Firm Profile > Setterwalls > Stockholm, Sweden

PO BOX 1050

Banking and finance Tier 1

With steady growth across three offices, Setterwalls provides a full-service banking and finance team led by Åke Fors in Stockholm, Jonas Frii in Malmö and Jesper Kuschel in Gothenburg. The team assists with the full range of debt financing transactions including leveraged and acquisition finance, real estate finance and investment-grade mandates, with stand-out names including Mikael Magnusson and Carl Lindencrona. The group's strong financial regulatory offering attracts global banks and financial institutions (including the Swedish Central Bank) as well as public pensions funds; the team also advises lenders on project financing and refinancing arrangements, with recent mandates involving the real estate and shipping sectors.

Practice head(s):

Åke Fors; Jonas Frii; Jesper Kuschel


The strong partner participation in transactions is what makes Setterwalls’ banking and finance team unique. Rather than having partners who become invisible halfway after the first pitch, you know that they will be hands on until final delivery.

Mikael Magnusson is a very dedicated and hands-on lawyer who is available, solutions oriented and nice to work with.

Olof Forslund is a talented young lawyer with a bright future.

Carl Lindencrona provides efficient delivery in line with expectations.

Key clients

Swedish Central Bank

The Seventh Swedish National Premium Pension Fund

The Fourth Swedish National Premium Pension Fund

Swedish Government



Ness, Risan & Partners

Lansa Fastigheter

Collector Bank

Adapta Fastigheter

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Setterwalls is an established name for data privacy and data protection matters and advises a client roster of domestic and international corporates on the full scope of issues. Noteworthy instructions for Fredrik RoosJörgen S. Axelsson and specialist counsel Bobi Mitrovic involve privacy matters pertaining to the design and usage of e-commerce platforms and other technology systems. Marcus Svensson is a go-to name for GDPR compliance work for life sciences and medtech clients handling patient data. The team also has expertise in blockchain-related data work.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Roos; Marcus Svensson; Jörgen S. Axelsson


Pragmatic and to the point with a practical, balanced view.

Easy to get in touch with. They helped us with our GDPR project in a very competent way.

Fredrik Roos is an excellent support- he is my main go-to person for most issues and he has a great track record in getting new associates up and running quickly.

Fredrik Roos and Bobi Mitrovic gives quick and competent answers.

Setterwalls has a knowledgeable and committed team helping us with our different GDPR questions. They do the work in an efficient and trustworthy which we are very satisfied with.

Key clients

Mapillary AB

Safeture AB

Novo Nordisk Scandinavia AB

Alligator Bioscience AB

Harvey Nash

Trustly Group AB

Volvofinans Bank AB

Ford Motor Company AB

Health and Social Care Inspectorate

Meniga Sweden

Energy Tier 1

The highly praised team of energy professionals at Setterwalls advises international investors and developers on the full breadth of transactional and regulatory issues. Jonas Frii focuses on high-value acquisitions and divestments of onshore wind farm projects across Sweden. Anders Linnerborg and Tove Andersson are go-to names for regulatory issues including emissions rights (including applications for the European Union Emission Trade Scheme), energy tax relief, permit applications for multidisciplinary power plant projects and regulatory disputes. Martin Sandgren also contributes to the practice

Practice head(s):

Jonas Frii; Anders Linnerborg; Tove Andersson; Martin Sandgren


Setterwalls has in-depth knowledge of the wind energy industry.

The team’s strengths are their flexibility, rapidity and confidence in their work. In my experience, the team has taken every question with great seriousness and engagement no matter how specific or difficult it is.

One of the legal teams that truly understands renewables in Sweden.

A full-service firm with an excellent track record in energy services and permitting.

The team around Jonas Frii has in-depth knowledge of the market and all legal aspects related to wind energy projects in the Nordics. Jonas Frii provides his advice with a very pragmatic approach and is strong in upholding his client’s position in negotiations. He is probably one of the best lawyers available in the Nordics for renewable energy transactions.

