Employment in Sweden

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Led by Robert Stromberg, Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s employment practice advises clients across the financial services, healthcare, real estate and telecoms sectors. Stromberg and noteworthy individuals Jens Tillqvist and senior associate Jonas Lindskog handle global restructuring and redundancy exercises, including trade union consultations and negotiations, internal investigations and senior-level terminations. The group also fields a solid team of associates including Malin Dunér and Jonas Lindskog, who often act in non-compete and damages disputes and also assist with the employment aspects of high-value M&A transactions. Capital markets partner Fredrik Lundén specialises in share incentive plans.

Practice head(s):

Robert Stromberg


Robert Stromberg and Malin Dunér are a perfect team- always available, quick, professional and service minded.

Key clients

Nasdaq AB, Nasdaq Technology AB and Nasdaq Inc.

Catella Bank AB, Catella Fondförvaltning AB, Catella Bank S.A

Cramo AB, Cramo Adapteo AB and Cramo Oy

Installatörsföretagen (employers’ association)

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Standard Chartered Bank

William Hill Gametek AB (Mr. Green)

RLG Europe B.V (Richemont/Cartier)

Swedish Association of Local Authorities

Praktikertjänst AB

Procter & Gamble Sverige AB

Cellmark AB

Arcus AS and Vingruppen I Norden AB

Praktikertjänst AB

BillerudKorsnäs AB

Work highlights

  • Handled complex trade union negotiations and other cross-border issues arising from Nasdaq’s acquisition of financial technology provider Cinnober.
  • Assisting Catella Bank with a major restructuring following a divestment transaction. Issues included TUPE undertakings, trade union negotiations and separation agreements.
  • Represented Installatörsföretagen (the employers’ association for the Swedish plumbing and electrical industry) in two employment disputes before the Swedish Labour Court.

DLA Piper

The client base of DLA Piper’s employment practice comprises significant global names in the financial services, retail, designer fashion, entertainment and pharmaceuticals sectors. Led by Johan Sundberg, the team is routinely instructed to handle large-scale reorganisations and terminations, SCC arbitration proceedings, landmark litigation in the upper courts and the employment aspects of corporate expansions, which benefit from the firm’s pan-Nordic presence. Mats Borgström is acting in a landmark case concerning the applicability of domestic, European and ECHR law to the right to take industrial action. New recruit Björn Rustare, who joined from Osborne Clarke, enhances the team’s expertise in incentive programmes, while senior associate Dino Kalamujic often assists with collective bargaining matters and other trade union consultations.

Practice head(s):

Johan Sundberg

Key clients

Confederation of Swedish Professionals



ITV Studios Nordic

Jimmy Choo


Turner Broadcasting System Europe

AFA Försäkring

ICA Group


Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

Wallenius Marine



VOI Scooters


Jensen Education


BNP Paribas Bank

Work highlights

  • Representing the Swedish Building Workers’ Union in a landmark dispute concerning the right to take industrial action in accordance with domestic law, European law and the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Advising BNP Paribas Bank on a suite of employment issues including large-scale reorganisations and senior executive negotiations.
  • Representing Jensen Education in court proceedings concerning the termination of a former principle due to gross misconduct.

Mannheimer Swartling

High-profile corporate clients routinely instruct Mannheimer Swartling's employment practice on the full range of stand-alone matters including senior-level terminations, restructuring and redundancy exercises, trade union negotiations, senior-level contract negotiations and incentive scheme drafting. Heading up the practice, Henric Diefke also regularly provides advice on the employment elements of the firm’s M&A transactions. The highly regarded Anders Nordström handles global compliance reviews while also acting in significant employment disputes; recent matters included non-compete breaches and trade secret arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Henric Diefke


Mannheimer Swartling always delivers with quality and can handle this even at short notice.

Extremely satisfied with the attention and expertise that I received from the firm. Very short response times, appropriate advice and value for money. Their expertise and professionalism makes me feel well taken care of every time I turn to them for help in legal matters and I am well aware of that I will receive the best legal advice each time. I believe that I work with the best lawyers in this area.

Efficient and service minded. The quality of every team member is very impressive.

