With strong cross-border experience and offices in all Nordic countries, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB provides advice to a high-profile client roster on a range of matters, including acting in disputes and arbitration proceedings, and is well known for its expertise in the fast-evolving insurtech industry. Practice head Arthur Csatho assists clients with contentious and non-contentious matters and is noted for his experience in the growing sector of cyber risk insurance. Senior associate David Johansson specialises in contentious insurance and reinsurance matters and is praised by clients for his ‘understanding of not only the law, but also the business side of matters’.
Insurance in Sweden
Other key lawyers:
‘The team has a very broad area of expertise. It is very good that they have offices in all Nordic countries.’
‘Great with insurance and regulation.’
‘David Johansson was crucial for our start-up success, understands not only the law, but the business side of matters as well.’
Mannheimer Swartling is sought out by clients from the private and public sectors for assistance with every aspect of contentious and non-contentious insurance law, including contracts, transactions and cross-border matters; it is also noted for its experience in litigation and regulatory issues. Clients benefit from interdisciplinary support from other specialist groups within the firm such as the funds and investments and corporate taxation teams. Senior adviser Hans Hammarbäck specialises in contentious matters, and practice head Azadeh Razani is noted for her capability in large and complex disputes. Recently promoted partner Erik Schultz is praised for his knowledge of regulatory mandates and advises clients on a range of distribution issues.
Other key lawyers:
Hans Hammarbäck; Erik Schultz
‘Mannheimer Swartling showed great availability throughout the whole process and managed to pin-point the strengths of the case which resulted in an outcome better than expected.’
‘Erik Schulz provided a solid analysis of the case and how insurance law could be interpreted in order to make a compelling argument for the court.’
‘The team has a very good understanding of both the legal and regulatory aspects of insurance law, as well as excellent business acumen.’
‘Erik Schultz has a solid understanding of the entire field of legal and regulatory aspects that affect our business. The other members of his team are equally knowledgeable, and the team always have additional proposals and suggestions from a business perspective and tactical negotiating tips that they bring to the table as an add-on to their services.’
‘The team is very knowledgeable and responsive. A true pleasure to work with.’
Stockholms Stad (City of Stockholm)
- Representing Stockholms stad in an insurance dispute against three major European insurers.
Norelid Advokatbyrå, an associate firm of Kennedys, acts for many international insurers in the Swedish market. Advising on all aspects of insurance law, it is also noted for its Cyber Response Team, which assists with cybersecurity mandates. Co-head Susanna Norelid is singled out as ‘one of the best’ and has more than 30 years of experience, while Fredrik Seemann is praised for his knowledge of dispute resolution; he also handles claims work, compliance matters and product development issues.
Susanna Norelid; Fredrik Seemann
‘I like the family feeling with this small company that delivers outstanding work. When our own legal employees look at their work, they are highly impressed, which is rare. We have worked together for many years, and they have not only helped my company, but most of the companies in our group.’
‘Fredrik Seemann is the best consultant I have ever worked with. Susanna Norelid is also one of the best.’
‘They are in my opinion No 1 in Sweden in regard to competence. They are humble and deliver always within timeline, even if it is an extremely short deadline. Extremely professional.’
Clyde & Co
Stockholms Stads Brandförsäkringskontor
Group Baloise Assurances a Luxembourg
Circle K Sweden AB
- Advising FM Insurance Global on several complex high-value property damage claims.
- Advising Fidelis Insurance on the handling of its entire portfolio of Swedish construction performance and warranty insurance bond claims.
- Advising Aspen Insurance, Brit Insurance and MS Amlin Insurance on handling an extremely high-value liability claim.
Setterwalls has expertise in a wide range of matters, including insurance claims, regulatory work and M&A and is praised as ‘very focused and specialised in the sector’ by its national and international blue-chip clients. Group head Åke J Fors and Patrik Olivecrona are noted for their expertise in non-contentious matters, while Johannes Ericson, ‘a lawyer to have on your side in a difficult case’, and Magnus Rydberg focus on acting for clients in contentious matters.
Åke J Fors
Other key lawyers:
Johannes Ericson; Magnus Rydberg; Patrik Olivecrona
‘No. 1 law firm in Sweden on market knowledge in insurance. Very focused and specialised in the sector. Understands the sector’s needs and working practices.’
