Hellström Law > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

Hellström Law
PO BOX 7305

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The data protection team at Hellström Law is led by Anna Fernqvist Svensson and advises public and private sector clients on all aspects of Swedish and EU data privacy and data protection law. It has considerable experience in GDPR work, cybersecurity issues, data breaches and cross-border data transfers. Svensson is active in the real estate, social media, retail, energy and transport and pharmaceuticals sectors, while Karl-Fredrik Björklund, who recently joined from Wikström & Partners, brings decades of expertise in the field to the team, including experience acting as external DPO.

Practice head(s):

Anna Fernqvist Svensson

Other key lawyers:

Erika Juvander Heveus; Natalie Stjernström; Mina Gholiof; Karl-Fredrik Björklund


‘They are responsive, competent and get back quickly.’

‘Anna Fernqvist Svensson leads the team for GDPR and data protection law and I can always rely on her swift feedback and her skills in this area of the law.’

‘The service is completely tailor made to the customers’ needs.’

‘Personal, professional and accessible.’

‘The team has been both innovative and self-propelled when helping us develop services for the banking industry.’

‘Anna Fernqvist Svensson has deep knowledge about GDPR and general law. She is innovative and easy to work with.’

‘Very experienced team with Karl-Fredrik Björklund as one of the true “seniors” in the Stockholm data privacy community.’

‘Highly appreciate the knowledge and engagement displayed by Karl-Fredrik Björklund. Always eager to help out, easy to get access to, very knowledgeable and experienced.’ 

Key clients

FKP Scorpio Sverige AB

Grifols Nordic AB

Work highlights

  • Advising FKP Scorpio on all matters relating to data protection and data privacy.
  • Advising Grifols on all matters relating to data protection and data privacy, including records or processing activities, data processing agreements, GDPR training courses, data privacy notices for employees, and whistleblowing issues.

Sweden > Construction Tier 3

The construction team at Hellström Law provides legal advice and litigation services to government bodies and Swedish municipalities, as well as energy and infrastructure companies. The team handles issues regarding public procurement processes, contract negotiations, project management issues and disputes. Construction co-head Krister Lindgren largely focuses on litigation and arbitration proceedings, while co-head Fredrik Berg is principally active in real estate development and installation projects. Fellow co-head Gustaf Cederschiöld advises a client roster of construction companies, contractors, consultants and investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Berg; Krister Lindgren; Gustaf Cederschiöld


‘Always easy to call and swift at solving problems.’

‘Personally engaged at all times and very professional. High degree of expert knowledge. High quality of delivered product and according to set timelines.’

‘Experienced and sound advice. Fast and accurate delivery.’

‘They always take care of the customers interests first and the knowledge is great.’

‘Krister Lindgren is outstanding regarding the customer service and knowledge of the sector.’

‘The team possesses a practical and concrete knowledge about the contract framework that we are using.’

‘They have lengthy legal experience which can quickly give us as a customer an advantage in current ongoing legal cases.’

Sweden > Environment Tier 3

Hellström Law is active in environmental matters regarding renewable energy projects, domestic and EU legislation and nature restoration mandates. Team co-head Arvid Sundelin has a strong understanding of water law and has been active in hydropower and water operation applications. Fellow co-head Ingela Sundelin focuses on representing contractors, authorities and municipalities in permit procedures and supervision matters according to the Environmental Code. The practice also advises on commercial transactions and due diligence work.

Practice head(s):

Arvid Sundelin; Ingela Sundelin


‘We have hydropower plants and the team have very good qualifications in our environment-area.’

‘The team have a lot of experience, a nice social way to handle customers, and work under difficult conditions.’

‘The team has a deep knowledge of the environmental area not only in relation to legislation and all types of steering documents from authorities, but also regarding the understanding of ecological processes which is profoundly important when helping customers to propose socio-economic and sound investment solutions to improve the ecologic status in their operations to authorities and in court processes.’

‘I have worked with Ingela Sundelin for several years. We continue with Ingela since she knows us, and she has a good track record. We are very satisfied with her.’

‘Ingela Sundelin knows our business and our needs. She delivers on time and she’s quick at responding to e-mails and phone calls. We have won several trials thanks to her.’

‘Hellström Advokatbyrå has supported us in different matters regarding environmental questions and we have always been treated with commitment by knowledgeable individuals. Because of that, we felt that we always can have the support we need in environmental legal matters.’

