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Morris Law
VALLGATAN 30
41116 GOTHENBURG
Sweden

Sweden > Employment Tier 2

Morris Law‘s team, led by Martin Vildhede, has a diverse employment law practice based in Gothenburg, incorporating reorganisations, terminations, labour union negotiations and trade secrets advice. Recently, the team witnessed an increasing set of instructions pertaining to vaccination mandates, and the group is active in advising on the implementation of whistleblowing procedures. Dan Bullarbo assists with the breadth of employment disputes, while Roger Wier and Carl-Fredrik Hedenström provide support on the cross-section of HR matters, the latter for a large number of China and US-based clients.

Practice head(s):

Martin Vildhede

Testimonials

‘Responsive, knowledgeable and well prepared.’

‘Martin Vildhede and Dan Bullarbo are exceptional when it comes to labour law. Would never go anywhere else.’

‘Professional approach and excellent customer experience.’

‘Martin Vildhede is prompt in response, professional advice and thoughtful proposals that turn out to be successful solutions as always.’

‘Competent and service-minded.’

‘Martin Vildhede is a brilliant lawyer, he has great knowledge and is supportive in all legal matters. He has a way of understanding the root cause of a tricky situation and he coaches you to find the best solution. He is always following up and has fully grasped the value of customer care.’

Key clients

Dongjin Sweden AB

Sennheiser Nordic A/S

Skogssällskapet

Cellbes AB

Victoria’s Secret (Amarla)

FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT)

Hollister Limited

Teleperformance

Luxoft Sweden AB and Luxoft Inc (USA)

Work highlights

  • Advised Sennheiser on complex TUPE issues and assisted with several redundancy matters and settlement agreements with redundant employees, including stay-on bonuses and similar.
  • Advised Teleperformance on the preparation of employment agreements for senior management and other employment documentation.
  • Successfully advised CEVT on a complex mass redundancy matter involving several hundred terminations of employees/consultants and the further transformation of CEVT into the car mobility space.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Sweden > Public procurement Tier 3

Morris Law is active across both contentious and non-contentious matters in the procurement space. The team provides assistance to clients across a broad range of sectors in the preparation of tenders, while its contentious practice includes handling review procedures in the administrative courts and the administrative courts of appeal. Linda Dahlström leads the team, with Roger Wier and Martin Vildhede also key figures in the practice; Wier is noted for his focus on the construction sector, while Vildhede is frequently instructed on disputes.

Practice head(s):

Linda Dahlström

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very customer-focused and flexible and has specifically helped me with questions regarding Public Procurement in Sweden.’

‘Linda Dahlström is very customer-focused and flexible. You can have quick conversations about Public Procurement without making it a big deal and high rates.’

‘Always available and quick to answer if we have hade any issues. Virtual contact works perfectly.’

‘Very engaged and makes an effort to understand complicated branch-specific facts and at the same time informs client about the legal questions that have influence on the same.’

‘With a fairly large team and two experienced and well trained partners, the Morris team is able to solve all types of public procurement-related legal issues.’

‘Roger Wier and Martin Vildhede are extremely experienced and have an unproblematic view to solving problems.’

‘We switched law firm a few years back to Morris, and we have not once regretted our decision! The Morris Team is unique in its pragmatic approach and the success they have had for us. Roger Wier and Martin Vildhede are exceptional, together with the rest of the team.’

‘Martin Vildhede and Roger Wier are brilliant lawyers all around – they go the extra mile to ensure success almost every time.’

Key clients

Eurofins Environment Sweden Testing AB/Eurofins Water Testing Sweden AB

White arkitekter AB

Coloplast AB

Tuve Bygg AB

Essunga Plantskola AB

Geomatikk Sverige AB

Baneservice Scandinavia AB

Brion Invest Group AB

Solar Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Advising White arkitekter on public procurement matters.
  • Advising Eurofins on day to day legal advice within the field of public procurement, from assisting in disputes to strategic advice in the field of public procurement.
  • Assisting Brion Invest group within the field of public procurement when taking part in tendering procedures and carrying out contracts, as well as review procedures.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The Corporate and M&A practice group at Morris Law covers mid-size M&A deals within the energy, manufacturing, consumer product, and life sciences sectors. Racine Ashjari focuses on the acquisition and sale of investment and owner-managed companies, while Carl Friberg handles the acquisition and sale of non-listed companies. Olof Myhrman acts for private equity houses, investors, industrial clients and entrepreneurs, and group head Martin Prager advises Swedish and international corporate clients and private equity sponsors on Swedish and cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Very professional and committed team with strong business sense.’

‘Martin Prager – very solid lawyer with the ability to build trust among all involved parties. Strong business sense and negotiating skills.’

‘Full service law firm which always focuses on giving good, practical and commercial advice. Always available and easy to work with.’

‘Olof Myhrman and Martin Prager are excellent ambassadors for the firm’s strengths.’

