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

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB
PO BOX 5421

Sweden > Construction Tier 2

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB is active in matters arising from the residential, infrastructure, and manufacturing sectors, to name a few. The group is adept at advising on both contentious and non-contentious mandates, and acts as longstanding legal counsel to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield regarding the major Mall of Scandinavia project. The 'excellent lawyer' Nicklas Björklund co-leads the team with the 'dependable advisorMattias Wittgren. Marcus Munk acts for property owners, construction companies, and consultants. Senior associate Johan Wedsberg is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Nicklas Björklund; Mattias Wittgren

Other key lawyers:


‘Nicklas Björklund is an attorney whom I deeply admire. His commitment to the industry is evident through his involvement in various significant committees and his contributions to developing industry standards among stakeholders. As a representative of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB, he is undoubtedly one of the top three experts in construction law throughout Sweden.’

‘Mattias Wittgren is very committed with strong focus on what is important to solve the issue at hand.’

‘Mattias Wittgren has an incredible ability to guide me in my decisions and has been a dependable advisor over the years. His joy and ability to create a positive work environment are infectious, and he always has a twinkle in his eye.’

‘ I have had the privilege of working closely with Mattias Wittgren, Nicklas Björklund, and Johan Wedsberg, all of whom are highly respected and recognised figures in the industry. Their proficiency in analysing intricate legal matters and their capacity to support me as a client have been invaluable. They have always been easily accessible and willing to offer their expertise.’

‘They are very thorough and help my employees feel more confident.’

‘Kilpatrick has a unique ability to put together a strong team in any situation. They are well staffed and broad, yet equipped with a rare depth of knowledge and experience.’

‘Nicklas Björklund’s many years of experience and great commercial understanding make him an excellent lawyer and my preferred choice.’

‘My collaboration with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB – Sweden has been an exceptional and enriching experience. Their professionalism, expertise, and extensive knowledge in construction law have been unparalleled. The law firm has consistently provided well-balanced and thoughtful responses to my legal inquiries.’

Key clients

AB Gavlegårdarna

Akademiska Hus

AMF Pensionsförsäkring/Fastigheter AB

Armada Fastigheter

Bonnier Fastigheter AB


Campus Roslagen

Comsa S.A.U.

Coor Service Management

DEME Environmental Contractors N.V.

ENA Energi AB


Genova Property Group

Granitor (Midroc)

Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH, Tyskland Sverige Filial

Infrakraft AB

Intea Fastigheter AB

Komatsu Forest AB

Nordic Railway Construction Sverige AB

Norrtälje kommun

Rikshem AB

Rover Group Sweden

Skolfastigheter i Stockholm (SISAB)

Subterra (SBT Sweden AB)

Tornberget Fastighetsförvaltning



YIT Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted Intea Fastigheter AB with SEK 1,6 billion worth of construction projects.
  • Acting as construction counsel to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the Mall of Scandinavia project in a dispute against the constructor.
  • Acting as permanent advisers to the Swedish Construction Clients’ Forum.

Sweden > Real estate Tier 2

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB is particularly active on behalf of domestic and international real estate and private equity funds. In addition to handling a broad spectrum of non-contentious matters, the group is equally adept at advising on contentious issues, in particular on tenancy disputes. Practice head Fredrik Ahlqvist has expertise in private equity matters, and advises on all aspects of M&A and project development. Hanna Sundberg has been kept busy assisting with residential issues. Associate Anthony Bähr is singled out for his contributions.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Ahlqvist


‘Experienced and professional with a commercial mindset.’

‘Fredrik Ahlqvist, Hanna Sunberg and Anthony Bähr are all excellent. Knowledgeable, efficient and a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Quick feedback, broad organization with competent staff, and good at following up and giving feedback.’

‘Very good contact with Matti Scheffer who always takes his time, and prioritizes when you have a case that is urgent.

‘The team have done an excellent work with a number of assignments. They are very helpful in all questions.’

‘ High competence and service oriented.’

‘I feel that the individuals I have had contact with possess a high level of competence when it comes to tenancy law.’

