Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB
Sveavägen 4
SE-111 57 Stockholm
Sweden

Sweden > Energy Tier 1

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB’s ‘very experienced’ practice ‘takes responsibility for the whole project and doesn’t miss any details’, excelling in wind power investment and development mandates, energy regulation work and financing matters. Peter Ihrfelt heads up the department and is praised as ‘absolutely top class’ by clients, Björn Sjöberg focuses on wind power finance matters, and Mats Eriksson has notable expertise in real estate and regulatory law. Johan Forsling was promoted to the partnership in mid-2021 and primarily advises on the regulatory and planning elements of wind farm development projects.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘They are very experienced and well familiar with the market, solid comrades on the battlefield.’

‘Peter Ihrfeldt stands out as active within wind. Peter is a gentleman and very likable. He is a skilled energy lawyer, absolutely top class.’

‘They stand out for their competence in law but also their ability to adjust to case-specific situations and people. Also an easy-goingness coupled with professionalism that is very valuable when coordinating a multi-disciplinary team with the customer. Johan Forsling is exceptional in knowledge, judgement and businessman-ship.’

Key clients

OX2

HCOB

Luxcara

Credit Suisse

Nord LB

Enlight Renewable Energy

SEB

SolTech Energy Sweden

Swedbank

Telge Energi

Åsele Vindkraft

Skellefteå Kraft

NTR

Fortum

DKLBC

Bonbio

SveaSolar

Sweden > Insolvency Tier 1

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB has ‘one of the best insolvency departments with experience and knowledge in almost all sectors’. The team ‘has a long and proven track record within insolvency issues’, recently handling some of the largest insolvency mandates in Sweden as well as non-formal restructurings and refinancings. Practice head Jonas Premfors is ‘an experienced insolvency lawyer that can handle all legal issues within his field’ and is considered ‘one of the top names in Sweden today’. Kent Hägglund and Lars Wiking have particular experience in the retail, real estate and financial services industries. Erik Selander has a focus on reorganisations as well as insolvency mandates.

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Testimonials

‘Very service minded, business oriented and efficient. As a result of their experience they could provide valuable insight in the strategy of the counter party.’

‘DLA Piper has a long and proven track record within insolvency issues. I have retained their services in different aspects of insolvency issues for a number of years and I have always been happy with the legal advice and support I have received.’

‘Jonas Premfors is an experienced insolvency lawyer that can handle all legal issues within his field. He is good at explaining the legal issues and motivation why something is done (or not done) and he is really nice to work with.’

‘High degree of service with outstanding industry knowledge.’

‘Experience, availability.’

‘DLA as a firm has seen fantastic growth during the last five to ten years. They have one of the best insolvency departments with experience and knowledge in almost all sectors.’

‘I would say that they have a good mix of younger/elder partners with Jonas Premfors as their leading star. He deserves all praise as one of the top names in Sweden today.’

Key clients

ADGC Properties

Aitrops Event

Aligera Holding including Aligera Wind Group

Allianceplus

Componenta Främmestad

Crystal Retail (Swarovski)

Indiska Magasinet

QV Group

RE Education

Rushrail

SAAB Automobile group of companies

TeknikMagasinet

Trinitas Fastigheter group of companies

Twilfit

Rizzo Group (Venue Retail Group)

Dals Konfektyr

Image Group

Moment Group

Sweden > Insurance Tier 1

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB acts for a number of leading players in the Swedish insurance market, including insurers and policyholders, and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. Its multidisciplinary team has niche expertise in cyber insurance and in the insurtech space. Arthur Csatho heads up the practice and is recommended for disputes, warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance matters, and artificial intelligence (AI) work. Senior associate David Johansson advises clients on domestic and international insurance and reinsurance disputes. Peter Sarkia left for Lindskog Malmström Advokatbyrå and Fredrik Wiberg left for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Csatho

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Good skills in this specific legal area’.

‘Easy to connect with’.

‘Broad coverage of the subject matter’.

‘David Johansson has been a great resource of both information and strategy, and delivered an outstanding performance in court’.

‘David Johansson is driven creative and motivated’.

‘Unique competencies in different fields’.

‘David Johansson has been very professional, and pivotal for our company’s development’.

‘Arthur Csatho has consistently demonstrated client focus and efficiency in all matters where I have dealt with him’.

Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 2

Lenders and borrowers leverage Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB‘s pan-Nordic footprint, which is applied to cross-border project financing exercises. Highlights include handling export credit financing transactions for US-based solar power developers, and assisting with a string of term loan facilities for banks and sponsors focusing on the industrial sectors. Björn Sjöberg and practice head Carl Schwieler have strong private debt practices, whereas Mikael Kövamees and newly promoted partner Joséphine Tessmar deal with asset-backed lending mandates. Marianne Ramel is the key name for lenders and borrowers with a Chinese nexus.

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Testimonials

‘DLA Piper has a very strong banking and finance team, located in different cities. They understand the concerns of lenders and borrowers and have an efficient way to reach agreements.’

‘Competence and experience stand out. Create a long term relationship with the client.’

Key clients

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Ares Management

Savills Investment Management

Swedbank

AddSecure Acquisitions

Round Hill Capital

STG Partners

Credit Suisse Infrastructure Partners

HSH Nordbank

Bergvik Skog

National Westminster Bank

Ardagh Packaging Holdings Limited

Stillfront Group AB

Ocean Bidco Limited (Ocean Outdoor Group)

Credit Suisse Energy and Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP) and Fortum OYJ

Sweden > Real estate Tier 2

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB‘s real estate client base consists of owners, investors, lenders and developers. The practice offers a multidisciplinary service and combines its expertise in real estate, tax and financing work. Gustaf Ström heads up the practice and has an extensive real estate transactional practice, with experience advising on cross-border transactions, joint venture investments and forward funding developments. Jan Råssjö has in-depth experience handling high-value property portfolios, and Mats Eriksson is regularly instructed on commercial leases and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Gustaf Ström

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘It feels as if the colleagues are an extension of our in-house team. Very smooth and seamless support in all kinds of requests. The team is very experienced and acts with a commercial background, hands-on and always on top of negotiations. The team is absolutely reliable.’

‘Gustaf Ström is a great negotiator and it is really enjoyable to work with him and his team members. All of them are very responsive and have deep knowledge.’

‘Good perception and easy to communicate with.’

‘Easy going and clear in all communication.’

Key clients

Savills Investment Management

Prologis

Round Hill Capital

Riksbyggen

Heimstaden

Stora Sköndal

Tre Kronor Property Investment

Svensk Handel Pensionskassan, Försäkringsförening

MHS-Bostäder

Nordr

Arbetarebostadsfonden

Coop Värmland

Fortum

HSB Bostad

HSB Stockholm

BOUW Fonds

AxFast

Cushman & Wakefield

Familjebostäder

Första AP-Fonden

Spendrups

Svenska Bostäder

OX2

RO-Gruppen

SEB

Polhem

Betonmast

Habitek

Sweden > Tax Tier 2

A notable roster of domestic, Nordic and global clients instruct the highly regarded team at Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB to assist with the full gamut of direct and indirect tax mandates. The firm is particularly noted for its standout expertise in the real estate, life sciences, private equity and venture capital spheres. Practice head Erik Björkeson – who has extensive expertise advising on cross-border corporate tax structures and issues relating to inbound investments – is ably supported by senior associates Magnus Hagevi and Adam Tideman.

Practice head(s):

Erik Björkeson

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Svenska S Holding 2 (CVC)

Sweden > Capital markets Tier 3

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB‘s equity capital markets group acts for issuers across the technology, medtech, retail and real estate sectors, among others. Practice head Richard Folke, newly promoted partner Anna Berntorp, Peder Grandinson and Emma Norburg are the notable names. Ongoing matters include mid-market IPOs, growth-to-main listing transfers and public takeovers.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent service and skill. Pleasant to work with and very good personalities.’

‘The service is excellent, good knowledge and always top of mind. Well prepared, good integrity and always with a big smile. Anna Berntorp is a favourite.’

‘Highly dedicated, educated and motivated to tackle the issues presented to them. Short lead and turn around time with clear conclusions/recommendations when needed.’

‘Peder Grandinson is extremely service oriented and always strives to deliver on short notice without compromising the result. He has also managed to get together a team with great capabilities within a broad variety of competences’

‘The performance from the team was extraordinary well executed with Peder Grandinson leading the team. I believe the team at DLA Piper has a pragmatic and time efficient way of working which stands out compared to other firms. This in combination with access and support from other skilled teams across relevant disciplines and geographies within the same firm makes it excellent i.e. a complete service offering with legal advice.’

‘Professional and service-oriented team that works hard to meet set deadlines.’

