Public procurement in Sweden
Praised by clients as the 'best niche firm for public procurement in Sweden', BOKWALL RISLUND has a notable reputation for advising suppliers on the tender process and acting in disputes up to the Supreme Administrative Court. Founding partner Carl Bokwall leads the team and has strong expertise in procurements relating to the telecoms, healthcare and medical devises sectors. Per-Owe Arfwedson provides advice on all procurement issues for large construction companies, and Lina Håkansson Kjellén frequently provides training to clients on the procurement process.
Other key lawyers:
Per-Owe Arfwedson; Lina Håkansson Kjellén
‘The firm has rightfully established a reputation as the best niche firm for public procurement in Sweden.’
‘Carl Bokwall is very experienced and highly skilled within each area of public procurement. I’ve worked with him for years and have confidence in his advice. He is always available with short notice if there is an urgent concern and gives outstanding accurate concrete business critical advice which is much appreciated.’
‘Per-Owe Arfwedson provides straight-to-the point advice that takes into account both the legal and the commercial aspects.’
‘Unique competence regarding public procurement in Sweden. Also know how to handle both tactical and strategical issues and challenges how to secure and manage to get advantage of specific situations. High competence about Swedish laws and regulations in connection to public procurement. Engagement and competence is key.’
‘I have worked with Per-Owe Arfwedson. I wouldn’t want to work with any other procurement lawyer. Per-Owe and his team are simply the best in Sweden.’
‘Carl Bokwall has broad and deep knowledge in public procurement after many years of practice. He is more of a business adviser than many other lawyers. He is a good negotiator and very strategic.’
‘Carl Bokwall and Lina Håkansson Kjellén work as a real team. They supplement each other well. A distinguishing feature for this team is the exceptional attention to detail. This is an advantage when litigating. Further they have a deep knowledge of our sector (healthcare) where they understand the drivers of the procuring authority and how the tender documents normally look like. They are more business oriented than the average lawyer and can separate theoretical risk from real risk. I would highly recommend them in procurement related matters and contract disputes arising out of a procured agreement.’
‘Their technical expertise in Public Procurement matters is excellent! The team spirit and personality stands out.’
Serneke Group AB
WSP Sverige AB
Textilia Tvätt & Textilservice AB
Dustin Sverige AB
Fresenius Medical Care Sverige AB
JCDecaux Sverige AB
Securitas Sverige AB
Visma Commerce AB
Visma Enterprise AB
Cambio Healthcare Systems AB
- Acting for Dustin in the first major challenge of a change of supplier in nation-wide framework agreements for IT products following new rules on contract modifications, where the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court is to ask for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
- Acting for Fresenius Medical Care following a wrongful contract award by the Region of Västra Götalan regarding dialysis machines and disposables.
- Advising JCDecaux on procurements, court cases and concession contracts.
Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB is a stand-out name for all aspects of procurement work, and advises first-class clients from a number of sectors on the full range of the procurement process, from strategic advice and tendering issues to disputes. Kristian Pedersen is one of the most experienced procurement litigators on the market, and has acted in a substantial volume of disputes before the Supreme Administrative Court. Erik Olsson has advised leading companies in the transport and infrastructure sectors on all elements of the bidding process and execution of contracts, and associate Olle Lindberg assists with many of the firm's most significant mandates.
Kristian Pedersen; Erik Olsson
Other key lawyers:
‘Pro-active and modern solutions within a field of law that is generally seen as quite ‘static’. We truly appreciate their innovative angle to complex legal issues.’
‘Kristian Pedersen is calmly presenting complex problems in a “simple” way with words that business people can also understand. Focus is not on long memos but rather on the usefulness of the advice – that is outstanding.’
‘Very high customer service! Young and modern approach. Always available and fast response. Extremely high delivery.’
‘KP’s approach to the client differs from other law firms in several ways, which I believe is contributing to the better quality of their deliveries and which definitely makes the end result more useful to me as client: 1. KP appears to have a genuine interest in the client’s business, and manages to apply the knowledge they collect in this respect to their deliveries. 2. KP think out of the box when it comes to the end product. By considering alternatives and being interested in making the end result useful for me as client, I get additional value.’
‘Kristian Pedersen is skilled, has the ability to adapt the deliveries to the client’s scope and is great to retain both for ordinary law firm assignments and when you seek advice from a business partner with legal skills. This is a rare combination.’
‘Excellent adviser in public procurement, can often provide practical and professional advice adapted to our business quickly.’
‘Kristian Pedersen is the best public procurement adviser we have encountered. Accessible, with great knowledge who offers practical solutions to complex problems. Not afraid to advise against appeals if the case has low merit, even if this means less work in that particular case for the firm.’
