Employment in Sweden

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s growing employment practice handles a wide range of matters, including wrongful dismissals and redundancy disputes. Notably, the team has recently acted in a novel case concerning the employment status of a temporary worker contracted through a third party, with a key impact on the emerging gig economy. Practice head Robert Stromberg has considerable experience advising on matters arising out of major transactions and outsourcings. Capital markets expert Fredrik Lundén specialises in share-related incentive plans, and Malin Dunér is the key name at senior associate level. Jens Tillqvist left to establish his own practice.

Practice head(s):

Robert Stromberg

Other key lawyers:

Fredrik Lundén; Malin Dunér


‘They always work in teams to be able to answer clients quickly, and are also always available.’

‘They are very competent in labour law and in various business areas.’

‘The team is prompt in their replies and gives clear answers.’

‘They are professional and communicate clearly and quickly.’

Key clients

Foodora AB

The Swedish Installation Federation and its members Assemblin AB and FineWeld Sverige AB

Manpower AB and Manpower Matchning AB

Ankorstore SAS and Ankorstore Sweden AB

Medley Holding AB

Norteam AB

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling’s employment and pensions practice regularly advises major domestic and international companies on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters. The department has real strength in handling the employment aspects of M&A deals, benefiting from collaboration with lawyers in the firm’s tax, compliance, and M&A teams. With more than 25 years of experience, Stockholm and Gothenburg-based Henric Diefke leads the team. Senior adviser Anders Nordström is an expert litigator, while Tobias Normann’s broad practice covers redundancy disputes, dismissals, workplace investigations, pension issues, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. Charlotte Demegård focuses on union consultations, management contracts, and remuneration and incentives issues.

Practice head(s):

Henric Diefke

Other key lawyers:

Anders Nordström; Charlotte Demegård; Tobias Normann


‘The employment team at Mannheimer Swartling provides clear, pragmatic and well-structured guidance. The team focuses on real risks and can adopt a business-minded approach in line with their clients’ best interests.’ 

‘Henrik Diefke is best in class for commercial, succinct advice.’ 

‘Henric Diefke and Tobias Normann stand out for combining profound and deep legal knowledge with business acumen, speed and transparency.’

‘Tobias Normann is one of the best lawyers in this field. He is structured, provides fast and pragmatic advice, and is always up to date on the latest changes in legislation and case law. He takes a lot of time to understand his clients’ businesses in order to provide the best possible advice.’

‘Henric Diefke, Tobias Normann and Anders Nordström are all brilliant employment lawyers.’

‘The availability of Tobias Normann is unequalled. He is an exceptional employment lawyer that always delivers an outstanding work product and provides to-the-point legal advice which is useful and easy to understand.’

‘Mannheimer offers a very diverse team with equally competent lawyers across the board. Everyone is up to speed on the relevant matters and know their subject of employment law very well. The clear, to-the-point legal advice provided is unmatched by other firms.’

‘The team has a strong client focus with a view to finding practical solutions rather than lengthy theoretical discussions. They offer very speedy and useful advice.’

Key clients

Volvo Cars




Electrolux, Electrolux Professional



Lear Corporation

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Bolt Services AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Instabox, a Swedish-founded last-mile logistics/tech start-up, on a rare “merger of equals” with competitor Budbee, to form the combined company Instabee with a valuation of $1.8bn.
  • Acting for Columbus Global Danmark A/S in multiple larger disputes concerning unlawful competition and misappropriation of trade secrets by former shareholders and employees.
  • Representing Bolt in a dispute against the Swedish Work Environment Authority. The dispute involves legal assessments and strategic decisions regarding legal classification of platform workers.

Advokatfirman Vinge

Advokatfirman Vinge’s employment team, jointly led by Fredrik Dahl in Stockholm, Yohanna Öhrnegård in Gothenburg and Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp in Malmö, advises major clients, including domestic and international companies and banks, on a wide variety of matters, with an especially strong reputation for handling cross-border cases as well as investigations. Dahl focuses on M&A-related matters, reorganisations and strategic management advice, while Åsa Gotthardsson often works with HR professionals, management teams, and boards of directors. Öhrnegård regularly appears before Swedish courts and arbitration tribunals, with notable experience in trade secrets cases, and Jerntrop specialises in reorganisations, rehabilitation matters, M&A, and C-suite management advice.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Dahl; Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp; Yohanna Öhrnegård

Other key lawyers:

Åsa Gotthardsson; Daniel Melander Björner


‘Vinge puts together well-balanced teams when it comes to experience and seniority, which leads to cost-effective projects. Further, the advice they give is always easy to understand and connected to reality.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård stands out for her excellent people skills combined with intelligence and competence. She is impressive in court.’

