Executive Partner: David Aversten
Number of partners worldwide: 50
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 86
Languages: Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Delphi is one of the top commercial law firms in Sweden and has specialists in all fields of commercial law and the capacity to handle the largest and most complex matters. Delphi’s clients are to be found primarily in Scandinavia, Europe and North America but Delphi also co-operate with law firms globally and regularly assist clients on international matters. The firm has a total workforce of 185, of which over 120 are lawyers, and has offices in StockhÖlm, GÖteborg, MalmÖ, LinkÖping and NorrkÖping. Delphi helps clients with mergers and acquisitions, and advises clients on matters of banking, finance and capital markets. The firm represents clients in court and in arbitration and are acknowledged as being extremely competent in public procurement and environmental law. Many of Delphi’s lawyers are specialists in high-tech fields such as IT, intellectual property and life science. Delphi’s drive and interest in technology and business probably explain, in part, the firm’s success. Delphi is often praised for its commercial sense and the ability to understand the client’s business. The firm’s lawyers are specialised in several legal fields and invest considerable resources in continually developing and retaining this expertise and being able to offer, through its practice groups, the entire range of competencies of the firm to each matter.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance/Capital Markets:
The firm handles all types of financial transactions, such as acquisition financing, loan documentation, debt reconstruction and due diligence. The firm also handles all types of capital market transactions which includes public takeovers, IPOs, rights issues, private placements and regulatory issues.
Key Contact: Berndt Pettersson
Delphi has a strong M&A practice with a focus on cross border transactions across all sectors. In its M&A work the firm works cross-departmentally, drawing on TMT, competition, corporate finance, environment and employment specialists.
Key Contacts: David Aversten, Per-Ivar Svensson, Michael Juhlin, Göran Karlsson
Many of the M&A deals that Delphi advises on involve private equity houses. Delphi assists both in the acquisition and the financing of these transactions. The firm also handles venture investments, fund formation and LP-advice. The number of private equity clients is rapidly increasing.
Key Contact: David Aversten
EU, Competition & Public Procurement:
The firm offers a wide range of services in this area including advice on general EU law, competition law analysis, merger filings and advice on all matters concerning public procurement law, state aid and regulatory matters. It also has thorough experience of dispute resolution within all the above areas.
Key Contact: Elisabeth Eklund
The firm regularly advises its clients on employment matters and handles employment issues in relation to transactions and restructuring matters.
Key Contacts: Fredrik Nordlöf, Magnus Berterud
IT, Media & Telecommunications:
The firm has one of the largest and most wellreputed IT, media and telecommunications departments in Sweden. In this area, the firm’s activities include IT contracts, outsourcing, digital intellectual property rights, data privacy issues as well as e-commerce, and telecommunications regulatory issues. The firm has a particularly strong reputation in handling large and complex IT projects, outsourcing projects and IT transactions.
Key Contacts: Agne Lindberg, Christopher Bona, Agnes Hammarstrand, Peter Nordbeck
The firm has a highly experienced contentious and noncontentious IPR Practice representing international and domestic household brands. The practice encompasses IPR and advertising law.
Key Contacts: Henrik Bengtsson, Christopher Bona, Agne Lindberg
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm’s litigators represent clients in court proceedings, in arbitration and in mediation, both in Sweden and abroad. Several of its lawyers also serve as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitrations.
Key Contacts: Sverker Bonde, Peter Skoglund
The firm has a large, top-ranked group of lawyers focusing on the life sciences sector. In this area the activities span from traditional regulatory issues to generic products and IP-related issues.
Key Contact: Elisabeth Eklund
Real Estate & Environment:
The firm provides advice on real estate transactions, real estate finance, large real estate and infrastructure projects and general real estate law including tenant law. The firm has a highly qualified environmental law practice group dealing with legal environmental due diligence and environmental liability issues.
Key Contacts: Per Håkansson, Nina Persson, Erica Nobel, Anders Hulegårdh
The firm’s clients include a wide range of both publicly traded and privately held Swedish, US and European corporations, as well as private equity houses, banks, financial institutions and corporations conducting cross border business and transactions. Many of Delphi’s international clients are Fortune 500 companies.