Public procurement in Sweden

BOKWALL RISLUND

BOKWALL RISLUND fields a team with ‘outstanding expertise’ in all facets of the procurement space. The practice handles complex challenges to procurement procedures, representing clients before the Supreme Administrative Court and acting in cases involving EU law. The team’s clients include prominent suppliers in the construction, telecoms, and consulting spaces, advising on preparing bids for contracts as well as challenging framework agreements and handling damages claims. Founding partner Carl Bokwall has many years' experience providing advice and handling litigation in this area, and is valued by clients for his ‘deep industry knowledge’. He is supported by Per-Owe Arfwedson, who has a focus on the pharmaceuticals and transport sectors. Lina Håkansson Kjellén is another name to note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Carl Bokwall

Other key lawyers:

Per-Owe Arfwedson; Lina Håkansson Kjellén

Testimonials

‘They have high knowledge regarding public procurement within Sweden. Easy to work with, easy understanding of situations, challenges and gives us good suggestions on how to handle different challenges in both a strategic and tactical way. The people within the company always do their best and deliver on time, and also give us heads-up if something needs more time and so on.’

‘The team is one of the key strengths of Bokwall Rislund and one of the things that make this law firm stand out. They have managed to find individuals that work together seamlessly, that supports and supplements each other with different strengths and qualities.’

‘The team has excellent and outstanding expertise in its practice area of public procurement, which they combine with hands-on legal advice.’

‘In addition to his excellent legal skills, Carl Bokwall provides added value to his clients by his in depth understanding of the business and his capability of advising at a strategic level.’

‘Per-Owe Arfwedson is one of the best procurements lawyers in Sweden and provides hands-on commercially oriented advice. Very easy to work with. Quick to respond and not afraid to take opposing positions vs client to make his point.’

‘Carl Bokwall is an outstanding negotiator with deep industry knowledge. He has a strategic mindset which makes him more of a business adviser. Carl is usually one-step ahead of everyone else! He is a good litigator and handles not only public procurement cases but also civil law disputes arising out of tendered contracts. Lina Håkansson Kjellén has worked with Carl for many years and they make up a perfect team. Lina is an excellent writer. She pays attention to detail and is very analytical. As people they are both humble and easy to work with.’

‘Lina Håkansson Kjellén has exceptional understanding of the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Serneke Group AB

EasyPark AB

WSP Sverige AB

Textilia Tvätt & Textilservice AB

Apoteket AB

Dustin Sverige AB

Fresenius Medical Care Sverige AB

JCDecaux Sverige AB

Visma PubliTech AB

Visma Enterprise AB

NCC Sverige AB

Vy Tåg AB

Transdev Sverige AB

Avarn Security AB

Bisnode AB/Dun & Bradstreet

Coop Sverige AB

Capgemini/Sogeti

Work highlights

  • Representing Dustin Sverige in the first major challenge of a change of supplier in nation-wide framework agreements for IT products following the new rules on contract modifications, where the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court has asked for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • Advising Transdev Sverige AB, one of Sweden’s largest public transport companies, on several public procurements.
  • Advising and acting for JCDecaux in procurements, court cases and concession contracts in the highly competitive market for public utilities financed by outdoor advertising.

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB‘s public procurement team offers expertise in every facet of procurement work, with experience handling high-value matters for all parties in this space. The practice’s work for contracting authorities includes representing government agencies, central purchasing bodies and municipalities in complex procurements. The team also stands out for its contentious work, which includes representing suppliers and contracting authorities in litigation up to the Supreme Administrative Court level. Practice co-heads Erik Olsson and Kristian Pedersen are both highly active across contentious and non-contentious procurement mandates. Senior associate Olle Lindberg is another key figure in the team, with experience acting for all parties in the procurement process.

Practice head(s):

Erik Olsson; Kristian Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Olle Lindberg

Testimonials

‘Kahn Pedersen is one of the best, if not the best, law firms in Sweden. They have great knowledge re case law in the area and are always updated on amendments of the law. They have great expertise within this domain.’

‘Excellent knowledge in public procurement. Not afraid to give hands on advice that is useful. Will also tell you if you have a poor case that you should not pursue.’

‘Kahn Pedersen is exceptionally responsive to customers needs. The team identifies complex legal issues and is very solution-oriented. Kahn Pedersen stands out from other firms since they deal with different perspectives, in our case both legal, technical and business perspectives. Kahn Pedersen’s great experience of public procurement has benefited us as clients and has significantly increased the quality of our procurement work.’

‘In general, the team is dynamic, highly proactive and focused on facilitating business in general. For a company like ours working mainly with the public sector, the skills of Kahn Pedersen are the core part of business context. In a natural way, Kahn Pedersen has developed the full range of legal services from the central and crucial perspective of public procurement. After around 10 years of close cooperation, we can easily state that it is extremely efficient.’

‘Erik Olsson is our natural point of contact and the main reason of our loyalty to the firm. He is not only aware of the latest changes and practice within the field of public procurement, he also monitors our customers and our business field in a proactive manner. He brings a huge added value when briefing any other specialists in the development of our business with the public sector. He can always relate to facts and makes very accurate statements and descriptions of the problems we face. Last but not least, Erik has a deep sense of humour and an impressive availability. He delivers extremely well and quickly whenever necessary.’

‘With Kristian Pedersen you will get the absolute highest level of competence. His advice on complex problems is also very solution oriented and with great understanding of our business and our counterparts business. He stands out for his professionalism with clients.’

‘Kristian Pedersen is extremely good at his profession. Client orientated and find great angles to approach a problem. We have won all appeals for Public Procurement with his help.’

‘Erik Olsson is innovative and resourceful with outstanding skills in his fields. His commitment and interest in his profession creates tremendous value for us as a client. Erik is just the right person to take overall responsibility for complex and socially important procurements.’

