Article Kilpatrick Townsend’s Stockholm Office Once Again Achieves High Rankings in Prestigious Legal 500

22 April 2020

STOCKHOLM (22nd of April 2020) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that the firm has received high rankings in the 2020 Legal 500 EMEA edition. Kilpatrick Townsend’s Stockholm office ranks high within Real Estate, Construction, Public Procurement, Dispute Resolution and M&A and Corporate Law. Managing Partner Mattias Wittgren was rewarded with a prestigious ranking in the Legal 500:s “Hall of Fame” for his achievements as “Leading Individual” within the Construction field for many years. Partner Sylvia Lindén was also awarded “Leading Individual” within the Public Procurement field.

Fredrik Ahlqvist leads the Real Estate Practice, ranked in Tier 2. It is praised for advising clients on large-scale portfolio acquisitions and divestments comprising national pension funds, private equity houses and property owners. Partner Hanna Sundberg is equally recommended alongside Fredrik Ahlqvist for handling forward funding and forward purchase deals involving eldercare facilities, residential properties, light-industry portfolios and mixed-use projects. The team is also recognized for assisting clients with the full scope of leasing agreements, negotiations, planning matters, and zoning issues. Hanna Sundberg was rewarded with the ranking of “Next Generation Partner” in the Real Estate category.

With a client base that includes developers, contractors, municipalities, engineering firms, and property portfolio companies, the firm’s Construction Practice is highly recommended by Legal 500 for its handling of notably high-value disputes. Recent mandates for practice co-heads Nicklas Björklund and Mattias Wittgren include contractual and damages disputes concerning infrastructure, retail, education, and housing projects. The team advises on the full range of issues related to development projects, from drafting and negotiating construction and consultancy agreements to assisting with environmental issues. Mattias Wittgren was rewarded Legal 500:s highest ranking in the “Hall of Fame” within construction. Clients highly recommend the firm’s Construction Practice’s expertise:

  • They have a team of the best lawyers in every discipline and they will have every point of view taken care of, no matter which service you want from them. They will understand your business, why you are in the business and what you want to achieve.
  • Nicklas Björklund is among the best lawyers in Sweden and his team is considered as very competent with the best experience and knowledge you can get.

The Public Procurement Team is ranked in Tier 3 and is led by Sylvia Lindén. The team gets high recommendations from clients as being “a dedicated and available team able to resolve legal issues smoothly and proactively” and that “they deliver more than a normal law firm, in that sense that they work like a business partner during the tender process.” “The team’s strength is listening to their clients’ needs and always giving them the best advice.

Sylvia Lindén was awarded a “Leading Individual” ranking and the clients praise her not only for her expert legal advice but also for her excellent business partnering:

  • “Sylvia Lindén is highly qualified and probably one of the best lawyers in this competence area in Sweden. She always priorities us as a customer and delivers in very short notice more than we can expect!
  • “Sylvia Lindén is a real business partner. She is always available to provide prompt, clear and very practical legal solutions.

The firm’s Dispute Resolution Team has also received high ranking. Practice co-heads Nicklas Björklund and Mattias Wittgren handle disputes concerning commercial contracts, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, and professional liability issues. Newly promoted Partner Erika Finn was praised for her recently handled disputes pertaining to damages claims, unpaid remuneration issues, and contract terminations. The team acts for a range of contractors, sub-contractors, pensions funds, service providers and architecture companies in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Clients recommend Erika Finn, Mattias Wittgren and Viktoria Blind for providing “a structured approach and a clear strategy from the start, making the work that much more manageable, even with tight schedules for all involved.

Sören Druve and Cecilia Lohmander lead the M&A and Corporate Department, which is ranked in Legal 500 and is recommended for its practice relating to company law issues including business transfers, contract negotiations, corporate governance work and corporate acquisitions for clients including start-ups, growth companies, and foreign investors.

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About Kilpatrick Townsend

Established in 1860, Kilpatrick Townsend is a business law firm with international operations in Sweden, the U.S., Japan, and China.

Since 2001, the Stockholm office has provided consultancy and business law solutions in several legal areas to Swedish and international clients within the private and the public sector.