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Björn Johansson Heigis

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Partner Björn Johansson Heigis is Head of Roschier's Data Protection & Digitalization practice in Sweden. He is also specialized in intellectual property, dispute resolution, ICT and IP transactions, as well as licensing. He has extensive experience of acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings and before national courts. In addition to his LL.M. degree, Björn holds a post-graduate LL.M. degree from Bond University, Australia. Björn joined Roschier in 2011.



Within: Employment

Roschier is praised for its ability to act on 'a pro-active basis and always provides practical advice that is well anchored in the client's business needs'. The group leverages the firm's presence in Sweden and Finland to provide assistance to Nordic clients. Practice head Jenny Welander Wadström understands 'complex and sensitive problems right away' and is noted for her 'commercial approach'; she assisted Atlas Copco with various pension issues including the transfer of assets from its pension foundation and the interpretation of the ITP pension plan. Other work included conducting a global human resources GDPR audit for Assa Abloy. Björn Johansson Heigis regularly handles the employment aspects of M&A matters and associate Victoria Bergholtz is also noted. Björn Rustare left for Osborne Clarke in 2019.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Roschier has 'significant market knowledge and in-depth experience' across TMT, outsourcing, data protection and digitalisation matters; it advised Bonnier and Telia on a wide range of data protection issues and GDPR work. Practice head Björn Johansson Heigis advised Permira on its $250m minority investment in Klarna, and is singled out with Erik Ficks for being 'very knowledgeable in other fields of law, which makes them excellent partners in a wide variety of issues'. Lars Johansson has notable expertise in AI.

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Intellectual property and media

Within: Intellectual property and media

The 'competent, responsive and flexible' team at Roschier assists with IP, marketing and media issues for a client roster, which includes Unilever, Nokia and Bonnierförlagen. Team head Erik Ficks is defending Mondian against patent infringement allegations brought by  Somna. The 'highly interested' Björn Johansson Heigis is also a name to note.

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