Adv Joacim Johannesson > Setterwalls > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 1050

Work Department

Corporate law, Mergers & Acquisitions, M&A, IT law and data protection, Commercial agreements, Financial services, Commerce & consumer, IT, technology & telecoms, FinTech, Blockchain



I am Head of Setterwalls FinTech Practice and primarily advise clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border FinTech matters.

Since the mid-1990s, I have assisted Swedish and international clients with advice within the FinTech and IP/technology sectors.

During my years in Stockholm, I have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of the IP/technology and FinTech sectors.

Over the years, I have advised international and Swedish investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies, i.e. financial institutions as well as tech companies, operating in the above sectors. In addition to projects operationally related to traditional IP/technology work, such as negotiating and managing contract negotiations for major, complex contracts and legal proceedings linked to areas such as IT systems, outsourcing, OEM, licences and associated services, I also have substantial experience of managing projects relating to company acquisitions (and disposals), mergers and investments and capital procurement.


2000-, Setterwalls
1998-2000, Hamilton & Co. Advokatbyrå, Stockholm
1999, Biddle Law Firm, London
1996-1998, Stockholm District Court, law clerk




Member of International Bar Association (IBA) and Swedish Bar Association.


1996, Lund University, LL.M.
1992-1993, San Diego State University, business and language studies

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Fintech

(Leading Individuals)

Joacim JohannessonSetterwalls

The ‘extremely responsive and very knowledgeableSetterwalls fields a dedicated fintech practice which advises on e-commerce, e-signature, e-currency, data privacy, cybersecurity, regulatory and compliance matters. Joacim Johannesson heads up the practice and acts for domestic and international investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and large established corporations in relation to M&A, investments and day-to-day advice. Niklas Follin is a key name for IT and IP work, and Tobias Björklund handles financial services regulatory mandates.

Sweden > IT and telecoms

Clients describe Setterwalls as ‘a trusted partner’ with ‘quick turnarounds and clear advice’. The practice is active on digital transformation and data protection mandates, and handles a varied mix of procurement, regulatory, commercial and transactional matters. The team is led by Fredrik Roos, Jörgen Axelsson, Marc Tullgren and Joacim Johannesson; Johannesson advises on IT matters relating to M&A, venture capital and investment mandates, and Roos is a key name for machine learning, AI and IoT matters. Sophia Spala handles IP-related IT issues and Niklas Follin is also recommended for commercial agreements.