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


    • Office Management’s acquisitions of Xite and Bluecom
    • Systemair’s acquisitions of Tecnair and SagiCofim
    • Divestments of IT Total to Segulah, Britt Sweden to EQT/Iver, Acon to FSN/Nordlo, L&E Maskin to Renta
    • 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 Lilja is always on top of issues." (Chambers Global 2023)

    "He has a very strong commitment to his clients and is truly devoted to achieving successful outcomes through a pragmatic way of working." (Chambers Global 2023)

    "He is strong in terms of negotiation." (Chambers Global 2023)

    “Peter Lilja (Partner) instantly gained our trust by being very professional, pedagogical, and supportive throughout the whole process. It made the acquisition-process smooth and enjoyable having Peter as a trusted adviser by our side.” (Legal 500)

    "Clients appreciate Peter Lilja's dedication, describing him as "highly commercial, and he has a good ability to find solutions to complex matters and provide solid advice." (Chambers)

    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