CMS Wistrand > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

CMS Wistrand
Regeringsgatan 65
103 93 Stockholm

Sweden > Insolvency Tier 1

CMS Wistrand’s insolvency group handles traditional insolvency work, regularly acting as court-appointed trustees, as well as debt restructuring work for banks and corporations. The team is well known for its expertise in insurance-related bankruptcies and liquidations as well as for acting in contentious bankruptcy cases generally. Fredrik Thor, who regularly acts as bankruptcy trustee, administrator in company reorganisations and liquidator, leads the Stockholm-based team, which focuses on matters in the financial services, insurance, IT and real estate spaces. With considerable creditor and debtor-side experience, Jörgen Wistrand heads up the Gothenburg team, which is especially active in the manufacturing and auto sectors. Christian Bergqvist‘s extensive experience includes handling international Chapter 11 cases. Anders Nilsson is a key contact, recently advising on several complex bankruptcies in a variety of sectors, while specialist counsel Nina Baecklund handles insolvencies.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Thor; Jörgen Wistrand

Other key lawyers:

Anders Nilsson; Christian Bergqvist; Tove Rosén Johansson; Niklas Körling; Nina Baecklund


‘A very experienced team with in-depth expertise in insolvency litigation.’

‘Anders Nilsson is one of the most brilliant insolvency lawyers in the Swedish market. He is calm, easy to work with and has in-depth knowledge when it comes to insolvency-related litigation.’

‘Fredrik Thor has broad expert knowledge and applies a very pragmatic and commercial approach to insolvency advice.’

‘Tove Rosén Johansson has a balanced and professional perspective and a structured approach to protecting businesses, providing advice relevant to the situation and needs of clients.’

‘Niklas Körling is commercial and attentive. Nina Baecklund is service minded and professional.’

‘A strong team with good lawyers that are used to handling big cases.’

‘Wistrand’s insolvency team is efficient and effective.’

‘They are very knowledgeable regarding bankruptcy and insolvency matters, with a lot of experience in handling such cases.’

Key clients

Detur Group

Kungsörs Hem AB

Quinn Investments Sweden AB

Gigstr AB in bankruptcy

Aros Bygg & Förvaltning AB

Hungry Kitchens Sweden AB

Future Dining AB


Maderna Fonder AB

Society Icon AB

Food For Progress Group

Spacem2 For Smart Living AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Maderna Fonder AB in relation to security and tailored finance documentation.
  • Appointed as bankruptcy trustee to Kungsörs Hem AB, a real estate company with rental housing properties located in Kungsör, Sweden.
  • Represented Food For Progress Group in bankruptcy proceedings.

Sweden > Real estate Tier 1

CMS Wistrand has an excellent reputation for advising on commercial real estate and developments, and is especially highly regarded for its expertise in real estate tax. The practice is jointly led by Tommy Grönberg, who is based in Stockholm, and Gothenburg-based Lars Gahnström. Grönberg specialises in real estate finance work, and Gahnström handles real estate M&A, planning and construction matters, and real estate management issues. Jan Alexanderson is well versed in commercial tenancy law and real estate litigation. Fredrik Råsberg and Martina Blomberg Roald are both highly experienced in real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Tommy Grönberg; Lars Gahnström

Other key lawyers:


‘Jan Alexanderson has seniority, experience and common sense.’

‘Very quick to respond. Agile and fast to get themselves acquainted with the matter at hand.’

‘Tommy Grönberg is a top-notch lawyer, and I would recommend him to anyone.’

‘Excellent lawyers with a pragmatic approach when needed.’

‘Fredrik Råsberg is always calm and knowledgeable, and is an excellent lawyer.’

‘Fredrik Råsberg – Broad expertise and a great deal of commercial knowledge which reflects in how he is strategic, engaged and always one step ahead. Phenomenal leader internally at the firm, which reflects on his employees in their work and how they evolve.’

‘Martina Blomberg Roald– Broad expertise and attentive to her clients wishes, always available and one step ahead.’

