Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB
PO BOX 5421
114 84 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Sweden > Construction Tier 2

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s legal team has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating construction and consultancy contracts. Nicklas Björklund, who heads up the team, advises on large and complex commercial projects, and has expertise in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Co-head Mattias Wittgren handles construction disputes concerning large shopping malls, infrastructure projects and installations.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mattias Wittgren is highly skilled in construction law and very pragmatic and business focused. He is also easy to reach and always in a good mood.’

‘In general a very skilled staff . The firm has genuine practical knowledge from sites and disputes. The firm has a very open atmosphere and is keen to listen to the needs of their clients. Lot of experience to work with disputes. Works in small teams however, they add personnel when it is necessary. Very skilled at what is going to work and not work theory vs practice.’

‘ Mattias Wittgren is very skilled and experienced. Not just in law, also in terms of how it works within a project.’

‘In depth knowledge of construction law with relevant experience.’

‘Marcus Munk is our main point of contact and Marcus has shown thorough knowledge in construction law and has come up with creative solutions and relevant advice.’

‘The practice has a very wide spread of strength, competence and experience. The team they build is always very strong and consists of highly skilled professionals in different legal areas. They have all the competence they need within the company and the seniors are among the best in Sweden. They are very good at construction contract law and they also have a very good knowledge of the market and what the companies on the market. They know from the start what difficulties you may face during both the process to make a business agreement and how to make the contract documents as good as possible.’

‘Nicklas Björklund is among the best lawyers in Sweden and his team is considered very competent and have the best experience and knowledge you can get.’

‘The team’s strengths and their attention to detail, the ability to quickly provide responses to aid and support business critical decisions. The skills and innovations sit firmly with the personnel employed with Kilpatrick Townsend at their Stockholm office.’

Key clients

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Norrtälje kommun (Norrtälje municipality)

Armada Fastigheter

Skolfastigheter i Stockholm

Midroc

Genova Property Group

Rover Alcisa Sweden

Nordic Railway Construction Sverige AB

YIT Sverige AB

Akademiska Hus

Comsa

Subterra (SBT Sweden AB)

Forenom

Nyfosa

Coor Service Management

Campus Roslagen

Infrakraft AB

AMF Pensionsförsäkring/Fastigheter AB

Intea Fastigheter AB

Komatsu Forest AB

Torrescamara

Tornberget Fastighetsförvaltning

AB Gavlegårdarna

Work highlights

  • Advised AMF Pensionsförsäkring and AMF Fastigheter on construction law issues including Urban Escape Stockholm.
  • Assisted Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield with the Mall of Scandinavia project in a dispute against the constructor which is one of the largest construction disputes in Sweden.
  • Advised Swedish Construction Clients’ Forum, an organisation representing the majority of construction clients, on what is the largest industrial sector in Sweden.

Sweden > Real estate Tier 2

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB ‘s real estate department is particularly known for its work on construction, forward funding and project development work. The team is led by Fredrik Ahlqvist, who has dedicated his considerable experience in the sector to M&A and project development matters. Matti Scheffer is a key member within the department, with specific expertise in tenancy disputes, building permits and zoning plans. Hanna Sundberg is another name to note, often leading the department in its most important transactions.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Ahlqvist

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Professional, knowledgeable and also very nice people.’

‘I have worked with Hanna Sundberg on several occasions and have always been very happy with the interaction and advice received. Besides being a very good lawyer, she is also commercially minded, which I appreciate.’

‘Knowledgeable, solution oriented and fun!’

Key clients

Arwidsro Fastighets AB

Fastighets AB Regio

Fastighets AB L E Lundbergs

Areim AB

Brunswick Real Estate IM

Rikshem AB

Offentliga Hus i Norden AB

Genova Property Group AB

Alma Property Partners

Vasakronan AB

Sveafastigheter Samhällsfastigheter AB

Sveafastigheter Bostad AB

Bäck & Forss Invest AB

Vallentuna Kommun (Municipality of Vallentuna)

Akka Egendom AB

Baseload Capital Sweden AB

Pictet Alternative Investors

Niam Nordic VII

Work highlights

  • Advised Pictet Alternative Advisors and Brunswick Real Estate on their first joint acquisition of a data centre platform in the Nordic region.
  • Assisted Arwidsro with its recent acquisition of Öland’s largest shopping center “Ölands Köpstad”.
  • Represented the Swedish Municipality of Vallentuna in Supreme Court litigation against a real estate company following a declaratory injunction suit.

Sweden > Public procurement Tier 3

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB has notable expertise in the transportation sector, where it advises suppliers on the procurement processes for the operation of public transport as well as the construction of transport infrastructure. Beyond the transportation space, the team is instructed by clients in the defence, energy and manufacturing industries, and in addition to advising suppliers also acts in defence of procuring authorities in review proceedings and damage claims. Sylvia Lindén leads the practice and has experience in handling large-scale procurement processes; associate Jens Nilsson is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Sylvia Lindén

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Professional treatment and incredibly committed staff.’

