Swedish law firm Wistrand joins CMS

Global law firm CMS has announced that top-ten Swedish law firm Wistrand will become a CMS member, with onboarding expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2024.

Posted lundi, novembre 27 2023
Swedish law firm Wistrand joins CMS

Global law firm CMS has announced that top-ten Swedish firm Wistrand will become a CMS member, with onboarding expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2024.

As a result of its integration, Wistrand will be known as CMS Wistrand. 

Established in 1915, Wistrand is a prominent full-service law firm with a strong presence in Sweden. They maintain two offices, strategically located in Stockholm and Gothenburg, and are home to a team of 150 experienced lawyers.

Wistrand combines decades of legal expertise with a commitment to continuous learning and forward-thinking approaches. As one of Sweden's leading full-service law firms, it provides comprehensive legal support to clients across various industries. 

“CMS’s aim is to develop a strong Nordic platform, especially since many CMS clients are already active in this high-growth region,” according to Pierre-Sébastien Thill, CMS chairman. “In 2021, the Norwegian firm Kluge joined CMS and now joining forces with Wistrand will ensure a presence in the Swedish market as well.”

Wistrand, a full-service law firm, has 51 equity  partners and around 210 employees, with offices in Sweden’s capital Stockholm and its second-largest city Gothenburg. The firm has a well-established presence in the Swedish business and legal communities. 

“Joining CMS, with its unique collaborative structure, is the optimal choice for us. It ensures that we can continue to be a strong locally-rooted firm for all our Swedish clients and keep our full-service approach, while at the same time benefiting from CMS’s global expertise,” Maria Kosteska Fägerquist, chairman of the board at Wistrand in Gothenburg, said. 

CMS and Wistrand not only share corporate values but also focus expertise areas and both highlight the importance of supporting clients as they navigate the ESG agenda. This paves the way for synergies and provides significant opportunities for cross-border advisory and transaction work.

“Business is becoming more global and our clients expect that we provide them with high-quality, innovative solutions and expert work, wherever they operate,” said Duncan Weston, CMS executive partner. “Our clients looking to do business in Sweden will now have access to proven legal knowledge in the Swedish market. Wistrand joining CMS is another example of our strategy to combine deep local understanding with a global overview.”

“By joining CMS, one of the leading global law firms, Wistrand is future proofing its business and expanding from 150 lawyers in Stockholm and Gothenburg to more than 5,800 lawyers in 45 countries worldwide”, said Fredrik Råsberg, chairman of the board at Wistrand in Stockholm, said. 

From top corporations, municipalities, and public sectors to financial institutions, consultancies, startups, and publicly traded companies, Wistrand’s services encompass a wide range of business law matters, including major transactions, complex disputes, and ongoing advisory services for day-to-day business operations.

Wistrand is dedicated to delivering tailored legal solutions that meet the unique needs of each client.

Wistrand's lawyers are fully immersed in the world our clients operate in and are genuine experts in their fields, knowledgeable about the issues currently faced by multiple business sectors, and those that may arise.