Key clients

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden (SBB)

Inlog Holding AB

Fastpartner AB

Nordic Choice Hotels

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Atlasmuren Fastigheter AB

Magnora AB

Propellern Fastighetsutveckling Trollhättan AB

Stena Line Scandinavia AB

Hufvudstaden AB


Work highlights

  • Advised SBB on its sale of 50% in the joint venture Svenska Myndighetsbyggnader to Kåpan Pensioner.
  • Advised Inlog Holding AB on the sale of two logistic properties to Blackrock.
  • Advised SBB on the sale of 23 properties to Gladsheim.

Sweden > Insurance Tier 2

CMS Wistrand’s insurance practice advises a range of clients, including both domestic and international insurers, on a variety of matters, with particular strength in W&I and professional liability insurance. Jörgen Eklund in Stockholm, who has notable expertise in the tech sector, leads the team alongside Gothenburg-based Johan Gregow, who specialises in disputes under liability insurance policies, subrogation disputes, and claims under M&A insurance. Magnus Forssman offers considerable expertise in W&I insurance.

Practice head(s):

Jörgen Eklund; Johan Gregow

Other key lawyers:


‘Jörgen Eklund is very good and gives sound advice from a business perspective.’

‘Wistrand has a wide range of expertise.’

‘An extremely knowledgeable and experienced team.’


Key clients

Anticimex Insurance


Kalix Wind AB







Stena Oil AB

Stena Metall AB

Fu-Gen AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Anticimex Insurance on both pan-Nordic and Swedish co-insurance and re-insurance schemes as well as ongoing contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • Advised several major underwriters in relation to W&I insurance for numerous Swedish M&A transactions, handling matters such as warranty insurance coverage, claims processes and policy drafting work.
  • Successfully represented wind energy company Kalix Wind in a dispute in the municipal court with its insurer.

Sweden > Shipping Tier 2

Ida Dahlborg and Kristofer Selvin jointly lead CMS Wistrand’s Gothenburg-based shipping and transport practice, which has recently advised on ferry and roll-on roll-off operations as well as port agreement negotiations. Selvin has considerable experience advising major ferry operators in relation to port agreements; he also handles domestic and cross-border ship sale and ship finance transactions. Dahlborg’s broad practice includes marine insurance, charterparty and marine energy matters.

Practice head(s):

Ida Dahlborg; Kristofer Selvin

Key clients

Stena Line Scandinavia AB

Sweden > Tax Tier 2

CMS Wistrand’s sizeable tax department handles a wide variety of mandates, providing tax advice and support on M&A, financings, real estate deals, and restructurings. The team also acts for clients in appeals, audits and investigations. Peter Sandberg, in Stockholm, specialises in tax matters concerning cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings, and leads the practice alongside Gothenburg-based Peter Brandt, who has over 20 years’ experience in the tax field, particularly in Swedish and international income tax matters. Brandt represents clients in the real estate, construction, life sciences, IT, and sports sectors, among others, while senior counsel Conny Otteland has a strong track record in advising international clients.

Practice head(s):

Peter Sandberg; Peter Brandt

Other key lawyers:

Johan Linder Säverman; Conny Otteland


‘They provide timely responses, no matter what the question or size of the task!’

‘Peter Brandt is exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable in tax legislation. He always navigates all tax-related challenges diligently, avoiding unnecessary cost and complexity, without compromising the objectives at hand.’

‘Interaction with Wistrand is really helpful and facilitating. Efficiency and effectiveness are also traits that come to mind thinking about the Wistrand team.’

Key clients

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (SBB)

Älvstranden Utveckling AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Älvstranden Utveckling AB, which is the city of Gothenburg’s development organisation, regarding tax matters connected to the biggest development stall in modern times in the city of Gothenburg.

Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 3

CMS Wistrand’s banking and finance practice, with a presence in both Stockholm and Gothenburg, has a particularly strong reputation for its shipping, export and real estate finance expertise as well as its financial regulations experience. Stockholm-based Håkan Lindgren leads the practice alongside Kristofer Selvin in Gothenburg. Monica Petersson advises banks and blue-chip corporates on all aspects of debt financing, including syndicated loans and derivatives work, while Ulf Forsman focuses on secured lending as well as export, acquisition, and receivables financings.

