Overview

Carl-Magnus has significant experience of corporate taxation, focusing on M&A and restructurings. He is also an experienced tax litigator, and one of Sweden’s leading real estate experts.

Carl-Magus is a partner in our International Tax Group, based in Stockholm.

He has 16 years of experience as an adviser in the field of Swedish and international corporate taxation. Throughout his career, he has focussed on complex transactions and structuring, but also continuously worked with litigation and day-to-day tax advice.

Carl-Magnus’ client base covers multinational corporations, local real estate/construction and industrial companies, funds and private equity companies.  He advises clients on everything from minor tax questions to assuming complete responsibility for tax and structuring in private and public transactions. He also actively assists a number of clients in complex cases and disputes with the Swedish Tax Agency and before the courts.

Carl-Magnus is in demand for lectures, seminars and round-table discussions both in Sweden and abroad. Carl-Magnus has also written a large number of articles on tax and transactions in Swedish and international trade publications and also a book titled “Interpretation and Application of the Tax Avoidance Act” (Wolters Kluwer, 2015).

He holds an LLM from Lund University's Faculty of Law. He has also studied management, economics, accounting, political science and business law at Lund University, University of Gothenburg and Suffolk University Law School.

He is a native Swedish speaker and fluent in English.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Carl-Magnus Uggla has led Bird & Bird’s practice since joining from Hannes Snellman in January 2016. He advised HSB Projektpartner and The View Storlien on their respective real estate developments and transactions. Deutsche Bank and Live Nation Scandinavia are also clients.

    Legal 500 2017
  2. Department head Carl-Magnus Uggla is active in transactional, planning and litigation work, with a focus on the real estate sector. Clients praise his ability to find creative solutions in complex situations, noting: "He gives that little bit extra for his clients. He is good at understanding complicated structures, seeing the problems and finding ways to handle them with the counterparty." He recently acted on behalf of Rockton in the USD2.4 million sale of a passenger aeroplane with an ongoing lease, advising on VAT.

    Chambers and Partners 2017
  3. “Carl-Magnus Uggla is an increasingly prominent Swedish tax lawyer, who advises on complex restructuring and transactional mandates for Swedish and international clients. According to impressed clients, he is ‘rapid in communication under time pressure, and always aware of what was going on. He had the right balance of how much work to put into different aspects of the case.’"

    Chambers Europe 2015