Managing Partner: Håkan Bjerle
Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 61 (partners included)
Languages: Swedish, English
Stockholm-based law firm AG Advokat offers specialist expertise in all areas of construction and real estate law as well as in corporate and commercial matters. Over the years the firm has grown organically while retaining its cutting edge expertise, and continues to deliver tailor-made advice with superior personal commitment and a high level of service.
The lawyers at AG Advokat are deeply dedicated to what they do and work closely together on projects that require the firm’s collective experience and resources. By means of close relationships with experts as well as lawyers at other firms, the firm also ensures the highest quality work on projects that require external skills.
The firm’s clients reflect the broad expertise of the lawyers at AG Advokat. Clients come from across the construction and real estate industry: major property owners and listed companies, construction and installation companies, consultants within the construction and real estate industry, insurance companies, banks, and both foreign and Swedish investors.
Main Areas of Practice:
AG Advokat focuses on the construction and real estate industry and within these areas of specialisation provides clients with comprehensive legal expertise and resources. This requires a high industry knowledge and broad expertise within many areas of the law.
-Damages & Insurance
The firm’s unique skillset allows it to provide clients with legal advice during various project phases:
■Planning & Development
AG Advokat works with matters ranging from significant international infrastructure and construction ventures to domestic residential construction projects. The firm’s lawyers have extensive knowledge of the sector and are familiar with every aspect of the construction process — from zoning plans all the way to occupancy or sale. The firm regularly advises in disputes, and draft contracts and tender documents for customers and contractors alike.
Real Estate & Property Transactions:
The lawyers at AG Advokat regularly advise real estate market players in a wide range of issues arising in their business, from early phases – land acquisition, zoning plans, building permits, land parcelling procedures — to the construction phase — tender procedures and construction — as well as transaction and financing at various stages of property ownership and management. AG Advokat’s transaction-based services have expanded rapidly in recent years. The firm’s true strength lies in complex transactions with cross-border features, ownership in joint ventures and/or projects and property development. Several of the firm’s regular clients are major Swedish and international institutional owners, private equity companies and listed real estate companies.
AG Advokat has specialist know-how in the field of commercial lease, with many years’ experience of dealing with legal issues of all kinds concerning offices, stores, industrial facilities, hotels, public buildings and other commercial premises. The firm’s lawyers also have extensive experience of acting for clients before courts of law and rent tribunals.
The firm’s group specialising in corporate commercial matters are highly experienced in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. Experience spans a wide variety of sectors — naturally the real estate and construction sector — but also a broad spectrum from retail to mining, pulp and paper and forest products. The group is also accustomed to working as ‘external in-house counsel,’ with a pronounced business focus.
Public procurement has become one of the firm’s primary practice areas. The firm provides ongoing advice during the procurement process, primarily to tenderers but also to contracting entities. A number of the firm’s lawyers represent clients in conjunction with review procedures and actions for damages associated with public procurements, primarily within the construction industry, but also within entirely different areas of procurement.
Many of AG Advokat’s lawyers have substantial experience in dispute resolution and represent clients in various tribunals, including arbitral proceedings, courts, and the rent tribunal.
Damages & Insurance:
AG Advokat has long experience of claims for damages and insurance claims, particularly in relation to construction projects, as well as other kinds of commercial operations. The firm has long acted for some of Sweden’s largest insurance companies in subrogation and other cases.