Adv Per Lidman > Setterwalls > Malmo, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 4501
203 20 MALMÖ

Work Department

Intellectual property, marketing and media law, Commercial agreements, Corporate law, Mergers & Acquisitions, M&A



For over 20 years, Per Lidman has worked primarily with issues linked to intellectual property law and commercial transactions, and with technology-intensive companies and their legal issues in general.

Per has national responsibility for and lead Setterwalls’ Life Sciences team, and is in the same way responsible for trademark and marketing law issues. He is experienced at handling i.a. patent- and trademark litigation where issues are dealt with in several jurisdictions in parallel.

Sectors where Per has particularly relevant experience include pharmaceuticals and medtech, foods and high-technology companies in general. His experience as general counsel at a Swedish listed company in the biometrics sector and as previous Managing Partner at Setterwalls has given him valuable insights into the needs of clients, from the client’s viewpoint. Commercial contracts, including those in an international environment, constitute an exciting and stimulating part of Per’s everyday work. He regards understanding the client’s business and goals as necessary for being able to deliver to the point and pragmatic advice.


2006- Setterwalls
2005, Precise Biometrics, corporate counsel
2000-2005, Setterwalls
1999, Lindahl law firm
1998-1999, Law and Economy, History of Law and Legal Science, faculty assistant
1996-1999, University of Lund, assistant lecturer.
1990-1995 Swedish Navy


Swedish, English


Swedish Bar Association, IBA, INTA


1999, University of Lund (LL.M.)
1999, University of California, Santa Barbara, research studies
1998, 1993, Swedish Naval Academy.

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Intellectual property and media

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 > Healthcare and life sciences

Setterwalls provides a full-service healthcare and life sciences offering which combines the expertise of leading partners across a number of key areas. Particularly impressive is Helena Nilsson‘s regulatory practice, as applied to issues of classification, authorisation, market access and distribution in strictly regulated industries including the cosmetics, medtech and food sectors. Marcus Nivinger, Jörgen Axelsson and Richard Hammarvid lead on the breadth of capital markets and corporate activity, and the practice also has an impressive IP element under Per Lidman and Martin Levinsohn, in regards to both commercial and contentious work.