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Area of expertise

Banking and finance

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.

Practice areas:

Insurance law

Industries:

Financial services

  • Banking & finance
    Exceptionally hands on and available partners. Always on top of their cases.
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    Their breadth of experience and team size are impressive.
    Chambers and Partners
  • Banking & finance
    The firm’s banking and finance practice is taking its place as one of the undisputed leaders in the Swedish market.
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    The team is very professional and responsive. They have good drafting skills and are solution-oriented.
    Chambers and Partners
  • Banking & finance
    Excellent skills in this area
    Chambers and Partners
  • Banking & finance
    Hands on, suggests alternative steps forward. Willing and capable to understand the underlying business.
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    High level of partner attention and the accurate, relevant advice.
    Chambers & Partners
  • Banking & finance
    A true banking team – it is clear they know what they are doing.
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    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
  • Banking & finance
    In-depth knowledge and high level of cross-border capabilities.
    Chambers Europe
  • Banking & finance
    Interest and competence in understanding the underlying business. Hard and hands-on work from all – even the senior resources.
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    Not the biggest banking and finance teams in the market, but one of the best!
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    Setterwalls has extensive experience in asset finance, derivatives agreements and regulatory compliance matters.
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    Setterwalls has longstanding experience in asset finance and offshore investment funds.
    Legal 500
  • Banking & finance
    Solution-oriented and easy to deal with.
    Chambers Europe
  • Banking & finance
    The lawyers have a strong understanding of time pressures, the product and how to interact with the Swedish regulators.
    Chambers Europe
  • Banking & finance
    The Setterwalls banking and finance team is very talented.
    Chambers Europe
  • Banking & finance
    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
  • Banking & finance
    We appreciate its level of service and the fact that the team is flexible and know how we want to receive advice.
    Chambers & Partners
  • Banking & finance
    We are satisfied with the full service capacity of the firm and the flexibility of its partners.
    Chambers & Partners