Synergy areas

We have a passion for progress

Our passion for progressive business and transactions has enabled us to evolve specialist expertise across three synergy areas. We add in-depth sector knowledge, coupled with commercial and technical understanding, to our legal expert services.

  1. In digital information and communication technology we cover disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and block chain, data, software, cloud and digital infrastructure.
  2. In life sciences, we cover pharmaceuticals, medical technology, health-care and food.
  3. In physical synergy areas, we cover energy, real estate, infrastructure and logistics.

We have also developed leading expertise where these synergy areas intersect, providing teams working seamlessly across sectors.

Digital

We advise our clients on all legal aspects of digitisation of business and digital businesses, across all our fields of expertise, such as corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. Cirio has been a leading law firm in this field for over 20 years.

Our clients range from tech start-ups, telecoms operators and IT service providers to large and mid-sized companies and other organisations in all sectors where software, cloud, data or disruptive technologies such as AI or blockchain are playing an ever greater part. Our clients also include financial institutions acquiring or divesting companies in the digital sector.

Our Digital Synergy practice group comprises four main sub-areas: infrastructure, software, data and disruptive technologies, including artificial intelligence and blockchain. Our cross-functional team also works in close collaboration with our teams in the biological and physical synergy sectors, bringing unique market knowledge of the commercial and legal challenges at the intersection of these fields.

For more information, please contact David Frydlinger.

Disruptive technologies

Artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things and other disruptive technologies are changing the rules of business and creating scope for completely new business models. They also pose a number of legal challenges in fields such as data privacy, intellectual property, consumer law, competition law and industry-specific regulation, such as that in the FinTech sector. At Cirio, we offer our full range of expertise in these and other fields to help our clients to navigate the often complex legal landscape, enabling them to meet key business goals.

Data

Data is becoming the most business-critical asset of many organisations and is commonly referred to as “the new oil”. But the legal rules on data are often unclear. Issues as to ownership of data and how data may and may not be used and shared in a business are complex but must be answered so organisations can capitalise on this critical asset. At Cirio, we offer our full range of expertise in commercial contracts, data privacy, intellectual property, industry-specific regulation such as that in the FinTech sector, competition law, consumer law, and other fields to enable organisations to use their data assets to meet key business goals.

Software

Software and software-as-a-service are key to the modern economy. Software is the most critical value-generating asset of many organisations. At Cirio, we offer our full range of expertise in areas such as commercial contracts, intellectual property and consumer law, enabling our clients to protect, buy, sell, license and integrate business-critical software in their business.

Cloud and infrastructure

Efficient and reliable cloud-based and other digital infrastructure is the cornerstone of the digital economy and is business-critical for most organisations. At Cirio, we offer our full range of legal expertise in areas such as commercial contracts and consumer law, enabling our clients to buy, sell or license cloud services and other forms of digital infrastructure.

Biological

We advise clients in the life sciences sector across all our fields of expertise, including corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts, intellectual property, legal compliance and sustainability and dispute resolution.

Our clients include large and mid-sized national and international organisations, both private and public.

Our Biological Synergy practice group covers four main sub-areas: pharmaceuticals, med-tech, health care and food. Our cross-functional team also works in close collaboration with our teams in the digital and physical synergy areas, bringing unique market knowledge of the commercial and legal challenges at the intersection of these fields.

For more information, your are welcome to contact Per Hedman.

Pharmaceuticals

We can expect the pharmaceuticals market to be significantly reshaped, with a greater emphasis on value and a need for a more complete package of products and services. At Cirio, we advise organisations in the drug development phase and later throughout the product life cycle, to meet current challenges and seize opportunities. Cirio’s experienced pharmaceuticals experts understand the unique risks and challenges faced by industry participants, such as drug safety and efficacy, clinical trials and commercialisation, IP protection, pricing and reimbursement, as well as regulatory approval and compliance. Cirio is also uniquely qualified to assist in transactions involving pharmaceutical development/products, such as seed/venture capital financing, M&A, partnering/licensing arrangements, IPOs, and public takeovers.

