Magnus Lidman


67 Box 7833 103 98,
Stockholm, Sweden

Tel: +46 8665 6740
Fax: +46 8667 6883


Magnus heads the firm’s Stockholm office M&A Real Estate practice and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading real estate lawyers in the Nordic region. Magnus has extensive experience of corporate, finance and real estate law in property-related transactions, with specialist proficiency in real estate M&A.

Magnus has led on transactions involving investors, developers, sponsors and lenders buying, selling and developing real estate in the Nordic region, in which most contracts are in English and governed by Swedish law. He works closely with the firm’s other experts in Finance and Tax to offer clients a comprehensive service that meets all their real estate-related legal requirements.

Magnus also holds a place in ranking institute Chambers band 1 and is listed as a ‘’leading individual’’ in the Swedish Real Estate market by Legal500.

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included:

  • Commerz Real on its SEK4.35bn divestment of the office, shopping and residential property Klara Zenit in central Stockholm to Vasakronan. The largest single property transaction ever in Stockholm
  • Unibail-Rodamco in relation to the construction of Mall of Scandinavia, the largest shopping centre in Scandinavia, on the SEK2.4bn divestment of four shopping centre properties in Sweden to Grosvenor Fund Management and on the €82m divestment of the shopping centre property Tyresö Centrum located in greater Stockholm to ING Real Estate through a three-dimensional property formation
  • The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of two retail malls in Västerås, Sweden from the Boultbee group and on the €380m acquisition of the shopping and office complex Globen City
  • Union Investment on the sale of two office buildings with a total area of 22,000 sq m in the centre of Stockholm to Humlegården Fastigheter AB and on its acquisition of Sisjö Entré in Gothenburg
  • Hufvudstaden on the SEK3bn sale of World Trade Center, a major communication and office complex located next to the central station in Stockholm CBD, and on their SEK 175m acquisition of two properties in Gothenburg from Alecta, the Swedish life insurance company
  • Aviva Investors on the SEK485m sale of EP Blåfjäll Company AB, a modern office property in Kista Science Park leased by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, and on the acquisition of a retail property in Birsta, outside of Sundsvall in Northern Sweden.
Buying and selling real estate for investment purposes has become more complex and is often structured in a complex fashion, featuring cross-border elements. Leading global investors, developers, occupiers and financial institutions with major space requirements choose Linklaters to advise on their largest and most complex or multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions and disputes.

Cross-border experience and in-depth industry knowledge give the firm a significant competitive advantage. Linklaters’ real estate team includes global specialists in real estate M&A, real estate investment and development, real estate finance and tax,real estate funds, derivatives and structured finance and real estate disputes,environment and planning/zoning.

The global real estate group is at the forefront of new developments, such as the creation of real estate investment trusts (REITs) across the world. Using a wide range of innovative and complex structures, Linklaters’ real estate M&A lawyers help clients to mitigate risk and tax costs and enhance returns on their transactions. The group is also renowned for its cutting-edge expertise in structured and securitised cross-border real estate finance transactions.

As one of the leading global law firms, we undertake the most important and challenging assignments for the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments, helping them to achieve their objectives by solving their most complex and important legal issues.

We build lasting relationships with our clients, and we are committed to supporting them at all times, as they adjust to changes in their markets and the regulatory landscape. The size and shape of our business is determined by our clients and the work we do for them.

We believe that the strength and depth of our practices, our client relationships, our sector approach, the quality of our people and our global platform give us significant competitive advantage.

Our work is divided into three broad divisions for management purposes: Corporate; Finance and Projects; and Commercial. In practice, advising our clients usually involves more than one division.

Clients come to Linklaters in Stockholm for Nordic and international legal advice. In addition to local law expertise across the spectrum of commercial law, Linklaters’ Stockholm office has a team dedicated to English law, specialising in mergers & acquisitions, corporate and capital markets law.

Leading Nordic and global companies and financial institutions choose Linklaters to assist on their most complex domestic and cross-border transactions and their most significant regulatory and contentious requirements. Specialists in M&A, banking, capital markets, restructuring & insolvency, competition/antitrust, litigation & arbitration, employment, tax, real estate and TMT work in an integrated fashion to provide clients with an unrivalled range of service.


“I have 25 years’ experience of advising on cross-border corporate transactions, focusing on real estate assets in the Nordic countries. Together with my profound knowledge of the market and technical expertise, I have considerable negotiation skills to assist clients achieve their strategic and commercial objectives smoothly, efficiently and satisfactorily.”
Magnus Lidman, 2018