Hansen

Our clients are competitive top-performers with their sights set on seizing opportunities and creating value. At Hansen we strive to do the same. We offer legal services as a business tool, helping our clients to achieve their goals. We do this by combining a thorough understanding of our client’s business environment with a talented top-tier team of highly specialized legal professionals.

About Hansen
Hansen is a world-class boutique law firm in Stockholm, Sweden. We offer senior advice to corporates, institutions and management teams in our core competences within M&A, Management Advisory, Venture Capital and Tech & Commercial.

People

Hansen was founded by a group of experienced specialists who provide senior advice to corporates, institutions and management teams.

Malin Jansson

Malin Jansson

+46 736 93 75 10   malin@hansenlaw.se

Erik Bergerståhl

Erik Bergerståhl

+46 706 66 57 56   erik@hansenlaw.se

Cecilia Malmberg Flodén

Cecilia Malmberg Flodén

+46 734 21 17 69   cecilia@hansenlaw.se

Hedda Ektander

Hedda Ektander

+46 732 85 07 99   hedda@hansenlaw.se

Christoffer Lööw

Christoffer Lööw

+46 722 44 57 22   christoffer@hansenlaw.se

Elise Kielos

Elise Kielos

+46 763 41 69 97   elise@hansenlaw.se

Krister Hansen

Krister Hansen

+46 703 26 66 83   krister@hansenlaw.se

André Zester

André Zester

+46 725 65 74 52   andre@hansenlaw.se

Mårten Garnau

Mårten Garnau

+46 708 73 55 94   marten@hansenlaw.se

Sofia Wrååk

Sofia Wrååk

+46 722 44 57 29   sofia@hansenlaw.se

Erica Svennar

Erica Svennar

+46 705 09 15 40   erica@hansenlaw.se

Johan Lidström

Johan Lidström

+46 722 44 00 22   johan@hansenlaw.se

Konrad Ziobro

Konrad Ziobro

+46 733 88 77 35   konrad@hansenlaw.se

Anna-Maria Tjernblom

Anna-Maria Tjernblom

+46 733 70 60 73   annamaria@hansenlaw.se

Fredrik Granström

Fredrik Granström

+46 733 55 26 00   fredrik@hansenlaw.se

Jennifer Lawler

Jennifer Lawler

+46 707 90 02 13   jennifer@hansenlaw.se

Evelina Stenberg

Evelina Stenberg

+46 703 43 08 61   evelina@hansenlaw.se

Gosia Lundberg

Gosia Lundberg

+46 708 92 43 55   gosia@hansenlaw.se

Josefin Högsander

Josefin Högsander

+46 708 98 45 19   josefin@hansenlaw.se

Malin Jansson

Malin Jansson

+46 736 93 75 10   malin@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2018-
  • Associate, Sander Renström Berg Advokat, 2014-2018
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Stockholm University, 2009-2014
  • Law studies, City University Hong Kong, 2013

Malin specializes in private M&A transactions, advising private equity clients as well as corporates. She also advises clients on a daily basis on general corporate law matters.

Erik Bergerståhl

Erik Bergerståhl

+46 706 66 57 56   erik@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2017-
  • Senior Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2015-
  • Senior associate, Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå, 2013-2015
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå, 2009-2013
  • Jur kand, LL.M, Uppsala University, 2004-2009
  • Law studies at Kent University, UK, 2008

Erik has extensive experience of M&A transactions, advising private equity clients as well as corporates on acquisitions, disposals and management incentive programs. He also assists private equity portfolie companies on a day-to-day basis advising on various corporate law matters.

Cecilia Malmberg Flodén

Cecilia Malmberg Flodén

+46 734 21 17 69   cecilia@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2018-
  • General Counsel, Universal Avenue AB, 2016-2018
  • Senior Associate General Counsel, Nasdaq 2014-2016
  • Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå 2008-2014
  • Associate, Advokatfirman Lindahl, 2007-2008
  • Jur kand, LL.M., Lund University, 2000-2007

Cecilia has spent several years working as a legal counsel for tech companies and has significant experience from working closely with management and investors of start-ups as well as from large corporations. During her years at Mannheimer Swartling she was assisting clients in different industry sectors with reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, and other kinds of strategic advice regarding their operations. She has extensive experience of technology licensing and transfers, IP strategy, outsourcing and M&A transactions.

