Public procurement in Sweden

Bokwall Rislund

BOKWALL RISLUND offers clients ‘unique and high-level competence in local public procurement and tendering legislation’. It handles both contentious and non-contentious matters for high-profile clients, including providing tender advice, contract support and litigation assistance. Practice head Carl Bokwall has 25 years’ experience in the sector and is experienced in the telecoms, IT, construction and healthcare arenas. Per-Owe Arfwedson advises clients in the life sciences and transport sectors, while Lina Håkansson Kjellén is a key name for procurement litigation and has represented clients in the European Court of Justice. Jens Nilsson joined as senior associate from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB.

Practice head(s):

Carl Bokwall


Other key lawyers:

Per-Owe Arfwedson; Lina Håkansson Kjellén; Jens Nilsson


Testimonials

‘Per-Owe Arfwedson and his team provide excellent advice within all aspects public procurement, all with a pragmatic touch and excellent industry knowledge.’

‘Unique and high-level competence in local Public procurement and tendering legislation.’

‘Personal knowledge and experience. Always on top, answering our questions, good service.’

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


Tele2 Sverige AB


Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB


Ebusco B.V.


Charge-Amps AB


Global Talk Sweden AB


Layer Group AB


Work highlights


  • Advised Dustin on 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 asked for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • Advised Transdev Sverige AB, one of Sweden’s largest public transport companies, on several public procurements, e.g. operation of Roslagsbanan in Stockholm, municipality service travel and public bus transportation in Region Östergötland.
  • Regularly advising JCDecaux on procurements, court cases and concession contracts in the highly competitive market for public utilities financed by external advertising.

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB

Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen KB’s public procurement team is led by Erik Olsson and Kristian Pedersen, who is ‘above all more knowledgeable and competent than his competitors’. The well-established practice acts for both suppliers and contracting authorities and is particularly experienced in high-profile contentious matters, including handling litigation in the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court. Olsson is experienced in the construction and defence sectors, while Pedersen acts for public and private parties in disputes and administrative matters. Senior associate Olle Lindberg is well regarded for his knowledge of the commercial aspects of administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Erik Olsson; Kristian Pedersen


Other key lawyers:

Olle Lindberg; Magnus Ehn


Testimonials

‘Kristian Pedersen provides us with legal advice related to the Public Purchasing Law in connection with PQ’s and Tenders. The quality of his advice is absolutely excellent, always quick, sharp, accurate and very, very professional.’

‘We highly value Kristian Pedersen’s legal expertise but also his excellent understanding of our business which together give excellent value for money. Mr Pedersen is extremely quick to understand our questions/positions and he always provides excellent support with fast and accurate answers.’

‘Extremely professional and always pleasant discussions. Mr Pedersen stands out as the best in this field, he comes with the highest recommendations and we certainly will continue our co-operation for years to come!’

‘Exceptionally good knowledge within public procurement.’

‘Their team has high competence and experience. They work very quickly and efficiently. They’re easy to collaborate with. The practice feels modern and young.’

‘Kristian Pedersen is exceptionally client oriented and very reliable. He is always available, and the deliveries are fast. Kristian’s advice is always solution oriented with the client’s best interest at heart.’

‘A practice with lenghty commitment to their chosen fields, which gives the practice strength and innovative problem solving, a practice that does not fear acting on the meaning of the law and court decisions.’

‘Kahn Pedersen stands out due primarily to their competence, which I regard as the best in the business, and notable litigation skills.’

Key clients

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency


The Government Offices of Sweden


The Swedish National Courts Administration


The Swedish Police Authority


The Swedish Fortifications Agency


Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB


Vossloh Rail Services Scandinavia AB


Capio AB


Tekniska verken i Linköping AB


Pilatus Aircraft Ltd


Svevia AB


Boskalis Sweden AB


VafabMiljö Kommunalförbund


Järva Tolk och Översättningsservice AB


HBV Husbyggnadsvaror Förening


Lejonfastigheter AB


The Municipality of Arvika


Bevakningsgruppen AB


ABTOT Mark & Anläggning AB


Compass Group AB


Region Västmanland


Univar Solutions AB


Nobina Sverige AB


ABC LABS AB


JM AB


The Municipality of Valdemarsvik


The Municipality of Arvika


Unisport Sverige AB


Work highlights


  • Advised the Swedish Police Authority on one of its most important procurements, concerning service pistols for all Swedish police officers.
  • Advising The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency on the procurement of a national emergency services mobile communications programme.
  • Acting as counsel for The Swedish National Courts Administration in an appeal of a supervisory decision from the Swedish Competition Authority regarding construction and lease contracts for new buildings housing both Göta Court of Appeal and The Administrative Court of Appeal of Jönköping.