‘Peder Grandinson is hands-on, pragmatic and understands the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Stillfront Group

Svenska Nyttobostäder

Moment Group

PPG Industries

Advanced SolTech Sweden

Athanase Industrial Partner

Avanza Bank Holding

Catella

DistIT

Alm Equity

SoltTech Energy Sweden

Tempest Security

Netrevelation

Episurf Medical

NGS Group

Parans Solar Lighting

Venue Retail Group

Star Capital

Avida Holding

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB is regularly called upon to assist with sophisticated corporate and M&A matters in the Nordic region from a wide range of industry segments, including the technology, gaming, life sciences, and fintech sectors. The team is experienced in handling mid-market and high-end transactions of both domestic and cross-border nature. Anders Malmström heads up the practice and specialises in corporate and M&A deals in the infrastructure sector. Mathias Berggren has extensive expertise in high-value private equity and growth capital transactions, while Peter Ihrfelt focuses on M&A and investments within the gaming and energy sectors. Senior associate Jesper Lindbom focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions.

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Testimonials

‘Problem solving and solution oriented approach. Client and industry knowledge. Great international reach.’

‘Excellent client knowledge, availability, solution oriented approach.’

‘Strong ethics and morals as well and strong commercial mindset within the team.’

‘Service minded and excellent experts.’

‘The team that we work with at DLA Piper is efficient in their method and assist us with more than just a specific transaction. We work together with them side by side and they truly adjust the way they work to adopt to any given situation. We feel very safe working with them knowing that they ensure the best possible result for us.’

‘Mikael Moreira is the go-to-guy in Sweden for investment side mandates in all range of venture investments. Pragmatic, efficient and with great industry insights. The perfect trusted adviser.’

‘Peter Ihrfelt stands out for his commercial mindset and solution oriented mindset.’

‘Jesper Lindbom has taken big steps and is a big security for us in our transactions. He has good knowledge on the details and lead the younger associates so that the end product is up to our standards. Jesper is a lawyer that you can pick up the phone and call and feel safe about the answers that he gives you on the go.’

Key clients

Polhem Infra

Stillfront Group

EQT

PPG Industries

GE Healthcare

Shareholders of Svefa Holding

Nordic e trade

Eurazeo Growth

Eurazeo Brands

Voi Technology

Netrounds

Global Gaming 555

Nordic Nest

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB has extensive experience in handling data-related matters for global financial institutions, high-tech companies, defence clients and other businesses across multiple jurisdictions. Jennie Nilsson heads up the practice and advises on data privacy and information security issues as a part of cross-border transactions.

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Testimonials

‘The team continuously works with creating tools and using technology to make data privacy a business enabler and not a showstopper.’

‘Stand out for their availability, level of services, the way they acted and treated me during the period they helped me.’

‘They were always quick in their responses and very accurate in their services. Very competent in the way in which they would summarize complex issues and come up with a useful solution.’

Key clients

ICA Gruppen

ICA Sverige

ICA Handlarnas Förbund

Apotek Hjärtat

ICA Banken

AFA Försäkring

Wallenius Marine

Pfizer

Swedbank

GE

Klarna Bank

Region Skåne

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

Swedbank

BNP Paribas Bank

SKL Kommentus

LIF

KRY

Voi Technology

Indivd

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Clients of Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB benefit from significant cross-practice and cross-sector strengths as the team combines expertise across the firm’s insolvency, regulatory, construction and insurance practice groups. The team is particularly strong in international arbitration matters with Karl-Oscar Dalin acting as the head of international disputes. Henrik Wollsén handles domestic disputes with a focus on construction matters, while Gunnar Johansson provides commercial litigation experience. Johan Englund and David Johansson are also key names.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Wollsén; Karl-Oscar Dalin

Testimonials

‘The dispute resolution is led by a very astute leader, Karl-Oscar Dalin. Johan Englund as the other senior member of the team is not only capable but gives attention to detail which is critical in complex fact led litigation. The DLA Piper team in Stockholm must rate highly in the space they occupy. I can vouch for the fact that their collaborative approach meant that the client found the legal team on all issues that he felt were important to his case. Their arbitration experience was second to none and their approach was thorough and meticulous.’

‘Karl-Oscar Dalin with extensive experience across in house and private practice has the business touch to his armoury of legal skills. He is able to look at the big picture which from a clients’ perspective means that he is capable of looking at innovative solutions to complex matters. Johan Englund is a man of detail and which makes for a classic litigator who appreciates that unless you do not master your facts you cannot make good of your legal arguments. They both have an inclusive and open mind to matters which go beyond Swedish law as would be the case in most international arbitrations.’