State-of-the-art knowledge, constantly updated with the latest developments and case law. Very approachable and professional, with to-the-point guidance when needed.

The team has great strength in regular employment matters, disputes and transactions. A much appreciated trusted partner which is quick to help when needed.

We work with a lot of different law firms in Sweden, however Mannheimer Swartling stands out as in a league of their own. They have built a broad employment practice with a number of highly qualified partners and lawyers.

Henric Diefke instils confidence.

Henric Diefke is one of the stand-out partners of Mannheimer Swartling. He is always available when I need consultancy and provides good advice and accurate legal services whenever I need them.

Anders Nordström has very strong legal skills and is client oriented.

Anders Nordström is a trusted, well-known partner who has great knowledge of Swedish employment law. His litigation skills are fantastic and it’s always a comfort working with him since we know that we will get the job done properly. His prompt, practical advice is very helpful.

Anders Nordström is flexible and pragmatic with a high focus on quality.

Henric Diefke is brilliant. He has a very pragmatic approach.

Key clients

Essity (former SCA)




Nordic Capital





ÅF Pöyry

Church of Sweden

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi)

Doka Sverige AB

Hembla AB

Work highlights

  • Handled a global compliance review for the Church of Sweden’s operations in 47 jurisdictions.
  • Handled trade union negotiations for AstraZeneca, including drafting new collective agreements and the implementation of new governance systems.
  • Handled complex pensions and employment law issues relating to Sandvik Materials Technology’s divestment to Zapp Group.

Advokatfirman Vinge

The full-service employment department at Advokatfirman Vinge fields a substantial team of experts; Fredrik Dahl and Ingela Malmborg (who lead in Stockholm and Malmö respectively) handle cross-border restructurings and reorganisations in the transport, financial services, private equity and aviation sectors, and also defend employers in wrongful dismissal suits. The group also has key contentious expertise; Charlotte Forssander, who heads up the operations in Gothenburg, handles litigation concerning trade secret infringements and compensations claims, while Åsa Gotthardsson is a leading name for handling post-#MeToo misconduct allegations.


The team is highly professional and provides exceptional legal advice. It is business focused, client oriented, flexible and has a high knowledge of the subject matter.

I received excellent support and advice.  The service was very personable and I felt able to approach with queries at any time and on any matter.  Felt much more approachable than other firms that have worked with.

Efficient and still very humble and personal with a great heart.

Extremely responsive, knowledge and helpful. Working with many law firms globally, this is my favourite.

Yohanna Öhrnegård is a very intelligent, business savvy, effective lawyer. She understands what is important to the business and always delivers top-quality advice. In addition, a true pleasure to work with.

Åsa Gotthardsson provides excellent legal advice. Business focussed and client oriented.

I have mainly worked with Charlotte Forssander, who is professional and always available. She gives accurate advice and has great knowledge which has helped me in tasks in which I have no knowledge. She has a good sense of humour and a pragmatism which has made the work a lot more fun.

Magnus Pauli and Jonas Lindblad are down to earth and solutions oriented.

Key clients

Tele2 AB

Nordic Group Entertainment Group AB

Klarna Bank AB

Swarco Sverige AB / Swarco AG

Nordea Bank AB


AB Svensk Bilprovning

Saint-Gobain Sweden AB

Volvo Car Corporation

Egon Zehnder AB

Stendörren Fastigheter AB

Syncron International AB


Société Générale SA Bankfilial Sverige

Travelport Sweden AB

Work highlights

  • Defending BVT against allegations of trade secret infringements.
  • Assisted global travel group Travelport with several reorganisations as part of its divestment exercise.
  • Advised Nordic Entertainment Group on the employment matters related to the creation of a new company to be listed on Nasdaq.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie provides employment expertise to its client roster of global corporates on public and private M&A transactions and share listings; highly praised counsel Johan Zetterström handles in-depth due diligence processes, restructurings, trade union consultations and redundancies. On the contentious side, practice head Sten Bauer was recently instructed to defend claims of wrongful dismissal. The team has also been notably active in internal investigations pertaining to misconduct allegations.

Practice head(s):

Sten Bauer


Very knowledgeable and approachable with a positive and can-do attitude.

We always receive a prompt and well-thought-out answers which are very helpful.

