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Area of Expertise

Banking and finance

We pride ourselves for being one of Sweden’s leading banking and finance practices. Our banking and finance team advises on a wide range of complex matters and includes specialists within debt finance and financial market regulation.

Our debt financing team focuses on advising clients such as banks and financial institutions, corporate borrowers, debt funds and other direct lenders, insurance companies, real estate companies, issuers, arrangers and private equity sponsors on domestic as well as cross-border transactions across the entire credit spectrum, with a particular focus on leveraged and acquisition financing, corporate credits, real estate financing and asset-backed financing. In addition we regularly assist our clients in relation to project financings, high-yield bond offerings, restructurings and securitisations.

The debt financing team regularly act on cross-border transactions and has well-established relationships with other leading law firms in Europe, the United States and other regions enabling us to work seamlessly with colleagues in other jurisdictions on cross-border financings.
The highly experienced team advises clients such as multilateral institutions, governments and pension funds on a wide range of finance law matters, such as investments, sovereign loans and guarantees.

Our financial market regulation team provides advice to Swedish and international clients such as banks and insurance companies, investment firms, payment service providers, AIFMs, stock exchanges and other financial institutions in all kinds of regulatory and compliance matters. With broad practical experience within these areas and in-depth knowledge of the legal framework, we regularly assist our clients with applications for authorisation, in setting up and adjusting policies, training, legal research and support in all other kinds of matters in relation to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. We cover a broad range of legislation such as AMLD, AIFMD, UCITS, MiFID II, EMIR, CRD IV, MAR, Solvency 2, IDD and PSD 2. 

Our leading experts in the Banking and Finance team are ranked in the leading legal market research including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal500. 

"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

Want to know more? Contact:

Stockholm

Åke J. Fors Carl Lindencrona Mikael Magnusson

Gothenburg

Jesper Kuschel

Malmoe

Jonas Frii