Practice head(s):

Håkan Lindgren; Kristofer Selvin

Other key lawyers:


‘The individuals at Wistrand are undeniably of the highest professional calibre, a fact epitomised by Håkan Lindgren. His extensive experience is unparalleled.’

‘Ulf Forsman is an outstanding lawyer within banking and finance.’

‘Håkan Lindgren is able to solve complicated problems in a very intelligent way.’

‘Håkan Lindgren is a great negotiator, super knowledgeable, and an overall nice guy.’

‘A professional team that is highly responsive and quickly cuts through to the key points.’

‘Wistrand’s banking and finance practice is a beacon of excellence in both Stockholm and Gothenburg, uniquely combining deep-rooted legal expertise with innovative modern solutions. Their seasoned team offers tailor-made, globally-informed solutions.’

‘The banking and finance team is well placed in the market, very responsive and provides on the spot advice.’

‘An excellent team with very good coordination between the finance/banking team and the real estate team.’

Key clients


AB Svensk Exportkredit



Euroclear Sweden AB

Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG

Akademiska Hus AB

Danske Bank

PNC Bank, National Association

Credit Agricole Bank

SBB (Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden AB)


Mycronic AB

Maderna Fonder AB

Möller & Partners

Savills Investment Management (Nordics)

Svenska Bostadsfonden

Work highlights

  • Advised Niam Nordic VII AB in connection with an acquisition financing in relation to multi-let office property located in the Gothenburg area.
  • Advised Neobo Fastigheter AB on a substantial number of secured term loans and secured revolving credits, which were part of a complete spin-off from the listed company Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB.
  • Advised Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden AB on a substantial number of secured term loans and secured revolving credits.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

CMS Wistrand’s full-service transactional team focuses on mid-market Swedish and cross-border M&A matters, with particular strength in the media, IT, industrials, leisure, healthcare, and auto sectors. Ólafur Steindórsson, who primarily handles small and mid-cap transactions and with a broad client base in the tech and ESG spaces, leads the Stockholm team. Per Dalemo, known for advising both investors and shareholders on Nordic matters, is head of the Gothenburg M&A practice. Robert Kullgren focuses on international matters and heads the firm’s German desk.

Practice head(s):

Ólafur Steindórsson; Per Dalemo

Other key lawyers:

Robert Kullgren; Fredrik Råsberg; Vilhelm Nyström; Henrik Aurelius


‘Per Dalemo is an intelligent lawyer, always on top of the matters at hand and available whenever senior power is needed.’

‘Fredrik Råsberg is always calm, knowledgeable and is an excellent lawyer.’

‘Robert Kullgren has impressive strategic skills and is very quick to identify the key value drivers of a case and transaction. He is an extremely shrewd negotiator and always knows which battles to yield in order to win the war (while still keeping the counterparty happy!).’

‘Vilhelm Nyström is very business minded, focuses on what is important and knows exactly where to put in extra resources. He is also very available.’

‘Robert Kullgren is fast, smart, deal-oriented, razor sharp, easy to work with, and always available – a great partner in making business happen. Henrik Aurelius is brilliant: dedicated, detail oriented, and delivering value for money.’

‘A team of excellent lawyers with a pragmatic approach when needed.’

‘The team either has impressive knowledge of the industry and company already prior to commencing the transaction process, or is very eager and fast to learn about it. They are very engaged and committed, available 24/7 and generally are nice people.’

‘Wistrand is a deal making firm. They are fast, easy to work with and straightforward in their dealings.’