A very strong and solid team that has a fast response time with accurate information. Professional in their correspondence and extremely trustworthy.

It is clear that team is working actively on talent management, building legal knowledge and practice from senior to junior employees.

Sten Bauer is very experienced, professional and trustworthy. Positive and always with a smile.

Annahita Amini provides great coordination and always follows up with great support.

Sten Bauer is a true expert and has a very pragmatic approach to different issues. A highly skilled negotiator.

Sten Bauer is an excellent support for any legal matters to my company. He is fast in responding and is extremely professional, with expert knowledge.

From our first meeting with Johan Zetterström the level of commitment and engagement was outstanding. We really felt like our case was on top of the agenda and his availability was exceptional.

Sten Bauer takes excellent leadership of the team, setting a high-quality standard. He is a role model for the team by his legal knowledge, high energy, engagement and clear communication.

Johan Zetterström is a senior employee of Baker McKenzie with high legal knowledge and communication skills. I appreciate his energy and engagement, his strong negotiation skills and legal knowledge.

Key clients

Jones Lang LaSalle


Work highlights

  • Assisted Keesing Media Group with employment due diligence issues relating to its acquisition of Aller Media’s portfolio of crossword magazines.
  • Assisted Storytel with the employment elements of the company’s listing transfer from Spotlight to Nasdaq First North.
  • Conducted employment due diligence for Jetpak Top Holding on its listing on Nasdaq First North.

Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB, member of Ius Laboris

Boutique firm Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB, member of Ius Laboris handles the full range of employment matters including trade union negotiations, large-scale employment policy reviews, senior-level remuneration issues and disciplinary proceedings. Practice head Jenny Hellberg advises on terminations and transfers, while typical contentious instructions for the team include trade secrets litigation and misconduct proceedings. As a member of Ius Laboris, a global network of employment practices, the group also assists clients with cross-border matters including pensions law advice.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Hellberg


The Elmzell team is always very prompt to respond with very commercial, pragmatic advice that is easily digestible to a non-Swedish HR practitioner.

The Team is incredibly fast and pragmatic- we love to work with everyone personally.

Jenny Hellberg always provides accurate and on-time advice and she always demonstrates a really good understanding of the client’s business needs.

I work exclusively with Petter Wenehult, and have always found him to be highly professional whilst very personable. I find him very commercial and pragmatic, very quick to understand my business’ needs, and succinct and clear in terms of the various options available to us under Swedish law.

I would call out Jenny Hellberg and Sofia Lysén- with their counsel we have navigated our way through some rough seas! They are super responsive, open to how we may want to do things differently & are trusted advisors.

I primarily work with Jenny Hellberg. You can always count on her to respond on time and you always receive perfectly balanced advice with the situation and business needs of the client in mind.


With a diverse client base which includes leading technology and medtech names, Åsa Erlandsson and Henrik Kjellander head up Setterwalls’ employment team. The group handles employment disputes including senior-level termination challenges, trade union disputes and trade secrets litigation, while Erlandsson has a noteworthy practice in workplace environment matters including misconduct training and internal investigations. The team also provides advice to clients in the gig economy sectors including the IT, gaming and other entrepreneurial environments.


They go the extra mile for their client. Åsa Erlandsson is always quick to get back to us, always supportive and pragmatic.

Very good support with high availability and honest and direct advice.

Setterwalls is highly professional and analytical. Compared to other firms, they successfully keep deadlines and assist us even with very short notice.

Fantastic service and commitment. Experts with the ability to coach and improve their clients’ legal and negotiation skills.

Åsa Erlandsson is always humble, straight to the point, pragmatic and fun to work with. She is super fast in responding to problems, always available and very supportive. She educates us while providing services to us.

Both partners and associates at Setterwalls are highly engaged and available at our service anytime. They are really efficient with deadlines and eager to deliver results with high quality. We value deeply their exceptional case management and clear communication.

Åsa Erlandsson is a highly competent lawyer who supported our organisation in a reorganisation process where delicate issues concerning labour law was at hand. Her support was crucial for the smoothness of the process, as she emits knowledgeability and is a very safe hand to hold on to. She showed great availability with fast answers to our questions.

