In the inaugural edition of WWL: Sweden, we feature dozens of firms, from full-service international outfits to specialised boutiques. However, almost half of the total listings come from just six prominent firms, which we profile here.
Top-fight business law specialist Advokatfirman Cederquist demonstrates its top-tier offering in the Swedish market this year, achieving 11 listings across 10 different practice areas.
The firm is particularly strong in litigious matters. Two of its litigation specialists achieve a listing this year for their expertise when advising and representing clients in a range of disputes spanning international arbitrations, and domestic and European court proceedings.
The firm also excels in the corporate finance field, with listings across the banking, capital markets, M&A and corporate governance fields. Its lawyers are well equipped to advise on a range of related matters including IPOs, debt and equity offerings, and high-value corporate transactions.
Standout lawyers at the firm include Robert Stromberg, a top name for labour and employment. Svante Hultqvist is recognised for his outstanding work in banking and finance, while Fredrik Forssman is highlighted as a key name on construction matters.
Renowned national law firm Advokatfirman Delphi is an established and respected player in the Swedish market. It performs well in our research this year with 12 listings across eight practice areas.
The firm sees two lawyers from its M&A and governance team recognised in our corresponding chapter for their impressive work in the field. Their expertise runs the gamut of corporate finance matters, from M&A transactions to private equity deals.
Data law is a further area of strength for the firm, where it sees three lawyers recognised for their leading work in the sector. The team is well versed in assisting national and international clients on a range of matters from IT and telecommunications to outsourcing.
Key figures at the firm include Per Lagerkvist, who ranks among the foremost life sciences lawyers in the country, and Elisabeth Eklund. Agne Lindberg is a leading light for data law and Per Berglöf stands out for his impressive corporate finance practice.
Full-service firm Advokatfirman Vinge enjoys a prominent presence in the Swedish market. The strength of its offering is reflected in our research this year, as it achieves 40 listings across 19 practice areas.
M&A and governance is a core practice for the firm, an area in which is excels with seven lawyers recognised in our corresponding chapter. The team is well equipped to provide top-tier counsel to national and international clients on a range of matters including public and private transactions, hostile takeovers, venture capital and leveraged buyouts.
The firm is also home to a strong bench of disputes specialists. It receives seven listings in this edition for its expertise in an array of proceedings from domestic commercial litigation to high-stake international arbitration.
The firm’s sector-focused offering is also showcased in our research this year, with lawyers achieving recognition for their excellence in data, real estate, life sciences, energy and banking law.
Standout individuals at the firm include Marcus Glader, a leading light in the Swedish competition market. Johan Göthberg ranks prominently in the energy sector, while Håkan Borgenhäll is hailed for his first-class patents practice.
Full-service powerhouse Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå is a dominant player in the Swedish legal market where it enjoys a stellar reputation for its impressive offering. It showcases the breadth and depth of expertise at the firm in our research this year, achieving 56 listings across 20 practice areas.
Dispute resolution is a core area of strength for the firm, as illustrated with eight and five listings across our arbitration and litigation chapters respectively. The team is well equipped to provide counsel and representation to national and international clients across a range of sectors and industries in high-stakes proceedings.
Corporate finance is a further area of excellence for the firm, with lawyers distinguished for their top-tier work in banking, capital markets, corporate tax, and M&A and governance law. The firm also excels across a wide array of sectors, and gains recognition for its exceptional expertise when it comes to real estate, energy, data, construction and insurance matters.
Standout names at the firm include Olle Flygt, a top-rated litigator in the Swedish market, and Per Molander who is singled out as a go-to name for environmental law matters. Jakob Ragnwaldh and Robin Oldenstam are key figures in international arbitration, and Adam Green is hailed as an authority for M&A and governance. Anders Erasmie comes highly recommended for his world-class corporate tax practice, and Johan Carle is considered a leading light in competition law.
This renowned full-service Swedish firm performs impressively in our research into the Swedish market, achieving 20 listings across 11 different practice areas.
The firm demonstrates the strength and depth of its arbitration practice group, with five listings in total. Its practitioners have distinguished themselves as counsel and arbitrators under a wide range of institutional rules, including the ICC and the SCC.
The firm also excels in capital markets matters, with three of its lawyers securing a listing for their exceptional work advising a range of clients on debt and equity offerings, securities matters and IPOs. M&A and corporate governance is further area of strength for the firm, with three of its number winning enough recommendations from peers to be listed for their adept handling of large corporate transactions and governance issues.
Standout lawyers at the firm include Jenny Welander Wadström, a go-to name for labour and employment. Kristian Hugmark is hailed for his market-leading competition work, while Johan Häger receives plaudits for his top-notch corporate finance practice.
Full-service outfit Setterwalls is a highly respected firm in the Swedish legal market, renowned for its top-tier services. It illustrates its excellence in our research this year with 15 listings across 12 practice areas.
Dispute resolution is a key strength of the firm, with lawyers receiving recognition for their profound ability in complex commercial litigation and high-stakes international arbitration. Their experience runs the gamut of disputes and sectors.
The firm performs well across a range of sectors including data, for which we highlight two lawyers in our corresponding chapter for their impressive work on IT law and data protection matters. Life sciences is an area in which the firm receives further recognition, with two practitioners singled out for their leading work in the sector.
Standout names at the firm include Johan Strömbäck, a disputes specialist who is considered a top name for both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Mathias Winge ranks highly for his expertise in restructuring and insolvency law, while Tove Andersson is held in high regard for his impressive environment practice.