Firm Profile > DLA Piper > Stockholm, Sweden

DLA Piper
KUNGSGATAN 9
PO BOX 7315
103 90 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

With a track record in handling data privacy projects across multiple jurisdictions, DLA Piper is sought after by global financial institutions and corporates from the industrial, defence and technology sectors. Practice head Johan Sundberg and senior associates Johan Thörn and Daniel Eriksson advise on GDPR implementation projects and strategies, and handle multijurisdictional cybersecurity mandates using a suite of bespoke UX tools including the firm's in-house CyberTrak tool. Sundberg is retained as a DPO for numerous high-profile companies, and also has strength in employee data-related issues.

Practice head(s):

Johan Sundberg

Other key lawyers:

Johan Thörn; Daniel Eriksson

Testimonials

‘Very good competence within data privacy.’

‘Daniel Eriksson is a very professional advocate and has shown a great understanding of our business needs.’

‘The team has exceptional knowledge in their practice area and are able to produce simplified and to-the-point advice and tools in a complex area of law. Where other teams propose lengthy and complicated solutions, DLA Piper are able to follow the legal requirements yet be simplified and have the client’s business in mind.’

‘Johan Sundberg possess an exceptional level of knowledge combined with business understanding not found elsewhere.’

‘Swift and high-quality feedback.’

‘Johan Sundberg is excellent.’

Key clients

ICA Gruppen

ICA Sverige

ICA Handlarnas Förbund

Apotek Hjärtat

ICA Banken

AFA Försäkring

PwC Sweden

Wallenius Marine

Pfizer

Swedbank

GE

Klarna Bank

Svensk Handel

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

BNP Paribas Bank

SKL Kommentus

LIF

KRY

Energy Tier 1

DLA Piper's top-flight energy practice is a go-to name for onshore energy project; practice head Peter Ihrfelt regularly advises on high-value project investments, divestments and developments across Sweden for global players. The group also handles the related regulatory issues, including for combined heat and power installations. Björn Sjöberg has expertise in energy project financings, and recently assisted with a number of the largest wind farm projects in the country. Mats Eriksson and senior associate Johan Forsling also have active M&A practices in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Peter Ihrfelt

Other key lawyers:

Björn Sjöberg; Mats Eriksson; Johan Forsling

Testimonials

‘Very deep sector knowledge, acquired by experience. Strong business acumen. Pragmatic in way of working with the client and treats counterparties in a respectful manner.’

‘Peter Ihrfelt is very experienced, business minded, pragmatic.’

‘Peter Ihrfelt stands out for his solid sector knowledge and professional approach. We see him in almost every deal and it is always a pleasure. While deals and terms may be complex from time to time, when Peter is onboard you often get things done and complex items become easier. We can also see that he is part of the “centre of gravity” where market practice often is set.’

‘Their strengths are that they are very service minded and comprehend complex matters in a brilliant manner.’

‘Johan Forsling is very dedicated and knows our business to some extent better then I do. He is very reliable and professional.’

‘This team, especially Johan Forsling (as he’s the one we have mainly worked with), is very knowledgeable, accommodating and able to understand our specific needs for a project. Thus they give relevant and good help whenever needed.’

‘Johan Forsling is very knowledgeable not only concerning the law but also the environmental science and the issues we work with on a daily basis. Thus he makes a valuable partner who understand our needs and can help with relevant advice whenever needed.’

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

Insolvency Tier 1

DLA Piper handles domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring projects for big-ticket real estate, retail, manufacturing and infrastructure clients. Practice head Jonas Premfors and Kent Hägglund primarily act as court appointed administrators and liquidators on bankruptcy procedures; Premofrs is currently advising on investigations and clawback issues for investments services clients. Erik Selander has expertise in handling financial restructurings for providers and borrowers across the Nordic region, and Lars Wiking recently advised on the winding up of real estate portfolios for international financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Premfors

Other key lawyers:

Kent Hägglund; Erik Selander; Lars Wiking

Testimonials

‘A very heavy player in the Nordic market.’

‘Very high level of competence, great international reach through the DLA network.’

‘A collective of hands-on lawyers with very good legal knowledge and high availability.’

‘Top-tier insolvency practice.’

‘Lars Wiking – wealth of experience and very client friendly.’

‘Great knowledge on the subject. Good support from other parts of the practice when needed.’

‘Jonas Premfors is experienced, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and in control throughout the process.’

‘Very experienced team with exceptional sector knowledge.’

