Firm Profile > Baker McKenzie > Stockholm, Sweden

Baker McKenzie
VASAGATAN 7, FLOOR 8
PO BOX 180
101 23 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Insurance Tier 1

Global and domestic insurers instruct the insurance team at Baker McKenzie to handle cross-border insurance litigation and arbitration proceedings. Practice head Stefan Bessman acts in coverage disputes relating to product, insurer and D&O liability issues, and complex reinsurance litigation. The team has also recently acted in insurance regulatory disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Bessman

Key clients

AIG

If Property & Casualty Insurance

Cigna

ACE Insurance

Capital markets Tier 2

Baker McKenzie's client roster of leading investment banks in the Nordic region often instruct the capital markets team to handle underwriting mandates including high-value main market IPOs. On the issuer side, practice head Joakim Falkner advises on equity rights issuances, IPOs and public takeovers for corporate clients, with a strong sector presence in the technology, online gaming, life sciences, clintech and real estate industries. Recent highlights included updates to existing MTN programmes and private share placements for domestic and international investors.

Practice head(s):

Joakim Falkner

Key clients

Carnegie Investment Bank

ABG Sundal Collier

Pareto Securities

Handelsbanken Capital Markets

FSN Capital

Credit Suisse

Swedbank

Nordic Capital

SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)

LeoVegas

DNB Nor Bank

Investment AB Latour

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Peder Oxhammar and associate Jennie Nilsson lead on Baker McKenzie’s data privacy mandates, with noteworthy recent examples involving providing cross-jurisdictional support on implementing clients’ digital services and products, which involve high levels of user data; the team also provides general GDPR regulatory assistance. The diverse client base encompasses names from the retail, automotive, home appliances and healthcare sectors.

Practice head(s):

Peder Oxhammar; Jennie Nilsson

Testimonials

Provides expertise, pragmatism and attention to a clients’ needs.

Jennie Nilsson is practical and hands on, with a solid understanding of the business needs as balanced against compliance requirements in what is still an uncertain field.

Key clients

ENIRO AB

KRY (Webbhälsa AB)

Storytel

Employment Tier 2

Baker McKenzie provides employment expertise to its client roster of global corporates on public and private M&A transactions and share listings; highly praised counsel Johan Zetterström handles in-depth due diligence processes, restructurings, trade union consultations and redundancies. On the contentious side, practice head Sten Bauer was recently instructed to defend claims of wrongful dismissal. The team has also been notably active in internal investigations pertaining to misconduct allegations.

Practice head(s):

Sten Bauer

Testimonials

Very knowledgeable and approachable with a positive and can-do attitude.

We always receive a prompt and well-thought-out answers which are very helpful.

A very strong and solid team that has a fast response time with accurate information. Professional in their correspondence and extremely trustworthy.

It is clear that team is working actively on talent management, building legal knowledge and practice from senior to junior employees.

Sten Bauer is very experienced, professional and trustworthy. Positive and always with a smile.

Annahita Amini provides great coordination and always follows up with great support.

Sten Bauer is a true expert and has a very pragmatic approach to different issues. A highly skilled negotiator.

Sten Bauer is an excellent support for any legal matters to my company. He is fast in responding and is extremely professional, with expert knowledge.

From our first meeting with Johan Zetterström the level of commitment and engagement was outstanding. We really felt like our case was on top of the agenda and his availability was exceptional.

Sten Bauer takes excellent leadership of the team, setting a high-quality standard. He is a role model for the team by his legal knowledge, high energy, engagement and clear communication.

Johan Zetterström is a senior employee of Baker McKenzie with high legal knowledge and communication skills. I appreciate his energy and engagement, his strong negotiation skills and legal knowledge.

Key clients

Jones Lang LaSalle

Stockholmsmässan

Intellectual property and media Tier 2

Baker McKenzie’s IP and media group head Peder Oxhammar provides strategic IP licensing, commercialisation and marketing advice to a diverse client list of multinational corporates across the digital media, automotive, entertainment, medtech, IT and pharmaceuticals sectors. The practice assists with global trade mark prosecutions and filing services and provides corporate transactional support; the team also acts in patent litigation.

Practice head(s):

Peder Oxhammar

Testimonials

The firm has great experience with industrial risk insurance products and claims.