Key clients

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

The Government Offices of Sweden

The Swedish Fortifications Agency

Fabege

Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB

Capio

Tekniska verken i Linköping AB

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd

JM AB

Fortum

Svevia

Sweco

Boskalis

Stockholm Exergi

The Municipality of Kalmar

The Municipality of Strängnäs

VafabMiljö Kommunalförbund

Vossloh Rail Services Scandinavia AB

Järva Tolk och Översättningsservice AB

HBV Husbyggnadsvaror Förening

Work highlights

  • Advised the Government Offices of Sweden on developing and implementing a digital service producing procurement documents for the purchasing department of the Government Offices.
  • Advising the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency on a procurement of a national emergency services mobile communications programme.
  • Advised Pilatus Aircraft on the sale of six ambulance aircraft.

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB is valued for its ‘customer-oriented service’ and assists both suppliers and contracting authorities with high-value procurement processes in a range of sectors including the transport and housing industries. In addition to advising on the non-contentious aspects of procurements, the team is also instructed on review procedures, where its work includes handling challenges to procurement processes on the grounds of EU law. Eva-Maj Mühlenbock and Olof Hallberg jointly lead the team, with Mühlenbock praised as ‘an outstanding lawyer’.

Testimonials

‘Customer-oriented service. Cirio tries to understand our needs and targets and from that advises us in their field of expertise.’

‘One of the top 5 names in public procurement law practice. Not only focused on risk elimination but can also advise on how to achieve targets.’

‘Eva-Maj Mühlenbock, head of the public procurement practice, is an outstanding lawyer within this area of law. She brings her extensive knowledge and experience to her clients in meetings and trainings sessions by swiftly grasping the essence of a situation, challenge or problem and quickly pointing out ways to find a solution and/or resolve a problem.’

Key clients

Marfina S.L.

Försvarets Materielverk (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration)

Lernia Utbildning AB

Länstrafiken i Jämtlands län AB

AB Stockholmshem

Clear Channel Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Represented AB Stockholmshem in a review procedure in court.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland continues to expand its public procurement practice, acting for suppliers in the healthcare, construction and consulting sectors, among others. The practice stands out for its representation of clients in procurement-related disputes, including acting in matters before the Supreme Administrative Court. Practice co-head Johan Kennemyr also provides ongoing strategic advice to companies on procurement processes. Richard Jacobsson also leads the team and has broad expertise across commercial, IT, and intellectual property law.

Practice head(s):

Johan Kennemyr; Richard Jacobsson

Testimonials

‘The team is small but efficient and very easy to work with. They deliver fast results and are attentive to new developments of relevance for our case.’

‘Johan Kennemyr is a hard-hitting and hard-working partner with strong argumentation skills. He has impressed with his proactive research of relevant issues and keeps up to speed on developments in the client’s market.’

Key clients

InterSystems Corporation

Safran Electronics & Defense SAS

American Express Global Business Travel AB

ISKO AB

ABB Powergrids Sweden AB

Linxon Sweden AB

Örnsbergs El & Data AB

ILT Inläsningstjänst AB

ENACO Sverige AB

Orange Société Anonyme

Iver Sverige AB

Sopra Steria Sweden AB

nVent Electric plc

Mobility46 AB

Etc Electric Time Car AS

Illumina Cambridge Limited

Gaia Leadership AB

CSAM Prosang AB

CSAM Carmenta Public Safety AB

CDE Global Limited

SafeLife AB

Eatery Sverige Group AB

Rejlers Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Illumina Cambridge Limited in several public procurement issues against Karolinska Institutet (KI) for KI’s acquisition of certain equipment, goods and services without conducting formal public procurement procedures.
  • Represented ISKO AB in a judicial review of a public procurement of facility management services at schools and preschools conducted by Stockholm stad.
  • Providing ongoing public procurement advice to ABB Powergrids Sweden AB, a world leading company within power technologies.

Hannes Snellman

At Hannes Snellman, the procurement team is adept at handling the full range of matters in this area, providing advice to clients on bidding processes as well as representing them in litigation. The team stands out for its experience in the transport sector, where it advises the suppliers and contracting authorities in the procurement of rolling stock, maintenance services, and the construction of infrastructure. Elsewhere, the practice advises on corporate transactions involving procuring entities, providing assistance on the transfer of existing contracts. The team is jointly led by Joakim Lavér and Peter Forsberg; Lavér is highly experienced across contentious and non-contentious procurement law, while Forsberg specialises in handling matters at the intersection of competition and procurement law.

Practice head(s):

Joakim Lavér; Peter Forsberg

Testimonials

‘Very good skills in the field of public procurement.’

‘They have exactly the specific competence we need.’

‘Specialist and deep competence in the specific area.’

‘Very good cooperative approach to the task and high individual legal skills, fit for the purpose.’

‘They have an ability to have an open and clear dialogue, an openness to discuss different aspects of the case and in the end the capacity to give clear advice on how to execute.’

‘Good support and innovative.’

Key clients

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (Stockholm Regional Public Transport Authority)

Telia Sverige AB

AB Transitio

GlaxoSmithKline AB

Public Art Agency Sweden

Siemens Mobility AB

Medley AB

Adapteo

SAP Svenska AB

Eltel Networks Infranet AB

Convatec AB

Nåiden Bygg AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Siemens in a large review procedure concerning a direct award of high-speed trains, being capable of operating on existing and future infrastructure in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
  • Advised Transitio on its procurement of thirty regional passenger trains for the south-eastern regions of Sweden and represented Transitio before the Administrative Court, when the contract decision was challenged, as well as after the court decision that the procurement had to be recommenced.
  • Representing SL Storstockholms Lokaltrafik in a large arbitration regarding its now running subway trains.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB stands out in the Swedish market for its work advising municipalities, government agencies, and state-owned companies on procurement matters. The practice has experience handling large-scale procurement processes across the utilities, housing and healthcare sectors, and the construction of other public infrastructure projects. The team also acts for suppliers in bidding for contracts and appealing decisions, with a particular focus on advising construction companies. Henrik Seeliger leads the team and has experience in both contentious and non-contentious procurement matters. Anders Nilsson and Annika Andersson are also highly active in this space.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Seeliger

Other key lawyers:

Anders Nilsson; Johanna Näslund; Hanna Lundqvist; Annika Andersson; Lovisa Lagerwall; Lars Arrhed

Testimonials

‘Very experienced within the field and industry. Commercially usable advice. High client attention. High partner attention.’

