Adv Håkan Fohlin > Setterwalls > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 1050

Work Department

Corporate law, Mergers & Acquisitions, M&A, Commercial agreements, Financial services, Automotive industry, Commerce & consumer, IT, technology & telecoms, Private Equity, Chinese desk, German desk


I work with Swedish and international M&A, often in collaboration with foreign law firms.

After 30 years at Setterwalls, I have wide-ranging corporate law competence and also much experience of complex contract negotiations, as well as of general contract and commercial contract law.

For many years, I have managed Swedish and international projects within company acquisition, corporate establishments in Sweden, corporate finance, joint ventures, and private and public project financing. This includes providing advice to investors and portfolio companies on the venture capital and private equity markets. After studies abroad, internships in the UK and the USA, participation in the International Bar Association, my international contact network is large. I was the managing partner of the firm during 2004-2007 and am currently responsible for Setterwalls’ China desk in Stockholm, and for coordinating Setterwalls Stockholm’s international contacts.


2004-2007,Setterwalls, managing partner
1987-1988,Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens Law Firm, New York, Jantzen scholarship
1986,Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo
1983-1986,Administrative Court of Appeals of Stockholm, Assistant Judge
1983-1986,District Court of Stockholm, law clerk
1984,Rea, Grundberg & Co. Law Firm, London
1982,National Board of Taxation




1981-1982,Student Union of the University of Stockholm, Student Legal Advisor
1981,Stockholm University, Buisness Administration
1980,Stockholm University, LL.M.

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Shipping

Under the leadership of finance and insurance specialist Åke Fors, Setterwalls’ maritime and transport group stands out for its commercial experience and knowledge of shipping insurance issues, acting for a range of P&I clubs in insurance claims. Other areas of expertise include regulatory matters, transport agreements and charter parties. Håkan Fohlin is a key contact for collision cases, Martin Sandgren handles charter parties and shipbuilding and sale contracts, and associate Samuel Pihl focuses on insurance work.