Key clients

Petter A. Stordalen (Nordic Choice Hotels)

Schibsted Media Group

Stena Group



Scienta Scientific

Almi Invest




Strawberry Living

Formica Capital


B3 Consulting Group








Vertiseit AB (publ)

Burgsvik Group AB (Rasta Group AB)


Mayr-Melnhof Holz

Spring Media




Miracle Mill

Work highlights

  • Advised on the divestment of a majority stake in Pangea Property Partners to Colliers.
  • Advised management and minority shareholders in connection with their partial sale of shares in connection with the divestment by GRO Fund I and Kirk Kapital of its majority stake in manufacturing-focused CPQ software provider Tacton to Rubicon Technology Partners.
  • Advised Fu-Gen on the acquisition of a 93 MW operational wind farm in Sweden.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 3

CMS Wistrand’s dispute resolution team is particularly well known for its professional liability expertise as well as for handling public procurement, insurance, and real estate disputes. Stockholm-based Jörgen Eklund, who specialises in insurance, professional liability, med-tech and M&A cases, leads the practice alongside Johan Gregow in Gothenburg, who also focuses on insurance disputes as well as construction and investment-related arbitrations. Harry Bergman has considerable domestic and international arbitration experience.

Practice head(s):

Jörgen Eklund; Johan Gregow

Other key lawyers:

Harry Bergman; Mattias Boqvist; Maria Kosteska Fägerqvist


‘Wistrand are unique in so many different ways. They always have the customer in focus and are extremely helpful with everything.’

‘Jörgen Eklund is very good with a lot of practical experience.’

‘Harry Bergman is one of the stars of Swedish litigation and arbitration. He has a very good client manner and is also a fantastic advocate in court. When he is counsel, he is tireless in his pursuit of success for his client. When he is arbitrator, he is fair-minded and commercially sensible.’

‘Maria Kosteska Fägerqvist is really engaged in every part of her work. She is quick, responsive, intelligent and creative.’

‘Harry Bergman has the ability to handle really complex and big cases.’

‘Mattias Boqvist is a very flexible and careful individual who really makes clients feel at ease in every given situation.’

‘Wistrand’s dispute resolution practice is one of the best in Sweden. They are the sort of lawyers whom you would always want to have on your side: likeable, tenacious, extremely diligent and knowledgeable.’

‘They are business oriented, service minded, easy to get in touch with, they take initiative, and suggest steps forward based on their experience and knowledge.’

Key clients

Arvato Finans


Nordic Choice

Saab Automobile in bankruptcy

Schibsted Group

Stena Group

Swedish Football

Zurich Insurance plc (Ireland)

WL Care

Swedish National Grid

Momentux & Co

Hamngatan 37 Intressenter /Oy Vey Capital

Kalix Wind

Slättö Property Fund(s)


Gillbo Fastigheter AB

The Bankruptcy Estate of LSAB

CRTG (Sweden) Engineering

Liseberg AB

Videoslots Ltd

Gysinge Skogar

HB Stämpeln

Finansiell Stabilitet

Disab Rental AB

Sweden > Employment Tier 3

CMS Wistrand’s employment practice is particularly strong at handling the employment aspects of M&A transactions as well as cases concerning collective bargaining agreements and trade secrets, especially in the construction sector. Jakob Bernander leads the Stockholm team and has experience advising domestic and international clients on transactions, reorganisations, TUPE issues, and dismissals. Jörgen Larsson, who focuses on trade secrets infringements, collective bargaining agreements, and regulatory issues, oversees the Gothenburg office alongside Maria Kosteska Fägerquist, whose practice covers trade union negotiations, TUPE work, dismissals, and work environment matters.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Bernander; Jörgen Larsson; Maria Kosteska Fägerquist


‘Their commitment and professionalism is outstanding and the work they produce is of a high quality. The communication style is also very pleasant.’

‘Jörgen Larsson is a standout performer in the area when it comes to understanding the Swedish labour market and its international ties. One thing that clearly separates him from others is his deep understanding of the implications of the practice of collective bargaining agreements in the Swedish market. He understands how this is put into practice on an operational level in an organisation.’

‘Jörgen Larsson and Maria Kosteska Fägerquist are outstanding employment lawyers, both very professional and friendly.’

‘A strong team with excellent response times.’

‘The team acts professionally and has very deep and broad competence within their areas of expertise. They also have efficient working methods.’

‘Their individuals act professionally and efficiently and have great knowledge in their respective fields.’

