Firm Profile > Bird & Bird > Stockholm, Sweden

Bird & Bird
NORRLANDSGATAN 15
BOX 7714
103 95 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Intellectual property and media Tier 1

Bird & Bird is a premier name in the fields of media and entertainment, gambling, sports and publishing, owing to the reputation of practice co-head Monique Wadsted. Common instructions pertain to licensing and distribution work, rights protection matters, financings and cutting-edge issues relating to user-generated content exploitation. Market-leading publishers, studios and media groups are standard clients. Co-head Gabriel Lidman has a pan-Nordic IP practice covering all forms of IP litigation, ranging from trade secrets claims and copyright infringements to patent litigation in the technology sector. Commercial and transactional IP work is also regularly handled by the group.

Practice head(s):

Gabriel Lidman; Monique Wadsted

Key clients

Accumulate AB

Monster Beverage Corporation

Elsevier B.V., Elsevier Ltd. and Elsevier Inc.

3GIS Infrastructure Services AB

Lalalaland Consulting AB (previously Odyssey Insight AB)

IT and telecoms Tier 2

The tech and comms group is a key team at Bird & Bird, fielding a bench of experts that provides cutting-edge advice to an international client roster. Mattias Lindberg and practice head Hans Svensson regularly handle complex commercial agreements, tech-focused M&A, digital transformation projects and outsourcing negotiations. The group also has robust regulatory knowledge of emerging technologies such as AI, fintech and the Internet of Things products. The twobirds Client Solutions platform is utilised to keep clients up to date on fast-developing legal trends.

Practice head(s):

Hans Svensson

Other key lawyers:

Mattias Lindberg

Testimonials

‘The team was flexible, skilled and pragmatic.’

‘Mattias Lindberg was very pragmatic and not too law firmy.’

Key clients

TAG

Accumulate AB

AB Svensk Bilprovning

Vitruvian Partners

Kontakta

Atomia AB

RCO Security AB

Stripe

Amadeus

Åke Sundvall Byggnads AB

Collectum

Contiga

HeidelbergCement Group

Allmänna reklamationsnämnden

Rebtel

Tax Tier 2

Bird & Bird’s tax practice is particularly well equipped to provide the full scope of advice to Swedish and international real estate funds, banks and private equity funds. Practice head Carl-Magnus Uggla applies his extensive experience to cross-border tax planning projects, corporate and M&A issues, fund formations, VAT determinations and investigations by the Swedish Tax Authority. Senior associate Victor Stålblad is an expert regarding the taxation of incentive schemes and related litigation, while senior counsel Staffan Anderson is retained by high-net-worth individuals on international and entrepreneur tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Carl-Magnus Uggla

Other key lawyers:

Victor Stålblad; Staffan Anderson

Key clients

2Many Freckles AB

Accountor AB

AF Gruppen

AirBnB

Ålandsbanken

ARM

Bain

Barings (Core Property Fund Europe)

Besqab

Boliden

Citi Group

Consensum Produktion AB

Delivery Hero

Deutsche Bank UK

Etraveli

Hiscox

HSB Projektpartner

Läkarleasing AB

Lateral Management

Live Nation

Mattssons Fastighetsutveckling AB

NorthStream AB

Oivor AB

Qvarts AB

Scandic

Shellback Industries

Shellback Industries AB

Telia

Tempur Sealy

TV4

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate practice group at Bird & Bird houses Stockholm head Hans Svensson and Mårten Willamo, who is head of Nordic operations. Investment platforms, private equity houses and corporates across the media, IT, telecoms, life sciences and retail sectors engage the team on the breadth of M&A activity. Co-head Mattias Lindberg’s commercial practice is highly sought after in cutting-edge sectors for strategic agreements, joint ventures and digital transformation projects. The twoBirds Client Solutions platform offers an array of AI tools for efficient project management and monitoring.

Practice head(s):

Hans Svensson; Mårten Willamo; Mattias Lindberg

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Grotenfelt

Testimonials

‘Commercial and practical approach, available when needed.’

‘The team coordinated well with in-house and outside stakeholders to make sure that all tasks were identified and completed in correct sequence. We were very impressed with the dedication of the B&B team.’

‘We were very impressed with Caroline Grotenfelt. Not only is she an outstanding attorney, she is also a great project manager. She coordinated preparation and timely execution of legal agreements by B&B offices and other law firms in multiple jurisdictions. Her communications were always clear and concise. Finally, she is a very gracious host.’

‘The team are very proactive and solutions focused.’

‘Mårten Willamo is fantastic to work with. He takes a thoughtful and commercial approach and delivers advice in a clear way.’

Key clients

CapMan Group

Vitruvian Partners

Capgemini

eEquity

Lhoist S.A.

