BOKWALL RISLUND Advokatbyrå

Competition/European Law Department

Sweden
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What the team is known for Outstanding boutique that enters the top tier. Offers a wealth of expertise in 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, as demonstrated in recent client wins Coop and Tele2.

Strengths One client hails the team as "customer-orientated" and enthuses: "They're skilled in building real relationships and are outstanding to work with."

A second impressed client describes the team as "great solution-seekers" with a "great understanding of the commercial landscape."

Work highlights Advised Arla Foods on the appeal of a merger block by the Swedish Competition Authority.

Notable practitioners

Amir Mohseni progresses in the rankings thanks to a strong body of work and consistent market praise. One client describes him as a "young, very skilful and strategic lawyer who uses innovative approaches to solving problems." His practice covers merger approvals and appeals as well as competition investigations.

Emil Fahlén Godö enters the rankings this year owing to strong market support. He assists with merger control and compliance mandates as well as dawn raids, investigations and abuse of dominance claims. Sources describe him as"very intelligent."

Olle Rislund is an "extremely responsive and skilled lawyer who delivers best-in-class advice," say enthused clients. He regularly handles competition disputes and investigations, as well as merger control mandates. One particularly impressed source says: "He is arguably the best competition lawyer in Sweden. He has a very approachable and collaborative attitude, takes time to understand the market thoroughly and manages to identify the key aspects of any case."