Oscar Hållén | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Oscar Hållén

Associate, Stockholm

T +46 8 506 32 354

E oscar.hallen@whitecase.com

Overview

Oscar Hållén is an associate in the Firm's Banking Group. He joined White & Case in 2011.

Prior to joining White & Case, Oscar worked with Corporate Affairs at one of the world's largest technology companies (top Fortune 500 Company). Oscar also served in the Prime Minister's Office for several years working as political advisor and speech writer for the Swedish Prime Minister. Beforehand he also worked as a press secretary for the Prime Minister.

Oscar has participated in several leveraged acquisition finance transactions, secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities and financial restructurings, representing both Swedish and international lenders and private equity funds on a regular basis.

During the fall of 2015, Oscar was assigned to the New York office of White & Case, and during 2016 he was seconded as legal counsel to Altor Equity Partners.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Swedish Bar

Education

  • LLM, University of Chicago Law School
  • LLM, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Studies in political science and rhetoric, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2008–2010

Languages

  • English
  • Swedish

Experience

Represented Handicare Group in relation to an unsecured refinancing related to the listing of Handicare Group AB on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Acted for the private equity fund Altor Fund IV in connection with the financing of the successful  acquisition of BTI Studios Holding AB, a leading global localization player.

Acted for the private equity fund Altor Fund IV in connection with the financing of the successful public cash offer to the shareholders of Transcom WorldWide AB (publ), a company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. The total value of the offer amounts to approximately SEK 2.3 billion.

Represented a Luxembourg debt fund in connection with senior debt facilities provided for the purpose of financing a real estate acquisition made by a private equity sponsor.

Acted as counsel to SSAB AB (publ) in connection with the proposed combination of SSAB AB (publ) with Rautaruukki Oyj through a recommended share exchange offer to Rautaruukki's shareholders valued at SEK 10.1 billion (€1.1 billion).

Representing Swedish confectionary 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.

Advising Norwegian private equity sponsor FSN on the acquisition of the Troax Group and the financing of that acquisition. Troax is a world leading supplier of mesh panels for machine guarding, industrial walls and property protection. The transaction included companies and assets in several jurisdictions.

Acting for the lessor in connection with the negotiation of a USD 65 million leasing facility regarding a fleet of heavy duty equipment.

Acting for Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch as to Swedish law in relation to a senior secured term loan facility to ALMC hf. (formerly Icelandic Investment Bank Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf.) in a refinancing of Icelandic government-guaranteed debt.

Advising ING Bank and Credit Agricolé in respect of a JPY 17 billion export financing facility relating to telecom equipment produced by Ericsson and sold to Japan. The transaction was supported by the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (Exportkreditnämnden) and the Swedish Export Credit Corporation (Svensk Exportkredit).

Publications

  • Brief introduction to Swedish law regarding asset finance, Asset Finance Country Survey Sweden, Asset Finance International, February 2012, (co-author with Carl Hugo Parment)