‘I would say that the competence that Lindahl have in this specific field is quite unique and experienced.’

‘Lars Arrhed has key competence and is responsible for the procurement process and design. He is supported by Hanna Lundqvist who specialises in public procurement law. I greatly recommend them both but Lars in particular as head of the team.’

‘The size of the firm is the strength, coupled with the competence of Anders Nilsson.’

Key clients

Nybro Municipality

Region Skåne, Region Kronoberg, Landstinget i Kalmar län, Region Blekinge, Hallandstrafiken AB and Västtrafik AB (Öresundståg)

Västtrafik AB

Länsgårdens Fastigheter AB

NCC Sverige AB

Hargs Hamn AB

MKB Fastigheter AB

Göteborgs Stads Bostadsaktiebolag

Brixly AB

Trelleborgs kommun (Municipality of Trelleborg)

Vellinge kommun (Municipality of Vellinge)

Malmö kommun (Municipality of Malmö)

Forsen AB

Helsingborgs kommun (Municipality of Helsingborg)

Borlänge kommun (Municipality of Borlänge)

Hargs Hamn AB

Liseberg Aktiebolag

Infranord AB

Kalmar kommun (Municipality of Kalmar)

Elektroskandia AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Öresundståg on a negotiated procedure and procurement of an 8-10 year agreement regarding train traffic in southern Sweden and part of Denmark.
  • Advised Västtrafik AB since 2015 in a negotiated procedure and procurement of 40-90 trains.
  • Assisting Länsgården Fastigheter AB with all procurement law issues, joint procurement with the municipalities and the region concerned related to planning and construction of new nursing and care houses and new health and dental care centres.

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling has a varied public procurement practice, handling matters ranging from contracts for the operation of public transport systems, to the procurement of large-scale IT systems. The team acts for suppliers as well as contracting authorities, including municipalities, regional governments and central purchasing bodies. The team works for all of these parties in non-contentious matters, such as contract drafting work, and in litigation. Key figures in the team include practice head Johan Carle, Sven Vaxenbäck, and Johanna Jonsson.

Practice head(s):

Johan Carle

Other key lawyers:

Sven Vaxenbäck; Johanna Jonsson

Key clients

Region of Stockholm

Region of Västra Götaland

The Swedish Transport Administration

SAAB Group

Vattenfall Group

PostNord Group

Attendo Group

Tunstall Group

Municipality of Sollentuna

Municipality of Härnösand

HeidelbergCement Group

Electrolux Professional AB

Volkswagen Group

Getinge

Samsung

Securitas

LKAB

Capio

Stena

Swedbank

Göteborg Energi AB

Work highlights

  • Advising the Swedish Transport Administration in relation to the Swedish ERTMS project.
  • Advising the Region of Stockholm in connection with its procurement of bus transportation in several large areas surrounding the region of Stockholm.
  • Advising the Region of Stockholm on its project to expand the subway with 19 km of new tracks and eleven new stations.

Advokatfirman Schjødt

Advokatfirman Schjødt has a broad public procurement practice, with sector expertise in the transport, construction, and healthcare industries. The team represents both contracting authorities and suppliers in high-value transactions, providing advice on the bidding process and the drafting of contracts as well as handling review procedures. The practice’s work in the contentious space includes representing clients in court proceedings up to the Supreme Administrative Court. Fredrik Linder is the key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Linder

Other key lawyers:

Jesper Fahlgren

Testimonials

‘The person we have worked with shows great understanding of our business and great knowledge in the area of public procurement. The person has a fearless attitude which we really appreciate.’

‘Schjødt is outstanding in public procurement. We have engaged them in various matters for the past ten years. Each time, they have i) been quickly available, ii) quickly analysed extensive documentation, iii) produced good response documents and iv) always met deadlines.’

‘I have worked with Fredrik Linder for about ten years. He has huge experience in the field of public procurement and he is probably the best procurement lawyer in Sweden. He provides very practical advice, adapted to our business, in sometimes complex matters. He applies creative thinking and can find new ways to handle the case. He has represented us in court several times and we have always won thanks to his good work.’

‘Deep knowledge of Swedish procurement.’

‘The way they work with us as their client, you feel that your case is very important to them.’

‘In a very short time, Fredrik Linder understood the case and the key problem. Always possible to reach him and talk about solutions outside “the box” and one and two steps further. He was very clear in his comments and solutions. I have full confidence for his advice. He is a good listener and can use the information in a very good way.’

‘I think Schjødt organise their teams in terms of development, collaboration and service for the client.’

‘I think Fredrik Linder has a good competence in public affairs and supported us very well.’

Key clients

Keolis

Skanska

Linde

Tele2

Essity

Airbus

Getinge

EY

Clear Channel

The Swedish Central Bank’s Foundation

Work highlights

  • Represented Tele2 in court proceedings against the National Procurement Services Authority regarding a public procurement of mobile phones, tablets etc.
  • Represented Keolis in court proceedings against Region Stockholm regarding a public procurement of a contract for bus traffic in Stockholm.
  • Represented Skanska in court proceedings against Serneke regarding the public procurement of a high-value construction contract.

Setterwalls

Setterwalls has a broad practice, advising the suppliers and contracting authorities on the procurement of a wide range of services across a variety of sectors including the IT, healthcare, and energy industries. Practice head Ulf Djurberg has more than 25 years’ experience in this space; he is supported by Martin Levinsohn, who leverages his expertise in life sciences to advise on public procurement work in this sector. Senior associate Lorentz Reige is also praised by clients as a ‘very skilled lawyer’, and Erik Gadman joined the firm from Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Ulf Djurberg

Other key lawyers:

Martin Levinsohn; Lorentz Reige; Erik Gadman

Testimonials

‘Setterwalls has wide experience from advising both contracting authorities and suppliers which makes their understanding of public procurement questions much richer. Also, the lawyers are business oriented which is crucial.’

