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Sweden
Sweden

Sweden

Centrally positioned in northern Europe, Sweden is the largest market in the Nordic region. The country is a global leader in innovation, with a highly skilled labour force, sophisticated consumers, smooth business procedures, openness to international ownership and a stable economy.

What we offer is unique in Stockholm and the Nordic region. Our Stockholm and Helsinki offices make White & Case the only global law firm with a strong and established Nordic presence. We work with Swedish and international clients, in Sweden as well as globally.

Our lawyers are market-leading practitioners in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, banking, capital markets and dispute resolution. We work on some of the most significant and complex transactions and cases in the market. Our offer is rooted in our profound understanding of our clients’ business. We work in focused teams, close to our clients. Our success is founded on our ability to combine knowledge and experience with personal commitment.

Our core services include:

 

Banking

Banking is one of the office's core practice areas. We advise Swedish and non-Swedish banks and financial institutions, private equity sponsors, large corporates and alternative capital providers on a broad range of banking and restructuring matters, both foreign and domestic and within a broad product offering. Clients include some of Sweden's largest financial institutions, corporates and private equity funds. The combination of White & Case's international experience and the Stockholm office's knowledge of local legislation and industry practice makes us extremely well suited to be efficient advisors to both local and international banking and finance clients.

"It has an international dimension that gives us an extra advantage."
"Whatever I ask, the team has always answered on the same day."
Chambers Europe, 2014

"They provides 'in-depth, knowledgeable advice' to an impressive list of global and domestic clients."
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2015

 

Capital Markets

The Capital Markets Group in Stockholm focuses on capital markets and public M&A. The team advises issuers, owners as well as underwriters in a variety of ECM transactions, including IPOs, spin-offs and rights offerings, as well as convertible bonds, other hybrids and pure bond offerings, including HY. The team's public M&A experience includes a wide range of domestic and cross border buy-outs, merger of equals and reversed takeovers, and they represent both sponsors and strategic buyers.

"It is a great full-service practice with an extensive international network."
Chambers Europe, 2014

"Rikard Stenberg heads the 'top-notch' team at White & Case, which continues to have a strong international presence."
The Legal 500, 2015

 

Arbitration and Litigation

We have successfully represented clients in a number of the largest and most complex litigations and commercial arbitrations that have arisen over the past few years. In any dispute, we are focused on achieving our clients' objectives by combining our legal knowledge and accumulated know-how with our industry knowledge and geographical reach.

On the arbitration side, we know the process as well as the arbitration institutes. The group has many years of experience in representing Swedish and international clients in ad hoc proceedings conducted in accordance with the Swedish Arbitration Act, as well as institutional proceedings under various rules, such as the SCC, ICC and UNCITRAL rules.

The team is "commended for its expertise on infrastructure and construction mandates, including liability and negligence claims, alongside corporate, energy and financial services disputes" by Chambers Europe 2015 – Dispute Resolution: Sweden.

Clients include international oil & gas companies, contractors, insurance companies, banks, financial institutions, corporations and government agencies.

Anders Reldén is according to Chambers Global 2015 "considered by market commentators to be 'one of the leading lawyers of his generation'" in Sweden. He covers both international arbitration and commercial litigation including inter alia financial disputes, oil & gas, construction and insurance disputes. Anders is Band One ranked in Dispute Resolution by Chambers and listed as a Leading individual in Dispute Resolution, Sweden, by The Legal 500 EMEA 2015.

Partner Rikard Wikström focuses on international commercial arbitration, including oil & gas and construction. According to Chambers Europe 2015, he is "described by clients as 'well prepared and client-focused; always ready to provide quality and timely advice'". Rikard also regularly sits as arbitrator and frequently speaks at national and international arbitration seminars and events.

 

M&A

The M&A team in Stockholm represents multinational companies, private equity firms, financial institutions and other clients in connection with domestic and cross-border M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors. We have a long history of representing clients in Nordic M&A transactions and of representing our Swedish clients in their M&A transactions around the world. Clients recognize our unique cross-border capabilities, and we have been engaged to act for them in some of the most innovative and demanding M&A transactions in the region.

The Stockholm office is part of the White & Case global M&A team. We are one of few law firms with the global capacity and expertise to provide assistance to clients on mergers and acquisitions worldwide.

Our transactions include Domestic and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, Joint venture, Spin-offs, Privatization, Private equity funding, Leveraged buyouts, Recapitalizations.