Advokatfirman Ulfsdotter AB/Ulfsdotter Law

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell leads the team at Advokatfirman Ulfsdotter AB/Ulfsdotter Law and is well versed in high-profile and high-value public procurement disputes as well as strategic and advisory matters. The firm acts for contracting authorities and domestic and international suppliers, and is particularly experienced in the life sciences, transport, construction, IT and energy sectors. Forssell has acted for clients in the European Court of Justice, the Swedish and Finnish Supreme Administrative Courts and the Swedish Supreme Court. Associate Elin Nilsson provides support on review cases, procurement fines and damages claims.

Practice head(s):

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell


Other key lawyers:

Elin Nilsson


Key clients

Vattenfall AB


Randstad Sweden Group AB


Municipality of Värmdö


Eskilstuna Kommunfastigheter AB


Municipality of Huddinge


The Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management


AB Scandinavian Motorcenter


Mediplast AB


Eskilstuna Energi & Miljö AB


Electrolux Hemprodukter AB


Work highlights


  • Successfully represented Vattenfall AB in an application for a review case.
  • Advised Randstad Sweden Group AB on participating in a national public procurement of staffing services with an estimated maximum value of SEK29bn.
  • Advised and represented the Municipality of Värmdö in an application for a review case, which resulted in the court rejecting the application for review.

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB

Cirio Advokatbyrå AB acts for both public authorities and suppliers and handles the full life cycle of matters, from tender processes through to representation in court; it has represented clients before the European Commission and the Swedish Competition Authority. The practice is jointly led by Eva-Maj Mühlenbock and Olof Hallberg, with Mühlenbock a key name for competition work, EU law, public procurement issues and disputes, and Hallberg handling tendering matters. Managing associate Lukas Granlund is recommended for procurement appeals and review procedures.

Practice head(s):

Eva-Maj Mühlenbock; Olof Hallberg


Other key lawyers:

Lukas Granlund


Key clients

Försvarets Materielverk (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration)


Lernia Utbildning AB


Region Jämtland Härjedalen


AB Stockholmshem


Clear Channel Sverige AB


Work highlights


  • Represented AB Stockholmshem in a review procedure in court.

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman is ‘very accessible and hands on in its ways of working’ and has a strong contentious practice which handles litigation pertaining to procurement processes, judicial reviews and damages claims. It is active in a wide range of sectors, including the transportation, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, IT and construction industries. Joakim Lavér and Peter Forsberg jointly lead the team; Lavér is recommended for public contracts and the related EU and competition matters, while Forsberg is a key name for litigation, public procurement issues and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Joakim Lavér; Peter Forsberg


Other key lawyers:

Nathalie Miskin


Testimonials

‘Very quick at understanding the legal issue and come back with a super professional answer.’

‘They are also fast and friendly. A good combination.’

‘Fast, personal and kind.’

‘Very accessible and hands on in their ways of working.’

‘Always there to give a well thought through answer.’

‘The lawyer I worked with was Nathalie Miskin. She is, despite her relatively short experience of public procurement, highly skilled in public procurement law.’

‘The team is very objective oriented with cooperative spirit. This makes it very easy for me as a client to move things forward. In addition, their professional skills regarding Swedish public procurement rules are excellent.’

‘Joakim Lavér – probably the best public procurement lawyer in Sweden. I truly appreciate his extensive knowledge and the ability to adapt it to commercial situations. When asked, he will give a realistic and honest take on a situation based on experience without covering the rear.’

Key clients

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (Stockholm Regional Public Transport Authority)


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


  • Represened 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.
  • Represented AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik in a large arbitration regarding its now running subway trains.

Kastell Advokatbyrå AB

Fielding a ‘very competent team working in an efficient manner’, Kastell Advokatbyrå AB advises suppliers on the full gamut of public procurement law, including tenders, commercial negotiations, and disputes including applications for review and claims for damages. The team has a wealth of experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings and is jointly led by Carl Norén and Olof Larsberger, who are both noteworthy names for contracts disputes. Senior associate Anton Johansson is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Carl Norén; Olof Larsberger


Other key lawyers:

Anton Johansson


Testimonials

‘Kastell has exceptionally good competence in public procurement. Their level of service and commitment can also be described as exceptional.’

‘Olof Larsberger and Carl Norén have helped us for several years in various contexts, it can be mentioned that we never lost a review or lawsuit with their help. Our assessment is that their competence and commitment are of the highest rank and, in addition, a level of service that is exceptional.’

‘Kastell presents competent lawyers and teams that work well together with a great mix of junior and senior lawyers with the right level of competence.’

