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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Scandinavia, and the wider Nordic Region, is a diverse market where investors frequently need lawyers with international perspective who also know and understand the local business and legal environment. Freshfields has a long-standing history of advising Scandinavian banks, corporates, governmental entities and those seeking to invest in the region.

    As a global law firm, with offices in Europe, the US and Asia, we’re able to leverage our experience to advise clients on the changing legal and regulatory environment in the region.

  • Our experience includes advising:


    • ABB on the acquisition of a 35%stake in the solar technology company Novatec Solar. 
    • Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The combined group was renamed DNV GL Group AS.
    • Det Norske Veritas Group AS as local counsel in Germany with regard to the sale of the railway division of DNV to TÜV Süd AG, particularly with regard to the sale of ELBAS Elektrische Bahnsysteme Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbH.
    • DONG Energy A/S on the acquisition of three wind farm projects located in the German North Sea from project developer PNE Wind.
    • Maersk in connection with two pending arbitration matters between the client on the one hand and Sonatrach and Algeria (State) on the other hand, arising out of a production-sharing agreement.


    • Anticimex on the acquisition of 100% of the pest control activities of ISS in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. 
    • Yara AB on the sale of part of its ammonia business in execution of the remedies undertaken vis-à-vis the European Commission following the merger between Yara International ASA and Kemira Growhow Oyj.
    • The EU merger control aspects of Yara International's announced cash merger agreement to acquire Terra Industries Inc. 
    • Yara on the acquisition of H+H Umwelt- und Industrietechnik GmbH in Hargesheim (Germany). H+H Umwelt- und Industrietechnik designs and provides SCR exhaust gas treatment systems for the reduction of NOx emissions from marine engines and stationary land engines.


    • Cargotec, the Finnish logistics company, on the acquisition of Hatlapa Group, the Germany headquartered producer of winches, steering gears and compressors for the worldwide ship building industry. 

    Private Equity

    • CVC Capital Partners on its acquisitions of Ahlsell AB, the Nordic region's leading technical products wholesaler, and Paroc Group, a leading producer of stone wool insulation in the Nordic and Baltic regions.


    • Nokia in an appeal before the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe on a claim from Nokia regarding extensive licensing of the Bosch patent portfolio in the mobile communications sector. This is one of the biggest current worldwide patent/FRAND litigation cases.


    • Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (SCA AB), the Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer, on the sale of its Austrian publication paper mill in Laakirchen to Heinzel Group.
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