"We are satisfied with all aspects of service. When issues arise, the team will clear its schedule to fit ours."
Chambers Europe, 2014

"'A responsive and customer-oriented' team"
The Legal 500, 2015

 

In addition we provide advice on:
• Asset Finance
• Competition Law
• Employment Law
• General Corporate & Commercial Law
• Intellectual Property
• Insurance and Reinsurance
• Investment Funds
• Media
• Project Finance
• Technology
• Telecoms

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

"Commended for its expertise on infrastructure and construction mandates, including liability and negligence claims, alongside corporate, energy and financial services disputes."
Chambers Europe 2015 (Dispute Resolution: Sweden)

"We have been extremely happy with the team; it has demonstrated a flexible and attentive approach."
Chambers Global 2014 (Private Equity: Stockholm)

"It is an outstanding full-service practice with an extensive international network."
Chambers Europe 2014 (Stockholm)

"It has an international dimension that gives us an extra advantage."
Chambers Global 2014 (Banking & Finance: Sweden)

"The team covers all our requirements—it always takes care of everything we need."
Chambers Europe 2013 (Corporate/M&A: Stockholm)

"The team is clearly among the best out there. I highly recommend it."
Chambers Global 2013 (Dispute Resolution: Stockholm)

Nordic Capital Fund VIII, 2014
We represented private equity firm Nordic Capital on its acquisition of Lindorff, the Oslo-headquartered leading European debt collecting company, from Altor and Investor AB. In addition, we represented the Fund in connection with its acquisition of a majority share of the Swedish fashion retail chain Gina Tricot AB from existing shareholders.

Multinational IT company, 2014
We represented a multinational IT company in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against its Sri Lankan business partner in a dispute regarding alleged breach of a shareholders' agreement, with claims in excess of US$525 million.

Swedish insurance company, 2014
We represented Swedish insurance company in litigation in local Swedish courts regarding questions of insurance coverage following the collapse of a hydroelectric dam.

SSAB AB, 2014
We represented SSAB AB (publ) of Sweden on the proposed combination of SSAB with Rautaruukki Oyj of Finland through a recommended share exchange offer to Rautaruukki's shareholders valued at SEK 10.1 billion (€1.1 billion).

Swedish company, 2014
We defended the former board members of a Swedish company from claims brought against them following the sale of the company, with issues covering inter alia D&O insurance and valuation of the company.

Cloetta AB, 2013
We are representing Swedish confectionery company Cloetta AB (publ) on its issue of SEK 1 billion senior secured notes due 2018 and the amendment of certain of its existing financial indebtedness. The Notes rank pari passu with Cloetta AB (publ)'s bank financing and are listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Sanitec, 2013
We represented Sanitec, the leading pan-European multi-brand bathroom ceramics specialist, and its principal owner EQT in connection with the company's SEK 3,660 million IPO and NASDAQ OMX listing and US and international offering of ordinary shares pursuant to 144A and Regulation S.

Major Swedish construction company, 2013
We represented a major Swedish construction company in four separate class action law suits, consolidated into one case, brought by several hundred home owners alleging unsatisfactory building methods.

Sweden
About

Centrally positioned in northern Europe, Sweden is the largest market in the Nordic region. The country is a global leader in innovation, with a highly skilled labour force, sophisticated consumers, smooth business procedures, openness to international ownership and a stable economy.

What we offer is unique in Stockholm and the Nordic region. Our Stockholm and Helsinki offices make White & Case the only global law firm with a strong and established Nordic presence. We work with Swedish and international clients, in Sweden as well as globally.

Our lawyers are market-leading practitioners in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, banking, capital markets and dispute resolution. We work on some of the most significant and complex transactions and cases in the market. Our offer is rooted in our profound understanding of our clients’ business. We work in focused teams, close to our clients. Our success is founded on our ability to combine knowledge and experience with personal commitment.

Our core services include:

 

Banking

Banking is one of the office's core practice areas. We advise Swedish and non-Swedish banks and financial institutions, private equity sponsors, large corporates and alternative capital providers on a broad range of banking and restructuring matters, both foreign and domestic and within a broad product offering. Clients include some of Sweden's largest financial institutions, corporates and private equity funds. The combination of White & Case's international experience and the Stockholm office's knowledge of local legislation and industry practice makes us extremely well suited to be efficient advisors to both local and international banking and finance clients.

"It has an international dimension that gives us an extra advantage."
"Whatever I ask, the team has always answered on the same day."
Chambers Europe, 2014

"They provides 'in-depth, knowledgeable advice' to an impressive list of global and domestic clients."
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2015

 

Capital Markets

The Capital Markets Group in Stockholm focuses on capital markets and public M&A. The team advises issuers, owners as well as underwriters in a variety of ECM transactions, including IPOs, spin-offs and rights offerings, as well as convertible bonds, other hybrids and pure bond offerings, including HY. The team's public M&A experience includes a wide range of domestic and cross border buy-outs, merger of equals and reversed takeovers, and they represent both sponsors and strategic buyers.

"It is a great full-service practice with an extensive international network."
Chambers Europe, 2014

"Rikard Stenberg heads the 'top-notch' team at White & Case, which continues to have a strong international presence."
The Legal 500, 2015

 

Arbitration and Litigation

We have successfully represented clients in a number of the largest and most complex litigations and commercial arbitrations that have arisen over the past few years. In any dispute, we are focused on achieving our clients' objectives by combining our legal knowledge and accumulated know-how with our industry knowledge and geographical reach.