Key clients

Telia Company AB (Telia Sverige AB)


Ricoh Sverige AB


Adecco Sweden AB


Cygate AB


Svensk dos AB


Stockholm Västerås Airport


Peab AB


Aon Assessment (Svenska) AB


Time Care Aktiebolag


Swerock AB


Work highlights


  • Acting for Ricoh in a number of cases before the administrative court regarding appeals for review of public procurement decisions and also civil disputes in general courts.
  • Acting for Svensk dos – a member of the Oriola group – in two major public procurement damages cases as well as several judicial review cases.
  • Acting for Telia Sverige AB in several judicial review cases.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB provides ‘an always fast and competent service’ and acts for a large number of public authorities and suppliers on tendering processes, commercial contracts and procurement litigation. Henrik Seeliger heads up the team from Gothenburg and is experienced in the water, energy, transport and postal sectors, while Annika Andersson handles both public procurement and construction matters, tenders and tender disputes, including appeals and damages cases. Anders Nilsson is recommended for public, municipal and administrative law work.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Seeliger


Testimonials

‘The team I work with has great knowledge of my business, the industry and the legal field. The team is always efficient.’

‘Henrik Seeliger is an excellent lawyer. He is always efficient and delivers a better product than expected.’

‘The team complements each other, and they are never afraid of letting us know when they need the expertise from a colleague. There is also always a well-prepared replacement if the main partner/associate is unavailable in an ongoing case.’

‘We mainly use Henrik Seeliger. He is highly competent in the field of public procurement, he always manages to explain cases in a simple language that even non-layers can understand, he is honest and open when he can not give a clear recommendation or when he needs a colleague’s competence, and he is trustworthy in general. He always makes himself available and he is highly efficient.’

‘Always fast and competent service. Invoices are very clear.’

‘There is always a person who coordinates our needs. Depending on what is to be carried out, the task is staffed with the right skills. Good at strategy and very cost-effective.’

‘The team is very helpful and gets back to you with the right information quickly.’

‘Henrik Seeliger is very knowledgeable of the procurement issues we need help with. He is also very educational in his answers. It is possible to discuss different solutions and problems to find the right way forward.’

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


Lunds kommun (Municipality of Lund)


Lunds universitet (University of Lund)


Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling has ‘the ability to create a team around a large procurement with expert competence’ and has strong experience in procurements pertaining to the transport sector, including trains, trams and ferries. It is also strong in the infrastructure sector and advises on PPP projects and the outsourcing of IT projects. Johan Carle heads up the team, specialist counsel Sven Vaxenbäck is a key name for of EU public, utilities and security procurement issues, and Johanna Jonsson is another name for EU and national public law mandates.

Practice head(s):

Johan Carle


Other key lawyers:

Sven Vaxenbäck; Johanna Jonsson


Testimonials

‘Johanna Jonsson and Sven Vaxenbäck make difficult subjects simple.’

‘Quick reliable response that summits the key issues in a professional way.’

‘Mannheimer have good experience from some of Sweden’s largest procurements, and can give expert advice on complex procurements.’

‘Mannheimer has the ability to create a team around a large procurement with expert competence.’

‘Johanna Jonsson is great and has extensive experience.’

‘We always get the help we need and with short notice. It is easy to get in contact with the lawyers and we have a very good cooperation.’

Key clients

Region of Stockholm


Region of Västra Götaland


The Swedish Transport Administration


SAAB Group


PostNord Group


Attendo Group


Tunstall Group


Municipality of Gothenburg


Municipality of Sollentuna


Municipality of Härnösand


HeidelbergCement Group


Electrolux Professional AB


Volkswagen Group


Getinge


Samsung


Securitas


LKAB


Capio


Stena


Swedbank


Göteborg Energi AB


Advokatfirman Schjødt

Advokatfirman Schjødt advises on high-end contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters under the leadership of Fredrik Linder. The practice acts for contracting authorities and suppliers on procurement reviews in the administrative courts, and is particularly active in the healthcare, construction, transport and telecoms sectors. Linder is well versed in procurement litigation and is supported by associate Jesper Fahlgren, who recently joined from Wesslau Söderqvist Advokatbyrå.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Linder


Other key lawyers:

Jesper Fahlgren


Testimonials

‘They are very professional and listen to the customer.’

‘We value and expect the most adequate and qualified legal advice. We have engaged Schjødt for a long time and they have always met our requirements.’

‘Partner Fredrik Linder and has been responsive and shown a highly qualified knowledge of the public procurement process.’

‘Schjødt is outstanding in handling complex public procurement matters.’

