BOKWALL RISLUND Advokatbyrå

Competition/European Law Department

Sweden
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What the team is known for

Flourishing boutique practice which continues to impress the market with its wealth of expertise on contentious competition matters, including bid-rigging and price manipulation investigations by the SCA. Acts for a broad client base among private equity investors, industrial holdings companies and telecoms operators, increasingly handling complex matters on behalf of major multinational corporations. Also offers sector specialism, with experts advising consumer product manufacturers, food and drink producers and TMT companies.

Strengths

One client says the team is "really fast at understanding our business model and challenges, targeting our specific questions and finding solutions," adding that the team "doesn't speak legalese to non-lawyers, which is helpful too."

Another client enthuses: "They are excellent at quickly responding, understanding the client's needs and getting back with actionable and to-the-point advice."

Work highlights

Advised Com Hem on merger notification with the European Commission for its merger with Tele2.

Notable practitioners

Amir Mohseni rises in the rankings after consistently strong feedback from market commentators and clients, bolstered by his experience working for both the Swedish and European competition authorities. One client enthuses: "Amir has truly impressed us with his excellent competition law skills and strategic and practical knowledge about how the authorities both at national and EU level work." In a work highlight he led the team assisting Arla Foods with securing unconditional clearance of its acquisition of Gefleortens mejeri.

Olle Rislund remains a leading figure in the market for handling competition-related litigation, advice on investigations and dawn raids and helping major clients secure merger clearance. One client asserts: "Olle is very knowledgeable, not only in his field, but also with regard to my company's needs, making things simple for us as the client." He assisted If Skadeförsäkring with a dawn raid and subsequent investigation for alleged anti-competitive behaviour between Swedish insurance companies.