Jenner & Block

Nordic Practice

We represent Nordic companies in the U.S., the U.K. and across the globe. Our firm and its attorneys have deep relationships with leading Nordic companies and private equity funds in the region’s most important industries, including manufacturing, high technology, software, retail, bio-agriculture, healthcare, telecommunications and financial services. We also have well-established relationships with numerous law firms in the region. These relationships, coupled with our understanding of the region’s socio-economic and cultural nuances, allow us to provide sophisticated legal advice to our clients in their most important matters.

The Nordic countries have long been recognized for their strong economic competitiveness, innovation, education and entrepreneurial spirit. Jenner & Block and its attorneys have advised a variety of private and public companies and private equity funds across the region in connection with transactional and litigation matters, as well as, general counseling with respect to ongoing operations in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Our Nordic Practice comprises attorneys who have represented numerous Nordic clients in a variety of matters and industries around the globe and are familiar with the practices of Nordic businesses and executives.

OUR SERVICES


Mergers and Acquisitions

Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the factors Nordic companies must consider when handling complex cross-border M&A transactions. We understand the different approaches to doing deals in the Nordics and the U.S. and are able to bridge the gap between the jurisdictions and legal systems and get deals done in an efficient manner. We assist our clients in all aspects of M&A transactions – from front-end strategic planning and structuring to managing the deal process through execution and closing. Our corporate attorneys work closely with attorneys from our IP, employee benefits, environmental, government contracts, labor, privacy and data security, real estate, tax and other groups to advise on integrated transaction structures and provide comprehensive due diligence services.

Investigations, Compliance and Defense

We have a leading global Investigations, Compliance and Defense practice.  Our lawyers regularly represent companies in their defense of bribery and corruption claims in the U.S., the U.K. and around the world and in all phases of compliance with anti-corruption laws, including employee training and development of tailored internal controls, compliance counseling, internal investigations, negotiations with relevant government authorities and the conduct of anti-corruption due diligence.  Our attorneys have undertaken these activities in jurisdictions around the world, have developed compliance programs for major multi-national companies across numerous industries and have provided training to companies of all sizes. 

Complex Commercial Litigation

We recognize that operating abroad exposes Nordic companies to a different risk profile than operating in their home jurisdictions.  We provide ongoing guidance to our clients on  how to minimize the risk of litigation when they operate in the U.S. or the U.K.  Our greatest litigation successes usually go unnoticed because, first and foremost, we focus on keeping our clients out of the courtroom.  If our Nordic clients, nevertheless, end up being sued, we handle significant defense work for them with great success. Our attorneys also have achieved substantial success representing Nordic companies as plaintiffs in complex commercial disputes. The American Lawyer previously selected us as one of the top five litigation departments in the U.S. Citing our impressive victories for Fortune 500 clients, the magazine singled out Jenner & Block for our “astonishing” trial results and “hard fought” settlements.

Privacy and Information Governance

Nearly all companies face privacy and information governance issues in today’s increasingly high-tech and open economy. U.S. and U.K. laws with which Nordic and other international companies must comply are becoming increasingly complex, as is their combination with EU privacy laws. We offer comprehensive counseling on privacy and data security issues, as well as performing policy audits related to relevant legislation and developing customized compliance programs. Our practice, led by the former Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, integrates the firm’s litigation excellence across multiple industries and agencies, both domestic and international.

Patent Litigation and Counseling

We litigate patent cases for foreign entities in courts throughout the U.S. and U.K. with creativity, strong technical credentials and extensive trial experience. Partners in our patent litigation practice have tried a variety of matters to juries, courts or arbitrators, averaging more than 10 cases each.

International Arbitration

We use best-in-class legal analysis, skillful advocacy and decades of international and domestic experience to obtain successful outcomes for our clients in arbitrations worldwide. Our attorneys have handled a wide range of international arbitrations in the Nordic region and across the globe.

Labor and Employment

Our attorneys combine a vast knowledge of labor and employment issues with exceptional trial skills and extensive experience in a wide variety of labor, employment and benefits matters. We understand the complex issues that Nordic companies face when entering into the U.S. or U.K. markets, and we are able to develop proactive and cost-effective solutions for employers.

Insurance Recovery and Counseling

We are one of the very few large U.S. law firms that are traditionally adverse to insurance companies. We represent policyholders in coverage disputes with their insurers. Clients seek our advice and representation in difficult matters requiring thorough knowledge and understanding of insurance law, history, custom and practice, combined with sophisticated strategic thinking, execution and advocacy. Our lawyers have been leaders in the insurance litigation bar for more than 25 years, and Chambers USA recognized the firm as having the best Policyholder Insurance Practice in the U.S. in 2013.

Product Liability

We handle complex commercial litigation matters for Nordic companies, including product liability and mass tort defense in a wide range of industries. We use our vast trial experience and scientific knowledge to defend our clients against claims of personal injury, property damage and economic losses. We master the science inherent in each case and convert technical concepts into propositions that are meaningful to a judge and jury.

Antitrust and Competition

We are pioneers in antitrust recovery for corporate clients and, for more than 30 years, we have had a consistently exceptional record in defending global clients against antitrust claims. Our attorneys have successfully represented defendants and plaintiffs in high-stakes civil antitrust and competition matters, as well as companies and individuals in grand jury and other criminal antitrust investigations. We also counsel clients with respect to antitrust matters in mergers, acquisitions and other commercial arrangements and transactions.

Government Contracts

Representing companies from the largest defense contractors to small businesses and start-ups, our attorneys draw on a wealth of industry and litigation experience to help our foreign clients successfully avoid or resolve contract disputes with the U.S. or U.K. governments. Our attorneys understand the intricacies and practicalities of doing business with the government, as well as the real-world challenges clients face when those contracts break down or the government initiates an investigation. We know the judges in the specialized tribunals; we know the government decision-makers; we know the investigators and auditors; and we know what works, whether the issue is jet aircrafts, copying machines or other products.

Trademark, Advertising and Unfair Competition Practice

We regularly assist brand owners on the full spectrum of trademark issues they encounter in the marketplace, including trademark and trade dress infringement, false advertising, dilution, cybersquatting and anti-piracy matters.  Our trademark lawyers have vast experience in all aspects of the litigation process, from pre-filing strategy and investigations, preliminary relief through trial and appeal, and resolution in alternative dispute resolution forums.