‘Schjødt provides very practical advice adapted to our business.’

‘They have very good commercial knowledge and are always available.’

‘Our main contact person is Fredrik Linder. He has huge experience in the field of public procurement and he is probably the best procurement lawyer in Sweden.’

‘Fredrik Linder provides very practical advice, adapted to our business. He applies creative thinking, has very good commercial knowledge and can find new ways to handle the case.’

Key clients

Keolis


Skanska


Linde


Tele2


Atea


Airbus


Getinge


EY


Clear Channel


The Swedish Central Bank’s Foundation


Work highlights


  • Representing Keolis in court proceedings against Region Stockholm regarding a public procurement of a €1.5bn contract for bus traffic in Stockholm.
  • Represented Atea in court proceedings against Region Västra Götaland regarding its public procurement of printers, multifunction devices and related services.
  • Advised Demant on the bidding phase of Region Västra Götaland’s public procurement of hearing aids, including communication with the region on adjustment of requirements, resulting in Demant being awarded the contract. Also advised Demant in subsequent court proceedings.

Setterwalls

Setterwalls advises suppliers and tendering parties on strategic issues, contract negotiations and court procedures, including judicial review procedures and claims for damages. It is particularly experienced in the medtech and healthcare sectors and has handled a large number of IT procurement projects. The ‘legally very competent and business-orientedErik Gadman heads up the practice and acts on both the public and private sides of procurements, in addition to having ancillary expertise in competition law and state aid issues. Associate Lorentz Reige is experienced in procurement processes in the infrastructure sector.

Practice head(s):

Erik Gadman


Other key lawyers:

Martin Levinsohn; Lorentz Reige; Rolf Larsson


Testimonials

‘Erik Gadman is legally very competent and business oriented.’

‘Erik Gadman has helped us a few times during recent years, the latest was in a really complicated case where we really needed expertise and support. He analysed our case and found a way to make a review in a really important procurement.’

‘Due to Erik Gadman’s excellence, our case has been admitted to the highest court. He has been really patient and pedagogical in explaining things for us.’

‘Erik Gadman is extremely service minded and always gets back quickly if he can’t answer immediately. He shows good understanding that we are an organisation with a limited budget for such things and is transparent with his costs and is holding them down as much as he can. His knowledge about the subject is unquestionable and we put high trust in him.’

‘Their availability when really needed and customer adaptability.’

‘Erik Gadman and Lorentz Reige – Their deep knowledge and up to date info about Public Procurement combined with knowledge about their client make them provide the right angle of any challenge/possibility.’

Key clients

Evidia AB


Kvadrat Stockholm AB


Atea Sverige AB


AP7 (Public pension fund)


DIGG, the Swedish Agency for Digital Government


The Government Offices of Sweden


Jobfind Sverige AB


Klövenäs Profil AB


HiQ International AB


Dedicare AB


Work highlights


  • Successfully represented Dedicare AB in parallel public procurement review procedures against 21 Swedish regions in all 12 administrative courts in Sweden.
  • Representing Kvadrat Stockholm AB in proceedings before the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court in litigation concerning whether contracting entities are allowed to use the drawing of lots as a selection criterion in public procurements.
  • Representing longstanding client Atea Sverige AB in a large number of public procurement matters, including several judicial review procedures.

Advokatfirman Vinge

Advokatfirman Vinge acts for top domestic and international, public and private entities on high-profile contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters. The team, which is headed up by Daniel Wendelsson, is particularly strong in disputes and has recently been handling a number of cases in the Supreme Administrative Court; Wendelsson is a key name for litigation, review procedures and contract negotiations. Public procurement expert Kristoffer Sällfors also acts for clients in court proceedings and has represented clients in the European Court of Justice, while Per-Ola Bergqvist is a key name for infrastructure-related procurement matters. Former practice co-head Jerker Alm left for ALM Advokatbyrå AB.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Wendelsson


Other key lawyers:

Kristoffer Sällfors; Per-Ola Bergqvist


Testimonials

‘Vinge has a global network of leading law firms that they coordinate and collaborate with on large-scale matters.’

‘Within there own operations, they have English, German, Chinese, Finnish and Norwegian lawyers, among others, with a keen understanding of the laws, languages and business cultures in their respective countries.’

‘Together with our Swedish lawyers and locally based advisers, they make up the teams that support us with business law and advice while acting as a cultural bridge between lands and regions.’

‘I love to work with Per-Ola Bergqvist at Vinge. Per-Ola Bergqvist has great knowledge, is nice and is responsive. Always has good views when we need help and always available.’

‘Very good knowledge and always very professional statements.’

