April 14, 2009 - Assignment

Telenor and Tele2 to build joint 4G network

Mannheimer Swartling has advised Telenor Sweden in establishing a joint venture with Tele2 Sweden to build and operate a 4G network. Telenor and Tele2 will be equal partners in the joint venture, Net4Mobility. The agreement also comprises spectrum sharing in the 900MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands, creating superior conditions for a nationwide 4G network in Sweden.

Telenor is an international provider of high quality mobile communications services to customers in 13 markets across Asia and Europe. The Telenor Group is headquartered in Norway and its shares are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Telenor Sweden is a full service supplier of mobile, fixed and broadband communication to private consumers and corporations. The group’s presence in Sweden, which includes Bredbandsbolaget and Glocalnet, has some 1.9 million mobile customers and employs 2 400 people throughout Sweden.

Mannheimer Swartling’s team was led by Hans Andréasson, the responsible partner for the transaction, who was primarily assisted by Martin Gynnerstedt, Sara Varda St Vincent, Caroline Karlsson, Ola Ihse, Jonas Andersson and Anders Bergsten. Johan Carle and Johan Coyet were responsible for competition law issues, assisted by Elin Eriksson, Rasmus Naeyé and Sven Vaxenbäck. Martin Nilsson was responsible for tax issues, assisted by Katja Meitz and Martin Ljungholm. Also advising on the matter were Klas Wennström for real estate law, Thomas Wallinder for securities law and Stefan Widmark for intellectual property law, assisted by Jenny Holmén.