Key clients

ADGC Properties

Aitrops Event

Aligera Holding including Aligera Wind Group

Allianceplus

Aspis Liv Försäkrings

Componenta Främmestad

Crystal Retail (Swarovski)

Dals Konfektyr

Indiska Magasinet

QV group of companies

RE Education

Rushrail

SAAB Automobile group of companies

TeknikMagasinet

Teri Property

Trinitas group of companies

Twilfit

Venue Retail Group

Insurance Tier 1

Top-flight insurers, intermediaries and policyholders instruct DLA Piper on mandates across the breadth of the insurance sector. The practice has carved out a reputation in the insurtech space, advising innovative companies on business expansions and operational issues. Practice head Arthur Csatho covers contentious and non-contentious mandates including compensation claims, cross-border transactional and regulatory matters, W&I issues and novel cyber-risk matters. Senior associate David Johansson adds litigation expertise to the team, while Peter Sarkia and Fredrik Wiberg are experienced in corporate and regulatory insurance matters respectively.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Csatho

Other key lawyers:

David Johansson; Peter Sarkia; Fredrik Wiberg

Testimonials

‘Very personable approach and quick response times. Very proactive. More so than some of its competitors. Great sector experience.’

‘Arthur Csatho in Sweden has been excellent. An expert in his field. Incredibly proactive and gets on top of issues before they turn into difficulties. A very personable approach to brokers which makes delivery of difficult messages land well.’

‘One of the key strengths was that I could send a question related to several jurisdictions and get back a consolidated answer which made it very simple to compare the legal landscape in several jurisdictions.’

‘They have all been very service minded, provided crisp advice in a timely and cost-effective manner.’

‘I associate the words knowledge, strategy and effort with the team. They repeatedly surpassed my expectations. The team’s wide range of practical knowledge and how to apply it in court was a success factor.’

‘My work was primarily with David Johansson. His performance in court still fills me with joy. Intelligent, ambitious, smart and driven are a few words, but I could make the list longer with ease. David saw beyond the obvious and executed the strategy excellent. Mr Johansson is a keeper!’

‘Very adaptable to the client, their requirements and situation. Very flexible and available which makes it easier to progress with urgent work tasks. Worked with other law firms to some extent, but I would never change from DLA Piper in insurance.’

‘David Johansson is always available, feels very safe and secure and from first response knows the degree of the problem, and how to tackle it. Pivotal for our success.’

Banking and finance Tier 2

DLA Piper’s finance and projects experts regularly receive instructions in the renewables sector, including handling international lending mandates for wind farm projects and senior secured green loans for solar energy companies. Practice head Björn Sjöberg handles highly complex, multibillion-SEK refinancing restructurings, while Carl Schwieler, Mikael Kövamees and senior associate Joséphine Tessmar advise on all leveraged, asset-backed and private debt financing instructions. Marianne Ramel, who heads up the firm’s Nordic China Desk, is a desirable name for lenders and borrowers with a Chinese nexus.

Practice head(s):

Björn Sjöberg

Other key lawyers:

Carl Schwieler; Mikael Kövamees; Joséphine Tessmar; Marianne Ramel

Testimonials

‘Has a deep knowledge of real estate transactions.’

‘In-depth knowledge of project finance with strong international experience. Great client attention. Sizeable team and cross-border capacity with sister firms within the network.’

‘I cannot praise Marianne Ramel enough for her availability, willingness to help, open mind and excellent framework of international project finance deals. It certainly made a difference in structuring the €600m reference transaction that we have worked together on.’

‘Broad banking and finance knowledge. One stop shop when it comes to banking.’

‘High level of competence and broad experience.’

‘Very flexible, relaxed and competent team. Marianne Ramel is a very dedicated, competent and charismatic partner to work with. Joséphine Tessmar is also very nice to work with.’

Key clients

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Ares Management

Savills Investment Management

Swedbank

AddSecure Acquisitions

Stillfront Group

Round Hill Capital

STG Partners

Credit Suisse Infrastructure Partners

HSH Nordbank

Advanced SolTech Sweden AB

Bergvik Skog AB

Employment Tier 2

DLA Piper is a go-to firm for instructions at the cross section of employment and data privacy law. Practice head Johan Sundberg handles global employee data transfers, collective bargaining agreements, strategic reorganisations and senior executive contracts for an extensive global client base. Following the retirement of employment disputes partner Mats Borgström, senior associate Dino Kalamujic is a key contact for termination disputes.

Practice head(s):

Johan Sundberg

Other key lawyers:

Dino Kalamujic; Björn Rustare

Testimonials

‘What I love about working with DLA is that they are present in so many jurisdictions. For me being a client operating in more 14 countries this is a great advantage. We work with DLA both for privacy matters and employment law. Dino Kalamujic is coordinating all our projects within employment law and he is outstanding. He is easy going without compromising on his professionalism. He is a true people person and has the ability to understand the client on a personal and commercial level. He is a very skilled lawyer with an amazing ability to utilise the international network of a multinational law firm.’

