Energy and Innovation

Foyen has long and extensive experience in the energy sector and other innovation-intensive industries. We work with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, and other industry-related law in dedicated teams that include some of the industry’s most experienced lawyers.

Energy and Innovation

    • The energy sector

    • Many companies are undergoing a technological transformation of historic proportions and major investments are being made in green energy sources, energy-efficient infrastructure, and fossil-free technologies. This, in turn, creates a significant need for qualified legal assistance in the form of advice on transactions, regulatory issues, and commercial agreements.

      Our expertise spans the entire value chain from energy production to distribution and sales, including both fully competitive energy trading and licensed network operations.

      Foyen has many years of experience in advising Swedish and international investors, energy companies, trading houses, public authorities, and municipalities on regulatory issues, corporate governance matters, commercial agreements, and transactions, as well as on general commercial law issues arising in the course of day-to-day business.

      “Foyen has exceptional strength into the energy industry as they both understand the legal issues at hand and also have very good market insight and understanding.”

      Legal 500, 2021

    • Transactions

    • We advise on all types of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, restructurings, ownership changes, and incentive schemes.

      Through our structured processes that combine legal excellence with smart technology and modern tools, we can ensure quality and delivery precision in the acquisition process at the same time as we reduce the risks and costs.

      We have a particular focus on the energy sector, but our lawyers have many years of experience of working with all types of transactions in a range of industries, both domestically in Sweden and internationally.



    • Startups

    • Sweden is seen by many as one of the world’s most start-up friendly countries, where innovative and fast-growing companies are seen as the key to new jobs and sustained prosperity.

      At Foyen, we have many years of experience working with start-up and growth companies and we know the challenges these companies face, both in terms of financing and developing their business ideas. We are deeply committed to helping goal-oriented entrepreneurs develop their ideas.

      We provide advice on all forms of venture capital investment and corporate governance issues, including investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and company law issues, and are experienced in working from the perspectives of both the investor and the founder. We also assist with operational issues related to companies’ activities, such as managing confidentiality agreements, labour law issues, IT law, and intellectual property law.

    • Innovation and new technology

    • Digitisation offers amazing opportunities, with new inventions that constantly improve offerings in everything from entertainment to public services. We have sound experience in this area and can help you navigate your way through licences and agreements.

      Our team has many years of experience working with all types of innovative and high-tech companies, and we assist our clients in different types of digitisation projects, provide guidance on regulatory issues, negotiate agreements, provide legal representation in IT-related disputes and more. We have particular experience with IT infrastructures, joint ventures, development and cooperation agreements, sourcing agreements, licence rights, and e-commerce, and we also review and advise on personal data processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

      Our clients range from start-ups to established suppliers. Companies developing new generation technology – interactive cloud services, smart energy services, mobile payments or something else – can rely on us to help them with our unique understanding of business, law, and technology.

      “The individuals we work with have a very good understanding of our company and our industry, that is hard to find from other providers since we’re in quite a niche part of the IT industry.”

      Legal 500, 2021

    • Company law and commercial agreements

    • Company law is cross-sectoral and includes everything from start-ups and restructuring of businesses and groups to share issues, general meetings, corporate governance, formation of joint ventures, and the drafting of various types of cooperation agreements. We assist our clients with all types of company law matters.

      Another important aspect of our business is helping our clients review and negotiate important commercial agreements. We have experience with all types of agreements, from licensing intellectual property rights to film production to traditional dealer and supplier agreements.

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