‘Arvid Sundelin showed a deep knowledge in the areas required. He was able to understand the situation our company was in and where the most difficult areas were.’

‘The people working there are very service minded, easy to access and always willing to help. The people are very skilled and can easily adapt the knowledge to a certain situation, helping out in a specific case.’

Sweden > Employment Tier 4

Always eager to assist, competent and client oriented’, Hellström Law’s employment practice was recently bolstered by the arrival of Karl-Fredrik Björklund from Wikström & Partners. The practice is led by Johan Karlman and advises on M&A-related employment matters, disputes, data protection issues, terminations, and harassment and discrimination allegations.

Practice head(s):

Johan Karlman

Other key lawyers:

Erika Heveus; Anna Fernqvist Svensson; Karl-Fredrik Björklund


‘The team is competent and service minded.’

‘Always eager to assist, competent and client oriented.’

‘Quality of legal advice, availability, speed and understanding of our business and needs are key strengths and capabilities contributing to why we choose to work with the team.’

‘Johan Karlman provides first-class legal advice to us. He is a great listener and asks distinct probing questions to truly understand our needs and issues at hand.’

‘The team was really supportive of SMEs like our company with small scale operations. They had knowledge about the EU regulations and EU law which was very helpful.’

‘I had a very good impression of Hellström. We were in touch regarding cross border labour law issues. They were able to provide quick solutions.’

‘My contact person was Anna Fernqvist Svensson, partner of the Labour law practice group. Anna managed everything in a very proper and professional manner.’

Key clients

L & T Technology Services Sverige filial

Luxottica Nordic AB

Work highlights

  • Advising L & T technology Services Filial. on a large number of HR-related matters which included union consultations and a dispute before the District Court.

Sweden > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

With a focus on data privacy and data protection matters, Hellström Law is also noted for its capabilities in drafting agreements and handling regulatory issues for its clients from the public and private sector. Mina Gholiof leads the practice and is ‘a rock for navigating global compliance requirements for life sciences clients’. Anna Fernqvist Svensson is also noted, and Karl-Fredrik Björklund joined the team from Wikström & Partners in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Mina Gholiof

Other key lawyers:

Anna Fernqvist Svensson; Karl Frederik Björklund


‘Quality of legal advice, availability, speed and understanding of our business and needs are key strengths and capabilities and why we choose to work with the team’

‘Small but friendly and knowledgeable life sciences team.’

‘Mina Gholiof is a rock for navigating global compliance requirements for life sciences clients. She is extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic and consistently provides high quality services.’

Key clients

Grifols Nordic AB

Work highlights

  • Advised a Swedish vaccine platform regarding the scope of the concept healthcare provider, and related questions.
  • Advised a client from the public sector in a matter related to remote patient care in cooperation with several other European counties.
  • Advised Grifols Nordic AB in a matter concerning the marketing of pharmaceuticals products.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Hellström Law advises clients on private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings and privatisations under the leadership of Jonas Forsman, Bengt Olovsson and Hans Liljeblad. It also advises clients on contentious work pertaining to transactions and often handles deals with a cross-border element.

Practice head(s):

Bengt Olovsson; Jonas Forsman; Hans Liljeblad


‘Competent people, customer minded.’

‘They have a lot of knowledge and are professional and customer oriented.’

‘The flexibility. In our business there are a lot of quick turns and we often need a quick legal opinion; Hellstrom Law have shown to be really good at helping on us out this way.’

‘They are really good with helping us out in a quick manner to get help from legal firms in the other markets where we operate.’

‘We have worked with Jonas Forsman, and we truly appreciate his ability to manage complex situations and find solutions where others would have become stuck in a stand still.’

Key clients

Visual Art Group

Stella Futura AB

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Praised as ‘very resilient with excellent tactics and skills’, Hellström Law is a boutique firm that has expertise in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. Jonas Wetterfors and Kristoffer Clausen head up the practice, which handles corporate, IT, construction and IP disputes, among other areas.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Wetterfors; Kristoffer Clausen


‘Very resilient with excellent tactics and skills. High integrity levels.’

‘Easy to communicate with and to understand. Very nice people with a familiar atmosphere in the law firm.’

‘The whole experience with the company has been good.’

‘Easy to get in contact with.’

‘Good explanation of how they work and correct specifications comes along the invoices. Nothing to complain about at all.’

