October 27, 2010 - News about the firm

Manual for applying the Swedish Corporate Governance Code – 2010 edition available

The new edition of Manual for applying the Swedish Corporate Governance Code is now available. This publication addresses the Swedish Corporate Governance Code applicable from 1 February 2010 and has been prepared by Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå at the request of and in co-operation with: AB Electrolux, AB Industrivärden, AB SKF, AB Volvo, Atlas Copco AB, Holmen AB, NCC AB, SAAB AB, Sandvik AB, Scania AB, Skanska AB, SSAB AB, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, Swedish Match AB and Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson.

It is considered good stock exchange practice for Swedish companies whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market in Sweden – i.e. on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm or NGM Equity – to apply the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. Since 2005, a manual has been issued with the intent to provide guidance when applying the Code. It contains comparisons with current law and alternative interpretations and actions in the various contexts in which the application of the Code is relevant, and is intended to be of assistance to company boards, nominating committees, management functions and shareholders as well as for their advisors and other interested parties.

The manual is available in both English and Swedish and free of charge. To order a copy, please send an e-mail to code_manual@msa.se and inform whether you want the English or Swedish version. For more information about the manual or if you would like to share any views about its contents, please contact Anders Lindblad at al@msa.se alt. 08-595 06 328 or Urban Båvestam at urb@msa.se alt. 08-595 06 324, both of whom are members of the Swedish Bar Association (“Advokat”).