‘An excellent combination of business understanding and legal knowledge providing guidance that is not only legally correct but also works in the business.’

‘Social and communication skills balanced with effectiveness of processing urgent matters.’

‘I have been working with DLA Piper for quite some time now and I’m really satisfied with the results and the service. They are always quick, pragmatic, to the point, challenging you in your way of thinking, coming up with creative and alternative solutions and making big problems feel easy to overcome. Working with DLA Piper is a true partnership.’

Key clients

Confederation of Swedish Professionals

Discovery

GE

ITV Studios Nordic

Jimmy Choo

EasyPark

Turner Broadcasting System Europe

AFA Försäkring

ICA Group

Sandvik

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

Wallenius Marine

Tink

Jernhusen

VOI Technology

Securitas

Jensen Education

PwC

BNP Paribas Bank

Marsh & McLennan

Combient

Fram Skandinavien

Reco Sverige

Tax Tier 2

Key sectors of expertise for DLA Piper’s tax team include the real estate, life sciences, private equity and venture capital industries. Practice head Erik Björkeson and senior associate Magnus Hagevi have a strong corporate tax focus, acting as lead counsel on domestic and international share acquisitions and sales, fund establishments (including real estate funds) and all other M&A activity for blue-chip clients. The group also provides advice on internal tax assessments and transfer pricing issues.

Practice head(s):

Erik Björkeson

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Hagevi

Testimonials

‘DLA Piper’s tax team in Sweden is our go-to team when it comes to Swedish tax questions. They are responsive, practical and have good knowledge of the market.’

‘Erik Björkeson is always available and comes up with clear and practical answers to complicated problems.’

‘The strength of the team is the deep knowledge and fast feedback.’

‘Experienced tax team within M&A more generally, and also being boosted with new hires this year. Great value overall in terms of the advice.’

Key clients

Svenska S Holding 2 (CVC)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The diverse client portfolio of DLA Piper’s corporate and M&A practice comprises mid-market private equity and venture capital funds, corporate names in the IT, technology, medtech and infrastructure sectors, and high-profile domestic pension funds. Practice head Anders Malmström is currently engaged on a number of carve outs, takeover bids and investment fund deals. Mathias Berggren and senior associate Jesper Lindblom are stand-out names for private M&A deals, while Peter Ihrfelt recently handled substantial sales for energy and natural resources clients.

Practice head(s):

Anders Malmström

Other key lawyers:

Mathias Berggren; Jesper Lindblom; Peter Ihrfelt

Testimonials

‘Diligent and responsive in all aspects, gives us efficient M&A processes.’

‘Mathias Berggren has the experience and pretty much knows what we want to accomplish going into a transaction and we end up with the important aspects early on. No waste of time.’

‘Professional, dedicated, high attention and business acumen.’

‘Great attention from partner but exceptional attention from senior associate Jesper Lindbom.’

‘Fantastic commitment! Understands our business and our goals almost better than us.’

‘Peter Ihrfelt is exceptionally good at making deals happen. Keeps the process smooth and has full control of the legal as well psychological parts of negotiations.’

‘From this team you will receive advice that is relevant for your operations. They are alert to your needs and will also help you think ahead. They act professionally and do not waste time on questions that have no commercial value for their client.’

‘Jesper Lindbom gives his clients high attention and clear advice. He has great project management skills and acts very professionally.’

Key clients

Abry

Avanza Bank Holding

Avega Group

Athanase Industrial Partners

Bonnier

Bryan Garnier

CPA Global

Discovery Networks

Egmont

First Swedish National Pension Fund

GCA Altium

Höganäs

Josab International

Lars Weibull

Motorola Mobility

Noonday Asset Management

Ocean Outdoors

Oniva

Orasolv

Playtech

Readly International

Rutland Partners

Second Swedish Pension Fund

Sequent

SolTech Energy Sweden

Peas Industries

Symphony Technology Group Partners

Skarpa

SolarWinds

Stillfront Group

Svevik Industri

Vision Capital Partners

Canfor Corporation

EQT Partners

SEB Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Creandum

Northzone

Fairpoint Capital

GP Bullhound

Bregal Investments

Founders of Säkra

Storskogen

H&M

OX2

Equip

Dispute resolution Tier 3

DLA Piper's dispute resolution team leverages practice head Karl-Oscar Dalin’s pan-Nordic arbitration expertise, and Peter Sarkia’s contentious insurance experience, which encompasses class action damages and regulatory disputes; Dalin also has a reputation for handling litigation in the financial services sector. Gunnar Johansson reinforces the group's commercial litigation practice, which acts for high-profile corporate clients. The team also has a focus on real estate and construction supply chain disputes. Specialist counsel Johan Englund and senior associate David Johansson are highly praised by clients.