Approachable and business oriented with practical answers which help the client move forward securely and confidently.

Key clients


Meda AB/Mylan


The Central Bank of Sweden

The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

Wise Group


Hoist Finance AB


Strängbetong (Consolis Group)

Work highlights

  • Representing Caverion in several investigations and litigation concerning breaches of code of conduct including use of trade secrets.
  • Representing the Royal Institute of Technology in litigation regarding the termination of an associate professor. The litigation includes allegations of discrimination due to disability.
  • Acted for Solreneriet in a number of disputes with its main trade union.

Advokatfirman Schjødt

Jenny Jilmstad handles employment matters at Advokatfirman Schjødt, including reorganisations, employee transfers, redundancies, trade union consultations and other M&A-related matters. The client list of predominantly domestic corporates also instructs the team to handle collective bargaining negotiations, internal investigations, trade secrets disputes and unfair dismissal claims. Erik Danhard is now at Kanter Advokatbyrå KB.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Jilmstad


Our opinion is that the firm that stands for great professionalism and credibility. As an HR professional, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with this professional law firm!

I find it to be very competent with a lot of experience and knowledge.

Exceptional knowledge, expertise and experience in employment law.

Key clients

Intrum AB

Moderna Försäkringar AB

RaySearch Laboratories AB

Agila Doctor AB

Kamic Group AB

Aesop Sweden AB

Balkong Rutan AB

British Tourist Authority

Work highlights

  • Advised Alten Sverige on the employment aspects of its acquisition of IT company Beamon People.
  • Advised construction company Ramböll Sverige on the employment aspects of its acquisition of IT company RSM&CO.
  • Advised on the employment elements of real estate company NREP’s 50% divestment of its stake in Karlastaden Holding to Karlavagnstornet Holding.

Bird & Bird

The employment practice at Bird & Bird assists its tech-heavy client base with the full range of issues, from collective bargaining negotiations and post-M&A integrations to workplace environment policy, internal misconduct investigations and disciplinary procedures. Team head Katarina Åhlberg routinely advises on reorganisations and terminations, while counsel Ottilia Boström is noted for her expertise with pensions and remuneration issues, particularly in the financial services sector. The practice is also noted for its niche expertise in immigration matters, assisting employers with work permits, corporate establishments and taxation mandates.

Practice head(s):

Katarina Åhlberg


Katarina Åhlbeg is very professional and always replies quickly with high quality.

Ottilia Boström is very professional and describes the relevant issues in a quick and easy way.

They have great knowledge of labour law and they treat the customer well!

Key clients

Aerohive Networks



BT (British Telecom) Group



Hemsö Fastighets AB

Implement Consulting



Kraft Heinz

Lantmännen Group




Work highlights

  • Advised on employment regulatory issues arising from Lowell’s cross-border divestment of its Nordic payment business to Collector Bank.
  • Assisted DXC Technology with the integration of employees from acquired company EG.
  • Advised consumer good company Kavli on its acquisition of Verso Foods.

Advokatfirman Delphi

The employment practice at Advokatfirman Delphi is headed up by Magnus Berterud, who provides corporate employment advice on reorganisations, redundancies, contract transfers and trade union negotiations, and also handles the employment aspects of M&A transactions. The client roster is a mix of domestic and international corporate names, for which the team also provides assistance with internal misconduct investigations.

Practice head(s):

Magnus Berterud


Excellent responsiveness and clear pragmatic advice.

Magnus Berterud is always on-hand with pragmatic help and guidance.

Key clients

True Software Scandinavia AB – Truecaller

Doctors Without Borders

Sumitomo/ Aimo


Samsøe & Samsøe

NIBE Industrier AB

Wise Group

Soundtrack Your Brand

Micro Systemation AB 4

IGlobal Law UK

Work highlights

  • Providing employment law advice on a daily basis to Doctors Without Borders.
  • Providing advice on all areas of employment law on an ongoing basis to Aimo Solutions.

Eversheds Sutherland

Led by Per Westman and strengthened by the addition of Torbjörn Lindmark from MAQS Advokatbyrå, Eversheds Sutherland’s employment team provides advice on restructuring mandates and terminations, redundancy negotiations, trade union negotiations and senior management contract agreements including incentive programmes. The team also has expertise in pensions law and collective bargaining issues, cross-border transactional work and unfair dismissal disputes.

