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Mannheimer Swartling wins Chambers Europe ‘Best Swedish Firm of the Year’ award

Mannheimer Swartling was named ‘Best Swedish Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence ceremony held in Amsterdam.

“We are delighted that Mannheimer Swartling has been named ‘Best Swedish Firm of the Year’,” says Jan Dernestam, managing partner. “We work hard to exceed our clients’ expectations in every single assignment, to always deliver the highest quality and offer innovative advice and solutions.”

This recognition closely follows the firm receiving IFLR’s ‘Law Firm of the Year: Sweden’ award in London a couple of weeks ago, the ‘Who’s Who Legal Country Award for Sweden’ in Washington D.C. last night, and achieving an unparalleled showing in the latest edition of Legal 500.

“This bevy of awards as we celebrate our 25th anniversary indicates that we’re surely on the right track – but it also inspires us to never let up – so that we retain our leading position even in the next quarter-century.”

The award is bestowed on the basis of research carried out for Chambers Europe 2015 and reflects a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas and notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. Mannheimer Swartling now has received this distinction four times – in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 – and has been shortlisted every year since the award was introduced eight years ago.

In the 2015 edition of the Chambers Europe law firm directory, Mannheimer Swartling is ranked in all practice areas in Sweden, achieving the highest possible placement of ‘Band 1’ in 14 categories, and over 45 of the firm’s lawyers are ranked. Chambers and Partners also publishes an international directory, Chambers Global, in which Mannheimer Swartling received very high rankings earlier this year in these practice areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Restructuring/Insolvency.

Mannheimer Swartling was also named IFLR Law Firm of the Year in Sweden

Mannheimer Swartling is pleased to announce that it was named “Law Firm of the Year: Sweden” at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) European Awards 2015 ceremony held 16 April in London.

“We are delighted that Mannheimer Swartling has won this award again – particularly in what has been a strong year for M&A in the region and another positive year for the firm across the board,” says Jan Dernestam, managing partner. “This achievement is evidence of our ability to provide innovative advice on complex transactions and financing.”

The IFLR awards are based on legal innovation – international deals that break new legal ground and set market precedents. The award recognises that Mannheimer Swartling has acted on the largest and most innovative transactions in Sweden over the past year, including the largest deal on the Nordic market in 2014, in one of the largest secondary buyouts ever completed in the Nordic countries, and in a number of other high profile matters, including IPOs and public offers.

In the IFLR Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2015, Mannheimer Swartling is ranked Tier 1 in every category covered in Sweden; additionally, 16 individuals from the firm’s offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Helsingborg received Leading Lawyer recognition. Mannheimer Swartling is the only firm to receive a Tier 1 ranking in every category and has more Leading Lawyers than any other law firm in Sweden.

IFLR’s study in Sweden includes the following areas: Banking and Finance, Capital markets, Energy and Infrastructure, M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency. Rankings are based on four criteria: innovation, complexity, cross-border capability and quality of client service. Interviews are conducted with leading financial and corporate lawyers and their clients.

The award adds to a consistent run of success for the firm – including leadership of Mergermarket’s Nordic League Tables for M&As and Legal 500 recently recognising Mannheimer Swartling with more top tier recommendations than any other firm in Sweden.