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Cirio Advokatbyrå AB

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Chairman: Lars-Henrik Andersson
Managing Partners: David Frydlinger
Number of partners: 24
Number of lawyers: 90
Languages: English, French, German, Swedish

Firm Overview:

The firm’s predecessor dates back to 1918 and now pursues the business under the new brand Cirio. The firm continues to build its strategy formulated and successfully implemented over the last few years with around 100 fee earners.
With a transactional focus Cirio provide advice in all areas of business law relevant for its clients. Cirio builds on a heritage of providing first class legal advice, aiming to take our services to a new level and be even more innovative for the benefit of our clients and talents. Cirio will be a catalyst for broader changes in the way a law firm operates and the role it plays in society and business. The name Cirio holds a promise of a continued advancement among the leading law firms in Sweden. Thought leadership in how the rules of business and society evolve in response to the disruptive changes in the fourth industrial revolution is part of the offer.
Cirio provides specialised competence across three synergy areas – digital, biological and physical - that enables us to add deep industrial knowledge and commercial and technical understanding to our legal expert services.

Main Areas of Practice: 

-Transactional services (incl Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets and Public M&A, Private Equity, Banking & Finance and Debt Capital Markets)
-Business Strategy and Operations Services (incl ICT, Life Science, Outsourcing and Supply Chain, Sales, Distribution and Franchising, Intellectual Property, Competition Law and State aid, Public Procurement, Data Privacy and Information security, Corporate Sustainability)
-Special Situations Services (incl Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate Investigations)
-Collaborative Innovation (incl Vested and Relational Contracting)
Specialised competence across three synergy areas – digital, biological and physical

Mergers & Acquisitions:
6 Partners; 25 fee earners
• Represented Nalka Invest in its sale of Nordic Modular Group, which manufactures, sells and rents relocatable buildings, and Ryds Bilglas.
• Represented Telia Company in its acquisitions of FältCom, an established player in the growing Nordic connected public transportation market, and Humany, which provides a self-learning customer desk service.
• Represented ICA in its investment in Min Doktor, a leading provider of digital primary care services.
• Represented Axcel in its acquisition of the global cosmetics group Isadora.
• Represented NYSE-listed AMC Entertainment. on its acquisition of Scandinavian and Baltic cinema operator Nordic Cinema Group (NCG).
Contact: Peter Lilja
Tel: +46-766170893
Email: [email protected]

Equity Capital Markets & Public M&A:
2 Partners; 6 fee earners
• Advised ABB on the Swedish capital markets aspects of the divestment of Power Grids to Hitachi.
• Advised HNA Tourism Group on the sale of its stakes in Radisson Hospitality AB (listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap) and Radisson Holdings, Inc. to a consortium led by Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd.
• Continuously advices Sagax, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.
• Advised CLX Communications and principal selling shareholders in connection with the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap.
Contact: Annika Andersson
Tel: +46-766170929
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
3 Partners; 12 fee earners.
• Represented a fund managed by AXA Real Estate Investment Managers in the divestment of a 18,700 sqm office complex to the listed property company Klövern AB (publ).
• Represented SHH Bostad AB (publ) in a joint venture with Fastighets AB Balder (publ), regarding the development of a residential portfolio (construction by NCC under a partnering agreement), including a forward sale of care facilities to NREP.
Contact: Mikael Stabo
Tel: +46-761195309
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance & Debt Capital Markets:
5 Partners; 19 fee earners
• Represented BewiSynbra Group on its up to EUR 75 million senior secured bond for the acquisition of Synbra and the amendment to its SEK 550 million bond.
• Represented Rabobank and the senior lenders on the EKF-backed project financing of the 353 MW Blakliden/Fäbodberget onshore wind farm developed by Vattenfall, Vestas and PKA in Sweden.
• Advised Sagax on its SEK 1.5 billion senior unsecured bond and its EUR 1.5 billion EMTN program.
• Advised Nasdaq listed company DistIT on its SEK 500 million senior unsecured bond. Representation of Karnov Group on the financing for its acquisition of part of Wolters Kluwer.
Contact: Dennis Luttropp Hansson
Tel: +46-766170856
Email: [email protected]

1 Partner; 4 fee earners.
• Represented the Swedish Government in the sale of Apoteksgruppen AB to Euroapotheca for a price of approx sek 1.8 billion which also included several competition law issues.
Contact: Peter Högström
Tel: +46-70 732 53 12
Email: [email protected]

