People

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm

Anna specialises in the law related to IT & Technology and Intellectual Property with a particular focus on complex IT and services agreements. She regularly advises clients on a wide variety of arrangements, including outsourcing, cloud services, the creation and licensing of rights in software and procurement of technology and related services. Her practice includes drafting, interpreting, negotiating and disputing commercial agreements. In addition, Anna advises in M&A transactions relating to the technology sector.

In her practice, she has obtained vast experience of matters related to new technologies such as e-health, open source, IoT and e-commerce. She also has considerable experience of providing advice to financial institutions and government agencies on procurement of technology and related services.

Anna Ribenfors is highly skilled and extremely dedicated to her clients’ successes. She brings clever solutions to problems and challenges and is a great negotiator.

IT and Telecoms | Legal 500, 2020


References

Acted as counsel to Atria in the acquisition of the Swedish convenience food business Gooh.

Claes Kjellberg

Claes Kjellberg

Partner | Stockholm
claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com
Jonas Sjöberg

Jonas Sjöberg

Senior Associate | Stockholm
jonas.sjoberg@hannessnellman.com
Nadine Lågland

Nadine Lågland

Associate | Stockholm
nadine.lagland@hannessnellman.com
Carl Tengblad

Carl Tengblad

Associate | Stockholm
carl.tengblad@hannessnellman.com
Elin Boman

Elin Boman

Associate | Stockholm
elin.boman@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Stabo

Mikael Stabo

Partner | Stockholm
Mikael.Stabo@hannessnellman.com
Angelica Berntsson

Angelica Berntsson

Associate | Stockholm
angelica.berntsson@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com
Lars Lundgren

Lars Lundgren

Associate | Stockholm
lars.lundgren@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Olof Östman

Olof Östman

Associate | Stockholm
olof.ostman@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Catena Media (seller), Moneta Communications (buyer)

Transaction:

Hannes Snellman counsel to Moneta Communications Ltd in its acquisition of UK and Australian online sports betting brands from Catena Media plc

Deal value: 

EUR 6.0 million

Role:

Counsel to Moneta Communications Ltd

Mikael Klang

Mikael Klang

Partner | Stockholm
mikael.klang@hannessnellman.com
Miklos Kovacs Scherlin

Miklos Kovacs Scherlin

Partner | Stockholm
miklos.kovacs@hannessnellman.com
Tanja Schnitt

Tanja Schnitt

Associate | Stockholm
tanja.schnitt@hannessnellman.com
Nicolina Hultgren Farsani

Nicolina Hultgren Farsani

Senior Associate | Stockholm
nicolina.hultgrenfarsani@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Sara Heikfolk

Sara Heikfolk

Senior Associate | Stockholm
sara.heikfolk@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

MediaMarkt Sweden, Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH, Power International AS

Transaction:

Northern European electronics retailer Power acquired 100 per cent of the shares in MediaMarkt Sweden.

Deal value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to Power Sweden International AS

Richard Åkerman

Richard Åkerman

Partner | Stockholm
richard.akerman@hannessnellman.com
Miklos Kovacs Scherlin

Miklos Kovacs Scherlin

Partner | Stockholm
miklos.kovacs@hannessnellman.com
Tanja Schnitt

Tanja Schnitt

Associate | Stockholm
tanja.schnitt@hannessnellman.com
Nicolina Hultgren Farsani

Nicolina Hultgren Farsani

Senior Associate | Stockholm
nicolina.hultgrenfarsani@hannessnellman.com
Alexander Lindqvist

Alexander Lindqvist

Senior Associate | Stockholm
alexander.lindqvist@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.gjerstadmedina@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Stabo

Mikael Stabo

Partner | Stockholm
Mikael.Stabo@hannessnellman.com
Andreas Wingren

Andreas Wingren

Associate | Stockholm
andreas.wingren@hannessnellman.com
Jessica Tressfeldt

Jessica Tressfeldt

Senior Associate | Stockholm
jessica.tressfeldt@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com
Emma  Fröderberg Shaiek

Emma Fröderberg Shaiek

Associate | Stockholm
emma.froderbergshaiek@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Enerim Oy in the negotiated public procurement process for a service-based IT solution for Customer, Market and Invoicing functionality initiated by Göteborg Energi

Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Caroline Sundberg

Caroline Sundberg

Partner | Stockholm
caroline.sundberg@hannessnellman.com
Elisabeth Vestin

Elisabeth Vestin

Partner | Stockholm
elisabeth.vestin@hannessnellman.com
Jessica Tressfeldt

Jessica Tressfeldt

Senior Associate | Stockholm
jessica.tressfeldt@hannessnellman.com
Louise Nordback

Louise Nordback

Associate | Stockholm
louise.nordback@hannessnellman.com
Olof Östman

Olof Östman

Associate | Stockholm
olof.ostman@hannessnellman.com
Philip Thorell

Philip Thorell

Managing Associate | Stockholm
philip.thorell@hannessnellman.com
Sara Heikfolk

Sara Heikfolk

Senior Associate | Stockholm
sara.heikfolk@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Gores Guggenheim, Inc., The Gores Group and Guggenheim Capital, LLC, and Polestar.

Transaction

Gores Guggenheim, Inc. in its closing of business combination with Polestar

Deal value

The transaction implies an equity value of approximately USD 20 billion for Polestar.

Role

Legal advisor to Gores Guggenheim, Inc. together with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

 

Richard Åkerman

Richard Åkerman

Partner | Stockholm
richard.akerman@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Senior Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
Alexander Lindqvist

Alexander Lindqvist

Senior Associate | Stockholm
alexander.lindqvist@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.gjerstadmedina@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Pålsson

Lisa Pålsson

Associate | Stockholm
lisa.palsson@hannessnellman.com
Fredrik Olsson

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com
Andreas Wingren

Andreas Wingren

Associate | Stockholm
andreas.wingren@hannessnellman.com
Elisabeth Vestin

Elisabeth Vestin

Partner | Stockholm
elisabeth.vestin@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Counsel to TouchPoint Medical Nordic AB in setting up a co-operation agreement with ApoEx AB for the distribution and licensing of TouchPoint Medical’s automated dispensing cabinets, 2022

Parties 

Mangold AB

Transaction 

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Mangold AB in  its listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market.

Deal Value 

Not public

Role

Counsel to Mangold AB

Ola Åhman

Ola Åhman

Partner | Stockholm
ola.ahman@hannessnellman.com
Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Marc Tevell de Falck

Marc Tevell de Falck

Associate | Stockholm
marc.tevelldefalck@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Pålsson

Lisa Pålsson

Associate | Stockholm
lisa.palsson@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Kindstedt

Lisa Kindstedt

Associate | Stockholm
lisa.kindstedt@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Jenny Lundberg

Jenny Lundberg

Partner | Stockholm
jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.gjerstadmedina@hannessnellman.com
Albert Danielsson

Albert Danielsson

Managing Associate | Stockholm
albert.danielsson@hannessnellman.com
Alexander Lindqvist

Alexander Lindqvist

Senior Associate | Stockholm
alexander.lindqvist@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Gores Guggenheim, Inc., Polestar

Transaction 

Counsel to Gores Guggenheim, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed by the affiliates of The Gores Group and Guggenheim Capital, LLC, in its proposed business combination with the global electric performance car company Polestar.

Deal Value 

The transaction implies an equity value of approximately USD 20 billion for Polestar.

Role

Counsel to Gores Guggenheim, Inc.

Richard Åkerman

Richard Åkerman

Partner | Stockholm
richard.akerman@hannessnellman.com
Douglas Essehorn

Douglas Essehorn

Senior Associate | Stockholm
douglas.essehorn@hannessnellman.com
Alexander Lindqvist

Alexander Lindqvist

Senior Associate | Stockholm
alexander.lindqvist@hannessnellman.com
Elisabeth Vestin

Elisabeth Vestin

Partner | Stockholm
elisabeth.vestin@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Josephine Gjerstad Medina

Senior Associate | Stockholm
josephine.gjerstadmedina@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Pålsson

Lisa Pålsson

Associate | Stockholm
lisa.palsson@hannessnellman.com
Fredrik Olsson

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com
Andreas Wingren

Andreas Wingren

Associate | Stockholm
andreas.wingren@hannessnellman.com

Parties

AB Nordiska Kompaniet (NK)

Transaction

Counsel to AB Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) in its digitalisation project and launch of an e-commerce platform. 

