January 19, 2016 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling partner Jakob Ragnwaldh moves to Hongkong

Mannheimer Swartling is pleased to announce that Jakob Ragnwaldh, a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group, is moving to Hong Kong to lead the firm’s arbitration team in China.

“Although we are currently experiencing considerable volatility in the Chinese markets, China will remain a market of strategic importance to many of our clients. Jakob’s move to Hong Kong confirms the firm’s ambition to retain a strong, long-term presence in this market,” says Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner. “For many years now, Jakob has been the leading lawyer in Sweden for arbitration in Asia, and we are very pleased for this opportunity to offer our clients an even stronger offering in Hong Kong,” Jan Dernestam continues.

“Hong Kong is a key centre for international arbitration, and the firm’s presence there is of great importance to the firm and its clients. This is an exciting opportunity, and I look forward to joining my colleagues in China and contributing to the firm’s continued success in this growing market,” Jakob Ragnwaldh says.

Jakob Ragnwaldh represents clients before arbitration tribunals in both Sweden and abroad, and he is experienced in arbitration under the auspices of the SCC, the ICC, the LCIA, the ICSID, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the Swedish Arbitration Act. In addition to Swedish law, Jakob Ragnwaldh’s matters have involved Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, American, Estonian, Albanian, Saudi and international law (under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties).

Jacob Ragnwaldh is the Vice Chairman of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and has acted as arbitrator on numerous occasions. Jakob Ragnwaldh is regularly engaged as a speaker in the area of international arbitration at seminars and conferences in Sweden and abroad.

Mannheimer Swartling is the only leading Nordic law firm with offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mannheimer Swartling’s strong presence in China, with 15 employees, allows us to offer our Nordic customers our experience and in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market, combined with an understanding of Nordic companies’ requirements and perspectives. The firm also often acts as the first stop for Chinese companies interested in investing in the Nordic region.