Firm Profile > DLA Piper > Stockholm, Sweden

DLA Piper
PO BOX 7315

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

With a long established practice in data privacy and an extensive global client base, DLA Piper is well-placed to handle the full suite of data issues including large-scale data processing applications, GDPR implementation and compliance work, cross-border data sharing matters and representation before the Data Inspection Board. Clients praised the firm’s provision of innovative tools and apps which help facilitate daily data privacy and protection requirements. Practice head Johan Sundberg is also part of the firm’s market-leading employment practice, and is well-placed to assist with employee data mandates.

Practice head(s):

Johan Sundberg


DLA Piper has a sound business understanding and has created many tools to simplify and enhance the implementation of complex matters, which in turn enhanced our level of compliance.

Johan Sundberg’s team has a unique business understanding of their clients and how to make privacy a business enabler in a wide range of situations.

Key clients

ICA Gruppen

ICA Sverige

ICA Handlarnas Förbund

Apotek Hjärtat

ICA Banken

AFA Försäkring

PwC Sweden

Wallenius Marine




Klarna Bank

Svensk Handel

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling


BNP Paribas Bank

SKL Kommentus


Employment Tier 1

The client base of DLA Piper’s employment practice comprises significant global names in the financial services, retail, designer fashion, entertainment and pharmaceuticals sectors. Led by Johan Sundberg, the team is routinely instructed to handle large-scale reorganisations and terminations, SCC arbitration proceedings, landmark litigation in the upper courts and the employment aspects of corporate expansions, which benefit from the firm’s pan-Nordic presence. Mats Borgström is acting in a landmark case concerning the applicability of domestic, European and ECHR law to the right to take industrial action. New recruit Björn Rustare, who joined from Osborne Clarke, enhances the team’s expertise in incentive programmes, while senior associate Dino Kalamujic often assists with collective bargaining matters and other trade union consultations.

Practice head(s):

Johan Sundberg

Key clients

Confederation of Swedish Professionals



ITV Studios Nordic

Jimmy Choo


Turner Broadcasting System Europe

AFA Försäkring

ICA Group


Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

Wallenius Marine



VOI Scooters


Jensen Education


BNP Paribas Bank

Energy Tier 1

DLA Piper is a leading name for onshore wind power projects; practice head Peter Ihrfelt advises Swedish and international developers on the development, construction and divestment of high-value projects across Europe. Energy sector financing is a core strength for Björn Sjöberg, who acts on significant renewable energy investments and handles financing and refinancing transactions. The practice also works closely with the real estate and environment departments to negotiate land acquisitions and other contractual arrangements for the development of power plants and other energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Peter Ihrfelt

Key clients


HSH Nordbank

Kalmar Energi


Nord LB

OX2 Group


SoleTech Energy Sweden


Telge Energi

Åsele Vindkraft

Credit Suisse


Enligt Renewable Energy

Insolvency Tier 1

Erik Selander leads DLA Piper’s Nordic-wide insolvency expertise and handles complex cross-border financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings for an international corporate client base. On the domestic front, Selander, practice head Kent HägglundJonas Premfors and Lars Wiking are routinely court mandated as administrators on high-value bankruptcies and reorganisations; the group recently acted as co-administrator on the winding-up of Saab. The team also assists client in the real estate, consumer fashion, retail, life insurance and investment services sectors.

Practice head(s):

Kent Hägglund


The insolvency team at DLA Piper has a very good all-round awareness of key factors when dealing with Insolvency cases, such as financials, accounting matters and tax matters. To me it seems like they are better than their competitors in this regard.

The team has a lot of experience and knowledge having dealt with any kind of insolvency situations possible under Swedish law. They are especially good at dealing with larger, more complex insolvency and restructuring.

The team is knowledgeable, experienced and professional.

Lars Wiking is a highly qualified insolvency partner. Very experienced and good to work with, very pragmatic and client friendly.

Erik Selander is appreciated for his thorough knowledge of the financial system and the workings of banks.

Kent Hägglund and Jonas Premfors are both reliable experts in their field.