‘The team at Kahn Pedersen has an unsurpassed ability to handle public procurement law. They apply creative thinking and can find new ways of handling cases.’
‘I would like to mention Erik Olsson for his dedication and grate knowledge in public procurement law. He can always see a case from another angle and thus be successful.’
Fortifikationsverket (the Swedish Fortifications Agency)
Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB
Vossloh Rail Services AB
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd
HBV Husbyggnadsvaror Förening
Tekniska verken i Linköping AB
- Represented Svevia in a high-profile case in the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court.
- Representing Säröleden in a significant case in the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court.
- Advised JM AB regarding the calculation of contract value when building on land for public use.
Advokatfirman Schjødt advises both suppliers and contracting authorities in all procurement matters, from the initial bidding process and drafting procurement documents to disputes before the administrative and general courts. The group frequently assists with large transport and infrastructure projects; the team recently represented Keolis in a number of disputes related to bus traffic procurement contracts. Practice head Fredrik Linder is highly regarded and is instructed by leading Swedish and multinational clients from the telecoms, healthcare, construction and transport sectors.
Other key lawyers:
‘Fredrik Linder was very calm and correct in all situations. He was very clear if he did not know an answer and always checked and came back. Personally I highly appreciated all the good advice we received so we as a company can also better manoeuvre in future public tender processes.’
‘Fredrik Linder – Very analytical and service minded.’
‘Very competent and skilled within public procurement and litigation within the same area of law.’
‘Easy to work with, understand my company’s issues and problems, know the business very well, effective work, always there when we need them.’
‘Mostly I have worked with Fredrik Linder, and I think he understands everything so well, and he has answers on all my questions. If he does not have the answer right away, he will give it in a very short time. I really appreciate that. I do not have to take that much time to explain my issues, since he is very experienced and therefore understands it immediately. He always come up with good advice on how to go further.’
‘The individual persons we have been in contact with have had deep knowledge of the public procurement process in Sweden and the procurement law. They are very fast to reply with good recommendations and answers.’
‘Extensive experience in litigating public procurement cases. Very skilled and knowledgeable team. Provides careful advise and leaves no stone unturned.’
‘Worked mostly with Fredrik Linder – he has experience, confidence and competence. Provides reliable advice.’
The Swedish Central Bank’s Foundation
- Represented Skanska in court proceedings against Serneke regarding a public procurement process for a €100m construction contract in Gothenburg.
- Assisted Keolis with the bidding phase of a public procurement regarding a €2bn contract for bus traffic in Stockholm.
- Represented Getinge in court proceedings against the Region of Örebro regarding a public procurement process for healthcare equipment.
Cirio Advokatbyrå AB assists contracting authority and supplier clients from a variety of sectors with all elements of the procurement process, including strategic planning issues, bidding mandates, contract drafting work and disputes. Eva-Maj Mühlenbock, who leads the team, is a highly respected name in the area and advises private companies and contracting entities in the IT, defence and life sciences sectors, while Olof Hallberg represents clients in review procedures and damages disputes up to Supreme Court level.
Other key lawyers:
Olof Hallberg; Lukas Granlund; Robin Heimdahl
‘Their experience and knowledge of complex matters is extensive and their outstanding performance is a direct result of them being able to use that extensive knowledge. They always display mastery of their legal area and always explain with an agile sense of what’s at stake.’
‘Eva-Maj Mühlenbock is no doubt one of the 2-3 best in the country when it comes to her area of expertise. Her knowledge of complex matters is extensive and she has really helped us in becoming the most progressive and sought after player in our field of business. She always displays mastery of the public procurement area, is always engaging and is always extremely well informed.’
‘For many years, the firm has helped us in legal matters and shown consistent and high quality advice. Key competencies: 1. Very good knowledge of the regulations. 2. Very good ability to listen and understand us as a customer. 3. Practical experience and ability to translate it into innovative solutions 4. Very good ability to highlight our message in a structured and simple way in writing.’
Lernia Utbildning AB
Länstrafiken i Jämtlands län AB
Clear Channel Sverige AB
- Represented AB Stockholmshem in a review procedure.
- Represented Marfina S.L. in an extensive public procurement case in Stockholm Administrative Court.
- Advised Länstrafiken on several matters related to organising and tendering public transport in Region Jämtland and Region Härjedalen.
