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Swedish firm Magnusson has expanded into Norway by entering into an exclusive association with local firm Kluge.
The move follows Magnusson’s launch in Estonia in March (28 March 2012) and its expansion within Sweden in January (9 January 2012). The firm now has a presence across the Nordic region as well as in Belarus, Poland and Russia.
The association will give Magnusson its own address in Kluge’s Oslo offices. The Norwegian firm also has offices in Bergen and Stavanger.
Senior partner Per Magnusson said the two firms had been working together for “many years” and had a number of joint clients.
“We’ll be using the Kluge lawyers for all our Norwegian matters,” he told The Lawyer. “We’ll provide a seamless offering.”
He said the move completed the firm’s Scandinavian offering, adding that it was now looking at expanding further into Latvia and Lithuania.
Kluge partner Camilla Fiskevoll said Magnusson’s Baltic Sea presence would provide a “competitive edge”.