‘Ulf Djurberg and Lorentz Reige have great experience and are excellent business partners. Ulf is an excellent project leader and Lorentz is a very skilled lawyer.’

‘Setterwalls is a very professional and business oriented firm with strong analytical and industry expertise.’

‘The individuals I have worked with possess the rare combination of outstanding professionalism and likability. Easy to work with, focused on the key questions and always deliver high quality within set deadlines.’

‘Erik Gadman is one of the most pragmatic lawyers I have ever worked with. I truly appreciate his deep knowledge as regards public procurement.’

‘Erik Gadman is very professional and I feel very confident in what he is doing for us. He is good at explaining complex things so that I can understand and make good decisions about the next step. As far as I can judge he is a very competent lawyer who really knows how to get through a battle with the giants of law. And he is always available!’

Key clients

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Government Offices of Sweden

Borås Energi och Miljö AB

Klottrets Fiende No 1

RGS Nordic

NCC Sverige AB

Bravida AB

Region Stockholm (Stockholm County Council)

Green Landscaping

The Swedish Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO)

Swedish eHealth Agency

National Property Board Sweden

Första AP-fonden

Tredje AP-fonden

Fjärde AP-fonden

AP7

Gothenburg Municipality

DIGG, the Swedish Agency for Digital Government

Work highlights

  • Acted as exclusive legal adviser to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on the relocation of the agency’s head offices.

Ulfsdotter Law

Since its establishment in 2018, procurement boutique Advokatfirman Ulfsdotter AB has built a sizeable practice in this space, advising a broad client base including central purchasing bodies, municipalities, state-owned entities, and prominent suppliers. The team handles procurement processes across the healthcare, housing, and transportation sectors; for contracting authorities, it provides input on the design of procurement documents and the evaluation of bids, while it advises suppliers on the preparation of bids. The practice is also active in contentious cases, representing both sides in review procedures and damage claims. Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell leads the team and is highly regarded for her experience in this sector.

Practice head(s):

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell

Other key lawyers:

Elin Nilsson

Testimonials

‘I would say that the thing that makes Ulfsdotter Law stand out from the rest of the specialist counsels/lawyers in public procurement is the totally unique competence and expertise that Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell herself holds: she has experience as a judge, legal counsel in court, legislation assignments regarding public procurement laws from the government, specialist assignments and spoken of as the No 1 expert in public procurements in Sweden. Even though the law firm is still small in regards to the number of employers, she manages to hire the best of the best working with and for her. I can without any hesitation say that if you have got the most complicated case/dispute on your hands, Ulfsdotter Law is the number one choice when choosing a legal counsel or expert because they stand for integrity, skill, tact and competence AND they are outstanding when it comes to availability and responding.’

‘A small firm with lots of competence and very high service level. Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is one of the most experienced lawyers in Sweden regarding public procurement.’

‘Ulfsdotter Law has demonstrated exceptional professionalism throughout their work. They are extremely thorough and don’t leave anything to chance. They always inform us as their client before the next step is taken and give us as much time as possible to respond. Furthermore, they always make the effort to weigh different alternative actions and their consequences against each other. If there is any new development in the cases they represent us in, they immediately inform us.’

‘I have mainly worked with Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell but her associates also contribute to the experience I have had with Ulfsdotter Law. Anna has a deep and profound knowledge in the field of public procurement, but her expertise also goes beyond the area. She answers every question you might have with as many details you might wish for, and she does so without delay. In comparison other firms I have worked with lack the in-depth knowledge and don’t give you the same service and attention to detail.’

‘Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is business oriented and professional, yet very personal and easy-going. In addition, her knowledge in public procurement matters is exceptional and she is skilled in proactively explaining how the legislation could be applied in our business.’

‘I was impressed by Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell’s enormous knowledge, extensive experience from the procurement area and her high availability. We could quickly get answers to our more complicated questions even during summer and holiday times. Elin Nilsson impressed us with her excellent way of quickly getting through and coming up with good solutions and answers to claims from the other party. Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell and Elin Nilsson together form a brilliant duo, with the opportunity to assist in all difficult procurement law issues. Enormous knowledge and experience as well as very high availability. They are also very nice and easy to work with. I can strongly recommend Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell and Elin Nilsson.’

‘The Team has executed their assignments in a really skilled, accurate, educating, supporting and strategic way. I can highly recommend them in the different phases in public procurement processes. What makes their practice unique is Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell’s long experience and enormous knowledge within the practice area combined with the team’s high availability and excellent understanding of our market and organization. I am also very impressed by the team’s outstanding way of teaching our organisation the public procurement process and what we, as a supplier, must bear in mind. This is of great value to us as a client. A better team than Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell and Elin Nilsson must be hard to find.’

Key clients

SJ AB

Randstad Sweden Group AB

Mediplast AB

Municipality of Huddinge

Electrolux Hemprodukter AB

Karolinska Institutet

Municipality of Örebro

The Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Managemen

IBM Svenska AB

Eskilstuna Energi & Miljö AB

AB Scandinavian Motorcenter

Municipality of Eskilstuna

Akrima Bygg AB

Eskilstuna Kommunfastigheter AB

Work highlights

  • Advised SJ AB during the execution of a public procurement process and successfully represented SJ AB in an application for review case before the Stockholm Administrative Court.
  • Advised Randstad Sweden Group AB on participating in a public procurement for staffing services/IT services/office services.
  • Advised Mediplast AB on price negotiations during the term of a public contract.

Advokatfirman Vinge

Advokatfirman Vinge provides comprehensive advice to clients throughout the procurement process. The team advises contracting authorities on the drafting of documents, assists suppliers with preparing bids, and represents both parties in review procedures. A notable specialism of the practice is its work on procurement issues involving EU law, where it leverages its office in Brussels to handle matters such as disputes in the CJEU. The team is also able to utilise its in-house economics expertise to make both legal and economic arguments in court proceedings. The practice is jointly led by Daniel Wendelsson, Jerker Alm, and Martin Johansson, who is based in Brussels. Alm is particularly focused on the energy sector, and Kristoffer Sällfors is another name to note for contentious procurement matters. Wendelsson was promoted to partner in January 2022, while Per-Ola Bergqvist joined the team in the same month from Foyen Advokatfirma.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Wendelsson; Jerker Alm; Martin Johansson

Other key lawyers:

Kristoffer Sällfors; Per-Ola Bergqvist

Testimonials

‘Kristoffer Sällfors has an interesting background that has been helpful for my case. He has a unique insight and makes good conclusions from this. Daniel Wendelsson is service minded, and keen to make sure that I understand. I think both of these two do a fantastic job, and are competent in the field but I would not have expected anything less. They meet my expectations, which were set very high.’