Hannes Snellman has notable strength in procurement matters and advises both suppliers and contracting authorities on strategic planning work, bidding processes and disputes. Group co-head Joakim Lavér is considered by clients to be 'one of the very best public procurement lawyers in the jurisdiction'; he maintains a broad practice, which includes advising large contracting entities including the Stockholm Regional Public Transport Authority on review procedures and acting in claims for damages. Peter Forsberg, who co-leads the team, primarily focuses on competition law, and also assists with complex procurements in the life science sector involving EU law issues.
Joakim Lavér; Peter Forsberg
Other key lawyers:
Johan Holmquist; David Olander
‘Compared to other firms I would say Hannes Snellmann stand out as one of the best companies.’
‘The firm has a very high level of expertise in the public procurement area. They are also excellent in their client relationships.’
‘Joakim Lavér has excellent qualifications within the field. Very good pedagogical ability and very nice and easy to work with.’
‘Joakim Laver is one of the very best public procurement lawyers in the jurisdiction.’
‘They have unique competence within the area and have helped me in a very good way in all matters.’
‘When it comes to legal matters, you need to find the right competence within the specific area. Hannes Snellman have exactly the competence we need. Understands directly the problem and have ideas how to solve it.’
‘The firm has extensive knowledge of working towards customers in the public sector.’
‘Peter Forsberg- partner, excellent analytical skills to find and argue the standpoint for complex juridical questions and to argue our standpoint. David Olander – junior partner, did most of the “heavy lifting” in finding the different applicable laws and practices for the issues accrued.’
AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (Stockholm Regional Public Transport Authority)
Telia Sverige AB
Public Art Agency Sweden
SAP Svenska AB
Eltel Networks Infranet AB
- Represented Telia in a lengthy court procedure regarding Telia’s direct contract award to supply interim telecoms services.
- Representing Siemens Mobility in a review procedure regarding contracting authority SJ’s direct award of a high-speed train procurement to Bombardier.
- Advising Transitio on two major procurements of rolling stock with a combined value of €500m.
Mannheimer Swartling has an extensive procurement practice, which advises on contentious and strategic issues relating to public-private partnerships, infrastructure projects, and the outsourcing of IT and public transportation systems. In addition, the group also works with the firm's corporate group to advise on the procurement elements of M&A transactions. Team head Johan Carle and Sven Vaxenbäck are the key names in the Stockholm office; both have extensive knowledge of competition matters and advise some of the most significant public authorities in the region. New arrival Johanna Jonsson previously worked as in-house counsel for the region of Västra Götaland, giving her first-hand knowledge of contracting authority processes.
Other key lawyers:
Sven Vaxenbäck; Johanna Jonsson; Mattias Forsberg; Niklas Sjöblom; Anders Bergsten
‘Broad range of competencies to handle specific questions that may arise, timely responses. Very competent team.’
‘Competent, meticulous yet with a good understanding of business and its challenges, pleasant to deal with. Niklas Sjöblom always responds in a timely manner and supervises all deliveries from the firm.’
‘They are in general very professional, and have a unique competence regarding procurement of rail vehicles.’
‘They are, overall, very professional in all fields and topics in which we have a need for their assistance. The key person is definitely Anders Bergsten. Extremely professional, quick to give relevant feedback and also a person with high social competence.’
Region of Stockholm
Region of Västra Götaland
The Swedish Transport Administration
Municipality of Sollentuna
Municipality of Härnösand
- Advised the Region of Stockholm on the ongoing expansion of the Stockholm metro.
- Acted for the Region of Stockholm, Administration for Public Transport, in several review procedures in court regarding public procurements of public transportation.
- Advising the Swedish Transport Administration on the ongoing upgrade of the Swedish railway network.
Setterwalls fields a comprehensive procurement practice, which is able to advise contractor and supplier clients on contentious and non-contentious matters across a range of sectors. The group also has experience in niche areas of the practice area, including handling the procurement of public-private partnership projects, concession procurements, innovation procurements and public-private innovation projects. Ulf Djurberg leads the practice from the Stockholm office and represents clients in litigation proceedings at a domestic and EU level. Based in Malmö, Martin Levinsohn focuses on the pharmaceuticals, biotech, medtech and food sectors.
Other key lawyers:
Martin Levinsohn; Mattias Wiklund; Anna Lundberg
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Government Offices of Sweden
Borås Energi och Miljö AB
Klottrets Fiende No 1
NCC Sverige AB
Bravida Prenad AB
Stockholm County Council
The Swedish Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO)
Swedish eHealth Agency
National Property Board Sweden
- Advised NCC Sverige AB on Swedavia Airports’ procurement of a construction contract for the development of Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.
- Advising Green Landscaping AB on review procedures regarding public procurements conducted by large authorities in Sweden.
- Provided the Stockholm County Council with legal advice regarding the change of the healthcare system and the establishment of a new digital platform.