Hedda Ektander

Hedda Ektander

+46 732 85 07 99   hedda@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2018-
  • Trainee, MAQS Advokatbyrå, 2018
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Lund University, 2013 - 2018
  • Trainee, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Brussels, 2016

Hedda is a member of the M&A team and advises corporates as well as private equity clients. She also advises clients on a daily basis on general corporate law matters. During her law studies she completed a traineeship at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels and later wrote her master thesis on competition law.

Christoffer Lööw

Christoffer Lööw

+46 722 44 57 22   christoffer@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2017-
  • Senior Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2013-
  • Associate, Linklaters Advokatbyrå, 2010-2013
  • Jur kand, LL.M, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, 2004-2010
  • Civ ek, M.Sc in BA, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, 2004-2010
  • Certificate in International Finance Law, Queen Mary, University of London, 2007

Christoffer has extensive experience of M&A transactions in the Nordic market. He has advised Swedish and international financial institutions, private equity firms and corporates on complex domestic and cross border transactions. He advises on daily basis entrepreneurs, corporates and private equity firms on M&A transactions and general corporate matters.

Elise Kielos

Elise Kielos

+46 763 41 69 97   elise@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2017-
  • Summer Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2014-2016
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Lund University, 2012-2017
  • Business and Law studies, UC Berkeley, 2015-2016

Elise is a member of the M&A and corporate team. In addition to an LL.M. degree from Lund University, Elise has studied business and law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Krister Hansen

Krister Hansen

+46 703 26 66 83   krister@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Co-founder, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2013-
  • Partner, Linklaters Advokatbyrå 2001-2012
  • Seconded to Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå, Brussels 1997-1998
  • Associate, Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå, Stockholm, 1994-2001
  • Law Clerk, Stockholm City Court, 1992-1994
  • Jur kand, LL.M, Stockholm University 1987-1992
  • Studies in psychology, Stockholm University, 1987

Krister is one of the founders of Hansen. Krister has extensive experience of M&A transactions in the Nordic Market as adviser to leading private equity firms and corporates. He spent close to 20 years working at Linklaters (and Lagerlöf & Leman, its predecessor on the Swedish market), during the last 10 years as head of the the firms Nordic private equity practice. Krister’s current business is focussed on M&A, corporate finance and management advisory work. He advises owners, corporates and private equity firms on domestic and international M&A deals, incentive programmes and other general corporate matters. Krister is a market leader in relation to management advisory services in Nordic private equity transactions.

André Zester

André Zester

+46 725 65 74 52   andre@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2014-
  • Law clerk, District Court of Kalmar 2012-2014
  • Part time trainee, Advokatfirman Lindahl, 2011-2012
  • Jur kand, LL.M, Uppsala University, 2006-2012
  • Law studies, University of Reading, 2010-2011

André specializes in intellectual property law. André’s previous experience amongst others includes working as a junior judge at the Kalmar District Court. In addition to an LL.M. degree from Uppsala University, André has completed one year of international legal studies at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

Mårten Garnau

Mårten Garnau

+46 708 73 55 94   marten@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2018-
  • Training as a junior judge in the administrative courts, 2015–2018
  • Law clerk, Södertörn District Court, 2014–2015
  • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, 2012–2014
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Uppsala University, 2008–2012

Mårten is a member of the Tech & Commercial team. He advises clients on a daily basis on general commercial matters. Prior to joining Hansen, Mårten worked as a junior judge and as an associate at a major law firm.

