March 19, 2013 - Press release

Mannheimer Swartling elects new partners based in Moscow and New York

Mannheimer Swartling is pleased to announce that it has elected Fredrik Svensson as a partner and Hampus Thofte as a local partner, effective 1 July 2013.

“I am delighted to announce that we have elected two new partners from within our ranks,” said Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner of Mannheimer Swartling. “They have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to our clients and the firm. Fredrik and Hampus’ international experiences and their placement in our Moscow and New York offices, respectively, bolster the firm’s ability to advise Nordic clients in strategically important markets – and guide foreign clients in Sweden. On behalf of everyone at Mannheimer Swartling, I would like to congratulate them and we look forward to their continued success.”

The newly elected partners

Fredrik Svensson has been a local partner in the firm’s Moscow office, where he has been a resident since 2007. Mr. Svensson is a member of the firm’s Banking and Finance practice and has a broad background as a practitioner of banking and finance and capital markets law in Sweden, the Baltic states and Russia and the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States. His practice also includes advising clients from the Nordic region on general corporate and transaction-related legal issues. Fredrik Svensson graduated from Lund University with an LL.M. degree and was an Erasmus student at the University of Westminster in London. He joined Mannheimer Swartling in 2001 and is a member of the Swedish Bar Association. Mr. Svensson serves on the board of the International Section of the Swedish Bar Association and is a member of the Association of European Business’s committee on finance and investment in Russia.

Hampus Thofte is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group and is based in the firm’s New York office. He advises clients from the Nordic region when they sell and buy assets and businesses in the US, as well as US clients on matters in the Nordic region. His practice also includes advising clients from the Nordic region on general corporate and transaction-related legal issues. Mr. Thofte joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Swedish Bar Association. He has received LL.M. degrees from Stockholm University and Pace Law School and a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm University.

For further information:
Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner, +46 709-777 348,
Marc Klaus, Head of Communication, +46 709-777 122,

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