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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Clients praise Bird & Bird for its 'knowledge and competence in various legal areas as well as its pragmatic approach'. The practice covers a broad range of M&A and commercial matters including joint ventures, private equity buy outs, M&A insurance work and capital markets projects, and is strong in the technology sector. Hans Svensson leads the corporate group in Sweden and acted for Avalanche Studios on its acquisition by Nordisk film, Jörgen Ekström heads up the commercial team, and managing partner Mårten Willamo leads the Nordic corporate group. Jan Byström joined the firm in 2018 from the now-defunct Byström Rooth & Partners Advokater KB.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

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The department at Bird & Bird is praised for 'combining high-quality and hands-on advice with a pragmatic approach and understanding of the client's business'. The team, led by the highly regarded Katarina Åhlberg, advises on the full gamut of employment law with additional expertise in incentives and pensions, GDPR complicance and immigration law. In a recent highlight, Åhlberg advised QlikTech on the reduction of its workforce in its operating units in Gothenburg and Lund. Counsel Ottilia Boström has a 'pragmatic and business-oriented approach based on great knowledge and experience'.

Leading individuals

Katarina Ă…hlberg - Bird & Bird

Next Generation Partners

Ottilia Boström - Bird & Bird

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

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Recognised for its technology focus, Bird & Bird has a strong international offering in IT and telecoms-related matters, including AI, big data, cyber, IT security, mobile payment and data protection work. Practice head Hans Svensson advised game developer Avalanche Studios on its €117m sale to entertainment company Nordisk Film, and senior consultant Hampus Vallien regularly assists Teracom. Other clients include Rebtel, Arm Holdings and Lexmark. Mattias Lindberg joined the firm in May 2019 from Affärsadvokaterna i Sverige AB.

Leading individuals

Mattias Lindberg - Bird & Bird

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Intellectual property and media
Intellectual property and media - ranked: tier 1

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Bird & Bird's group is highly regarded in the market thanks to an international IP practice which handles patents, litigation and trade secrets issues paired with significant expertise in the media, music and entertainment, and publishing sectors. The team is led by Gabriel Lidman and was recently bolstered by the arrival of Monique Wadsted from MAQS Advokatbyrå. Recent highlights include representing mobile payment platform Accumulate against BankID in the Patent and Marketing Court in a patent infringement dispute, patent revocation litigation and trade secret and copyright issues. Jerker Edström, Staffan Boström and Malin Ekstrand departed to establish Ström in 2018.

Leading individuals

Monique Wadsted - Bird & Bird

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Tax - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Clients praise Bird & Bird for its 'competent, driven and business-minded approach'; the team is well-versed in the tax structuring elements of real estate transactions and developments, and also handles matters in the private equity and technology sectors. Group head Carl-Magnus Uggla  is an expert in tax planning, transactional work and tax controversy issues; he recently worked with corporate lawyer Mårten Willamo to advise Tempur Sealy International on the tax elements of its joint venture with Sova. Senior counsel Staffan Anderson specialises in international tax issues, and senior associate Victor Stålblad is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Carl-Magnus Uggla - Bird & Bird

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