12 Partners; 28 fee earners
• Represented Telia Company in its acquisition of IOT company Fält Communication.
• Represented Artificial Solutions and selling shareholders in connection with Artificial Solutions’ reverse takeover of Indentive.
• Represented Hewlett-Packard in dispute with Stockholms läns landsting.
• Represented Bankgirocentralen in IT outsourcings to Evry and CGI
Contact: David Frydlinger
Tel: +46-766170985
Email: [email protected]

Outsourcing & Supply Chain:
5 Partners; 15 fee earners
• Represented ICA in its sourcing of a new e-commerce system and an automated warehouse solution.
• Represented Vattenfall and ISS in Nordic facilities management outsourcing
• Represented Scania in global business process outsourcing to Capgemeni
• Represented Telia Company in facilities management outsourcing to Veolia
• Represented Bankgirot in a BPO of its nationwide payment processing system.
Contact: Erik Bergenstråhle
Tel: +46-766170836
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
2 Partners; 7 fee earners
The firm provides legal assistance on patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property (IP) rights. We work with strategies, prosecution, litigation and commercialisation of IP rights as well as providing assistance in relation to advertising, unfair competition and trade secrets.
Contact: Sanna Wolk
Tel: +46-766170953
Email: [email protected]
Contact: David Leffler
Tel: +46-766170938
Email: [email protected]

Life Science:
3 Partners; 8 fee earners
• Represented Boule Diagnostics AB’s investment in, and global distribution partnership, with Portuguese diagnostics company biosurfit SA.
Contact: Per Hedman
Tel: +46-766170921
Email: [email protected]

5 Partners and 10 Fee earners
• Represented Svevind in a sale of a 650 MW onshore wind project to GE and GIG.
• Represented Rabobank on project financing of the 353 MW onshore wind farm.
• Represented J.P. Morgan Asset Management in the acquisition of Värmevärden (660 MW).
Contact: Jörgen Möller
Tel: +46-766170981
Email: [email protected]

Competition Law & State Aid:
2 Partners; 6 fee earners
• Represented several Swedish municipalities and airports before the European Commission in landmark cases on state aid to services of general economic interest.
• Represented a Japanese company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in an ongoing investigation by the Swedish Competition Authority.
Contact: Ulrica Salomon
Tel: +46-766170805
Email: [email protected]

Public Procurement:
3 Partners; 7 fee earners
• Represented the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Sw: Försvarets materielverk) in the Supreme Court, in an important ruling on damages due to errors in a tendering process.
• Represented Marfina S.L. in an extensive public procurement concerning a bikeshare solution.
Contact: Eva-Maj Mühlenbock
Tel: +46-766170861
Email: [email protected]

Data Privacy & Information Security:
2 Partners; 13 fee earners
• Represented ICA on an agreement with British Ocado Group on providing e-commerce solution to ICA.
• Assisting ICA Gruppen in its investment in My Doctor.
• Assigned as External Data Protection officer by Nasdaq for its Nordic and Baltic regulated entities.
Contact: Caroline Olstedt Carlström
Tel: +46 70 353 90 30
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Sustainability:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
We advise our clients in complying with applicable regulations, managing risks and business opportunities based on four areas: social, ecological, economic and digital sustainability.
Contact: Sanna Wolk
Tel: +46-766170953
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
2 Partners; 8 fee earners
• Represented the former Icelandic bank Kaupthing in various litigious matters i.a. against 3,000 former customers regarding their purchase of Lehman Bonds.
• Represented the international classification society DNV GL in court litigation against allegations of malpractice.
• Represented the bankruptcy estate of Panaxia in various litigious matters i.a. regarding claims against the former board of directors and a number of claw-backs.
Contact: Daniel Lander
Tel: +46-766170935
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
2 Partners; 9 fee earners
• Restructuring of WeSC, Villa Total, Ventelo, Finndomo and Annovo.
• Receivers in the bankruptcies of Nextjet, Componenta, Trustbuddy and Panaxia.
Contact: Lars-Henrik Andersson
Tel: +46-766170822
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Investigations:
5 Partners; 10 fee earners
We assist our clients in anti-bribery and corruption matters, including proactive risk analysis and setting up of internal routines and policies as well as corporate investigations and crisis management.
Contact: Ulrica Salomon
Tel: +46-766170805
Email: [email protected]

Vested and Relational Contracting:
3 Partners; 6 fee earners
• Represented Vattenfall and ISS in Vested Nordic facilities management outsourcing
• Represented Scania in global Vested business process outsourcing to Capgemeni
• Represented Telia Company in Vested facilities management outsourcing to Veolia
Contact: David Frydlinger
Tel: +46-766170985
Email: [email protected]


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