‘I should say that Jonas Wetterfors has been very professional from the first time I contacted him. He has listened to all my feedback and acted in a correct way. He has been very engaged and shown that he knows what he is doing.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Retail Finance on several complicated court cases, mainly following the departure of a previous CEO, co-owner and founder of the company.
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Founding Partner, Corporate Commercial Mats Hellströmmats.hellstrom@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Construction & Consultancy Fredrik Bergfredrik.berg@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Construction & Consultancy Gustaf Cederschiöldgustaf.cederschiold@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Managing Partner, Head of Construction & Consultancy Krister Lindgrenkrister.lindgren@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Data Protection and Data Privacy Anna Fernqvist Svenssonanna.fernqvist@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Corporate Law Bengt Olovssonbengt.olovsson@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Financial Market Law Anders Lundberganders.lundberg@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Dispute Resolution Jonas Wetterforsjonas.wetterfors@hellsttromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Public Procurement and Public Law Ponthus Anderssonponthus.andersson@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of M&A Jonas Forsmanjonas.forsman@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Real Estate & Environmental Magnus Anderssonmagnus.andersson@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Reconstruction Hans Liljebladhans.liljeblad@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Competition & Markets Manne Bergnéhrmanne.bergnehr@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Data Privacy & Data Protection Anna Fernqvist Svenssonanna.fernqvist@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Employment Law Johan Karlmanjohan.karlman@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Environmental law Ingela Sundeliningela.sundelin@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Environmental law Arvid Sundelinarvid.sundelin@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Data Privcy and Data Protection Karl-Fredrik Björklundkfb@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Real Estate Lennart Melchiorlennart.melchior@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Real Estate Kim Lindgrenkim.lindgren@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Head of Public Procurement and Public Law Ponthus Anderssonponthus.andersson@hellstromlaw.com+46 8 22 09 00
Fredrik  Berg photoMr Fredrik BergFredrik specialises in construction and real estate law and dispute resolution in…
Ponthus Andersson photoMr Ponthus AnderssonPonthus Andersson is the head of Hellström’s practice group for public procurement…
Göran Andersson photoMr Göran AnderssonGöran Andersson has more than twenty years of experience in general commercial…
Magnus Andersson photoMr Magnus AnderssonMagnus Andersson is the head of Hellström’s real estate group and is…
Manne Bergnéhr photoMr Manne BergnéhrManne Bergnéhr specialises in competition law and often assists clients by leading…
Karl-Fredrik Björklund photoMr Karl-Fredrik BjörklundKarl-Fredrik has many years of experience working with data protection law and…
Gustaf Cedershiöld photoMr Gustaf CedershiöldGustaf is a partner and head of the construction and consultancy law practice…
Anna Fernqvist Svensson photoMrs Anna Fernqvist SvenssonAnna has extensive experience working with commercial contracts, mergers & acquisitions, and…
Jonas Forsman photoMr Jonas ForsmanJonas is head of the M&A group and primarily specialises in owner-driven…
Mats Hellström photoMr Mats HellströmAs the founding partner of Hellström Law, and a member of the Swedish…
Thomas Jäderlund photoMr Thomas JäderlundLawyer
Erika Juvander Heveus  photo Erika Juvander Heveus Erika practices within several legal fields such as commercial contracts law, company…
Johan Karlman photoMr Johan KarlmanJohan Karlman is the head of Hellström’s employment law group. Johan has…
Hans Liljeblad photoMr Hans LiljebladHans has been practising transactional and financial law since the early 1990s,…
Kim Lindgren photoMr Kim LindgrenKim Lindgren has extensive experience in real estate law, with a specialisation in commercial…
Krister Lindgren photoMr Krister LindgrenPartner
Anders Lundberg photoMr Anders LundbergAnders Lundberg has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, finance law, and…
Lennart Melchior photoMr Lennart MelchiorLennart Melchior specialises in property law and environmental law. Lennart regularly represents…
Staffan Michelson photoMr Staffan MichelsonSwedish and international business law with a special focus on environmental law…
Bengt Olovsson photoMr Bengt OlovssonPartner
Ingela Sundelin photoMrs Ingela SundelinIngela works exclusively with environmental law. A large part of her work…
Arvid  Sundelin photoMr Arvid SundelinArvid works exclusively with environmental law and has extensive experience of permit…
Mattias  Thorolfsson photoMr Mattias ThorolfssonMattias specialises in the area of dispute resolution. With more than a…
Jonas Wetterfors photoMr Jonas WetterforsJonas Wetterfors is the head of Hellström’s dispute resolution practice group. He specialises…
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