‘The team leader, Sylvia Lindén, is extremely professional and was very available and attentive to our concerns.’

‘They have very high knowledge of the public contracting law in the construction sector, with an approach focused on philosophy, way of thinking and working within the sector that greatly facilitates the work when preparing the case.’

‘The lawyers I worked with were committed to provide solutions to their customers and were very quick in their actions.’

Key clients

Connect Bus Group

Sabena Technics and Elbit Systems Ltd

Mohlins Bussar

Obrascon Huarte Lain

Gävle Parkeringsservice

Busspoolen Västerbotten AB

Bong Sverige AB

VOI Technology and UIP Holding as well as OutdoorMedia (previously AdCityMedia)

Rover Grupo

Furrer+Frey

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sabena Technics BOD SAS and Elbit Systems Ltd in a review litigation in the Administrative Court against The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration concerning a defence procurement of the life time extension of the Swedish Armed Forces’ C 130 aircrafts beyond 2030.
  • Advised Obrascon Huarte Lain SA on several tender projects concerning the Stockholm metro expansion, inter alia in a SEK1.3bn cross-border review litigation against The Region of Stockholm (the Administration for an Extended Underground).
  • Represented the Connect Bus Group in review litigation in the Administrative Court and the Administrative Court of Appeal against Länstrafiken i Västerbotten and Boreal Buss AS in Länstrafiken’s procurement of regional traffic at the coast of Northern Sweden.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 4

International firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB has a well regarded dispute resolution team involved in commercial litigation in national courts of all instances as well as administrative proceedings. The practice is also competent in domestic and international arbitration proceedings under both institutional rules and on an ad-hoc basis. Practice heads Nicklas Björklund and Mattias Wittgren are key names for construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Nicklas Björklund; Mattias Wittgren

Testimonials

‘The practice has a very wide spread of strength, competence and experience in a way that most companies don’t have and when you work with a big company you may lose contact within the team. The team they build is always very strong and consists of highly skilled professionals in different legal areas. They have all the competence they need within the company and the seniors are among the best in Sweden.’

‘Nicklas Björklund is among the best lawyers in Sweden and his team is considered as a winning team, which is a very good thing if you are in a dispute. I notice that their teamwork is excellent and the seniors will get the result that the client hopes for. I think that the seniors are in the top of their sector in Sweden and that they have the best way of organising to get their results.’

Key clients

Tagehus (Tagehus Holding AB)

Norrtälje kommun

Midroc Engineering

Forenom

Skolfastigheter i Stockholm (SISAB)

Tierps kommunfastigheter AB

Campus Roslagen

HB Solna Haga 4:28

Oiger Baronen AB

Fastighets AB Regio

Vallentuna Kommun

Sabena Technics BOD SAS

Elbit Systems Ltd

Obrascon Huarte Lain SA

Furrer+Frey AG

ENA Energi AB

Work highlights

  • Represented the property owner/employer in a true landmark project that has evolved into one of the largest construction disputes in Sweden.
  • Represented the Swedish Municipality of Vallentuna in a publicly high-profile Supreme Court litigation against a real estate company following a declaratory injunction suit against the municipality regarding the right to ownership of a disputed property.
  • Acted as counsel in a multinational commercial arbitration involving CIS-parties within the telecoms sector.

The firm: Rooted in a rich history – from the 1860s California Gold Rush to today’s global technology era – Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys have been at the forefront of the legal profession, committed to the success of our clients and to the well-being of our communities.

In 1997, well-established firms Kilpatrick & Cody in Atlanta and Petree Stockton in Winston-Salem merged to form Kilpatrick Stockton. In 2011, Kilpatrick Stockton and Townsend and Townsend and Crew merged to form Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, expanding our reach in technology and inextricably linking our history with the evolution of technology in the US and around the world. The Stockholm office was established in 2001. From 2013 to 2017, the firm opened offices in Shanghai, Dallas, and Houston to better align with our clients’ interests and market dynamics, while further solidifying our intellectual property, corporate, and litigation practices.

With an eye towards client service, innovation, and collaboration, for more than 150 years, we have stayed on the cutting edge of new developments affecting our clients’ industries and business strategies, bringing solutions to legal and technical problems that the law could never have anticipated. As such, Kilpatrick Townsend has built a premier firm known globally for helping established and emerging entities successfully grow their businesses and become industry leaders.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: the firm advises Swedish and international borrowers in a variety of real estate financing transactions and debt restructurings.

Capital markets and compliance: the firm assists issuers, investors and other participants on the capital market in connection with prospectuses and offering documents, contacts with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, shareholders’ meetings, corporate governance, communications and reporting obligations and incentive schemes. We also advise clients in compliance issues and among other matters assist with drafting policies in the field of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and conflicts of interest.