‘Åsa Gothardsson is very thoughtful, strategic, and knowledgeable with a great commercial mindset. She is a really good sounding board and a trusted advisor.’

‘Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp and senior associate Daniel Melander Björner are extremely responsive and to the point, with a great understanding for the underlying business values in different matters.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård is arguably the best labour law counsel in Sweden.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård is an excellent litigator and very strategic and knowledgeable. Fredrik Dahl has a world of experience under his belt.’

‘The best labour law experts in Sweden.’

‘The team stands out for its quality and experience.’

Key clients

VR Group/Arriva

Klarna Bank AB

SGDS Gruppen AB

Work highlights

  • Advised a Swedish and international account payable automation company on its group internal merger.
  • Acted for VR Group in removing the managing director in its newly divested company Arriva, the largest Swedish railway company previously owned by Arriva Ltd.
  • Assisted Klarna Bank with a number of matters, including a headcount reduction where – in Sweden – some 300 employees were offered an exit package.

DLA Piper Sweden

DLA Piper Sweden’s employment team advises a number of major clients in relation to a wide range of matters and boasts niche expertise operating at the intersection of employment and data privacy law. Practice co-head Björn Rustare has considerable experience in handling reorganisations, management agreements, incentive structures, and trade union relations, as well as in employment issues arising out of business transfers and M&A deals. Co-head Johan Zetterström advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of matters, focusing on reorganisations, individual terminations, and collective redundancies.


‘The employment law team at DLA Piper is an extremely competent team. They are always able to quickly grasp the core interests of clients and from there tailor their advice in order to find the best possible solution.’

‘Björn Rustare’s broad experience, including in-house, gives him great business acumen and understanding, which is paired with solid employment law knowledge. This combination makes for quality, practical and very useful “hands-on” advice.’

‘Johan Zetterström is an exceptional lawyer and adviser.’

‘Björn Rustare always delivers as promised and beyond. He is always dedicated to delivering high-quality answers and he is solid and diligent and can quickly grasp what the core issue is and what would be suitable advice for the specific situation.’

‘Johan Zetterström has the ability to describe complex legal challenges in a simple way. He drives cases forward purposefully and keeps clients fully updated on an ongoing basis. Johan has great expertise but never uses it to gain an advantage in dialogues with clients, but is always consultative and shares his knowledge. In disputes, he is sharp, clear and very professional. He also has the valuable ability to understand businesses and how his legal knowledge contributes to the whole commercial situation.’

‘Björn Rustare is Sweden’s leading employment lawyer. He supports clients and offers practical advice.’ 

‘They have extensive knowledge in their field as well as the ability to put it into practice for the benefit of a client’s entire business. Everyone at DLA Piper is quick to respond to emails, easily accessible, solution-focused and has the ability to always give us the best advice. They are always careful to describe how the process will go forward and what is expected of clients. This creates an open and constructive working climate.’

‘A great team with a wide bench.’

Key clients


Voi Technology AB


Work highlights

  • Advised EQT on various matters related to investments, senior advisers and executives, policies, procedures and more.
  • Advised Voi Technology AB on employment law-related matters in 10+ European jurisdictions and also in the US.
  • Advised TikTok on all employment law aspects related to its expansion in the Nordic region.

Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB, member of Ius Laboris

Specialist employment firm Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB, member of Ius Laboris is an established presence in the field, regularly receiving instructions in relation to HR and employment policies, disciplinary measures, trade union negotiations, and employee terminations, among other issues. HR expert Jenny Hellberg, who has notable experience advising domestic and international companies, leads the team. Petter Wenehult’s broad practice covers HR litigation, restructurings, investigations, global mobility issues, and whistleblowing cases; he leads the firm’s immigration and global mobility department.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Hellberg; Petter Wenehult

Other key lawyers:

Annika Aus; Knut Elmstedt


‘The difference lies in their attentiveness, availability, extremely quick response times, and their professionalism.’

‘Jenny Hellberg is very experienced, focused and precise. Petter Wenehult offers very accurate advice.’

‘Petter Wenehult and associate Annika Aus are both very professional and competent. They are able to form strong relationships and give quick and accurate advice when consulted.’