‘The public procurement team consists of highly skilled and professional lawyers with broad expertise.’

‘Kristoffer Sällfors is a highly skilled and extremely dedicated lawyer. His long experience of working in the field of public procurement law has given him an in depth knowledge in the most complex areas of this field of law. He also has a unique experience of representing in the Court of Justice of the European Union.’

‘Per-Ola Bergqvist is an expert in public procurement on both sides.’

‘Per-Ola Bergqvist has great knowledge, is nice and is responsive. Always has good views when we need help and always available.’

Key clients

The City of Malmö

Scandinavian Service Partner (SSP)

Ellevio AB

SJ AB

DAB Dental AB

Work highlights

  • Representing SJ, the state-owned incumbent operator of railway passenger transport services in Sweden, in a legal review procedure against the local authority/public service operator Mälab AB.
  • Represented the electrical grid company Ellevio in legal review procedures, where Ellevio’s award decision regarding a works contract for a gas insulated switchgear in Stockholm was challenged by Siemens and General Electric.
  • Representing SJ, the state-owned incumbent operator of railway passenger transport services in Sweden, before the General Court at the CJEU.

AG Advokat

Boutique firm AG Advokat focuses on the real estate and construction sectors, advising clients in these areas on preparing bids for contracts as well as representing them in challenges to awards. The team acts for clients in procurement processes by municipalities and central purchasing bodies. Viktoria Edelman leads the team, with senior associate Viktor Hård af Segerstad also handling matters in this space.

Practice head(s):

Viktoria Edelman

Other key lawyers:

Viktor Hård af Segerstad

Testimonials

‘AG Advokat possesses very good knowledge and experience regarding public procurement law (especially with regards to construction and land contracting). That is one of the reasons why our firm hires AG Advokat for work with legal assistance in this area.’

‘Highly compatible and professional team. Increased level of performance over time as they get to know your business as well as your ambitions and goals.’

‘Viktor Hård af Segerstad maintains a professional level even during challenging times and always delivers in a timely manner with professional excellence. High competence and level of expertise in some specific areas and so far every case has been to our favour in outcome.’

‘Professional, knowledgeable, good at listening and understanding customers.’

‘Very good capacity and rapid response.’

‘Very easy to work with, skills and knowledge at the top level in Sweden.’

Work highlights

  • Represented Veidekke Entreprenad in a review procedure for the construction of a temporary diversion of the E4-motorway and the construction of a permanent bridge at the E4.
  • Represented Xylem in an application for review to the administrative court.
  • Represented Nordomatic in a review procedure of Skolfastigheter i Stockholm’s procurement of a framework agreement for property automation (control and monitoring work for service, maintenance, and reconstruction work).

Brick Advokat KB

Since its establishment in 2020, Brick Advokat KB has developed a capable public procurement practice which advises suppliers on the preparation of tenders and represents them in review proceedings. The team is highly active in the construction sector, and also acts for companies involved in consulting and the supply of services. The practice’s client base includes Swedish companies as well as foreign businesses seeking to enter the Swedish market; it also advises contracting authorities on procurements. Jenny Kenneberg leads the team, with Liselott Fröstad and senior associate Pernilla Rasiwala also key names in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Kenneberg

Other key lawyers:

Liselott Fröstad; Pernilla Rasiwala

Testimonials

‘They are have high level of commitment. Very interested in the question you give them. They have always time for YOU.’

‘Pernilla Rasiwala is very knowledgeable and has great problem-solving capabilities. Always provides quick responses to our questions.’

‘Liselott Fröstad shows personal interest and is always available to arrange for help when needed.’

‘They had a quick response time and good understanding of presented problems that we need support with.’

‘We have worked with the team for a long time. They are professional and eager to understand our business. This is essential for us.’

‘The team has contributed to our business case with profound knowledge in public procurement in general and with specific knowledge in Swedish legal practice.’

‘Pernilla Rasiwala has provided excellent service in advising on our business case. She has the experience and competence needed to represent clients working with the public sector in Sweden. We have developed a total trust in Pernilla due to her accurateness in different deliveries. Besides this she has tremendous social skills, which makes it very pleasant and easy to cooperate with her.’

‘They offer engagement with the customer and have very good availability, ready to help directly when needed. Team with unusually good knowledge in the area and a commercial point of view on problems.’

Key clients

Heving & Hägglund

Itinera S.p.A

Eitech Electro AB

BTH Bygg AB

Menigo Foodservice AB

Bogfelts Installation och Entreprenad AB

LKAB No Assemblin El AB

Fjärde AP-fonden

Första AP-fonden

Tyréns AB

Unit4 AB

Terranor AB

TK Elevator Sweden AB

Sveriges television, SVT

Apotekstjänst i Sverige AB

Trönderbilene AS

Hellsténs Bygg och Entreprenad i Eskilstuna AB

Rengörare Näslund AB

Bygg- och Industrigross Sverige AB

Eitech Engineering AB

Goodtech Environmental Solutions AB

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing advice to Menigo Foodservice on tenders, contractual matters, review processes and indemnity cases.
  • Advising Assemblin El AB on tender processes and reviews.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Fjärde AP-fonden (The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund) on procurements, including the procurement of IT systems.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB‘s varied public procurement practice advises suppliers on preparing bids for public contracts, as well as representing them in challenges to procurement decisions. The practice also supports the firm’s M&A team in handling transactions involving companies engaged in public contracts. Practice head Annika Blomqvist is noted for her specialism in acting for life sciences companies, and also advises clients in the construction, IT and education sectors. Angelo Skog and Fanny Färnlöf are also names to note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Annika Blomqvist

Other key lawyers:

Angelo Skog; Fanny Fernlöf

Testimonials

‘Extremely good contact and engagement in the cause. Swift and accurate feedback on the topic, fast to understand the environment and the product landscape, knowing it is a complex area.’