Key clients

Christian Berner Tech Trade AB

Proffice

Ramirent AB

Estea AB

JOOL Capital AB

Data Respons ASA

New Wave Group AB

Investment AB Spiltan

Peltarion AB

Relate Invest AB

RCL Holding AB

Provobis Holding AB

JCE Invest

Ceder Capital

E-Gain AB

Keller & Kalmbach GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Ramirent AB on the acquisition of MaskinSlussen AB.
  • Advised owners of the construction group Vestia Group AB on the investment company Ratos becoming the new main owner.
  • Advising Christian Berner Tech Trade AB on its acquisitions.

Sweden > Construction Tier 4

Morris Law provides advice on real estate and construction issues, including real estate transactions, project development work, joint ventures, construction projects, environmental issues, land parcelling work, detail planning mandates, building permits and infringement issues. The team is led by Andréa Dahrén, who has extensive experience in real estate and property law and primarily focus on property developments.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Morris Law team really wishes to understand and support the business. They understand your point of view and do their upmost to give you proper advice. Not making things more difficult if not needed but also pointing out if there is more to consider.’

‘Jonas Du Rietz’s main expertise is real estate law and he has a thorough general understanding of law that makes him valuable as a contact person for the different legal topics that we encounter.’

Key clients

SEB Investment Management AB

Nordstans samfällighetsförening

K21 Entreprenad AB

The Carlyle Group (CEREP fund)

Ramirent AB

Capio

Selbergs Entreprenad i Umeå AB

Estea Forskaren Holdco

DEN Sweden AB

Allego Sweden AB

White Arkitekter AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted SEB Investment Management AB with the launch of the new real estate fund “SEB Arkadia Bostad”.
  • Assisted Nordstans samfällighetsförening with the development of Nordstan, one of Sweden’s leading shopping centres.
  • Assisted Ramirent AB with its involvement in the extension of Stockholm’s overground rail road services.

Sweden > Real estate Tier 4

Morris Law is frequently retained by real estate companies, funds and developers to advise on the entire real estate investment cycle, including acquisitions, construction projects, joint ventures and disposals. The group is active in a number of sectors including the logistics, retail, student accommodation, elderly home and hotel areas. Practice head Andréa Dahrén focuses on legal issues related to project developments, while also handling commercial leases, management agreements for property portfolios and land parcelling work. Nimrod Badur moved in-house.

Practice head(s):

Andréa Dahrén

Other key lawyers:

Nicklas Hansen; Malin Grünewald

Testimonials

‘Very devoted and dedicated team with deep knowledge in the relevant practice areas.’

‘Nicklas Hansen and Malin Grünewald were really committed to us as a client and were of great help and support throughout the specific process. Their assistance at the court was crucial to a successful outcome.’

‘Good availability, easy to work with, skilled.’

Key clients

I Am Home AB

Odalen Fastigheter AB

Rexbo Industrifastigheter AB

Ramirent AB

Lidl AB

Lansa Fastigheter AB

Galjaden Fastigheter AB

Nötudden Fastigheter Holding AB

Estea AB

Merx Fastighets AB

Gamla Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget SEB Trygg Liv

Maelir Fastigheter AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Galjaden Fastigheter on the sale of a property portfolio with an underlying property value of SEK870m to Nyfosa.
  • Assisted SEB Investment Management with the launch of the new real estate fund ‘SEB Arkadia Bostad’.
  • Advised Lansa Fastigheter on the acquisition of a forward funding project in Malmö.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Morris Law‘s dispute resolution team is known for its in-depth understanding of intellectual property, real estate, construction and employment disputes. The team is regularly engaged in commercial disputes at all levels of the Swedish courts and has participated in numerous matters under the rules of international arbitration institutes. Jonas Du Rietz is the practice head and specialises in construction and tenancy disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Du Rietz

Other key lawyers:

Jonas Toll; Erik Karlsson

Testimonials

‘Morris practices in litigation, lawsuits, company law, corporate transfers, construction & real estate, etc. They closely collaborate with colleagues to produce facts and achieve results. In addition, I experience as a client that the ongoing collaboration includes informative feedback that makes the process easy to follow.’

‘Erik Karlsson, who I had the privilege of having by my side, has an impressive competence combined with extreme accuracy that I have never experienced with any other firm. Erik’s way of cooperating during the investigations and negotiations was superior to the opponent. The collaboration is a winning concept.’

‘Very professional and high level of communication.’

‘Hard working. Knowledgeable.’

‘Great conformability. Great market awareness.’

‘Very focused on finding the key element in the dispute. Evaluation done if the case is worth going forward with or not. Risks/possibilities presented to me as a client and for decision on how to proceed. As a client I feel the process has been very efficient. Not only cost efficient but also time efficient. Very much appreciated.’

‘Partner Jonas Du Reitz has led the work with our case, focusing on key issues and strategy. Despite a large amount of material the analysis was done in short time and questions to us were all relevant, no extra time used. Questions from our side have all been answered, strategy explained. Billing has always been accurate.’

‘The practice comes through as modern in its ways and culture.’