Commercial agreements: the firm and its experienced lawyers provide advice on general commercial issues including marketing law, distribution and agency agreements and other contractual work.

Commercial rental law: we provide legal advice regarding all issues related to commercial rental law and property management, as well as ground lease agreements, possessory rights and easements. We represent Swedish and international real estate owners and funds in leasing tribunals and public courts in connection with lease disputes and other matters.

Construction and infrastructure: the firm’s construction and infrastructure practice is highly regarded and its lawyers have experience of virtually every type of construction project, including plants, tunnels, hospitals, office buildings, sports arenas, schools, hotels and residential projects. The lawyers represent all segments of the construction industry from owners, public and private, to general contractors, real estate developers, design and engineering firms and contractors.

Dispute resolution: the firm’s litigation lawyers have the depth to effectively handle the most complex commercial cases, and also the flexibility to represent clients in the routine business disputes that require efficient resolution. The firm appears on behalf of clients in and before arbitration tribunals and mediators. Kilpatrick Townsend’s lawyers are known to be very results-oriented litigation lawyers.

Labor and employment: our labor and employment team provides integrated service and counsel throughout all areas of labor legislation, always seeking pragmatic solutions benefiting our clients’ business goals. Our team brings extensive labor and employment experience, including concluding employment contracts and consultancy agreements; managing intangible assets against employees and consultants; designing incentive programs for key personnel; as well as handling business transfers, relocations, collective redundancies, trade unions negotiations, compliance and compliance reviews, and occupational health and safety issues. We also provide extensive, strategic guidance around labor law disputes, especially in disputes where employees acted unfairly or started competing activities.

M&A and corporate: our corporate team represents Swedish and international clients within all areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. We work with private and public companies, as well as startups and already well-established companies. Our extensive experience helping clients throughout the business transfer process includes the startup and planning phase, due diligence processes sometimes involving other advisers, and the establishment and negotiation of transaction agreements relevant in the transfer of business. Our ability to quickly switch between different negotiation strategies allows us to meet client expectations and negotiate from a position of strength.

Public procurement: our public procurement team advises contracting authorities and entities, as well as Swedish and foreign suppliers throughout the procurement lifecycle – from initial stages to any court proceedings and contractual matters. Our lawyers handle procurement matters for both public and private businesses, bringing extensive experience in the construction, infrastructure, transport, energy, and defense sectors.

Real estate: the firm continues to be a leading and trusted firm within the real estate industry, providing services covering all legal aspects of property acquisitions, building projects, ownership, management and sales. With an experienced and dedicated real estate team Kilpatrick Townsend is instructed on a regular basis by national and international institutional investors, real estate companies and developers and municipalities.

US desk: whether your company is preparing to launch a product overseas for the first time, or is already a player in the US market, our access to the resources of an Am-Law 100 firm, in combination with our Swedish legal expertise, gives us the distinct opportunity to advise our Swedish clients on a cost effective basis, and with a keen understanding of the particular cross-border legal issues that may impact a business or transaction touching both Sweden and the US.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and Finance Fredrik Ahlqvist
Capital Markets and Compliance Cecilia Lohmander
Commercial Agreements Sören Druve
Commercial Agreements Sylvia Lindén
Commerical Rental Law Matti Scheffer
Commerical Rental Law Thomas Rajala
Construction and Consultant Law Mattias Wittgren
Construction and Consultant Law Nicklas Björklund
Dispute Resolution Nicklas Björklund
Dispute Resolution Mattias Wittgren
Labor and Employment Tobias Öd
M&A and Corporate Sören Druve
M&A and Corporate Cecilia Lohmander
Public Procurement Sylvia Lindén
Real Estate and Transactions Fredrik Ahlqvist
Real Estate and Transactions Matti Scheffer
U.S. Desk Cecilia Lohmander
U.S. Desk Tobias Öd
Dispute Resolution Erika Finn
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Fredrik Ahlqvist  photo Mr Fredrik Ahlqvist Partner and Head of Department Real Estate and Transactions at the Stockholm…
Mr Nicklas Björklund  photo Mr Nicklas Björklund Partner and co-head of the construction practice group of the Stockholm office.
Mr Sören Druve  photo Mr Sören Druve Partner
Mrs Erika Finn  photo Mrs Erika Finn Partner
Mr Torbjörn Hultsberg  photo Mr Torbjörn Hultsberg Advokat, Counsel
Mrs Sylvia Lindén  photo Mrs Sylvia Lindén Partner
Ms Cecilia Lohmander  photo Ms Cecilia Lohmander Partner
Mr Marcus Munk  photo Mr Marcus Munk Partner
Mr Thomas Rajala  photo Mr Thomas Rajala Advokat, Counsel
Mr Matti Scheffer  photo Mr Matti Scheffer Partner
Ms Hanna Sundberg  photo Ms Hanna Sundberg Partner
Mr Mattias Wittgren  photo Mr Mattias Wittgren Partner
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