Key clients


CME Group


Qualitative and Quantitative Fieldwork Service (QQFS) AB



Kaunis Iron

Work highlights

  • Representing Consid in several court disputes regarding vacation pay claims and breach of non-solicitation clauses.
  • Assisted a company and its legal department during 2022 and 2023 in drafting employment, staffing and consultancy agreements as well as restrictive covenants and employment related IP-clauses.
  • Assisted a company in relation to drafting agreements and the recruitment of executives, as well as reorganisations and general HR-related advice.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s employment practice offers considerable combined expertise across a wide range of matters. Cecilia Kindgren-Bengtsson in Malmö, who has particular expertise in reorganisations, redundancies and work environment offences, leads the team alongside Anders Leijon in Uppsala, whose broad practice covers HR audits, TUPE issues, pensions and incentive schemes, trade secrets work, and investigations into harassment and discrimination. Magnus Löfving in Gothenburg advises domestic and international corporate clients on a variety of matters, specialising in redundancy and reorganisation mandates, where he combines his employment and insolvency expertise. Ottilia Boström in Stockholm is a key contact, with recent experience in incentives and whistleblowing cases.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Kindgren-Bengtsson; Anders Leijon

Other key lawyers:

Anna Juhlin; Magnus Löfving; Ottilia Boström; Staffan Brandt


‘They are knowledgeable, trustworthy, and tell you how it actually is, not what you want to hear.’

‘Cecilia Kindgren-Bengtsson’s experience is undisputable, having worked both from the employee and employer side for many years. Her seniority and track record is great. Anna Juhlin combines her extensive knowledge of labour law with her experience as a judge and is very skilled in writing legal documents. Staffan Brandt has built a great team in Malmö and has the varied business knowledge to be able to put together the best team for each case.’ 

‘Anders Leijon is a highly professional and trusted advisor with a high degree of labour law expertise. He always gives a professional service and responds quickly. His advice is always clear and pragmatic. He is also nice and fun to cooperate with.’

‘Anna Juhlin is a great lawyer.’

‘Lindahl’s team has the capability and bench strength to cover all aspects of complicated cases. They have very senior experts and former judges that are very experienced from “the other side of the bench”.’

‘They offer legal expertise, a professional service and quick responses. The advice they give is also pragmatic.’

‘A great team.’

Key clients

TietoEvry Corp.

Gamla Uppsala Buss AB

ELON Group Holding AB

Green Cargo AB



A.M.A. Sports Agency AB

Suir Engineering Sweden AB

Vellinge municipality

Beijer Tech AB

Work highlights

  • Representing M3CS AB in court proceedings where the counterparty, Columbus Sweden AB, is claiming damages of SEK57m based on allegations that M3CS AB has benefitted from allegedly disloyal acts committed by previous employees of Columbus Sweden AB, and that M3CS AB has used company secrets of Columbus.
  • Represented Green Cargo AB during the police investigation and in court, concerning work environment regulations breaches.
  • Assisting Beijer Tech AB on an ongoing basis especially related to M&A activities.

Morris Law

Morris Law’s employment team handles a wide variety of mandates, particularly in the gaming, auto, engineering, retail, IT and real estate sectors. The practice is well known for advising on mass redundancies arising in the context of corporation reorganisations as well as handling trade union negotiations. Gothenburg-based practice head Martin Vildhede specialises in mass redundancy cases as well as terminations and trade secrets cases. Roger Wier, also in Gothenburg, advises domestic and overseas companies on contentious and non-contentious employment issues, including those concerning M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Martin Vildhede

Other key lawyers:

Ana Ferreira Rodrigues; Roger Wier


‘The team at Morris Law demonstrates a unique blend of legal expertise, commitment, and innovation that sets them apart.’

‘Martin Vildhede understands what clients are trying to do. He is very responsive and always finds time to help out each and every client, no matter how big or small.’

‘Martin Vildhede is a calm, confident, and professional negotiator. He is humble, senses the atmosphere in a room and is able to make even the toughest of negotiations a comfortable experience thanks to his communication skills. He always clarifies expectations of parties and presents a clear agenda and sticks to it. He delivers to a high standard in a timely manner.’

‘Ana Ferreira Rodrigues brings a fresh perspective to every case and is known for her innovative approach to solving legal challenges.’

‘Martin Vildhede is outstanding. What sets him apart from competitors is his unwavering dedication to client success and his exceptional legal expertise.’

‘Martin Vildhede has a unique ability to dissect complex legal issues and provide practical solutions. His attention to detail and commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for clients is truly commendable. He also has genuine concern for this clients.’

‘They have a very customer-centric approach that is professional at the same time.’

‘Morris Law has a strong commitment to client success. They have a deep understanding of employment law intricacies and consistently provide practical solutions that yield positive results. This practical approach, combined with their successful track record, is impressive.’

Key clients

China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT)

Carbon Cloud



Kongsberg Automotive

Vogue Scandinavia


Lois Jeans (Los Hermanos Azules B.V.)


