Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Boutique firm Born Advokater was formed in late 2021 by former practitioners of Glimstedt. Johan Svahn is the key contact for contentious work.

Dispute resolution in Sweden

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling is the leading firm in Sweden for dispute resolution with a large team that frequently acts as counsel on high-value international proceedings. The firm represents many of Sweden’s blue-chip companies in addition to financial institutions and state-owned bodies. The team has vast expertise in high-stakes arbitrations with sector strengths spanning the infrastructure, insurance, energy and construction industries. Kristoffer Löf and Anders Ingvarson co-chair the practice with support from Gothenburg-based Robin Oldenstam. Mattias Göransson and Hans Hammarbäck are also highly rated.

Practice head(s):

Kristoffer Löf; Anders Ingvarson

Other key lawyers:

Robin Oldenstam; Mattias Göransson; Hans Hammarbäck; Stefan Brocker; Jakob Ragnwaldh; Robin Rylander

Testimonials

‘Very professional, understand our business and related technical issues, accurate, pro active, always respond to emails and telephone, have a good network for finding support in other jurisdictions, finding experts, etc.’

‘Robin Oldenstam is a great litigator capable of focusing on what really matters in the case.’

‘They have a knowledgeable and friendly group of lawyers who are dedicated to their clients. They have been of an incredibly high level, both in terms of quality of output, but also providing sensible and perceptive advice.’

‘Anders Ingvarson is outstanding. He has high-level expertise in dealing with construction disputes.’

‘Very skilled, professional, experienced and easy to work with.’

‘Stefan Brocker is a very capable, experienced and professional litigator that takes great pride in “taking care of” the client and making sure that the clients needs are properly reflected in the litigation strategy.’

‘Broad experience and know-how, especially in investor-state arbitration.’

‘Jakob Ragnwaldh is a very battle proven reliable partner. Robin Rylander, a newly elected partner, is cold-blooded in cross-examinations’

Work highlights

  • Represented Vattenfall as lead counsel in the closely-watched ICSID claim over Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power.
  • Acted as counsel for PL Holdings, Novenergia and a number of other European investors in several challenge proceedings before the Svea Court of Appeal and the Swedish Supreme Court.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB has demonstrated capabilities in disputes relating to M&A, financing structures, construction projects, insurance issues and anti-trust cases. Many of the firm’s engagements have cross border elements with a mixture of litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters. Erik Wernberg heads up the team with primary expertise in M&A, construction finance, professional liability and regulatory matters. Fredrik Forssman is also an acclaimed counsel in commercial disputes, while Elsa Arbrandt specialises in international and competition law. Eric Johnson has represented clients at the European Court of Justice and the Market Court.

Practice head(s):

Erik Wernberg

Other key lawyers:

Fredrik Forssman; Elsa Arbrandt; Eric Johnson

Testimonials

‘Very happy with the EU court litigation team that helped us win a landmark victory in our industry at the European Court of Justice. They were open to flexible fee models and very friendly in their approach.’

‘Elsa Arbrandt was leading their small team. She did it effectively and pro-actively with a steady and calm hand. We always felt in confident hands. They were always available for discussions and giving us updates.’

‘Extremely attentive, responsible and knowledgeable. Great cooperation.’

‘Very knowledgeable and engaged.’

‘I admire the intellectual capacity of Erik Wernberg who combines ambition and interest in his area of law to make him stand out from the crowd.’

‘Our point of contact, Erik Wernberg, has proven time and again to be academically strong, systematic, accessible, committed, thorough and down to earth in all his counsel and assessments. He is trustworthy, professional and has been a great support throughout the process.’

‘Fredrik Forssman stands out with exceptional engagement and quality in dispute resolution practice.’

Key clients

Swedbank

BillerudKorsnäs AB

Apoteket AB

Atkins Sverige AB

Telenor Sverige AB

Airhelp Ltd

Stockholm Skavsta Flygplats AB

If Skadeförsäkring AB

Advokatfirman Delphi

Advokatfirman Delphi is a key name in East-West arbitration proceedings, owing to the expertise of practice co-head Sverker Bonde, newly promoted partner Polina Permyakova and Ulf Hårdeman. Ongoing mandates include a high-stakes gas pricing dispute involving multiple parallel challenges. The practice handles major disputes in the technology and telecoms sectors, while newly made-up partner Tobias Hamrin represents insurers in claims and coverage disputes. Growth segments include regulatory disputes pertaining to FDI and post-M&A litigation; senior associate Christopher Stridh assists with the latter. Gothenburg-based co-head Emil Andersson is heavily invested in commercial litigation in the aviation and manufacturing industries.

Practice head(s):

Sverker Bonde; Emil Andersson

 

Other key lawyers:

Polina Permyakova; Ulf Hårdeman; Tobias Hamrin; Christopher Stridh; Rolf Karlsson

Testimonials

‘Our case was both legally and financially very complex, but the Delphi team was very well designed to cope with all aspects. They drove the process very professionally to a full victory!’

‘The team leader, Sverker Bonde, showed his professional qualities and was also patient in developing our strategies and strengths. Needless to say we won the case in all aspects.’

‘The firm has a highly skilled and creative team that is highly valuable to have on your side in a dispute.’

‘Sverker Bonde heads the team in a highly skilled and efficient manner.’

‘Recovery actions against third parties have been dealt with in a very professional way.’

‘Rolf Karlsson has a high level of expertise, is well respected, service oriented and takes a pragmatic approach.’

‘Tobias Hamrin has excellent technical and industry knowledge in handling complex liability cases.’

‘Very experienced within the field.’

Key clients

Google LLC and Google Sweden

The bankruptcy estates of the SAAB Automobile Group

CMC di Ravenna

Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

Sedgwick

Cassandra Oil

Procter & Gamble

B&B TOOLS AB

Daloc Group

Momentum Group AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Google LLC against the Swedish Authority for privacy protection in the first Swedish litigation regarding sanction fees issued under the GDPR.
  • Represented the bankruptcy estates of the SAAB Automobile Group, the largest bankruptcy estate in Sweden in modern history, in multiple complex disputes.
  • Represented the contractor CMC di Ravenna in the ongoing litigation with the Swedish Transportation Authority concerning the Bypass Stockholm, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Sweden.

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå‘s disputes resolution bench provides representation in high-stakes, high-value litigation and commercial arbitration proceedings, most notably in the international financial services, telecoms and oil and gas sectors. Under co-heads Björn Tude and Daniel Waerme, the team is seeing a sharp uptick in contentious regulatory mandates including insider trading actions and workplace disputes logged by the Swedish Work Environment Authority.

Practice head(s):

Björn Tude; Daniel Waerme

Testimonials

‘It is a strong team with great competence and where G&D uses cutting-edge expertise internally in a very good way, this means that a complicated case is not just led by a lawyer, instead unique competencies are used for different parts. G&D also involves you as a customer in a very good way throughout the process.’

