Rankingar

Banking and Finance
Offers strong expertise in various sector-specific finance areas, including renewable energy, real estate and shipping. Assists with project finance, refinancings, acquisition finance and bond issues. Acts for both borrowers and lenders. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"An excellent firm – great at what it does, and with knowledge of the real estate industry." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"A force to be reckoned with." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Jesper Johansson is recognised for his project and real estate financing work, and appreciated for his ability to understand client needs. Clients describe him as "responsive and offering alternative proposals. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Lindahl is noted for its ‘excellent knowledge of the market’, particularly in the real estate and acquisition financing arenas. The firm has also been highly active in the renewable energy sector. Recommended individuals include acquisition finance specialist Dennis Hansson, who joined from Linklaters LLP in January 2014, and practice head Pierre Pettersson (Legal 500, 2015)

Capital Markets
Offers capital markets and securities law expertise in sectors including life sciences, technology and real estate. Acts for a strong domestic and international corporate client base. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The partners give an immediate response and have high knowledge of the area." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

The ‘highly professional’ Annika Andersson heads the practice at Lindahl, which assisted Sagax with its 60 MEUR five-year bond issuance and advised Hanza Holding on its IPO. (Legal 500, 2015)

Construction
Headed by Anders Eriksson, the ‘creative’ team at Lindahl covers the full spectrum of financial, industrial and commercial construction law. Per-Anders Bengtsson is assisting Ljusdal Energi with the construction of a bio-fuelled heating plant. (Legal 500, 2015)

Competition/European Law
Strong team with a significant presence in public procurement and competition litigation matters, alongside experience of merger control matters. Broad domestic and international client list includes well-known players from the telecoms, transport and media sectors. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Ulrica Salomon represented TeliaSonera in the SCA’s investigation into its acquisition of a group of open-fibre network companies. Eva-Maj Mühlenbock is the other key contact. (Legal 500, 2015)

Corporate and commercial
Lindahl is particularly active in the IT, life sciences and real estate industries. The firm assisted Xylem with contractual agreements, internal business process adaptations and regulatory issues arising from its Europe-wide business transformation. Erik Bergenstråhle heads the strategic contracts group, and David Frydlinger heads the TMT practice group. (Legal 500, 2015)

Corporate/M&A
Advises on acquisitions and divestments across a variety of sectors. Offers a strong corporate finance practice and has particular experience in life sciences, TMT and energy. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The team met all the deadlines; everything was perfectly executed."
(Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The offices worked cohesively and seamlessly; their roles were complementary and the right team was put together." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Respected practitioner Peter Högström is praised by sources for his strong international experience. "He is very commercial, understands the business and uses his knowledge to get deals done," says a client. He also assists with reconstructions and financing. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Carl-Olof Bouveng has a strong focus on US clients operating in Sweden. "He has a breadth of knowledge that is quite rare and helps him to understand the client's interests," report interviewees. He is dual-qualified in Sweden and New York. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"A calm negotiator," Malcolm Wiberg is also praised for being "focused on the deal." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Dispute resolution
Broad litigation team experienced in complex commercial disputes. Particularly strong capabilities on arbitration, including both domestic and international matters. Active sectors include M&A, real estate, IT, banking and insurance, alongside cases involving IP, competition and procurement law. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The team combines excellent subject matter expertise with an understanding of the client's business to provide true practical value to the client." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Arbitration head Bo Nilsson has an outstanding reputation, with sources describing him as "one of the best in Stockholm." His international practice notably includes Russian-related matters, and he acts as both counsel and arbitrator on complex commercial disputes. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Jesper Tiberg focuses on court litigation and arbitration. In a recent highlight, he represented Kaupthing Bank, now Kaupthing hf, in several claims brought by customers regarding the purchase of Lehman Brothers bonds. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Therese Isaksson heads up the Stockholm disputes team. Her practice includes court proceedings and, increasingly, arbitration cases. She recently advised a German bank on a real estate dispute involving pledge realisation.
(Chambers Europe, 2015)

Lindahl’s team includes employment specialist Cecilia Kindgren-Bengtsson and Lars Jonson. The latter is representing Svenska Handelsbanken in litigation concerning international real estate funding, and in another key matter the firm is defending Kaupthing against customer claims regarding the purchase of Lehman Brothers bonds. Bengt Bolin heads the team. (Legal 500, 2015)