Key clients

ADGC Properties

Apsis Liv Försäkrings


Gothemsgården Gotland

Indiska Magasinet


RE Education


SAAB Automobile

SAAB Automobile Tools

SAAB Automobile Powertrain

JC Sverige


Teri Property

QV group of companies


Aitrops Event

Aligera Holding including Aligera Wind Group

Insurance Tier 1

DLA Piper provides leading names in the Nordic insurance market with regulatory, contentious and transactional advice and leverages the firm's cross-border expertise on international mandates. The practice has notable expertise in the insurtech field and the team advises on regulatory and commercial issues pertaining to cutting-edge digital insurance solutions. Practice head Arthur Csatho, who took over the role from the now retired Bengt Kärde, is often instructed by clients in high-value claims litigation, including complex cyber insurance issues. With the addition of Peter Sarkia, who joined from MAQS Advokatbyrå, the team also fields expertise in cross-border cooperation agreements and advises on policy terms and commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Csatho


Peter Sarkia always available and on track, in particular when dealing with tight time frames. He stays calm with a necessary overview on things even when it gets rough.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Recent highlights for the banking and finance team at DLA Piper included practice head Björn Sjöberg handling project financing mandates in the onshore wind farm industry, while Marianne Ramel advised on a range of acquisition finance transactions for lenders and borrowers. Asset-backed lending and export financing mandates are areas of expertise for Mikael Kövamees, while Carl Schwieler is a go-to name for leveraged and structured finance work. The client list comprises international lenders, property fund managers and investment funds, as well as Nordic private equity funds on the borrower side. Senior associate Joséphine Tessmar is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Björn Sjöberg


Provides commitment, availability and deep knowledge

Key clients

Ares Management

Armada Mezzanine



Ture Invest

Nest Capital


AddSecure Acquisitions

Stillfront Group

Round Hill Capital

STG Partners

Credit Suisse Infrastructure Partners

HSH Nordbank

Tax Tier 2

DLA Piper’s tax team advises on domestic tax issues as well as cross-border mandates through the firm’s international network. Practice head Erik Björkeson and senior associate Magnus Hagevi routinely provide tax advice on large-scale corporate transactions and company restructurings, particularly in the private equity, real estate and life sciences sectors. On the contentious side, the team is handling litigation relating to interest deduction rules and tax reassessments by the Swedish Tax Agency; senior counsel Fredrik Gustafsson is a go-to name for the latter.

Practice head(s):

Erik Björkeson


Magnus Hagevi is solutions oriented with his advice. Most importantly, we trust that he has the knowledge to support and help us as a company.

Key clients

Svenska S Holding 2 AB and CVC

Aktiebolaget Electrolux


Tec Ex

Avia Pharma

Green Park


Kaupthing Sverige

Euclid Transactional UK

AIG Property Casualty


Access Capital Partners

RebTel Networks

Shape Technologies

Masimo Sweden

Svenska Blount Aktiebolag

Lombard North Central

Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V., the Netherlands, Nordic FIL

Nordic Mezzanine Fund

Åre 2019

Capital markets Tier 3

A roster of corporate clients instructs DLA Piper's capital markets team on the full breadth of mandates, from initial debt and equity listings on the First North market to relistings and subsequent issuances on the regulated market. Practice co-heads Richard Folke and Emma Norburg work closely with the firm’s banking and finance experts to devise bond term strategies, and Peder Grandinson is a go-to name for underwriting expertise.

Practice head(s):

Richard Folke; Emma Norburg


DLA Piper provides high-quality, personal service.

Key clients

Stillfront Group


Moment Group

Cell Impact


Avanza Bank Holding


Avega Group

Med Cap

SoltTech Energy Sweden

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

DLA Piper’s integrated pan-Nordic group handles cross-border transactions, which are regularly led from the Stockholm office by group head Anders Malmström. Global and domestic corporate clients and private equity funds instruct the team on mid-market and high-end share acquisitions and portfolio divestments. Malmström also has expertise in establishing joint venture vehicles and investment structures.

Practice head(s):

Anders Malmström


They make you feel like a valued customer.

The team has good understanding of our business, and what we deem important in a transaction. The team is also perceived by sellers and their advisors as being competent, focussed on finding solutions and nice to do business with.

Mats Jansson is very professional and always available.

Mathias Berggren has an excellent feel for what is commercially relevant and adjusts his advice accordingly. He also works well with the other parties’ advisors and creates a good negotiating atmosphere. He is also very available and easy to work with.