Hyundai Welding

Work highlights

  • Assisted CarbonCloud with an extensive reorganisation, resulting in a 20% reduction of its total workforce.
  • Providing ongoing labour law advice to Kongsberg Automotive in Sweden on all employment law matters, including acting in an ongoing patent compensation dispute.
  • Acted for China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB in an extensive employment termination dispute.


Roschier’s employment team in Stockholm regularly handles the employment aspects of transactional matters as well as investigations involving alleged discrimination, harassment, misconduct and non-compete covenant violations, among other issues. Practice head Jenny Welander Wadström has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including M&A and restructuring-related work and collective and individual termination disputes. Senior associate Peder Boström advises on trade union and collective bargaining negotiations, reorganisations, and terminations, while Elin Osbeck, also a senior associate, specialises in discrimination and harassment matters.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Welander Wadström

Other key lawyers:

Peder Boström; Elin Osbeck


‘This team is fantastic – very knowledgeable and very responsive.’

‘Jenny Welander Wadström is amazing. She is always available and always helpful.’

‘Peder Boström is analytical and informative.’

‘Elin Osbeck knows the legal framework very well but comes with practical solutions and is able to give advice “on the fly”.’

‘The team takes a practical and commercial point of view and balances it well in relation to legal matters.’

Key clients






Brunswick Real Estate


Clear Channel

Food Folk (McDonalds)

Gate Gourmet

IK Partners

Lassila & Tikanoja




Philip Morris

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Scania Sverige

Solör Bioenergi



Work highlights

  • Advising ASSA ABLOY on an ongoing basis on various employment matters. Recent matters include senior executive matters, assisting in negotiations with the ASSA ABLOY’s unions and legal considerations in relation to termination matters.
  • Assisted Solör Bioenergi Fjärrvärme AB with the transfer of employees from the recent acquisition of Lantmännen Agrovärme by Solör Bioenergi Fjärrvärme AB and in negotiations relating to a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Assisted Bonnier with due diligence in relation to its recommended public offer to the shareholders of Readly International AB to tender all shares in Readly to Bonnier News.


Setterwalls’ employment practice advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including the employment aspects of M&A transactions as well as harassment and discrimination claims. Stockholm-based Åsa Erlandsson, who has extensive experience advising domestic and international companies, leads the team alongside Henrik Kjellander, also in Stockholm, whose practice spans terminations, TUPE issues, and trade secrets cases. Emmelie Tedfelt, who is particularly strong on trade secrets and IP matters, oversees the Gothenburg office. Senior associate Jenny Söberg in Malmö plays a key role in the team, specialising in restructurings, redundancies, collective bargaining negotiations, and TUPE work, as well as compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Åsa Erlandsson; Henrik Kjellander

Other key lawyers:

Emmelie Tedfelt; Jenny Söberg


‘Setterwalls is a modern firm with a forward-thinking approach that offers excellent service.’

‘The Setterwalls team stands apart for their prompt, concise and collaborative approach to providing legal services. They offer fast, accurate, thorough and practical guidance no matter what.’ 

‘Åsa Erlandsson is one of the best employment lawyers around. With her long experience she can advise on all aspects of employment law, with a practical approach as well.’

‘Åsa Erlandsson is outstanding both as a person and as a lawyer. She creates trust and is very clear and straightforward in her communication. She is a good listener, easy to understand, and has a brave approach as well as a good sense of humor.’

‘Åsa Erlandsson has a unique ability to quickly analyse issues and assign the right resources, which is cost-effective for clients.’

‘Åsa Erlandsson is experienced, wise and has a special ability to make clients feel safe despite the often difficult questions under investigation.’

‘The team is reliable, fast, and has a strong understanding of business and legal cases. They sort out what is relevant from what is not.’

Key clients


Workforce Logiq

Savills Sweden


The Central Bank of Sweden

Region Stockholm/Karolinska University Hospital

TM & Partners

TM & Partners’ labour and employment practice offers a comprehensive service ranging from transactional work through to disputes. Practice head Anna Jerndorf boasts more than two decades of experience handling internal investigations, trades secrets work, non-compete agreements, trade union negotiations, redundancies, and benefits issues. Senior associate Carl Östlund advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions as well as redundancies, union negotiations, and terminations, and Daniel Åstrand, also a senior associate, focuses on investigations and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Anna Jerndorf

Other key lawyers:

Carl Östlund; Daniel Åstrand


‘The team’s knowledge is incredibly extensive and their ability to constantly work close to clients’ operational reality makes them unique. They are always up to date and make clients feel safe and relaxed.’