Practice head(s):

Per Westman; Torbjörn Lindmark

Key clients

Pernod Ricard Nordic

The Absolut Company

SF Studios

3M Svenska AB

Turkish Airlines

Flybe Group


Arm Sweden AB

Avery Dennison


Work highlights

  • Assisted IT company Arm Sweden with the employment aspects of its reorganisation.
  • Assisted Infinera Corporation with an employee reorganisation.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB ’s employment practice, which is led by Malmö-based Cecilia Kindgren-Bengtsson and Uppsala-based Anders Leijon, primarily provides advice on the employment elements of M&A transactions, as well as reorganisations and downsizings, collective bargaining agreements and permits for international workforces. Recent highlights on the contentious side included handling alleged breaches of non-solicitation clauses in the digital entertainment sector.


Has great knowledge and experience of labour law.

Agile, flexible and always ready for support.

We have been very happy with the support from Anders Leijon. Anders is a great listener and really takes the time to explain in such a manner that we really understand the issue at hand.

Robert Jukic Karlsson and Filip Malm are highly qualified and good at understanding our needs.

Key clients

Svenska Fönster AB

Tieto Corporation

Hoya Lens Sweden AB

WeWork Companies

Wangeskog Hyrcenter AB


Scan Global Logistics A/S

Q-Linea AB


Work highlights

  • Assisting Svenska Fönster with termination agreements, reorganisation issues, work environment issues and union negotiations.
  • Assisted Hoya Lens Sweden with reorganisational matters including union negotiations and termination processes.
  • Assisted WeWork Companies with employee background checks and establishing company policies.

Magnusson Advokatbyrå

Magnusson Advokatbyrå’s employment practice has a growing client base of mid-tier corporates across the IT, retail, financial services and automotive sectors. Team leaders Karolin Eklund and Magdalena Berg provide support on reorganisations, terminations, trade union consultations, M&A transactions, agreement draftings and the employment aspects of corporate expansions. The practice has recently acted in a number of employment disputes concerning trade secret and unfair dismissal claims.

Practice head(s):

Karolin Eklund; Magdalena Berg


The team is very understanding, experienced, accommodating and caring.

Key clients

Geomatikk Sverige AB

Secret Escapes



Flight Centre Travel Group

Intersolia Ltd

Geomatikk Sverige AB

Secret Escapes


Best Western Scandinavia

Work highlights

  • Advising Geomatikk Sverige on employment law matters concerning the ongoing expansion of its Nordic business.
  • Advising Sofigate on the employment law aspects of the merger of its Finnish subsidiaries including TUPE issues, union negotiations and re-negotiating approximately 250 employment contracts.
  • Representing Intersolia, a European chemical consultant company, in a trade secrets dispute against a number of private individuals and a newly started company.

MAQS Advokatbyrå

Gothenburg-based Lars Lövgren and Malmö-based Mats Nilsson lead the employment practice at MAQS Advokatbyrå, which assists a client roster of companies from a diverse range of industries with contract negotiations, employee transfers, dismissals and collective bargaining issues; the team also provides employment-related transactional support. Recent contentious mandates include non-compete and trade secret claims. Senior associate Maria Moberg is noted for her expertise in contract and trade union negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Lars Lövgren; Mats Nilsson

Key clients

Stampen Group

Cyan Racing AB

Trelleborgs FF

Automotive Components Floby AB

Jayway AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the transfer of 45 employees following Cede Group’s insolvency.
  • Assisted real estate company Sävebo with a review of its workplace environment processes and relevant documentation.
  • Assisting football club Trelleborgs FF with employment contracts for white collars and intermediary and transfer agreements for football players.

Morris Law

Morris Law’s employment practice has experienced notable expansion with the additions of Dan Bullarbo and Carl-Fredrik Hedenström from Setterwalls and Magnusson Advokatbyrå respectively, and the promotion of Martin Vildhede to the partnership, who now heads the practice. The team handles trade secret litigation, workforce reorganisations, retrenchment exercises, M&A due diligence and discrimination investigations. Clients stem from the automotive, engineering, IT and consumer electronics sectors.