‘The firm has a profound understanding of and expertise in (re)insurance law. It also has excellent connections with Swedish legal academics which means that it is able to provide reliable advice in difficult and uncharted areas of the law.’
‘Johannes Ericson is an outstanding lawyer and a pleasure to work with. He thinks deeply about his cases, is extremely bright, is intellectually generous and very responsive. He is a lawyer to have on your side in a difficult case.’
National General Insurance
Euro Accident Livförsäkring AB
UK P&I Club
North of England P&I Club
Steamship Mutual P&I Club
London P&I Club
Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.
NRG Victory Reinsurance
Praised by clients for its ‘straight to the point’ advice, Advokatfirman Vinge provides advice to high-profile clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, with a strong focus on M&A and regulatory work. The practice is led by Fabian Ekeblad, Henrik Ossborn, Mattias Rosengren and Michele Fara; Ekeblad is particularly noted for his expertise in transactions and regulatory matters. With a focus on regulatory and general business law, Viveka Classon is ‘very experienced and ‘well informed of the market practices in different areas’, while Per Johan Eckerberg adds to the strength of the team with his more than 30 years of experience in advising insurance companies.
Fabian Ekeblad; Henrik Ossborn; Mattias Rosengren; Michele Fara
Other key lawyers:
Viveka Classon; Per Johan Eckerberg
‘Availability. Holistic perspective. Knowledgeable. Sympathetic.’
‘They have the ability to give legal advice that goes straight to the point and can be directly implemented in practical work.’
‘Viveka Classon is very experienced in the business, which makes the communication easy. She understands the business point of view and is also well informed of the market practice in different areas.’
Sirius International Insurance Corporation
Willis Towers Watson
Hedvig Försäkring AB
Codan Forsikring AS/Trygg-Hansa Försäkring Filial
Dina Försäkring AB
Cardif Försäkring AB
Falck Danmark A/S
Assistansbolaget Sverige Försäkring AB
Nord Insuretech Group AB
LeasePlan Sverige AB
- Advised Skandia on a review of its healthcare counselling to its policy holders in regard to claims settlements.
- Assisted Falck Danmark A/S with the sale of an insurance company.
- Advised Assistansbolaget on a number of matters.
Engaged by world leading companies as well as big domestic names, Westerberg & Partners is praised for its ‘great experience’ and is well known for its strength in complex insurance litigation and advice on non-contentious matters. Praised as ‘pragmatic, sharp and knowledgeable’, Stefan Bessman is noted for his expertise in cross-border disputes, advising a range of international clients. Jesper Tiberg is regularly appointed as arbitrator and focuses on commercial dispute resolution, litigation and domestic and international arbitration proceedings in the insurance arena.
Other key lawyers:
‘Their insurance division is excellent; the knowledge is extremely high. They are thinking outside the box.’
‘They have great experience, not only from a legal perspective, but they also take the collaboration between insurance company and client into consideration.’
‘Stefan Bessman is very pragmatic, sharp and knowledgeable.’
AIG Europe Insurance SA
If Property & Casualty Insurance
- Representing AIG in several very significant coverage disputes in financial lines, D&O and related areas.
- Represented Gjensidige in several coverage disputes arising out of pandemic-related business interruption claims.
- Representing If Insurance in several large insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes.
With its cross-competence team, Advokatfirman Cederquist KB covers a wide range of matters, acting for a variety of national and international insurance companies on financial markets issues and transactions. Erik Wernberg, who leads the group alongside Tobias Johansson and Pontus Röckert, is experienced in representing clients before the Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice and is also noted for his work in national and international arbitration proceedings. Eric Johnson is strong in dispute resolution and supports clients with his expert knowledge of energy, infrastructure and construction-related matters.
Erik Wernberg; Tobias Johansson; Pontus Röckert
Other key lawyers:
If Skadeförsäkring AB
- Representing Skadeförsäkring AB in complex court proceedings regarding serial loss claims.
- Representing former board members of Kraft & Kultur Sverige AB in a liability matter under the Swedish Companies Act.
