Practice groupsFunds and Investments

Mannheimer Swartling’s Funds and Investments practice specialises in advising clients on establishing funds and making investments.

Mannheimer Swartling’s Funds and Investments practice group assist asset managers and institutions in negotiating asset management agreements, where the underlying assets may compose of shares, fund units, derivatives or real property.

The wide range of activities means that we also have clients from a broad background, including private equity funds, fund managers, pension funds, government authorities, life insurance companies, banks, companies owned by private equity funds and entrepreneurs. Our practice works closely with other specialists in the firm to offer a comprehensive range of services. If the matter has a foreign dimension, we can draw on our firm’s offices abroad or on our network of specialists in other law firms abroad, with whom we have built up co-operation over several years.

The firm has invested a significant effort over several years in developing new structures in order to remove barriers to engage in private equity investments or asset management services in, or from Sweden. We are the only Swedish law firm to co-operate with the Council of Nordic Ministers in order to bring about a more efficient Nordic venture capital market. For several years we have also been a partner and exclusive legal advisor to the Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (SVCA), and an active member of the tax and legal committee the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA). Through our close co-operation with SVCA and EVCA, we continually monitor and comment legal developments both in Sweden and abroad. We see a great value in active participation in conferences and other dialogues that can improve the conditions for private equity or asset management activities in Sweden.

We offer advice on every type of assignment regarding private equity and asset management.

  • Structuring of private equity funds
  • Negotiation of fund agreements
  • Restructuring of private equity funds
  • Investments and follow-on investments made by funds
  • Corporate restructuring and divestment
  • Secondary transactions with fund shares or companies
  • Regulatory issues in the context of AIFMD and MiFID, among others
  • Negotiation of asset management agreements
  • Hedge funds