Practice head(s):

Karl-Oscar Dalin

Other key lawyers:

Peter Sarkia; Gunnar Johansson; Johan Englund; David Johansson; Douglas Hamilton

Testimonials

‘Over the years, I have dealt with multiple legal professionals and firms around the world. DLA Piper has by far been been the most thorough, competent and diligent firm I have had the pleasure to work with.’

‘An unbelievably astute case-centric and client-centric approach, out-of-the-box thinking and detail oriented with a formidable work ethic.’

‘I had the fortunate opportunity to work with two exemplary legal veterans at DLA Piper – Karl Oscar Dalin and Johan Englund. Both individuals presented themselves and carried out their respective fields of expertise in a comprehensive and diligent manner.’

‘Johan Englund is perhaps one of the most brilliant lawyers I have ever met in my life. His detail-oriented approach and ability to map out various events to come to a justifiably definitive conclusion was remarkable.’

‘The team was very knowledgeable about international dispute resolution and in particular, had a good understanding of the adverse parties that was useful in achieving a resolution.’

‘Karl-Oscar Dalin is client friendly and easy to work with- a good strategist and clear vision in dispute resolution. Good on his feet in court.’

‘Both David Johansson and Douglas Hamilton are extremely good lawyers. They are not just great dispute resolution lawyers, but they seams to have great knowledge when it comes to real estate law, construction law, tenant-owner-association law etc.’

‘It is a pleasure to work with Karl-Oscar Dahlin and David Johansson.’

Key clients

Iovance Biotherapeutics

Bankruptcy estate of Kaupthing through DGC Property Investment Management

EFG Bank

Egmont

Familjebostäder

Folksam Group

HSB Bostad

Landshypotek Bank

Länsförsäkringar Bank

Oscar Properties

Riksbyggen

Roche

SAAB bankruptcy estate

Santander Consumer Bank

SEB

SSM Living

Spendrups Bryggeriaktiebolag

Svenska Bostäder

Vattenfall

Delta Capital Partners Management

Nimbus Boats Sweden

Atlas Copco Group

K-Rauta

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Recent mandates for DLA Piper’s IT and telecoms practice saw the team advising on IT contract negotiations, app sale and licensing agreements, B2C divestments and the implementation of SAP systems. The group's client portfolio includes app and software developers, private equity funds and financial institutions. Sanna Lundkvist leads the team; Mikael Moreira and newly promoted partner Anna Jussil Broms are key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Sanna Lundkvist

Other key lawyers:

Mikael Moreira; Anna Jussil Broms

Testimonials

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of the legal framework and specific laws applicable in Sweden. With their great community of lawyers across the world, they stay up to date on international developments and can provide knowledge from e.g. the UK market. This means that clients can receive prudent and business-oriented advice. The senior lawyers are very experienced and business minded.’

‘Anna Jussil Broms is experienced and knowledgeable. Even though she may conduct a full legal assessment, she knows what advice the client is looking for and can identify the overall risks. She pays high attention to the clients and provides quick responses. With her network within DLA Piper, she provides great value to businesses making important decisions.’

‘Partner Anna Jussil Broms is very nice to work with, she is very confident at understanding the legal issues in our business, she gives direct and practical advice that gives us a clear understanding of how to mitigate risks in our business.’

‘Service-minded team with a deep knowledge of the modern laws within GDPR and third-party data. Effective and fast moving.’

‘Understanding of the new world and the new challenges that the traditional businesses are facing. Genuine care about their clients and their needs.’

Key clients

AFA Försäkring

Hembla

EQT

Voi Technologies

SignUp Software

Gaming Innovation Group

Apple Tree Productions

Baffin Bay Networks

Black Spark Film och TV

Bonnier Group

Brand New Content

Casio Scandinavia

Commercial Sports Media

Datalex

Electric Industries

The General Electric Company

HCL Technologies

The ICA group of companies

The International Biathlon Association

Lidan Marine

Mäklarsamfundet

Office IT Partner Group

Readly International

Silver Spring Media

Svensk Handel

VeriFone Sweden

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

Wallenius

Sandvik

Åre 2019

PwC Sweden

Klarna Bank

Swedbank

Pfizer

LIF

Real estate Tier 3

DLA Piper's position as a multinational, full-service firm allows it to provide advice on the full range of real estate mandates to leading real estate owners, investors, lenders and developers. Group head Gustaf Ström is a key name to note for joint venture investments, forward funding arrangements and development projects, while Jan Råssjö regularly advises on high-value, cross- border transactions. The group saw notable development in 2019, with the promotion of Mats Eriksson to partner.

