About Me

As an international tax partner here at Bird & Bird, I am head of our Swedish Tax group, offering over 22 years' experience as an adviser on Swedish and international corporate tax.

I have significant, in-depth expertise in corporate taxation, focusing on M&A and restructuring, I am also an experienced tax litigator and - according to International Tax Review - one of Sweden's leading real estate experts.

Throughout my legal career, I have focused on complex transactions and structuring, as well as on tax litigation and day-to-day tax advice. Today, I help our clients on matters ranging from minor tax issues to assuming overall responsibility for tax and structuring in private and public transactions. I also assist a number of clients in disputes with the Swedish Tax Agency and before the courts. I take a proactive approach and always make sure I fully understand my clients' business, strategy and goal, and adapt my advice accordingly.

In addition, I am a specialist adviser to real estate funds, institutional real estate owners and listed real estate companies. My clients also include multinational corporations and private equity companies.

I frequently lecture both in Sweden and abroad. I have written a number of articles on tax in Swedish and international publications. I am also the author of the book "Interpretation and Application of the Tax Avoidance Act" (Wolters Kluwer/Norstedts Juridik, 2015) and the commentary of the Tax Avoidance Act (Norstedts Juridik, 2017).
  • Barings AB, real estate acquisition/forward funding (EUR 128m)
  • AF Gruppen AB, acquisition of HMB Holding AB
  • Tempur Sealy International Inc, strategic investment in the SOVA retail chain
  • HSB Projektpartner AB, sale of SMÅA AB (EUR 94m)
  • AF Gruppen AB, acquisition of Kanonaden Entreprenad AB


  • Lund University: LLM.
  • Lund University, University of Gothenbourg and Suffolk University Law School: Law, Government, Economics, Fiance and Business Administration


  • Swedish Bar Association in 2016
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Practice head Carl-Magnus Uggla moves up the rankings after receiving excellent client feedback. Sources value him for his 'knowledge and client focus' and describe him as 'innovative and very creative'. He remains active in the real estate, construction and technology sectors.

Chambers Europe 2018

'I would be happy to recommend Carl-Magnus Uggla' enthuses one source, adding 'he is a very skilful individual, and a brilliant tax lawyer'.

Chambers and Partners HNW 2018

Bird & Bird's practice head Carl-Magnus Uggla has vast experience in tax issues associated with M&A and real estate transactions, and he also undertakes tax litigation.

Legal 500 2018

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