As a procurement-focused boutique, Ulfsdotter Law advises suppliers from the transport, energy and life sciences industries as well as a number of Swedish municipalities on all aspects of the procurement process. Considered by her clients as the 'best procurement lawyer in Sweden', Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell established the firm in 2018 and is vastly experienced in all procurement-related litigation; she has acted for clients in the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Administrative Court and the Swedish Supreme Court. Senior specialist Jonatan Wahlberg, who previously served as a judge, is also a key name to note.
Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell
Other key lawyers:
‘Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is very knowledgeable and quick to absorb the case with all technical details we have.‘
‘The law firm has in-depth legal knowledge in the area in which they specialise which enables them to provide excellent advice within the short timeframes often given. The advice given has proven to be good value for money.‘
‘Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is probably the best procurement lawyer in Sweden. Teaming up with Jonathan Wahlberg makes an unbeatable team.’
‘Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is in my opinion the leading Swedish lawyer in the area of public procurement law. Jonatan Wahlberg not only has excellent knowledge in the area of public procurement law but also has valuable insights from previous employment as a judge and working within the justice department with new legislation within public procurement.’
Barnortopediskt centrum AB
Scandinavian Motorcenter AB
Randstad Sweden Group AB
- Advised Randstad Sweden Group AB on public procurement law matters.
- Acted for Scandinavian Motorcenter AB in a court case in the Administrative Court of Appeal in Jönköping against the Swedish Transport Agency and the Polish company Eurotab Sp. Z o.o regarding a public procurement of license plates for the Swedish market.
- Assisted GE Healthcare with Region Uppsala’s public procurement of incubators for children.
Advokatfirman Vinge assists both suppliers and contracting entities with all elements of the procurement process, and is particularly active in disputes involving complex and novel questions relating to EU law. Group head Daniel Wendelsson and associate Kristoffer Sällfors are singled out by clients as 'two of the top experts within public procurement law in Sweden'; the former has particular expertise in advising public authorities, while the latter joined the team in 2019 and is experienced in the public procurement aspects of M&A transactions.
Other key lawyers:
Gabriella Fossum Gunnarsson; Jerker Alm; Kristoffer Sällfors
‘They are very knowledgeable within the fields of law that we retain their services for, i.e. public procurement law, public law, administrative law. You can rest assured that an assessment that they’ve made on an issue relating to e.g. procurement law is top level, correct and thorough.’
‘Daniel Wendelsson and Kristoffer Sällfors. Two of the top experts within public procurement law in Sweden. You can feel comfortable that an analysis from them on a procurement matter is of the highest level.’
‘We have had continuous contact with Jerker Alm in procurement-related issues for many years and I believe that he is always easy to get hold of and can answer questions in a competent and appropriate way, while he can reason and explain how things work and how we should handle different issues or situations.‘
‘’Has resources and skills that enable the handling of complex assignments, fast feedback time often with direct answers to the question asked.’
‘Very skilled procurement lawyers, perceptive to the client’s needs and easy to work with.’
‘Daniel Wendelsson is a skilled procurement lawyer, who is good at explaining complicated legal matters to non-lawyers and easy to work with.’
‘Experienced, professional and knowledgeable team.’
‘Daniel Wendelsson is likeable and provides well thought through advice based on lengthy experience in the area.’
‘The wide scope of knowledge at the firm that satisfies the clients need for the combination of business law in a broad sense with public procurement skills.’
The City of Malmö
Scandinavian Service Partner (SSP)
DAB Dental AB
- Representing SJ before the European Commission in a case concerning a request for declaration of inapplicability of the Utilities Directive whereby state-owned transport operators are required to follow public procurement rules when purchasing goods and services.
- Acting for Scandinavian Service Partner in disputes regarding terminations of lease agreements at Swedish airports as well as assisting the client in numerous tender processes to airport operator Swedavia regarding concessions for food and beverages at Sweden’s largest airports.
- Assisting the City of Malmö in reviewing a public procurement procedure regarding education in the Swedish language for immigrants.
Singled out for its expertise in the real estate and construction sectors, AG Advokat has developed a strong procurement offering, primarily advising suppliers on the procurement process for construction and infrastructure projects. Practice head Viktoria Edelman is well-versed in all aspects of the tendering process, and acts in contentious issues including review procedures and damages cases. Liselott Fröstad departed in 2020 to Brick Advokat KB.
Other key lawyers:
‘They have great communication skills, and are easy to work with. They are both calm and confident and deliver high quality products in time, even if the time frame has been short sometimes.’
‘Knowledgeable and committed staff with full focus on the task, responsive and solution-oriented.’