‘Per-Ola Bergqvist has a way of putting things in its right place by explaining what’s relevant in the specific case in a very common fashion.’

‘After many years of working with your lawyer, he also knows what I need help with and what I can do myself, which means you don’t do extra work that I can do myself and we have a good dialogue.’

‘You can always rely on the team. Quick and relevant answers.’

Key clients

The City of Malmö


Scandinavian Service Partner


Ellevio AB


SJ AB


DAB Dental AB


Bostads AB Mimer


Malmö University


Work highlights


  • Representing SJ, the state-owned incumbent operator of railway passenger transport services in Sweden, before the General Court at the CJEU.
  • Advised the state-owned passenger railway company SJ on the procurement of approximately 25 new high-speed trains (Project Delta).
  • Advised the state-owned passenger railway company SJ on the procurement of up to 60 new regional trains (Project Zeta).

AG Advokat

Boutique firm AG Advokat is strong in the construction and real estate sectors and utilises its expertise on public procurement projects, acting for tenderers on both advisory matters and disputes. Viktoria Edelman heads up the practice and is a key name for procurement litigation, including review and damages claims. Senior associate Viktor Hård af Segerstad also represents clients in court and is experienced in the utilities, telecoms, publishing, transport and food and beverage sectors.

Practice head(s):

Viktoria Edelman


Other key lawyers:

Viktor Hård af Segerstad; Alice Grapp


Testimonials

‘I have worked together with AG Advokat in several projects over the past few years and have always been very satisfied with how the collaboration has worked and the results of the assignment.’

‘What impresses me the most about AG Advokat is their ability to deliver professional documentation regardless of how short the assignment’s lead time has been.’

‘We came into contact with AG Advokat shortly before the deadline and managed to achieve a very good result despite several complex factors.’ 

‘Viktoria Edelman is incredibly knowledgeable about public procurement and constantly stays up-to-date on new laws or court cases that may affect future procurements. In the reference project, she has managed to deliver good results in a short time.’

‘We have had a good relationship from the beginning when I contacted Viktoria Edelman to get help with an appeal. She and her team have been very helpful and responsive in what we need help with.’

‘They take their own initiative to act and take input when needed.’

‘I think that Viktoria Edelman has been very responsive and helpful and quick in her response. Her co-worker Alice Grapp has also been very good.’

‘Viktoria Edelman possesses enormous knowledge, her commitment is reflected in all issues she investigates and the delivery is always of high quality. In addition, she is extremely efficient.’

Work highlights


  • Represented Interoc in a procurement and review procedure regarding a large nationwide framework agreement.
  • Represented Nordomatic AB in a large review procedure regarding a framework agreement to integrate and adapt a public authority’s system for property automation.
  • Represented Westcon Nord AB in a review procedure at the Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden.

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB fields a broad full-service practice, which advises suppliers on tenders, the drafting and negotiation of public contracts, and procurement litigation. It is well versed in the life sciences IT, education, construction and engineering sectors and the team is co-led by Annika Blomqvist and Fredrik Lindblom. Angelo Skog left for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Lindblom; Annika Blomqvist


Other key lawyers:

Fanny Fernlöf


Testimonials

‘Annika Blomqvist has a very deep, both practial and legal, knowledge in public procurement that is very helpful for our business.’

‘Annika Blomqvist is extremely competent in questions regarding public procurement and a joy to discuss with! And above that, always easy to get in touch with, explains things in a way that makes you understand and always with a smile.’

Key clients

S Ahlén Medical Nordic AB


Aktiv Ortopedteknik i Sverige AB


Papera Sol AB


YrkesAkademin AB


Lokalfastigheter i Sundbyberg AB


Solann AB


Coor Service Management Group AB


Invite Europe AB


Projektkompaniet i Motala AB


Euroapotheca UAB


HiQ Mälardalen AB


KSMG Media Group AB


Work highlights


  • Successfully represented Invite Europe AB, a provider of work and leisure clothes, in several legal review procedures, including against the Swedish Armed Forces.
  • Assisted Papera Sol AB with challenging direct awards made by a contracting authority.
  • Assisted YrkesAkademin AB, Sweden’s largest provider of commissioned and labour market education, on its preparations of tenders and provided ongoing support to YrkesAkademin in public procurement matters.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland acts for international blue-chip clients and domestic players on both contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters, and is particularly active in the industrial, IT, energy and healthcare sectors. The team is led by Johan Kennemyr and Richard Jacobsson; Kennemyr is well versed in all aspects of procurement procedures including judicial reviews and also has expertise in administrative law and commercial agreements. Sara Malmgren joined as a principal associate from Foyen Advokatfirma.