‘Anna Jerndorf is always 100% committed and makes clients feel like her most important customer. She is thorough and always gives that little extra. She is the best employment lawyer in Sweden.’

‘A group of highly professional lawyers.’

‘They are very efficient in communication and knowledgeable. They are also friendly, helpful and get straight to the point.’

Key clients

Air Liquide Biogas Solution Europe

Bharat Forge

Eolus Vind

Hidden Harbor Capital Partner Holdings

Lincoln Electric Group


Otsuka Pharma Europe


Posti Group

Team Olivia




Work highlights

  • Advised Hidden Harbor Capital Partner Holdings on all Swedish employment law aspects of its acquisition of Dayco.
  • Advised NASDAQ-listed Lincoln Electric Group on all Swedish law aspects of the implementation of a European Works Council within the group, covering 13 European countries.
  • Advised Veranex on all Swedish employment law aspects of its acquisition of Devicia and Clarvin together with their affiliated companies Kickfile, Lea Group and Limulus Bio.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s employment practice in Stockholm advises domestic and international clients on a range of matters, with a particularly strong reputation for handling the employment issues arising out of M&A deals. Senior associate Margarita Kozlov, whose broad practice includes employment benefits and restructuring work, leads the team alongside Ida Cederborg, who has experience in business transfers, recruitments and terminations. Experienced M&A lawyer Sten Bauer continues to play a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

Margarita Kozlov; Ida Cederborg

Other key lawyers:

Sten Bauer


‘The team has great cross-border capabilities and a strong international network.’

‘Sten Bauer has a calm and analytical mind that helps the team a lot.’

‘Margarita Kozlov has outstanding knowledge and experience which she turns into easy-to-understand advice in complex (and some times emotional) situations. She does not leave you in doubt as to what is to be done and is to be trusted with business-critical decisions.’

Key clients

Jones Lang LaSalle

Dun & Bradstreet

FSN Capital / Håndverksgruppen

Nalka Invest

FSN Capital GP V Limited

Accent Equity Partners


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) / Haleon plc

Mirovia AB

Magna International

Sika AG

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal adviser to Håndverksgruppen in connection with a number of acquisitions of Swedish surface treatment companies.
  • Advised Mirovia AB on the acquisitions of Rebendo AB, IT-Huset, Cloudgruppen, Repona and Top Fuel.
  • Acted as legal adviser to Biovica International AB on its preferential rights issue.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s employment team handles a wide range of matters, particularly those concerning workforce restructurings and workplace harassment issues. Practice head Katarina Åhlberg has over 20 years of experience in the field and is especially well known for offering strategic advice in relation to executive contracts, compensation and benefits, pensions, restructurings, and acquisitions; she is particularly active in the retail and life sciences sectors. Senior associate Dasha Arntyr is a key contact, specialising in restructurings and TUPE issues.

Practice head(s):

Katarina Åhlberg

Other key lawyers:

Dasha Arntyr


‘The firm is able to conduct multijurisdictional projects, maintaining a uniform approach with very good coordination and alignment among team members. They also understand a company’s needs and communicate with clients regularly.’

‘Katarina Åhlberg is both a very good team leader and a great lawyer, knowing when to step in and when she can trust her team members with a matter.’

‘A business-friendly and reactive team that really makes the effort to understand their clients’ businesses and also offers good availability.’

‘Available and precise in their answers.’

Key clients

10 Chambers






Unit 4

Corvia Ltd (Trading as Ticketer)

Gangsters Post AB

Work highlights

  • Advised 10 Chambers (part of Tencent) on day-to-day employment law matters, employee data protection matters, as well as in relation to applications for work permits of new game designers.
  • Acting for DXC Technology on all Swedish employment law related matters.
  • Advised Mitsubishi in connection with a restructuring.

CMS Wistrand

CMS Wistrand’s employment practice is particularly strong at handling the employment aspects of M&A transactions as well as cases concerning collective bargaining agreements and trade secrets, especially in the construction sector. Jakob Bernander leads the Stockholm team and has experience advising domestic and international clients on transactions, reorganisations, TUPE issues, and dismissals. Jörgen Larsson, who focuses on trade secrets infringements, collective bargaining agreements, and regulatory issues, oversees the Gothenburg office alongside Maria Kosteska Fägerquist, whose practice covers trade union negotiations, TUPE work, dismissals, and work environment matters.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Bernander; Jörgen Larsson; Maria Kosteska Fägerquist


‘Their commitment and professionalism is outstanding and the work they produce is of a high quality. The communication style is also very pleasant.’

‘Jörgen Larsson is a standout performer in the area when it comes to understanding the Swedish labour market and its international ties. One thing that clearly separates him from others is his deep understanding of the implications of the practice of collective bargaining agreements in the Swedish market. He understands how this is put into practice on an operational level in an organisation.’

