Mäster Samuelsgatan 20
P.O Box 3294, 103 65 Stockholm

+46 8 527 916 00

+46 8 667 73 80

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Partner: Lars-Henrik Andersson
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Number of lawyers: 100
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

The firm’s heritage dates back to 1918 and now pursues the business under the new brand Cirio. The firm continues to build its strategy formulated and successfully implemented over the last few years with around 100 fee earners.

With a transactional focus Cirio provide advice in all areas of business law relevant for its clients. Cirio builds on a heritage of providing first class legal advice, aiming to take our services to a new level and be even more innovative for the benefit of our clients and talents. Cirio will be a catalyst for broader changes in the way a law firm operates and the role it plays in society and business. The name Cirio holds a promise of a continued advancement among the leading law firms in Sweden. 

Thought leadership in how the rules of business and society evolve in response to the disruptive changes in the fourth industrial revolution is part of the offer. 

Cirio provide specialised competence across three synergy areas – digital, biological and physical - that enables us to add deep industrial knowledge and commercial and technical understanding to our legal expert services

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  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
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  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Peter Lilja, Head of M&A 

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised the Swedish supermarket giant ICA’s complex investment of a total of 560 MSEK in the digital primary care services, Min Doktor, in the fall of 2018.
  • Advised the Swedish telecom incumbent Telia Company in its acquisition of Atrox, which provides IT departments to its customers, and Fello, a mobile phone operator.
  • Acted for Danish private equity giant Axcel in its acquisition of all shares in Invima AB with subsidiaries - one of the Nordic region's leading producers and distributors of cosmetics under the IsaDora brand, with sales in approximately 5,000 stores in 40 countries.

Banking & finance (including insolvency and restructuring):
Dennis Luttropp Hansson, Head of Banking & Finance 

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised to Humlegården Fastigheter in connection with the company’s first green bank loan. Humlegården Fastigheter has entered into an approximately SEK 1.9 bn green term loan facility with Swedbank.
  • Appointed official receivers of Swedish airline Nextjet (Insolvency and restructuring). 

Capital markets/Public M&A:
Annika Andersson, Head of Capital Markets 

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised HNA tourism Group on its mandatory tender offer to the shareholders of Rezidor Hotel Group, the global hotel chain. The tender offer values Rezidor at approximately SEK 6 billion.

Renewable Energy:
Jörgen Möller, Head of Energy

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised Svevind in the development and sale of the 750MW Önusberget wind farm to Luxcara, being one of the largest onshore project and investment in the world.   
  • Advising ENERCON in the development and sale of 75% of the 250MW Ersträsk wind farm and establishing a joint venture with the investor, The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd. to of operating under joint permits and infrastructure have had to be overcome. The transaction value was approximately EUR 190 million (for 75%).
  • Advised on the Vested outsourcing deal when Vattenfall outsourced the management of 250 Nordic facilities, including the nuclear plants of Forsmark and Ringhals, to ISS. The contract value is estimated to almost EUR 500 million.
  • Advised CapMan Infra and NH Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. and NH-Amundi Asset Management Co., Ltd. in its 50% investment in the 235MW Överturingen wind farm.

Life Science:
Per Hedman, Head of Life Science

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Assisted AstraZeneca in high-profile work in its sale of US rights to Synagis (palivizumab) used for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi), of a total value of USD 1.5bn.

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