We can provide you with legal services in the areas of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital, as well as capital markets.
DLA Piper’s Corporate capability is the firm’s largest in terms of number of lawyers. Our lawyers have deep knowledge and extensive experience within all areas of corporate law. We regularly assist Swedish and global associations and institutions.
Mergers and acquisitions
Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience you need to guide you through the entire transaction process – nationally and globally. We help buyers, sellers and brokers of companies and businesses with everything from the initial strategic issues through the tender process, carrying out due diligence, negotiations, drafting of agreements, and, if necessary, compulsory shares purchase processes.
We have a highly-regarded venture capital group which can provide you with specialist legal advice on investments, the establishment and restructuring of funds and exit sales of portfolio companies as well as advising management of portfolio companies. The group has a long track record as a leading adviser to both Swedish and global investment companies and private equity funds.
We assist in all areas of capital markets. For example, we have extensive experience in advising underwriters on all legal aspects of initial public offerings (IPO)s and we regularly advice issuers in connection with listings on stock exchanges and trading facilities and in connection with IPOs and secondary offerings. We advise both bidders and target companies in connection with public takeover offers and we have broad experience in structuring offers of financial instruments and issues relating to prospectuses, market abuse and reporting obligations.
In short, our services include inter alia the following:
- IPOs (as we have presence in the US and US qualified lawyers, our service offering includes capacity to issue "10b-5 opinions)
- Capital raisings (share, warrant and bond issues)
- Public takeovers
- AGMs and other shareholders' meetings
- Incentive schemes
- Corporate governance
- Information and insider issues
We regularly advise private equity houses, investors, funds, banks and financial institutions on all aspects of private equity and venture capital work with a particular focus on cross-border deals. We cover all key areas of private equity and venture capital representation, including Fund Formation, Investments, Tax and Structuring, Financing, Portfolio Company Management, Management Incentive Programs, Restructurings and Refinancing and Exits.
General corporate law
General corporate law is the basis for most of our other business. Within this wide area, our specialist skills cover a large number of fields, such as company formation, liquidations, capital increases and reductions, mergers/demergers, drafting of articles of association, shareholder agreements/joint venture agreements and board representation. It is our aim to give you an overall picture of all the areas where you might need help.