‘Apart from their well proven skills within the field, they have a very high understanding of the business side of things. This understanding is key to their success.’

‘To me, the ability to collaborate and build teams is key. Cederquist seem to have an ability to recruit highly competent staff who also work well in diverse team settings. I value their staff as much as any other employee in my own organisation. Annika Blomkvist and Fanny Färnlöf both stand out for their legal skills as well as for their business acumen.’

‘The public procurement team is very competent and holds great innovation and knowledge. Annika Blomkvist and Fanny Färnlöf are a great team and collaboration is smooth and result oriented.’

‘Innovative and extremely customer friendly team.’

Key clients

YrkesAkademin AB

Atrium Ljungberg AB

AddSecure Smart Rescue Nordic AB

Papera Sol AB

Coor Service Management Group AB

Formpipe Software AB

KSMG Media Group AB

Ingenjörsgruppen Ståhlkloo AB

Invite Europe AB

Atkins Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Papera Sol in a case regarding claims for damages from a municipality for direct awards in violation of public procurement laws.
  • Represented YrkesAkademin AB in court proceedings in the Jönköping Administrative Court of Appeal, relating to confusion of criteria for qualitative selection and award criteria.
  • Represented AddSecure Smart Rescue Nordic AB in several appeal procedures in court, including an application for review in the administrative court in relation to the possibility to rely on the capacity of another entity.

Advokatfirman Delphi

Advokatfirman Delphi has broad expertise in the public procurement space, acting for both suppliers and contracting authorities. The team counts both Swedish and multinational companies among its client base and advises on bids as well as review procedures. Elisabeth Eklund leads the team, which also includes Christian Härdgård and senior associate Martin Bogg.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Eklund

Other key lawyers:

Christian Härdgård; Martin Bogg

Testimonials

‘We have had Delphi as support for many years, in court cases and investigations. The have a broad sector knowledge and sharp minds.’

‘Delphi’s strength lies in its people. They are very service-minded and give great support in cases. For us it’s very important that we can have fast responses and quick risk management. The knowledge that Delphi brings together with the above makes them a great firm. For us Martin Bogg offers all of the above, he gives the best support and is not afraid to give his opinion.’

‘The team is highly skilled in public procurement and has a high service level. They also price their services in an acceptable manner.’

‘Martin Bogg is highly skilled.’

‘Excellent knowledge within the field. The solution of the assignment was very efficient and with great results.’

‘Christian Härdgård is very down to earth which I appreciate. He has excellent knowledge within the field. He is pragmatic and does not sell the client unnecessary work.’

‘They offer know-how in public procurement. Availability and willingness to understand our solution to our market and the world around it.’

‘Martin Bogg is a specialist in the field of public procurement and has over time built up a highly valued knowledge of the solution we bring to the market. This means we can convey the matter we need consultation on in a short time, knowing Martin already has the knowledge about the competition surrounding us.’

Key clients

Jernhusen AB

Roche AB

Lingua Communication Nordic AB

CNA Insurance Company (Europe) SA

Swedlock AB

Akademiska Hus AB

Interspiro AB

Treano Bygg AB

Municipality of Malmö

Municipality of Karlstad

Löwhagen Upphandling AB

AV Syd AB

MKB Fastighets AB

Work highlights

  • Assisted Lingua Communication Nordic AB in connection with many public procurements, including ongoing advice during the tendering phase and general public procurement guidance.
  • Assisted the state-owned real estate company Jernhusen with advice and legal research on public procurement matters in connection with Jernhusen’s real estate projects.
  • Advised the Swedish subsidiary of the multinational pharmaceuticals company Roche on participating in an international EU procurement executed by the European Commission.

Foyen Advokatfirma

Foyen Advokatfirma stands out in the Swedish market for its expertise in advising contracting authorities on procurement processes. The team has a particular specialism in construction procurement, acting for clients including municipally-owned waste management, housing and utilities companies. The practice also acts for suppliers, advising on the drafting of tender documents. The practice is now led by John Hane and senior associate Ann Garmland. Per-Ola Bergqvist departed the firm in January 2022, joining Advokatfirman Vinge.

Practice head(s):

Ann Garmland; John Hane

Other key lawyers:

Christoffer Löfquist; Johanna Hellström

Testimonials

‘Extensive knowledge in the entire procurement area. Quick to help in all situations, handles the assignments with great confidence. Keeps in touch with clients so that you are always informed.’

‘Fast, competent, reliable, fair billing, easy to reach!’

Key clients

Mälardalens University

Malmö University

Bostads AB Mimer

Hyresbostäder i Norrköping AB

Västerviks Bostadsbolag AB

Futurum Fastigheter i Örebro

Sörmland Vatten och Avfall AB

KKB Fastigheter AB

Högskolan Dalarna

Work highlights

  • Provided strategic advice to a municipal association that operates a waste treatment plant regarding the public procurement of an extensive cooperation construction project for conversion and extension of the treatment plant.
  • Advised Roslagsvatten, a municipally owned water and sewerage company, on the procurement process for the expansion of existing water treatment plants.
  • Advised Dalarna University on the creation of a city campus in Borlänge.

Advokatfirman Fylgia KB

Advokatfirman Fylgia KB‘s broad public procurement practice is capable of providing clients with advice on tenders, review procedures, and damages claims, including handling litigation in the Supreme Administrative Court. The team is engaged by both suppliers and contracting authorities across a range of sectors including the energy, transportation, logistics, and construction industries. The practice is jointly led by Markus Garfvé, who is praised as ‘thorough, quick and skilled’ and Fredrik Winroth, who is valued for his ‘comprehensive, business-minded advice’.

Practice head(s):

Markus Garfvé; Fredrik Winroth

Other key lawyers:

Björn Karlsson

Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable. Able to provide clear, concise and practical knowledge as well as explain complex legal problems in an understandable way.’

