Firm Profile > DLA Piper > Stockholm, Sweden

DLA Piper
PO BOX 7315

Employment Tier 1

The team at DLA Piper is 'professional and highly skilled' in employment litigation; it regularly handles cases before the Labour Court and various district and administrative courts. The group has also been active in privacy and data protection work; specialist Johan Sundberg was appointed as external data privacy officer for General Electric. Other clients include Discovery, ITV Studios Nordic and Xervon. 'Great' practice head Mats Borgström is praised for 'giving straightforward advice' and senior associate Dino Kalamujic is well versed in the service, fashion, retail and media sectors.

Energy Tier 1

DLA Piper's team, which has 'excellent market knowledge', is well versed in deal structuring and transactional support, regulatory matters and energy finance work, particularly in the wind power sector. In a recent highlight, the group advised OX2 Group on the Valhalla wind project. Peter Ihrfelt leads the practice, which also includes Björn Sjöberg, special counsel Mats Eriksson and senior associate Johan Forsling.

Insolvency Tier 1

DLA Piper handles the full range of insolvency and restructuring matters and is regularly appointed as administrator by the Swedish courts. Praised for being 'very committed and supportive' and 'giving good advice based on experience', the team has notable expertise in cross-border work. 'Excellent' practice head Kent Hägglund and Erik Selander, who is 'a skilled litigator with obvious knowledge of insolvency matters', acted as administrators for Nordic technology store Teknik Magasinet on its reorganisation including assisting with wage guarantee issues and handling negotiations with its landlords, creditors and banks. Jonas Premfors and Lars Wiking are also key practitioners, and senior associate Joakim Hedström has a 'deep and thorough understanding of the field'.

Insurance Tier 1

DLA Piper's 'extremely competent and engaged' team is highly regarded in the field and has experience in transactional work, regulatory matters and cross-border disputes. The group is led by Bengt Kärde, who has significant expertise in arbitration and litigation proceedings in the insurance sector; other key names include Arthur Csatho, who handles contracts, M&A work, regulatory issues and disputes; and Alf-Peter Svensson, who specialises in licence applications to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Senior counsels Bodil Stein and Bernt Magnusson are also noteworthy. Einar Wanhainen  joined Calissendorff Swarting Advokatbyrå KB in 2018.

Banking and finance Tier 2

DLA Piper's practice is 'calm, thorough, experienced, and assists with a high level of attention'. Björn Sjöberg leads the team, which is active on the lender and borrower side in a wide range of banking and finance matters. In a recent highlight, the group advised SEB on the financing of its formation of a significant pan-Nordic portfolio of logistics properties managed by NREP. Carl Schwieler specialises in leveraged and structured finance work, while Marianne Ramel is experienced in acquisition and project finance; senior associate Joséphine Tessmar is also a key name to note.

Tax Tier 2

The department at DLA Piper is particularly experienced in the real estate, life sciences and capital markets sectors; it regularly advises on a variety of transactional tax matters and is increasingly involved in tax litigation. Erik Björkeson leads the team and has notable expertise in cross-border corporate tax structuring work; he has recently handled a range of global incentive schemes and VAT issues. Senior counsel Fredrik Gustafsson is another key practitioner.

Capital markets Tier 3

DLA Piper is active in ECM mandates including block sales, cross-border tender offers, IPOs, and moves from Nasdaq First North to the Nasdaq Stockholm main list. Peder Grandinson and Peter Ihrfelt worked with the firm's German offices to advise Stillfront on its acquisition of all shares in Altigi, and Richard Folke assisted Moment Group with a SEK200m unsecured bond issuance and subsequent listing of the bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm. Folke and Emma Norburg jointly lead the team.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

DLA Piper leverages its presence across the Nordic countries to handle cross-border mandates for a variety of corporates and private equity firms. Recent highlights include advising Stillffront on its €270m acquisition of Altigi, and practice head Anders Malmström and Petter Kjöllerström assisting Tannergården and the other minority sellers with the sale of Eitech to Vinci Energies. Mathias Berggren leads the private equity group and has experience in cross-border transactions; Mats Jansson and Peder Grandinsson are other noteworthy practitioners.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

DLA Piper is noted for its strength in construction and insurance-related disputes alongside key international arbitration experience, which leverages the firm's global network. Practice head Karl-Oscar Dalin regularly acts for clients in China, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union; he recently worked with restructuring partner Lars Wiking to represent DGC Property Investment Management in the Stockholm District Court in a dispute relating to the payment of a shareholder’s contribution. Gunnar Johansson and senior associate Erik Forsin are also key names to note. Einar Wanhainen joined Calissendorff Swarting Advokatbyrå KB in 2018.