Key clients

Terranet AB

Fibersystem AB

C-Rad AB

Raoul Wallenberg Academy

Specsavers Optical Group

Galderma (Nestlé Skin Health)

Storytel Sweden AB

THQ Nordic AB

KRY (Webbhälsa AB)

Taleworlds Entertainment

Eniro

Banking and finance Tier 3

Baker McKenzie’s banking and finance team acts for banks and direct lenders from the Nordics, UK and other international jurisdictions on transactions in the Swedish market. Recent lending mandates included leveraged finance and refinancing arrangements. Practice head Mats Rooth is regularly instructed by private equity funds to handle acquisition financing work, typically with a cross-border structure. The team also advises on trade and export finance matters, cross-border fund registrations and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Mats Rooth

Testimonials

The team is led by the very experienced and able Mats Rooth, who has extensive experience in domestic and international finance deals. If he is leading the team, you know that you have someone who has a great understanding of the market and a strong commercial focus. The team is also well backed up by the London office and they appear well integrated.

Key clients

Nordea

JP Morgan

Carlyle

BNP Paribas

HSBC

Carnegie Investment Bank

Proventus Capital Partners

FSN Capital

EQT

Commerzbank

Goldman Sachs

Skandinaviska Enskilda

Banken

General Atlantic

Standard Chartered Bank

Pimco

Nordic Capital

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Private equity expert Anders Fast jointly leads Baker McKenzie’s corporate and M&A practice, which handles transactions for Nordic and international clients; recent highlights include cross-border acquisitions and exits, recapitalisations and public share offers. Anna Orlander is a go-to name for corporate mandates and regularly handles mid-cap M&A transactions in the media and entertainment, technology, fashion and consumer goods sectors. The team also includes co-head Carl Svernlöv, who specialises in corporate governance and commercial advice, and Costin Mihailescu, who has experience advising financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on private M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Anders Fast; Carl Svernlöv

Testimonials

I have worked with the Baker McKenzie team for many years and they are really good – efficient and focussed.

Carl Svernlöv is by far one of the best commercial lawyers in Sweden and the go-to transaction lawyer in Stockholm.

Anna Orlander is a rising star in the Swedish market. She is extremely responsive and focussed on the client’s needs with very good commercial insight.

Key clients

McDonald’s Corporation

LeoVegas

Arcam

Transcom Worldwide

THQ Nordic

Eniro

Ratos

Cubera Private Equity

Nordic Capital

Husqvarna

Accent Equity Partners

PBM Capital

Storytel

ADDvise Group

Toadman Interactive

Zenith Growth and Zenith Venture Capital

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Baker McKenzie’s dispute resolution group is particularly active in the insurance sector, with practice co-heads Jonas Benedictsson and Stefan Bessman acting for high-profile insurance and reinsurance clients in claims and coverage litigation. Other recent highlights saw the team handling post-M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, commercial arbitration proceedings in the heavy manufacturing industry, and damages claims in the transport sector. The practice also regularly handles challenges to arbitral awards and fields experts in patent litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Benedictsson; Stefan Bessman

Testimonials

An experienced, smart and tenacious litigation team.

We always get the right answers and quick contact.

Stefan Bessman is one of the most experienced insurance litigation lawyers in Sweden.

Key clients

AIG Europe

If Property & Casualty Insurance

KPMG

Chubb Insurance Company of Europe

Fibersystem

AnsaldoBreda

Apollo Travel Group

C-Rad Positioning

Insolvency Tier 3

Baker McKenzie’s Stockholm office acts as local counsel in significant global bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, which it receives from the firm’s international network. Recent work involved clients from the automotive, reinsurance, nuclear energy and gaming sectors. Stefan Bessman and Jonas Benedictsson are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Bessman; Jonas Benedictsson

Key clients

Swiss Re Europe

Swedish Government

Bank St Petersburg

Westinghouse

NLS Machinery

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Baker McKenzie is singled out for its expertise in cross-border transactions and contractual negotiations for clients in the IT and telecoms sector; recent instructions included assisting streaming services, social media platforms, on-demand cloud computing services and software companies. Team co-heads Tobias Edenman and Peder Oxhammar also provide regulatory advice on broadcasting operations to a number of leading Nordic pay-tv operators.

Practice head(s):

Tobias Edenman; Peder Oxhammar

Testimonials

They are solutions oriented, understanding of our business and very to-the-point in their advice.

Quick footed with an in-house mentality. The firm understands things from a business perspective.

Fast, efficient and professional. Capable of handling complex, multijurisdictional assignments.

Jennie Nilsson is smart, available and always tries to find flexible and hands-on solutions.