‘Fredrik Winroth is always efficient, funny, sharp and gives comprehensive business-minded advice. We worked with Markus Garfvé, Fredrik Winroth and Björn Karlsson and are impressed by the quality of service. Excellent value.’

‘Fylgia has a deep knowledge regarding Public Procurement issues and challenges. When creating proposals for the Public Sector you have to understand specific details, read between the lines and be skilled in knowing the wording to use. Fylgia supports in a perfect way. When it comes to appeals, Fylgia uses the same extensive competence.’

‘Markus Garfvé is the person most contacted. He is thorough, quick and skilled. Situations where we have decided that he must take the discussion with the client directly it always turns out positively. For situations where we have the contacts with the client on our own, we are always pre-supported with good arguments.’

‘One thing that is really unique with this firm is that they write short and concisely in a language that makes it easy for me as a non-legally trained person to follow their discussion. This is of high importance for me as it I can proofread it quickly and easily and approve or come up with suggestions or corrections.’

‘They are fast and positive to work with! I know I have several times asked them to go that extra mile in terms of short deadlines or asked them for help outside of business hours. They are always positive and have never disappointed me.’

‘Insightful knowledge of the industry and close and proactive advice to the company.’

‘Very experienced experts in the laws of public procurement and legal advisers for our business.’

Key clients

Cabonline Group AB

ByggPartner i Dalarna AB

Eterne AB

Visita

Beckman Coulter

Svenska Kraftnät

Consid AB

Egencia Sweden AB

Movare AB

Arthrex AB

IT Underhåll i Stockholm AB

Presto

Piteå Kommunföretag AB

iBinder AB

Work highlights

  • Represented life sciences company Beckman Coulter in the Administrative Court regarding a public procurement of transportation services.
  • Advised Svenska Kraftnät on the procurement of maintenance for overhead lines, pipelines, AC stations and HVDC converter stations.
  • Acted for Movare in a major lawsuit against the Swedish Enforcement Authority following breach of a public contract for moving services.

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB provides comprehensive advice to suppliers. The team’s work includes providing strategic advice to clients on bids for public contracts, and in the contentious space it acts both for parties challenging procurement decisions as well as successful bidders defending against review proceedings. The practice has an extensive client base, which includes companies in the telecoms, construction, IT and transport sectors; it also represents contracting authorities such as government bodies. Carl Norén leads the team, with Olof Larsberger focused on contentious procurement cases.

Practice head(s):

Carl Norén

Other key lawyers:

Olof Larsberger; Anton Johansson

Testimonials

‘Kastell has a very good internal collaboration that we customers clearly notice, especially it can be mentioned that they use each other’s expertise in an optimal way. And that there is a great customer understanding.’

‘The lawyers we work with are judged to be among the best in the market. We have used Kastell for several years and have never been dissatisfied. The results have never been to our detriment. Our confidence in Kastell is very high.’

‘Sensitive towards clients needs and requests, strong specialist competence in public procurement area and good understanding of IT/telecoms industry. Good balance in work performed by senior and junior lawyers.’

‘Olof Larsberger and Anton Johansson forms a good reliable team and as a client you feel confident that they understand and handle your matter successfully.’

‘My experience of Kastell has been detailed in public procurement. They have shown deep knowledge within the law and have adapted their knowledge to the specific business that our company conducts. They act very professionally, cooperate very well, give pre-indication on invoices and are also generally pleasant. They have also delivered success in several processes that our company has run with their support.’

‘They have different personalities which complement each other in the team they make up. They are warm and not pretentious, they do not emphasize themselves but can just as well highlight others – they are team players who make one as a customer feel safe in different situations that arise.’

‘They have thorough knowledge of relevant legislation.’

Key clients

Telia Company AB (Telia Sverige AB)

Ricoh Sverige AB

Adecco Sweden AB

Cygate AB

Alstom Sverige AB

Svensk dos AB

Caverion Sverige AB

Peab AB

Aon Assessment (Svenska) AB

Time Care Aktiebolag

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel for Telia in several high-profile judicial review cases regarding telecoms services contracts or framework agreements.
  • Advising Ricoh on procurement cases against contracting authorities and defending Ricoh in cases against other suppliers.
  • Acted as counsel for Svensk dos in procurement damages litigation and several judicial review cases regarding framework agreements in the unit dispensed pharmaceuticals sector.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB has notable expertise in the transportation sector, where it advises suppliers on the procurement processes for the operation of public transport as well as the construction of transport infrastructure. Beyond the transportation space, the team is instructed by clients in the defence, energy and manufacturing industries, and in addition to advising suppliers also acts in defence of procuring authorities in review proceedings and damage claims. Sylvia Lindén leads the practice and has experience in handling large-scale procurement processes; associate Jens Nilsson is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Sylvia Lindén

Other key lawyers:

Jens Nilsson

Testimonials

‘Professional treatment and incredibly committed staff.’

‘The team leader, Sylvia Lindén, is extremely professional and was very available and attentive to our concerns.’

‘They have very high knowledge of the public contracting law in the construction sector, with an approach focused on philosophy, way of thinking and working within the sector that greatly facilitates the work when preparing the case.’

‘The lawyers I worked with were committed to provide solutions to their customers and were very quick in their actions.’

Key clients

Connect Bus Group

Sabena Technics and Elbit Systems Ltd

Mohlins Bussar

Obrascon Huarte Lain

Gävle Parkeringsservice

Busspoolen Västerbotten AB

Bong Sverige AB

VOI Technology and UIP Holding as well as OutdoorMedia (previously AdCityMedia)

Rover Grupo

Furrer+Frey

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sabena Technics BOD SAS and Elbit Systems Ltd in a review litigation in the Administrative Court against The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration concerning a defence procurement of the life time extension of the Swedish Armed Forces’ C 130 aircrafts beyond 2030.
  • Advised Obrascon Huarte Lain SA on several tender projects concerning the Stockholm metro expansion, inter alia in a SEK1.3bn cross-border review litigation against The Region of Stockholm (the Administration for an Extended Underground).
  • Represented the Connect Bus Group in review litigation in the Administrative Court and the Administrative Court of Appeal against Länstrafiken i Västerbotten and Boreal Buss AS in Länstrafiken’s procurement of regional traffic at the coast of Northern Sweden.