‘Viktoria Edelman and Anna Brengesjö are extremely competent in the area of public procurement, and also have an ability to give concise and clear advice that is solution-driven yet legally secure. High service level, good collaboration between the people in the team.’
‘Very good and deep knowledge of business and legal challenges.’
‘Very good in availability and engagement.’
- Assisted a client with legal advice regarding public procurement issues related to a large construction, reconstruction and refurbishment project.
- Provided legal advice regarding public procurement matters in a project in the developing area of Arenastaden.
- Provided legal advice in relation to tendering processes governed by the Public Procurement Act and provided support with day-to-day legal advice.
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB has broad public procurement expertise, and is able to advise suppliers and contracting authorities on bidding process and act in disputes. The team stands out for the diverse experience of its members; practice head Annika Blomqvist specialises in the life science sector and previously acted as interim legal counsel for an international pharmaceuticals company, while senior associate Angelo Skog, who has experience working for the Swedish Competition Authority, joined the team in 2019 and has particular expertise in the security and defence sectors.
Other key lawyers:
‘Their level of competence within Public Procurement is exceptionally high. Not only from the legal perspective, but also from a more business-oriented view. What sets them aside from competitors is their understanding of our company’s key values of the legal process. They always strive to understand the full picture before acting.’
‘To me, it is always important to be able to work closely with people to find the best solutions to a problem/task. By being very flexible in the way they conduct their work, the people at Cederquist really have the ability to form a well working team with our key individuals. Their level of competence and willingness to understand the full picture sets the individuals aside as well.’
‘In a difficult case regarding a lost procurement, the firm quickly delivered a young and unpretentious team that helped us.’
‘I think the team is strong as there are experts in each field who are knowledgeable and easy to reach. They are quick to give feedback and constantly maintain an ongoing dialogue during the process.’
‘The team I worked with has been easy to understand in their communication, quick feedback when something new appears. Easy to work with and long-term staff.’
Nordic Camping & Resort /First Camp
Formpipe Software AB
S Ahlén Medical Nordic AB
Lernia Utbildning AB
KSMG Media Group AB
Ingenjörsgruppen Ståhlkloo AB
- Advised Green Landscaping on its acquisition of assets from HD Landscape AB.
- Advised SJ AB on its procurement of a new booking solution.
- Advising YrkesAkademin in relation to its public procurements, including contract negotiations and review procedures.
Advokatfirman Delphi is best known for its disputes work, and has a strong track record of acting in review procedures and damages claims before the general courts. Beyond litigation, the firm also provides strategic advice to suppliers and contacting authorities. Elisabeth Eklund leads the team; she is knowledgeable of all areas of competition law and frequently represents clients in the administrative courts. At associate level, Martin Bogg is recommended for contentious work.
Other key lawyers:
Tomas Eliasson; Christian Härdgård; Martin Bogg
Fresenius Kabi AB
Ework Group AB
CNA Insurance Company (Europe) SA
The Swedish Museum of Natural History
FCG Swedish Development AB
Sweden Rescue AB
Beans in Cup AB
Municipality of Katrineholm
Municipality of Malmö
Löwhagen Upphandling AB
Akademiska Hus AB
Pulsen Omsorg AB
- Successfully represented the Municipality of Katrineholm in a procurement damages case.
- Advising the Municipality of Malmö in all matters concerning public procurement.
- Assisting Akademiska Hus AB with all matters concerning public procurement.
Eversheds Sutherland's procurement department has grown substantially since 2018; the firm advises suppliers from a number of sectors on the tendering process and acts in judicial review proceedings before the administrative courts. Group head Johan Kennemyr was promoted to partner in 2020 and uses his previous experience handling procurement matters for the Swedish National Grid to advise on issues related to the energy, industrial, construction and utilities sectors.
Safran Electronics & Defense SAS
American Express Global Business Travel AB
Linxon Sweden AB
Eatery Sverige Group AB
ILT Inläsningstjänst AB
Heda Skandinavien AB
Sectra Sverige AB
ENACO Sverige AB
Orange Société Anonyme
Candidator AB / Iver
CSAM Prosang AB
Sopra Steria Sweden AB
Örnsbergs El & Data AB
- Assisted Orange S.A. with submitting a tender in a procurement procedure, and acting in an ongoing judicial review at the administrative court, concerning the Swedish Government Offices (Regeringskansliet) procurement of global remote telecommunications.
- Represented Safran Electronics & Defense SAS in four procurement cases/judicial reviews in the administrative courts, all against FMV (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) concerning a defence contract.
