Mikael Magnusson

Partner, Member of the Swedish Bar Association / Stockholm

Mainly active in

Practice areas

Banking and finance / Restructuring and insolvency

Languages

svenska engelska
Profile

I am a partner and Head of the Banking and Finance Practice in Stockholm and primarily advise clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border debt financing matters.

I primarily advise clients such as major banks and financial institutions active in the Nordic market, direct lenders/debt funds and private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a wide range of domestic and cross-border debt financing matters particularly within the field of leveraged finance, real estate finance, syndicated loans, project finance, refinancing and investment grade and sustainability-linked/green loans. My work further includes advising in relation to super senior revolving facilities, high yield bond offerings as well as securitisations, asset backed financings. I also have extensive experience in corporate restructuring matters and work-outs acting for lenders, agents, syndicated lending groups, borrowers and private equity sponsors.

Career
2017-,Setterwalls
2007-2017,Advokatfirman Cederquist
2008,Kaupthing Bank Sweden, secondment
2006-2007,Stockholm District Court
2004,Stockholm University, LL.M.
Recommendations

Mikael Magnusson is ranked as Next Generation and Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 (Banking & Finance), as Highly Regarded (Banking) by IFLR1000 and Up-and Coming by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.

"The "practical, knowledgeable and hard-working" Mikael Magnusson progresses in the rankings following continued recognition of his growing presence in the market. He frequently represents lenders in real estate finance transactions, with additional experience in acquisition finance and refinancing mandates."

- Chambers Global, 2021

"Mikael Magnusson – is a highly skilled and experienced lawyer and is one of our first hand choices when it comes to financial restructurings. He keeps track of both the details and the overall picture. He is a delight to work with and stays hands-on throughout any transaction."

- Legal 500, 2021

"Mikael Magnusson is a real star. Always available, hands on and great drafting skills. In addition, he is very nice to work with."

- Legal 500, 2021

"Mikael Magnusson is a “very skilled lawyer”, applauded for “his level of commitment, his deep commercial understanding and project management”."

- WWL, 2021

"Mikael Magnusson continues to impress market commentators, with one client enthusing: "He is business-oriented, extremely service-minded and provides relevant and tailored advice." He often advises on real estate finance transactions and also has experience in leveraged acquisition finance."

- Chambers Global, 2020

"Mikael Magnusson is a very dedicated and hands-on lawyer who is available, solutions oriented and nice to work with."

- Legal 500, 2020

"Entering the rankings for the first time, Mikael Magnusson is praised by one client for being "extremely into the details and able to predict problems". This source also appreciates the fact that "he will always give a clear opinion". He advises a variety of lenders on term loan and revolving facility agreements. He has experience of project finance mandates involving the construction industry."

- Chambers Europe, 2019

"Excellent lawyer with great knowledge within the area and very good drafting skills."

- IFLR1000, 2019

"Good understanding of the underlying business. Dedicated team player and excellent technical skills."

- IFLR1000, 2019

"Solution-oriented and business-focused, entailing that he ensures that the negotiations focus on the right items. He has excellent drafting skills and is great when it comes to project management."

- IFLR1000, 2019