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.

Krister Hansen

Krister Hansen

+46 703 26 66 83   krister@hansenlaw.se

Josefin Högsander

Josefin Högsander

+46 734 26 73 68   josefin@hansenlaw.se

Elise Kielos

Elise Kielos

+46 763 41 69 97   elise@hansenlaw.se

Evelina Stenberg

Evelina Stenberg

+46 703 43 08 61   evelina@hansenlaw.se

Leisel Björk

Leisel Björk

+46 702 96 09 69   leisel@hansenlaw.se

Jennifer Lawler

Jennifer Lawler

+46 707 90 02 13   jennifer@hansenlaw.se

Fredrik Granström

Fredrik Granström

+46 733 55 26 00   fredrik@hansenlaw.se

Christoffer Lööw

Christoffer Lööw

+46 722 44 57 22   christoffer@hansenlaw.se

Hedda Ektander

Hedda Ektander

+46 735 02 87 99   hedda@hansenlaw.se

Erica Svennar

Erica Svennar

+46 705 09 15 40   erica@hansenlaw.se

André Zester

André Zester

+46 725 65 74 52   andre@hansenlaw.se

Klara Granström

Klara Granström

+46 733 75 77 24   klara@hansenlaw.se

Cecilia Malmberg Flodén

Cecilia Malmberg Flodén

+46 734 21 17 69   cecilia@hansenlaw.se

Charlotta Edvinsson

Charlotta Edvinsson

+46 722 25 66 29   charlotta@hansenlaw.se

Gosia Lundberg

Gosia Lundberg

+46 708 92 43 55   gosia@hansenlaw.se

Erik Bergerståhl

Erik Bergerståhl

+46 706 66 57 56   erik@hansenlaw.se

Johan Lidström

Johan Lidström

+46 722 44 00 22   johan@hansenlaw.se

Malin Jansson

Malin Jansson

+46 736 93 75 10   malin@hansenlaw.se

Konrad Ziobro

Konrad Ziobro

+46 733 88 77 35   konrad@hansenlaw.se

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.

Josefin Högsander

Josefin Högsander

+46 734 26 73 68   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.

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.

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.

Leisel Björk

Leisel Björk

+46 702 96 09 69   leisel@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2019 -
  • Trainee Wesslau Söderqvist Advokatbyrå, 2018 - 2019
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Stockholm University, 2014 - 2019
  • Law studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, 2018

Leisel is a member of the M&A and corporate team, advising private equity clients as well as corporates. In addition to an LL.M. degree from Stockholm University, Leisel has studied law at University of Western Australia, Perth.

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.

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.

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 and venture financing 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 transactions and general corporate matters.

Hedda Ektander

Hedda Ektander

+46 735 02 87 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.

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.

André Zester

André Zester

+46 725 65 74 52   andre@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Senior Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2018-
  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2014-2018
  • 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.

Klara Granström

Klara Granström

+46 733 75 77 24   klara@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Office Manager, Hansen Advokatbyrå 2019

Klara is administrating i.a. various office matters, events and recruitment 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.

Charlotta Edvinsson

Charlotta Edvinsson

+46 722 25 66 29   charlotta@hansenlaw.se

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2019 -
  • Associate, Skierfe Advokatfirma, 2017 – 2019
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Lund University, 2013 – 2017
  • Trainee, Trägårdh Advokatbyrå, 2017
  • Law studies, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, 2016
  • Summer associate, Glimstedt Advokatbyrå, 2016

Charlotta is a member of the Venture Capital team, advising Nordic start-ups, venture capitalists and corporates. She also advises clients on general corporate law matters.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

Hansen is growing at record pace – we are hiring lawyers to business areas Mergers & Acquisitions, Tech & Commercial and Venture Capital

Are you interested in joining our journey, or do you know anyone who might be? See current openings below:

Senior biträdande jurist till Tech & Commercial

Senior biträdande jurist till Venture Capital

Biträdande jurister till M&A, Venture Capital och Tech & Commercial

News

Credentials

VOI

November 2019

Ferrologic

November 2019

Moberg Pharma (MOB-015 South Korea)

October 2019

Replace

October 2019

Instalco – Henningssons Elektriska and Henningsons El Service

October 2019

Instalco – Tingstad Rörinstallation

October 2019

Infrea – Anläggningsgruppen i Skaraborg, Mark & VA i Göteborg and Siljan Schakt Entreprenad

October 2019

CAKE

September 2019

Monterro – Specops Software

August 2019

Hedvig

June 2019

Hiber World

July 2019

Handicare

May 2019

FLX

May 2019

Greenely

July 2019

Instalco – Milen Ventilation

July 2019

Petbuddy

July 2019

VOI

Lead Investor: Vostok New Ventures

Target: VOI Technology AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Voi Technology in relation to the $85 million financing. The round, led by Vostok New Ventures, was joined by Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, Raine Ventures, JME Venture, Inbox Capital, Kreos Capital, Black Ice Capital and others.