Practice head(s):

Johan Kennemyr; Richard Jacobsson


Other key lawyers:

Sara Malmgren


Testimonials

‘Johan Kennemyr is always available, a skilled lawyer with a pragmatic attitude.’

‘While quite small, Eversheds’ public procurement team is hard hitting and to the point, with a solid understanding of the law and business.’

‘We have been impressed by their attention to relevant developments in the market on which clients operate – they are up to speed, follow the news and adapt their advice to developments.’

‘Johan Kennemyr is a hard working and great public procurement lawyer – what really makes him stand out, however, is his dedication to his clients. Even in smaller matters, he takes time to read up on the relevant background to understand the client’s market.’

Key clients

American Express Global Business Travel AB


ISKO AB


Linxon Sweden AB


ILT Inläsningstjänst AB


ENACO Sverige AB


Orange Société Anonyme


Iver Sverige AB


CSAM Carmenta Public Safety AB


Atkins Global


Micro Systemation AB


Örnsbergs El & Data AB


Illumina Cambridge Limited


CSAM Prosang AB


nVent Electric plc


CDE Global Limited


CGI Sverige AB


Hitachi Energy Sweden AB


3M Sweden


Rejlers Sverige AB


InterSystems Corporation


Edwards Lifesciences


Work highlights


  • Acting for CDE Global Limited in a series of judicial reviews against Stockholm Stad and successfully obtaining damages.
  • Advising ISKO AB on a series of procurement procedures and successful judicial reviews against e.g. Stockholms stad, Nacka kommun, Linköpings kommun and other Swedish municipalities.
  • Advising Illumina Cambridge Limited on public procurement issues and judicial reviews against Karolinska Institutet (KI) for KI’s acquisition of certain equipment, goods and services without conducting a formal public procurement procedure.

Foyen Advokatfirma

Foyen Advokatfirma focuses on public procurement in the construction sector, advising on tender documents for large projects and civil engineering works, as well as assisting with day-to-day advice and handling litigation and review procedures before the administrative courts. The team is led by John Hane and senior associate Ann Garmland, with Hane bringing a commercial background to procurement matters and Garmland acting for both companies and public authorities in disputes. Christoffer Löfquist is another key name for litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ann Garmland; John Hane


Other key lawyers:

Christoffer Löfquist; Johanna Hellström


Testimonials

‘Well-versed in the procurement area, as well as consulting services.’

‘We have had very good support from lawyer Christoffer Löfquist. Everyone involved in the issue that Christoffer/Foyen has assisted with is very satisfied.’

‘Expert, responsive and able to meet the client’s expectations.’

Key clients

Västerviks Bostadsbolag AB


Futurum Fastigheter i Örebro


Sörmland Vatten och Avfall AB


KKB Fastigheter AB


Högskolan Dalarna


Burlövs Kommun


Sundsvall Elnät


Work highlights


  • Provided strategic advice to Käppala, which operates a waste treatment plant.
  • Advised Tekniska Verken i Kiruna AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiruna Municipality, on a large number of procurements of consultancy services.
  • Advised Dalarna University on strategic matters relating to a city campus in Borlänge.

Advokatfirman Fylgia KB

Advokatfirman Fylgia KB has ‘a professional way of dealing with different stakeholders in the case’ and is strong in both contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters, acting for suppliers and public sector entities. Markus Garfvé and Fredrik Winroth head up the practice together; Garfvé has previously worked in the Swedish Governmental Office where he assisted with the preparation of public procurement legislation, and Winroth is a key name for commercial contracts and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Markus Garfvé; Fredrik Winroth


Other key lawyers:

Björn Karlsson


Testimonials

‘Hands-on partner involvement, dedication, excellent knowledge, commitment. In our experience, Fylgia provides more attention and better quality.’

‘Fredrik Winroth is reliable and fast, has great experience in commercial matters and his experience as a general counsel has been useful as he understands our viewpoint and internal considerations.’

‘Fredrik Winroth has a positive personality and is very dedicated. Highly recommended.’

‘Björn Karlsson has provided excellent support in litigation.’

‘The team has great knowledge to deep dive into a case and finds exactly what we are asking for.’

‘The team has a professional way of dealing with different stakeholders in the case.’

‘Fylgia has a commitment to public procurement that is unique. They are constantly updated, which simplifies spontaneous questions, which usually can be answered immediately.’

‘We have worked with Markus Garfvé for many years. His knowledge and drive have helped us immensely.’