Value

Value not public 

Role 

Counsel to Nordiska Kompaniet (NK)

Elisabeth Vestin

Elisabeth Vestin

Partner | Stockholm
elisabeth.vestin@hannessnellman.com
Anna Ribenfors

Anna Ribenfors

Counsel | Stockholm
anna.ribenfors@hannessnellman.com
Caroline Sundberg

Caroline Sundberg

Partner | Stockholm
caroline.sundberg@hannessnellman.com
Jessica Tressfeldt

Jessica Tressfeldt

Senior Associate | Stockholm
jessica.tressfeldt@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to EVRY in the combination of Tieto and EVRY through a cross-border merger.

Counsel to Arbetsförmedlingen in public procurement of contract regarding IT platform for matter handling, application development and platform maintenance.

Advised a Swedish major bank in outsourcing and set up of IT-operation, print and communication services.

Advised Swedish major insurance company in outsourcing of IT infrastructure, including cloud services.

Advised Swedish major insurance company in outsourcing of workplace services and infrastructure.

Advised Nordic major bank on procurement of IT infrastructure  for cross-boarder payments.

Advised Swedish major pharmacy chain in numerous IT-related projects, including several “XaaS” procurements.


Rankings

  • Ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA - 2024 edition, Client says: "Elisabeth Vestin, Anna Ribenfors and Sara Heikfolk have an unwavering dedication to their clients. Their profound legal expertise is evident in their ability to dissect complex issues with clarity and precision, providing solutions that consistently exceed expectations. "
  • Ranked in Chambers and Partners Europe 2024, Client says: "Anna is a very intelligent lawyer who is always fun to work with."
  • Ranked as Rising Star in IT and Telecoms, Client says, "As IP & Tech team, Elisabeth Vestin, Caroline Sundberg and Anna Ribenfors are hard to beat. Their quality is outstanding – not just as lawyers but also as teams leaders. They work very hard but also take good care of their team.", Legal 500, 2023
  • Ranked as Rising Star in IT and Telecoms, Legal 500, 2022
  • Ranked as Rising Star in IT and Telecoms, Client says: "Anna Ribenfors is excellent counsel with a deep knowledge and experience in outsourcing matters, in particular in the banking sector. In my view, she also has partner profile." and recommended in Intellectual Property and Media, Legal 500, 2021
  • 'Clients say: “Anna Ribenfors has a deep knowledge of IT an understanding which enables her to explain legal complexities in a practical context. She is efficient, dedicated and meticulous.”', IT and Telecoms, Legal 500, 2020
  • "Elisabeth Vestin and Anna Ribenfors are standout. They are highly knowledgeable within their fields of expertise and have, what I find essential, in-house legal experience. This means that the legal advice provided is presented in a format which makes it easy for me to understand the key issues.", Data Privacy and Data Protection, Legal 500, 2020 
  • "Anna Ribenfors is highly skilled and extremely dedicated to her clients’ successes. She brings clever solutions to problems and challenges and is a great negotiator.", IT and Telecoms, Legal 500, 2020

Memberships and Positions of Trust

  • Member of the International Chamber of Commerce – Financial Services and Insurance Committee (ICC Sweden)
  • Member of the Swedish Bar Association
  • Member of the Data Protection Forum (Sw: Forum för dataskydd)

Publications

  • Co-author of the Swedish chapter in the Global Legal Insights: AI, Machine Learning & Big Data Laws and Regulations, 2022
  • Chambers FinTech, 2020

Education and Professional Background

  • Counsel, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, 2018
  • Counsel, Advokatfirman Delphi, Stockholm, 2015-2018
  • In-house Counsel, Accenture, 2013-2015
  • Partner, Advokatfirman Delphi, Stockholm, 2012
  • Secondment, Nordea Bank AB, Stockholm, 2010
  • Associate, Advokatfirman Delphi, Stockholm 2005-2011
  • Associate, Linklaters, Stockholm, 2001-2005
  • Associate, Lagerlöf & Leman, Stockholm, 2000-2001
  • Trainee, Advokatfirman Lindahl, Stockholm, 1999-2000
  • Law Clerk, District Court of Stockholm, 1999
  • Jur. kand. (LL.M), Stockholm University, 1999