‘I am lacking words! Excellent!’

‘Good listeners!’

Key clients

Naftogaz of Ukraine

Swedbank

Carnegie Investment Bank

The Dunker Foundation

Nobina

Statkraft Group

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)

AIG

Neova

Hi3G

Work highlights

  • Represented Naftogaz regarding a gas supply contract in the largest ever commercial arbitration in monetary terms and a gas transit contract in another separate arbitration against Gazprom.
  • Represented the Dunker Foundation in multiple proceedings against the former board members of a Swedish company.
  • Represented the former board members of a publicly listed company against SEK240m claims concerning alleged violations of the Swedish Companies Act in relation to securities issued by the company.

Roschier

Roschier handles the most complex, high-value international commercial and investment treaty disputes with arbitration being an area of strength for the firm. The team has expertise in a wide range of sectors including the construction and energy industries with a particular focus on disputes relating to gas price and gas delivery/transit issues. The department has an excellent roster of blue-chip Nordic companies including many international clients. Practice head Johan Sidklev has an impressive record in arbitrations with support from Rikard Wikström-Hermansen. Shirin Saif and Carl Persson are notable lawyers.

Practice head(s):

Johan Sidklev

Other key lawyers:

Rikard Wikström-Hermansen; Shirin Saif; Carl Persson

Testimonials

‘Dedicated, professional and hard working.’

‘Johan Sidklev leads a high quality team, capable of dealing with the most substantial arbitration matters. Johan and partner Shirin Saif are stand-out international arbitration practitioners. They are good to work with, responsive and team players.’

‘Johan Sidklev is strategic, has good judgement and is intellectually capable of handling the most important and difficult disputes. Shirin Saif is brilliant, has a great command of the law and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Very knowledgeable and pay attention to details.’

‘Johan Sidklev is an outstanding lawyer with vast knowledge and experience to benefit his clients. He can guide your legal case with exceptional knowledge and attention to every detail.’

‘A very cohesive team. They obviously enjoy working with each other and collaborate well across bands of seniority.’

‘Shirin Saif stands out for her commitment to the case.’

‘The dispute resolution team that I am working with at Roschier is very dynamic and capable of quickly adapting to new and challenging situations as the case evolves or new instructions are provided. They are also very proactive in their case handling and always find new angles in solving issues – pioneering in a sense. The Roschier team are always available, have a positive attitude and are generally a real pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Ahlsell

AstraZeneca

Danir

First National Petroleum Corporation

Kingdom of Sweden

Kongsberg Maritime

Kubal

Nokia

Ostchem

Skanska AB

Solör Bioenergi Holding

Tieto

Exyte GmbH and Exyte France S.A.

Handelsbanken

Kesko

Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR)

Stora Enso

Stunlock Studios

SWPS Pharma

Unilever

Work highlights

  • Represented the Kingdom of Sweden in a dispute under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) brought by Australian mining company Aura Energy Ltd.

Setterwalls

Setterwalls has a reputable dispute resolution practice with industry sector expertise in the construction, automotive, energy and insurance industries. Johan Strömbäck regularly acts in disputes relating to corporate issues and shareholding, post-M&A and financing matters. Magnus Berlin is co-founder of the Malmö office and regularly represents Swedish and international companies before the arbitral tribunals. Johannes Ericson has an excellent record in commercial disputes, while Magnus Rydberg is highly rated.

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Rydberg; Johannes Ericson

Testimonials

‘Strong on insurance and directors liability.’

‘Johannes Ericson is hardworking, experienced and skilled.’

Key clients

Riksbyggen

NCC Construction AB

Chubb Insurance

Sydvatten

Strabag

Ricoh

Strängbetong/Consolis

Per Aarsleff A/S

Bravida

Arise

Länsförsäkringar

AIG

If Insurance

Priveq Investment

NRG Victory Reinsurance Ltd

AXA XL

UAB Furniture

Work highlights

  • Represented the founder and former chairman of listed pharmaceuticals company Oasmia Pharmaceutical in court proceedings.
  • Represented the former board members of Swedish pension trust Monér in a dispute before the Swedish courts.
  • Represented NRG Victory Reinsurance Ltd in a coverage dispute against the real property company KAB Friggagatan AB (KAB) under a Construction Defect Insurance where KAB is claiming indemnification for several alleged defects in hundreds of apartments in a number of apartment blocks.

Advokatfirman Vinge

Advokatfirman Vinge has an excellent dispute resolution practice, which regularly handles high-value disputes. Recent highlights the team have acted on include representing Italian contractor Vianini Lavori in a high-profile construction dispute worth over €100m concerning the Stockholm bypass. James Hope is a strong arbitrator and heads up the practice with Krister Azelius and Silvia Dahlberg. Jonas Eklund has particular experience in large-scale energy arbitrations, while Mattias Rosengren has represented several insurance and financial companies. Cecilia Möller Norsted provides valuable support.

Practice head(s):

James Hope; Silvia Dahlberg; Krister Azelius

Other key lawyers:

Jonas Eklund; Mattias Rosengren; Cecilia Möller Norsted

Testimonials

‘Great responsiveness and a good practical approach.’

‘Silvia Dahlberg is outstanding.’

‘Vinge and especially Silvia Dahlberg have been most helpful in our case. Our case is quite niche and very few people know and understand the ins and outs of the Swedish housing market and our laws regarding collective negotiations with the tenants union. Mrs Dahberg has been able to immerse herself without any prior knowledge regarding the subject matter and make a good and strong case on our behalf.’

‘I have had the pleasure to work with Silvia Dahlberg at Vinge. Mrs Dahlberg is always ready to answer any of our questions, she takes the time to talk and write regarding our case and makes you feel like her only and most important client which is always nice. A true professional through and through.’

‘Intellectual capacity, knowledge and experience.’

‘Good grasp of both legal and technical issue and the appreciation that they are sometimes very closely linked.’

‘The team is diligent and thorough and is innovative in finding solutions that we as a client may not have considered.’

‘Realistic expectations regarding the outcome and very hands-on partners in our project.’

Key clients

Investment AB Öresund

Swedish Match

H&M

Tele2 AB

SPP Pension & Försäkring AB

Delphi Automotive

Bergvik Skog AB

Swedish Match

Skånemejerier ek för

Zhoukou Municipal Grain Reserve Storehouse of China Grain Reserve

Kingdom of Spain

Republic of Italy

Office Depot

SEB

SSP

Vianini Lavori SpA

Work highlights

  • Representing Spain and Italy, respectively, in three separate proceedings before the Svea Court of Appeal challenging arbitral awards in investment treaty cases.
  • Representing Nordkalk in a large, complex and high-profile one-of-a-kind case before the European Court of Human Rights relating to a decision made by the Swedish Government to propose new geographical areas on the Swedish island Gotland to be protected as “Natura 2000” under EU Environmental Legislation.
  • Representing Italian contractor Vianini Lavori in a high-profile construction dispute against Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) concerning the Stockholm bypass (Förbifart Stockholm).

