Managing Partner: Sandra Kaznova
Number of partners worldwide: 11 Number of other lawyers worldwide: 30
Languages: English, French, German
Hammarskiöld & Co offers a comprehensive legal service to clients with international business interests, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, technology, media and telecoms and EU and competition law.
Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm has a well known M&A practice. The firm’s transactions in this area range from small private acquisitions to large cross-border takeovers of listed companies. The firm’s lawyers have regularly acted for both sellers and buyers, financial as well as industrial. During the last few years, Hammarskiöld & Co has advised on several very significant and large cross border M&A transactions in Sweden.
Hammarskiöld & Co has established itself as one of the leading Swedish law firms in the capital market area. The firm offers a full service to each of the actors that participate in these markets, frequently advising clients on matters including access to primary and secondary markets, market regulation, and Stock Exchange issues. Both national and international clients depend on the firm’s wealth of experience to ensure their companies benefit from the full potential of the capital markets.
Banking & Finance:
The practice covers all areas of banking, financial and securities law, including secured and syndicated loan transactions, structured finance, project finance and leasing, as well as corporate restructurings and regulatory work. The practice also covers investigations in relation to compliance and financial fraud. The firm advises Swedish Government authorities and leading financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, fund managers and investment firms, on regulatory matters. The firm and the team is particularly experienced in advising on and handling matters involving authorisations and supervisory matters concerning the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The team is also well known for combining financing and corporate work in acquisition finance transactions. The team also advises on Swedish law pertaining to funds, securities and derivatives as well as advising investment funds on structuring licensing.
Hammarskiöld & Co deals with commercial litigation, national and international arbitration, and ADR. Its lawyers are often involved in cases before the Swedish Courts, including the Supreme Court, and have participated in numerous matters under the rules of international arbitration institutes and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce both as arbitrators and as counsel.
IP & TMT:
Hammarskiöld & Co specialises in intellectual property, IT/telecommunication, data privacy, cyber security, media and entertainment, trademarks and patents, copyrights, licensing, franchising and marketing law. Within these areas the firm frequently advises national and international clients, including startup companies in sectors such as life science, healthcare, telecommunication, high-tech, internet, music and film industries. The TMT team regularly handles IT/IP related matters such as licensing agreements, software and hardware development and delivery agreements, marketing matters and data prosecution as well as business secret matters.
EU & Competition Law:
Hammarskiöld & Co has earned an enviable reputation in matters of competition and EU law. The firm handles some of the most challenging domestic and international competition law issues, including competition litigation, cartel investigations, dominance issues, merger control and state aid matters.
The firm has substantial experience in advising clients in marketing law issues including litigation, as well as working with marketing guidelines and regulatory issues.
Compliance & Investigations:
Hammarskiöld & Co has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate governance, risk management and compliance issues, including those associated with competition laws, anti-corruption laws, fraud and market abuse. It also advises on the laws and regulations targeting the financial sector, the insurance sector, the consumer products sector and many other industries. The firm’s multi-practice compliance and investigations team is ideally suited to assist in preventing, detecting and resolving potential violations of laws, regulations and company policies in all industries.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
The firm’s specialist practice in this area consists of both domestic and international insurance transactions, including mutualisations and demutualising, acquisitions and transfers of insurance companies and/or portfolio restructuring, The insurance lawyers of Hammarskiöld & Co also have broad experience in assisting insurance companies in insurance and reinsurance related arbitrations and litigations.
Energy & Public Utilities:
Hammarskiöld & Co has extensive experience in the energy and public utilities area, including providing of legal advice in relation to investments, construction and litigation/arbitration in different sectors of energy production such as hydro power, onshore and offshore wind power and other renewable energy as well as nuclear power. The firm also acts as legal advisor in matters concerning distribution and trading and in the field of promotion of renewable energy as well as works for oil companies in relation to both fossil and renewable fuels. The firm is the sole Swedish member of the Energy Law Group.
The firm advises on all aspects of general corporate law, including the drafting of Swedish and international contracts.
The firm handles all matters relating to Swedish employment law. The services that the firm provides in this area range from employment consequences of corporate acquisitions with cross-border implications, outsourcing and reorganisations, to employment agreements, employee terminations and employment related court proceedings and arbitrations, whistleblowing and business secret/ competition issues etc.
The firm acts as legal adviser on behalf of foreign corporations, entities, organisations, funds, investment banks and law firms in all areas of practice in Sweden. Although the core of the firm’s practice focuses on Swedish law, the firm also has substantial expertise in advising on or handling the international implications of business law issues.
The firm’s client base includes major companies, banks, insurance companies, state owned companies, municipalities and public or supranational institutions both in Sweden and internationally.