Sofia Wrååk

Sofia Wrååk

+46 722 44 57 29   sofia@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Senior associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2014-
  • Associate, Linklaters Advokatbyrå, 2008-2014
  • Trainee, EY, 2007
  • Jur kand, LL.M, University of Stockholm, School of Business, Economics and Law, 2004-2008
  • Business Economics (20 weeks), University of Stockholm, School of Business, Economics and Law, 2003

Sofia has extensive experience of M&A and real estate transactions. Her field of expertise includes management advisory. During her years at Linklaters she has been advising Swedish and international financial institutions, private equity firms and corporates on complex transactions and real estate projects.

Erica Svennar

Erica Svennar

+46 705 09 15 40   erica@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2017–
  • Associate, Setterwalls Advokatbyrå, 2016–2017
  • Associate, EY Law, 2015–2016
  • Associate, Advokatfirman Delphi, 2014–2015
  • Jur kand, LL.M, Uppsala University, 2009–2014

Erica specializes in private M&A transactions, advising private equity clients as well as corporates on both domestic and cross border transactions. She also advises clients on a daily basis on general corporate law matters.

Johan Lidström

Johan Lidström

+46 722 44 00 22   johan@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Senior Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2017-
  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2015-
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå, 2013-2015
  • Summer Trainee, Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå, 2012
  • Student Trainee, Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå, 2011
  • Jur kand, LL.M, Lund University, 2009-2013
  • Law studies, University of Hamburg, 2013

Johan specializes in private mergers and acquisitions. His field of expertise includes private equity transactions as well as management advisory. In addition to his legal studies at Lund University, Johan has studied German commercial law at the University of Hamburg and industrial engineering and management in Lund.

Konrad Ziobro

Konrad Ziobro

+46 733 88 77 35   konrad@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Co-founder, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2013-
  • Managing Associate, Linklaters Advokatbyrå, 2009-2013
  • Seconded to Deutsche Bank, London, 2008
  • Associate, Linklaters Advokatbyrå, 2004-2009
  • Jur Kand, LL.M, Umeå University, 1999 – 2004
  • Studies in Business Administration, Umeå University, 2002 – 2004
  • Cracow University of Economics, 2003

Konrad has extensive experience of M&A transactions in the Nordic Market. During his nine years at Linklaters he advised Swedish and international clients on complex domestic and cross border transactions, including private equity transactions, distressed restructuring and also some of Sweden’s most high profile takeovers. Konrad is one of the founders of Hansen and advises on daily basis entrepreneurs, corporates and private equity firms on M&A transactions, incentive programs and general corporate matters, but is also considered a leading individual in the management advisory private equity practice.

Anna-Maria Tjernblom

Anna-Maria Tjernblom

+46 733 70 60 73   annamaria@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Office Manager, Hansen Advokatbyrå 2015
  • Internal Communicator, Pfizer Health AB, 2008-2014
  • Administrative assistant, Pfizer Health AB, 2005-2008
  • Bachelor in Sociology and Human Resource management, Högskolan i Halmstad, 2002-2004

Anna-Maria is responsible for administrative matters and contact with suppliers.

Fredrik Granström

Fredrik Granström

+46 733 55 26 00   fredrik@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Co-founder, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2013-
  • Chairman of the Board, Soundtrap AB, 2015-2017
  • General Counsel, Moberg Derma AB (publ.), 2006-
  • Co-founder, Streamson, 2001-2012
  • Legal Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, 1999-2001
  • General Counsel, Sendit AB (publ.), 1996-1999
  • Legal Counsel, Astra AB (publ.), 1994-1996
  • Jur kand, LL.M, Stockholm University, 1988-1994
  • Studies at Northwestern School of Law, USA 1991

Fredrik has spent close to 20 years as legal counsel for Information Technology and Life Science companies. During his professional career he has been advising clients in these sectors on technology licensing, IP strategy, outsourcing, open source software, technology transfer as well as joint development, manufacturing, distribution and M&A transactions. He has significant experience from setting-up and managing the corporate legal function in start-ups and large public corporate environments.