Westerberg & Partners

The dispute resolution practice at Westerberg & Partners has significant experience in international arbitrations and is involved in a variety of complex disputes. The work often involves public international law aspects such as the interpretation of treaties and state immunity issues with an impressive client roster. The team is also well versed in commercial disputes relating to IP assets such as patents, licences, trade marks, copyrights and designs. Litigation expert Jesper Tiberg heads up the team with Ginta Ahrel, who leads the East European desk. Stefan Bessman, who focuses on insurance coverage disputes, joined the team from Baker McKenzie. Bo Nilsson and Therese Isaksson are excellent practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Tiberg; Ginta Ahrel

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Bessman; Bo Nilsson; Therese Isaksson

Testimonials

‘Excellent, goal-oriented professionals, good availability, prompt assistance and expertise.’

‘Very serious, pragmatic and good strategists with considerable experience of the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards rendered in Sweden.’

‘Great collaborative skills; pleasant individuals.’

‘Jesper Tiberg is outstanding and Therese Isaksson is superb.’

‘Jesper Tiberg and Therese Isaksson are both very swift and easy to work with even in complex disputes.’

‘Top class expertise and responsiveness.’

‘Westerberg is a niche law firm which unites true dispute resolution professionals with specific focus on East-West disputes. Despite its young age and modest headcount, the firm is capable of handling high-profile disputes in various industry fields in several languages. Needless to say if you have a dispute in Sweden this is a go-to team.’

‘Partner Ginta Ahrel is a key person of contact when dealing with arbitration & litigation matters, especially with an East-West angle. Always available, very responsive, needless to say Ginta is a true professional and a star-performer in dispute resolution. Partner Therese Isaksson is a well-known arbitration specialist and go-to person if dealing with dispute resolution in Sweden. Partners Bo Nilsson and Jesper Tiberg need no further introduction, being market leaders for the past few decades.’

Key clients

PDV Europa B.V./Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.

H&M Group

Husqvarna AB

Hitachi Rail Group

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA

AIG Europe Insurance Group

Tanner Pharma Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) and its subsidiary PDV Europa B.V. in strategic resolution of the disputes related to its shareholding in Nynas AB which was in financial distress due to U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) Venezuela-related sanctions.
  • Successfully represented Gjensidige, Norway’s leading insurer, in a case that set a precedent in Sweden for disputes under business interruption policies caused by Covid-19 related restrictions.
  • Represented the Stati family and their companies against the Republic of Kazakhstan and National Bank of Kazakhstan in proceedings before the Swedish Supreme Court dealing with the enforcement of a $500m+ arbitral award.

White & Case Advokat AB

White & Case Advokat AB fields an experienced dispute resolution practice with in-depth litigation expertise across a range of sector areas including the construction, energy and insurance industries. The firm is known for representing multinational corporates, insurance companies and state entities in significant arbitrations. Anders Reldén leads the dispute resolution practice and is a regular adviser to large construction companies. Niklas Helmer focuses on Swedish arbitration proceedings with recent highlights including representing Trygg-Hansa in an insurance dispute.

Practice head(s):

Anders Reldén

Other key lawyers:

Niklas Helmer; Rasmus Lüning

Testimonials

‘They are very good in their field and the lawyers I have been in contact with have been very responsive to my wishes.’

‘I have mainly been in contact with the lawyers Anders Reldén and Rasmus Lüning. They are very good in construction law and dispute resolution. Furthermore, they are very responsive to my views and wishes in our common cases.’

Key clients

Folksam

Anticimex Försäkringar

Länsförsäkringar AB

NCC AB

Peab AB

Skanska Sverige AB

Trygg-Hansa Försäkring filial

Serneke Sverige AB

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

Work highlights

  • Represented the Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Directors General of these authorities in a RICO suit lodged against them.
  • Represented Serneke Sverige AB in litigation proceedings initiated by municipal real estate and housing company Upplands-BroHus regarding claims under a construction agreement for the construction of several multi-story housing buildings.

A1 Advokater

A1 Advokater fields an experienced dispute resolution team, which is frequently instructed on major engagements and represents clients from a range of industries. Co-heads Torgny Wetterberg and Tomas Pleiner have expertise in the insurance sector, while Kristoffer Ribbing is experienced in energy disputes. Thomas Tendorf handles professional negligence claims.

Practice head(s):

Torgny Wetterberg; Thomas Tendorf; Kristoffer Ribbing; Tomas Pleiner

Other key lawyers:

Lina Hansson

Testimonials

‘Great ability to be short and to the point. Very strong litigation team.’

‘Tomas Pleiner and Torgny Wetterberg have combined skills in the areas of insolvency, accounting and law, which is great for litigation when knowledge is needed in all these areas.’

‘A1 is truly a firm based on collaboration and working by a method to deliver value work and results. Thy put together a team with necessary expertise where everyone knows his/her role and purpose and that collaborate in order to address and solve clients’ most complex issues.’

‘The team I work with is very articulate both orally and in writing. They draw logical conclusions and seem to work closely with each other to support in anticipating potential areas of weaknesses in their argumentation that needs to be strengthened. Excellent in absorbing and comprehending large amounts of information and making something useful out of it. As it is truly team work, it is difficult mentioning one without another, but Thomas Tendorf, Torgny Wetterberg, Kristoffer Ribbing and Lina Hansson all fit into this assessment in my view.’

‘Dedicated team with a clear solution focus in mind. Great guidance during the process.’

‘Tomas Pleiner has strong dispute resolution skills and takes great interest in what is really important to the client.’

‘I think the team/firm is a very good choice if you are facing court or arbitration proceedings.’

‘Torgny Wetterberg has an excellent track record over decades in solving disputes in court or arbitration for his clients and I think Torgny Wetterberg and Tomas Pleiner are still on top in Sweden in their field.’

Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB

Clients of Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB benefit from significant cross-practice and cross-sector strengths as the team combines expertise across the firm’s insolvency, regulatory, construction and insurance practice groups. The team is particularly strong in international arbitration matters with Karl-Oscar Dalin acting as the head of international disputes. Henrik Wollsén handles domestic disputes with a focus on construction matters, while Gunnar Johansson provides commercial litigation experience. Johan Englund and David Johansson are also key names.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Wollsén; Karl-Oscar Dalin

Other key lawyers:

Gunnar Johansson; Johan Englund; David Johansson

Testimonials

‘The dispute resolution is led by a very astute leader, Karl-Oscar Dalin. Johan Englund as the other senior member of the team is not only capable but gives attention to detail which is critical in complex fact led litigation. The DLA Piper team in Stockholm must rate highly in the space they occupy. I can vouch for the fact that their collaborative approach meant that the client found the legal team on all issues that he felt were important to his case. Their arbitration experience was second to none and their approach was thorough and meticulous.’