Tove Andersson is a very competent and proficient person. She pays great attention when presented with different problems and related questions. The feedback received is admirable as it gives a new perspective of the subject and relevant suggestions for solving the problems she has been presented with. Tove has behaved professionally and with desirable commitment throughout the entire work process. She has always been easy to reach and quick to respond.

Tove Andersson is an outstanding lawyer with expert knowledge in energy and environmental law. She has an excellent ability to quickly understand the issue at hand, break it down to affected legislation and propose action on how the matter should be handled. She has great interpersonal relationships and is an appreciated speaker and panellist who shares her experience in an understandable way for the audience.

Jonas Frii cuts to the chase in a diplomatic way so no time is wasted.

Elin Hjort always keeps the ball moving and mediates intelligently so solutions are found.

Mattias Wiklund is technically very strong and always seems to be one step ahead.

Key clients

Aquila Capital

Marguerite (The 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change & Infrastructure)

Fontavis AG

Ewz (city of Zürich renewable energy investment vehicle)

Arise AB

Stena Renewable AB

Sydvatten AB

Platina Energy Partners

Intellectual property and media Tier 1

At Setterwalls, Martin Levinsohn leads the firm's patent litigation offering and handles big-ticket disputes in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector; he is also a go-to name for parallel-import litigation. The firm handles significant IP-intensive transactions under the leadership of Fredrik Roos, while Per Lidman and co-head Sophia Spala routinely assist with trade mark enforcement and prosecution work, marketing law issues and IP licensing and commercialisation strategies. The team’s client list comprises names across the automotive, fashion, media, consumer goods and e-commerce industries.

Practice head(s):

Martin Levinsohn; Fredrik Roos; Sophia Spala


Setterwalls has an amazing team with the ability to understand the most complex cases. With thorough research and hard work they deliver a service where you can expect them to achieve desired outcome.

Fredrik Roos is exceptional. In a context where I normally work with large multinational firms on transactions I still tend to turn to Fredrik when it gets tricky- he is pragmatic and he really gets what the issue is. A great support.

Consistently excellent- this is a firm with a very solid profile in IP litigation for the pharmaceuticals sector.

Great experience when it comes to marketing assessments.

A strong team with in-depth competence in all IP-related matters

Very highly motivated and always trying to find solutions “out of the box”. They have my biggest recommendation!

I have worked with Sophia Spala on several occasions. She has always listened very carefully to understand our needs, then patiently guided us through the process while discussing our various options. She serves you in an organised and respectful manner which makes you feel comfortable even under stressful situations. Her skills and strategic decisions have helped me and my company to achieve outcomes better than expected.

Per Lidman is very professional and his work integrity is admirable.

There is a lot of heart in the firm, which is something we value being a smaller company. We do not feel like just one small fish in the pond.

Sophia Spala is a top-notch, customer-centric lawyer. She is always on top of things and so easy to work with. Her advice is always to the point and commercially minded. Clients really like to work with her as she gets things done with a good end result. I can really recommend her.

Key clients



Fresenius Kabi


General Electric

Abacus Medicine

Jollyroom AB

FlixMobility GmbH and FlixBus

Sverige AB

Simplex AB

Komplett Services Sweden AB

Komplett Distribution Sweden AB

IT and telecoms Tier 1

Key strengths for Setterwalls’ standalone IT and telecoms practice include digital transformation projects and the implementation and operation of fintech services; the latter handled by Joacim Johannesson. Practice co-head Jörgen Axelsson leads on major IT outsourcing and procurement projects for blue-companies and clients in the public sector. The firm also has a dedicated focus group specialising in blockchain assignments and has regulatory expertise pertaining to cloud computing and cybersecurity issues; the group also works closely with the corporate department to advise on technology-critical transactions. Marc Tullgren leads the Malmö-based offering, and Fredrik Roos is the key name in Gothenburg. Associate Sabina Björklund was a new arrival from Advokatfirman Lindahl KB.

