February 26, 2013 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling named to GAR30 ranking of world’s leading arbitration practices; sixth year in a row

For the sixth year running, Mannheimer Swartling has been included in the GAR100, Global Arbitration Review’s listing of the world’s most prominent international arbitration practices, as well as in the elite GAR30 ranking of the world’s 30 most active arbitration law firms. Mannheimer Swartling has been named to the GAR30 every year since the ranking was introduced and is the only Nordic firm to receive this recognition in 2013.

The results were announced at the GAR Awards dinner held in Bogotá on 21 February in connection with the International Bar Association’s Annual Arbitration Day.

Global Arbitration Review writes that “members of the firm have long been at the forefront of the practice in Sweden…the practice area is a dominant group within the 400-lawyer firm, and the team is often the highest-ranked firm from a civil law jurisdiction in the GAR30.”

Global Arbitration Review also mentions that at the 2012 GAR Awards in Stockholm, Mannheimer Swartling jointly received a trophy with the SCC Arbitration Institute and its former secretary general, Ulf Franke, for making a special contribution to international arbitration culture in Sweden.

The ranking criteria used by the Global Arbitration Review include, amongst others, the combined value of the number of merit hearings in international arbitrations that the firm has appeared in as counsel during the past two years, the firm’s level of activity in investment treaty arbitrations, as well the reputation of the practice’s individuals and the arbitrator work they attract.

To view an extract that was first published in the 6th edition GAR100, Global Arbitration Review's guide to the world's leading arbitration practices, please see [PDF].