‘Jörgen Larsson and Maria Kosteska Fägerquist are outstanding employment lawyers, both very professional and friendly.’

‘A strong team with excellent response times.’

‘The team acts professionally and has very deep and broad competence within their areas of expertise. They also have efficient working methods.’

‘Their individuals act professionally and efficiently and have great knowledge in their respective fields.’

Key clients

Swedish Construction Federation

Nordic Choice Hotels

Work highlights

  • Representing the Swedish Construction Federation in a number of disputes with the Swedish trade union Byggnads concerning collective bargaining agreements.
  • Regularly assisting Nordic Choice Hotels with general employment matters and also work environment matters.


Boutique firm edpLaw offers considerable combined expertise across a wide range of employment law matters. Dino Kalamujic, who has notable experience handling employment law matters for major clients, including in the insurance sector, leads the team; he advises in relation to reorganisations, terminations, TUPE transfers and compliance issues. Johan Sundberg’s broad practice covers terminations, trade secrets, and non-solicitation mandates.

Practice head(s):

Dino Kalamujic

Other key lawyers:

Johan Sundberg


‘The team delivers the most reliable and high-quality advice of all boutique employment law firms in Sweden in both disputes and transactional employment advice.’

‘Dino Kalamujic is one of the most responsive and service-minded lawyers around. He is agile and makes difficult subjects seem easy.’

‘Johan Sundberg is outstanding within both employment law and GDPR.’

‘Dino Kalamujic is very dedicated to his work and clients, constantly delivering advice of the highest quality. Very few on the Swedish market can match him when it comes to providing advice and understanding clients’ needs and business.’

‘Dino Kalamujic demonstrates all the criteria a good legal business partner should have. He is accessible, pleasant, and knowledgeable. His calmness and professionalism make it a pleasure to work with him.’

‘Dino Kalamujic is fantastic within employment law and he is willing to go the extra mile for clients to make sure that the matter is handled in the best possible way and to make sure that the client is happy.’

‘A highly dynamic and committed team that takes command of legal issues. They are flexible, likeable and informal when appropriate.’

‘All their lawyers have vast experience and are widely recognised within their field of work.’

Key clients

Länsförsäkringar AB

Rituals Cosmetics Sweden AB

SaveLend Group AB

IntraMedic AB

Floatel International AB

Infomedia Sweden AB


Quorn Foods

Wipro Limited

The Swedish employer organization Arbetsgivaralliansen

BNP Paribas bank

Temperature Sensitive Solutions Systems Sweden AB

Lysa AB

The Swedish Equality Ombudsman (DO)

Advania Sverige AB

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling AB

Stockwik Förvaltning AB

Enstar AB

Nordiska Kreditmarknadsaktiebolaget

Horten Advokataktieselskab

Dottir Attorneys

Infobric AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Länsförsäkringar on a broad range of matters, including relating to strategic issues in connection with employment and compliance matters.
  • Advising Stockwik and its group companies on complex employment matters e.g. terminations, claims, negations, compliance and strategic advice.
  • Representing the employer organisation Arbetsgivaralliansen’s member companies in court disputes regarding terminations.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s human resources practice primarily handles the employment aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings, in addition to acting in a variety of contentious claims. Torbjörn Lindmark, who has experience advising domestic and international clients on M&A-related employment and pensions law, management agreements, and incentives, leads the team alongside Per Westman, who focuses on reorganisations and cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Per Westman; Torbjörn Lindmark


‘A responsive and friendly team that is knowledgeable and commercially focused.’

‘They are able to translate Swedish employment law issues for the benefit of non-experts and also take into account clients’ commercial situation and needs.’

Key clients

AB Svensk Filmindustri/SF Studios

Pernod Ricard

The Absolut Company

3M Svenska AB

NTG/Ebrex Sweden AB

CSAM Health

Avery Dennison

The Watches of Switzerland Group





Astra Zeneca


Russell Reynolds

Mercuri Urval

LINK Medical

Forssander Sonander Advokat

Charlotte Forssander at Forssander Sonander Advokat provides the full range of employment law services to both employers and employees, including in connection with trade union negotiations and executive terminations. She focuses on contentious matters, with particular strength in trade secret infringement and other breach of loyalty cases, and leverages her experience practicing in the US to advise international companies with operations in Sweden.

Practice head(s):

Charlotte Forssander


‘Charlotte Forssander is very skilled. She has the perfect combination of being highly qualified yet human and humble in her approach. She leaves absolutely nothing to chance and the quality of her work is very good.’