Intellectual property and media Tier 3

DLA Piper is recognised for its 'practical view and real advice' and has a strong media focus alongside knowledge of the gaming and gambling sectors and trade mark expertise. Practice head Emil Ödling recently assisted ITV studios with its acquisition of Swedish production company Elk Production; other clients include Bonnier Group, Commercial Sports Media and Titan Television.

IT and telecoms Tier 3

DLA Piper leverages its strong presence in the Nordics to handle significant cross-border work. The team is led by Emil Ödling, who has notable experience in IT, IP and employment law. Johan Sundberg acted for GE as an external data privacy officer for several of its companies in Sweden, and senior associate Anna Jussil Broms assisted Baffin Bay Networks with technology-related and data protection issues, and also drafted various agreements and contracts for the client. Christopher Büller and Jessica Lorne are other highly active senior associates.

Real estate Tier 3

DLA Piper's clients benefit from the firm's Nordic presence, which strengthens the group's cross-border and cross-practice capabilities. Highlights included Anders Malmström advising Savills Investment Management on its purchase of four retail centres from Ikea. Other names to note are practice head Gustaf Ström and Jan Råssjö.

The firm

DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments

The Stockholm office employs 150 people, of which over 100 are lawyers. The firm provides legal advice in all areas of business law, which includes: corporate, banking and finance, IT, media, intellectual property, tax, M&A, transport and logistics, private equity, litigation, real estate, insurance, regulatory, insolvency, employment and life sciences.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: advises on the full range of Swedish and international banking, finance and investment activities. The firm acts for Swedish and international banks and other leading financial institutions, including investment banks, as well as borrowers and institutional investors.

Construction and real estate: DLA Piper has an extensive construction and property law practice. Clients include several major real estate and construction companies in Scandinavia.

Corporate: advises on, and has extensive experience in, the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, capital market law and general corporate law. The team regularly assists Swedish and global associations and institutions.

Employment: the firm has years of in-depth experience in labour and employment law and practical industry knowledge.

Intellectual property and technology: the firm has experience in the law relating to technology, media and intellectual property and advises on a wide range of matters, including prosecution, oppositions and litigation.

Insurance and reinsurance: DLA Piper provides legal services in a broad range of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. The firm practises at the leading edge of every facet of insurance and reinsurance law, in both business matters and disputes.

Life sciences: DLA Piper has extensive practical experience of the life sciences industry and provides advice with regard to commercial matters, including public procurement, as well as regulatory issues within the life science area such as, inter alia, provision of medicines and pricing thereof, clinical trials, non-interventional studies and other research projects as well as related matters.

Litigation: constitutes a central part of the practice. The firm’s integrated work method plays an important role, since litigation skills must often be combined with specialist knowledge.

M&A: advises on each phase of mergers and acquisitions, anti-takeover strategies, public and private financing, client due diligence and competition law.

Private equity: DLA Piper handles all aspects of private equity and assists with legal specialist competence with regard to establishing and restructuring funds, investments in and disposals of portfolio companies, general corporate law issues and general advice to portfolio companies.

Restructuring and insolvency: DLA Piper has in-depth experience from the entire insolvency field. As a market leader, the firm’s lawyers have broad experience in representing creditors holding claims against debtors in financial distress and have in that respect acted in several major insolvency/ restructuring cases in the Nordic countries.

Tax: the firm has experience in both national and international tax law.

Transport and logistics: the firm offers services concerning all aspects of transport law, including financing and marine insurance.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Björn Sjöberg
Construction and real estate Gustaf Ström
Corporate Anders Malmstrom
Employment Mats Borgström
Insurance and reinsurance Bengt Kärde
Intellectual property and technology Emil Ödling
Life sciences Ingrid Eliasson
Litigation and arbitration Karl-Oscar Dalin
M&A Anders Malmström
Private equity Mathias Berggren
Restructuring and insolvency Kent Hägglund
Tax Erik Björkeson
Transport and logistics Mikael von Schedvin
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mats Borgström  photo Mr Mats Borgström
Mr Peter Ihrfelt  photo Mr Peter Ihrfelt
Mr Bengt Kärde  photo Mr Bengt Kärde
Number of lawyers : 4,000
at this office : 100
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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.

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