April 17, 2015 - Press release

Mannheimer Swartling named IFLR Law Firm of the Year in Sweden

Mannheimer Swartling is pleased to announce that it was named “Law Firm of the Year: Sweden” at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) European Awards 2015 ceremony held 16 April in London.

“We are delighted that Mannheimer Swartling has won this award again – particularly in what has been a strong year for M&A in the region and another positive year for the firm across the board,” says Jan Dernestam, managing partner. “This achievement is evidence of our ability to provide innovative advice on complex transactions and financing.”

The IFLR awards are based on legal innovation – international deals that break new legal ground and set market precedents. The award recognises that Mannheimer Swartling has acted on the largest and most innovative transactions in Sweden over the past year, including the largest deal on the Nordic market in 2014, in one of the largest secondary buyouts ever completed in the Nordic countries, and in a number of other high profile matters, including IPOs and public offers.

In the IFLR Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2015, Mannheimer Swartling is ranked Tier 1 in every category covered in Sweden; additionally, 16 individuals from the firm’s offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Helsingborg received Leading Lawyer recognition. Mannheimer Swartling is the only firm to receive a Tier 1 ranking in every category and has more Leading Lawyers than any other law firm in Sweden.

IFLR’s study in Sweden includes the following areas: Banking and Finance, Capital markets, Energy and Infrastructure, M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency. Rankings are based on four criteria: innovation, complexity, cross-border capability and quality of client service. Interviews are conducted with leading financial and corporate lawyers and their clients.

The award adds to a consistent run of success for the firm – including leadership of Mergermarket’s Nordic League Tables for M&As and Legal 500 recently recognising Mannheimer Swartling with more top tier recommendations than any other firm in Sweden.