- Representing ISKO AB in a judicial review of a public procurement for facility management services at schools and preschools, conducted by Stockholm stad. The review is to be decided by the Administrative Court in Stockholm.
Public procurement work has been a key part of Foyen Advokatfirma's expertise since the firm's inception. John Hane and Per-Ola Bergqvist are the key practitioners, based in Stockholm and Malmö respectively; Hane combines his expertise in procurement and construction law to advise on the procurement of large infrastructure projects, while Bergqvist has specialist experience in the procurement of leases, most notably in the higher education sector.
Per-Ola Bergqvist; John Hane
Other key lawyers:
Christoffer Löfqvist; Johanna Hellström; Linnea Lindberg
‘Foyen is a company with very high legal competence. Foyen has shown that they can handle difficult and complex issues. They have guided us and advised us to achieve the best result. They also have a high quality level of their lawyers. We find Foyen to be very good and are satisfied with their services.’
‘We collaborate with Per-Ola Bergqvist and Linnea Lindberg at Foyen. They have a high level of expertise in contract law and real estate law. They are happy and nice but very professional. The lawyers help us when we need them and they are quick to answer our questions. They provide feedback in an exemplary manner. The lawyers have represented us in several different court cases. They have successfully helped us win. They are friendly and helpful. Something we appreciate is also their high competence in the real estate industry. They come up with ideas and solutions to problems. They are also very careful with their advice.’
‘Very focused on doing what will be best for the clients. A large law firm that can and will answer to all your questions, not only public procurement.’
‘Per-Ola is very sharp. Very high level of service. Always available. A very good educator. Stands out as one of the best in the field. John Hane is extremely professional and experienced. He helps you understand public procurement on a deeper level.’
‘As a customer, you always feel that your actual matter is their number one priority. You always get competent and quick help, even if it’s a minor question. I think their competence is so high so they can see many dimensions and be creative in their thoughts regarding public procurement. They are very good in taking consideration of us as a customer together with the legal matter.’
‘We experience Per-Ola Bergqvist as a very talented and competent lawyer, who always gives very high-quality services. He always gives both a wider perspective, and his honest recommendations. He is listening and it’s possible to ask and discuss every question we have, and still feel that our questions are important.’
‘Very competent and knowledgeable lawyers.’
‘The Foyen team has a great deal of knowledge with the expertise led by Per-Ola Bergqvist, who is like a wandering lexicon with practice, judgments, laws, etc. Recommended for anyone who needs legal help.’
Bostads AB Mimer
Hyresbostäder i Norrköping AB
Västerviks Bostadsbolag AB
Futurum Fastigheter i Örebro
Sörmland Vatten och Avfall AB
KKB Fastigheter AB
- Assisting with drafting contracts and procurement provisions for the Municipality of Luleå’s procurement of Östra länken 2.
- Assisting Volvo with preliminary studies for the procurement for the ”World of Volvo” adventure centre.
- Representing Botkyrkabyggen in an appeal in the Administrative Court of Stockholm and the Court of Appeal of an award of a contract for services for elevators from Hissgruppen Sverige AB.
Advokatfirman Fylgia KB re-established its public procurement practice following the recruitment of Markus Garfvé and Fredrik Winroth in 2018, and now fields a noteworthy department capable of handling contentious issues up to the Supreme Administrative Court for suppliers from the housing, energy, logistics and medical device sectors. The group also provides advice on a range of issues relating to the bidding process.
Markus Garfvé; Fredrik Winroth
‘I am currently working with Fredrik Winroth; he is really great!! He has a solid background from both being an adviser and working as an in-house lawyer. This is very important for me.’
‘Very proactive, gives advice in order for us to avoid legal disputes by recurring newsletters and and ”legal alerts”. Also very interested in what drives our business and tries to identify business opportunities for us. Fylgia is helping us minimise disputes, which makes them stand out. Fylgia seems to have a focus on providing senior lawyers in each case and provides better advice, faster service, senior commitment for less money.’
‘Main contact for us has been Fredrik Winroth. Very skilled lawyer who puts a business perspective on every matter. To-the-point legal advice. Highly recommended!
‘We have been very satisfied with the level of engagement that has been shown and also the understanding for our specific niche sector of the market associated with a public tender process.’
‘We have been working equally with Magnus Garfvé and Fredrik Winroth and they have both performed solidly, they are very knowledgeable within this niche of the market and have contributed to constructive discussions on how to best handle various topics with both a business and legal perspective in mind.’
‘Very easy to work with. Always fast and accurate. I very much like the way they write so that it is easy for us non-legal people to read and understand.’
‘Great people with good knowledge that keeps up with what is happening in the area of expertise. Always easy to get in contact with also with short deadlines.’
