Area of Expertise

Banking and finance

Setterwall's banking and finance group is one of the leading banking & finance practices in Sweden and advise on a wide range of matters.

Debt financing

Setterwalls Banking and Finance Group advise on all aspects of banking and finance transactions including:

  • acquisition finance
  • real estate finance
  • asset finance (including receivables financings, vessels, aircraft and wind farms)
  • project and export finance
  • bonds and other capital market financing
  • securitisations
  • restructurings and workouts

The highly experienced team also works regularly with complex matters regarding investments, sovereign loans, guarantees and related financing issues.

We act for Swedish and international clients such as:

  • banks and financial institutions
  • debt funds and direct lenders
  • private equity sponsors
  • corporate borrowers
  • issuers
  • arrangers
  • insurance and reinsurance companies
  • governmental and international organisations


Cross-border transactions

We regularly work on cross-border transactions and have well-established relationships with other leading law firms across the world which enables us to work smoothly with colleagues working in other jurisdictions in cross-border cases.


Highly ranked by leading ranking institutes

Our leading experts within the Banking & Finance group are highly ranked by the leading ranking institutes such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and Legal500.


Financial market regulation

With a broad practical experience and in-depth knowledge of financial regulatory issues and compliance-related matters, through working for various companies and authorities, we help our clients with:

  • licence applications
  • drafting or reviewing a wide variety of policies and governing documents
  • training
  • regulatory opinions
  • support in all types of matters in relation to the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen).

We have experience of working in many different regulatory frameworks such as:

  • Anti-Money Laundering regulation
  • PSD 2
  • UCITS and AIF fund legislation
  • MiFID II
  • EMIR
  • CRD IV
  • MAR
  • Solvency 2
  • IDD

We offer our services mainly to Swedish and international clients such as:

  • banks and insurance companies
  • AIFM:s
  • securities firms
  • PSPs
  • stock exchanges and other financial institutions in all types of cases related to the financial regulatory area and compliance
  • other operators engaged in activities subject to licenses
  • governmental agencies

Furthermore, we regularly participate in writing news articles on financial regulation. We participate as lecturers at seminars and actively participate in teaching at various educational institutions and universities.

The Setterwalls banking and finance team is very talented.

Chambers Europe

High level of partner attention and the accurate, relevant advice.

Chambers & Partners

The strong partner participation in transactions is what makes Setterwalls’ banking and finance team unique. Rather than having partners who become invisible halfway after the first pitch, you know that they will be hands on until final delivery.

Legal 500

The lawyers have a strong understanding of time pressures, the product and how to interact with the Swedish regulators.

Chambers Europe

Setterwalls has extensive experience in asset finance, derivatives agreements and regulatory compliance matters.

Legal 500

Setterwalls has longstanding experience in asset finance and offshore investment funds.

Legal 500

We are satisfied with the full service capacity of the firm and the flexibility of its partners.

Chambers & Partners

We appreciate its level of service and the fact that the team is flexible and know how we want to receive advice.

Chambers & Partners

In-depth knowledge and high level of cross-border capabilities.

Chambers Europe

Solution-oriented and easy to deal with.

Chambers Europe

Highly skilled partners and hands-on involvement throughout the transaction process whereas most partners at other law firms have a declining presence in transactions where they become more or less invisible when you reach the execution stage.

Legal 500

Interest and competence in understanding the underlying business. Hard and hands-on work from all – even the senior resources.

Legal 500

Hands on, suggests alternative steps forward. Willing and capable to understand the underlying business.

Legal 500

Not the biggest banking and finance teams in the market, but one of the best!

Legal 500

Want to know more? Contact:


Åke J. Fors Carl Lindencrona Mikael Magnusson


Jesper Kuschel


Jonas Frii