Insurance in Sweden
DLA Piper's 'extremely competent and engaged' team is highly regarded in the field and has experience in transactional work, regulatory matters and cross-border disputes. The group is led by Bengt Kärde, who has significant expertise in arbitration and litigation proceedings in the insurance sector; other key names include Arthur Csatho, who handles contracts, M&A work, regulatory issues and disputes; and Alf-Peter Svensson, who specialises in licence applications to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Senior counsels Bodil Stein and Bernt Magnusson are also noteworthy. Einar Wanhainen joined Calissendorff Swarting Advokatbyrå KB in 2018.
Mannheimer Swartling has 'deep knowledge of insurance law' handling the full gamut of matters in the field. The team is led by the 'simply outstanding' Hans Hammarbäck, who is particularly experienced in M&A-related insurance disputes. Christian Pfeiff is also well versed in contentious and regulatory insurance matters, while Fredrik Oling Andretzky focuses on corporate advice. Litigator Azadeh Razani made partner in 2018; she and Hammarbäck are representing an insurer against a Swedish industrial company in a significant dispute. Senior associate Erik Schultz is 'extremely helpful and competent'.
Norelid Advokatbyrå is experienced in insurance and reinsurance matters with notable expertise in handling insurance claims, risk management issues, policy drafting and interpretation work, and contentious, regulatory and compliance mandates. The team is well positioned to handle cross-border work thanks to its association with Kennedys. Key practitioner Susanna Norelid recently assisted CNA Hardy with claim handling issues and defended the client in multiple liability claims against several Swedish municipalities stemming from an unlawful public procurement. Other clients include Zurich Insurance and Hannover Re. Fredrik Seemann was promoted to partner in 2018 and Christer Holm retired.
The 'highly knowledgeable' group at Advokatfirman Vinge 'always goes the extra mile to help its clients' and has particular experience in insurance-related M&A and regulatory work; it also handles contentious and advisory matters and has expertise in tax and VAT-related issues. 'Outstanding' practice head Fabian Ekeblad advised Skandia Mutual Insurance on the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD), Mattias Rosengren and Michele Fara are the main contacts for contentious matters, and Henrik Ossborn is the key practitioner in the Skåne office.
Wistrand has a strong practice for contentious matters and professional liability cases; Magnus Forssman also specialises in warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance issues and advised AIG on its review of transactions relating to the underwriting of W&I insurance for Ironshore. Anne-Marie Pouteaux and Jörgen Eklund jointly lead the practice in Gothenburg and Stockholm respectively. Eklund is a dedicated insurance expert who regularly assists national and international clients; he advised Anticimex Insurance on its Nordic and Swedish insurance schemes. Johan Gregow is a key contact for disputes.
Led by Peter Kullgren, the team at Advokatfirman Schjødt handles the regulatory, corporate, commercial and contentious aspects of insurance and reinsurance matters, and counts American Express, Medicover Insurance and Svenska Läkemedelsförsäkringen as clients. Senior associate Anna Wahlbom is also experienced in the area. Magnus Rydberg and Johannes Ericson joined Setterwalls in 2019.
Baker McKenzie is praised by clients for its 'tremendous expertise and ability to deliver high-level legal counselling in a short time frame'. The team specialises in contentious matters; well-regarded practice head Stefan Bessman represented AIG in a dispute concerning an insurers' duty pertaining to a factual disclosure for risk assessments. The group's client portfolio also includes Swiss Re, ACE and If Insurance. Associates Christofer Isaksson and Karolin Karlsson are also names to note.
The ‘highly competent’ insurance practice at NORDIA Law acts for a portfolio of insurer clients on transactional matters and international and national disputes; clients also praise its ability to ‘deliver real guidance and legal advice and really understand its client’s business’. ‘Outstanding’ practice co-head Per Sjödin represented Länsförsäkringar in a claim before the Swedish Supreme Court relating to the extent of an insurance intermediary’s liability insurance. Other clients include Zurich Insurance, AIG and Chubb. Practice co-head Johan Strömberg is another key contact.
Clients single out Advokatfirman Cederquist KB for its 'good, in-depth knowledge of the industry'. The cross-departmental team includes practitioners from the firm's M&A, dispute resolution and financial markets groups. Practice head Erik Wernberg regularly handles contentious matters, and senior associates Eric Johnson and Oskar Gentele are also noted.
Advokatfirman Delphi regularly handles insurance-related transactions and disputes, and assists with matters involving the interplay between banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions. Practice head Rolf Karlsson successfully represented an international insurer and the insured ski resort in a liability claim following a skiing accident. Crawford & Company and Nordic Loss Adjusting are also clients. Counsel Tobias Hamrin is also a noted practitioner.
The team at Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå is instructed by life and property insurance companies, and insurance brokers to handle acquisitions, portfolio sales and disputes; the group also advises on occupational pensions and regulatory matters. Niclas Rockborn, Johan Josjö and Charlotta Falkman are key names to note.
Ramberg Advokater is regularly instructed by private insurers, which the team assists with insurance law work, contractual matters and corporate issues. Key practitioner Matthias Schmitt represented a company against an insurer in a matter relating to the liability insurance for a consultant. Pamela Lannerheim Angergård is another member of the group.
The team at Setterwalls handles a range of insurance and reinsurance matters including the separation of insurance investment funds, regulatory issues and disputes relating to insurance coverage. Financial specialist Åke Fors and litigator Magnus Berlin jointly lead the practice. Patrik Olivecrona and specialist counsel Kenneth Nilsson are other key practitioners. Magnus Rydberg and Johannes Ericson were new arrivals from Hamilton Advokatbyrå in 2019.
The department at White & Case Advokat AB 'provides great advice with a strategic and tactical sense' and has notable experience in insurance-related litigation and arbitration. Practice head Anders Reldén represented insurer Trygg-Hansa in a dispute against Bioendev relating to policy claims following a fire at a manufacturing facility. Counsel Niklas Forsmark Helmer is noted for being 'very dedicated and providing clear and honest advice'.