Mr Niklas Sinander > Harvest Advokatbyrå > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

Harvest Advokatbyrå
Engelbrektsplan 1
Box 7225
103 89
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Work Department

FinTech, Banking and Finance



Niklas Sinander has been working with financial regulatory compliance matters as well as banking and finance since 2013. He joined Harvest in 2023 from another Swedish law firm where he was Head of Financial Regulation.

Niklas provides legal and strategic advice to Swedish and international investors as well as regulated entities in all financial regulatory areas. His expertise in financial regulation primarily covers the areas of payment services, consumer credits, securities, asset management (UCITS and AIFMD), investment services (MiFID), crypto-assets, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML) and outsourcing, where he advises on a broad range of matters including license applications, regulatory compliance and cross-border business expansions.

His expertise in banking and finance includes advising Swedish and international lenders and borrowers on structured finance such as acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance, alternative lending, peer-to-peer lending and other innovative credit structures. Niklas has extensive experience of both domestic and cross-border transactions.

He has for several years participated in educating LL.M. students on financial regulation and banking and finance at the advanced master program course “Credit and Financial Market Law” at Stockholm University.


Harvest Advokatbyrå, Counsel, 2023-

Cirio Advokatbyrå, Head of Financial Regulation, 2021-2022

Cirio Advokatbyrå, Managing Associate, 2019-2021

Advokatfirman Lindahl, Associate, 2016-2018

Nacka District Court, Law Clerk, 2015-2016

Advokatfirman Lindahl, Associate, 2013-2015

Advokatfirman Lindahl, Summer Associate, 2012

Court of Appeal for Western Sweden, Summer Clerk, 2011


Swedish and English


Member of the Swedish Bar Association since 2017


LL.M., Gothenburg School of Business, Economics & Law, Sweden

Queen Mary, University of London, Post Graduate Certificate, International Finance Law, 2011


Nominated for the Nova 111 List (Sweden) as one of the 20 most talented young professionals and future leaders within legal services in Sweden, 2021

Appointed by the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation as Country Correspondent, responsible for financial regulatory development in Sweden, 2019

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Banking and finance

Boutique firm Harvest Advokatbyrå’s banking and finance practice has a strong reputation for handling financial regulatory issues, including compliance work, internal audits, application procedures, AML/CTF issues and technology outsourcings. The team advises start-ups, investment banks, fund managers, credit providers, and crypto-asset service providers, among others. Björn Wendleby, specialising in financial legislation, sustainability regulation, and AML work, chairs the team alongside Gustav Sälgström, who has securitisation, fund operation and AML regulation expertise. The team was strengthened by the arrival of both Niklas Sinander and Liselotte Calander in January 2023.

Sweden > Fintech

Harvest Advokatbyrå’s fintech team advises on a wide range of regulatory matters, including compliance issues, internal audits, licence application procedures, AML matters, and sustainability work, advising payment institutions, banks, fund managers, credit providers, and crypto-asset service providers. Co-founder Amin Bell leads the team alongside co-founder Anna Cumzelius; the pair have considerable combined financial regulatory experience. Niklas Sinander, who was formerly head of the financial regulation practice at Cirio Advokatbyrå AB, joined the firm in January 2023.