Practice head(s):

Martin Vildhede


Dan Bullarbo has superior knowledge in employment law, is most stringent, totally fearless and fearsome to his opponents.

Martin Vildhede is diplomatic, strategic and has the capacity to fully appreciate a client’s real-life conditions and budgetary constraints.

Martin Vildhede is very professional, always very fast to reply, to the point and a good sparring partner.

Key clients





Copenhagen Malmö Port

Kongsberg Automotive



Bank of China

ZTE Corporation



Global Upside


Geomatikk Sverige


Peak Asset Management



Work highlights

  • Representing British engineering company IMI in a trade secret dispute against four former employees.
  • Handling Swedish labour matters for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles including reorganisations and retrenchment matters.
  • Handling Swedish labour law issues for Kongsberg Automotive.


As one of the leading M&A firms in the market, Roschier fields a robust employment group, with practice head Jenny Welander Wadström leading on in-depth due diligence investigations, employee reorganisations, senior management contractual negotiations and trade union consultations. The team also handles senior level terminations, breach of restrictive covenant disputes, trade secret litigation and internal misconduct investigations. The client list comprises domestic and international corporates and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Welander Wadström


A very good team that is collaborative and very knowledgeable. They work with utmost efficiency and excellent service.

This exceptional team is one of the best on the market.

We have a lot of confidence in their abilities and knowledge to navigate through difficult issues. They are a trusted partner!

Jenny Welander Wadström is very skilled, business oriented, timely and always delivers above expectations.

Jenny Welander Wadstrom provides consistently smart advice and detailed knowledge.

Elin Osbeck is an outstanding associate. In every step of the way, I could completely rely on her meeting the deadlines, even when those were on very short notice sometimes. On top of that, she has always been very polite and friendly. It is always a true pleasure working with her.

Key clients





Eltel AB


Stora Enso

Deutsche Bank AG



Work highlights

  • Handled the employment aspects of PayPal’s acquisition of iZettle.
  • Conducted in-depth due diligence, trade union negotiations and employee transfer work relating to Aleris’ divestment to Ambea.
  • Handled the employment aspects (including the drafting of senior employee agreements) for Aspia’s acquisition of tax consulting firm Skeppsbron Skatt.

Törngren Magnell & Partners Advokatfirma KB

Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell handles the full spectrum of employment issues, ranging from employment M&A, senior staff recruitment and pensions matters including contentious unpaid pensions applications to collective bargaining negotiations, transfers of undertakings and internal restructurings. Practice head Anna Jerndorf is a go-to name for misconduct investigations and other #MeToo advisory issues. Other contentious mandates include wrongful termination disputes, trade secret claims and non-competition litigation. The team also recently handled a number of large-scale terminations.

Practice head(s):

Anna Jerndorf


The firm builds very strong long-term customer relationships.

Has a strong competence of the subject matter and the ability to be an advisor, as opposed to just doing what is asked.

Anna Jendorf and her team have high analytical skills, excellent labour law skills and are very responsive and very service minded.

Key clients

Eolus Vind

Otsuka Pharma Europe


Gilead Sciences

Hafa Bathroom Group

Team Olivia Group


Hemfosa Fastigheter

H&H Group

Bharat Forge Kilsta

Swedish Pelican Self Storage AB

The Swedish Construction Federation




Work highlights

  • Defending NRC Group in a wrongful termination dispute.
  • Handling the transfer of undertakings and other employment matters arising from Hemfosa Fastigheter’s numerous acquisitions.
  • Handled the employment issues for Norvestor VII’s acquisition of Xllnc Group.


Jakob Bernander and Jörgen Larsson jointly lead Wistrand’s employment practice, which attracts praise from its client base of mid-tier domestic and international corporates for handling the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Alongside handling the employment elements of M&A transactions, the team also acts in trade secret litigation, disputes concerning collective bargaining agreements, employee contract drafting issues, reorganisations and terminations. Key areas of expertise span the construction, media, healthcare and technology sectors.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Bernander; Jörgen Larsson


Delivers with excellent skill and speed.

Jakob Bernander has deep knowledge and I feel he can address all aspects of employment law.’