‘Karl-Oscar Dalin with extensive experience across in house and private practice has the business touch to his armoury of legal skills. He is able to look at the big picture which from a clients’ perspective means that he is capable of looking at innovative solutions to complex matters. Johan Englund is a man of detail and which makes for a classic litigator who appreciates that unless you do not master your facts you cannot make good of your legal arguments. They both have an inclusive and open mind to matters which go beyond Swedish law as would be the case in most international arbitrations.’

Hammarskiöld

Hammarskiöld has a reputable dispute resolution practice which works closely with firms in Germany, the UK and the US to provide cross-border support on international disputes. The team is regularly appointed to act as arbitrators in major commercial disputes with a number of high-visibility clients such as the Swedish Academy. Co-head Per Sundin specialises in dispute resolution and often represents Swedish and international companies in commercial disputes with support from Andreas Johard. Co-head Sandra Kaznova is a well regarded arbitrator and is a board member of the Swedish Women in Arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Per Sundin; Sandra Kaznova; Andreas Johard

Other key lawyers:

Mattias Anjou

Testimonials

‘They listen to the client and suggest solutions or ways forward based on what is best for the client and what the client has expressed. They have a high level of service. They always deliver on time and in accordance to what has been agreed.’

‘High level of service. You get to speak to a partner. They do not delegate which means that your contact is a partner.’

‘Mattias Anjou was the partner in charge of the mandate. He is a strong negotiator and a good project leader. Per Sundin was the litigation partner involved and he had strong legal analytical skills.’

‘Good team and easy to work with.’

‘Practice head Sandra Kaznova is a very capable lawyer and has great people skills.’

‘Andreas Johard is a very practical lawyer with a good overall background.’

‘Hammarskiöld’s dispute resolution practice has a thorough understanding of dispute resolution and the strategic approaches to solving a dispute. As a client, we felt we were in very good hands.’

‘Andreas Johard has a hands-on approach to dispute resolution. He is good at strategic thinking and always seems to be one step ahead of the opponent. Andreas is thorough in his work. Working and communicating with Andreas is easy. You can truly see that he is motivated by his work and enjoys it.’

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman‘s dispute resolution practice has seen notable growth as it increasingly works cross-border between Sweden and Finland to provide a Nordic alternative to the largest international firms. The team has significant experience in arbitration and litigation proceedings within various sectors including the IT, insurance, automotive and transport, energy and infrastructure industries. Pontus Ewerlöf heads up the dispute resolution team and specialises in civil litigation, while Martin Rifall has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. David Ackebo covers all areas of disputes, while Joakim Lavér is well versed in handling competition-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Pontus Ewerlöf; Martin Rifall; David Ackebo

Other key lawyers:

Joakim Lavér

Testimonials

‘We maintain a cooperation with Mr. Pontus Ewerlöf. We appreciate his readiness to immerse himself into complex technical facts of the case which are relevant for the defence of a case. Mr. Ewerlöf has in this regard an impressive and good understanding and the ability to combine this knowledge with legal aspects. We value his short reaction times.’

‘Flexible.’

‘Extremely accessible and service minded.’

Key clients

Kingdom of Spain

Republic of Poland

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

Hudya AB

Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB

Veolia Nordic AB

Haninge Life Fastighets AB

If Skadeförsäkring AB

Project Panther Bidco Ltd (part of the TIDAL Group)

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Strömma Buss AB

Linklaters

The dispute resolution team at Linklaters has continued to represent leading global companies in high-end international arbitration and litigation matters. The firm has an impressive roster of clients including Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Goodyear and BDO. Niclas Widjeskog heads up the practice and has acted for numerous leading financial companies in corporate disputes relating to cross-border professional negligence and shareholder claims.

Practice head(s):

Niclas Widjeskog

Key clients

Deloitte

BDO

Goodyear

Commerz Real

WPP

Länsförsäkringar

SPX

Zimmer

Jensen Education

Eurofactor

Nordanö Partners

Work highlights

  • Represented Deloitte in a dispute in court concerning a case of significant importance, concerning damage claims due to alleged professional negligence.
  • Represented the international industrial SPX in a court case in Sweden currently handled before the Court of Appeals regarding tax matters.
  • Represented world leading marketing company WPP in court proceedings concerning claims by a minority shareholder.

Magnusson Sweden

Magnusson Advokatbyrå‘s dispute resolution practice in Stockholm is best known for its ability to handle commercial litigation and cross-border disputes with recent highlights involving China and CIS countries. Co-head Johan Molin is an expert in company law, contract law and procedural law with a focus on litigation and international arbitration matters. Magdalena Berg, who joined from Baker McKenzie, is an experienced counsel and arbitrator, representing local and international clients.

Practice head(s):

Johan Molin; Magdalena Berg

Other key lawyers:

Marcus Olsson; Lisa Duppe; Fredrik Ekfalk

Testimonials

‘Very professional.’

‘Down to earth with great passion for the case they worked on.’

‘Magnusson has an excellent team and together they meet all the client’s needs.’

‘Fredrik Ekfalk has excellent availability and engagement and great feedback. Great competence and legal thinking.’

‘Quick answers, always service minded and ready to jump in! Great attitudes in explaining and moving cases forward!’

‘Johan Molin and Marcus Olsson have been very useful in finding the better strategy and finding a friendly solution without going to the court.’

‘High degree of partner attention, fast, keeps deadlines and displays business sense of in-depth knowledge of a wide areas of law.’

‘Johan Molin is a sympathetic person with great attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile. Lisa Duppe is a rising star with excellent legal skills.’

Key clients

Intersolia Ltd

ICA Sverige AB

Svea Inkasso International

KNM Process Systems Sdn. Bhd.

Jiangsu Sinorda Biomedicine Co., Ltd

Parks & Resorts Scandinavia AB

Djurfarmacia

IAC Group

Smilegate

Kindred Group

Radisson

HDI Global

Best Western Hotels

Ebersprächer

Templeton Insurance Ltd

Mitsui

Nordiska Galleriet

Federal Express Corporation

W.R Berkley Insurance

ICA Fastigheter

Work highlights

  • Represented the Swedish company Mackmyra Svensk Whisky AB in a litigation against the Consumer Ombudsman regarding alleged improper marketing of alcoholic beverages.
  • Acted for Svea Inkasso International and its clients in various disputes.
  • Represented W.R. Berkley Insurance AG in various disputes.

