of energy issues; the team assisted Falbygden Energi with the sale of its hydropower plant, Qvissle Vattenkraftverk. Volvo, Stena Renewable and Skangas are also clients. The 'knowledgeable and experiencedRudolf Laurin leads the team and is noted for his experience in representing clients in permitting procedures.

Shipping Tier 2

Based in Gothenburg, Wistrand regularly counts shipping companies, banks, charterers and insurers as clients. Practice head Anne-Marie Pouteaux is well versed in ship finance work and insurance matters, and Lars Thunberg is a key name for corporate-related issues. Kristofer Selvin and senior associate Ida Dahlborg are also noted.

Tax Tier 2

The 'experienced' practice at Wistrand specialises in advisory work and tax litigation across a variety of sectors; Christian Luthman acted for an IT developer in a cross-border tax dispute, and newly promoted specialist counsel Victor Palm advised multiple individuals and companies on the taxation of cryptocurrencies. The team is jointly led by Conny Otteland and the 'competent and up-to-speedPeter Brandt. In 2018, Johan Linder Säverman made counsel and Rickard Jonason was promoted to the partnership.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Wistrand has an established track record in export and real estate finance work, and regulatory advice, and also handles distressed asset financings and ship finance mandates. Tommy Grönberg and Anne-Marie Pouteaux lead the teams in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Monica Petersson acted as Swedish counsel for PNC Bank, National Association on an international acquisition financing. Håkan Lindgren and counsel Ulf Forsman are also names to note.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Wistrand is experienced in the media, IT, automotive, life sciences and leisure sectors, where it counts national and international companies as clients, focusing on mid-market deals; Magnus Forssman is also noted for his warranty and indemnity insurance expertise. Gothenburg practice head Per Dalemo assisted OpenSolution Nordic with its acquisition of Konsulent Data & Restaurant, and Stockholm team head Robert Kullgren advised Tacton Systems on its acquisition by GRO Capital and Kirk Kapital. Johannes Wårdman made partner in 2018.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Wistrand fields a team of 'highly proficient lawyers' with a particularly strong track record in professional liability matters. Jörgen Eklund and Mårten Hulterström lead the practices in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Recent highlights include Harry Bergman and Andreas Rönnheden defending a former company director in the high-profile HQ bank litigation, and Jörgen Larsson representing a manufacturer in a dispute alleging the infringement of trade secrets and IP rights. Maria Kosteska Fägerquist and Johan Gregow are also noted.

Employment Tier 3

Wistrand's 'fast and solution-oriented' practice 'always goes the extra mile' and regularly advises clients in the construction sector; the group has also seen an increase in work from the technology and media sectors relating to GDPR compliance. The team is jointly led by Jakob Bernander and Jörgen Larsson in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Bernander and Gunnar Blomberg count the Swedish Construction Federation as a key client; they recently acted for it in several contentious matters regarding the interpretation of a collective bargain agreement. Maria Kosteska Fägerquist is another key practitioner.

Environment Tier 3

Wistrand's practice is 'highly competent' and regularly assists clients from the manufacturing, quarry, waste and energy sectors on a broad range of environmental matters. 'Enthusiastic' practice head Rudolf Laurin recently advised Volvo on various environmental issues including permitting matters and notifications relating to its production plants and test facilities.

Intellectual property and media Tier 3

Wistrand's IP team has a notable presence in Stockholm and Gothenburg and handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters with particular expertise in IP transactions. Practice co-head Christel Rockström is experienced in the media sector and regularly advises clients including Schibsted Media Group and Lagardère Sports and Entertainment. Erik Ullberg also leads the team, and Johannes Wårdman made partner in 2018.

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Wistrand fields'a diligent team', which is active across the IT, technology and telecoms sectors and is jointly led by Magnus Forssman and Erik Ullberg in Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively. Forssman is recognised for his 'great knowledge, flexible approach and ability to find pragmatic solutions'; he recently worked with Lars Hasp to advise a supplier of IT infrastructure on an outsourcing and procurement contract. Martin Wedén is also noted.

Capital markets Tier 4

The 'efficient' team at Wistrand is experienced in handling issues for lender and issuer clients. Practice head Monica Petersson, who has 'a skilled eye for details', and counsel Ulf Forsman regularly act for Akademiska Hus; they recently advised on its EMTN programme including the review of its prospectus and programme documentation. Niklas Larsson is another name to note.

Construction Tier 4

Jointly led by Jan Alexanderson and Eilert AnderssonWistrand's team provides 'great services' to development companies and international contractors, working closely with the firm's real estate group. Alexanderson assisted Eknö Hemman with the construction of condominiums to sell and rent in the Stockholm archipelago, Sandhamn.

EU and competition Tier 5

The department at Wistrand is based in Gothenburg under the leadership of Tobias Bengtsson, and assists a broad range of clients with particular expertise in the transportation, hotel and media sectors. Recent highlights include assisting Nokas with its acquisition of AVARN Security, which required clearance by the Swedish Competition Authority.

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.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate and commercial
Dispute resolution
EU and competition
Energy and environment
Entertainment and sport
Financial markets
IT and telecoms
Insolvency and restructuring
Intellectual property and media
Maritime and transport
Mergers and acquisitions
Public procurement
Real estate and construction
Special assignments
Photo Name Position Profile
Advocate Joacim Öberg  photo Advocate Joacim Öberg
Advocate Eilert Andersson  photo Advocate Eilert Andersson
Advocate Tobias Bengtsson  photo Advocate Tobias Bengtsson
Advocate Mattias Boqvist  photo Advocate Mattias Boqvist
Advocate Peter Brandt  photo Advocate Peter Brandt
 Ida Dahlborg photo Ida Dahlborg
Advocate Per Dalemo  photo Advocate Per Dalemo
Advocate Erik Dreijer  photo Advocate Erik Dreijer
Advocate Lars Gahnström  photo Advocate Lars Gahnström
Advocate Johan Gregow  photo Advocate Johan Gregow
Advocate Tomas Hecht  photo Advocate Tomas Hecht
Advocate Mårten Hulterström  photo Advocate Mårten Hulterström
Advocate Rickard Jonason  photo Advocate Rickard Jonason
Advocate Hendrik Kangasmuukko  photo Advocate Hendrik Kangasmuukko
Advocate Maria Kosteska Fägerquist  photo Advocate Maria Kosteska Fägerquist
Advocate Jörgen Larsson  photo Advocate Jörgen Larsson
Advocate Rudolf Laurin  photo Advocate Rudolf Laurin
Advocate Vilhelm Nyström  photo Advocate Vilhelm Nyström
Advocate Anne-Marie Pouteaux  photo Advocate Anne-Marie Pouteaux
Advocate Tove Rosén Johansson  photo Advocate Tove Rosén Johansson
Advocate Henrik Saalman  photo Advocate Henrik Saalman
Avvocato Kristofer Selvin  photo Avvocato Kristofer Selvin
Advocate Emilie Steen  photo Advocate Emilie Steen
Advocate Lars Thunberg  photo Advocate Lars Thunberg
Advocate Erik Ullberg  photo Advocate Erik Ullberg
Advocate Johannes Wårdman  photo Advocate Johannes Wårdman
Advocate Martin Wedén  photo Advocate Martin Wedén
Advocate Jörgen Wistrand  photo Advocate Jörgen Wistrand
Number of lawyers : 139
at this office : 82
Other office : Stockholm