Jennie Nilsson is a solid professional in IT and data protection matters; very easy to work with in cross-border assignments.

Peder Oxhammar is a well-known IP and TMT professional; efficient and easily approachable.

Key clients

Google

Fibersystem

Terranet

Smilegate

Storytel

VNext (VX Fibre)

LeoVegas AB

C-Rad AB

THQ Nordic AB

ENIRO AB

Nordic Entertainment Group

Tax Tier 3

Linnea Back heads up the tax practice at Baker McKenzie and is highly regarded for providing tax advice on M&A and capital markets transactions and company reorganisations. The team regularly advises on transfer pricing audits, employee incentive programmes and the VAT consequences of company restructurings. Back also has notable experience in tax litigation. Clients include global corporates, which are sourced from the firm’s international network.

Practice head(s):

Linnea Back

EU and competition Tier 4

Highly praised associate Erik Brändt Öfverholm heads up Baker McKenzie’s competition practice, which provides a key list of multinational corporate clients with the full range of services. Recent noteworthy merger control mandates included multi jurisdictional filings, where the group acted as lead counsel and Swedish counsel on global deals. The team also advises on cartel investigations by the Swedish Competition Authority and assists with abuse of dominance issues.

Practice head(s):

Erik Brändt Öfverholm

Testimonials

An extremely responsive competition team, offering to-the-point advice on even the most complex issues.

A very ambitious team with a clear goal to provide up-to-date and accurate advice.

Head of the competition team Erik Brändt Öfverholm is a hands-on adviser and gives his clients frank and clear assessments of the risks involved in any transaction. He understands what is needed and delivers accordingly.

Erik Brändt Öfverholm is an exceptional talent. Will patiently explain and reason with anything you will consult him on within his field. Kind, honest and reliable.

Key clients

Sveaskog

St1 Sverige

Storytel

Schneider Electric

McDonald’s

Parajett

Solar

Nordic Capital

FSN Capital

Real estate Tier 4

Baker McKenzie’s real estate practice handles mid-tier property acquisitions and disposals for a predominantly international client base of real estate companies, property developers and investment firms from the UK, Asia and Europe. Practice head Tobias Edenman recently handled transactions involving logistics sites, student accommodation and residential property, and associate Kristina Dunbring assisting with a range of mandates including commercial lease negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Tobias Edenman

Testimonials

The team has taken a leadership role in the process, striking a balance of reaching operational results with acceptable risk level, and evaluating and informing the present risks clearly. This resulted in a reasonably smooth process in a complicated transaction which had various potentially risky pitfalls.

Tobias Edenman was a superb adviser on a complex property deal. He was quick to understand the nature of the transaction and quick to adjust the contracts during client meetings in his office. His handling of the various authorities led to a smooth transfer of the ownership of the properties to the newly formed AB.

Tobias Edenman and Kristina Dunbring delivered on time and were responsive. Both have showed the level of commitment which is required. The knowledge has been good and both of them have the energy to anticipate and manage the process smoothly with acceptable risk levels.

Key clients

Artmax

Prime Living

Runsten Equestrian AB

Aros Bostadsutveckling AB

THQ Nordic

Jinjiang International Holdings

Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH

Radisson Hospitality

Grupo OHL

Lund Waterfront Packaging District AB

Mercury Engineering

Altira

Turkey > Foreign firms Tier 2

Baker McKenzie is in an alliance with Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International. Key areas include infrastructure development, cross-border M&A, private equity and real estate. The firm also has expertise in tax, compliance, employment and competition law. İsmail Esin, Eren Kurşun and tax expert Erdal Ekinci lead the team. In recent highlights, the practice acted for Brookfield on its proposed acquisition of JCI’s power solutions business and advised Modanisa, an online Islamic fashion retailer, on the sale of a minority stake to Goldman Sachs and EBRD.

Key clients

Brookfield Capital Partners LLC

BNP Paribas

Yaşar Holding A.Ş.

Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş.

Modanisa Elektronik Mağazacılık ve Tic. A.Ş

Oyak Group

Austria > TMT Tier 3

The practice at Baker McKenzie advises global and multinational clients on every aspect of TMT, with particular expertise in computer hard- and software, social media, search engines, and cloud computing, as well as data protection issues. Lukas Feiler leads the team, having previously worked as a software developer and system administrator at IT companies in Vienna, he has in-depth technical knowledge. Senior associate Martina Grama provides additional support, particularly on IP-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Feiler

Key clients

STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

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