Peter Lilja


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Peter Lilja

Peter is a member of Cirio’s Mergers & Acquisitions group, and specialises in private M&A, corporate law, joint ventures and financing. Many of his clients operate within private equity, IT/telecom, retail and financial services. He also has extensive international and cross-border experience and regularly acts as arbitrator in transaction litigation, domestic and international.

  • Experience

    Selected credentials


    • The sellers of PrimeKey in Insight Partners' acquisition of the business
    • Kindred Group's acquisition of Relax Gaming
    • NetEnt's acquisition of Red Tiger
    • TA Associates' investments in and divestment of Söderberg & Partners
    • Telia Company´s acquisitions of Fello, Zitius, Ipeer, Fält Com, Humany and Atrox
    • HNA Tourism Group´s acquisition of Carlson Hotels
    • Levi Ray & Shoup´s acquisition of Cirrato Technologies
    • Trygg Hansa’s acquisition of Sveland Sakförsäkringar
    • ICA’s sale of Netto
    • A number of acquisitions for Altia of extensive wine and spirits portfolios from i.a. Pernod Ricard/Vin & Sprit
    • Telenor’s acquisition of Bredbandsbolaget, Vodafone, Spray and More Mobile Relations
    • TV4’s acquisition of Canal Plus
    • A large number of acquisitions and divestments for the Catella group
    • A large number of acquisitions and divestments for the Inter IKEA Investments/Nalka Invest group
    • DUKA’s divestments of their operations in Sweden, Norway and Poland
    • Autodesk’s acquisition of Illuminate Labs
  • Rankings and reviews

    Peter is "highly regarded" (IFLR1000)

    "He has excellent judgement and this adds value to the work he does" (Chambers)

    "Recommended" (Legal 500)

    "a very knowledgeable individual who knows the M&A trade very well, as well as the IT branch" (Chambers)

    Peter Lilja is held in high regard by the market, who comment on his growing presence and recognition in the field of M&A. Clients describe him as "pragmatic and hands- on" and he has experience of deals in the telecoms industry (Chambers Europe)

    One client describes him as 'extremely service-oriented'and 'solution-oriented', adding that he is 'very available, any time of day" (Chambers)

  • CV
    Cirio Law Firm, Partner
    Lindahl Law firm, Partner
    Johnsson & Johnson Advokatbyrå

    Swedish and English

  • Education
    Oxford University, M.Jur.
    Stockholm University, LL.M.
  • Membership
    Member of the Swedish Bar Association