Advokatfirman Schjødt

Working with the firm’s top-rated Oslo desk, Advokatfirman Schjødt‘s bench in Stockholm handles sophisticated oil and gar arbitrations and share purchase agreement disputes for international clients. Practice head Ola Hansson maintains a busy professional liability practice, acting for professional services and private equity clients. The team's regulatory offering covers market abuse and insider trading issues. Newly promoted partner Carl Rother-Schirren has extensive experience in post-M&A disputes, while Hans Renman leads on insolvency proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ola Hansson

Testimonials

‘Even among top players, the responsiveness and availability of Mr. Carl Rother-Schirren and his associates is in its own league. Working with them has been a true joy.’

‘The responsiveness and availability of Mr. Rother-Schirren is exceptional. Even when working with not so significant assignments, he makes you feel that you have his undivided focus and this is also reflected in the thought every detail is given and the expeditious manner tasks are handled in.’

‘We consider Schjødt a highly skilled top firm in respect of dispute resolution and in general.’

‘When seeking representation for clients in Sweden we always have Schjødt on our shortlist.’

‘Schjødt handles cross-border cases well. Their language skills are excellent and they have the right mind-set and level of understanding of the issues involved in cross-border disputes.’

‘They are very capable and qualified. They always provided good sparring on the legal uncertainties and were quick to implement agreed actions.’

‘I have had most contact with Carl Rother-Schirren. He is great to work with. He is a very competent lawyer in dispute resolution. He is highly professional and possesses great knowledge in dispute resolution. He always involves the client, is responsive to the client’s wishes and is easy to get in touch with. He always provide specific advice regarding how to proceed.’

‘Great litigation skills.’

Key clients

De Lage Landen Finans AB

Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Huawei Technologies in its appeal of the Swedish Telecom Authority’s exclusion of Huawei products and services in the 5G deployment in Sweden.
  • Represented the bankruptcy estates of Goyada AB and numerous affiliated entities in numerous cases concerning claw-back, tort and professional negligence issues.

Advokatbyrån Wallin & Partners AB

Advokatbyrån Wallin & Partners AB is a boutique firm specialising in dispute resolution, which is experienced in dealing with complicated cases. The firm has industry expertise in the construction, real estate, energy and financial services fields. Martin Wallin heads up the team and is supported by Magnus Pärssinen, who has a noteworthy track record in contentious M&A proceedings. Sanna Engelholm has expertise in construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Martin Wallin

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Pärssinen; Sanna Engelholm

Testimonials

‘Client/customer focused, cost-effective way of working and a learning approach which enables the client/customer to evolve. We have been working with other law firms and Wallin & Partners really stands out in a very positive way. Great value for money.’

‘We have worked mostly with Magnus Pärssinen. He is very competent and experienced within this area. He has a good ability to focus on what is really important in each case. Extremely service-minded and available at all times.’

‘They are an amazing team, clearly knowledgeable, efficient, practical, responsive and cooperative. They provide excellent and clear advice and are extremely easy to work with. They leave no stone unturned. From the very start of their work, I knew we were in capable hands and have quickly built deep trust in the team.’

‘Martin Wallin is a great team leader and obviously a strong expert in arbitration and litigation. He is hands-on and does not simply ship the matter off to junior team members, which is particularly appreciated. He is up to speed with the case and is an active member of the team. He is clearly well-experienced both in terms of case handling and team management.’

‘A small practice, highly professional yet personal, on top of things, driving matters forward and quick in their response. They were able to provide good recommendations and discuss strategy and tactics based on the legal position as well as on the business position. Made sure we were satisfied and there were no remaining open questions.’

Key clients

Republic of Poland

Magnolia Bostad AB

Hi3G Access AB

Rikshem Intressenter AB

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Republic of Poland in a high-profile case regarding intra-EU investment arbitration, currently pending judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Swedish Supreme Court.

Wistrand

Wistrand‘s dispute resolution team holds a strong position in the Swedish legal market and regularly handles complex arbitration and litigation matters. The firm is experienced in corporate matters and is frequently involved in cases regarding auditor, company director and other professional liability matters; the practice also has a considerable workload of large and complex insurance matters. Co-heads Jörgen Eklund and Gothenburg-based Mårten Hulterström are key partners, while Harry Bergman is involved in arbitrations and Andreas Rönnheden has an excellent track record in professional liability matters.

Other key lawyers:

Harry Bergman; Andreas Rönnheden

Testimonials

‘The team of Wistrand is very able, knows different languages fluently and multiple law systems, are very friendly and forthcoming, extremely dedicated and helpful.’

‘Harry Bergman is an excellent litigator. Smart and strategic in court. Uses his experience to find the win-win solutions outside court. Andreas Rönnheden has extremely impressive knowledge and understanding of civil law case law.’

‘Practical and economic approach to litigation.’

‘Very skilled team which makes you totally comfortable in leaving your matters in their hands. Efficient staffing and a high level of partner attention to more or less the same cost as other firms.’

‘Andreas Rönnheden is highly skilled and pragmatic. His advice is always relevant and shows a great understanding of the business and an in-depth knowledge of professional indemnity and management liability. He is very collaborative and easy to work with.’

‘The team is skilled and work professionally together. In-depth knowledge within different areas of law is combined beneficially.’

‘Experienced senior people. Quick to respond and suggest actions in the specific cases.’

Key clients

Arvato Finans

Medtronic

Nordic Choice

PwC

Saab Automobile

Schibsted Group

Stena Group

Zurich Insurance plc

WL Care

Swedish National Grid

Momentux & Co

Hamngatan 37 Intressenter /Oy Vey Capital

Kalix Wind

Slättö Property Fund(s)

NewSec

Gillbo Fastigheter AB

The Bankruptcy Estate of LSAB

Liseberg AB

Videoslots Ltd

Anticimex AB

Anticimex Försäkringar AB

Work highlights

  • Represented the Swedish National Grid before the administrative court in Stockholm in a case against Forsmark Kraftgrupp AB, a subsidiary to Vattenfall AB, regarding the nuclear reactor Forsmark 1.
  • Acted for Videoslots in litigation against the Swedish government and claiming damages alleging that certain restrictions infringe EU law.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie‘s dispute resolution practice focuses on contentious M&A and banking and finance disputes. Erik Forsin heads up the team, having recently joined from Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB. Clients include large consumer banks, Swedish alternative lenders and international corporates. Jonas Benedictsson handles insolvency litigation, while Peder Oxhammar provides a robust IP litigation offering. Previous practice head Stefan Bessman moved to Westerberg & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Erik Forsin

Key clients

Chubb Insurance Company of Europe

C-Rad Positioning AB

AIG

Hitachi Rail STS (fka Ansaldo STS)