Key clients

Göteborgs Stad

Varbergs kommun

JOOL Invest AB

Möbellind i Boden AB

Stadsudden Fastigheter AB

Lidl Sverige AB

Ballograf AB

Göteborgs stads parkeringsaktiebolag

Cubsec AB

If Metall Fastigheter

Pajala Förvaltning AB

HB Vattuormen

Convini

Sälta Fastigheter AB

Bostadsrättsföreningen Snöflingan AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Göteborgs Stad in ongoing court cases regarding ground rent for real properties owned by the municipality.
  • Represented Varbergs kommun in a large number of court cases regarding ground rent for real properties owned by the municipality.
  • Acted for Möbellind in a public court litigation against Möbellind’s insurance company, which has rejected Möbellind’s claims for insurance compensation for a collapsed building owned by Möbellind.

Morris Law was founded in 2014 and are now a law firm with nearly 80 employees and lawyers from various backgrounds and with different experiences. Some has a background from e.g. Setterwalls, MSA and Delphi. Together with our younger talents, this is a great mix.

In an industry that is steeped in tradition, we are forging our own path. This is based on the belief that the law can be made more transparent and presented in a better way, that payment models can and will be reviewed and challenged, that new technology is there to be used, and that business law can and will therefore represent the interests of people and businesses – not lawyers. So simple, yet so challenging – that is our big idea!

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking & finance Jörgen Sköldjorgen.skold@morrislaw.se+46 767 98 80 60
Competition law Linda Dahlströmlinda.dahlstrom@morrislaw.se+46 738 26 47 72
Compliance & internal investigations Martin Pragermartin.prager@morrislaw.se+46 700 92 43 14
Construction & real estate Nicklas Hansennicklas.hansen@morrislaw.se+46 768 68 62 31
Corporate Martin Pragermartin.prager@morrislaw.se+46 700 92 43 14
Corporate commercial Martin Pragermartin.prager@morrislaw.se+46 700 92 43 14
Dispute Jonas Du Rietzjonas.durietz@morrislaw.se+46 708 26 47 91
Employment law & pensions Martin Vildhedemartin.vildhede@morrislaw.se+46 760 22 36 54‬
Environment Christina Rydell Ahlströmchristina.rydellahlstrom@morrislaw.se+46 768 66 15 36
Equity capital markets Carl Fribergcarl.friberg@morrislaw.se+46 708 26 47 65
Insolvency & restructuring Martin Pragermartin.prager@morrislaw.se+46 700 92 43 14
Insurance Jörgen Sköldjorgen.skold@morrislaw.se+46 767 98 80 60
Intellectual property, marketing & media Siri Mårtensson Hjälmbergsiri.martensson@morrislaw.se+46 701 60 39 53
Mergers & acquisitions Martin Pragermartin.prager@morrislaw.se+46 700 92 43 14
Public procurement Linda Dahlströmlinda.dahlstrom@morrislaw.se+46 738 26 47 72
Shipping, offshore and transportation Jörgen Sköldjorgen.skold@morrislaw.se+46 767 98 80 60
Tax Robert Starckrobert.strack@morrislaw.se+46 768 27 74 13
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CLIENT: Maria Lindén Liljeström, head of legal, Real estate office at Göteborgs stad (the City of Gothenburg)
COMPANY/FIRM: Morris Law
TESTIMONIAL: Andréa Dahrén and Jonas Du Rietz helps us in a large number of disputes concerning rent for site leaseholds. Their assistance is consistently professional, committed and skilled. They deliver high quality and are also fast, flexible and very accommodating. Our close cooperation in combination with the high quality of their work has led to very satisfying results and progress in the processes. Overall, we are very pleased with their efforts.


CLIENT: Douglas Westerberg, chairman, Nötudden Fastigheter AB and Stadsudden Fastigheter AB
COMPANY/FIRM: Morris Law
TESTIMONIAL: Jonas Du Rietz is extremely knowledgeable in his field and keeps a mild and professional manner even the most intense and challenging situations. Jonas is easy to reach at all times and always replies in a timely manner


CLIENT: Lisa Holmdahl-Pedersen, head of legal, Varbergs kommun (the City of Varberg)
COMPANY/FIRM: Morris Law
TESTIMONIAL: Jonas Du Rietz helps us in a number of disputes regarding property law and plot law, concerning considerable amounts. Due to the nature of the disputes we have had a long term close cooperation. Jonas assistance is skilled within legal matters as well as strategic advice. The quality of his delivery is very high and his customer service is excellent. He is fast, flexible and very accommodating. He has a responsive approach that supports effective and prestigeless cooperation. The high quality of work Jonas has delivered has led to very satisfying results and progress. We are very pleased with his efforts and are eager to recommend him.


CLIENT: Sefkan Halbori, head of real estate, Savills, representing If Metall Fastigheter and HB Vattuormen
COMPANY/FIRM: Morris Law
TESTIMONIAL: Our collaboration with Jonas Du Rietz and Andréa Dahrén has worked brilliantly. We have an excellent dialogue, which we appreciate. We also appreciate that they always are responsive, committed and performance-oriented. They easily understand the customer´s needs, which facilitates taking the process forward. We are very satisfied with the service and the results.