Matthias Pannier

  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English, German

Matthias Pannier is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on cross-border transactions, joint ventures and complex carve-outs. Matthias is a qualified lawyer in Sweden, Germany and England & Wales and holds a PhD in European company law. 


Matthias Pannier is ranked as Notable practitioner at IFLR 1000 2019

Practice Areas

Business Sectors


  • PhD in European corporate law, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg (2003)
  • Institute of Business Law, University of Halle-Wittenberg, LL.M oec. (2001)
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1994)


  • Herbert Smith (London) (2005 – 2010) senior associate
  • Gleiss Lutz (Stuttgart) (2009)
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London) (2004 – 2005) research fellow in European law
  • King's College (London) (2004 – 2005) lecturer
  • Legal clerkship (Berlin Supreme Court) and law firm Hengeler Müller (2002-2004)
  • University of Halle-Wittenberg and University of Erlangen (1997 - 2001) research assistant

Other qualifications

  • Solicitor (England & Wales)


Mandate April 28, 2021

Vinge advisor to the lead investors in connection with Kry’s USD 300m financing round

The financing round was led by CPP Investments (CPPIB) and Fidelity Management & Research Company LL…

Mandate February 25, 2021

Vinge has advised Advania, one of the leading IT companies in the Nordic region, in connection with its acquisition of 5 High Innovations AB

Hi5 provides solutions, products and consulting services within the IT area to companies and organiz…

Mandate November 30, 2020

Vinge advised Investindustrial on its acquisition of Carl von Linnékliniken Group.

Carl von Linnékliniken Group is a leading fertility treatment clinic based in Uppsala offering vario…

Mandate September 01, 2020

Vinge advises the founders in connection with Polaris’ investment in Distriktstandvården

Vinge advises the founders of Distriktstandvården Ibbe Gnem and Jan Lindqvist in connection with Pol…

Mandate January 10, 2020

Vinge advises Latour Capital and Sulo on the acquisition of San Sac Group

Sulo is a leading international manufacturer of bins, underground and semi-underground systems for c…

Mandate December 19, 2019

Vinge advises Microdata Telecom on the acquisition of Filtronic’s Telecoms Antenna Operations

Microdata Telecom is a telecom company operating in the wireless infrastructure market.

Mandate October 17, 2019

Vinge represents Arthur J. Gallagher in the acquisition of the insurance intermediary Proinova

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired the insurance intermediary Proinova as a part of the strategi…

Mandate September 30, 2019

Vinge advises Litorina V and the JOHBECO Group in connection with the acquisition of Arvo Kokkonen Oy

Arvo Kokkonen Oy is a leading Finnish distributor of fresh produce with a focus on fish and shellfis…

Mandate September 09, 2019

Vinge acts for SUSI Partners on its acquisition of the Lyngsåsa wind park

Vinge has acted for SUSI Partners, manager of the SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II, in connection with…

Mandate August 19, 2019

Vinge advised Advania in connection with its acquisition of Itello AS

Advania AB is a scandinavian company operating as a IT-services distributor whereby they offer compl…

Mandate June 11, 2019

Vinge advises Compass Group on the acquisition of Fazer Food Services from Fazer Group

Fazer Food Services is a renowned food catering business in the Nordic region with operations in Fin…

Mandate April 03, 2019

Vinge advises Yilport in connection with Infranode’s investment in Yilport Sweden

Vinge has advised Yilport Holding AS and Yilport Sweden Terminal Investments AB (“Yilport Sweden”) i…

Mandate March 29, 2019

Vinge advises Pure Storage on its acquisition of Compuverde

Vinge advises the American NYSE listed company Pure Storage, Inc. on its acquisition of Compuverde A…

Mandate March 05, 2019

Vinge advises Baseload Capital in connection with an investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Vinge has advised Baseload Capital Holding AB in connection with an investment of around USD 12,500,…

Mandate December 20, 2018

Lagercrantz acquires Schmitztechnik GmbH

Vinge has advised Lagercrantz Group in connection with the acquisition of the German company Schmitz…

Mandate October 25, 2018

Vinge advised Altra Industrial Motion Corp. on the combination with Fortive’s Automation & Specialty Platform

Vinge advised Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical…

Mandate September 21, 2018

Vinge advises Cherry Ventures in connection with the investment in Hedvig

Cherry Ventures is an investment fund founded by the individuals behind e.g. Zalando.

