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 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.
"The co-operation between the offices in different countries is a strength and the firm is always able to provide the best service to clients."
Clients praise the team's "attitude, availability and awareness."
"White & Case stands out for its experience in representing private equity sponsors' in financing transactions."
The Legal 500 2018
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.
Sources highlight the team's "cross-border capabilities" and "good international capacity" as a particular strength.
White & Case Advokat AB's team houses practitioners who are dual-qualified in English and Swedish law, including Rikard Stenberg, Darragh Byrne and recently promoted counsel Michael Bark-Jones.
The Legal 500 2018
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.
Sources say that "the team's work is always excellent: the lawyers are very knowledgeable and easy to work with. We have also had very positive experiences of White & Case's cross-border capabilities."
Clients include international oil & gas companies, contractors, insurance companies, banks, financial institutions, corporations and government agencies.
According to Chambers 2018, Anders Reldén heads the department with exceptional expertise and is described by clients as "very business-oriented, highly skilled and knowledgeable." He offers representation in numerous types of disputes and is particularly noted for his work in construction litigation, also acting on matters in the energy and insurance sectors. 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 2018.
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.
Well-established team handling private and public M&A. Particularly recommended for its cross-border capabilities, utilising its international network to advise on major global mandates with Swedish aspects, as well as having a solid reputation for local and regional work in Sweden and the Nordics. Strong reputation for private equity-related deals.
Clients emphasise that Jan Jensen "provides a combination of business sense and legal knowledge." He frequently leads private equity mandates and advises on related mergers and acquisitions.
In addition we provide advice on:
• Asset Finance
• Competition Law
• Employment Law
• General Corporate & Commercial Law
• Intellectual Property
• Insurance and Reinsurance
• Investment Funds
• Project Finance
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
White & Case ranked #1 2016 in the Nordic region by deal value according to Mergermarket
White & Case deal value amounts to 22,405 MEUR this year, having advised on 36 announced deals. White & Case ranked #1 in Finland and #3 in Sweden. White & Case has also had great success globally in the last year. Globally ranked #1 according to Mergermarket, with a transaction value of 665 billion USD, which is a record. Bloomberg is also ranking White & Case as #1.
"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)
Luxoft acquisition of Pelagicore 2016
We represented Luxoft, a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions, on the acquisition of Pelagicore, a leader in open source software platforms services for in-vehicle infotainment and human machine interface development.
ABB's acquisition of SVIA Automation 2016
We represented ABB, the global leader in power and automation technologies, in the acquisition of Svensk Industriautomation, a leading provider of robot automation cells for machine tending.
Major international metal producer, 2016
We represented Russian buyer against a former CIS supplier in an SCC Arbitration and Emergency Arbitration with claims of more than USD 500 million.
Major international construction company, 2016
We represented a European contractor in a dispute under three contracts regarding a high-technological production facility in Russia with claims in excess of EUR 100 million.
We represented Morgan Stanley, Nordea, Deutsche Bank and SEB as underwrites in connection with Bravida's SEK 3.2 billion IPO and NASDAQ Stockholm listing and US and international offering of ordinary shares pursuant to 144A and Reg S by Bain Capital.
We represented J.P. Morgan, SEB, Deutsch Bank and Carnegie as underwrites in connection with Capio's SEK 2.7 billion million IPO and NASDAQ Stockholm listing and US and international offering of ordinary shares pursuant to 144A and Reg S by the company and the owners, Nordic Capital and Apax.
Alimak Group, 2015
We represented Citi and SEB as underwrites in connection with Alimak Group's SEK 2.5billion IPO and NASDAQ Stockholm listing and US and international offering of ordinary shares pursuant to 144A and Reg S by Triton.
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.