‘Two people stand out. Fredrik Winroth and Markus Garfvé. Fredrik Winroth is a former general counsel within my sector and is the go-to guy for transportation-related business law (including procurement). Experienced, engaged in our matters and business-oriented. Markus Garfvé is one of the best procurement lawyers I’ve ever encountered. Very knowledgeable and reliable.’
Cabonline Group AB
ByggPartner i Dalarna AB
Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish National Grid)
- Represented Cabonline Region Mitt AB in the Supreme Administrative Court regarding the public procurement of transportation services.
- Advised Svenska Kraftnät on the procurement of maintenance for overhead lines, pipelines, AC stations and HVDC converter stations for the next seven years.
- Acted for Movare in a major lawsuit against the Swedish Enforcement Authority following the breach of a public contract for moving services. Also handled a subsequent claim for damages.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB has a full-service procurement offering, and advises on the bidding process as well as review procedures. Department head Sylvia Lindén has a notably international practice with an emphasis on the transport industry; she previously worked as chief legal counsel for Keolis across the Nordics. Lindén is ably supported by associate Jens Nilsson, who advises suppliers on tender processes relating to local and regional traffic issues.
Other key lawyers:
‘Kilpatrick Townsend, Sweden, is one part of a worldwide network of law firms. Kilpatrick Townsend offers tailored business legal solutions, specialised in public procurement. They always have our company’s best in focus and are very competent and it’s easy and pleasant to work with.’
‘We work with Sylvia Lindén and Jens Nilsson regarding everything in public procurement: Sylvia Lindén, dedicated competent specialist in public procurement, proactive and always one step ahead, easy going and fun to work with. Jens Nilsson, specialist in public procurement work in team with Sylvia Lindén, easy to work with.’
‘Sylvia Lindén has always met us with the most professional attitude and knowledge that made us feel very safe and grateful to have her involved in our company business.’
‘The team follows all the issues very closely and is capable to handle all kind of situations giving prompt reactions.’
‘They are very business oriented and understands our needs. They are always very service minded and professional.’
‘Sylvia Lindén is not only very knowledgeable but always friendly and helpful and a colleague to rely on when needed.’
‘Sylvia Lindén who is our speaking partner at the law firm is by far the best lawyer I have had contact with. She is a star!’
Connect Bus Holding AB
Gävle Parkeringsservice AB
Infrakraft Sverige AB
Mohlins bussar AB
QSG Bevakning AB
Rover Alcisa Sweden Filial
E-Schakt Entreprenad AB
Westin Buss Stockholm AB
- Advised Mohlins Bussar AB during a tender for the local and school bus traffic in Uppsala for approximately SEK130m yearly.
- Advised VOI Technology AB and UIP Holding AS on the review of the City of Stockholm’s procurement of a bike sharing concession with a contract value of approximately SEK400m.
- Advised the procuring entity Järfällahus AB throughout its procurement of an IT concession for all of its premises.
Advokatfirman Lindahl KB provides advice to clients from a number of sectors on the drafting of procurement contracts and tender processes. The group is notable for its extensive client base of public authorities, which it assists with procurements relating to maintenance works and the construction of schools and colleges. Henrik Seeliger leads the department and combines his experience in procurement work with expertise in consumer contracts, dispute resolution and administrative law. Associate Annika Andersson frequently advises the Municipality of Malmö.
Other key lawyers:
Anders Nilsson; Hanna Lundqvist; Annika Andersson
‘Excellent knowledge relating both to the practice area and the clients business. Solid advice and always make time.’
‘Henrik Seeliger and Hanna Lundqvist- Excellent knowledge relating both to the practice area and the clients business. Solid advice and always make time.’
‘Lindahl has a high standing in the procurement environment in Sweden.’
NCC Sverige AB
NCC Industry AB
Kalmar Vatten AB
Kalmar kommun (Municipality of Kalmar)
Upplands Lokaltrafik AB
Ystad kommun (Municipality of Ystad)
Svalöv kommun (Municipality of Svalöv)
Borlänge kommun (Municipality of Borlänge)
Helsingborgs kommun (Municipality of Helsingborg)
Malmö kommun (Municipality of Malmö)
Ystad kommun, Hamnen (Municipality of Ystad, the Harbour)
Svalövs kommun (Municipality of Svalöv)
Vellinge kommun (Municipality of Vellinge)
Trelleborgs kommun (Municipality of Trelleborg)
University of Lund
Folktandvården Skåne AB
- Advised Sweden’s second largest public transport company Västtrafik AB on a procurement of trains with an estimated contract value of SEK3.8bn.