Practice head(s):

Jörgen Axelsson; Fredrik Roos; Joacim Johannesson; Marc Tullgren


Provides high commercial understanding and senior experience.

They have a unique capability in balancing business and legal advice, which is of extreme importance for a start-up company such as ours.

Over the years I have worked with the majority of the major legal firms in the Nordics and Setterwalls are by far the most proactive firm I have encountered. They make sure they are on top of things and make sure we take measures well in advance. They are also much more business oriented than any firm I have previously worked with.

Extremely engaged and responsive.

Jörgen Axelsson is easy to work with, experienced, and has high commercial understanding.

Joacim Johanneson and Johan Strömbäck show extraordinary attention and provide relevant advice and legal work at a very high quality with a very fast response rate. Joacim makes sure to stay updated on our work and strategic development in order to continuously provide us with state-of-the-art advice. Dedication and commitment is awesome.

Key clients

Aareon Nordic AB

Aller Media

Sentient AB

Blueair Cabin Air AB

Mapillary AB

Novo Nordisk Scandinavia AB

Safeture AB

Axis Communications AB

Bohemian Wrapp


Soundtrack Your Business (Spotify B2B)


The Swedish Central Bank

Stockholm Country Council

Capital markets Tier 2

The capital markets team at Setterwalls, which includes go-to names practice head Jörgen Axelsson and Marcus Nivinger, has a focus on equity listings and IPOs for issuers across the real estate, telecoms, technology and life sciences sectors. The team also handles private share placements and public takeovers, and, on the debt side, assists with hybrid bond and EMTN programmes. Olof Reinholdsson was recently promoted to the partnership and has extensive knowledge of securities law.

Practice head(s):

Jörgen Axelsson


The Setterwalls team is truly into our business and we don’t have to spend unnecessary time explaining matters. We see them as a strategic partner and almost all of our critical decisions, which could have a legal implication, are discussed with Setterwalls.

Any partner or associate we have engaged with has been highly professional, service minded and understanding of our business, thus providing value to our company.

Ola Grahn exhibits valuable insights into explaining and understanding the long-term consequences of legal decisions.

Key clients


Fastighets AB Balder

Ascelia Pharma



Maha Energy

Better Collective


Alligator Bioscience

Sivers IMA

IAR System



InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding


GomSpace Group


Cabonline Group


ÅAC Microtec

Ranplan Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

With offices throughout Sweden, Setterwalls’ commercial, corporate and M&A practice provides expertise across a variety of sectors - the Gothenburg office focuses on industrial clients, utilities and venture capital clients benefit from the Malmö-based group, and financial services and technology clients leverage the firm's Stockholm base. Practice head Anders Söderlind and Jörgen Axelsson lead on public and private transactions including carve-outs, divestments, joint venture acquisitions and large-scale foreign asset purchases. The practice also has a strong private equity client base under the leadership of Matthias Detterfelt, while Johan Hallén is the go-to name for commercial advice including international outsourcing and cooperation negotiations. The team also advises to technology start-ups and growth companies on lower to mid-cap M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Anders Söderlind


They are very commercially focussed with strength in setting a pragmatic agenda and understanding the needs of my business as a client.

Anders Holmgren has an extraordinary competence as negotiator in tense situations. He is good at explaining the whole situation from start to finish.

They have a unique capability in balancing business and legal advice, which is of extreme importance for a start-up company such as ours.

A combination of professional excellence, personal engagement and a tight relationship.’

Johan Hallén is very competent, has high social skills and delivers quick answers.

Key clients


FSN Capital

Nalka Investment

SEB Private Equity

Ceder Capital


PEQ Investment

AB Gustaf Kähr

Entercash Ltd.

Hydro Energi

Drug Free Sport

Elskling AB

True Software

Scandinavia AB

FlixMobility GmbH

AddLife AB

Better Collective A/S

Meniga Ltd


Zhejiang Yinlun

Machinery Co.

