Gernandt & Danielsson has a broad international perspective. Many of our clients are foreign companies. To a great extent, the work is conducted in English. A large degree of our business consists of assisting foreign companies in need of Swedish commercial legal services.
We remain outside of any law firm alliance. This independence is a result of a conscious choice allowing us always to be free to work together with, or recommend to our clients, the foreign law firm that we believe is best suited for the relevant matter.
We are often involved in large commercial transactions and projects where it is common for the participants to have operations in several countries. We have significant experience of cross-border transactions and often actively manage deals on behalf of our clients. We have close and well-developed relationships with several leading law firms in selected jurisdictions; from the best firms in Scandinavia and Europe to the leading firms in New York and the “Magic Circle” firms in London, and, because we are not a member of any alliance, we can either recommend the cooperating partner best suited for the particular transaction or work together with the client's preferred local advisers. In both scenarios, we can provide a one-stop shop; providing our clients with one point of contact, one transaction manager and one composite invoice.
We have an active and ambitious secondment programme, with almost all of Gernandt & Danielsson's lawyers spending at least six months abroad with one of our partner firms. We also regularly host lawyers from our partner firms for similar periods.
Through our outward secondments to, for example, London and New York, and through our inwards secondments from our partner firms, we have developed a wealth of legal and business contacts and an in depth first-hand knowledge of the way in which leading foreign firms do business. This makes it easier for us both to represent our Swedish clients abroad and to advise our foreign clients in Sweden.
All in all, the combination of a close, but non-exclusive relationship, with the best foreign law firms and a long-term and successful secondment programme, means that Gernandt & Danielsson is able to offer its clients a tailored first-rate international service.