Synergy areas

We have a passion for progress

With a passion for progressive business and transactions we’ve evolved specialised competence across three synergy areas that enables us to add deep industrial knowledge and commercial and technical understanding to our legal expert services.

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

In addition we have developed leading expertise at the intersection of these areas, with teams that work seamlessly across areas.

Digital

We advise our clients in all legal matters regarding digitilisation of business and digital businesses, across all our expert areas, 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 area 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 organizations in all sectors where software, cloud, data or disruptive technologies such as AI or blockchain grow in importance. Our clients also include financial institutions acquiring or divesting companies within the digital area.

Our digital synergy area 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 areas, bringing unique market knowledge about the commercial and legal challenges in the intersection of these areas.

For more information, we advise you to contact David Frydlinger.

Disruptive technologies

Artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things and other disruptive technologies are changing the rules of business and enable entirely new business models. They also give rise to a number of legal challenges within areas such as data privacy, intellectual property, consumer law, competition law and sector specific regulation within e.g. the fintech area. At Cirio, we provide our full range of expertise in these and other areas to assist our clients in navigating the often complex legal landscape, enabling them to meet important business goals.

Data

Data is becoming the often most business critical asset of many organizations and is commonly referred to as the new oil. But the legal rules on data are often not clear. Questions such as who owns the data and how data may and may not be used and shared in the business are complex but need answers to enable organizations to capitalize on this critical asset. At Cirio, we provide our full range of expertise in commercial contracts, data privacy, intellectual property, sector specific regulation within e.g. the fintech area, competition law, consumer law and other areas to enable organizations to use their data assets to meet important business goals.

Software

Software and software-as-a-service constitute critical components of the modern economy. For many organizations, software is the most critical value-generating asset. At Cirio, we provide our full range of expertise within areas such as commercial contracts, intellectual property and consumer law to enable our clients to protect, buy, sell, license and integrate business critical software in the business.

Cloud and infrastructure

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

Biological

We advise clients in the life science sector across all our expert areas, such as 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 organizations, both private and public.

Our biological synergy areas comprises 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 about the commercial and legal challenges in the intersection of these areas.

For more information, we advise you to contact Per Hedman.

Pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical marketplace can be expected to be significantly reshaped with a stronger focus on value and a need for a more complete package of products and services. At Cirio we advise organizations in the drug development phase and later throughout the actual product life cycle, to meet the current challenges and seize on opportunities. Cirio’s experienced pharmaceuticals experts understands the unique risks and challenges faced by pharmaceutical industry participants, such as drug safety and efficacy, clinical trial and commercialization matters, IP protection, pricing and reimbursement, as well as regulatory approval and compliance. Cirio is also uniquely qualified to assist in transactional matters involving pharmaceutical development/products such as seed/venture capital financing, M&A, partnering/licensing arrangements, IPO’s, and public take overs.

Medtech

In Europe the European medical device regulation (MDR) is having a significant impact on how medtech manufacturers operate, and in addition there are certain global trends that require medtech manufacturers to reassess, among other things, the way they deliver value to the healthcare ecosystem. At Cirio we advise early stage medtech companies as well as global medtech organizations across the sector including digital health. Cirio’s medtech team acts as legal and strategic partner in matters facing medtech organizations, such as R&D projects, IP protection, commercialization matters, regulatory and compliance matters, global sales and distribution arrangements, public procurement, and legal issues surrounding digitalization and data. Cirio is also uniquely qualified to assist in transactional matters involving medtech such as seed/venture capital financing, M&A, partnering/licensing arrangements, IPO’s, and public take overs.

Healthcare

Swedish care and healthcare faces a number of opportunities in digitalisation as well as in other areas, such as collaboration across the healthcare chain. At Cirio we advise Swedish care and healthcare providers to explore such opportunities, for examples e-health and handling of data, as well with other important matters such collaborations with partners (public procurement), regulatory and reimbursement issues, outsourcing, real estate leasing and development projects, and transactional matters (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, the Cirio food practice utilises the vast experience of Cirio’s dedicated life sciences regulatory group as well as Cirio’s leading experts in marketing and trademark law.

Physical

We advise our clients across a number of sectors based mainly on physical assets or the transportation of such assets. This includes energy, real estate, infrastructure and logistics. In these areas we have knowledge and experience across all our expert areas, 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 lifecycle of energy assets, from planning, financing and construction, through operation and maintenance and until refinancing and decommissioning. We specialise in renewable energy transactions but we cover all fields of the energy industry, including power and utilities, distribution, renewables, oil and gas, nuclear and climate change.

Our energy team is in the forefront of its sector and includes expertise from all our expert areas, such as corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts regulatory matters, public procurement and dispute resolution. We act for all stakeholders such as sellers, sponsors, investors and financiers.

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

For more information, we advise you to contact Jörgen Möller.

Real estate

In our real estate practice, we assist our clients in of all forms of real estate interests, development- and construction projects, joint ventures, leases and other usufructs, permits and planning, real estate finance and litigation. Our real estate team includes expertise from all our expert areas, such as corporate finance and investments, relational contracting and collaborative innovation, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

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

For more information, we advise you to contact Mikael Stabo.

Infrastructure

In our infrastructure practice, we provide commercial insight and legal advice throughout the life cycle of infrastructure projects, including the consenting and planning process, procurement through to construction, financing, operation, maintenance and ultimately the refinancing or sale of major projects and assets. Our infrastructure team includes expertise from all our expert areas, 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 the personal and therefore bring in-depth expertise, strong dedication and hand-picked, engaged, deal teams to our clients. With our high quality of service and strong determination to deliver outstanding results, we build long-term relationships with our clients with the aim to be not just an exceptional legal advisor, but also their trusted business partner.

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

Logistics

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

Our logistic team includes expertise from all our expert areas, 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 the personal and therefore bring in-depth expertise and dedicated teams to our clients. With our high quality of service and strong determination to deliver outstanding results, we build long-term relationships with our clients with the aim to be not just an exceptional legal advisor, but also their trusted business partner.

For more information, we advise you to contact Erik Linnarsson.

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