Magnusson Advokatbyrå

Magnusson Advokatbyrå stands out for its work in the contentious procurement space, where it advises clients on complex review procedures in the administrative courts and courts of appeal. In addition to acting for unsuccessful bidders seeking to challenge awards, it also helps successful bidders to defend against reviews. Practice head Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson has specialised in this sector for almost two decades, including  previously working in the Swedish judiciary on procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson

Testimonials

‘Morvarid Dhorkan Nilsson is swift, smart and a true professional in every aspect. She values all her clients highly.’

‘The Magnusson firm overachieves the typical expectations on availability, reliability and accuracy. However, what they bring is being genuinely personal. You have a strong knowledgeable firm that is on your side and understands your business and the task at hand. The solutions and advice are never standard replies. They are always to the point contextually, intellectually, and legally. I also appreciate their strength in standing up to the leadership for the best of the firm and the legal issue at hand.’

‘Being close, personal and invested in the questions, tasks & issues are what sets this firm apart. Most of the issues are not rare legal problems to solve. However, we need someone thinking outside the box, providing options as if this was their own problem. The sense of accountability and ownership is quite unique with this firm on the partner and associate levels. Being able to foster this culture is quite unique as we have had several other partners within different departments of Magnusson and they all have these traits.’

‘What an in-house legal counsel needs. Both investigations and the quick and easy discussions.’

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson and the team are very thorough and professional. They have a winning culture that makes the process credible.’

‘Very high knowledge of the public contracting law in the construction sector, with an approach focused on philosophy, way of thinking and working within the sector that greatly facilitates the work when preparing the case.’

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson balances a personal approach with reliable advice and has been doing so for many years now.’

‘Magnusson has mainly assisted us with our legal matters related to public procurement. We are impressed by how quickly the team understood our business and our legal concerns. Magnusson was able to quickly assemble a team with expertise complementing each other to swiftly provide us with full guidance in all aspects of our legal matters. This really makes us feel like an important and prioritized client.’

Key clients

Svealands Fastighetsteknik AB

Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige

Belstroj AB

Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB

NVBS Projekt AB

The municipality of Lerum

Gryaab AB

Intersolia Sweden AB

Sverek AB

MTR Nordic AB

Mediq Sverige AB

Varbergs Bostads AB

OHL Sverige AB

Becton Dickinson AB

Arka Golv & Måleri AB

Zynka Digital Buildings AB

Byggföretagen i Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB on applying for the review of a procurement of facility services.
  • Defending Becton Dickinson AB’s tender in a procurement of HPV screening system and the procurement of flow cytometer.
  • Advising Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige on defending its tender in a procurement of stoma products and accessories.

Morris Law

Morris Law is active across both contentious and non-contentious matters in the procurement space. The team provides assistance to clients across a broad range of sectors in the preparation of tenders, while its contentious practice includes handling review procedures in the administrative courts and the administrative courts of appeal. Linda Dahlström leads the team, with Roger Wier and Martin Vildhede also key figures in the practice; Wier is noted for his focus on the construction sector, while Vildhede is frequently instructed on disputes.

Practice head(s):

Linda Dahlström

Other key lawyers:

Roger Wier; Martin Vildhede

Testimonials

‘The team is very customer-focused and flexible and has specifically helped me with questions regarding Public Procurement in Sweden.’

‘Linda Dahlström is very customer-focused and flexible. You can have quick conversations about Public Procurement without making it a big deal and high rates.’

‘Always available and quick to answer if we have hade any issues. Virtual contact works perfectly.’

‘Very engaged and makes an effort to understand complicated branch-specific facts and at the same time informs client about the legal questions that have influence on the same.’

‘With a fairly large team and two experienced and well trained partners, the Morris team is able to solve all types of public procurement-related legal issues.’

‘Roger Wier and Martin Vildhede are extremely experienced and have an unproblematic view to solving problems.’

‘We switched law firm a few years back to Morris, and we have not once regretted our decision! The Morris Team is unique in its pragmatic approach and the success they have had for us. Roger Wier and Martin Vildhede are exceptional, together with the rest of the team.’

‘Martin Vildhede and Roger Wier are brilliant lawyers all around – they go the extra mile to ensure success almost every time.’

Key clients

Eurofins Environment Sweden Testing AB/Eurofins Water Testing Sweden AB

White arkitekter AB

Coloplast AB

Tuve Bygg AB

Essunga Plantskola AB

Geomatikk Sverige AB

Baneservice Scandinavia AB

Brion Invest Group AB

Solar Sverige AB

Work highlights

  • Advising White arkitekter on public procurement matters.
  • Advising Eurofins on day to day legal advice within the field of public procurement, from assisting in disputes to strategic advice in the field of public procurement.
  • Assisting Brion Invest group within the field of public procurement when taking part in tendering procedures and carrying out contracts, as well as review procedures.

Roschier

Roschier is highly active in the public procurement space, acting exclusively for suppliers. The team provides advice to clients from a range of sectors, with a particular focus on life sciences and energy clients. In addition to assisting clients in preparing bids for contracts, the practice handles disputes in this space related to award decisions and the cancellation of contracts. Erik Ficks leads the team, with Kristian Hugmark supporting on matters involving competition law. Ficks acts alongside the firm’s corporate practice to handle transactions with procurement-related aspects.

Practice head(s):

Erik Ficks

Other key lawyers:

Kristian Hugmark; Elias Olsson

Testimonials

‘We value their ability to deliver according to strategy, and their excellent skills in the domain allow the client to get real value.’

‘Erik Ficks has an astute sense of understanding the client. This linked with his skills in the domain allows him to deliver real customer value. Together with his associate Elias Olsson, they make up a great team.’

Key clients

Epic Systems Corporation

Mondian

OneMed

Trygg-Hansa