Employment
Experienced in all aspects of employment law, assisting with compensation matters, complex agreements, transactional support and M&A-related issues. Demonstrates a strong focus on reorganisations, redundancies and bankruptcies.
Anders Leijon advises both domestic and international clients, who describe him as a "very good adviser who is responsive and provides immediate help," adding: "He is very good at understanding what we want and how we see things." He has a specific focus on clients from the life sciences sector. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Cecilia Kindgren-Bengtsson provides ‘well-argued, balanced advice’ on reorganisation, downsizing and TUPE issues. Anders Leijon recently advised Hanza on its acquisition of a Saab business unit. (Legal 500, 2015)

Energy
Superb practice providing in-depth advice to leading energy producers, project developers, suppliers and contractors. Significant expertise in large domestic and international energy projects. Additional strength in transactional mandates, energy market regulation and competition issues. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The team is committed to its clients, treating every one as high priority. The lawyers also have a strong commercial approach." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Mikael Wärnsby maintains his position as one of the top lawyers in the market, regularly advising on permit applications and regulatory issues. Clients appreciate his dedication and praise his "good grasp and knowledge of the regulated areas. He understands complex matters very quickly and is always available." Additional expertise includes trade in energy and emission rights and environmental risk assessment. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Jörgen Möller focuses on energy and infrastructure projects. "Very well equipped to handle transactions," Möller also has a great deal of experience in renewables including hydropower, wind power, biogas and district heating projects. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Jörgen Möller is ‘engaging, professional and highly competent’. (Legal 500, 2015)

Environment
Assists clients with a broad spectrum of issues, including risk assessment, waste management, permitting and environmental litigation regarding contamination and damages. Particularly strong in the renewable energy sector, working on wind, hydroelectric and nuclear power issues. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Mikael Wärnsby has wide-ranging expertise, including in permitting, particularly for ports and power plants, and risk management. Emission rights, litigation and regulatory advice in the energy and infrastructure sectors are other key areas of activity. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Lindahl advises clients on waste, energy and contaminated land matters. Olof Hallberg heads the team and Mikael Wärnsby is ‘flexible, skilled and insightful’. (Legal 500, 2015)

ICT (Information & Communications Technology)
Outstanding [ICT] team, particularly strong in IT and telecoms matters. Assists customers, suppliers and start-ups with public procurement, outsourcing contracts, data privacy and M&A-related issues. Also handles disputes and contentious matters. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The team is very knowledgeable and we feel really confident in its expertise. I am very happy with the service level it provides, as you get quick feedback and it is always available in a short time span. Its availability and knowledge is why we are really happy with its services." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"It is really great: the thing about it is that it understands the business side and the technical matters. Its work is good-quality and always on time, and it always suggests things that we have not considered." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Erik Bergenstråhle has significant market knowledge and advises clients on matters such as IT outsourcing agreements. Clients value his ability to "deliver the right advice at the right time." Recent work includes procurement processes, data privacy and IP-related issues. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Anders Christner is renowned for his impressive expertise in IT law. He assists a range of market participants with the drafting and negotiating of agreements and outsourcing deals. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

David Frydlinger has broad market experience, particularly in telecoms matters. He handles a range of [ICT] aspects including negotiating and drafting contracts, IT outsourcing and contentious matters. One client describes Frydlinger as "shockingly amazing – just stellar – one of the brightest attorneys I've ever come across." Recent work has involved contracts relating to outsourcing deliveries, public procurement and data protection. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

David Frydlinger’s team at Advokatfirman Lindahl KB includes the ‘highly skilled’ Erik Bergenstråhle, who recently assisted the Municipality of Stockholm with the procurement of a new accounting system. (Legal 500, 2015)

Insurance
"The firm has good knowledge of insurance law, and is timely and service-minded." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Carl-Olof Bouveng is noted for his international experience and his particular expertise on the insurance aspects of M&A transactions. He has also recently been active advising Lloyd's on various regulatory issues. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Intellectual property
Well-established and experienced team covering advisory and transactional IP mandates. Further praised for its strength in IP-related litigation, including patent litigation. Noted for its focus on the pharmaceutical sector, with specific know-how in generics. Key offices in Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The lawyers are responsive, creative in their advice and committed to an in-depth understanding of the clients' business." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"Experts in copyright law, able to provide solutions for non-standard cases."
(Chambers Europe, 2015)

"Consistently delivers a high level of service for us." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

