Adv Åke J. Fors > Setterwalls > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 1050
Åke J. Fors photo

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Arbitration.



Since the late 1980s, I have assisted Swedish and foreign companies, public authorities and institutions with advice within a broad spectrum of law, primarily within the financial sector, and often with international connections.

My main areas of practice are finance law and arbitration. I also have substantial experience of insurance and reinsurance law. I have worked for more than 30 years within these areas of law, with employment in Sweden and the USA, and also otherwise internationally in court proceedings and transactions, such as project financing. On a number of occasions, I have been nominated as one of the foremost Swedish lawyers within finance law and company law (and on three occasions, most recently in May 2017, nominated one of Sweden’s foremost business lawyers by lawyer colleagues in the periodical Legally Yours). I teach at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University, and have written articles on various legal subjects. I have also had a number of arbitrator appointments.

Since 2004, I lead Setterwalls’ financial market, banking, finance and insurance team.


1987- Setterwalls
1987 Hedberg & Johnsson
1985-1986 Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens, New York and Lillick & Charles, San Francisco
1983-1985, Stockholm District Court, law clerk.


English and German.


Swedish Bar Association.


1982, University of Oslo (Maritime Law)
1982, University of Lund (LL.M.)
1981-1982, Civil Law, University of Lund, research assistant at the Faculty of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Åke ForsSetterwalls