Galecto Biotech

Novax AB

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution group at Setterwalls is regularly instructed on the full spectrum of cases including high-value insurance litigation, post-M&A arbitration, construction disputes, patent litigation and shareholder disputes. Recent highlights for co-head Johan Strömbäck include acting for several energy and manufacturing corporates in environmental liability litigation, while co-head Hans Dahlberg Kolga handled a number of contracting disputes for the Swedish Public Employment Service. Co-head Emma Fredberg and Johan Karlbom leverage their Gothenburg presence to act for big-ticket names in the automotive sector, while co-head Magnus Berlin is the key contact in Malmö.

Practice head(s):

Hans Dahlberg Kolga; Johan Strömbäck; Emma Fredberg; Magnus Berlin


Johan Strömbäck has a very calm and analytical approach and he always delivers.

Setterwalls’ ability to quickly understand and initiate the process in combination with a very clear strategy is for me invaluable when it comes to dispute resolution. They also do not hesitate to pull in additional resources from the firm to complement the team in order to have a clear and accurate assessment.

Johan Strömbäck has the ability to break down what seems to be complex challenges into a plan of action that makes sense. His performance during dispute resolution is elegantly calm but extremely effective. I have over the years used other dispute lawyers from other firms, but so far no one has been close to the calibre of Johan.

Key clients


NCC Construction



Wasa Kredit





Arbetsförmedlingen (the Public Employment Service)

Per Aarsleff




Employment Tier 2

With a diverse client base which includes leading technology and medtech names, Åsa Erlandsson and Henrik Kjellander head up Setterwalls’ employment team. The group handles employment disputes including senior-level termination challenges, trade union disputes and trade secrets litigation, while Erlandsson has a noteworthy practice in workplace environment matters including misconduct training and internal investigations. The team also provides advice to clients in the gig economy sectors including the IT, gaming and other entrepreneurial environments.

Practice head(s):

Åsa Erlandsson; Henrik Kjellander


They go the extra mile for their client. Åsa Erlandsson is always quick to get back to us, always supportive and pragmatic.

Very good support with high availability and honest and direct advice.

Setterwalls is highly professional and analytical. Compared to other firms, they successfully keep deadlines and assist us even with very short notice.

Fantastic service and commitment. Experts with the ability to coach and improve their clients’ legal and negotiation skills.

Åsa Erlandsson is always humble, straight to the point, pragmatic and fun to work with. She is super fast in responding to problems, always available and very supportive. She educates us while providing services to us.

Both partners and associates at Setterwalls are highly engaged and available at our service anytime. They are really efficient with deadlines and eager to deliver results with high quality. We value deeply their exceptional case management and clear communication.

Åsa Erlandsson is a highly competent lawyer who supported our organisation in a reorganisation process where delicate issues concerning labour law was at hand. Her support was crucial for the smoothness of the process, as she emits knowledgeability and is a very safe hand to hold on to. She showed great availability with fast answers to our questions.

Approachable and business oriented with practical answers which help the client move forward securely and confidently.

Key clients


Meda AB/Mylan


The Central Bank of Sweden

The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

Wise Group


Hoist Finance AB


Strängbetong (Consolis Group)

Environment Tier 2

Setterwalls regularly handles large-scale environmental law matters, and group co-heads Tove Andersson and Anders Linnerborg recently acted in permit trials in the Environmental and Supreme Courts concerning mining, recycling and wind power operations. The team also advises on matters pertaining to land contamination, environmental issues in commercial contract negotiations, M&A-related due diligence and liability litigation. The client base comprises major domestic and international industrial clients.

Practice head(s):

Anders Linnerborg; Tove Andersson


The team is highly professional and always very well connected with each other.

The team’s strengths are its flexibility, rapidity and confidence in the work and feedback. In my experience, the team has taken every question with great seriousness and engagement no matter how specific or difficult it is.