Key clients

Swedish Construction Federation

Nordic Choice Hotels

Work highlights

  • Representing the Swedish Construction Federation in a number of disputes with the Swedish trade union Byggnads concerning collective bargaining agreements.
  • Regularly assisting Nordic Choice Hotels with general employment matters and also work environment matters.

Sweden > Energy Tier 3

CMS Wistrand’s energy practice is an established presence in the market, advising major domestic clients operating in the electricity, district heating, gas, biomass and renewable energy sectors. Gothenburg-based practice head Rudolf Laurin is particularly strong handling regulatory issues and acquisitions concerning biomass, gas, wind and solar power production. Emilie Steen plays a key role in the team, specialising in wind power plants.

Practice head(s):

Rudolf Laurin

Other key lawyers:


‘Rudolf Laurin is agile, committed, and demonstrates a professionalism that is based on many years of experience.’ 

‘A senior team with vast experience in negotiations and business agreements.’

Key clients

ib Vogt AB

Neova AB

Deep Wind Offshore DWO Sverige AB

Spawer Kraft AB

Göteborg Energi Nät AB

Sesol AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Göteborg Energi Nät in relation to the construction of high voltage lines, including on the permit application process.
  • Advising Neova AB on the establishment of a new 60 hectare energy peat extraction site in Grimsås.
  • Advising Fu-Gen on its acquisition of Havsnäs Vindkraft AB, which operates a 93MW wind power facility with 47 wind turbine generators in Jämtland.

Sweden > Environment Tier 3

CMS Wistrand’s environment practice is an established presence in the market that counts major players among its client base, specialising in matters concerning contaminated land, environmental damages, and waste handling and treatment. Gothenburg-based Rudolf Laurin has over 30 years’ experience in environmental matters, while Emilie Steen, also in Gothenburg, has experience litigating before the Land and Environmental Courts in waste facility, contamination and permitting matters.

Practice head(s):

Rudolf Laurin

Other key lawyers:

Emilie Steen; Emilia Ohlin


‘Rudolf Laurin is very experienced. He is very responsive to clients’ situations and has an ability to find practical solutions.’

‘A very experienced and dedicated team with broad competence in the environmental field.’

Key clients

Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB

Göteborg Energi AB

Deep Wind Offshore DWO Sverige AB

Spawer Kraft AB

Environmental Resources

Skogsägarna Mellanskog Ekonomisk förening

Västsvenska Miljökonsult/Hål i Betong i Världen AB

Gasum Clean Gas Solutions AB

Panier Svenska AB and Svanskog AB

Etikhus AB

Anticimex AB

Lidl Sverige KB

Work highlights

  • Advising Göteborg Energi AB in relation to the development of the Rya CHP plant in Gothenburg, an investment of more than SEK2bn.
  • Advising Deep Wind Offshore in relation to the construction of two new offshore wind farms located in the Swedish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Baltic Sea.
  • Advising Scandinavian Enviro Systems in relation to the establishment of a plant where end-of-life tires are recycled to recover valuable raw materials such as carbon black, oil and steel.

Sweden > Construction Tier 4

CMS Wistrand’s construction team works as part of a wider real estate offering within the firm, assisting clients with all contentious and non-contentious matters across the full lifecycle of a project. The group has particular expertise in advising on the early phases of project developments, particularly in relation to procurement and contractual matters. Jan Alexanderson, who is well versed in handling contentious and non-contentious construction matters, co-heads the practice with dispute resolution expert Eilert Andersson. Senior associate Tobias Svadling is ‘outstanding’.

Practice head(s):

Jan Alexanderson; Eilert Andersson

Other key lawyers:


‘The availability of knowledgeable and experienced lawyers. Short lead times from contact to execution.’

‘Eilert Andersson has knowledge, experience, and understanding.’

‘Jan Alexanderson has seniority and experience.’

‘When you have Eilert as your lawyer, half the battle is won. Very few are as good as he is.’

‘ Tobias Svadling was our contact. Very professional, competent and pleasant. I learned a lot from Tobias thanks to his manner of explaining, advising on, and guiding our case. Outstanding!’