TAG/Trust Anchor Group AB

Hjerta Norden AB

Citi Group

Eurobattery Minerals AB

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

Liv ihop AB

Beta Film GmbH

Destia

Creades AB

RNB Retail and Brands AB

Chromogenics AB

Botnia Exploration Holding AB

Tempur Sealy International, Inc.

Rebtel Group

3G Infrastructure Services AB

Kontakta Sverige Service AB

AB Svensk Bilprovning

RCO Security AB

Atomia AB

Åke Sundvall Byggnads AB

Contiga AB

HeidelbergCement Sweden AB

The First Swedish Pension Fund (Första AP-fonden)

The Third Swedish Pension Fund (Tredje AP-fonden)

The Fourth Swedish P

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Bird & Bird handles data privacy and data protection matters in the life sciences and technology sectors, regularly involving sensitive patient data. Practice head Mattias Lindberg advises on cybersecurity and data breach compliance issues and audits; he was recently instructed by a data controller on a high-profile data breach. Other highlights include assisting with international data transfers and risk assessment reviews for telecoms clients. GDPR compliance is facilitated by the firm’s Bird & Bird Privacy Solutions product.

Practice head(s):

Mattias Lindberg

Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird’s extensive experience and deep legal and technical knowledge makes our process for data privacy and its protection correct, lean and very powerful. Our collaboration with Bird & Bird provides value for our customers in knowing our solutions can be trusted and compliant with the current legislation. For us there is no reason to turn to anyone else than Bird & Bird.’

‘The Bird & Bird process for adapting new GDPR regulations and practices stands out. A truly lean and efficient approach.’

‘Mattias Lindberg’s extensive experience in data privacy and its protection along with his personal skills truly strengthens our teamwork and customers’ experience. Mattias has a way to make us have full confidence and trust in this legal area.’

Key clients

3G Infrastructure Services AB

Kontakta Sverige Service AB

AB Svensk Bilprovning

RCO Security AB

Atomia AB

Åke Sundvall Byggnads AB

Contiga AB

HeidelbergCement Sweden AB

The First Swedish Pension Fund (Första AP-fonden)

The Third Swedish Pension Fund (Tredje AP-fonden)

The Fourth Swedish Pension Fund (Fjärde AP-fonden)

Employment Tier 3

Life sciences and technology clients instruct Bird & Bird’s employment practice on the full scope of issues, with recent matters pertaining to subsidy schemes, immigration law, salary restructurings, work-from-home procedures, office closures and union consultations. Practice head Katarina Åhlberg handles large-scale workforce reorganisations and multijurisdictional integration projects. Recent contentious highlights included data theft claims and employee misconduct proceedings. Ottilia Boström departed to Advokatfirman Lindahl KB.

Practice head(s):

Katarina Åhlberg

Other key lawyers:

Lucas Magnusson

Testimonials

‘The team has excellent competence and pragmatic approach, they show great understanding for client business and adapt their advice. Strong client service.’

‘Bird & Bird provides a capable and fast responding team with vast knowledge in labour law matters. They have various team members with expertise in specific areas which makes them a good partner for any company with workforce related legal matters.’

‘Lucas Magnusson at Bird & Bird is an absolutely excellent lawyer. We work with him a lot and he always provides timely and accurate feedback, he is very knowledgeable and provides comprehensive answers and legal advice.’

Key clients

DXC Technology

Infosys

Tradeshift

Kofax

Qlik

Lantmännen Group

Asics

BT (British Telecom) Group

Implement Consulting

eEquity

Creades

Real estate Tier 4

Bird & Bird has a strong presence across the Swedish market, including a diverse real estate offering, which handles M&A, development projects, fund structurings and financing work. Jan Berg leads the practice and advises on cross-border investment transactions in the real estate sector, with a particular focus on proptech work. Senior associate Tanja Tuominen is dual qualified in Finland and Sweden.

Practice head(s):

Jan Berg

Other key lawyers:

Tanja Tuominen

Testimonials

‘Great teamwork and very personal interactions.’

‘Tanja Touminen is incredibly reliable and works in a structured way. Never misses a deadline. Jan Berg keeps a near-contact and easy-to-reach approach which I appreciate greatly. They both get the job done and we appreciate their work.’

‘Dedicated and very business oriented.’

Key clients

HEBA Fastighets AB

Swedish Pelican Self Storage AB

International Workplace Group

Capital markets Tier 5

Ola Lidström leads on capital markets instructions at Bird & Bird, with an emphasis on the technology and life sciences sectors, often in collaboration with the office’s IP practice. Recent engagements included advising on mid-cap IPOs for software clients and directed share issuances for medtech and insurtech companies. Jan Byström and Mårten Willamo have experience in handling private equity-driven IPOs.

