Office Managing Partner: Mattias Wittgren
Number of lawyers worldwide: 640
Languages: English, Swedish
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB is an international law firm which was established in the US in 1860. The Stockholm office opened in 2001 and employs approximately 50 people, including more than 35 lawyers, of whom nine are partners. The firm delivers innovative business solutions and result-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB prides itself in staffing their project teams with experienced lawyers, who actively participate ensuring a high quality service. The ambition is to be a large enough firm to handle the commercial law issues that their clients encounter, while each client is offered personal attention.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The firm advises Swedish and international borrowers in a variety of real estate financing transactions and debt restructurings.
Capital Markets & Compliance:
The firm assists issuers, investors and other participants on the capital market in connection with prospectuses and offering documents, contacts with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, shareholders’ meetings, corporate governance, communications and reporting obligations and incentive schemes. The firm also advises clients in compliance issues and among other matters assist with drafting policies in the field of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and conflicts of interest.
The firm and its experienced lawyers provide advice on general commercial issues including marketing law, distribution and agency agreements and other contractual work.
Commercial Rental Law:
The firm provides legal advice regarding all issues related to commercial rental law and property management, as well as ground lease agreements, possessory rights and easements. It represents Swedish and international real estate owners and funds in leasing tribunals and public courts in connection with lease disputes and other matters.
Construction & Infrastructure:
The firm’s construction and infrastructure practice is highly regarded and its lawyers have experience of virtually every type of construction project, including plants, tunnels, hospitals, office buildings, sports arenas, schools, hotels and residential projects. The lawyers represent all segments of the construction industry from owners, public and private, to general contractors, real estate developers, design and engineering firms and contractors.
The firm’s litigation lawyers have the depth to effectively handle the most complex commercial cases, and also the flexibility to represent clients in the routine business disputes that require efficient resolution. The firm appears on behalf of clients in and before arbitration tribunals and mediators. Kilpatrick Townsend’s lawyers are known to be very results-oriented litigation lawyers.
Labour & Employment:
The labour and employment team provides integrated service and counsel throughout all areas of labor legislation, always seeking pragmatic solutions benefiting its clients’ business goals. The team brings extensive labour and employment experience, including concluding employment contracts and consultancy agreements; managing intangible assets against employees and consultants; designing incentive programs for key personnel; as well as handling business transfers, relocations, collective redundancies, trade unions negotiations, compliance and compliance reviews, and occupational health and safety issues. The firm also provides extensive, strategic guidance around labour law disputes, especially in disputes where employees acted unfairly or started competing activities.
M&A & Corporate:
The corporate team represents Swedish and international clients within all areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. The firm works with private and public companies, as well as startups and already well-established companies. The firm’s extensive experience helping clients throughout the business transfer process includes the startup and planning phase, due diligence processes sometimes involving other advisers, and the establishment and negotiation of transaction agreements relevant in the transfer of business. The firm’s ability to quickly switch between different negotiation strategies allows the firm to meet client expectations and negotiate from a position of strength.
The public procurement team advises contracting authorities and entities, as well as Swedish and foreign suppliers throughout the procurement lifecycle — from initial stages to any court proceedings and contractual matters. Lawyers handle procurement matters for both public and private businesses, bringing extensive experience in the construction, infrastructure, transport, energy, and defense sectors.
The firm continues to be a leading and trusted firm within the real estate industry, providing services covering all legal aspects of property acquisitions, building projects, ownership, management and sales. With an experienced and dedicated real estate team Kilpatrick Townsend is instructed on a regular basis by national and international institutional investors, real estate companies and developers and municipalities.
The Stockholm office provides advice and legal solutions within the framework of an international law firm, using the competences and resources available in the other offices and jurisdictions.
Kilpatrick Townsend’s clients include both Swedish and foreign companies and, private and institutional investors, state and municipal companies and authorities.
Whether your company is preparing to launch a product overseas for the first time, or is already a player in the U.S. market, our access to the resources of an Am-Law 100 firm, in combination with our Swedish legal expertise, gives us the distinct opportunity to advise our Swedish clients on a cost effective basis, and with a keen understanding of the particular cross-border legal issues that may impact a business or transaction touching both Sweden and the U.S.