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Lisa Goransson


Lisa is Lead of the Nordic Desk and has more than 20 years' experience of corporate finance and general corporate work, both from working in private practice in Sweden and England and as the General Counsel of a Swedish large cap company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Lisa has wide corporate and M&A experience, and has particular expertise advising on cross-border transactions and transactions involving Nordic entities.


Representative matters

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 and West Street Infrastructure Partners on their EUR2bn acquisition of HES International.

A multinational media conglomerate on the implementation of its USD17bn sale of the majority stake of its Financial & Risk business and related share buyback offer to a consortium led by Blackstone.

Investor-backed Savvy Gaming Group on the USD1.5bn acquisition of ESL Gaming (the world's largest independent esports company) and FaceIt Limited (the leading digital platform for competitive multiplayer games).

Great-West Lifeco on the acquisition of Ark Life Assurance Co. through its Irish Life subsidiary business for EUR230m. 




Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, Law Society for England and Wales.

Member, The Swedish Law Society.



Admitted as advokat, Sweden, 1999

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2004


Stockholm University, 1993

University of California, Los Angeles, 1996


Swedish, Finnish
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.