On the arbitration side, we know the process as well as the arbitration institutes. The group has many years of experience in representing Swedish and international clients in ad hoc proceedings conducted in accordance with the Swedish Arbitration Act, as well as institutional proceedings under various rules, such as the SCC, ICC and UNCITRAL rules.

The team is "commended for its expertise on infrastructure and construction mandates, including liability and negligence claims, alongside corporate, energy and financial services disputes" by Chambers Europe 2015 – Dispute Resolution: Sweden.

Clients include international oil & gas companies, contractors, insurance companies, banks, financial institutions, corporations and government agencies.

Anders Reldén is according to Chambers Global 2015 "considered by market commentators to be 'one of the leading lawyers of his generation'" in Sweden. He covers both international arbitration and commercial litigation including inter alia financial disputes, oil & gas, construction and insurance disputes. Anders is Band One ranked in Dispute Resolution by Chambers and listed as a Leading individual in Dispute Resolution, Sweden, by The Legal 500 EMEA 2015.

Partner Rikard Wikström focuses on international commercial arbitration, including oil & gas and construction. According to Chambers Europe 2015, he is "described by clients as 'well prepared and client-focused; always ready to provide quality and timely advice'". Rikard also regularly sits as arbitrator and frequently speaks at national and international arbitration seminars and events.

 

M&A

The M&A team in Stockholm represents multinational companies, private equity firms, financial institutions and other clients in connection with domestic and cross-border M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors. We have a long history of representing clients in Nordic M&A transactions and of representing our Swedish clients in their M&A transactions around the world. Clients recognize our unique cross-border capabilities, and we have been engaged to act for them in some of the most innovative and demanding M&A transactions in the region.

The Stockholm office is part of the White & Case global M&A team. We are one of few law firms with the global capacity and expertise to provide assistance to clients on mergers and acquisitions worldwide.

Our transactions include Domestic and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, Joint venture, Spin-offs, Privatization, Private equity funding, Leveraged buyouts, Recapitalizations.

"We are satisfied with all aspects of service. When issues arise, the team will clear its schedule to fit ours."
Chambers Europe, 2014

"'A responsive and customer-oriented' team"
The Legal 500, 2015

 

In addition we provide advice on:
• Asset Finance
• Competition Law
• Employment Law
• General Corporate & Commercial Law
• Intellectual Property
• Insurance and Reinsurance
• Investment Funds
• Media
• Project Finance
• Technology
• Telecoms

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

"Commended for its expertise on infrastructure and construction mandates, including liability and negligence claims, alongside corporate, energy and financial services disputes."
Chambers Europe 2015 (Dispute Resolution: Sweden)

"We have been extremely happy with the team; it has demonstrated a flexible and attentive approach."
Chambers Global 2014 (Private Equity: Stockholm)

"It is an outstanding full-service practice with an extensive international network."
Chambers Europe 2014 (Stockholm)

"It has an international dimension that gives us an extra advantage."
Chambers Global 2014 (Banking & Finance: Sweden)

"The team covers all our requirements—it always takes care of everything we need."
Chambers Europe 2013 (Corporate/M&A: Stockholm)

"The team is clearly among the best out there. I highly recommend it."
Chambers Global 2013 (Dispute Resolution: Stockholm)

Experience

Nordic Capital Fund VIII, 2014
We represented private equity firm Nordic Capital on its acquisition of Lindorff, the Oslo-headquartered leading European debt collecting company, from Altor and Investor AB. In addition, we represented the Fund in connection with its acquisition of a majority share of the Swedish fashion retail chain Gina Tricot AB from existing shareholders.

Multinational IT company, 2014
We represented a multinational IT company in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against its Sri Lankan business partner in a dispute regarding alleged breach of a shareholders' agreement, with claims in excess of US$525 million.

Swedish insurance company, 2014
We represented Swedish insurance company in litigation in local Swedish courts regarding questions of insurance coverage following the collapse of a hydroelectric dam.

SSAB AB, 2014
We represented SSAB AB (publ) of Sweden on the proposed combination of SSAB with Rautaruukki Oyj of Finland through a recommended share exchange offer to Rautaruukki's shareholders valued at SEK 10.1 billion (€1.1 billion).

Swedish company, 2014
We defended the former board members of a Swedish company from claims brought against them following the sale of the company, with issues covering inter alia D&O insurance and valuation of the company.

Cloetta AB, 2013
We are representing Swedish confectionery company Cloetta AB (publ) on its issue of SEK 1 billion senior secured notes due 2018 and the amendment of certain of its existing financial indebtedness. The Notes rank pari passu with Cloetta AB (publ)'s bank financing and are listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Sanitec, 2013
We represented Sanitec, the leading pan-European multi-brand bathroom ceramics specialist, and its principal owner EQT in connection with the company's SEK 3,660 million IPO and NASDAQ OMX listing and US and international offering of ordinary shares pursuant to 144A and Regulation S.

Major Swedish construction company, 2013
We represented a major Swedish construction company in four separate class action law suits, consolidated into one case, brought by several hundred home owners alleging unsatisfactory building methods.