With a ‘high level of knowledge and experience in the insurance industry’ and a client base consisting of big national and international insurers, NORDIA Law is reputed for its expertise in (re)insurance issues, tort law and contentious mandates. Per Sjödin ‘always finds a solution, regardless of how complex the matter is’ and is known to be an ‘excellent negotiator’. Johan Strömberg has experience in a range of claims in court and arbitration proceedings and is praised by clients for ‘providing excellent advice’. Kristin Persson was promoted to partner in 2023.
Per Sjödin; Johan Strömberg
Other key lawyers:
‘Very well known group of insurance specialists. Highly regarded in the region and producing excellent work on interesting cases.’
‘Johan Strömberg has a lot of experience, is always calm under pressure and provides excellent advice.’
‘High level of experience and knowledge within the insurance industry. I feel very comfortable with engaging Nordia in any question/litigation etc.’
‘Always available, always able to advise with high level of quality.’
‘Per Sjödin has excellent knowledge and competence in insurance. He is highly professional and service-minded. He always finds a solution regardless of how complex the matter is. He is brilliant at explaining complex matters in a simple way and he is an excellent negotiator.’
‘Vast and long experience in insurance law. Very knowledgeable, for example in disputes and coverage assessments, both national and international matters, both at a partner level and associate level. Very few law firms in Sweden can compete with this firm when it comes to insurance law.’
‘Outstanding skills and high success rate in dispute resolution. Intelligent approach to the assignments given.’
‘Per Sjödin provides excellent advice and contributes with great expertise and understanding for business values.’
Members of the Länsförsäkringar Group
Zurich Insurance Plc
Tryg Forsikring A/S
Ålands Ömsesidiga Försäkringsbolag
QBE Insurance Group
HDI Global Specialty SE
- Representing Tryg Forsikring A/S in litigation concerning coverage under a global liability master insurance policy
- Representing Folksam in a large contract dispute where extensive damage has occurred to an underlying business.
- Representing Zurich Insurance in insurance litigation concerning the regulation of insurance compensation as a result of a fire in a large property located in Stockholm’s inner city.
Wistrand works for national and international companies, including high-profile liability insurers, on contentious matters and is also particularly active in W&I insurance claims. Practice co-head Jörgen Eklund focuses on insurance and reinsurance work, and has extensive experience in handling both contentious and non-contentious matters, while co-head Johan Gregow represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Magnus Forssman advises many major names in the market on matters relating to warranty insurance coverage, claims processes and policy drafting work.
Jörgen Eklund; Johan Gregow
Other key lawyers:
Magnus Forssman; Felix Olin; Anna Ekdahl
Kalix Wind AB
Tokio Marine HCC
Stena Oil AB
Stena Metall AB
- Advising Anticimex Insurance on co-insurance and re-insurance schemes and co-operations.
- Advising on the review of transactions in relation to underwriting of W&I insurance in more than 40 mainly cross-border matters.
- Representing Kalix Wind AB in two cases regarding claims on a wind park.
With a strong focus on contentious matters, including claims litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as advising on coverage and loss investigation matters, Advokatfirman Delphi is praised by national and international clients for its ‘strong knowledge’ in the insurance sector. Practice co-heads Tobias Hamrin and Rolf Karlsson are known for their expertise in arbitration proceedings and insurance litigation.
Tobias Hamrin; Rolf Karlsson
‘Insurance law experts and excellent litigators.’
‘Strong insurance law knowledge, especially Rolf Karlsson and Tobias Hamrin.’
Svenska Kommun Forsakrings AB
- Advising Sedgwick Sweden AB on behalf of different insurers in regards to disputes and recourse claims.
- Representing the Bankruptcy Estate of Saab Automobile in a dispute against a mutual insurance company regarding claims for repayment of insurance premiums.
Hammarskiöld is sought out by national and international insurance companies and is reputed for its ‘high level of expertise‘, especially in non-contentious insurance and re-insurance matters. Praised by clients for its ability to ‘adapt to their needs’, the group is also noted for its expertise in mutulisation and demutalisition issues, portfolio transfers and W&I insurance mandates. Department co-head Peder Hammarskiöld is well-versed in transactions, corporate matters and liquidations, while fellow co-head Sandra Kaznova is recognised for her experience in insurance litigation, especially coverage-related matters.
Sandra Kaznova; Peder Hammarskiöld
Other key lawyers:
‘High level of expertise and ability to adapt to our needs.’