Jennifer Lawler

Jennifer Lawler

+46 707 90 02 13   jennifer@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå 2015-
  • Swedish Master of Laws (LL.M.) , Stockholm University 2009-2015
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) , Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, 2013-2014

Jennifer specializes in venture capital, advising Nordic start-ups, venture capitalists and corporates. She also advises clients on M&A transactions and general corporate matters on a daily basis.

Evelina Stenberg

Evelina Stenberg

+46 703 43 08 61   evelina@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Office/Billing Manager, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2018 -
  • Legal Assistant, Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå, 2017 - 2018
  • Service Coordinator/Billing assistant, Happy Boss AB, 2015 - 2017
  • Office Assistant, Happy Boss AB, 2013 - 2015

Evelina is responsible for administrative matters and billing.

Gosia Lundberg

Gosia Lundberg

+46 708 92 43 55   gosia@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Office/Billing Manager, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2015 -
  • Office Manager, Time Advokatbyrå AB, 2014-2015
  • Administrative proceedings officer, Polish Agency of Agriculture, Warsaw, Poland, 2007-2009
  • Administrative proceedings officer, Ministry of the Interior and Administration, Warsaw, Poland, 2003-2007
  • Faculty of Law and Administration, Major: Public Admistration, Master's degree, Gdansk University, Poland, 1998-2001
  • Postgraduate studies in management and organizaton, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, 2001-2002

Gosia is responsible for administrative matters and billing.

Josefin Högsander

Josefin Högsander

+46 708 98 45 19   josefin@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2018–
  • Law clerk, Södertörn District Court, 2017-2018
  • Law clerk, Chancellor of Justice, 2016-2017
  • Associate, Advokatfirman Delphi, 2014–2016
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Stockholm University, 2010–2014

Josefin is a member of the M&A team and advises corporates as well as private equity clients. She also advises clients on general corporate law matters on a daily basis.

Business Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A transactions involve complex work that cuts across a wide range of legal areas. Our M&A team consists of senior and experienced lawyers with in-depth understanding of the mechanics of an M&A transaction and the key value drivers. We make complex simple. Our team will guide you through all stages of the transaction process, be it initial high level discussions, due diligence process or final negotiations of the transaction documents.

Our clients consist of private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as corporates and founders/entrepreneurs. Through our Management Advisory practice, we have gained valuable understanding of the key interests for the founders and/or management when it comes to an M&A transaction.

Management Advisory

Private equity transactions raise a number of complex management issues that are of central importance to buyers, sellers and management alike. A well-advised management is in the interest of all parties. Good advice to managers facilitates a smooth transaction and benefits all parties involved. Our management advisory team is market leading and has a vast experience of advising management teams on exits and re-investments, guiding them through the complicated landscape surrounding a private equity investment.

Venture Capital

We have the privilege of being part of the most vibrant Nordic start-up community in years, and support some of the best and most prosperous serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the Nordics. For many companies, venture financing is the only available mean of raising capital. Hansen provides advice on all sorts of venture financing, whether debt, equity, or other forms of financing, such as contribution of assets, resources or skills. We have a well-established network of investors and other types of advisors that we often involve in our projects.

Tech & Commercial

Our Tech & Commercial team advices clients across a wide range of industries, sizes and maturity on a broad spectrum of commercial contracts, projects related to technology and intellectual property rights as well as privacy and employment matters. Regardless of industry, all businesses have to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment where technology and digitalization are integral parts of what every business does. Furthermore, data and intellectual properties often represent the most valuable assets for a company.

We provide expertise in the negotiation and drafting of licences specifically tailored to the protection of technology and the full range of intellectual property rights, and help our clients with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, such as distribution agreements, outsourcing agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, as well as general terms of use and terms of service. Our team also represents and assists clients with privacy and data security matters and provides advice on intellectual property rights and e.g. open source agreements as part of our due diligence work together with the firm’s M&A team. For several of the firm’s clients we provide day-to-day support in employment related matters such as employment contracts, terminations, incentive programs, management remuneration and competition restriction issues.

Through years of hands-on experience, we have gained a deep knowledge of what we chose to define as Tech & Commercial. With a combination of commercial and technical understanding and legal expertise, we provide clear advice in a changing and emerging market. Many of our clients retain us early as a sounding board and for guidance when developing its business models and business policies.