Jakob Bernander is very skilled in labour law and practice.

Jakob Bernander is quick, professional and flexible.

Work highlights

  • Handling a number of contentious matters for the Swedish Construction Federation regarding the interpretation of collective bargain agreements in the construction sector.

EY Law

As EY Law’s global labour and employment head, Paula Hogéus handles the Swedish aspects of multi jurisdictional transactions and workforce transformations. Typical mandates for the team include M&A due diligence issues, HR restructurings, incentive scheme implementations, risk management assessments and redundancy exercises. Clients originate from the fintech, telecoms, IT and consumer goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Paula Hogéus


With an international corporate client base, the employment practice at Hammarskiöld handles cross-border issues involving workforce reorganisations, terminations, trade union consultations including recent strike issues in the airline sector, and contract and policy drafting. Practice co-heads Erik Löfwall and Thomas Lindqvist are key contacts and have notable expertise in implementing whistleblowing systems and policies for global companies.

Practice head(s):

Erik Löfwall; Thomas Lindqvist


They are keen to understand our business and strategy. Advice is always commercial and pragmatic and fees are reasonable and justified.

They are very devoted to the task and want to perform for the best results. I have very high faith in their capabilities and thoroughness.

Erik Löfwall is availability any time of day, willing to assist in all areas and understanding of our needs.

Sandra Kaznova has a no nonsense, commercial attitude. She is keen to fight for us.

Key clients

Pearson Group plc

Citi bank


Ahlstrom Munksjö Oy



BTI Studios


Bauer Media Group

Zmarta Group



Photon L Nordics AB

China Telecom

Armstrong Worldwide Industries

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Hannover RE Group

Carpenter Co.

Ironman Inc.

Plagazi AB

Work highlights

  • Advised British Midland Regional on a workforce reduction exercise.
  • Advised Plagazi on various employment matters including salary compensation claims by former temporary employees.
  • Assisting Citibank with trade union negotiations, employment disputes and terminations.

Hellström Law

Hellström Law provides ongoing employment advice to a diverse range of clients in the consumer goods, maintenance, engineering and IT sectors. Practice head Johan Karlman advises on employment and HR contracts, union consultations, redundancies and management reorganisations. Anna Fernqvist Svensson applies her GDPR expertise to employment mandates, while Natalie Franke handles internal misconduct investigations. The team also provides corporate advisory support on M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Johan Karlman


The team provides commercially practical advice which is easy to understand.

The firm is pragmatic and commercially sound.

Key clients

Luxottica Nordic AB

Monster Energy Europe Ltd

L & T Technology Services Ltd

Genesys Telecommunications AB

Ooyala AB

Visual Art Sweden AB

Vacse AB

Globgro AB

Rexel AB

Allianceplus AB

Klarahill AB

Verahill AB

Skultuna Flexible AB

Hilton Foods Ltd

Stiftelsen Vidarkliniken

Strukturinvest Fondkommission(FK) AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted electronics supplier Rexel with the reorganisation of its management team.
  • Handled union consultations relating to IT company Ooyala Global’s subsidiary sale to Invidi Technology Corporation.
  • Assisted manufacturing company Skultuna Flexible with redundancy procedures.

Ramberg Advokater

Fredrika Skoog is the main point of contact for employment law at Ramberg Advokater. The team specialises in reorganisations, outsourcings, union consultations, pensions issues and incentive scheme work.

Practice head(s):

Fredrika Skoog

Wesslau Söderqvist Advokatbyrå

At Wesslau Söderqvist Advokatbyrå, human resources expert Jessica Stålhammar, who is based in Helsingborg, advises on the full range of employment matters including collective and individual redundancies, outsourcing mandates, policy implementation and trade secret disputes and other contentious issues. Martin Bergander and Anders Ripp are also key contacts.

White & Case Advokat AB

White & Case Advokat AB handles core employment issues for a roster of domestic and international clients, including cross-border M&A mandates, trade union consultations, reorganisations, redundancies and multi jurisdictional workforce contract negotiations. Fredrik Schultz and Henrik Wireklint, who co-head the practice, also represent clients in disputes concerning non-compete clauses and misconduct allegations.