Professionalism and a deep understanding of the processes, twists and turns in Swedish legislation. Their approach is always of the highest standard.

Good knowledge and a practical way of working.

Strong commitment toward clients’ needs and a proactive approach to finding solutions.

Tove Andersson is a very competent and proficient person. She pays great attention when presented with different problems and related questions. The feedback received is admirable as it gives a new perspective on the subject and relevant suggestions for solving the problems she has been presented with. Tove has behaved professionally and with desirable commitment throughout the entire work process. She has always been easy to reach and quick to respond.

Excellent knowledge and understanding of the complex issues of the Swedish Environmental Code.

Linnea Ljung is driven, hands on, experienced and has the ability to drive big processes and projects forward in tight schedules. She has a great service mind, professionalism and integrity.

Tove Andersson and Anders Linnerborg have great knowledge in their fields of expertise and both are very professional.

We work with Tove Andersson and are very satisfied with her capability. She is effective and doesn’t waste any of our time in the process. She is always on top of her game and spot on with her advice to us.

Tove Andersson is an expert in legal issues concerning our market.

Tove Andersson is committed, knowledgeable and delivers a professional result while creating good customer relations.

Key clients

Borås Energi och Miljö AB

Arise AB

AB Sydsten

Stena Renewable AB

Svenska Kaolin AB

Lindab AB

Skanska Öresund AB

Befesa Scandust AB

Rabbalshede Kraft

Veidekke Industri

Scandivanadium Ltd

Insolvency Tier 2

Setterwalls fields a team of insolvency lawyers, which is regularly instructed as bankruptcy administrator for real estate and construction clients in matters, which often have cross-border elements. Team leader Mathias Winge has substantial experience handling restructuring issues for creditors and advising on M&A transactions for financially distressed companies. The team also acts in insolvency-related litigation under the Swedish Bankruptcy Act relating to recovery actions and payment liability issues. Nina Baecklund left the firm in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Mathias Winge


Mathias Winge is a pragmatic and experienced lawyer who is easygoing and fun to work with.

Mathias Winge has good reputation and always tries to find the best solutions.

Key clients

Quinn Investments

Sweden AB and 31 of its subsidiaries in bankruptcy

EV Ejendomsinvestering

Nynäshamn Holding AB in bankruptcy

Avestakronan AB in bankruptcy

Medge Group Companies in bankruptcy

Nordic Blooc AB in bankruptcy

Scientific Content for Interactive Systems Sweden AB (SCISS) in bankruptcy

Swedish Composites AB in bankruptcy

Insurance Tier 2

Setterwalls has notable experience in claims handling in industrial sectors, primarily the maritime, aviation and rail industries. Practice head Åke Fors and associate Samuel Pihl assist P&I Clubs, pensions funds and organisations in the utilities sector with regulatory advice, insurance claim filings and coverage disputes. The team also provides coverage advice to high-net-worth individuals.

Practice head(s):

Åke Fors


Samuel Pihl stands out as a trustworthy and professional expert of marine insurance, who can evaluate the case from different perspectives with the right amount of attention to detail. He can very clearly communicate what is most important and provide strong and straight to the point arguments to justify the case.

Åke Fors is a very skilled lawyer.

Samuel Pihl is most competent and service minded.

Key clients

Euro Accident Health & Care Insurance Aktiebolag

National General Insurance

Euro Accident Livförsäkring AB

Small Business Consortium

Relacom Management

UK P&I Club

North of England P&I Club

Steamship Mutual P&I Club

London P&I Club

AP7 (the Swedish Seventh governmental AP pension fund)

Public procurement Tier 2

Setterwalls’ public procurement team acts for suppliers and contracting authorities; for the latter, Martin Levinsohn and practice head Ulf Djurberg recently advised councils and public utilities clients on the procurement of IT systems, waste management facilities, energy infrastructure and consultancy services. Contentious issues for the team typically involve handling review procedures for award decisions, with recent mandates involving tenders in the construction and outdoor advertising sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ulf Djurberg


Good time management, a professional approach and excellent quality.