Join us

As of today we are 15 lawyers, each of us dedicated to our respective area of expertise. We aim to break new ground in our traditionally quite conservative business, and are actively inviting people who dare to think differently to join us.

What we offer new members of our firm is the opportunity to work with a group of top-performing clients in a highly specialized and supportive team. Although we regard performance and work ethics as highly valuable traits, we do also appreciate the need for an overall balance between work and private life as an important cornerstone for long-term achievements. We actively encourage the members of our team to embrace all the different interests that makes life rich and interesting; be it sports or bird-watching.

If you are interested in joining us please send an email to rekrytering@hansenlaw.se.

News

Credentials

CargoIT

October 2018

Instalco – MSI-El

October 2018

Instalco – Rörman

October 2018

Evidensia – Ugglarps Gård Hästkliniken AB

September 2018

Moberg Pharma

September 2018

Evidensia – Veterinärhuset i Lidköping AB

August 2018

Lysa

August 2018

Bokoredo

August 2018

CargoIT

Buyer: WiseTech Global

Seller: Founders

Target: CargoIT

Hansen acted as adviser to the sellers in relation to the sale of CargoIT to WiseTech.

Pressrelease

Instalco – MSI-El

Buyer: Instalco Intressenter AB (publ.) through subsidiary Instalco Nordic AB

Seller: Management

Target: Motala Ströms Installations AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Instalco on the acquisition of Motala Ströms Installations AB from management sellers.

Pressrelease (in Swedish)

Instalco – Rörman

Buyer: Instalco Intressenter AB (publ.) through subsidiary Instalco Nordic AB

Seller: Founders

Target: Rörman i Svedala AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Instalco on the acquisition of Rörman i Svedala AB from founders.

Pressrelease (in Swedish)

Evidensia – Ugglarps Gård Hästkliniken AB

Buyer: Evidensia Smådjur AB (EQT)

Seller: Ugglarps Gård Aktiebolag

Target: Ugglarps Gård Hästkliniken AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Evidensia Smådjur AB (EQT) on the acquisition of Ugglarps Gård Hästkliniken AB from Ugglarps Gård Aktiebolag.

Pressrelease (in Swedish)

Moberg Pharma

Licensor: Moberg Pharma

Licensee: Cipher Pharmaceuticals

Product: MOB-15

Hansen acted as adviser to Moberg Pharma on the licensing and distribution arrangement for the commercialization of MOB-15 in Canada.

Pressrelease

Evidensia – Veterinärhuset i Lidköping AB

Buyer: Evidensia Smådjur AB (EQT)

Seller: Ekesbo Holding AB

Target: Veterinärhuset i Lidköping AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Evidensia Smådjur AB (EQT) on the acquisition of Veterinärhuset Lidköping AB from Ekesbo Holding AB.

Pressrelease (in Swedish)

Lysa

 

Target: Lysa

Hansen acted as adviser to Lysa in relation to the SEK 40m financing, with participation from i.a. Christer Gardell, Anders Borg and Carl Wilson.

Pressrelease

Related article (Breakit – Swedish)

Bokoredo

Buyer: LRF Konsult / Altor

Seller: Founders

Target: Bokoredo AB

Hansen acted as adviser to the sellers in relation to the sale of Bokoredo to LRF Konsult / Altor.

Pressrelease (Swedish)

Related article (Breakit – Swedish)

Related article (Realtid – Swedish)

Hansen Running Club

Our lunch time running sessions in Stockholm with colleagues and friends offer not only an intense running lab, but also ingenious sceneries for both body and soul.

In Stockholm warming up, leaving Blasieholmen, over to Skeppsholmen, the “Navy Island”, and on to intervals on Kastellholmen – we are always reminded that Hansen is in for the long run.

Visit us

In Stockholm Hansen is centrally located by the sea on Blasieholmen with open skies, an old port warehouse and quay for archipelago tour boats.