Mondi AG

Cherry AB

Old Mutual Insurance Company

Cigna Insurance Company of Europe

C-Rad AB

Raoul Wallenberg Academy

Eniro AB

Serafim Finans AB

Länsförsäkringar Bank AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Chubb in a coverage dispute with Akire Services.
  • Represented C-Rad in a string of patent entitlement cases where the client holds important rights relating to high-tech radiation therapy medical devices.
  • Represented Hitachi Rail STS in connection with a dispute with the City of Stockholm’s metro line company regarding the supply of a signal system for the metro lines.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland has broad expertise in dispute resolution including handling litigation and arbitration matters before national public and administrative courts and regulators. Practice heads Jonas Löttiger and Magnus Andrén have acted in many East-West disputes, acting for international manufacturing, engineering and investment fund clients. The firm also handles matters in the life sciences sector with recent highlights including concluding an emergency arbitration for a client in the pharmaceuticals industry in a dispute relating to Covid-19.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Löttiger

Other key lawyers:

Magnus Andrén; Johan Kennemyr

Key clients

The Swedish Chancellor of Justice

SEB Trygg Liv

Cortus Energy AB

ABB

Naftogaz

Intersystems Corporation

Safran Electronics & Defense SAS

Iver Sverige AB

American Express Global Business Travel AB

Orange Société Anonyme

CSAM Prosang AB

ISKO AB

Quesada Kapitalförvaltning AB

Zenith Venture Capital AB

Imola Entreprenad AB

Horizon Global

Ricoh Europe Holding Plc

Hellström Law

Boutique firm Hellström Law handles a range of dispute resolution matters from commercial litigation to national arbitration proceedings. The firm’s expertise spans M&A indemnity issues, shareholder agreement claims, labour disputes and financing matters. Practice head Jonas Wetterfors has expertise in litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters with highlights including representing an investor in the first investor-state arbitration under the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Wetterfors

Testimonials

‘The practice has a unique mix of skills within almost all the different areas of law. They have also created a great group of employees with a diverse and representative team. The seniority of the partners is of great help for us as a client. We always feel safe and in the best hands of the most skilful consultants in Scandinavia.’

‘I work mainly with Mr Jonas Wetterfors. He has been a critical business asset for my companies for many years. His seniority and vast knowledge is very valuable for us and our companies. He has a unique way of finding solutions and ways out of very difficult situations.’

‘The team has broad knowledge and long experience.’

‘High availability, pragmatic and fast working yet accurate.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for Retail Finance in several complicated court cases, mainly following the departure of a previous CEO, co-owner and founder of the company.
  • Represented JSR as real state owner in court proceedings in District Court regarding a damage claim from a tenant of some SEK45m relating to termination of lease contract.

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB has a dispute resolution practice with an impressive track record, and has been involved in some of Sweden’s most complex and business-critical disputes. The firm is generally instructed by industry leaders from a range of sectors including the insurance, telecoms and pharmaceuticals industries. Magnus Eriksson and Carl Norén lead the practice, and Henrik Bielenstein is a key practitioner in the team.

Practice head(s):

Magnus Eriksson; Carl Norén

Other key lawyers:

Henrik Bielenstein

Testimonials

‘They are very knowledgeable, if needed they contact any experts who may be needed. They are always available and prepared to assist. They’re smart strategists when it comes to defending a case. They have a great experience. They are flexible, give advice but listen also very much to us as client.’

‘Proactive, but also responsive to client requests. As a niche firm, they are able to attract and retain the most highly skilled litigators to litigate and are almost never conflicted.’

‘Carl Norén – extremely competent!’

‘They are extremely competent and effective. Very strong analysis. Very good in communication.’

Key clients

Telia Company AB

Skanova AB

Vattenfall AB

Grant Thornton Sverige AB

Ernst & Young AB

Finnhammars Revisionsbyrå AB

Boverket (The Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning)

If P&C Insurance Ltd

Svensk dos AB

Ricoh Sverige AB

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB

International firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB has a well regarded dispute resolution team involved in commercial litigation in national courts of all instances as well as administrative proceedings. The practice is also competent in domestic and international arbitration proceedings under both institutional rules and on an ad-hoc basis. Practice heads Nicklas Björklund and Mattias Wittgren are key names for construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Nicklas Björklund; Mattias Wittgren

Testimonials

‘The practice has a very wide spread of strength, competence and experience in a way that most companies don’t have and when you work with a big company you may lose contact within the team. The team they build is always very strong and consists of highly skilled professionals in different legal areas. They have all the competence they need within the company and the seniors are among the best in Sweden.’

‘Nicklas Björklund is among the best lawyers in Sweden and his team is considered as a winning team, which is a very good thing if you are in a dispute. I notice that their teamwork is excellent and the seniors will get the result that the client hopes for. I think that the seniors are in the top of their sector in Sweden and that they have the best way of organising to get their results.’

Key clients

Tagehus (Tagehus Holding AB)

Norrtälje kommun

Midroc Engineering

Forenom

Skolfastigheter i Stockholm (SISAB)

Tierps kommunfastigheter AB

Campus Roslagen

HB Solna Haga 4:28

Oiger Baronen AB

Fastighets AB Regio

Vallentuna Kommun

Sabena Technics BOD SAS

Elbit Systems Ltd

Obrascon Huarte Lain SA

Furrer+Frey AG

ENA Energi AB

Work highlights

  • Represented the property owner/employer in a true landmark project that has evolved into one of the largest construction disputes in Sweden.
  • Represented the Swedish Municipality of Vallentuna in a publicly high-profile Supreme Court litigation against a real estate company following a declaratory injunction suit against the municipality regarding the right to ownership of a disputed property.
  • Acted as counsel in a multinational commercial arbitration involving CIS-parties within the telecoms sector.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

Dispute resolution is one of Advokatfirman Lindahl KB‘s main area of expertise and the team has built an excellent reputation in the area of international arbitration. The firm has acted in numerous high-profile arbitrations, representing clients including one Sweden’s biggest football clubs. Co-head Bengt Bolin has commercial and insurance litigation expertise, while Shervin Shikhan heads the dispute resolution practice group at the Gothenburg office.

Practice head(s):

Bengt Bolin; Shervin Shikhan

Testimonials

‘Lindahl is one of Sweden’s largest law firms and has a strong reputation as a high-quality service provider. Furthermore, one of my business contacts recommended a certain lawyer at the Gothenburg office, Shervin Shikhan, who is the head of the litigation team and who had assisted several of his contacts in the past with great results.’

‘Shervin Shikhan is a partner at the firm and has a strong reputation as a litigation and arbitration specialist. Shervin’s work is very strategic, methodical and strongly goal-oriented. He’s easy to work with and clear in his communication. I found that he has deep knowledge and understanding of both procedural and material law.’

Key clients

Kesuvallen Förvaltning AB

Municipality of Mörbylånga

Folksam insurance company

Malmoe municipality

Biluthyrarna Sverige

Municipality of Gothenburg

Minority shareholders of NetEnt AB

NCC AB

Växjö Energi AB

Katrinefors Kraftvärme AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Malmoe municipality in a dispute claiming liquidated damages for delays in a construction project of a school, preschool and gym.
  • Represented the Municipality of Gothenburg in an arbitration administered at the tenancy tribunal and involves a claim from the municipality and a counterclaim.

