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The lawyers at Mannheimer Swartling display ‘thorough knowledge of the law and the commercial realities faced by large organisations’. Kristoffer Löf and the ‘excellent’ Fredrik Andersson lead the 12-partner team. Robin Oldenstam is ‘very convincing’ and Olle Flygt is ‘commercially focused and strategic’. The firm represents the claimant Vattenfall in investment protection arbitration against the Federal Republic of Germany.

At Advokatfirman Cederquist, practice head Erik Wernberg successfully represented former board members of Kraft & Kultur Sverige as defendants in Grant Thornton’s SEK1.78bn recourse claim. Fredrik Forssman, who joined from G Grönberg Advokatbyrå AB, acted for Boeing in arbitration and subsequent litigation against former partners in a satellite joint venture. Other clients include NCC Group and Swedbank.

Advokatfirman Delphi delivers ‘pragmatic and straightforward support in a timely manner’. ‘Highly skilled’ practice head Sverker Bonde secured an arbitral award for construction company Veidekke, and successfully represented a food wholesaler as the appellant in a case concerning restrictive covenants. Other key partners include Ulf Hårdeman, Henrik Bengtsson and the ‘competent, results-oriented and skilled’ Emil Andersson.

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå’s ‘response times and industry knowledge are beyond reproach’. The firm represented Naftogaz of Ukraine in two multibillion-dollar arbitrations. Björn Tude heads the practice, which includes Charlotta Falkman and Marcus Johansson. All handle domestic and cross-border arbitration and commercial litigation.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB is defending the Russian Federation in proceedings pertaining to Yukos, and is defending Kaupthing against claims brought by previous customers regarding the purchase of Lehman bonds. Bengt Bolin heads the nationwide dispute resolution practice, while Therese Isaksson and Shervin Shikhan lead teams in Stockholm and Gothenburg, respectively. Bo Nilsson is the head of international arbitration, and Jesper Tiberg leads the East European desk.

Setterwalls has ‘a solid practice staffed by outstanding individuals’. ‘Very good litigator and clever strategist’ Jesper Grünbaum heads the practice, and successfully represented Norstedts Publishing Group as claimant in a Supreme Court VAT case, as well as handling multimillion-euro arbitrations for various clients. Other key individuals include Hans Dahlberg Kolga and Johan Strömbäck. Arriva and Strabag are clients.

Advokatfirman Vinge’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by James Hope and Krister Azelius. Hope is ‘a brilliant speaker who personally works hard on every aspect of a case’. He is representing Gazprom in arbitration proceedings against Naftogaz of Ukraine. The firm is also acting for a gas purchaser as the applicant in proceedings before the Svea Court of Appeal, and Wetterlundh is representing a bankruptcy estate in proceedings against a Swedish bank. Thomas Wetterlundh left in January 2017 to found WERKS Advokater AB.

At Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB, Stefan Bessman and Jonas Benedictsson head the practice. Bessman is representing Swiss Re Europe in litigation against an insurance company in liquidation, while Benedictsson is defending KPMG in the Court of Appeal.

DLA Piper’s ‘knowledgeable and professional’ practice group is led by Gunnar Johansson. It includes ‘sensible’ insurance expert Bengt Kärde. Einar Wanhainen was one of several lawyers who joined from G Grönberg Advokatbyrå. Highlights included compulsory share purchase proceedings, VAT cases and product liability litigation.

Lawyers at Frank Advokatbyrå ‘always work hard to understand clients’ concerns’. Marcus Axelryd is acting for HQ in a civil case against several parties that pertains to the collapse of HQ Bank, and he and Linda Landén represented Vattenfall in an appeal against a decision of the Swedish Energy Market Inspectorate. Other clients include Swedegas and Grant Thornton.

Highlights for Hammarskiöld & Co AB included successfully representing Yarps Network Services in a damages claim against TeliaSonera for abuse of dominance, and acting for state-owned gaming company Svenska Spel in a civil case against a group of fraudsters. Per Sundin heads the team, which includes Sandra Hein Kaznova.

