Adv Johan Hallén > Setterwalls > Gothenburg, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 11235

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, Technology, media & telecom



For more than 25 years, Johan Hallén has assisted Swedish and foreign companies with advice relating to commercial contracts, often with international links.

Johan’s responsibility at the firm is to lead Setterwalls’ commercial law team and Setterwalls’ China desk. In his daily work, he helps companies to draw up and negotiate contracts, primarily relating to collaboration, joint ventures, development, licensing and purchase or sale of products and services. Many of Johan’s assignments are international, and he often works on projects in different parts of the world, such as China, Russia and the USA. Johan has extensive experience of working with companies in the automotive industry, and he also works with issues in the IT area.


2008-, Setterwalls
2000, Pinsent Curtis Biddle
2000, Steele & Co
1997-2008, MAQS Law Firm
1998-1999, 2002 and 2003, Volvo Aero corporation, secondments as as in-house lawyer
1996-1997, District Court of Gothenburg, law clerk
1995-1996, Linklaters
1994, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1991-1995, Lund University, LL.M.




Swedish Bar Association.


1994, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1991-1995, University of Lund, (LL.M.).

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Johan HallénSetterwalls

Setterwalls provides clients with ‘great, proactive legal expertise with at business mindset’ and handles high-profile and high-value M&A deals which are often multi-jurisdictional. The team is led by Anders Söderlind, Anders Holmgren and Ola Grahn; Söderlind focuses on private equity and private M&A; Holmgren has over 20 years’ experience in corporate M&A, and focuses on the telecoms, life sciences and retail sectors; and Grahn handles company law, M&A, and equity capital markets matters. Johan Hallén is a key name for commercial work and is also chairman of the board.