Mannheimer Swartling has one of the region’s preeminent M&A practices, supported by specialists from dedicated groups in all areas of business law. Our lawyers are involved in many of the most significant transactions in Sweden and we are routinely ranked at the top of the league tables by the independent legal ranking institutes.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have one of Sweden’s preeminent M&A practices and our lawyers are supported by experts in class-leading practice groups in every area of business law. This combination enables us to handle all aspects of our clients’ most demanding projects – across all industries and sectors. Our strength across the entire business law field has provided for a long tradition of working on the most significant transactions in the Swedish market.

Our mandates cover the full spectrum of M&A work, including auction processes, negotiated deals, joint ventures, carve-outs, share transfers, asset deals and M&A insurance. Our client base includes industrials, private equity, late-phase startups, banks and other financial institutions, as well as clients operating in the public sector.

Innovation and digitalisation

We are always looking for new ways to develop and streamline our working methods. The M&A practice works closely with MSA Innovation Lab to improve processes and digitise elements of our work. Our clients benefit from our platforms for project management, coordination, co-authoring, automated drafting and AI-driven discovery. This is particularly helpful where we have a project management role in multijurisdictional and multifaceted transactions but it also enables us to efficiently handle smaller matters and add-on acquisitions.


Swedish companies operate globally and are among some of the most recognisable brands and the most pioneering businesses in the world. M&A transactions naturally reflect this. We are frequently engaged in cross-border mandates and clients choose us precisely for our ability to manage extensive projects with many moving parts. In these cases we work closely with other leading international law firms, as well as out of our own overseas offices.

A selection of our services

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Business transfers
  • Carve-outs
  • Reorganisations
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Incentive schemes
  • General private company law advice