Mrs Elisabeth Vestin > Hannes Snellman > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

Hannes Snellman
P.O. BOX 7801

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Technology




Elisabeth heads our Intellectual Property & Technology practice at the Stockholm office. Her fields of expertise include IT, (out)sourcing, technology, telecommunication, data protection, IP, marketing, consumer, retail, fashion, e-commerce, and franchising, distribution, sports, media and music and entertainment law, as well as general commercial law. Innovation, technology, trade secrets, data, e-commerce, trademarks and other intellectual property rights are often central to the businesses that Elisabeth advises.

Her practice includes drafting, interpreting, negotiating and disputing commercial agreements. She also advises on M&A in the IP & TMT field.

Because of her vast experience of working with franchise chains and other chain companies, Elisabeth has become a board member of the Swedish Franchise Association.

In addition, Elisabeth has worked with corporate sustainability, bribery, anti-corruption and compliance matters for over a decade. She regularly conducts presentations and training in these areas.


English, Swedish


Data Protection Forum
Board Member, Swedish Franchise Association, 2015
Swedish Bar Association, 2009
Swedish Association for Copyright Law (SFU)
Swedish Competition & Market Law Association
Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia (LES Scandinavia)


Partner, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018-
Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-2017
Associate and Senior Associate, Advokatfirman Lindahl, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006-2015
Junior Judge, District Court in Lund, Sweden, 2004-2005
LL.M. in Innovation, Technology and the Law, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 2003
Jur. Kand. (LL.M in Law), University of Lund, Sweden, 2002

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Intellectual property and media

Hannes Snellman ‘handles a wide range of matters from traditional problems to very current and new aspects of the law’. The group is particularly strong in handling the IP aspects of large M&A deals for high-profile domestic and global clients. Elisabeth Vestin heads up the practice and is recommended for general IP matters, and technology and data issues.

Sweden > IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Elisabeth Vestin – Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman’s team is led by Elisabeth Vestin and focuses on outsourcing, digitalisation, cloud procurement, e-commerce and media matters. The department advises a range of top domestic and international clients and often acts as local counsel for large international law firms. Vestin is well versed in IT contracts, digitalisation projects, telecoms issues and commercial matters. Counsel Anna Ribenfors is a key name for fintech matters and acts for insurance companies and financial institutions, while Caroline Sundberg, who was recently promoted to specialist partner, focuses on data protection and GDPR matters. Filip Åhsberger joined as senior associate from Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection

Hannes Snellman has ‘strong competence and experience’ in data, privacy and cybersecurity matters, and handles data breaches, cross-border data transfers, compliance issues and investigations by authorities. Practice head Caroline Sundberg often acts as DPO for clients and is active in the financial services, industrial, telecoms and retail sectors. Elisabeth Vestin is a key name for IP and technology work, while senior associate Filip Åhsberger, who recently joined from Advokatfirma DLA Piper Sweden KB, is experienced in large GDPR compliance projects.