Björn Johansson Heigis

Partner, Stockholm

Corporate Investigations & Compliance, Data Protection, Digitalization & TMT, Dispute Resolution, Emerging Companies, Intellectual Property, Outsourcing

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Björn Johansson Heigis is a Stockholm-based Partner and Head of Roschier’s Data Protection, Digitalization & TMT, and Outsourcing practices in Sweden. He is specialized in intellectual property, dispute resolution, ICT and IP transactions, as well as data protection and licensing.

In addition to his LL.M. degree, Björn holds a post-graduate LL.M. degree from Bond University, Australia. His previous experience includes working at Mannheimer Swartling and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.

Recognitions

Björn is recognized in Intellectual Property as well as TMT and Information Technology in Sweden by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Managing IP (IP Stars).

This is what clients say about Björn:

“He has an ability to quickly grasp complex structures and questions. He is pragmatic and always suggests solutions.”
– Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property

“Björn Johansson Heigis – an excellent lawyer with a grasp of the big picture.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Data Privacy & Data Protection

“Björn provides advice a client can act on. Excellent understanding of the market and business of his clients.”
– The Legal 500 2023, IT and Telecoms

“He is very nice to work with. Understands client needs.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property and Media

“Björn handles IT and data privacy matters with ease and provides hands-on advice which are appreciated as an in-house lawyer.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property and Media

“Björn Johansson Heigis wins acclaim for his outstanding work in digitalisation and outsourcing projects across Sweden.”
– Who’s Who Legal 2023, Data

“He delivers practical advice that always incorporates the client’s business needs”.
– Patent 1000 2023

“High availability, attention and great knowledge in privacy matters.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Information Technology

“He has outstanding communication skills.”
– Chambers Global 2022, Intellectual Property

“Björn Johansson Heigis has a broad knowledge within his field, excellent communication skills, and high availability.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Data Privacy and Data Protection

“Björn is great at helping to convert complex IP-related subject-matter to information useful for venture capitalists.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property and Media

“I truly appreciate and admire Björn Johansson Heigis’ ability to quickly grasp complex structures and questions, that he is always pragmatic and always suggesting solutions, his fast and accurate drafting skills and his calmness in every situation.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property and Media

“Björn Johansson Heigis is always delivering advice adapted to our business in a simple way.”
– The Legal 500 2022, IT and Telecoms

He explains things in a way that everyone understands.
– The Legal 500 2022, IT and Telecoms

Björn really shows that he has a great knowledge of both the legal side and the technical side of our business.
– The Legal 500 2022, IT and Telecoms

Work highlights

Björn Johansson Heigis’ experience includes advising:

  • Klarna in its sale of Klarna Checkout;
  • A bid consortium consisting of Greenoaks and Long Path in their recommended public offer for Karnov;
  • GRO in its acquisition of DigitalRoute;
  • EQT and Recipharm in the carve-out of seven CDMO sites;
  • Avalara in its SEK 7.3 billion public offer for Pagero;
  • Outokumpu in its strategic investment in Envigas;
  • Philip Morris International in the  sale of SMD Logistics to R12;
  • GRO in the sale of Tacton to Rubicon Technology Partners;
  • Fortum in the acquisition of Telge Energi;
  • GRO in its strategic investment in Curity;
  • GRO in its investment in Paligo;
  • CVC with the acquisition of Visma’s consulting business focused on digital transformation, formerly a part of Visma Custom Solutions;
  • Bonnier News in its SEK 455 million public offer for all shares in Readly;
  • GRO Capital in its acquisition of Netigate;
  • Solör Bioenergi in the acquisition of Lantmännen Agrovärme;
  • Bonnier Ventures in their investment in diagnostics company Elypta;
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in the sale of Opus Bilprovning to Arcus;
  • Solör Bioenergi Holding in the acquisition of the district heating company Ale Fjärrvärme;
  • IK Partners in the acquisition of Truesec;
  • Nalka in its acquisition of CERTEGO from ASSA ABLOY;
  • R12 Kapital in its sale of Aditro to SD Worx People Solutions;
  • Nordstjernan in its investment in fintech company Roaring;
  • Ingka Investment in its investment in Ikano Bank;
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in KRY’s €140 million capital raise;
  • Patricia Industries, part of Investor, in the divestment of Aleris’ eleven health centers and three rehabilitation centers in Stockholm and Uppsala, to Lideta;
  • Patricia Industries, part of Investor, in the SEK 2.8 billion sale of Aleris to Triton;
  • Aleris in its SEK 2.6 billion divestment of Aleris Omsorg to Ambea;
  • Funds advised by IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of PwC Sweden’s Business Services division;
  • Sandvik in the SEK 4 billion divestment of Hyperion to KKR;
  • Sandvik in the carve-out and divestment of the Sandvik Process Systems division to FAM AB, owned by the three largest Wallenberg foundations;
  • Guy Hands in the acquisition of McDonald’s Nordic operations, consisting of local operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland;
  • Atlas Copco in the sale of its Road Construction Equipment division to Fayat Group;
  • TDC A/S in the SEK 2.9 billion sale of TDC Sverige AB to Tele2 Sverige AB.
Career

Roschier (2011-), Partner since 2016
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, Associate (2006-2011)
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Visiting lawyer (2008-2009)
Mölndal District Court, Law clerk (2003-2005)
Center for Intellectual Property studies, Research assistant/lecturer (2002-2003)

Memberships

Member of the Swedish Bar Association
Member of the Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS)

Professional appointments

The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Board Member (2020-)

Education

Bond University, Australia, LL.M. (2006)
University of Gothenburg, LL.M. (2002)

Languages

English, Swedish

Client focused and easy to approach with an excellent knowledge of the market and developments.

The Legal 500