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, EU and Competition, Litigation and TMT.

People

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

Ola Wiklund

Ola Wiklund

+46 76 888 18 09   ola@hansenlaw.se

Mattias Kelmeling

Mattias Kelmeling

+356 7708 3624   mattias@hansenlaw.se

Anna-Maria Tjernblom

Anna-Maria Tjernblom

+46 733 70 60 73   annamaria@hansenlaw.se

Krister Hansen

Krister Hansen

+46 70 32 666 83   krister@hansenlaw.se

Christoffer Lööw

Christoffer Lööw

+46 722 44 57 22   christoffer@hansenlaw.se

Konrad Ziobro

Konrad Ziobro

+46 73 388 77 35   konrad@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

Elise Kielos

Elise Kielos

+46 763 41 69 97   elise@hansenlaw.se

Johan Lidström

Johan Lidström

+46 722 44 00 22   johan@hansenlaw.se

Erik Bergerståhl

Erik Bergerståhl

+46 70 666 57 56   erik@hansenlaw.se

Fredrik Granström

Fredrik Granström

+46 733 55 26 00   fredrik@hansenlaw.se

Gosia Lundberg

Gosia Lundberg

+46 708 92 43 55   gosia@hansenlaw.se

André Zester

André Zester

+46 725 65 74 52   andre@hansenlaw.se

Jennifer Lawler

Jennifer Lawler

+46 707 90 02 13   jennifer@hansenlaw.se

Ola Wiklund

Ola Wiklund

+46 76 888 18 09   ola@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Co-founder, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2013-
  • Partner and Head of EU- and Competition Law, Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå, 2010-2013
  • Partner and Head of EU- and Competition Law, Wistrand Advokatbyrå 2004-2010
  • Senior Counsel and Head of EU- and Competition Law, DLA Nordic Advokatbyrå 2001-2004
  • Tenure in European law, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University 1997-2001
  • Visiting Professor, European University Institute, Florence Italy 1997-1998
  • Lawyer at the Court of Justice of the European Communities 1995-1996
  • Appointed Associate Professor (docent), Stockholm University
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Stockholm University 1997

Dr. Wiklund has been legal counsel for major online gaming operators for almost 10 years. His sector expertise ranges from commercial and regulatory to M & A. He is also advising private operators in the Health Care-sector. He has acted as counsel in proceedings before the European Courts in Luxemburg and has represented clients in the European Commission and the Swedish Competition Authority. He is acting for clients in a number of pending high profile monopoly EC law suits (gaming, tax and alcohol) against the Swedish government. He has also acted for clients in two of the major infrastructural public procurements in Sweden; new communication system for the police, fire brigade etc (RAKEL) and traffic congestion charges for the City of Stockholm, as well as an arbitrator in telecom cases. Dr. Wiklund has published several articles and books in his field of practice.

Mattias Kelmeling

Mattias Kelmeling

+356 7708 3624   mattias@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2014-
  • Legal Counsel, Husqvarna AB (publ), 2013-2014
  • Communications Consultant, Prime PR, 2012
  • Associate, Vinge Advokatbyrå, 2011-2012
  • Jur kand, LL.M, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, 2006-2011
  • Law studies, University of Glasgow, 2009-2010

Mattias has long experience from the online gambling and gaming sector and is heading Hansen’s Malta operations. After working full time with gaming clients for many years Mattias has a deep understanding of the industry and its different verticals. With skills ranging from regulatory and compliance to M&A, Mattias can offer clients knowledgeable and solid legal advice in almost all legal areas that gaming companies encounter.

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.

Krister Hansen

Krister Hansen

+46 70 32 666 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.

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.

Konrad Ziobro

Konrad Ziobro

+46 73 388 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.

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.

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

After working with Hansen during summers, Elise is now 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.

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.

Erik Bergerståhl

Erik Bergerståhl

+46 70 666 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.

Fredrik Granström

Fredrik Granström

+46 733 55 26 00   fredrik@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Co-founder, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2013-
  • 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.

Gosia Lundberg

Gosia Lundberg

+46 708 92 43 55   gosia@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Office 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.

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.

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 earned a degree in law from Stockholm University, where she wrote her thesis on international arbitration. Jennifer also pursued a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international law from Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.

Business Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A transactions involve complex work that cuts across national borders and 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.

Venture Capital and Growth

For many companies venture financing is the only available mean of raising capital. Hansen provides advice on all sorts of venture financing, whether debt or 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.

Management Advisory/Private Equity

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 has a vast experience of advising management teams on exits and re-investments and guiding through the complicated landscape surrounding a private equity investment.

Gaming and Sports

Hansen’s team has been present since the online gaming industry took off in the early years of 2000. We have been at the forefront of developments in the internet gaming industry for more than ten years.