Key clients

Akka Egendom AB

Alma Property Partners

Areim AB

Bohild Fastigheter AB

Brunswick Real Estate IM

Bäck & Forss Invest AB

EQT Exeter (EQT Real Estate II Investment S.à.r.l.)

Fastighets AB Hemmaplan

Fastighets AB L E Lundbergs

Fastighets AB Regio

Genova Property Group

Möller & Partners AB

Niam Nordic VII

Pictet Alternative Investors

Prisma Properties AB

Resinova Bostads AB

Rexbo Gröna Industrihus AB

Rikshem AB

Robinia Property AB

Sveafastigheter Bostad AB

Sveafastigheter Samhällsfastigheter AB

Tranviks Udde Fastigheter AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Pictet Alternative Advisors and Brunswick Real Estate on a joint divestment to Barings Real Estate of the property Vanda 3 in Stockholm.
  • Representing EQT Exeter in a buy-side matter regarding an ongoing forward funding deal involving residential units to be built in the suburbs of Stockholm.
  • Advised Resinova Bostads AB on its acquisition of a residential property in Lidingö from John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen AB.

Sweden > Public procurement Tier 3

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB’s public procurement department is well known for its work in the public transport, construction and infrastructure sectors, advising both suppliers and contracting authorities on all phases of domestic and EU procurement transactions, from initial bids through to disputes. The practice continues to be involved in several projects concerning the expansion of the Stockholm metro. With extensive experience in the field, Sylvia Lindén leads the team, with senior associate Jens Nilsson playing a key role, especially in connection with local and regional traffic contracts.

Practice head(s):

Sylvia Lindén

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has extensive experience of the public procurement market, is highly engaged with the market and provides interesting analysis of legal developments.’ 

‘A team with strong legal and commercial acumen that is very “down to earth” and quickly understands the situation.’

‘Sylvia Lindén is the best lawyer in Sweden when it comes to public procurement in the public transport sector. Her colleagues Louise Ljöstad and Jens Nilsson also deserve mention for their excellent delivery and commitment.’

‘Sylvia Lindén has vast experience in the procurement market. She always has a solution to problems and is really good to cooperate with.’

‘Sylvia Lindén and her associate Louise Ljöstad are good listeners and are always available.’

‘The team has an outstanding combination of high-level public procurement competence and business understanding.’

‘They have good knowledge in the field and find creative solutions to problems.’

Key clients

Connect Bus Group

QSG Bevakning AB

Mohlins Bussar AB

Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHLA)

Rover Grupo

Vilhelmina Taxi – Lapplandsbuss AB

Svenska Neoplan AB

Trönderbilene AB

Busspoolen Västerbotten AB

YIT Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for QSG Bevakning in the Administrative Court of Appeal in Stockholm against Nordic Level Parking AB regarding a contract for parking services procured by the municipality of Huddinge.
  • Successfully advised Connect Bus on Blekingetrafiken’s procurement of all scheduled bus services in Blekinge and the school transportation in Karlshamn comprising 130 buses and a contract value of approx. SEK3bn.
  • Successfully advised Svenska Neoplan during contract negotiations regarding the sale of MAN buses to Keolis Sverige AB for the bus operations of city traffic in Lund, procured by Skånetrafiken.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB’s dispute resolution practice has a particularly strong reputation for its experience handling construction disputes, including in relation to energy and infrastructure development projects. Practice head Nicklas Björklund and managing partner Mattias Wittgren both have extensive experience in contentious matters, and Erika Finn represents domestic and international clients in relation to post-M&A and joint venture cases.

Practice head(s):

Nicklas Björklund; Mattias Wittgren

Other key lawyers:


‘Kilpatrick has a unique ability to put together a strong team in any situation. They are well staffed and broad yet equipped with a rare depth of knowledge and experience.’

‘Erika Finn is an impressive advocate. She presents her argument well, and she is persuasive. She is early in her career as an arbitrator, but no doubt will be an excellent one as she is already very solid.’