‘The team has been attentive and has contributed their experience and expertise to formulate something that is tailored to our operations.’

‘ Tobias Svadling is a person we’ve had for both contract formulation and for educating our staff in construction law. He’s always willing to go the extra mile, being present for our personnel and also dedicating time afterward to create questions that helped us managers assess our employees’ competence and learning.’

‘Great collaboration and outstanding performance. The team has ability to understand your specific needs as a client with a quick response in your matter of legal advice. ’

Key clients

Sesol AB

SjötorpsHus AB

Firesafe Sverige AB

Unit i Sverige AB

Scandinavian Property Group AB

Praktikertjänst Fastigheter

Alma Property Partners AB

Strawberry Properties AB

Nordic Choice Hotels

Castellum Aktiebolag

Aarsleff Ground Engineering AB

Carlbergs i Göteborg AB

Svenska kraftnät

Inlog Holding AB

City i samverkan (City in cooperation)

Sweden > Intellectual property and media Tier 4

The practice at CMS Wistrand is well known for advising on IP transactions and litigation. The department is jointly led by Stockholm-based Christel Rockström and Erik Ullberg, who is based in the Gothenburg office. Rockström has expertise in media and data privacy matters, and Ullberg has established strength in advising on marketing issues.

Practice head(s):

Christel Rockström; Erik Ullberg


‘Great firm, great team of lawyers. Experts in their field. Responsive and the advice is clear and concise, with clear risk assessments.’

‘Very responsive and clear in their advice, they take a pragmatic approach and focus on finding creative solutions.’

‘Hands-on, pragmatic and a full-service offering providing broad competence with edge where needed. The lawyers that I have worked with showcase a combination of technical expertise, business pragmatism and interpersonal skills. Down-to-earth and nice to work with on smaller but also large cap deals.’

Key clients

Schibsted Media Group

Nordic Choice Hotels

Stena Group


The Swedish Hockey League (SHL)



Input Interiör


Work highlights

  • Assisted Einride AB with a broad range of IP matters, including agreements with suppliers of software and hardware within autonomous driving technology and remote control (including 5G).
  • Assisting Nordic Choice Hotel with IP-related issues concerning joint ventures and the launch of new hotels and restaurants.

Sweden > IT and telecoms Tier 4

CMS Wistrand has a solid track record in handling a broad range of IT and telecoms matters, and reports an increase in instructions relating to data protection and security issues. Martin Wedén heads up the practice, and advises on corporate and commercial issues. Erik Ullberg handles IP and marketing matters.

Practice head(s):

Martin Wedén

Other key lawyers:

Erik Ullberg; Magnus Forssman


‘Interaction with Wistrands is really helpful.’

Efficiency and effectiveness are traits that come to mind thinking about the Wistrand team.’

‘The practice’s unique strength lies in experience with us as a client, experience and understanding of projects in general and especially of IT projects.’

‘Our contact Martin Wedén has shown great understanding to our challenges, and he has been very supportive in reaching our objectives and minimizing risk in the cooperation with partners.’

Key clients

Stena Stål AB

Anticimex AB

Schibsted Media Group

Scienta Omnicron

Scienta Scientific AB

The Swedish Hockey League (SHL)