Sweden > Employment Tier 3

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB has a comprehensive employment law offering with contentious and non-contentious expertise. The team acts in a wide range of employment and trade union disputes while also handling reorganisation procedures and issues linked to data privacy. Practice head Björn Rustare has extensive experience in relation to collective bargaining agreements, working environment issues and trade union disputes. Johan Zetterström joined from Baker McKenzie in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Björn Rustare

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Björn Rustare is our top pick for employment advice. Always nice to deal with and quick to respond.’

‘Quick and helpful answers.’

‘Björn Rustare always has quick answers and an attitude to find the quickest and easiest solution.’

‘Björn Rustare, partner at DLA, is exceptionally good. Personality, competence and a unique business understanding makes him the perfect partner when managing difficult situations and dealing with employment matters. A pleasure to work with.’

‘The employment law team is very knowledgeable and can always guide us in the right direction. I highly appreciate that they take the time to always understand our business in order to give advice that is relevant to our specific needs and not a general answer. They flag risks in time so we are aware of what we need to do and keep in mind. This way we minimize the risk of missing information or making costly mistakes that can affect our business.’

‘Björn Rustare gets along with everyone, can be direct without creating any conflict and is always calm regardless of how stressful or challenging any situation we encounter.’

Björn Rustare is very responsive and always dedicated to delivering high-quality answers. He is solid, diligent and can quickly grasp what the core issue is and what would be suitable advice for the specific situation. This is one of the reasons for him always being extremely efficient.’

Key clients

Voi Technology

Securitas

Combient

The North Alliance

Jensen Education

Jernhusen

EQT

ICA Group

Sandvik

BNP Paribas

Tink

GE

Reason Studios

MyDrivingAcademy

ITV Studios Nordic

Turner Broadcasting System Europe

AFA Försäkring

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

Telia Company

Jobandtalent

Sweden > IT and telecoms Tier 3

The IP and technology group at Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB works closely with its Nordic platform, which has offices across Norway, Finland and Denmark and advises clients on technology and telecoms matters. It handles a broad range of matters, including cloud computing, data protection, licensing and financing mandates, trade mark protection issues and litigation. Anna Jussil Broms heads up the team and has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Former practice head Sanna Lundkvist left for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Anna Jussil Broms

Other key lawyers:

Mikael Moreira

Testimonials

‘DLA has been very accessible and answers questions in a very short time frame, even if there are new topics that we haven’t worked together on previously.’

‘Anna Jussil Broms has great experience in IT agreements and is able to give complex legal advice adapting to the needs of the client.’

‘The team immediately understood our needs and made any complex issue seem manageable.’

‘I could tell that there was great team work and communication between the colleagues.’

‘They really know how to leverage their different skill sets and areas of expertise.’

‘Anna Jussil Broms is exceptionally bright and knowledgeable within her area of expertise.’

‘Anna Jussil Broms has always – regardless of the time of the day – been available and she makes me feel like her highest priority.’

‘Anna Jussil Broms is very professional and with her high level of knowledge she performed the tasks extremely well.’

Key clients

EQT

Baffin Bay Networks

SignUp Software

Voi Technologies

The Walt Disney Company Nordic

Dynamic Code

Collegial

Xshore

Iovance

AFA Försäkring

Kebitz

LIF

Njuice (Squid)

Heart Aerospace

GE Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Advising EQT on the group’s technology matters as well as technology-related transactions and investments.
  • Advising Voi Technologies on a wide array of IT contracts, including licensing agreements, terms and conditions work for eight-plus jurisdictions, consultancy agreements and service agreements.
  • Advising Kebitz on all legal matters, especially in relation to e-commerce, payment solutions and privacy matters linked to its business.

Sweden > EU and competition Tier 4

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB substantially bolstered its competition practice with the addition of Erik Brändt Öfverholm and Philip Thorell to the team from Baker McKenzie. Öfverholm now leads the practice, which provides strategic advice to clients on competition law, handles merger notifications, and represents companies facing investigations by the Swedish Competition Authority. The team’s client base includes investment funds as well as companies in the real estate, healthcare, and consumer goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Erik Brändt Öfverholm

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A responsive team in the field of competition law.’

‘Erik Brändt Öfverholm and Philip Thorell have been very responsive and competent.’