Key clients

Stockholms läns landsting (Stockholm County Council)

ApoEx Malmö

Borås Energi och Miljö AB

IVO (Swedish health and social care Inspectorate)

The Swedish Government

Riksbanken (The Central Bank)

AP 7 (Pension fund no 7)

AP 4 (Pension fund no 4)

Stockholms stadsbyggare

Entreprenad AB

HiQ International AB

Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish National Grid)

Real estate Tier 2

Property acquisitions and divestments are key areas of strength for Setterwalls’ real estate practice. The team recently expanded with the addition of Patric Olofsson from MAQS Advokatbyrå; Olofsson and Anders Heintze handle high-value transactions for big-ticket investors, real estate funds and property owners in the Swedish and international markets. Commercial leasing and project development mandates are handled by Jessica Schönning, who has a particular focus on education and hospital projects. The team also has expertise in joint venture acquisitions and the related disputes. Senior associates Anders Frick and Linda Jönsjö are highly regarded in the Malmö area.

Practice head(s):

Jessica Schönning; Patric Olofsson; Anders Heintze; Linda Jönsjö; Anders Frick


Anders Frick acts in a way that inspires confidence.

The team is very competent and always does its best to deliver a good result.

They really put me and my challenge in focus and always fed back very quickly and accurately.

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard


Index Invest

Akademiska Hus





Steen & Ström




Nuveen Real Estate

SSM Bygg & Fastighets AB

Erlandsson Bygg

Veidekke Bostad AB

Volvo Real Estate

Lansa Fastigheter




Skandia Fastigheter

Shipping Tier 2

The shipping practice at Setterwalls is noted for its expertise in maritime insurance mandates including multi jurisdictional claims handling and recovery procedures; practice head Åke Fors is the go-to name. Håkan Fohlin and associates Martin Aronsson and Samuel Pihl also regularly represent shipping companies and P&I clubs in insolvency proceedings and disputes concerning collisions and injuries sustained at sea. The team also advises on shipping company formations and operations.

Practice head(s):

Åke Fors


Deep and broad competence with a hands-on approach. Delivers value and makes clear recommendations.

Setterwalls has a long-standing tradition of providing advice to the shipping industry.

Has the ability to think strategically, tactically and deliver clear advice.

Samuel Pihl stands out as a trustworthy and professional expert of marine insurance, who can evaluate the case from different perspectives with the right amount of attention to detail. He can very clearly communicate what is most important and provide strong and straight-to-the-point arguments to justify the case.

Åke J Fors has an extremely sharp mind and uniquely broad legal expertise. I would rely on his advice on anything from dispute resolution to insurance, banking and transactional matters.

Key clients

Rederi AB Soya and Wallenius Lines AB

Preem AB

UK P&I Club


North of England P&I Club

Steamship Mutual P&I Club

London P&I Club

Sweden Orient Line

Tax Tier 2

Particular fields of expertise for Setterwalls’ tax practice include advising on real estate M&A issues, capitalisation and incentive programmes for start-ups, corporate restructuring work and IPOs. The group is jointly led by Sören Brekell and Niclas Hermansson in Malmö and Gothenburg-based Christian Sjöqvist. Recent contentious mandates include Brekell handling VAT litigation relating to the sale of goods in the EU and disputed cross-border tax exemptions. The client roster comprises domestic and international corporate names.