‘Charlotte Forssander is easy to communicate with, gives clear and solid advice and is professional and exceptionally nice to work with.’

‘Charlotte Forssander is very down to earth and straight talking. She listens and is empathetic when shes needs be but is also firm when it is called for. She is able to understand the concerns and circumstances of clients’ and meld that to a legal approach.’

Key clients

LogicMonitor Inc.

Change the Agency AB

Forsman & Bodenfors AB

Beauty Icons AB

Got Your Back AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted LogicMonitor Inc. with closing down its operations in Sweden. The work has entailed strategic planning and trade union consultations with several trade unions.
  • Supported a former infrastructure company CFO in negotiations with her employer regarding finding a mutually acceptable separation agreement.
  • Assisted Forsman & Bodenfors AB with strategic advice and hands-on union consultations.

Magnusson Sweden

Magnusson Sweden’s employment practice assists domestic and international clients with a wide variety of matters, including day-to-day labour law issues, the employment law aspects of mergers and restructurings, restrictive covenants, terminations, and redundancies. Magdalena Berg, who specialises in arbitration and litigation proceedings concerning terminations and trade secrets, leads the practice. Associate Christina Säll plays an important role in the team, advising on short-time work allowance, TUPE, and terminations, among other issues.

Practice head(s):

Magdalena Berg

Other key lawyers:

Christina Säll


‘Magdalena Berg is a smart and savvy lawyer.’

‘Magnusson is a good and reliable firm.’

Key clients

Intersolia Ltd

Nordiska Galleriet


Varbergs Bostadsaktiebolag

Work highlights

  • Advised Xiaomi on several HR-related matters, inclusive internal investigations.
  • Advised Varbergs Bostadsaktiebolag on day-to-day employment law matters.
  • Advised Nordiska Galleriet on various employment issues, including management incentives.

Advokatfirman Schjødt

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s employment and pensions team in Stockholm, which is part of the firm’s integrated Swedish/Norwegian practice group, handles a wide range of matters, including those involving redundancies, transfers of employees, and trade secrets protection issues. Jenny Jilmstad has over 25 years’ experience advising domestic and international clients on reorganisations, trade union negotiations, whistleblowing claims, terminations, and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Johan Hörnberg has notable experience in M&A, TUPE transfers and reorganisations, among other areas.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Jilmstad

Other key lawyers:

Johan Hörnberg; Sandra Nilsson


‘The team always provides quick and professional responses in a way that is clear and understandable.’

‘Jenny Jilmstad and Sandra Nilsson are really strong professionals, with broad experience and know-how. They are also both pleasant to work with.’

‘A highly skilled and diverse team. They are also a parent-friendly employer, which is not so common in the business.’

‘Sandra Nilsson combines in-depth knowledge with a unique ability to build trust and confidence in clients. She has the ability to explain complex legal matters in a way that is understandable for lay people and is a rock in emotionally challenging cases.’

‘A knowledgeable team with great experience that provides practical guidance swiftly and in a professional manner. If necessary, they provide deep insights in the actual legislation and case law.’

‘They are able to give advice on complex issues and manage to do so pragmatically. They also have the courage to give clear recommendations and they both understand business challenges and an employer’s perspective. Their approach reflects a strong and robust knowledge base, which is also reflected in their ability to apply or give the obvious answers.’

Key clients





Solera Sweden

Kamic Group

UnitedLex Sweden

Neoen Renewables

RaySearch Laboratories

Resolution Games

Avalanche Studios

Paradox Interactive

Work highlights

  • Advised Intrum AB on day-to-day employment law advice including a special focus on management compensations & incentives.
  • Advised Resolution Games on setting up employment law documents and procedures and other employment issues such as reorganisations, discrimination and work environment.
  • Advised a large pharmaceutical company on questions related to the interpretation and application of complex clauses in collective bargaining agreements, issues regarding background control, and security employment assessments.

Advokatfirman Delphi

Advokatfirman Delphi’s employment practice, led by Magnus Berterud in Stockholm, handles a range of matters, including restructurings, redundancies, TUPE issues, trade union negotiations, and dismissals, with the team particularly well regarded for its transactional work. Senior associate Emmy Falck plays a key role, regularly assisting with the employment aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Magnus Berterud

Other key lawyers:

Emmy Falck


‘The team has extensive employment law knowledge.’

‘Magnus Berterud is extremely responsive and provides very balanced advice that considers several possibilities. Senior associate Emmy Falck is also very practical in her advice and has a breadth of practice knowledge too, which makes her a a reliable person to run ideas by.’

‘Magnus Berterud has a good commercial understanding and is professional and thorough.’