‘Erik Brändt Öfverholm is a very service minded, humble and engaged lawyer, and he seems to enjoy his work which makes it fun to work together with him. He puts in an effort to go an extra mile in term’s of keeping the business informed on developments in the anti-trust area.’

‘The team at DLA Sweden is very knowledgeable in a wide range of competition law areas and the team is very responsive. In particular practice head Erik Brändt Öfverholm is recommended. He is very pragmatic and quickly understands the business side of things and advice is always precise and to the point.’

‘Erik Brändt Öfverholm is my regular go to counsel for any competition law related question. He also has a very talented associate Philip Thorell who I regularly speak with. What stands out is that they have a commercial approach and really make an effort to understand client and the business and the advice is clear-cut. Another aspect of the DLA team is the availability and being very responsive at all times.’

‘Erik Brändt Öfverholm provides excellent advice. His advice is pragmatic, business oriented and crisp and clear which is not always the case with academic and “heavy” topics as EU and competition law. He is a true star in his area of expertise, both from a legal perspective but also in communicating.’

‘Erik Brändt Öfverholm is highly skilled within the relevant legal field, yet pragmatic with a necessary commercial understanding. Communicative.’

‘Erik Brändt Öfverholm is extremely knowledgeable and understands business.’

Key clients

Amazon Web Services

Storskogen

Stillfront

Bil Sweden

St1 Sverige AB

Vitamin Well

Ekman Group

Riksbyggen

Hedda Car

Work highlights

  • Advising St1 Sverige on a variety of Swedish and EU competition law matters, including strategic issues regarding agreements and market behaviour and other matters for the petrol station industry.
  • Advising Amazon Web Services on a variety of Swedish and EU competition law matters.
  • Advised Stillfront on the competition law aspects of several acquisitions.

Sweden > Intellectual property and media Tier 4

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB acts for both Swedish and international clients on intellectual property matters, advising on the registration of trade marks and commercial agreements involving IP. Sanna Lundqvist departed the practice in April 2021, and Anna Jussil Broms now leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Anna Jussil Broms

Testimonials

‘Anna Jussil Broms is very pragmatic and business minded, yet she is always well prepared and able to give complex legal advice.’

‘The team immediately understood our needs and made any complex issue seem manageable. I could tell that there was great team work and communication between the colleagues of the team. They really know how to leverage their different skill sets and areas of expertise.’

‘Anna Jussil Broms is exceptionally bright and knowledgeable within her area of expertise. Mrs Jussil Broms has always – regardless the time of the day – been available and she makes me feel like we are her highest priority (although I know that she has many other clients, of course). To sum it up, Anna has always made me feel secure and in good hands in all of our legal matters. I can’t think of a better lawyer and would recommend any tech-company to hire her.’

‘Service minded, solution oriented.’

‘Anna Jussil Broms has helped out in a very good and proactive way.’

‘We have had DLA Piper as an adviser in a sponsorship deal and their experience was very valuable and gave us key insights which we would not have had the opportunity to highlight in the negotiations if it were not for them.’

‘Experience, creativity and a fine balance between pushing strongly and realizing we as the client call the last shot. Good at clearly defining the consequences of various actions so decisions could be made with a purpose.’

Key clients

Swedish Ski Association (Svenska Skidförbundet)

Spring Media

Splay One

BOB Film Sweden

Brand New Content

Brand New Television

Strix Television

Voi Technology

Discovery Communication

Egmont Publishing

Eyeworks Scandi Fiction

MTG Modern Studios

Nice Entertainment Sweden and This is Nice

Kebitz

Sesamy

Readly

Stella Nova Filmproduktion

VeriFone Sweden

Green Storage

Happy Socks

William Hill

Wazdan Holding

Fair Play Bets

Baffin Bay Networks

Banijay Group

Filmlance International

LIF

Casio Scandinavia

Lidan Marine

N365 Group

EQT

Henkel Norden

Axiell Group

Xshore

Work highlights

  • Advised SSF on the contract negotiation with Svenska Spel as new head sponsor.
  • Assisted Silver Spring Media and the Swedish Floorball Association with the tender for, and licensing of, audio-visual media rights to the Swedish Super League for the 2021 to 2025 seasons.
  • Advised the founders of Sesamy AB on the establishment and launch of Sesamy and its non-subscription based service of e-books and audio books.

Global co-chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-chief executive officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.


 

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.

For more information on our specific D&I initiatives please see www.dlapiper.com


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