Medtronic AB

Meitner AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Stena Stål AB on contract negotiations for the replacement of several business applications with a new common enterprise resource planning system based on Microsoft Dynamics 365.
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Jan Alexanderson photo Advocate Jan Alexanderson Partner.
Torbjörn Alklid photo Advocate Torbjörn Alklid Specialist Counsel
Nils Alpman photo Advocate Nils Alpman Partner.
Niklas Alvestrand Körling photo Advocate Niklas Alvestrand Körling Partner
Charles Arbro photo Advocate Charles Arbro Partner
Nina Baecklund photo Advocate Nina Baecklund Specialist Counsel
Harry Bergman photo Advocate Harry Bergman Partner
Christian Bergqvist photo Advocate Christian Bergqvist Partner.
Jakob Bernander photo Advocate Jakob Bernander Partner.
Gunnar Blomberg photo Advocate Gunnar Blomberg Partner.
Martina Blomberg Roald photo Advocate Martina Blomberg Roald Partner
Emil Dalén photo Advocate Emil Dalén Specialist Counsel
Jörgen Eklund photo Advocate Jörgen Eklund Partner.
Per  Englund photo Advocate Per Englund Partner
Lennart Ernstson photo Advocate Lennart Ernstson Partner.
Ulf Forsman photo Advocate Ulf Forsman Partner
Magnus Forssman photo Advocate Magnus Forssman Partner.
Tommy Grönberg photo Advocate Tommy Grönberg Partner
Lars Hasp photo Advocate Lars Hasp Partner.
Mats Hilmersson photo Advocate Mats Hilmersson Partner.
Erik Hygrell photo Advocate Erik Hygrell Partner.
Anders Isgren photo Advocate Anders Isgren Partner.
Josefin Jansson photo Advocate Josefin Jansson Specialist Counsel
Marek Keller photo Advocate Marek Keller Partner
Niklas Larsson photo Advocate Niklas Larsson Partner
Peter Lexenberg photo Advocate Peter Lexenberg Partner.
Johan Linder Säverman photo Advocate Johan Linder Säverman Specialist Counsel
Håkan Lindgren photo Advocate Håkan Lindgren Partner.
Christian Luthman photo Advocate Christian Luthman Partner
Anders Nilsson photo Advocate Anders Nilsson Partner.
Conny Otteland photo Advocate Conny Otteland Senior Counsel
Victor Palm photo Advocate Victor Palm Specialist Counsel
Monica Petersson photo Advocate Monica Petersson Partner
Fredrik Råsberg photo Advocate Fredrik Råsberg Partner.
Christel Rockström photo Advocate Christel Rockström Partner.
Louise Rodebjer photo Advocate Louise Rodebjer Partner
Andreas Rönnheden photo Advocate Andreas Rönnheden Partner
Peter Sandberg photo Advocate Peter Sandberg Partner
Sascha Schaeferdiek photo Advocate Sascha Schaeferdiek Partner
Ólafur Steindórsson photo Advocate Ólafur Steindórsson Partner
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Fredrik Thor photo Advocate Fredrik Thor Partner

Your bridge to successful cross-border business in Sweden and Germany / the DACH region

Trading between Sweden and Germany has been intense ever since the Hanseatic period, which has helped both economies to grow and develop. Conducting cross-border business is now a matter of course with Germany being Sweden’s largest international trading partner today.

Our German Desk lawyers have years of experience

CMS Wistrand is one of Sweden’s leading full-service corporate law firms, and our German Desk provides legal advice to clients from the DACH region regarding Swedish law and/or by way of its project manager function. The areas of advice include the formation of a subsidiary or branch, cross-border transactions, all types of commercial agreements, labor law, disputes, as well as ongoing advice concerning daily business life in Sweden.

Our German Desk consists of Swedish and German lawyers with many years of experience in corporate law advice to clients from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. All the lawyers have trained and worked in Sweden as well as Germany.

In addition, we assist our Swedish clients with cross-border transactions, investments and other business aspects regarding the German-speaking part of the World.


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.  

CMS 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. 

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

Financial responsibility

Our aim is to consistently generate sustainable profit and fortify our financial position in both the short and long term, while maintaining harmony with our environmental and social obligations.

Environmental responsibility

We commit to operating our business in a manner that preserves our natural resources over the long term, avoiding any negative impact on the environment.

Social responsibility

Our commitment involves running our business in a way that prioritizes the health and well-being of individuals, contributing positively to the development of a thriving society.

At CMS Wistrand, we have identified six areas that we focus our sustainability work on. These focus areas are fair business practices, diversity and inclusion, working conditions, community commitment and development, environment and human rights.

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

As an international organisation with clients and employees spanning a multitude of countries, and cultures, we believe that diversity is of fundamental importance to CMS. Engaging and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our clients and their sectors is the basis for a sustainable and successful business.

All those who are part of a society – regardless of skin colour, 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
CMS 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.

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.