Andulf Advokat AB
111 43 Stockholm
Tel: +46 (0)8 505 31 090
Fax: +46 (0)8 505 31 001
Ulf Söderholm is partner and one of the founders of Andulf Advokat AB, the leading private equity law firm in the Nordic area and the only Nordic firm dedicated exclusively to private equity. The firm focuses on advice to clients in establishing on and offshore funds with management in the Nordic region and elsewhere; acquiring and disposing portfolio companies; and making investments in private equity funds around the world.
Mr Söderholm was born in 1955. He holds a Masters degree in law and an MBA from the University of Stockholm. Mr Söderholm is involved in European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and is the past chairman of their tax and legal committee (2006–2008), where he has been a member for over a decade.
Mr Söderholm was appointed as an expert to the European Commission Expert Group on alternative investment funds advising in private equity, 2006, and as an expert to the European Commission Expert Group on removing tax obstacles to cross-border venture capital, permanent establishment, 2007–2010.
Mr Söderholm was a partner at Vinge from 1991 to 1999 and at Mannheimer Swartling until 2003; he founded the private equity groups at both law firms with the same team that works at Andulf today. Prior to his work at Vinge he was a co-founder of Göran Grosskopf Tax Consultants.
Andulf Advokat AB:
Andulf Advokat was founded 2004 and is the only Nordic lawfirm specialised on private equity. The firm’s lawyers have for a long time, in some instances over two decades, been occupied by advising on private equity related matters. The firm has a unique experience and competence and an extensive international network. The firm’s lawyers have previously built similar practices at the two largest Swedish lawfirms, Mannheimer Swartling and Vinge. The competence and experience within private equity form the basis for Andulf’s business.
Andulf Advokat is specialised on private equity and has a profound experience from fund establishment and transactions involving private equity funds. The specialisation allows us to follow the continous change of the private equity market. We also contribute to the development within private equity, through for example the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
During recent years we have participated in several hundred transactions with values ranging from 1 to 5,000 million SEK, most of which include private equity funds. In addition we have participated in more than hundred establishments and investments in private equity funds (including funds for most of the investment teams focusing on investment in the Nordic region). We have also extensive experience from indirect investments in other assets such as timberland and real estate.
Andulf’s employees have deep insights in the various issues that need to be considered in connection with providing advice relating to private equty.
Together we have a unique experience from all relevant areas of the law such as corporate law, contract law, securities law, tax law, structural issues and mergers and acquisitions.
We have a extensive network of specialists that has been built over a long period of time, a functioning network and a well developed and valuable knowledge base. It comprises commercial terms as well as specific solutions to problems related to private equity globally, but primarily the Nordic region, the rest of Europe and the U.S.
Our clients are, among others, private equity funds with varying size and investment focus, Swedish and foreign asset managers investing globally and entrepreneurs with a new idea seeking capital.