Björn Wendleby leaves Magnusson, opens shop

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Björn Wendleby, who headed up the finance division in Sweden for the Magnusson law firm,  specializing in exchange and securities law, banking and finance legislation and fund operations has left the established law firm to set up his own law firm, effective September 1st 2016. Joining him in the operations from day one is Carl-Fredrik (Calle) Hedengren.

“In order to take the business to the next level in the development of the stairs, I and others in the group now decided to leave Magnusson and instead operate in banking and finance and financial regulation in a new company. We are confident that business in the future may develop even better within our own company.”, the lawyer writes in a send-out.

The new firm, with the initial business name Wendleby Law Firm will also be joined by lawyers Amin Bell, Anna Cumzelius and Gustav Sälgström, who will all be partners in the company

All other employees of the group who are employed at Magnussons´Stockholm office have been offered employment in the new company. Wendleby estimates, based on the received acceptances, that the new company as of December 1, 2016 will have twelve employees and intends to continuously recruit additional lawyers.

We agree with Magnusson to continue to work together on various projects as the need arises, which we are glad. Magnusson has many talented lawyers and we look forward to our continued cooperation, Wendleby closes his announcement.


Wendleby and his team are especially sought for experts in the Nordics in the alternative investment space.


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Kamran has been working in the financial industry since 1994 and has specialized on client relations and marketing. Having worked with retail clients in asset management and brokerage the first ten years of his career for major European banks, he joined a CTA / Managed Futures fund with 1,5 Billion USD under management where he was responsible for sales, client relations and operations in the BeNeLux and Nordic countries. Kamran joined a multi-family office managing their own fund of hedgefunds with 400 million USD AuM in 2009. Kamran has worked and lived in Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Stockholm. Born in 1974, Kamran today again lives in Vienna, Austria.

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