Adv Fredrik Roos > Setterwalls > Gothenburg, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 11235

Work Department

Intellectual Property Rights, Marketing Law, Technology, Media & Telecom, Compliance & Investigations



Fredrik is a partner since 2010 and the leader of Setterwalls’ IP/Tech team.

Fredrik is a technology lawyer and assists Swedish and international companies with technology and IP intensive projects including partnerships, transactions, licensing, sourcing, e-commerce, social media and telecommunications. Fredrik regularly gives advice on complex matters in relation to the introduction of new technologies and digital services and has a particular interest and experience in projects relating to data, machine learning, AI, automation, electromobility, connectivity and Open Source Software.

Based on Fredrik’s experience in both privacy and intellectual property law, and his technology background, Fredrik has found a niche in assisting clients with the negotiation of complex transactions and contracts relating to information ownership and the exploitation of data. Fredrik has more than 15 years’ experience of working with regulatory issues relating to privacy and data protection.

In addition, Fredrik Roos has been ranked by Legal 500 (Intellectual Property and Media and IT and Telecoms), Who’s Who Legal and as Trademark Star by IP Stars.


2003-, Setterwalls
2006, Holland & Knight LLP, Boston, USA
2000-2003, Department of Informatics, Gothenburg University, researcher 2002, Cederquist Law Firm, trainee




Swedish Bar Association.
Fredrik is actively involved in a number of international organisations including the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) and the International Technology Law Association (Itechlaw).


2003, University of Gothenburg (LL.M.)

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Intellectual property and media

Setterwalls has ‘deep knowledge of the industry and the Swedish patent law’ and handles the full range of IP matters for clients in the healthcare, automotive, technology and retail sectors, among others. On the contentious side, the practice advises on a broad range of disputes including patent litigation, while, in the non-contentious space, the team stands out for its stand-alone trade mark department. Fredrik Roos handles transactional work, licensing issues and marketing matters; Per Lidman is a veteran patent litigator; Sophia Spala is a key name for trade mark litigation and prosecutions as well as copyright and unfair competition matters; and Martin Levinsohn is another notable practitioner for IP litigation, particularly in the life sciences sector.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection

Setterwalls acts for top international and domestic blue-chip clients and government departments on the full range of data protection and cybersecurity issues. Key areas of strength for the practice include data subject access requests, cross-border data transfers, GDPR issues and data breaches. Leveraging strong support from its IT and IP departments, the team is headed up by Fredrik Roos, Sophia Spala and Marc Tullgren. Roos and Spala are well versed in compliance and regulatory matters, while Jörgen Axelsson is experienced in data privacy work pertaining to the healthcare and public sectors.

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.