Hellström Law > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

Hellström Law
PO BOX 7305

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Hellström Law’s team advises on all Swedish and EU data privacy and data protection law matters, including personal data breaches, cybersecurity issues, and GDPR compliance projects for companies and organisations in the public and private sectors. Practice head Anna Fernqvist Svensson has expertise in reviewing and drafting data processing agreements, along with matters related to the protection of personal data and the transfer of personal data to third countries. Associate Mina Gholiof focuses on GDPR and healthcare matters.

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‘They respond quickly and have excellent knowledge in GDPR related issues.’

‘Anne Fernqvist Svensson who is head of the Data Protection and Privacy practice group offers very practical and useful advice, and is combining Data protection advice with advice in employment law, which has been very useful.’

‘Fast and accurate help when needed. Covering lots of different segments.’

‘The Hellström team has provided valuable legal advice in relation to Data privacy and data protection, demonstrating exceptional capability to adapt our corporate standard package solution to local needs and compliance with local laws and standards.’

‘Anna Fernqvist Svensson and Mina Gholiof truly stand out displaying extraordinary understanding of the complexity of the issue and the trade-offs at hand. We valued their pragmatic approach, their understanding of our needs and challenges as well as limitations.’

‘Anna Fernqvist Svensson is very competent in her legal area. She is also an agreeable person to work with.’

‘The team is highly competent and supports their clients in a very professional manner. They are very responsive and available with short notice when required.’

‘Competent, responsive, professional, cooperative, supportive, easy to work with.’

Key clients

FKP Scorpio Sverige AB

Grifols Nordic AB

Work highlights

  • Advised FKP Scorpio Sverige AB, a global leading organiser of concerts and festivals, during the Covid-19 pandemic on all specific matters relating to data privacy and data protection.
  • Advised Grifols Nordic AB, a global healthcare company and industry leader in the production of plasma-derived medicines, on a whistleblowing scheme and other data privacy and data protection issues.

Sweden > Construction Tier 4

The construction team of Hellström Law represents smaller construction companies, contractors, consultants and public clients. The team is led by the trio of Fredrik Berg, Gustaf Cedershiöld and Krister Lindgren.


‘They are incredibly knowledgeable and always show up at short notice regardless of time.’

‘Krister is always reachable and if he can’t respond immediately you always get a call back. And his knowledge is what stands out among others.’

‘Deep knowledge and experience from the construction business. Ability to understand our business and hence advice is provided in the most efficient way.’

‘Drive, engagement, experience and knowledge, ability to make us understand legal issues and adapt this to our business.’

‘Fast help and high competence.’

‘Broad knowledge and long experience.’

‘High availability, high engagement, pragmatic, service minded.’

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Boutique firm Hellström Law handles a range of dispute resolution matters from commercial litigation to national arbitration proceedings. The firm’s expertise spans M&A indemnity issues, shareholder agreement claims, labour disputes and financing matters. Practice head Jonas Wetterfors has expertise in litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters with highlights including representing an investor in the first investor-state arbitration under the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Wetterfors


‘The practice has a unique mix of skills within almost all the different areas of law. They have also created a great group of employees with a diverse and representative team. The seniority of the partners is of great help for us as a client. We always feel safe and in the best hands of the most skilful consultants in Scandinavia.’

‘I work mainly with Mr Jonas Wetterfors. He has been a critical business asset for my companies for many years. His seniority and vast knowledge is very valuable for us and our companies. He has a unique way of finding solutions and ways out of very difficult situations.’

‘The team has broad knowledge and long experience.’

‘High availability, pragmatic and fast working yet accurate.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for Retail Finance in several complicated court cases, mainly following the departure of a previous CEO, co-owner and founder of the company.
  • Represented JSR as real state owner in court proceedings in District Court regarding a damage claim from a tenant of some SEK45m relating to termination of lease contract.