Practice head(s):

Sören Brekell; Niclas Hermansson; Christian Sjökvist

Key clients

Strabag SE

True Software Scandinavia AB

AFA Insurance AB

Boozt AB

Arise Windpower AB

TB Gruppen AB

Construction Tier 3

The client roster of Setterwalls’ construction practice includes international contractors, public authorities, developers and purchasers, which the team advises on the breadth of disputes and non-contentious mandates. Group co-heads Lennart Iwar and Anders Heintze handle construction contract negotiations for projects in the renewable energy, transport infrastructure and utilities sectors. Iwar and fellow co-head Hans Dahlberg Kolga also recently advised on procurement strategies for a number of decommissioning projects. The team also regularly handles contract law arbitration proceedings concerning the right to compensation and claims of unpaid invoices.

Practice head(s):

Lennart Iwar; Anders Heintze; Hans Dahlberg Kolga


Good time management and a professional approach to every inquiry.

Hans Dahlberg Kolga is a humble lawyer with great and valuable experience from his field.

Hanna Björkman is a very good up and coming lawyer.

Excellent availability and engagement and a high quality of legal product.

Mattias Wiklund stands out for quality, engagement, communication and understanding for our business.

Key clients

NCC Sverige AB


Per Aarsleff A/S

Svenska Kraftnät AB

Borås Energi och Miljö AB

Bravida Sverige AB


RGS Nordic AB

Emil Lundgren AB

AB Sydsten

Arise AB


Hilti Sverige AB

Svevia AB


Riksbyggen ekonomisk förening

EU and competition Tier 3

Setterwalls’ group leader Ulf Djurberg and Martin Levinsohn provide robust EU and competition advice across three offices and advise on cross-border merger filings, dawn raids and investigations by the Swedish Competition Authority concerning cartels and abuse of dominance issues. The team assists its global client base with bespoke compliance programmes and provides structural advice on joint ventures for dominant and non-dominant organisations. Tommy Pettersson joined Advokatfirman Per Karlsson & Co AB in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ulf Djurberg

The firm: Setterwalls is one of Sweden’s leading full-service business law firms, as well as one of Sweden’s largest law firms, with some 190 lawyers servicing clients from its three offices in Sweden’s largest cities – Stockholm, Gothenburg (Göteborg) and Malmoe (Malmö). Setterwalls is an independent law firm with an extensive, well-established international network. Established in 1874, it is also Sweden’s oldest law firm.

Areas of practice: Being a commercial full-service practice, Setterwalls offers clients a complete range of business law services, including within the following areas of practice:

Aviation; commercial; corporate; dispute resolution; employment and labour law; energy and commodities; environment; equity capital markets; EU and competition law; financial markets; financial services regulation practice; infrastructure and construction; insolvency and restructuring; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property rights and marketing law; life sciences; M&A; private client; private equity; public procurement; public sector; railway; real estate; real estate M&A; shipping; sports and entertainment; tax; technology, media and telecoms; transportation; see the firm’s website for more information.

Clients: by combining its legal expertise with extensive knowledge of numerous sectors, Setterwalls attracts clients within a wide range of sectors – from biotech entrepreneurs, clean tech and media companies to private equity firms, game developers and real estate funds – including many of Sweden’s, and the world’s, leading companies, banks and other financial institutions and government agencies.

International work: because it is based in Scandinavia, which has one of the world’s most globalised business environments, Setterwalls is accustomed to working in multinational contexts – across linguistic and cultural boundaries. All in all, about half of Setterwalls client assignments originate from countries outside of Sweden, including from many of the world’s leading companies, banks and other financial institutions.

