HWF Advokater also provides custom-made legal services
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  • Contract drafting
  • Contract negotiations
  • Dispute resolution

Corporate Commercial

  • Outsourcing and procurement
  • Joint ventures and restructurings
  • Strategic co-operations and industrial alliances
  • Licensing agreements
  • Agreements regulating manufacture, purchase and delivery
  • Development projects
  • OEM, distribution agreements and franchise agreements
  • Contract negotiations and project management

Corporate Law

  • Start-ups
  • Restructurings of companies and corporate groups
  • Share issues
  • General Meetings
  • Board matters
  • Matters related to value transfers
  • Redemption of minority shares
  • Creation of joint ventures
  • Investments
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Incentive programmes

Data Protection

  • GDPR and matters related to personal data
  • Data privacy
  • Regulatory matters and compliance matters

Dispute Resolution

  • Procedural case assessments
  • Inquiry examinations
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Litigation

Employment and Benefits

  • Employment, dismissal and termination
  • Matters related to employment of senior executives
  • Bonus and incentive programmes
  • Matters related to trade secrets
  • Privacy matters
  • Liability related to delegation and work environment
  • Employment law disputes
  • Employment aspects of business transfers and re-organisations

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Advice in relation to acquisitions and transfers of companies and businesses
  • Contract drafting
  • Project management
  • Due diligence

Public M&A and Equity Capital Markets

  • Public offerings and mergers
  • Private placements
  • Restructurings
  • Acquisitions in kind
  • New share issues and other raising of capital
  • Initial public offerings (IPO)
  • Education for board members and executive management before initial public offerings
  • Information issues
  • Insider issues
  • Corporate governance
  • Incentive plans

Public Procurement

  • Assistance in relation to judicial review
  • Advice on confidentiality issues
  • Continuous advice regarding matters related to public procurement

Real Estate Law and Commercial Tenancy law

  • Acquisitions and transfers of real estate companies and properties
  • Commercial rental law, leaseholds and sale and leaseback
  • Rights of use and other special rights

Custom-made services

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  • External company lawyer
  • Secretary of the board
  • Contract management
  • International experience
  • Global networks

External legal counsel

Our team have extensive experience working as corporate lawyers. This experience has been gained either by working as a corporate lawyer or by, in practice, acting as an “external legal department” for companies. Also companies that have their own lawyers use us in this capacity when in need of extra resources or special skills. Our role can cover anything from the company’s day-to-day legal matters to coordinating international M&A projects.

The role of a corporate lawyer requires comprehensive experience and an in-depth understanding of what is important for the client’s business. This needs to be combined with an ability to prioritize in order to help the company achieve its goals in the best possible way. It is also about being able to package and communicate the legal advice in a way that feels relevant for the executive management and other non-lawyers. This is how we at HWF have worked since the beginning of our careers as part of the so-called Helsingborg model – read more about this under About the Firm.

Our assignments as external corporate lawyers can be both temporary, in relation to your needs from time to time or continuous over time. Our clients include both listed and unlisted companies, ranging from large multinational corporate groups to local development companies. If required that we work on site at the company for certain periods of time, we will try to accommodate such requests. For more extensive or long-term assignments, we offer individual fee models. You are always welcome to contact us for further discussion!

Secretary of the board

Having a professional secretary in the form of a lawyer can be a good way to gain a better structure in the board work. Board members and the operational management can focus on their areas of responsibility during the board meeting, without having to handle the minutes at the same time. In this way, you get a well-structured protocol, and if questions about legal formalities or other legal issues arise, many of them can be resolved immediately since the competence needed is already present at the table.

We have extensive experience in board work and we also provide services as board secretaries. You are welcome to contact us for further discussion!

Contract management

We help companies to tailor their processes for contract management. Group management may also want a final “sign-off” on the legal terms in agreements before signature. We provide a cost-efficient solution for this. You are welcome to contact us for further discussion!

International experience and global network

Our team has many years of experience in assisting both larger and smaller companies with different legal issues in international contexts. Over the years, we have assisted some of Sweden’s most reputable companies in the implementation of their acquisition strategies and, in doing so, have contributed to business deals in a large number of jurisdictions around the world. Our international experience includes rollout of international agent, distributor and franchise networks along with the various legal issues that may arise in connection to these as well as terminations of and amendments to existing contractual relationships. Our international assignments have given us the opportunity to connect and work with lawyers in many different countries. This enables us to quickly and efficiently put together an appropriate team for each individual assignment, regardless of the geographical location of the assignment. You are welcome to contact us for further discussion!