Area of Expertise

Tax law

Tax matters are of essential importance within business law, regardless of line of business. Setterwalls’ tax team have fundamental knowledge and extensive experience within all tax areas, especially regarding tax structuring, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, incentive programs and tax litigation.

Experienced team of tax advisors

Setterwalls provides tax services, which are relevant to business law, for example income taxation, value added taxation, excise duties or stamp duties and energy tax. We can provide tax advice regarding tax structuring, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning related to owner-managed businesses, capitalisations, transactions between companies with shared ownership or of aligned interests, incentive programs and tax proceedings including discussions with the Swedish Tax Agency and Swedish Customs Services. Our advice may regard structuring for the sale of real estate property or an operative company. Furthermore, our tax team may advise on tax questions in connection with transactions, issuance of options or warranties or during international recruitment processes of senior management.

Our tax experts manage tax litigation at levels of authority and courts, including the Swedish Tax Agency, administrative courts and Council for Advanced Tax Rulings and are continuously working to prevent and eliminate tax issues and risks during for example tax auditing.

Characterizing for our tax services are that a substantial part of our matters are international. We also contribute to the development of new legislation by assisting trade associations with statements of opinion.

We advise in connection with, for example:

Tax structuring, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions

  • Real estate transactions
  • Real estate property development
  • Private and public M&A
  • Capitalisations
  • Tax optimization
  • Closely held companies
  • International taxation and cross border questions
  • Due diligence

Incentive programs and remuneration programs for management and executives

  • Equity based incentive programs and personnel options
  • Special income tax for non-residents and expert taxation
  • International taxation and cross border matters

Discussions with the Swedish Tax Agency and tax litigation

  • Discussions and correspondence with the Tax Agency
  • Advanced tax rulings
  • Tax litigation


Shared knowledge

We regularly participate as lecturers for clients, at seminars and take an active part in the ongoing debate regarding tax questions.

Swedish and international clients

Among our clients are several of Sweden’s leading companies and furthermore several leading international company groups.

They provided excellent and timely advice.

Chambers Europe

They are very pragmatic and business-oriented.

Chambers Europe

These lawyers are very good at providing advice on complicated tax matters, and explaining the issues in comprehensible terms to people who aren't tax experts.

Chambers Europe

It has been a pleasure to do business with Setterwalls over the years – we get quick responses and a business-oriented approach.

Chambers Europe

All-round knowledge and international network.

Chambers Europe

The firm is well organised and the lawyers are skilled. They are quick in responding and giving service.

Chambers Europe

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Christian Sjöqvist


Niclas Hermansson Sören Brekell