Norburg & Scherp

Boutique dispute resolution firm Norburg & Scherp handles the full spectrum of litigation and arbitration matters under the joint leadership of Fredrik Norburg, Pontus Scherp and Kristina Ljungström. The firm is highly regarded for its experience within construction, competition, banking, life science, regulatory and public procurement litigation. Anina Liebkind, who joined from Baker McKenzie, is specialised in international arbitration proceedings with a focus on the energy, finance, insurance and technology sectors. Magnus Jonson joined the firm from Setterwalls.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Norburg; Pontus Scherp; Kristina Ljungström; Anina Liebkind; Magnus Jonson

Other key lawyers:

Helena Selander

Testimonials

‘The firm has a rather small but professional group of lawyers. They have thorough expertise in their field and are very pragmatic and hands-on in their advice. Their attention is second to none and they are very easy to work with.’

‘Partners Fredrik Norburg and Pontus Scherp show a high degree of expertise and a great deal of understanding of the clients situation. Senior associate Helena Selander is a future star individual within EU and competition law who is highly regarded among clients in this field.’

‘This is a law firm strictly focusing on dispute resolution and they do it well. They have a fair understanding of the commercial situations that often underlie the dispute and hence they understand the industry.’

‘I worked with Fredrik Norburg and I appreciated Fredrik being able to step up when the opponents got dirty and tricky. The team are more engaged in your dispute than maybe larger firms are. They also tell you straightforward when your case is weak and that is rare.’

‘We worked as co-counsel with Fredrik Norburg in an international arbitration matter seated in Sweden. He was excellent to collaborate with and had in-depth knowledge of the Swedish arbitration community.’

‘Fredrik Norburg is a strategic thinker and did an excellent job cutting to the core issues. He and his team were efficient and are an excellent value for the skillset they bring.’

‘They are very professional and do proper research on the topics. By that they always have an advantage if we need to go to court.’

‘Norburg & Scherp holds excellent knowledge of the construction industry and construction law, combined with strategical excellence in dispute resolutions. Also kind, personal and effective.’

Key clients

AcadeMedia

PriceRunner

Ligula Hospitality Group

ISS Facility Services

Bell Helicopters

Kinnevik

DNB Bank ASA

Innofactor

Mangold Fondkommission

Samuel Assistans AB

Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

FourWorld Capital Management LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented PriceRunner in litigation against Google before the Patent and Market Court in Stockholm in an action based on the European Commission’s decision in 2017 where Google was found to have abused its dominant position.
  • Acted for investment company Kinnevik in a SEK150m SCC arbitration concerning the divestment of media house Metro.
  • Acted as counsel for DNB Bank in several court proceedings concerning insolvency and leasing.

NORDIA Law

NORDIA Law has an established dispute resolution practice with a competent team of practitioners. Co-heads Per Sjödin, Mikaela Kempe Bergner, Johan Strömberg and Olle Kullinger frequently represent large insurance companies in complex litigation. The firm also has a white-collar crime specialty headed up by Hans Strandberg.

Practice head(s):

Per Sjödin; Mikaela Kempe Bergner; Johan Strömberg; Hans Strandberg; Olle Kullinger

Testimonials

‘Quality understanding of law and court actions and specially the interest in their customer and their way of professional view of business like solutions.’

‘Highly qualified.’

‘Per Sjödin is an outstanding lawyer with a broad and deep experience in insurance law. He is an excellent litigator.’

‘Per Sjödin is always available and service minded. We use him for both complex and large issues and small less complex questions. We always know that he will be able to help and we get a personal and tailored service from him.’

‘I have had most contact with Per Sjödin and Mikaela Kempe Bergner. They are outstanding to work with. They are the most competent lawyers in dispute resolution. They are highly professional and possess great knowledge in dispute resolution. They are highly responsive to the client’s wishes and always provide specific advice regarding how to proceed.’

‘Strong expertise.’

‘Excellent expertise combining wide experience and legal skills with industry knowledge.’

‘Per Sjödin is excellent both in knowledge of dispute resolutions per se, but also makes sure to know all the facts of the case properly, which has resulted in several great outcomes in the disputes where we have used his services.’

Key clients

Länsförsäkringar Group

WSP Sverige AB

Moderna Försäkringar

Zurich Insurance Plc

Grontmij AB

Thyréns AB

Securitas AB

Chubb Insurance

Cunningham Lindsey

Sweco Group

SSAB (Swedish Steel AB)

Billerud Korsnäs AB

Scandinavian Train Partner

QBE Insurance Ltd

Tractive AB

Ruukki Sweden AB

Umeå Energi AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Moderna Försäkringar in an extensive litigation concerning coverage under a global liability master insurance policy.

Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB

Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB has strengthened it’s position in the Swedish legal market after merging with boutique dispute resolution firm Frank Advokatbyrå. The practice has represented numerous commercial clients in Sweden with many stemming from the biotech and pharmaceuticals, telecoms, media and entertainment industries. Peter Sande, Linda Landén and Anders Kylhammar are some of the key names.

Other key lawyers:

Karl Guterstam; Peter Sande; Linda Landén; Anders Kylhammar; Julia Ericsson; Karin Westerberg; Mattias Erdös

Testimonials

‘The team is very effective and is able to provide high quality service within a very short period of time. They are very creative and open-minded, able to analyse a situation from different perspectives.’

‘Karl Guterstam is a real professional in his field, he is able to understand the client’s needs and meet them at a reasonable price. He is creative, effective, able to work on strategy considering the consequences in various jurisdictions.’

‘Linda Landén – very high capability of analysing complex and extensive information, intelligent, quick and responsive.’

‘Peter Sande is a very skilled IP lawyer. One of the best in the market.’

TIME DANOWSKY Advokatbyrå AB

TIME DANOWSKY Advokatbyrå AB has strengthened its position in the Swedish legal market and regularly handles big and complex cases. Expertise in the media and intellectual property arenas has allowed the firm to act in many high-profile media disputes for clients including Expressen, one of Sweden’s largest daily newspapers. Andreas Eriksson has an excellent track record in handling litigation proceedings, with support from Peter Danowsky.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Eriksson

Other key lawyers:

Peter Danowsky

Testimonials

‘Peter Danowsky has been a star in IP litigation for many years.’

‘TIME Danowsky is a leading player in litigation on intellectual property.’

‘Commitment and profound knowledge. We always feel and conclude that we are in the very best of hands when Time Danowsky represent us.’

‘Excellent lawyers with deep knowledge and understanding.’

‘Peter Danowsky is extremely skilled and a very intellectual, pleasant guy.’