Our team has a vast industry experience across all aspects of the sector. Clients include multi-national businesses, owner-managed enterprises and technology start-ups. We provide advice across the full range of product and business offerings, including sports betting, poker, casinos and slots, social gaming, bingo, skill games, lotteries and prize draws.

Our services in the betting and gaming sector include M&A, regulatory advice, intellectual property, technology and licensing, sponsorship agreements and other commercial agreements, litigation and competition law.

EU and Competition law

We are leading experts within EU law and competition, including public procurement. We act for clients in high profile EU lawsuits and major public procurement matters in Sweden.

Litigation

Our focus is on European Law and Competition Law litigation and we have extensive experience in domestic and cross-border litigation, ad hoc and administered arbitration. We have advised clients in cases at the EU Commission and several European competition authorities, and have acted for clients in domestic courts as well as the European Court of Human Rights and the EU courts in Luxemburg.

Health and Life Science

The Swedish healthcare and welfare market is unique; characterized by vast privatizations and ongoing innovation. We have a broad and deep understanding of current trends and development in the Swedish healthcare, eHealth and welfare systems, and offer advice in related regulatory, commercial and M&A matters.

We work with a wide range of health, pharmaceutical and life science companies. We understand the nature of our clients´ businesses, whether the client works with pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health-IT and life sciences, or delivers health care services to patients. We support clients with the full spectrum of commercial contracts (e.g. clinical trials, licensing, distribution, co-operation, contract manufacture and material transfers), transactions, and intellectual property issues.

Technology Media Telecommunications

TMT business is not just limited to Technology, Media and Telecommunications but is today changing all types of industries. Convergence of these areas means that the communication and boundaries between markets are merging and a single market for digital-communication is developing. Therefor, and regardless of the industry, all businesses will have to adapt to a changing environment where digital business becomes an integral part of what every business does.

We have gained, through years of experience, a deep knowledge of the developments in TMT. With this knowledge, combined with technical understanding and legal know-how, we provide clear advice in a changing and emerging market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual properties often represent the biggest and most valuable assets for a company. We provide expertise in the negotiation and drafting of licenses specifically tailored to the protection of technology and intellectual property rights. The review of intellectual property rights also forms a considerable part of due diligence work in connection with company acquisitions.

Join us

As of today we are thirteen 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.

News

Credentials

BTI Studios

July 2017

Preato Capital

April 2017

Holmen

March 2017

Nordic Cinema Group

January 2017

HAFA Bathroom Group

January 2017

Ljung & Sjöberg

January 2017

Desenio

December 2016

NSS Group

December 2016

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BTI Studios

Buyer: Altor Fund IV

Seller: Carlyle European Technology Partners II

Target: BTI Studios

Hansen acted as adviser to management in connection with Altor’s acquisition of BTI Studios from Carlyle European Technology Partners.

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Preato Capital

Buyer: SSNG Holding AB (Preato Capital)

Seller: TALIOS Invest AB

Target: Aktiebolaget Tage Lindblom

Hansen acted as adviser to Preato Capital AB:s subsidiary SSNG Holding AB on the acquisition of Aktiebolaget Tage Lindblom.

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Holmen

Holmen

Buyer: Holmen

Seller: Rörvik Timber

Target: Linghems sågverk

Hansen acted as adviser to Holmen on its acquisition of the Linghem sawmill from Rörvik Timber.

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Nordic Cinema Group

Buyer: AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (publ.)

Seller: Bridgepoint/Bonnier/Management

Target: Nordic Cinema Group

Hansen acted as adviser to management on the divestment of Nordic Cinema Group to AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (publ.).

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Hafa

HAFA Bathroom Group

Buyer: Hafa Bathroom Group Aktiebolag

Target: Noro AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Hafa Bathroom Group on the acquisition of Noro AB.

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Ljung & Sjöberg

Buyer: Priveq Investment

Seller: Founders

Target: Ljung & Sjöberg

Hansen acted as adviser to Priveq on the acquisition of Ljung & Sjöberg from founders.

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Desenio

Buyer: Verdane Capital

Seller: Founders

Target: Desenio

Hansen acted as adviser to the seller on Verdane’s acquisition of 50.1 % of Desenio from founders.

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NSS Group

Buyer: Management

Seller: Accent Equity 2008

Target: NSS Group (Nordic Shelter Solutions)

Hansen acted as adviser to management on the MBO of NSS Group from Accent Equity 2008. NSS Group is compriced of Hallbyggarna Jonsereds (Sweden), Lainapeite (Finland) ans IPS Dansk Presenning (Denmark). The group has net sales of ca SEK 150 million and 35 employees.

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Hansen Running Club

Our lunch time running sessions in Stockholm and swimrun sessions in Malta 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 and in Malta running in the Tigne area and jumping into the Mediterranean for some swimming – 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.

In Malta Hansen is located in the vibrant town of St. Julian’s where businesses, restaurants and night life activities are packed along the coast line of the Mediterranean.