Public M&A

We have a leading track record and reputation in the areas of Public Mergers & Acquisitions and other listed company transactions in the Nordic region, and we can advise you on all kinds of public transactions.

Our team has extensive experience from a wide range of complex public transactions, acting for offerors, target companies, major shareholders, corporate clients, private equity sponsors, board committees and other stakeholders.

Our long-standing, solid relationships with corporate clients and private equity sponsors and our strong network among financial and strategic advisors place our practice at the forefront of development. Our lawyers are active in developing the regulatory framework and have taken an active role in designing of the current takeover rules and developing good stock market practice.

Highly experienced, commercial, engaged in the details and truly advice oriented with impeccable execution capabilities.

The Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Our clients receive seamless cross-border service in public M&A and other transactions through our close collaboration with a number of law firms across Europe, the US and other jurisdictions. We have developed extensive experience in applying joint working procedures and in efficiently coordinating and leading cross-border transactions.

Practice-related services
  • Public tender offers (public to private)
  • Public and cross-border mergers
  • Target defense strategies
  • Public in-kind contributions and acquisitions
  • Public recapitalizations (public to public)
  • Public spin-offs and de-mergers
Recognitions

Roschier’s Public M&A practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • International Financial Law Review – IFLR European Awards: Law Firm of the Year for Finland and Sweden in 2023 as well as the M&A Deal of the Year in 2023 (Wolt/Door Dash);
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards, Nordic Firm of the Year in 2023 and the Impact Deal of the Year in 2023 (Philip Morris/Swedish Match);
  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2022;
  • Regi: Law Firm of the Year for Sweden in 2021;
  • Mergermarket European M&A Awards: Legal Adviser of the Year for Finland in 2020; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020.

This is what clients say about us:

“Experienced and quick.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, Private equity

“They were great in all aspects of the deal including legal due diligence through to transaction documents.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, Private equity

“They have deep and credible capabilities in M&A and ECM. They have their finger on the pulse.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“The best among the best for Public M&A in Sweden.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very responsive and engaged senior partners and quite credible associates.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“We are working with Roschier on a very large cap public M&A transaction in Sweden. The client facing team is lean, available 24/7, impressively experienced and very astute. This is the Wachtell of Swedish M&A.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very hands on and professional (the right expertise).”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Very strong in Sweden and with strong knowledge, broad team and commercially strong.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Roschier provides excellent advice in many sectors of the industry.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Superb quality and legal knowledge.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Very commercially orientated, always tried to find solutions in tricky situations. Did not exaggerate risks as some law firms do (with the consequence that the business people might not want to proceed with the deal).”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Roschier has the breadth of services as well as a high degree of expertise to be able to support us on the more complex situations.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A

“Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and dedicated, they are also pragmatic and commercial. The agreed deliverables were provided in a timely fashion and flawlessly.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A

“Any question, difficulty, uncertainty – they can deliver with very deep knowledge and expertise.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“A professional full-service firm. Top-tier in Finland.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very satisfied with our experience with Roschier all along. Smart, creative, committed and well established.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very good legal as well as tactical advice. Very good market knowledge and insights.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Very commercial, very responsive.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Versatile. Good team.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Superb quality and knowledge.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Highly motivated and dedicated team, experienced lawyers.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Fantastic legal experience, great business judgement, ability to provide proper balanced advice.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Solution-oriented, thorough, legally sound advice.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“The lawyers work incredibly hard. They are available, approachable, experts in their fields and also very practical and commercial when required.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A

“Roschier is arguably one of the few Nordic firms that has real depth of expertise across all the Nordic jurisdictions.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A

“Responsive and dedicated team and seamless client service.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

“Our first choice as they are extremely service-minded. The firm has a good business sense.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

“Roschier’s key strength is overall high quality of the work and attention to details. I have worked with them multiple times and they very rarely make any mistakes – a quality that I view as important in legal matters.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Finland

“All individuals I have worked with have showed great availability and an attitude to go the extra mile to make sure we get the best possible outcome and meet tight deadlines.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“The cooperation with Roschier was seamless and very well organized. We made a huge capital market transaction and we needed the best team in Finland with broad international experience. Roschier acted as our adviser in a very critical role and in many ways enabling the transaction and managing risks related. We highly appreciate also being able to spar on strategic topics.” 
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“The Roschier team was able to produce high quality legal documentation for a very complex agreement structure which to our understanding no one had done before. The Roschier team was also very constructive and thinking ahead during the negotiations with the counterparty.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Deep and highly proactive dedication to our issues.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Availability, top-quality legal advice and understanding client’s position.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Good speed of response. Knowledge of local market. Know banking teams in local market.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Quality outputs, ability to stretch in difficult situations.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Strong and deep advisory on legal, tax, capital markets and employee benefits related to the two transactions. Very strong competencies put to play on our behalf.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“They are solution-oriented and pragmatic advisers. Their high-level professionalism is given.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Very responsive – clearly explained complex items – good negotiators.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, Private Equity

“Knowledgeable, proactive and dedicated.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“High-quality advice and execution.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Expert advice combined with quick turnaround times.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Roschier has a good ability to assist with situations involving multiple jurisdictions.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“Not a single comma could have been done differently.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“The Ferrari of Swedish firms; has a commercial understanding of deal making and is creative.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“The services provided are of an impeccable quality, provided without error on short notice and with extreme flexibility.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“It is our go-to team for Swedish transactions and portfolio support.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“Innovative thinking; capable of challenging current practices and models related to the traditional judicial concepts. High level of professionalism and attitude in everything they do.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very high-quality delivery regardless of project or transaction size. Always extremely attentive and a good long-term partner to us.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Full devotion to clients’ needs, very responsive, outstanding legal advice with commercial mind, thinking ahead, great in setting up and managing multinational, multi-firm legal teams, exceptional at actually counselling and giving well-founded advice rather than leaving client with legal analysis alone.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very good commercial understanding, always there to answer any questions with crisp and fast advice.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Roschier shows commitment and great knowledge and involves the right persons for different legal matters.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

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