Related article (tech.eu)

Related article (businesswire)

Ferrologic

Buyer: Solita Oy

Sellers: Founders, employees

Target: Ferrologic AB

Hansen acted as adviser to the sellers in relation to the divestment of Ferrologic AB to Solita Oy.

Related article (in Swedish)

Moberg Pharma (MOB-015 South Korea)

Licensor: Moberg Pharma AB (publ.)

Licensee: DongKoo Bio & Pharma Co., Ltd

Product: MOB-015

Hansen acted as adviser to Moberg Pharma on the licensing and distribution arrangement for the commercialization of MOB-015 in South Korea.

Pressrelease (in Swedish)

Replace

Buyer: Xllnc / Norvestor

Sellers: Founders, management and i.a. employees

Target: Replace OÜ

Hansen acted as adviser to Xllnc/Norvestor in relation to the acquisition of Replace OÜ.

Pressrelease

Instalco – Henningssons Elektriska and Henningsons El Service

Buyer: Instalco AB through subsidiary Instalco Nordic AB

Seller: HTK Förvaltning Aktiebolag

Target: Henningssons Elektriska Aktiebolag and Henningsons El Service Aktiebolag

Hansen acted as adviser to Instalco on the acquisition of Henningssons Elektriska Aktiebolag and Henningsons El Service Aktiebolag from HTK Förvaltning Aktiebolag.

Press release (in Swedish)

Instalco – Tingstad Rörinstallation

Buyer: Instalco AB through subsidiary Instalco Nordic AB

Seller: Founder

Target: AB Tingstad Rörinstallation

Hansen acted as adviser to Instalco on the acquisition of Tingstad Rörinstallation from Founder.

Pressrelease (in Swedish)

Infrea – Anläggningsgruppen i Skaraborg, Mark & VA i Göteborg and Siljan Schakt Entreprenad

Buyer: Infrea AB (publ) through subsidiary Infrea Mark Holding AB

Sellers: Founders, management and employees

Target: Anläggningsgruppen i Skaraborg Aktiebolag, Mark & VA i Göteborg Aktiebolag and Siljan Schakt Entreprenad Aktiebolag

Hansen acted as adviser to Infrea in relation to the acquisition of Anläggningsgruppen i Skaraborg, Mark & VA i Göteborg and Siljan Schakt Entreprenad.

Press release (in Swedish)

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CAKE

Investors: I.a. Creandum, e.ventures and existing shareholders

Target: Cake 0 emission AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Cake in relation to the SEK 135m financing, with participation from i.a. Creandum, e.ventures and existing shareholders.

Related article (in Swedish)

Monterro – Specops Software

Buyer: Monterro Software Investment AB through subsidiary Specops Intressenter AB

Sellers: Founders, management and i.a. employees

Target: Specops Software Holding AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Monterro in relation to the acquisition of a majority stake and investment in Specops Software.

Press release

Related article (Realtid – Swedish)

Hedvig

InvestorsObvious Ventures, D-Ax

Target: Hedvig AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Hedvig in relation to the SEK 100m financing, with participation from i.a. Obvious Ventures and D-Ax.

Related article

Hiber World

Investor: Luminar Ventures

Target: Hiber AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Luminar Ventures in relation to its investment in Hiber AB.

Related article (in Swedish)

Handicare

Seller: Handicare AS

Purchaser: Mediq International BV

Target: Puls AS

Hansen acted as adviser to Handicare on the divestment of Puls AS to Mediq International BV.

Related article (in Swedish)

FLX

Buyer: SF Studios

Target: FLX

SF Studios becomes majority shareholder of Felix Herngren’s production company FLX – Hansen represented the founders of FLX, the most successful film & tv production company in Sweden.

Greenely

Investor: Luminar Ventures

Target: Greenely AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Luminar Ventures in relation to its investment in Greenely AB.

Related article (in Swedish)

Instalco – Milen Ventilation

Buyer: Instalco AB through subsidiary Instalco Nordic AB

Seller: Milen Gruppen AB

Target: Milen Ventilation AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Instalco on the acquisition of Milen Ventilation AB from Milen Gruppen AB.

Pressrelease (in Swedish)

Petbuddy

Investor: Luminar Ventures

Target: Petbuddy AB

Hansen acted as adviser to Luminar Ventures in relation to its investment in Petbuddy AB.

Related article (in 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.