Privatisation and restructuring within the public sector in Sweden have given rise to the need for a new approach to legal practice. Traditional business law disciplines and public administrative law need to be combined and integrated more closely with each other.
This development highlights the need for a legal team with special skills, who are able to identify practical solutions to meet the needs of the client. Due regard must be given to the characteristics of public organisations and the political decision-making process. The divestiture of municipal energy companies and the privatisation of other public services, for example, have been particularly frequent in recent years. Hellström has provided expert legal advice to a number of Swedish municipalities and public organisations in such transactions.