‘They have the client in focus and we feel really comfortable that they have our interest in mind. Hence they have not only their profit in mind but ready to adapt to our needs.’
The Swedish Pensions Agency
AIG Europe Limited
Liberty Global Transaction Solutions
Söderberg & Partners
Kompass Advokat focuses on advising on non-contentious matters, especially regulatory and contractual issues and is praised for its ‘high-standard of legal counselling’. The practice is led by Kawin Mårtensson, Karolin Karlsson and Anna Lööv. Mårtensson has ‘great expertise’ in handling a wide range of insurance matters, including work relating to financial, personal data and contract law, while Lööv ‘stands out’ for her knowledge of the financial services sector, and Karlsson joined the team as partner in 2022 from Baker McKenzie. Senior associate Lina Sandmark is also noted.
Kawin Mårtensson; Karolin Karlsson; Anna Lööv
Other key lawyers:
‘A law firm with a famililal atmosphere with a genuine team and individuals that are very nice to work with. The team at Kompass Advokat have very good skills in this specific legal area and are highly synced with the need of the client. They are able to give a high standard of legal counselling along the way from junior to more senior and partner levels.’
‘Anna Lööv stands out. She is very engaged, knowledgeable, commercially minded and gives very sensible advice. We feel very confident with her assistance in issues related to insurance, including outsourcing arrangements. She guides her team very well and we have appreciated the assistance we have received from her team members.’
‘Kawin Mårtensson, calm and confident, very knowledgeable and experienced in marine insurance claims.’
‘The team has clear ESG focus and approach.’
‘Partner Kawin Mårtensson has a personal approach and professional knowledge and experience in insurance and pension foundation matters that’s hard to find among competitors.’
‘They understand our business and are nice to work with.’
‘Kawin Mårtensson is dedicated and attentive with great expertise regarding insurance matters.’
The Swedish Club
FPK Försäkringsbranschens Pensionskassa
- Advised Bliwa in regards to an external compliance service, including regulatory controls, advice and monitoring of legal developments.
- Advised Nordea Bank Sveriges Pensionsstiftelse on insurance and pensions related matters, including board education and supervisory issues.
- Advised Swedbank on insurance law related matters.
Magnusson Sweden‘s practice specialises in advising domestic and global insurance companies and insurance distributors on a range of matters with a recognised strength in regulatory issues. Practice head Caroline Landerfors is praised as a ‘hands-on’ lawyer with ‘vast knowledge’ in the sector and adds to the team’s strength with her experience in commercial issues, gained from her past experience as in-house legal counsel, data officer and compliance officer for global insurance companies. Robert Karlsson contributes with his experience in banking, finance and capital markets law.
Other key lawyers:
‘Caroline Landerfors is one of the leading insurance experts in Sweden and it is always rewarding to discuss legal matters with her. So far, I have yet to meet an attorney that so quickly grasps the very heart of the matter at hand as she does. Top that with her unparalleled communication skills.’
‘Insurance is seldom an isolated matter and legal issues often touch other areas of the law, such as financial regulation or company law. Magnusson has been exceptional in bringing in the right (combinations of) people to help us with complex, often unique matters of insurance law.’
‘While the Magnusson team has done a stellar job overall, partner Caroline Landerfors has excelled in her ability to draw from her vast knowledge of the insurance field and apply it in a meaningful way to our business case. Going out of her way to not only understand what’s requested in the assignment, but to also inform us of relevant legal aspects on her own initiative has been helpful and is one of the reasons we’ve stuck with Caroline and Magnusson since the beginning.’
‘On two occasions over recent years, Magnusson have provided us with long term secondees. On both instances, a superb job was done: Technical excellence and customer service. The Magnusson lawyers placed with us were able to handle a number of very difficult and high value cases with exceptional skill. Areas of expertise in the Nordic liability market such as policy coverage, products liability and excess liability.’
‘Caroline Laderfors’ knowledge of the insurance industry is second to none.’
‘Caroline Laderfors is our point of contact and has always been tremendous. She is very practical in the advice she gives, with a very good understanding of the market, easy to communicate with and of course very knowledgeable in her field.’
‘Caroline Landerfors and her team are hands-on lawyers, with deep knowledge of the Swedish insurance regulations and market trends. They provide pragmatic advice, ready to implement and without caveats.’
