People

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm

Christoffer specialises in corporate finance, public M&A, equity capital markets transactions, as well as on other financial regulatory work. He has extensive transactions experience from more than 30 years practice including many ground-breaking cross-border mergers of equals and take-overs, financial sector M&A and restructurings, as well as from multi-jurisdictions securities offerings.

Whatever the situation, he has been there before.

Corporate/M&A I Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2019


References

Parties

Copperstone Resources AB (publ)

Transaction

Counsel to Copperstone Resources AB (publ) on Its Private Placement of New Shares

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Copperstone Resources AB (publ)

Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Khaled Talayhan

Khaled Talayhan

Senior Associate | Stockholm
khaled.talayhan@hannessnellman.com
Emma Greiff

Emma Greiff

Associate | Stockholm
emma.greiff@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB, Elevar Therapeutics Inc 

Transaction

Advised Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap, on corporate, disclosure, governance and due diligence matters in connection with Oasmia entering a global strategic partnership with US based Elevar Therapeutics Inc. Hannes Snellman has in this connection also assisted Oasmia and its global/US pharmaceutical counsel.

Deal Value

Value not public 

Role 

Advised Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB

Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Khaled Talayhan

Khaled Talayhan

Senior Associate | Stockholm
khaled.talayhan@hannessnellman.com
Emma Greiff

Emma Greiff

Associate | Stockholm
emma.greiff@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap, on its SEK 399 million issue of new shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders

Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Khaled Talayhan

Khaled Talayhan

Senior Associate | Stockholm
khaled.talayhan@hannessnellman.com
Jonas Sjöberg

Jonas Sjöberg

Associate | Stockholm
jonas.sjoberg@hannessnellman.com
Marcus Lehtinen

Marcus Lehtinen

Associate | Stockholm
marcus.lehtinen@hannessnellman.com
Emma Greiff

Emma Greiff

Associate | Stockholm
emma.greiff@hannessnellman.com
Ebba Almén

Ebba Almén

Associate | Stockholm
ebba.almen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

SpareBank 1 Markets AS, Lundin Petroleum AB

Transaction

SpareBank 1 Markets AS in connection with transactions involving Lundin Petroleum AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap

Deal Value

SEK 14.5 billion

Role

Counsel to SpareBank 1 Markets AS

Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Khaled Talayhan

Khaled Talayhan

Senior Associate | Stockholm
khaled.talayhan@hannessnellman.com
Marcus Lehtinen

Marcus Lehtinen

Associate | Stockholm
marcus.lehtinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Mekonomen AB (Issuer), Nordea Bank AB (Underwriter), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Underwriter)

Transaction

Mekonomen AB on its rights issue and debt financing

Deal Value

SEK 1.62 billion

Role

Counsel to Mekonomen

Mattias Friberg

Mattias Friberg

Partner | Stockholm
mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com
Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Sanna Böris

Sanna Böris

Senior Associate | Stockholm
sanna.boris@hannessnellman.com
Paula Röttorp

Paula Röttorp

Partner | Stockholm
paula.rottorp@hannessnellman.com
Albert Danielsson

Albert Danielsson

Senior Associate | Stockholm
albert.danielsson@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Mekonomen Aktiebolag (publ) (Buyer), FTZ Autodele & Værktøj A/S, INTER-TEAM Sp. z. o.o. (Targets)

Transaction

Mekonomen's acquisition of FTZ Autodele & Værktøj A/S. the Danish market leader within automotive spare parts distribution and INTER-TEAM Sp. z. o.o., who has an established market position in the fast-growing and fragmented Polish automotive spare parts market.