Medtech

The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) is significantly impacting how MedTech manufacturers operate across the continent. Moreover, global trends require MedTech manufacturers to reassess factors such as the way they deliver value to the healthcare ecosystem. At Cirio we advise early stage MedTech companies as well as global MedTech organisations across the sector, including digital health. Cirio’s MedTech team acts as legal and strategic partner in matters facing MedTech organisations, such as R&D projects, IP protection, commercialisation, regulatory and compliance, global sales and distribution arrangements, public procurement, and the legal implications of digitisation and data. Cirio is also uniquely qualified to assist in transactions involving MedTech, such as seed/venture capital financing, M&A, partnering/licensing arrangements, IPOs, and public takeovers.

Healthcare

Swedish health and medical care faces a number of opportunities in digitisation and in other areas, such as collaboration across the healthcare chain. At Cirio, we advise Swedish care and healthcare providers how to explore such opportunities, for example e-health and data processing, and on other important issues such collaborations with partners (public procurement), regulatory and reimbursement issues, outsourcing, real estate leasing and development projects, and transactions (including capital markets and M&A).

Food

Cirio advises food manufacturers on issues including product liability, health claims, labelling requirements, and various marketing issues relating to foods. In addition to food-specific expertise, Cirio’s food practice utilises the vast experience of our dedicated Life Sciences Regulatory group, as well as our leading experts in marketing and trademark law.

Physical

We advise our clients across a number of sectors based mainly on physical assets or the transport of those assets. These include energy, real estate, infrastructure and logistics. We have knowledge and experience across all fields of expertise relevant to these sectors, such as corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts, legal compliance and sustainability, and dispute resolution.

Energy

In our energy practice, we cover the entire life cycle of energy assets, from planning, financing and construction, through operation and maintenance, up to refinancing and decommissioning. We specialise in renewable energy transactions, but we cover the entire energy industry, including power and utilities, distribution, renewables, oil and gas, nuclear and climate change.

Our energy team is at the forefront of its sector, and is served by all our fields of expertise, such as corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts, regulatory issues, public procurement, and dispute resolution. We act for all stakeholders, including sellers, sponsors, investors and financiers.

We believe in combining business with a personal approach, and therefore bring in-depth expertise, dedication and hand-picked, engaged deal teams to our clients. Our high quality of service and our determination to deliver outstanding results ensure we build long-term relationships with our clients, aiming to be not just an exceptional legal adviser, but also their trusted business partner.

For more information, you are welcome to contact Jörgen Möller.

Real estate

In our real estate practice, we assist our clients in all aspects of real estate: development and construction projects, joint ventures, leases and other usufructs, permits and planning, real estate finance and litigation. Our real estate team is served by all our fields of expertise, such as corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

We believe in combining business with a personal approach, and therefore bring in-depth expertise, dedication and hand-picked, engaged deal teams to our clients. Our high quality of service and our determination to deliver outstanding results ensure we build long-term relationships with our clients, aiming to be not just an exceptional legal adviser, but also their trusted business partner.

For more information, please contact Mikael Stabo.

Infrastructure

In our infrastructure practice, we provide commercial insight and legal advice throughout the life cycle of infrastructure projects, including the consent and planning process, and procurement, through to construction, financing, operation, maintenance, and ultimately the refinancing or sale of major projects and assets. Our infrastructure team is served by all our fields of expertise, such as corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts, and dispute resolution.

Our clients include sponsors, contractors, funds, banks, governments and other public bodies, which we advise on the complexities and nuances of regional and cross-border infrastructure and construction and engineering projects, transactions and disputes.

We believe in combining business with a personal approach, and therefore bring in-depth expertise, dedication and hand-picked, engaged deal teams to our clients. Our high quality of service and our determination to deliver outstanding results ensure we build long-term relationships with our clients, aiming to be not just an exceptional legal adviser, but also their trusted business partner.

For more information, we invite you to contact Peter Högström.

Logistics

In our logistics practice, we represent the full spectrum of those involved in the shipping industry, including ship owners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, and governments. We also assist companies with their supply chain solutions such as land transport, warehouses and terminals.

Our logistic team is served by our fields of expertise, such as M&A and equity capital markets, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, public procurement, competition law and dispute resolution.

We believe in combining business with a personal approach, and therefore bring in-depth expertise, dedication and hand-picked, engaged deal teams to our clients. Our high quality of service and our determination to deliver outstanding results ensure we build long-term relationships with our clients, aiming to be not just an exceptional legal adviser, but also your trusted business partner.

For more information, you are welcome to contact Erik Linnarsson.

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