‘Delphi provides excellent value for money – in particular in relation to their responsiveness which is often important when handling a sensitive HR matter.’

EY Law

EY Law’s employment team focuses on workforce risk management issues, strategic planning, transactional advice, and restructurings. Stockholm-based practice head Paula Hogéus has notable experience in the field, handling a wide range of matters, including M&A transactions, transfers of undertakings, and restructurings, as well as trade secret and discrimination cases.

Practice head(s):

Paula Hogéus


Hammarskiöld’s employment team regularly assists blue-chip domestic and international companies with a range of matters, with particular strength in TUPE and whistleblowing cases and the employment aspects of reorganisations. Practice head Erik Löfwall handles employment-related issues in acquisitions as well as dismissals, trade union negotiations, and incentive schemes.

Practice head(s):

Erik Löfwall


‘The team gives a good overall impression.’

Key clients

Citibank Europe PLC (Sweden branch)

Pearson Group PLC

Oriflame Cosmetics

Litorina Private Equity (with portfolio companies)


ARC Arise Consulting Group

Akamai Technologies

Konica Minolta

Lunar Group

Altor Private Equity (incl. portfolio companies)

3D Systems Corp.

Telness Group

Deutsche Leasing

Aspire Software / Valsoft Corp.

Froda AB

Zimpler AB

Work highlights

  • Assisting Citibank Europe’s Swedish branch with a variety of complex employment law matters, including negotiations with trade unions and employees’ legal counsel, and drafting and negotiating exit agreements.
  • Assisting Oriflame Cosmetics, a global producer and brand within cosmetics, with various different employment law-related matters, including exit agreements with management level employees, trade union consultations, and transfers of employment between subsidiaries.
  • Assisting ARC Arise Consulting Group with a broad range of employment-related matters in connection with eight M&A transactions.

Hannes Snellman (Sweden)

Hannes Snellman (Sweden)’s employment team primarily handles the employment aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings. The department also offers advice to major domestic companies in relation to a range of matters, including contracts, terminations, and incentive schemes. Practice head Jenny Lundberg has nearly 20 years of experience advising on restructurings, redundancies, union negotiations, and management contracts.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Lundberg


‘The team is very responsive, easy and fun to work with and always has a client’s best interest in mind. They always give good advice, both from a legal and a strategic point of view.’

‘Jenny Lundberg is a force in the field of employment. She independently understands the issues and risks clients face and is able to provide pragmatic solutions to such risks. It is also evident that she is well-informed about key developments in the field and therefore is a trusted adviser.’

‘Jenny Lundberg is very pragmatic, solution oriented and wise. It is very easy to work with her and she truly cares about clients’ businesses.’

‘Jenny Lundberg has grown her practice and developed her team in very good way. Jenny is a fantastic and pragmatic sounding board for clients and also allows her team to take responsibility early on.’

‘The team is able to assist at short notice and provides practical advice relevant to a client’s business. It is rare to find a team at a law firm that does exactly what has been requested but the team at Hannes Snellman is able to do exactly that.’

‘A very competent and service-minded team. They are modern and provide quick and high-quality advice.’

‘They are very responsive and experienced.’

Key clients

Sitowise Group Oyj

Power International AS

Slättö Förvaltning AB

Gfk SE

Thoma Bravo, L.P.

Amari Metals Europe Ltd

Ansys Inc.

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to GfK SE in the €315m sale of its European Consumer Panel business (GfK CP) to YouGov PLC.
  • Acted as counsel to Thoma Bravo L.P on SMA Technologies’ acquisition of VisualCron, a Swedish automation, integration and task scheduling tool for Windows environments.
  • Acted as counsel to Ansys Inc. on its acquisition of Automotive Simulation Channel Partner DYNAmore.

Hellström Law

Hellström Law’s employment group, which works closely with the firm’s M&A, disputes, and data protection teams, assists domestic clients with a variety of matters, including terminations, collective bargaining agreements, union consultations, and workplace harassment and discrimination claims. Practice head Johan Karlman mainly represents employers, but also has experience advising trade unions and individual employees.

Practice head(s):

Johan Karlman

Other key lawyers:

Natalie Stjernström


‘Johan Karlman is both very professional and nice, which is a good combination. He coaches clients through the process and does a fantastic job.’

‘Hellström Law offers highly qualified expertise every time.’

‘The team is very agile and quick in its thinking. They are always swift in their actions, and their input is consistently on point.’

Key clients

L&T Technology Services filial

Lynes Technologies Sweden AB

Work highlights

  • Advising L&T Technology Services Sverige filial on a large number of HR matters, including union consultations.