‘Nicklas Björklund’s many years of experience and great commercial understanding make him an excellent lawyer. Jens Fallgren is easy to work with and he delivers above expectations.’

‘Erika Finn and Anna Martin are both very competent and learned colleagues with high attention to detail.’

‘Erika Finn is a strong lawyer with a sound legal background. She is in addition flexible and willing to listen to her client which is incredibly important in multijurisdictional cases.’

‘Anna Martin has a solid legal background. She is hardworking, responsive and will turn around documents very quickly.’

‘The team has great experience and deep knowledge in international arbitration.’

‘The team has a comprehensive work ethic, leaving no stone unturned, is diligent, detailed, and always available to get the job done.’

Key clients

Campus Roslagen

Deme Environmental Contractors N.V.

ENA Energi AB

Fastighets AB Regio

HB Solna Haga 4:28

HOCHTIEF Infrastructure GmbH, Tyskland Sverige Filial

Midroc Engineering

Norrtälje kommun

Oiger Baronen AB

Skolfastigheter i Stockholm (SISAB)

Tagehus (Tagehus Holding AB)

Tierps kommunfastigheter AB

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Vallentuna kommun

Work highlights

  • Representing the property owner/employer in a construction dispute in Sweden.
  • Acting in a €90m multinational commercial arbitration involving CIS-parties within the telecoms and communications sector.
  • Acting as counsel for a Swedish municipality against its contractor in a multi-million arbitration.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Fredrik Ahlqvist +46 8 505 646 11
Capital Markets and Compliance Cecilia Lohmander +46 8 505 646 24
Commercial Agreements Sylvia Lindén +46 8 505 646 39
Commerical Rental Law Matti Scheffer +46 8 505 646 44
Commerical Rental Law Thomas Rajala +46 8 505 646 13
Construction and Consultant Law Mattias Wittgren +46 8 505 646 29
Construction and Consultant Law Nicklas Björklund +46 8 505 646 22
Dispute Resolution Nicklas Björklund +46 8 505 646 22
Dispute Resolution Mattias Wittgren +46 8 505 646 29
Labor and Employment Tobias Öd +46 8 505 646 33
M&A and Corporate Cecilia Lohmander +46 8 505 646 24
Public Procurement Sylvia Lindén +46 8 505 646 39
Real Estate and Transactions Fredrik Ahlqvist +46 8 505 646 11
Real Estate and Transactions Matti Scheffer +46 8 505 646 44
U.S. Desk Cecilia Lohmander +46 8 505 646 24
U.S. Desk Tobias Öd +46 8 505 646 33
Dispute Resolution Erika Finn +46 8 505 646 32
Photo Name Position Profile
Fredrik Ahlqvist photo Mr Fredrik Ahlqvist Partner and Head of Department Real Estate and Transactions at the Stockholm…
Anthony Bähr photo Mr Anthony Bähr Advokat, Senior Associate
Nicklas Björklund photo Mr Nicklas Björklund Partner and co-head of the construction practice group of the Stockholm office.
Jens Fallgren photo Mr Jens Fallgren Advokat, Senior Associate
Erika Finn photo Ms Erika Finn Partner
Sylvia Lindén photo Ms Sylvia Lindén Partner
Louise Ljöstad photo Ms Louise Ljöstad Advokat, Associate
Cecilia Lohmander photo Ms Cecilia Lohmander Partner
Anna Martin photo Ms Anna Martin Advokat, Senior Associate
Marcus Munk photo Mr Marcus Munk Partner
Jens Nilsson photo Mr Jens Nilsson Advokat, Senior Associate
Tobias Öd photo Mr Tobias Öd Partner
Thomas Rajala photo Mr Thomas Rajala Advokat, Counsel
Matti Scheffer photo Mr Matti Scheffer Partner
Hanna Sundberg photo Ms Hanna Sundberg Partner
Johan Wedsberg photo Mr Johan Wedsberg Advokat, Senior Associate
Mattias Wittgren photo Mr Mattias Wittgren Managing Partner
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