For decades, Cleary Gottlieb has advised various parties in groundbreaking matters in the Nordic region, including major privatization transactions and some of the region’s largest initial public offerings. Our principal areas of practice in this region include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, antitrust and competition matters, and arbitration under the rules of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
Our firm’s relationships with leading Nordic-based organizations extend to the region’s most significantly developed industries, including airlines, automotive, banking and finance, high technology, pulp and paper and telecommunications. As a region that is particularly receptive to foreign trade, we also routinely advise our global clients with business interests in the Nordic region, including financial institutions as underwriters and financial advisors, as well as private equity firms in their investments. Additionally, we have also advised the Swedish government on a number of privatizations, and were the lead negotiator for resolving Iceland's dispute with the Governments of the UK and the Netherlands regarding the Icesave matter.
We regularly work on transactions in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden alongside local firms with which we have close and longstanding relationships. As a fully integrated international firm, we are particularly adept at advising on cross-border matters involving multiple jurisdictions.
Most Innovative U.S. Law Firm in Europe
International Financial Law Review (2011 and 2013)
European Legal Team of the Year
Legal Week’s British Legal Awards (2009, 2010, 2012)
#2 in Nordic M&A
Thomson Reuters (2010 Rankings)
"The firm is often top of the list for work with governments in many jurisdictions and operates at the highest level for multinational companies." Chambers Global (2010)
"Interviewees laud Cleary Gottlieb for its consistently high quality of work and its helpful partners and associates. The firm is able to deal with multifaceted and international issues, including behavioral and merger work covering the whole continent."
Chambers Europe (2010)