‘Caroline Landerfors is a smart and reliable lawyer and her previous experience in-house makes her a unique profile on the market.’
W.R. Berkley Insurance
Acquis Insurance Management
- Represented W.R. Berkley in various coverage and liability disputes, including a case where the Swedish Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal for an essential point of law.
- Advised Omocom on the negotiation of a comprehensive distribution and outsourcing agreement.
- Advised AIG in relation to major losses within the field of general liability, products liability and recall policies.
Next Advokater is sought out by domestic and international clients and is noted for its expertise in both non-life and life insurance issues, contractual work and terms and conditions. Matthias Schmitt leads the group along with Tor Dunér, and is noted for his expertise in non-life insurance matters and dispute resolution.
Matthias Schmitt; Tor Dunér
‘I have worked with Matthias Schmidt who has a lot of insurance market knowledge and a very pragmatic approach.’
‘Matthias Schmidt is very fast to reply and really easy to work with.’
Leveraging a network of international offices that include bases in Oslo and London, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt‘s Stockholm practice has cross-border expertise, benefiting its base of domestic and global clients, and is especially noted for its ‘deep knowledge of regulatory matters’. Department head Peter Kullgren is known for his high level of experience in the insurance industry, and Anna Wahlbom has expertise in both corporate and commercial insurance matters.
Other key lawyers:
Anna Wahlbom; Hasan Erdogan
‘Direct partner involvement & continuity since day one.’
‘Long term partnership, making it quick to use as they know the business so well.’
‘Deep knowledge in insurance regulatory issues and cross Nordic legal knowledge, which makes it more effective than other firms.’
‘Peter Kullgren has deep knowledge of the Swedish regulatory and legal insurance framework, is easy to reach and gives good advice. A good support in complex legal regulatory issues.’
‘Schjødt’s insurance team is second to none. Fantastic experience and expertise as well as excellent understanding of the regulator’s expectations and market practice.’
‘Peter Kullgren is a superstar. He has great experience and expertise and a pragmatic and business minded approach.’
Kollektivavtalsinformation Sverige AB
Unionen Medlemsförsäkring AB
Anticimex Försäkringar AB
Medicover Försäkringar AB
SPP Pension och Försäkring AB
Aktiebolaget Akademikerförsäkring AB
Idun Liv Försäkring AB
Swedbank Försäkring AB
Score Sweden Re
FörsäkringsGirot Sverige AB
LRF Försäkring Skadeförsäkringsaktiebolag
Insplanet Försäkringsförmedling AB
WaterCircles Forsikring ASA
- Advising WaterCircles Forsikring ASA on the establishment of its insurance business in Sweden.
- Advising Anticimex Försäkringar AB on an ongoing basis in relation to insurance and insurance distribution regulation.
Praised by clients for ‘always delivering excellence’, White & Case Advokat AB is noted for its vast experience in a broad range of contentious matters, including disputes before the Swedish Supreme Court; the group also has cross-practice expertise spanning insurance and construction-related matters. Team head Anders Reldén is reputed for the depth of his expertise in international and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings.
‘White & Case have a really good team, they are all very attentive and supportive and they always provide excellent legal expertise. They have a quick turnaround on questions and it is never an issue to contact the lawyers on the team, but more than anything they have a solid understanding of the insurance industry in Sweden.’
‘From an in-house counsel viewpoint, I especially appreciate that they always consider the business implications for the long term when they provide advice and make decisions as required in matters. Their diligence and attention to detail shows and they always deliver excellence and there is never any doubt that I will get the help we need. The fact that as an international law firm they also have immediate access to offices across Europe and in the US is of course a selling point, as we need this for policy holders and our company from time to time, but it is the expert Swedish insurance law advice we come to them for.’
‘White & Case have a very informal team spirit and share responsibilities between team members so that they are all in the loop and can respond if needed. This means that if you work with them, it is not just one lawyer but the whole team that makes itself available from seniors to juniors.’
‘I have worked with Anders Reldén on several matters over the years and he has in-depth knowledge of insurance law and principles and I appreciate our co-operation and discussions on matters.’
- Representing Nordic insurance provider Trygg-Hansa in a dispute against two Spanish-registered companies.
- Representing Västervik Miljö och Energi AB in a dispute before the local Land and Environment Court regarding claims for damages in connection with a water leak.