Key clients

Cabonline Group AB


ByggPartner i Dalarna AB


Eterne AB


Visita


Beckman Coulter


Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish National Grid)


Consid AB


Egencia Sweden AB


Movare AB


Arthrex AB


Beijer Byggmaterial AB


Green Landscaping Group AB


Work highlights


  • Advised WSP Sweden on several tender projects.
  • Successfully advised Svenska Kraftnät on two review procedures critical for Swedish energy supply.
  • Successfully advised Cabonline Group on review procedure against Jönköpings kommun.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB acts for suppliers and focuses on the transport, construction, infrastructure, and defence sectors, handling all stages of procurement processes, from tender processes to disputes before the administrative courts. Sylvia Lindén heads up the practice with over 20 years’ experience; she is recommended for advisory matters and procurement litigation.

Practice head(s):

Sylvia Lindén


Other key lawyers:

Jens Nilsson


Testimonials

‘The team, headed by Sylvia Linden, provided a great service.’

‘Sylvia Lindén is very knowledgeable in the field of Public Procurement in Sweden, and is a very nice person to be working with.’

‘Sylvia Lindén is a true professional.’

Key clients

Connect Bus Group


QSG


Mohlins Bussar


Busspoolen


Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHLA)


Rover Grupo


Subterra


Svenska Neoplan


YIT Sverige AB


Hitachi


Kraiburg Strail


Comsa


NHT Trading


Securdia


E-Schakt


Allblästring


Infrakraft


Furrer+Frey


Torrescamara


Work highlights


  • Successfully represented the Connect Bus Group in several review appeals in the Administrative Courts against Länstrafiken i Västerbotten regarding its procurement of regional traffic at the coast of Northern Sweden, contract value of approx. SEK1bn.
  • Counselled Hitachi in a review appeal in the Administrative Court and the Administrative Court of Appeal concerning SJ AB’s procurement of up to 60 new regional trains, with a contract value of approx. SEK6bn.
  • Advised the awarded joint venture of Comsa SAU and Soner Temel in relation to Itinera S.p.A.’s review appeal regarding Arenastaden (one of the procurements regarding the Stockholm metro expansion), with a contract value of approx. SEK1.5bn.

Magnusson Sweden

Magnusson Sweden’s public procurement team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Ulf Djurberg from Setterwalls; he adds strong experience in EU and competition law. Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson leads the practice and acts for foreign and domestic companies on all stages of the procurement process. The team assists both public and private entities and is well versed in contentious and non-contentious procurement matters pertaining to the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson


Other key lawyers:

Ulf Djurberg


Testimonials

‘Outstanding accessibility, very responsive and humble throughout the process, and super quick at grasping the case (even when highly complex) and formulate a first draft.’

‘Ulf Djurberg has extensive experience within Public procurement and has worked on may large complex cases. Ulf is great at building excellent teams to handle all aspects of those cases, including very large and complex procurement cases.’

‘A good understanding of our company’s business and our contract.’

‘Their knowledge and their will to always do the best. Always available’.

‘Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson is outstanding in her knowledge and ability to find cases that help us win more tenders.’

‘The team is very, very dedicated and has solved all of our legal issues within schedule even when working under a very limited time frame.’

‘They are just a very dedicated team that works hard for their clients, no matter the day of the week or time of day.’

Key clients

Svealands Fastighetsteknik AB


Dansac and Hollister Scandinavia Inc. (USA) Filial Sverige


Lassila & Tikanoja FM AB


Gryaab AB


Intersolia Sweden AB


Sverek AB


MTR Nordic AB


Mediq Sverige AB


Varbergs Bostads AB


OHL Sverige AB


Becton Dickinson AB


Zynka Digital Buildings AB


MediRum AB


Continuum AB


Stockholms Stadsbyggare entreprenad AB


Göteborgs Egnahems AB


Höglandets Lås och Säkerhet AB


Soner Temel Muhendislik Insaat Ve Ticaret A.S.


Work highlights


  • Successfully representing Göteborgs Egnahems AB in the Administrative Court in Gothenburg.
  • Defending Becton Dickinson AB’s tender in various procurements.
  • Advising a Swedish municipality with drafting and structuring an alternative model to be used for developing a new city centre on the outskirts of the municipality’s main city.

Brick Advokat KB

Brick Advokat KB advises clients on day-to-day procurement matters, tenders and disputes, including judicial reviews, and is particularly experienced in the construction, real estate and infrastructure sectors. Jenny Kenneberg heads up the team and is recommended for advisory matters and contentious procurement mandates.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Kenneberg


Other key lawyers:

Liselott Fröstad


Testimonials

‘My contact person is always easy to get in touch with and my cases are handled with the speed I need and with high quality. In addition, Brick has good knowledge of our customers and how they can act.’