Foreign desks: Setterwalls has established a number of foreign desks – the China desk, the French desk and the German desk – to meet clients’ demand for truly international expertise and legal advice. Each desk consists of a group of lawyers who combine legal specialist expertise with linguistic skills and a deep understanding of the business culture and legal system of China, France, and Germany respectively. See the firm’s website for more information.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Åke Fors
Construction Hans Dahlberg Kolga
Corporate and commercial Anders Söderlind
Corporate and commercial Jörgen Axelsson
Dispute resolution Johan Strömbäck
EU and competition Ulf Djurberg
Employment and labour Henrik Kjellander
Environment Girion Blomdahl
Energy Martin Sandgren
Equity capital markets Jörgen S Axelsson
Equity capital markets Marcus Nivinger
Insolvency and restructuring Åke Fors
Insurance and reinsurance Åke Fors
Intellectual property Sophia Spala
Life sciences Magnus Jonson
M&A; private equity Anders Söderlind
M&A; private equity Mattias Detterfelt
Public procurement Ulf Djurberg
Real estate Jessica Schönning
Shipping; transportation Åke Fors
Technology, media and telecom Jörgen Axelsson
Technology, media and telecom Joacim Johannesson
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 Axel Helle photo Axel Helle I assist clients in matters regarding capital markets and securities law, corporate…
Adv Nicole Hervidsson  photo Adv Nicole Hervidsson Since 2013, my work has consisted of helping Swedish and foreign companies,…
Adv Emma Jarkell  photo Adv Emma Jarkell I am a part of our IP/Tech group where my primary focus…
Adv Joacim Johannesson  photo Adv Joacim Johannesson Since the mid-1990s, I have assisted Swedish and international companies with advice…
Adv Magnus Jonson  photo Adv Magnus Jonson I have been working with i.a. EU and Competition law, IP law…
Adv Linn Jonsson  photo Adv Linn Jonsson I work within the areas M&A, venture capital and corporate law, and…
Adv Henrik Kjellander  photo Adv Henrik Kjellander Henrik Kjellander specializes in Labour Law and business sales. Henrik is responsible…
 Andreas Löfholm  photo Andreas Löfholm I am specialized within Regulatory Compliance matters and have worked within the…
 Carl Lindencrona photo Carl Lindencrona Since 2008, I have worked with various types of debt financing transactions.…
Adv Anna Lundberg  photo Adv Anna Lundberg I work with assisting public authorities and companies with corporate law advice,…
 Mikael Magnusson photo Mikael Magnusson I am a partner in the Stockholm banking and finance practice group…
 Marcus Nivinger photo Marcus Nivinger Partner I have experience from advising in private and public transactions, such…
Adv Patric Olofsson  photo Adv Patric Olofsson I am a partner in Setterwalls’ M&A Real Estate group. My responsibility…
 Samuel Pihl  photo Samuel Pihl I have been a part of the Transport Law group since 2019.…
Adv Sonny Ragnerstam  photo Adv Sonny Ragnerstam I assist Swedish and foreign companies, authorities and organizations in matters regarding…
Adv Lorentz Reige  photo Adv Lorentz Reige I advise public authorities, companies and private individuals within the field of…
Adv Olof Reinholdsson  photo Adv Olof Reinholdsson PartnerSince 2008, I have assisted Swedish and foreign companies with advice, primarily…
Adv Magnus Rydberg  photo Adv Magnus Rydberg Partner I have extensive experience in advising Swedish and foreign companies in…
Adv Anders Söderlind  photo Adv Anders Söderlind Partner, Advokat Corporate and M&A Corporate and Commercial. Anders has worked with…
Adv Martin Sandgren  photo Adv Martin Sandgren Partner I have experience from advising in private and public transactions, such…
Adv Jessica Schönning  photo Adv Jessica Schönning For more than 15 years, I have assisted companies and public actors…
Adv Tove Skärblom  photo Adv Tove Skärblom Since 2013, I’ve been working with legal issues within the field of…
 Sophia Spala photo Sophia Spala PartnerSince 2005, I have worked mainly within the areas of intellectual property…
Adv Magnus Steninger  photo Adv Magnus Steninger I am highly specialized within the field of real estate transactions and…
Adv Angelica Ström  photo Adv Angelica Ström I advise public authorities as well as Swedish and international companies in…
Adv Johan Strömbäck  photo Adv Johan Strömbäck Johan Strömbäck is a partner practicing in Setterwalls’ dispute resolution group. His…
Adv Cecilia Xia  photo Adv Cecilia Xia I work within the areas M&A, venture capital and corporate law, and…
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