Mandate July 10, 2018

Vinge advises Taiyo Nippon Sanso corporation and Matheson Tri-Gas on the acquisition of the swedish part of Praxair’s european industrial gas business

Vinge advises Japanese industrial gas producer Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) and its subsidi…

Mandate May 31, 2018

Vinge advises Bitcine Technologies in connection with its acquisition of filmtech business

Vinge advises the Canadian Bitcine Technologies in its acquisition of the filmtech business from Tho…

Mandate May 30, 2018

Vinge advises TAAKT in conjunction with acquisition of Runelandhs

Vinge has advised TAAKT AG in conjunction with the acquisition of Runelandhs Försäljnings AB from Br…

Mandate December 12, 2017

Vinge advises KKR in the acquisition of Hyperion from Sandvik

Vinge is advising the listed US investment fund KKR on its acquisition of Hyperion, a manufacturer o…

Mandate June 02, 2017

Vinge advises FAM AB on the acquisition of Sandvik Process Systems

Vinge advises FAM AB on the acquisition of Sandvik Process Systems (”SPS”) from Sandvik AB at a pric…

Mandate October 13, 2016

Vinge advises Verisure Securitas Direct

Vinge is advising Verisure Securitas Direct in connection with the entry into of a co-operation with…

Mandate June 21, 2016

Vinge advises Tele2 in connection with the acquisition of TDC Sverige

Vinge has advised Tele2 Sverige AB in connection with the acquisition of TDC Sverige AB for an enter…

Mandate December 18, 2015

Vinge advises Latour in the acquisition of Neuffer

Vinge advises Latour in the acquisition of 66.1 percent of the shares in Neuffer Fenster + Türen Gmb…


M&A in Sweden and the impact of Covid-19
News April 07, 2020

M&A in Sweden and the impact of Covid-19

We started to see signs of a decrease in M&A activity during Q4 2019 and following a relatively slug…

Vinge’s Private M&A Market Trends – Deal Terms Study 2019
News March 06, 2020

Vinge’s Private M&A Market Trends – Deal Terms Study 2019

Our latest deal terms study is now available which provides a detailed insight into the terms of Swe…

New partners to Stockholm's office
Press Release July 03, 2018

New partners to Stockholm's office

Three new partners have been elected at Vinge’s Stockholm office with effect from 1 January 2019.

New partner elected and two new counsels appointed
Press Release November 20, 2015

New partner elected and two new counsels appointed

Advokat Anna Palmérus, who works at Vinge’s Gothenburg office, has been elected as a new partner at…


Article September 16, 2019

Private M&A Sweden 2020

Getting the deal through, September 2019
Article November 16, 2018

Private M&A Sweden 2019

Getting the deal through, edition 2
Article January 01, 2010

Kein Ausgleichsanspruch nach § 304 AktG beim unterjährigem Squeeze-out

(2010) AG-Report R3
Article January 01, 2005

The EU Cross-Border Merger Directive - A New Dimension for Company Restructuring and Employee Participation

16 (2005) EBLR 1424
Article January 01, 2005

Corporate Governance Disclosures in Europe

16 (2005) EBLR 945
Article January 01, 2005

Free Movement of Capital and National Company Law

16 (2005) EBLR 757
Article January 01, 2005

The German Corporate Governance Code - Status and Development

16 (2005) EBLR 225
Article January 01, 2004

Free Movement of Capital and Economic and Monetary Union

Distance Learning Course, King's College, University of London 2004
Article January 01, 2004

European Company Law - Capital Directive, Merger Directive, Directive on Divisions, Single Member Company Directive

in S Breidenbach (ed) Europarecht (Knowledgetools 2004)