Magnusson continues regional expansion with Berlin office

Swedish firm Magnusson has added to its expanding roster of offices with a Berlin launch, through the hire of Mannheimer Swartling partner Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann.

Kaiser-Stockmann will lead Magnusson’s German offering when it launches in mid-March. He previously founded the Berlin office for Mannheimer, Sweden’s largest firm, when it opened in 1992.

The launch follows a number of new offices for Magnusson last year. The firm opened in Malmö (9 January 2012), Estonia (28 March 2012), Norway through an association with local firm Kluge (16 August 2012), and in Latvia (4 October 2012).

Senior partner Per Magnusson said there was quite a lot of business flowing between Magnusson’s offices in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region, adding that the jurisdiction was a “super-important market” for the firm.

He said Magnusson was currently recruiting a team of lawyers to join Kaiser-Stockmann when the Berlin office formally launches.

Magnusson said the firm was also close to opening its third Baltic office in Lithuania, but “after that we can take a break” from expansion.