TM & Partners

The dispute resolution team at TM & Partners is well respected in the Swedish legal market with an in-depth understanding of the finance and real estate sectors. Co-heads Viktor Magnell and Kristoffer Stråth have vast experience in navigating complex litigation and arbitration proceedings. Natalie Bretz is well versed in handling real estate and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Viktor Magnell; Kristoffer Stråth

Other key lawyers:

Natalie Bretz

Testimonials

‘Kristoffer Stråth can assemble a hand picked team at any time.’

‘They really work for you. They work hard and are popular but can still somehow always find the time for you.’

‘Viktor Magnell is a very smart lawyer, very responsive and his advice is to the point.’

‘Clear and timely communication of developments in the matters they work on for us. Very responsive in a prompt manner. Practical guidance regarding approach to disputes. Won a preliminary injunction where I believed that the likelihood of winning was low. Effective negotiations with our opponent to get a favourable outcome.’

Key clients

Arwidsro AB

Eastern Light AB

Jureskogs Invest AB

RFP Alfa AB i likvidation

Team Olivia AB

Idermark och Lagerwall Reklam AB

Twin Taurus

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to RFP Alfa (Arwidsro) in a dispute against SSM Bygg & Fastighets regarding contaminated property and liquidation of claims.
  • Acted as counsel to Eastern Light in several strategic multi-party and multi-jurisdictional disputes concerning dark-fibre infrastructure, including two court cases.
  • Represented an international company in a cross-border dispute concerning trade secrets.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird handles a wide range of dispute resolution matters including litigation and ADR methods spanning arbitration and mediation proceedings. The practice has expertise in technology disputes, corporate and commercial issues, IP litigation, life sciences claims and media disputes. Gabriel Lidman heads up the practice with support from Monique Wadsted.

Practice head(s):

Gabriel Lidman

Other key lawyers:

Monique Wadstead

Key clients

Accumulate AB

Uppsala kommun

Karolinska Sjukhuset

Glimstedt

Glimstedt‘s team includes Michael Lettius, who has acted for foreign companies in ad hoc arbitral proceedings and disputes relating to construction, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment issues. The group also benefits from the firm’s national network of offices. Johan Svahn departed to Born Advokater in late 2021 and Mikael Claes is now at Norma Law.

Practice head(s):

Michael Lettius

Testimonials

‘All of the team members have very concise legal thinking which deals with the substance of the legal issues, without wasting valuable time on irrelevant or unimportant points. The members of the team have the capability of perfectly filling in for individuals who happen to be unavailable.’

Key clients

Kvalitena AB

Hedin Bil AB

Autoropa AB

Kapatens Partners AB

Spritmuseum

Work highlights

  • Represented Kvalitena AB in litigation regarding payment guarantees with a supplier.
  • Represented a contractor in an international ICC arbitration against German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex in a dispute involving a wind farm in northern Sweden.
  • Represented a distributor in Eastern Europe in a major international SCC arbitration related to the distribution of coil coating products.

MAQS Advokatbyrå

MAQS Advokatbyrå has a respectable dispute resolution practice with lawyers working seamlessly across the Stockholm, Sundsvall, Gothenburg and Malmö offices. The practice is specialised in a variety of different sectors including the sports, construction, retail, technology and pharmaceuticals industries. Annica Borjesson heads up the team with experience in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Annica Borjesson

Other key lawyers:

Wendela Hårdemark; Erik Kjaer

Testimonials

‘MAQS has a strong team with competence in dispute resolution.’

‘Erik Kjaer has impressed us a lot. He understands our business, he’s quick to grasp our questions/positions and he always provide excellent support. Erik is also very accurate and pleasant to work with!’

Morris Law

Morris Law‘s dispute resolution team is known for its in-depth understanding of intellectual property, real estate, construction and employment disputes. The team is regularly engaged in commercial disputes at all levels of the Swedish courts and has participated in numerous matters under the rules of international arbitration institutes. Jonas Du Rietz is the practice head and specialises in construction and tenancy disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Du Rietz

Other key lawyers:

Jonas Toll; Erik Karlsson

Testimonials

‘Morris practices in litigation, lawsuits, company law, corporate transfers, construction & real estate, etc. They closely collaborate with colleagues to produce facts and achieve results. In addition, I experience as a client that the ongoing collaboration includes informative feedback that makes the process easy to follow.’

‘Erik Karlsson, who I had the privilege of having by my side, has an impressive competence combined with extreme accuracy that I have never experienced with any other firm. Erik’s way of cooperating during the investigations and negotiations was superior to the opponent. The collaboration is a winning concept.’

‘Very professional and high level of communication.’

‘Hard working. Knowledgeable.’

‘Great conformability. Great market awareness.’

‘Very focused on finding the key element in the dispute. Evaluation done if the case is worth going forward with or not. Risks/possibilities presented to me as a client and for decision on how to proceed. As a client I feel the process has been very efficient. Not only cost efficient but also time efficient. Very much appreciated.’

‘Partner Jonas Du Reitz has led the work with our case, focusing on key issues and strategy. Despite a large amount of material the analysis was done in short time and questions to us were all relevant, no extra time used. Questions from our side have all been answered, strategy explained. Billing has always been accurate.’

‘The practice comes through as modern in its ways and culture.’

Key clients

Göteborgs Stad

Varbergs kommun

JOOL Invest AB

Möbellind i Boden AB

Stadsudden Fastigheter AB

Lidl Sverige AB

Ballograf AB

Göteborgs stads parkeringsaktiebolag

Cubsec AB

If Metall Fastigheter

Pajala Förvaltning AB

HB Vattuormen

Convini

Sälta Fastigheter AB

Bostadsrättsföreningen Snöflingan AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Göteborgs Stad in ongoing court cases regarding ground rent for real properties owned by the municipality.
  • Represented Varbergs kommun in a large number of court cases regarding ground rent for real properties owned by the municipality.
  • Acted for Möbellind in a public court litigation against Möbellind’s insurance company, which has rejected Möbellind’s claims for insurance compensation for a collapsed building owned by Möbellind.

Norelid Advokatbyrå

Norelid Advokatbyrå is a boutique firm, which specialises in insurance-related disputes and arbitrations. The firm represents clients in complex litigation matters and arbitration proceedings in the Swedish courts. Susanna Norelid and Fredrik Seemann act for multinational and local entities in marketing, professional and product liability disputes.

Practice head(s):

Susanna Norelid; Fredrik Seemann

Testimonials

‘Availability and flexibility with the client’.

‘It is a small, boutique firm however with excellent monitoring of legal strategy in disputes, especially in commercial and insurance disputes.’

Key clients

FM Global

Veterankraft

Zürich Insurance

Circle K

TBS Mediabyrå AB

Fidelis Insurance

Signature Litigation

Brandkontoret

CNA Insurance

Gjensidige

Kennedys law

Aspen Insurance