Hannes Snellman’s team is led by Martin Wallin, who regularly serves as an arbitrator and as arbitration counsel. The firm handles construction, M&A and energy related disputes. Clients include GlaxoSmithKline.

MAQS Advokatbyrå’s team is led by Pontus Ewerlöf, Björn Goldman and Susanne Edensvärd. The firm is assisting the Republic of Kazakhstan with its challenge to a $500m arbitral award. It secured an arbitral award for AGA against a Finnish construction company.

Roschier’s practice head Johan Sidklev secured a settlement for Bonnierförlagen in litigation against its former board members and managing director. He also represented First National Petroleum as claimant in arbitration against a Russian energy supplier.

White & Case Advokat AB’s strengths include ‘quick response times and great knowledge of insurance and construction law’. Practice head Anders Reldén handles a broad range of arbitration and litigation, while Rikard Wikström’s work includes oil and gas related arbitration.

Wistrand’s ‘excellent’ team is led by Mårten Hulterström and Jörgen Eklund. Harry Bergman is ‘hardworking and attentive to detail’. The ‘highly dedicated’ Johan Gregow joined from Ashurst in 2015. Clients include the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate and the Bankruptcy Estate of Saab Automobiles.

Ulf Mellqvist heads Bird & Bird’s dispute resolution group and is active in the banking and IT sectors.

Danowsky & Partners’ practice head Peter Danowsky is ‘a powerful advocate with strong analytical skills’. He is defending two former board members of HQ in a major liability case, while the ‘experienced and articulate’ Andreas Eriksson acts for the former CEO of Panaxia in various claims relating to the collapse of the group. Ulf Isaksson’s clients include Strömma Turism & Sjöfart.

At Hamilton Advokatbyrå, Ola Hansson heads a team that includes ‘brilliant lawyer’ Johannes Ericson. The firm is defending a KPMG accountant in the HQ negligent audit case, and is frequently involved in bankruptcy disputes.

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB handles litigation and arbitration and is known for its competition law expertise. Magnus Eriksson heads the team, which includes Henrik Bielenstein.

Linklaters’ practice head Niclas Widjeskog takes part in arbitration and litigation. Clients include Merck Sharp & Dohme and Old Mutual.

Magnusson Advokatbyrå’s ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team is led by the ‘smart and dynamic’ Johan Molin, who secured the dismissal of a case against his client IL Recycling Services in the district court, and represented the City of Gothenburg in a successful arbitration against Ansaldo Breda. Senior counsel Christer Söderlund joined from Advokatfirman Vinge.

Norburg & Scherp is acting for Norse Hotels Scandinavia in pending SCC arbitration against a hotel franchisor, and is defending Sony Mobile in copyright litigation brought by Copyswede, which is now before the Supreme Court. Fredrik Norburg and Pontus Scherp are highly regarded.

A1 Advokater acts in litigation and arbitration across a broad range of industries. Thomas Tendorf, Kristoffer Ribbing and Torgny Wetterberg are highly regarded.

Ekenberg & Andersson Advokatbyrå recently secured a victory in a royalty dispute in the Court of Appeal, and handles defamation and insider trading cases. The key contacts are Thomas Ekenberg and Johan Sund.

Advokatfirman Glimstedt’s team includes the ‘pleasant and methodical’ Michael Lettius and the ‘efficient and proactive’ Carin Lettius. They represented the plaintiff in two insurance compensation cases, and defended an Italian company in a Court of Appeal case.

Advokatfirman Nordia’s ‘knowledgeable and highly skilled’ team is led by Johan Strömberg and the ‘excellent’ Per Sjödin. Hans Strandberg heads the white-collar crime practice. The firm is representing Länsförsäkringar Sak in an insurance-related Supreme Court case.

At Ramberg Advokater, practice head Pamela Lannerheim Angergård and Matthias Schmitt act in insurance and other litigation. Clients include Stockholm County Council.

Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell has ‘a superior combination of company law knowledge and dispute resolution skills’. Practice head Viktor Magnell is ‘analytical, well connected and practical’. He acted for LRF Media in a complex VAT dispute with several printing houses.

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