About Me

I am a partner at Bird & Bird and I co-head our Nordic Tech & Comms group. I also lead our Tech & Comms and Transactions groups in Sweden.

With more than 25 years' experience in public and private corporate M&A, capital markets, financing and joint ventures, my client base is both local and international. I bring experience and versatility to all aspects of my work, and have a long track record of success in the field of transaction advice. Beyond the transactional work, I am often called upon as a senior adviser in more complex matters of strategic commercial arrangements.

Today, my industry and sector experience spans a wide range of businesses in tech, communications, media, and payments. My clients range from entrepreneurs and private equity-owned companies, to large corporations and other businesses with strategic challenges, where, as well as offering transaction advice, I have become a trusted senior adviser to owners, directors and managers.
  • I represented the founders of leading open-world game developer Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Mad Max, the Hunter) in the sale of Avalanche to Nordisk Film, marking the single largest acquisition in Nordisk Film's 111-year history.
  • Representing the founders of and investors in Rebtel in the spin off and sale of SINCH (Communication technology services) to CLX Communications AB, a leading global provider of cloud-based communication services.
  • Representing ARM in its acquisition of the Swedish company Mistbase AB, an early stage tech company focused on developing NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) solutions. NB-IoT is a cellular standard introduced in 3GPP Release 13 as a low-power wide-area connectivity standard for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, like monitoring remote sensors.
  • Representing Lexmark International Technology S.A, in its recommended cash offer to the shareholders of NASDAQ Stockholm listed ReadSoft AB (publ).
  • Representing NETS Holding A/S, in its cash offer to the shareholders of NASDAQ Stockholm listed DIBS Payment Services AB (publ).


  • Lund University, LLM, Law
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, EMLE (European Master in Law & Economics), including study placements at Ghent University, Université Paris-Dauphine, and University of Hamburg.


  • Swedish Bar Association in 2005
  • Law Society of England and Wales, registered foreign member
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Acts for some of the most active companies in the Swedish and international technology market. Hans Svensson was the lead adviser to Lexmark International Technology on the separation of its enterprise software division.

Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Provides advice on commercial matters to clients such as Com Hem Group and Warner Music Sweden, and has particular strength in outsourcing agreements and regulatory matters. Hans Svensson heads the corporate group.

Legal 500 2017

Bird & Bird stands out for its 'great individual lawyers and international capabilities'. Hans Svensson heads the practice. Svensson advises VoIP company RebTel Networks. Com Hem and Itesco are also clients.

Legal 500 2017

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