Sweden > Employment Tier 4

Hellström Law's group is led by Johan Karlman, who has experience in representing employers, trade unions and individual employees. The team offers assistance with employment disputes, collective bargaining agreements, union consultations and discrimination in the workplace claims. Anna Fernqvist Svensson specialises in data privacy and data protection law, while Erika Juvander Heveus is experienced in dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Johan Karlman

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‘Johan Karlman stands out as a solid, reliable partner with strong integrity providing robust legal advice and guidance on employment matters. In particular, we valued his exceptional listening skills and ability to capture the absolute core of the issue at hand and calmly deliver precise and clear advice, leaving no uncertainties behind. It is exactly what we want and look for.’

‘They are result oriented and have a great commitment, are serious and efficient. They have great knowledge in many different areas. That is why Hellström is our first choice.’

Key clients

Luxottica Nordic AB

L & T Technology Services Sverige filial

Amtico International AB

Grifols Nordic AB

Sweden > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Hellström Law receives high praise for its regulatory and data privacy knowledge in the life sciences sector, which are fields of expertise for Anna Fernqvist Svensson and counsel Mina Gholiof, who also heads up the practice. The team assists with contract negotiations regarding clinical trials, general commercial and R&D agreements and distribution matters.

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‘The Hellström team had good knowledge and were efficient. They were accurate and constructive.’

‘While their team is small, their practical experience and in-depth knowledge of challenges faced by healthcare companies is amazing.’

‘The team at Hellström has provided excellent legal advice on business critical topics and issues demonstrating sharp legal proficiency and negotiation skills paired with excellent understanding of our business and needs.’

‘To us they are simply a perfect match where they can offer us a full coverage of the services we need. Everything from marketing and regulatory issues to GDPR and general counselling.’

‘Mina Gholiof has a unique experience in her healthcare and life sciences practice from having worked in-house. Her insight of the business is unparalleled and her advice is always practical and commercial, making her the perfect lead for bigger projects but also a great sparring partner for daily issues.’

‘I find them very helpful, professional and interested in providing me with the best service possible. They are also very fast to respond.’

‘Mina Gholiof – excellent in every way – professional, fast, efficient, quick in responding, very knowledgeable and also understanding of our specific needs from my side in agreements, understands when to push and when to adapt.’

Key clients

Grifols Nordic AB

Work highlights

  • Advised a German optician company group regarding regulations on patient data.
  • Advised a Swedish county in a case concerning supervision of the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection.
  • Advised a global pharmaceuticals company in a matter concerning the marketing of pharmaceuticals products.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

The M&A team at Hellström Law advises on private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, and privatisation matters. Practice head Jonas Forsman handles cross-border takeovers, management buyouts, joint venture negotiations, and investments. The corporate and commercial division is led by Bengt Olovsson.


‘Broad knowledge and lengthy experience.’

‘High availability, high engagement, pragmatic, service minded.’

‘Jonas Forsman is one of the most competent and professional people I’ve met.’

‘Very strong in business agreements.’

‘Jonas Forsman always goes that extra mile for us.’

Hellström Advokatbyra – Helping you to succeed better in business
Our team of  legal experts is always ready to assist you in all matters relating to Swedish and international business law. Whether you need legal assistance in one of our areas of expertise or your own industry, we offer the best possible legal advice.

We are passionate about helping you solve even the most complex challenges. And we always strive to be transparent and offer clear solutions, so that our hard work creates the best possible outcome for our clients. Hellström aims to establish long-term, personal relationships, working side by side with our clients – we are always just a phone call away whenever you need our assistance.

Managing partner 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
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 Competition & Markets 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
Fredrik  Berg photoMr Fredrik BergFredrik specialises in construction and real estate law and dispute resolution in…
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…
Kristoffer Clausen photoMr Kristoffer ClausenKristoffer Clausen practices general business law with a specialisation in commercial disputes.…
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…
Staffan Michelson photoMr Staffan MichelsonSwedish and international business law with a special focus on environmental law…
Bengt Olovsson photoMr Bengt OlovssonPartner
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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Associates : 7
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