The "excellent" Jonas Westerberg has a diverse advisory and contentious practice, and is particularly highlighted for his experience with patents. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Henrik Wistam is regarded as an expert for soft IP, with sources specifically commenting that he is "strong in trade marks." He is head of the Stockholm IP group. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Johan Norderyd stands out for his expertise in trade marks. Clients value him as "he comes up with ideas on how to move forward and absolutely understands our business." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Ludvig Holm continues to be singled out by clients. He supports on the team's most significant matters and was part of the group advising Volvo Trademark Holding on a trade mark infringement case. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Life Sciences
Impressive practice with a strong focus on contentious and advisory IP issues. Additionally active on high-profile matters including M&A, IPOs, technology licences, regulatory issues, tenders and price agreements. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"These lawyers are pragmatic and balanced, and quick to understand the big picture. They are also customer-focused and easy to communicate with, thanks to their genuine interest in life sciences." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"This team is good at keeping in contact with very pragmatic and useful information." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Gunnar Mattsson is widely respected for his knowledge of regulatory life science matters, as well as his experience of transactions and licence agreements in the sector. Lately, this included advising domestic client Isconova on a public offer by Novavax for a share exchange with the client's shareholders. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Jonas Westerberg is well known for his pharmaceutical IP expertise, with particular strength in patent disputes. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Sources recognise Hugo Norlén for his life sciences-related licensing expertise, as well as advising on strategic partnerships in the sector. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Private Equity
Known for private equity transactions in the TMT and life science sectors. Regularly works on mid-market deals as well as higher-value matters. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"It represents a client's best interests yet is pragmatic enough to make a deal happen." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Public Procurement
Exceptional public procurement department which acts for both public authorities and suppliers. Excellent track record throughout all stages of the public procurement process. Notable expertise in the IT, construction, military and life sciences sectors. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The lawyers can translate complex and technical law issues into practical recommendations." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"An excellent experience with a very professional and experienced team."
(Chambers Europe, 2015)

Eva-Maj Mühlenbock "is a highly skilled lawyer who makes us feel comfortable," according to clients. She recently led the team assisting Försvarets Materielverk with a number of complex public procurements. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Henrik Seeliger is highly experienced in public procurements and appeals. He continues to represent NCC Construction in several substantial court proceedings against various municipalities. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Ulrica Salomon has a broad-ranging practice covering competition, EU law and public procurement. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Eva-Maj Mühlenbock ‘possesses a great deal of skill, and is willing to rise to challenges’. (Legal 500, 2015)

Real Estate
Solid real estate team which provides support on transactions, structuring and financing, infrastructure issues, construction law and property development. Also deals with contentious cases. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"Fantastic – the lawyers are devoted, really helpful and really thorough.”
(Chambers Europe, 2015)

Johan Tollgerdt is praised as being ‘swift, business-minded and knowledgeable’.
(Legal 500, 2015)

Restructuring/Insolvency
Comprehensive team active in both restructuring and insolvency mandates, supported by a large team of administrators. Strong litigation capabilities and regularly appointed as receiver in high-profile bankruptcy cases. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"A strong practice in insolvency and bankruptcy – it has been a player on the market for a long time." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Lars-Henrik Andersson is named as "one of the best in the country when it comes to restructuring." His practice involves restructuring and insolvency work, including appointments, and he was the appointed receiver for the bankruptcy of the Panaxia group. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Clients describe Pierre Pettersson as "calm, easy-going and able to see the people behind the company - the owners and the employees." He acted as the court-appointed receiver in the insolvency of One Media Group.
(Chambers Europe, 2015)

Shipping
Lindahl’s ‘solution-oriented’ team covers all aspects of shipping law including chartering, ship finance and fleet management. Areas of focus include the offshore industry and the effects of the impending EU Sulphur Directive on chartering. Christoffer Gramming has ‘strong business acumen’ and Erik Linnarsson is noted for his ‘high level of integrity’. (Legal 500, 2015)

Tax
Johan Myrén advised Viking Supply Ships on its correspondence with the Swedish Tax Agency. The team has ‘a great work ethic, with a very personal and trustworthy approach’. (Legal 500, 2015)

Transport
Outstanding team providing comprehensive coverage of transportation services. Significant focus on shipping including expertise in shipbuilding, chartering, insurance and management. Notable strength in large cross-border transactions and disputes. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"The team has good knowledge and understanding and is able to see the whole picture." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"A strong team; very good from a technical point of view." (Chambers Europe, 2015)

"A very skilled lawyer," Erik Linnarsson is highlighted by sources for his industry knowledge, business acumen and attention to detail. An arbitrator in shipping-related disputes, he specialises in maritime law and has additional strength in transactional work and financing across the transport sector. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Peter Bäverlid remains a well-recognised figure on the Swedish transportation market. Skilled in maritime and transportation law, he is particularly active in shipping finance and shipbuilding. (Chambers Europe, 2015)

Head of department Christoffer Gramming is experienced in maritime law and regularly advises shipowners, financiers and insurers. He has additional strength in commercial dispute resolution. (Chambers Europe, 2015)