Key clients

Avanza Bank Holding

Avega Group



CPA Global

Discovery Networks



First Swedish National Pension Fund





Investment AB Öresund

Josab International

Lars Weibull

Läkemedelsindustriföreningen (LIF)

JF Hillebrand

Motorola Mobility


Noonday Asset Management

Nordic Capital

NS Intressenter

O2 Vind

ONE Media Holding


Online Group Europe





Raysearch Laboratories

Readly International

Rutland Partners

Second Swedish Pension Fund


SolTech Energy Sweden

Statkraft Sverige

Symphony Technology Group Partners

Stockholms Stadshus



Swedish Shareholders Association

Verdane Capital Advisors

Vision Capital Partners

Storskogen Invest

Canfor Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 3

DLA Piper has notable strength in commercial dispute resolution, particularly insurance claims, with the hire of Peter Sarkia from MAQS Advokatbyrå. Practice head Karl-Oscar Dalin is a go-to name for international arbitration proceedings; he has recently acted in east-west disputes in the energy, construction and real estate sectors. Other areas of expertise include recovery disputes arising from bankruptcies and contentious mandates arising from pension investments. Johan Englund brings experience in banking and finance litigation.

Practice head(s):

Karl-Oscar Dalin

Key clients

Iovance Biotherapeutics

Bankruptcy estate of Kaupthing Bank

EFG Bank



Folksam Group

HSB Bostad

Landshypotek Bank

Länsförsäkringar Bank

Oscar Properties



SAAB Bankruptcy estate

Santander Consumer Bank


SSM Living

Spendrups Bryggeriaktiebolag

Svenska Bostäder


Oscar Properties Bygg

Nimbus Boats Sweden

Intellectual property and media Tier 3

The IP and media practice at DLA Piper is a key choice for global publishers, film and TV studios, games developers, news corporations and other media institutions for the full spectrum of issues. Practice head Emil Ödling advises on copyright law, distribution negotiations, trade mark matters, marketing law, freedom of press matters and IP commercialisation work. Sports law is also a key area of strength for the group, and the team is also seeing an increase in mandates from the gambling sector. Senior associate Christopher Büller advises a range of clients from the automotive, clothing and retail sectors on trade mark infringement and enforcement strategy issues.

Practice head(s):

Emil Ödling


DLA has a great understanding of the IP and media business.

Emil Ödling understands our needs in the cases we present to him. He will see solutions in very complicated legal negotiations which is always extremely helpful for us.

Key clients

Bonnier Group



Black Spark Film & TV

BOB Film Sweden

Brand New Content

Brand New Television

B-Reel Films

Commercial Sports Media

Strix Television

Strix Drama

Discovery Communication


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


Stella Nova Filmproduktion

The Association of Swedish Film and TV Producers

Titan Television

VeriFone Sweden

Green Storage

OTW Television

IT and telecoms Tier 3

DLA Piper advises on financing arrangements, licensing agreements, brand strategies and IoT and cloud-computing regulation for a client base of international electronics, digital services, cybersecurity and private equity companies. The team is led by Emil Ödling, who acts for telecoms clients on cooperation agreements, user terms issues and general telecoms regulation. The team also assists the firm's corporate team with regulatory and merger control issues relating to M&A transactions in the IT and telecoms sector.

Practice head(s):

Emil Ödling

Key clients

AFA Försäkring

Apple Tree Productions AB

Baffin Bay Networks

Black Spark Film och TV

Bonnier Group

Brand New Content

Casio Scandinavia

Commercial Sports Media


Electric Industries

The General Electric Company


HCL Technologies

The ICA group of companies

Lidan Marine


The North Alliance

Office IT Partner Group

Readly International

Svensk Handel

VeriFone Sweden

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling


Warner Bros. International Television Production Sverige


Åre 2019

Real estate Tier 3

DLA Piper advises a notable list of real estate investors, developers and property owners on the full range of transactions including commercial property and hotel purchases, acquisitions of logistics portfolios and residential property divestments. Key contacts include Jan Råssjö, Anders Malmström and practice head Gustaf Ström, who also handle commercial leasing negotiations and other tenancy law mandates. The firm’s global network also attracts key clients from the US, Germany and across the Nordics.

Practice head(s):

Gustaf Ström


Provides quick responses with a good knowledge of the real estate sector.

We highly recommend DLA Piper for their fast response times, business knowledge and appropriateness of advice and Jan Råssjö for his good advice and fast service.

Key clients

Aberdeen Asset Management

BOUW Fonds


DTZ Sweden


Första AP-Fonden





Rockspring PIM

Round Hill Capital

S.t Erik Markutveckling

Savills Investment Management

Savills Förvaltnings



Svenska Bostäder

Tobin Properties

Infratek Sverige

OX2 Wind


Oscar Properties

SSM Living


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 for further information about the firm.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Christopher Büller  photo Mr Christopher Büller
Mr Erik Björkeson  photo Mr Erik Björkeson
Mr Mats Borgström  photo Mr Mats Borgström
 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
 Katarzyna Waclawek  photo Katarzyna Waclawek


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