Practice head(s):

Gustaf Ström

Other key lawyers:

Jan Råssjö; Mats Eriksson

Testimonials

‘They are always available and service-minded. Have great experience in the sector and often help when short time frames are given.’

‘They are always available, treat us personally and have a wide range of market experience. They are hands-on and solution-driven. Give practical advice customized for every situation.’

‘They advise on all sectors within real property law.’

‘The right competence for our wishes, properties and tenancies.’

Key clients

Heimstaden

BOUW Fonds

AxFast

Cushman & Wakefield

Familjebostäder

Första AP-Fonden

MHS-Bostäder

Prologis

Veidekke Eiendom

Riksbyggen

Svensk Handel Pensionskassan, försäkringsförmedling

Round Hill Capital

S:t Erik Markutveckling

Savills Investment Management

Savills Förvaltnings

Spendrups

Stockholmshem

Svenska Bostäder

Bergsundet Förvaltning

Infratek Sverige

OX2 Wind

SEB

Oscar Properties

SSM Living

Polhem

Capital markets Tier 4

DLA Piper’s capital markets team handles a high volume of equity capital markets mandates under the leadership of Richard Folke. Highlights for Folke, Peder Grandinson and Emma Norburg included advising on accelerated bookbuild procedures and recommended public offerings in the online gaming and real estate sectors. On the debt side, directed share issuances, public takeovers and bond placements are frequently handled by the practice. Though focused on advising issuers, the team also receives underwriting instructions from Nordic banks, including dual-track IPO work.

Practice head(s):

Richard Folke

Other key lawyers:

Peder Grandinson; Emma Norburg

Testimonials

‘Hands-on partners that go the extra mile for meeting deadlines and opining on difficult matters.’

Key clients

Stillfront Group

Sportamore

Moment Group

Advanced SolTech Sweden

Athanase Industrial Partner

Avanza Bank Holding

Ocean Outdoor

Catella

DistIT

Alm Equity

SoltTech Energy Sweden

Tempest Security

Netrevelation

Episurf Medical

Med Cap

NGS Group

Parans Solar Lighting

Venue Retail Group

Star Capital

Avida Holding

Net Gaming Europe

Intellectual property and media Tier 4

Sanna Lundkvist heads up DLA Piper’s IP practice following the departure of Emil Ödling to Ström Advokatbyrå. The team maintains a profile in the commercial IP space, advising a client roster of media and entertainment, sports, betting, fashion and retail brands on copyright and trade mark protection issues, gambling and advertising law (a key area for the firm globally), marketing law and transactional IP work. Anna Jussil Broms is also a key name in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Sanna Lundkvist

Other key lawyers:

Anna Jussil Broms

Testimonials

‘Competent, knowledgeable and professional with business understanding to drive the process forward with a clear mutual roadmap.’

‘Highly flexible and always reachable, good under pressure working against tight deadlines.’

‘We are very satisfied with their cooperation and the work they have conducted with us.’

Key clients

Bacademy

Baluba

Black Spark Film & TV

BOB Film Sweden

Brand New Content

Brand New Television

Strix Television

Strix Drama

Discovery Communication

Dramacorp

Egmont Tidskrifter

Eyeworks Scandi Fiction

Film i Väst

ITV Studios Nordic

Memfis Filmproduktion

Miso Film

MTG Modern Studios

Nice Drama

Nice Entertainment Sweden and This is Nice

One Nice One

Plattform Produktion

Readly International

Stella Nova Filmproduktion

Titan Television

VeriFone Sweden

Green Storage

OTW Television

Happy Socks

William Hill

Wazdan Holding

Fair Play Bets

Baffin Bay Networks

Banijay Group

Filmlance International

Embark Studios

Financial Times

Astrid Lindgren

LIF

Casio Scandinavia

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.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Erik Björkeson  photo Mr Erik Björkeson
Mr Mats Borgström  photo Mr Mats Borgström
 Christopher Büller photo Christopher Büller
 Arthur Csatho photo Arthur Csatho
Mr Kent Hägglund  photo Mr Kent Hägglund
Mr Magnus Hagevi  photo Mr Magnus Hagevi
Mr Peter Ihrfelt  photo Mr Peter Ihrfelt
 Dino Kalamujic photo Dino Kalamujic
 Johan Sundberg photo Johan Sundberg
 Joséphine Tessmar  photo Joséphine Tessmar

 

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