Deal Value

EUR 395 million

Role

Counsel to Mekonomen Aktiebolag (publ)

Claes Kjellberg

Claes Kjellberg

Partner | Stockholm
claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com
Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Klara Kjellberg

Klara Kjellberg

Managing Associate | Stockholm
klara.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com
Moa Fritzon Torbjelt

Moa Fritzon Torbjelt

Senior Associate | Stockholm
moa.fritzon-torbjelt@hannessnellman.com
Paula Röttorp

Paula Röttorp

Partner | Stockholm
paula.rottorp@hannessnellman.com
Albert Danielsson

Albert Danielsson

Senior Associate | Stockholm
albert.danielsson@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com
Sanna Böris

Sanna Böris

Senior Associate | Stockholm
sanna.boris@hannessnellman.com

Parties

NDX Intressenter (Buyer), Nordax Group AB (Target)

Transaction

NDX Intressenter’s mandatory bid for all shares in Nordax Group AB

Deal Value

Offer value SEK 6.657 million

Role

Counsel to NDX Intressenter

Johan Aalto

Johan Aalto

Partner | Helsinki
johan.aalto@hannessnellman.com
Sören Lindström

Sören Lindström

Senior Advisor | Stockholm
soren.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Eltel AB

Transaction

New share issue with preferential right for existing shareholders of approximately EUR 150 million

Deal Value

EUR 150 million

Role

Counsel to Eltel AB

Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Hoist Finance

Transaction

Initial public offering and listing of Hoist Finance's shares on Nasdaq Stockholm

Deal Value

SEK 4.56 billion

Role

Counsel to Hoist Finance

Christoffer Saidac

Christoffer Saidac

Partner | Stockholm
christoffer.saidac@hannessnellman.com
Carolina Wahlby

Carolina Wahlby

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
carolina.wahlby@hannessnellman.com

Rankings

  • Ranked as Highly regarded lawyer, Capital Markets: Equity M&A, IFLR1000, 2020
  • Recommended in Capital Markets, Legal 500, 2019
  • 'Clients appreciate Christoffer Saidac's market experience, with one claiming that "whatever the situation, he has been there before." Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, 2019
  • Ranked as Highly regarded lawyer, Capital Markets: Equity M&A, IFLR1000, 2019
  • "Christoffer Saidac advised Eltel on a circa €150m preferential rights issue.", Legal 500, 2018
  • "Christoffer Saidac is well regarded for advising financial institutions on equity capital markets transactions as well as financial regulatory matters.", Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2018
  • Ranked as Highly regarded lawyer, Capital Markets, M&A, Equity, IFLR1000, 2018
  • 'Christoffer Saidac has earned a solid reputation in the market and is praised by clients for being "very responsive and getting back to clients quickly.", Corporate/M&A,  Chambers Europe, 2017
  • Ranked as Leading lawyer, Capital Markets, M&A, Equity, IFLR1000, 2017
  • "Christoffer Saidac focuses on public M&A and is noted for his experience in cross-border mergers. He regularly acts on transactions in the financial services sector, and is recognised for his capital markets experience.", Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2016
  • 'Christoffer Saidac is praised by market commentators for his technical abilities on capital market transactions. His expertise focuses on equity transactions and public M&A, advising clients on both domestic and cross-border deals. Sources say: "He is experienced, and when he gets involved, he does a good job.", Captial Markets, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2016
  • "An extremely skilled lawyer with broad expertise."', Capital Markets, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2015
  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2010-2017 editions of Best Lawyers®, Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A (Sweden)

 


Memberships and Positions of Trust

  • Member of the Swedish Bar Association
  • More than ten years experience as board member of listed companies and/or companies under financial supervision

Education and Professional Background

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, 2011
  • Partner, Advokatfirman Vinge, 1992-2010
  • Associate, Advokatfirman Vinge, 1984-1992 (including Vinge’s London office 1987-1988)
  • Jur. kand. (LL.M.), Uppsala University, 1984 (with distinction)
  • Civilekonom (Graduate of Business Administration), of Handelshögskolan in Stockholm, 1984, majoring in International Finance through exchange with Stern Graduate Business School at N.Y.U (autumn 1983)