Managing Partners: Katrin Troedsson and Nicklas Hansson
Number of partners: 50
Number of lawyers: 120
Languages: English, French, German, Swedish
MAQS Advokatbyrå is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Sundsvall. MAQS’ clients are mainly domestic and foreign private corporations and entities, but the firm also advises within the public sector. MAQS provides high-quality legal advice and is appreciated by its clients for its responsiveness, availability and ability to make complex matters easy to understand. MAQS is at the forefront of new technology and is recognised for its project management work.
Main Areas of Practice:
MAQS’ main areas of expertise are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, dispute resolution, intellectual property and marketing law, real estate and environmental law, private equity, digital business and sports law. MAQS has significant experience in handling cases from a number of industries, in particular automotive, consumer goods, manufacturing, real estate, energy, sports and high-tech industries. MAQS’ lawyers are well experienced in cross-border matters and many have practised law in other jurisdictions globally, thereby creating an efficient international network.
MAQS has long and solid experience within the automotive industry, which has provided us with unique competence and experience. The firm operates a cross-discipline team working exclusively towards the automotive industry representing Swedish as well as foreign companies world-wide supporting both OEM’s and suppliers with complex business structures, growth strategies and negotiations. MAQS provides legal assistance within a wide variety of automotive segments from competitive racing to software development for autonomous driving. The team is also regularly appointed as global lead advisor in relation to high profile projects such as the establishment of the business of a new global super- and hypercar manufacturer. The structure of the automotive team has provided us with unique competence and experience from the industry. The team regularly represents and supports carmakers and other OEMs as well as subcontractors with preparation, review and negotiation of agreements regarding collaborations, purchasing and sales, and also with respect to more specified cases such as disputes, competition law matters and acquisitions.
Real Estate and Environmental:
For several years MAQS has enjoyed a clear position as one of the leading law firms for real estate law. The firm represents a number of major entities on the Nordic property market, including municipalities, private and publicly traded property companies as well as leading real estate companies in connection with transactions involving both acquisitions and financing and, among others things, subdivision and property development. This has led us to advice on some of Sweden’s largest real estate transactions. The team also includes specialists in construction and environmental law.
Mergers and Acquisitions:
MAQS has continued to strengthen its M&A business and has acted as advisor in a significant number of both public and private mergers and acquisitions. The firm advises international and national companies across a wide range of sectors, and the practice group is highly regarded and possesses particularly strong experience in the emerging technology, IT, finance, insurance, energy and media sectors along with unparalleled expertise within the renewable energy and life science sectors. Based on your particular needs, MAQS assembles a team to ensure access to all the expertise needed to handle your matter. MAQS group of M&A specialists includes approximately 35 lawyers. In addition, the firm adds experienced lawyers with specialist expertise in areas such as taxation, financing, and competition law.
The dispute resolution team is continuously acting as counsel for numerous Swedish and international companies in arbitrations, litigations and mediations. Senior members are furthermore regularly appointed as arbitrators and mediators, institutional as well as ad hoc. With the dispute resolution group, you get the assistance of a tailored-made team which, when needed, can use the firm’s collective specialist and industry knowledge.
In combining legal expertise with in-depth knowledge of almost every area of business where IT and digitalisation are relevant on a daily basis, our digital business team provides services to Swedish and international clients. During the last couple of years the team has successfully developed and used a multi-competence model for implementing GDPR and personal data compliance programs for a large variety of clients from large listed companies to high-tech start-ups. MAQS’ Digital Business is devoted about understanding the challenges that companies and individuals face on a daily basis in the digital world. The firm wants to work closely with and understand our clients’ businesses to be able to contribute useable and effective advice and therefore offer collaborations in various forms. Due to the variety of complex matters handled by the team the services are often provided on a project basis in close collaboration with external partners from other areas of expertise. The team also handles more traditional digitalization issues such as IT support in internal processes in the form of business systems as well as different types of technology related agreements such as license, collaboration and development agreements. MAQS is investing heavily in this area and puts continuous effort into reinforcing skills within legal and technical matters related to digitalization which ultimately has put MAQS in the forefront ahead of competition.
Within competition law, the team advises several global market leaders within such sectors as automotive, electronics, healthcare, and technology among others. The team is regularly retained as competition law observers for market-sensitive meetings and can effectively guide clients through discussions with competitors or monitor large industry meetings. Apart from safeguarding and argue your case in relation to dawn raids and alleged cartel offences, the team provides advice regarding state aid and public procurement, as well as assisting with complex merger filings and the balance faced by clients holding a dominant position.
Intellectual Property and Marketing:
MAQS assists clients within all areas of intellectual property and marketing law; all types of protection, commercialisation and defence of trademarks, company names and domain names, patents, designs and copyrights. In addition, MAQS works with the closely-related areas of freedom of the press, freedom of speech, media law and trade secrets. MAQS advises municipal and state-owned companies and public authorities as well as international corporate groups and national clients across a variety of business areas such as e-trade, hardware and software, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, media and entertainment, fashion hygiene and cosmetics and design. In addition, the team is well-versed in sectors such as lotteries, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, and tobacco.