April 11, 2012

Mannheimer Swartling Annual Report 2011

Our assignments during the year spanned a broad spectrum, from wind power to nuclear power, and from public bids to dispute resolution.

Mannheimer Swartling advised on some of the largest transactions that took place in the Swedish market last year and was named Nordic Legal Adviser of the Year in the Financial Times/mergermarket European M&A Awards. The firm also was appointed – yet again – as the Best Swedish Firm of the Year in the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence.

Our leading position in the Nordic region is founded on quality and a “True Partnership” model based on team spirit and a long-term approach in which each client is treated as a client of the entire firm. We aim to exceed our clients’ expectations in every single assignment, to anticipate their needs – and to always deliver the highest quality.

Mannheimer Swartling’s scope of work is broad – both in terms of assignment and geography. Our international operations continued to develop in 2011: the Chinese market is growing in significance to the firm’s Nordic clients, and our practice in China has been continually reinforced in order to position the firm for growing demand in both the Nordic region and China. Our office in Brussels, primarily focused on EU and Competition law, has strengthened its capacity with environmental law expertise in order to meet clients’ increasing demand for specialist advice on EU environmental law.

Our clients’ ability to handle ethical issues and comply with rules and regulations in an increasingly complex and globalised environment is becoming an increasingly important factor for success. Our Corporate Compliance & Investigations group is the first in Sweden to offer structured advice in this area according to the principle “prevent-detect-correct”. The firm also has a dedicated CSR group that helps clients develop strategies and risk management procedures in matters regarding sustainable development and CSR.

These are just a few examples of the firm’s activities from the past year. You’ll find the full story in our Annual Report for 2011.