‘I have worked with Liselott Fröstad for several years and have always received quick help with high quality. Her high level of competence and knowledge of our business means that we not only get help in case of problems, but also can work long-term with the training of our staff, where Liselott is a very good and popular trainer.’

‘Solid knowledge in contract law.’

‘Personal approach, down to earth understanding of the business with practical and commercial approach to suggestions to actions.’

‘They solve problems.’

‘They understand the problem and they also find the correct info.’

‘Well-read, pleasant, quick to help, professional.’

Key clients

Heving & Hägglund


Itinera S.p.A


Eitech Electro AB


BTH Bygg AB


Menigo Foodservice AB


Bogfelts Installation och Entreprenad AB


LKAB


Assemblin El AB


Förenade Service AB


Swarco Sverige AB


Svensk Markservice Svealand AB


Unit4 AB


Terranor AB


TK Elevator Sweden AB


Hagmans Tak Sverige AB


Hellsténs Bygg och Entreprenad i Eskilstuna AB


Bygg- och Industrigross Sverige AB


Eitech Engineering AB


Goodtech Environmental Solutions AB


Work highlights


  • Provided legal advice to Menigo on tendering and contractual matters.
  • Advising TK Elevator Sweden AB on numerous procurements, disputes and day-to-day matters.
  • Advising Itinera S.p.A. on public works contracts.

Advokatfirman Delphi

Advokatfirman Delphi’s procurement team is led by Elisabeth Eklund and handles contentious and non-contentious procurement matters, including proceedings in the administrative courts and damage cases in the general courts. Counsel Martin Bogg is well regarded by clients for government contract work and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Eklund


Other key lawyers:

Christian Härdgård; Martin Bogg


Testimonials

‘Great knowledge and expertise in public procurement. Great service level and availability.’

‘Martin Bogg represents what the company is to me. Exceptional knowledge and isn’t afraid to give advice on how to handle difficult matters.’

‘Always available, clear communication and thorough knowledge of local rules and regulations.’

‘Martin Bogg has a good overview, is efficient and quick in his communication. His background knowledge is impressive.’

‘The practice is unique for their dedicated, personal and professional support. Martin Bogg makes it absolutely outstanding and is always available at any day and time with a rare approach and knowledge. I never experienced such a professional understanding and handling of client needs.’

‘Martin Bogg is the example of a passionate professional who is totally dedicated to client matters as he would be directly involved in it.’

Key clients

Nordlo Improve AB


Lingua Communication Nordic AB


Akademiska Hus AB


CNA Insurance Company (Europe) SA


Scanbur AB


Kävlinge Municipality


Östra Götaland’s Rescue Service


Malmö Municipality


Treano Bygg AB


Protrain AB


Nordvästra Skånes Vatten och Avlopp AB


Karlstad Municipality


Work highlights


  • Represented the state-owned real estate company Akademiska Hus in several court proceedings in the administrative courts.
  • Assisted CNA Insurance Company (Europe) SA with several coverage and risk assessments regarding insurance claims for damages according to the Public Procurement provisions.

Morris Law

Morris Law continues to advise businesses on contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters, including public contracts, strategies, tenders, compliance issues and disputes. Roger Wier is a key name for disputes and litigation, and Martin Vildhede handles all stages of the procurement process and also represents clients before the courts. Senior associate Christoffer Erlandsson leads the departments

Practice head(s):

Christoffer Erlandsson


Testimonials

‘They have a very quick response time and provide a great service. It’s an honest team that gives you the support, facts and information that you need to make the right decision.’

‘The knowledge combined with the service mind of the individuals is really unique. They always understand the situation we are in and that makes everything very efficient.’

‘The team shows great skills and knowledge and has, ever since the start of Morris Law, been a well-known player on the Swedish market.’

‘Roger Wier and Martin Vildhede are both great entrepreneurs and always try to find new angles to public procurement problems resulting in added value for clients.’

‘The team is both very professional and friendly/kind there is always time for tricky law questions.’

‘The individuals are open minded, flexible, creative and professional as well as kind.’

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


Procurator Sverige AB


Chalmers University of Technology


Work highlights


  • Regularly representing Nowa Kommunikation in strategic public procurement matters.
  • Advising Eurofins Biofuel & Energy Testing Sweden AB on day-to-day legal advice including advice on strategic disputes.
  • Advising White arkitekter AB on public procurement matters.

Roschier

Erik Ficks heads up Roschier’s public procurement practice and acts for suppliers on contentious and non-contentious procurement matters. Particularly strong in the IT, telecoms, life sciences and healthcare sectors, the practice advises clients on contracts, regulatory issues and procurement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Erik Ficks