Practice head(s):

Ola Lidström

Other key lawyers:

Jan Byström; Mårten Willamo

Key clients

Seafire AB

Eurobattery Minerals AB (Orezone AB)

RNB Retails and Brands AB

Nordic Iron Ore AB

Hitech & Development Wireless Sweden Holding AB

ICTA AB

ChromoGenics AB

Botnia Exploration Holding AB

Iconovo AB

Greater Than AB

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Bird & Bird handles complex dispute resolution mandates involving patents, copyright and revocation actions for clients across the pharmaceuticals, software, technology and life sciences sectors. Gabriel Lidman and Monique Wadsted are the key figures.

The firm: Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a long-established reputation for having a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients operating at the forefront of their industries to achieve their commercial goals.

Bird & Bird has over 1,200 lawyers and legal practitioners with broad advisory transactional and contentious capability, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. The firm has an extensive international reach with 28 offices in 19 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, offering a seamless, cross-border service between locations and sector and practice groups.

The Swedish practice has a broad transactional and contentious capability with a special focus on the technology and communications, media, life sciences, energy and utilities, food and beverage, and aviation industry sectors.

As an international law firm Bird & Bird co-ordinates its activities across all its international offices to ensure an integrated approach, continuity of client care and regular exchange of know-how and best practice.

The Stockholm office is located in the centre of Stockholm and has 80 employees, including 55 lawyers. The office is headed by managing partner Mårten Willamo.

Areas of practice: Underpinned by deep client and industry knowledge, the firm’s key sectors include:

Automotive: advising on all stages of a life cycle of a motor vehicle, from initial design, to sales and distribution, through to disposals.

Aviation, aerospace, defence and security: advising on asset management and financing, civil aviation matters, including airlines, regulatory and competition issues, and aerospace and defence, including PPP/PFI and product liability.

Electronics: advising clients operating in or serving the electronics industry, from R&D and component manufacturing, to technology licensing agreements.

Energy and utilities: advising large multinationals, investors, project companies and large energy consumers on electricity generation, energy trading, renewable energy, cleantech and climate change, and upstream oil and gas.

Financial services: advising global clients in the financial services sector, such as global retail and investment banks, investors and hedge funds, on transactions, regulatory issues, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

Food and beverage: advising on a full range of areas, including branding, labelling, health claims, fair trade and patents on novel foods.

Life sciences and healthcare: advising clients in biotechnology, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical companies on licensing and drug development agreements, R&D collaboration, IP acquisitions and joint ventures.

Media and entertainment: advising clients from across the media spectrum on a wide range of issues, including exploitation across all forms of digital media and emerging areas, such as user-generated content exploitation.

Sports: advising clients such as national and international sports governing bodies, event organisers and sponsors on issues including exploitation of commercial rights, brand management, regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Technology and communications: advising on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes of recent years. Its team includes lawyers with a particular focus on communications, devices and components, digital tech and eCommerce, and software and services as well as a number of more specialist industries including data centres, postal and satellites.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Hans Svensson
Commercial Mattias Lindberg
Competition Gabriel Lidman
Corporate Hans Svensson
Dispute resolution Gabriel Lidman
Employment Katarina Åhlberg
Employee incentives and benefits Katarina Åhlberg
Food and beverage Caroline Grotenfelt
Intellectual property Gabriel Lidman
Tax Carl-Magnus Uggla
Energy and utilities Jan Berg
Technology and communications Hans Svensson
Media Monique Wadsted
Life sciences Ola Lidström
Aviation Mattias Lindberg
Photo Name Position Profile
 Katarina Åhlberg photo Katarina Åhlberg Katarina is the head of the Employment Group in Stockholm. She is…
 Jan Byström photo Jan Byström Jan is a partner in our International Corporate Group, based in Sweden.…
Mr Gabriel Lidman  photo Mr Gabriel Lidman Gabriel Lidman is partner at the Stockholm office and the head of…
Mr Ola Lidström  photo Mr Ola Lidström Ola is a partner in our International Corporate Group, based in Stockholm.…
Mr Mattias Lindberg  photo Mr Mattias Lindberg
Mr Hans Svensson  photo Mr Hans Svensson Hans Svensson a Partner in our office in Sweden, and the head…
Mr Carl-Magnus Uggla  photo Mr Carl-Magnus Uggla Carl-Magus is a partner in our International Tax Group, based in Stockholm.…
 Monique Wadsted  photo Monique Wadsted Monique is a partner in our Intellectual Property practice and head of…
Number of lawyers : 1,100
at this office : 55
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