Adv Sophia Spala > Setterwalls > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 1050

Work Department

Intellectual property, marketing and media law, IT law and data protection, Commercial agreements, Public procurement



Since 2005, Sophia Spala has worked mainly within the areas of intellectual property and marketing law and with commercial contracts, often with an international connection and often in a digital context.

On a daily basis, Sophia handles assignments where Swedish or foreign companies need assistance and advice relating to the protection and commercialisation of their intellectual property and other assets. A large proportion of the assignments relate to trademarks, copyright or advertising and marketing issues, and She has experience of handling complicated disputes within these areas. Sophia spends a large part of her working hours on drawing up and negotiating commercial contracts, relating to matters such as collaboration, development, licensing, purchase and sales and she has a vast experience of technology and IP transactions. The assignments Sophia works with often have a cross-border aspect, and she is therefore used to working with international projects. She has particular experience of the technology industry, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), social media, digital advertising an digital health as well as of the entertainment, media, alcohol, tobacco and FMCG industries, and of general marketing and consumer law issues, such as e-commerce.


2003-2005,Stockholm District Court, law clerk


Swedish, English, French


Member of the Swedish Bar Association


2003,Lund University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Corporate Finance
2002,Lund University, LL.M.
2000-2001,Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bryssel, Belgien, Erasmus, studies in EU and Competition Law and French

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Intellectual property and media

(Next Generation Partners)

Sophia SpalaSetterwalls

Setterwalls is noted in the market for the breadth of its intellectual property practice, which encompasses matters involving patents, copyrights, and marketing. Martin Levinsohn is the key partner in patent litigation, representing clients in the Swedish elements of cross-border disputes, while Sophia Spala and Per Lidman have broad practices across contentious and non-contentious trade mark and copyright law. Fredrik Roos focuses on transactional IP matters, such as licensing work, R&D agreements and joint ventures, with a particular specialism in the technology sector.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection

The IT team at Setterwalls has expertise in a vast range of data protection and privacy matters, including cybersecurity matters. The head of the IP and technology practice group Fredrik Roos regularly advises on complex privacy matters related to the introduction of modern technologies and services and leads on GDPR compliance projects. Joacim Johannesson assists banks and fintech companies with cybersecurity assessments and consumer data processing requirements. Co-head Jörgen Axelsson handles data privacy issues in the healthcare sector, while Sophia Spala focuses on data protection matters in complex commercial and regulatory environments. Marc Tullgren is also recommended.