- Advised Kalmar Vatten AB on a PPP-procurement of a new sewage treatment facility with an estimated contract value of SEK800m.
- Advising the Municipality of Vellinge on procurement issues regarding the development of a wall to protect Malmö and the surrounding areas from the consequences of rising sea levels.
Magnusson Advokatbyrå's primary focus is contentious work; the group handles an extensive number of review procedures, many of which relate to high-profile tenders in the construction, pharmaceuticals and transportation sectors. Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson leads the practice and, due to previous experience working for the County Administrative Court, is well suited to represent clients in disputes before appellate courts and courts of first instance.
Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson
Other key lawyers:
‘For us the main advantage has been that the team has been very dedicated to our cause, they have been very hard working and very fast to get back to us. They have also been very sensitive to our needs.’
‘We have been working with several co-workers and partners, including Wille Steinert and Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson. What stands out for us is that they have been very fast with their replies and answers, without compromising quality. I know that should be a standard routine for any law firm, but they have been outstanding. They really has made us feel like we are their only and most important costumer.‘
‘First of all the team is incredibly friendly, open and willing to help. I do not think I have ever felt as welcomed as I did when starting to co-operate with Magnusson. Secondly, their knowledge in the areas where I/we needed support is outstanding. They were able to quickly draft a project plan and structure the ways in which several people from our side could get involved, along with several people from their side. This sped up the process and made way for an effective move towards the end product.’
‘Morvarid Dhorkan Nilsson – very skilful and engaged in providing the best results. Wille Steinert – Young and skilful with great potential.’
‘Great team providing great results.’
‘Competent and fast. Easy to just phone and have an in-depth discussion on certain topics in procurement law or regarding a strategic question in an ongoing procurement. Good follow up.’
NA Bygg Aktiebolag
Intersolia Sweden AB
Svealands Fastighetsteknik AB
The municipality of Lidköping
NVBS Projekt AB
Westcon Anläggning AB
Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB
Tolkservice profession TI AB
MTR Nordic AB
The Swedish Sports Confederation
- Advising NA Bygg Aktiebolag on applying for the review of a procurement of a public works contract for a school construction project.
- Advising Intersolia Sweden AB on applying for the review of a procurement of a chemical handling system.
- Advising Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB on applying for the review of a procurement of facility services valued at approximately €45m.
Under the leadership of specialist counsel Linda Dahlström, Morris Law's practice has grown considerably in recent years, and has experience advising on procurements relating to the construction, education, healthcare, technology and telecoms industries. Martin Vildhede advises suppliers on tender processes and acts in disputes before a variety of courts, while Roger Wier maintains a broad practice spanning employment law as well as handling procurements, most notably in the construction sector.
Other key lawyers:
Roger Wier; Martin Vildhede
‘They are always very helpful and easy to get in contact with. The competence is wide which is important for our business when we need help and advice.‘
‘One individual that stands out is Linda Dahlström, specialist counsel. Always in a good mood, friendly and in particular with great knowledge of where and how to focus (and where NOT to focus), when it comes to legal argumentation. Very efficient; seems always to have focus on providing great business value for us.‘
‘They are competent, easy to discuss with and easy to get in touch with. They often understand the particular question mentioned and know how to solve it. The individuals are on the “same level” as their client and understand our business.’
‘Martin Vildhede was a fantastic teammate who drove the process forward and constantly explored new possibilities.‘
‘The overall service is world class! Morris Law’s public procurement team is efficient, pragmatic and always provides excellent solutions. Compared to other teams, one of Morris Law’s key capabilities is its ability to consider both the public entity side and the supplier side (the team has unique experience from both sides).‘
‘Martin Vildhede really cares about his clients. He always goes the extra mile and never gives up.‘
‘They were very factual and knowledgeable and passionate about our question.’
Eurofins Environment Testing Sweden AB/Eurofins Water Testing Sweden AB
White arkitekter AB
Tuve Bygg AB
Solar Sverige AB
- Assisted White arkitekter with an extensive procurement of architectural services.
- Assisting Eurofins with day-to-day legal advice within the field of public procurement, from acting in disputes to strategic advice.
- Represented Solar in a review procedure regarding a major procurement for a framework agreement of electrical materials.
Roschier, which focuses exclusively on advising suppliers, has a practice with expertise encompassing a variety of areas, including strategic advice, bidding processes, contract negotiations, review procedures and damages claims. Practice head Erik Ficks is well regarded for his work in the telecoms and life science sectors, and is assisted by Kristian Hugmark, who leads the competition department and acts in procurement disputes with competition law implications.
Other key lawyers:
Epic Systems Corporation