References

A breadth of expertise from a breadth of cases

In recent years, we have advised the following clients:

Tidsam, Sweden’s largest newspaper and magazine distributor, in the acquisition of Interpress Svenska AB and its subsidiaries from Norway’s Reitan.

AFA Försäkring in connection with AFA’s acquisition of 50 percent of the shares in Grön Bostad AB, a property company specialising in rental apartments and student flats with an environmental profile in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Linköping and Västerås.

One of the Nordic region’s largest optical chains with the terms and conditions for a brand-new concept for buying glasses. The assignment involved all the Nordic countries, with a number of consumer and market-related aspects.

Havas S.A. on the acquisition of the media and web agency, Bizkit Wisely. The Havas Group is one of the world’s largest communications groups, and Bizkit Wisely is a leading Swedish media agency.

SAAB AB (defence and security) in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly Kockums). SAAB Kockums has been incorporated into Saab’s Security and Defence Solutions division and designs, builds and maintains naval systems such as submarines and surface vessels.

Norwegian energy company Troms Kraft AS in an ongoing dispute with Grant Thornton regarding auditor’s liability. The situation within the Swedish subsidiary, Kraft & Kultur, also involved labour law considerations when the CEO was suspected – and subsequently convicted – of serious fraud and accounting crimes.

Girjas Sami community in a high-profile dispute with the Swedish State regarding hunting and fishing rights in areas belonging to the State but used by the Sami community for many years.

Two former board members in the disputes following the collapse of HQ Bank. The total claim exceeds SEK 5 billion.

Five audiobook companies in a case brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Swedish Supreme Court in which the companies requested that an internet service provider release information regarding the identity of those responsible for the server through which e-books had been made available in contravention of copyright law.

MNW Music and Warner Music in disputes regarding the right to make certain recordings available via Spotify and iTunes under contracts entered into with artists before this type of digital use existed.

SAAB AB (defence and security) in connection with the complex trademark and trade name issues arising in relation to the bankruptcy of SAAB Automobile AB and subsequently in negotiations with National Electric Vehicle Sweden on using Saab as a trademark on NEVS’s electric cars.

Folksam against the payday loan company, Folkia, in a dispute about trademark and trade name infringement.

A group of hotel and parking companies in a case before the Swedish Competition Authority against Swedish airport operator Swedavia regarding a charging system for stopping at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

A number of media companies regarding the application of provisions contained in the Swedish Radio and TV Act on marketing in podcasts and other new media formats.

One of Sweden’s largest media companies regarding contracts for the implementation of IT systems for payment services (“paywalls”).

A state authority in the analysis of agreements with one of the world’s leading IT companies, drawing up alternative courses of action and providing negotiations support in connection with delays and cost increases in the implementation of an extensive IT-based payment system for certain official charges.