This firm is also ranked in:Europe 2021 FinTech 2021
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Managing Partner: Manfred Löfvenhaft
Number of partners worldwide: 21
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 56
Languages: Swedish, English, Finnish, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Italian, Montenegrin
Gernandt & Danielsson, one of the leading business law firms in Sweden, employs about 70 lawyers. Since its inception in 1992, the firm has grown organically. The firm specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, competition law and arbitration and litigation proceedings. The firm has a strong international practice and close working relationships with leading law firms in all other Scandinavian jurisdictions, elsewhere in Europe and around the world. Being independent and not part of any alliance, Gernandt & Danielsson is free to consult with or recommend the foreign law firm or expert who can best respond to each particular client’s needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Capital Markets
■ Arbitration & Litigation
■ Banking & Finance
■ Real Estate
Equity Capital Markets:
The firm advises on a wide range of capital markets matters, including takeovers, listings, public offerings, private placements, redemption and buy-back programmes and stock exchange and securities regulations.
Debt Capital Markets:
The firm regularly acts both for financial advisers and issuers as well as investors and agents in all stages of corporate bond transactions, including in relation to renegotiations of terms, reconstructions and distressed scenarios.
The firm advises public and private companies, including private equity funds, on all types of mergers and acquisitions, including domestic and cross-border transactions, public and private transactions, and management buyouts.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm regularly handles shareholder and joint venture agreements and acts as adviser in the restructuring of companies and business groups. The firm frequently advises clients on issues concerning board responsibility, changes in capital structure, incentive programmes for employees, annual general meetings of shareholders and other corporate governance issues.
Arbitration & Litigation:
The firm continuously assists in both international and Swedish arbitral proceedings, including under the Stockholm rules of arbitration, and in litigation proceedings. Several of the firm’s lawyers are frequently appointed as arbitrators in international and Swedish arbitral matters.
Banking & Finance:
The firm assists Swedish and international banks and financial companies, as well as borrowers and issuers, on areas such as bilateral loans, syndicated loans, securitisation, swaps and derivatives. The firm is also recognised for its strong practice in financial regulatory matters.
The firm advises all types of clients, from start-ups to the largest financial institutions, with regard to regulation of all areas of the financial sector and matters involving the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
The firm provides advice on general commercial real estate law and real estate transactions, including portfolio acquisitions, as well as real estate finance, securitisation and investments, property management, and landlord and tenant law.
The firm provides advice on all aspects of competition law, including merger clearances and cartel cases. Employment: The firm handles all matters relating to Swedish employment law.
The firm handles all matters relating to intellectual property law, including trademark and domain name registrations and disputes, and regularly advises clients in the electronic communications, media and IT businesses on a broad range of legal matters, such as infrastructure procurement, joint ventures, outsourcing and distribution arrangements.
The firm’s activities range from concessions and competition law matters to infrastructure, joint venture, network procurement, interconnect, supply and customer agreements.
A considerable number of Gernandt & Danielsson’s clients are in the banking, financial and insurance sector, and include several leading Nordic financial institutions. The firm also services clients in the service, trade, telecoms, media, energy and industrial sectors..
Gernandt & Danielsson has consolidated its position as a leader in high profile international transactional work, as well as in international disputes and arbitrations. Selected highlights regarding last year include the following:
■ Advised Nynas as lead counsel in connection with its successful reorganisation, one of the largest ever reorganisationsin Sweden of more than SEK 9bn in debts and involving several jurisdictions including USA, UK, Venezuela, Germany, Norway and Singapore.
■ Advised Nasdaq Stockholm listed Sinch on its continued global explansion through acquisitions of e.g. Wavy in Latin America, ACL Mobile in India and SAP Digital Interconnect, as well as equity and bond offerings to finance such expansion.
■ Advised Nasdaq Stockholm listed Modern Times Group MTG in connection with its spin-off and listing of Nordic Entertainment Group, its acquisitions of InnoGames in Germany and Hutch in teh UK as well as the rights issue to fund said acquisitions.
■ Advised Carnegie Investment Bank , Goldman Sachs International and Joh Berenberg, Gossler & Co. in connection with the SEK 7.3bn placement of shares in Embracer Group, one of the largest ever on the Nordic markets, which will further increase the company’s international footprint.
This firm is also ranked in:Europe 2021 FinTech 2021
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