Biörn Riese has been chairman of Mannheimer Swartling since 2002 and co-heads the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Corporate Sustainability & Risk Management, M&A and Corporate Commercial groups, having served as chairman of the latter two. For over three decades, Mr. Riese has counseled clients from the public and private sector on corporate matters across a number of practice areas and industry sectors, advising on legal issues under Swedish and international corporate law including transactions, restructurings, investigations, corporate governance, crisis management and compliance. As part of his practice, Mr. Riese frequently appears before and advises boards of directors on their duties and responsibilities. He also is a frequent speaker at professional seminars and programs dealing with law firm management, M&A, corporate ethics, sustainability, investigations and crisis management.

  • Ranked as a “Star Individual” within Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global/Europe 2015.

    Biörn Riese “really is a star individual. He is the person to go to if you find yourself with a complicated issue," say impressed interviewees. Others add: “He offers the broad picture and in-depth knowledge. He has a grip on anything that might arise."

    The “spectacular” Biörn Riese has a strong reputation among Swedish corporates, who highlight his business sense and dedication. “He focuses on the deal and clearly loves his job,” reports a client.
  • Ranked as a “Leading individual” within M&A and Corporate and commercial I, Legal 500 2015

    “… key figure in a huge team, ‘one of the best M&A lawyers in Sweden’ and ‘incredibly impressive’.”
  • Ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” within M&A, Restructuring and insolvency and Technology and telecommunications in IFLR1000 2015
  • Ranked in “Band 2” within TMT: Information Technology and in “Band 2” within TMT: Telecommunications in Chambers Europe 2015.

    According to sources, Biörn Riese is “an icon in Sweden. He is one of the most influential individuals at the firm and has a unique, cutting-edge profile.” Clients value his “experience, skill in negotiations and detailed knowledge of the industry.” He is recognised for his wide range of experience, covering both IT and telecoms.

    Biörn Riese assists telecoms operators with a range of issues, including M&A. Peers describe him as a “fantastic lawyer” with “a good reputation for high-end work.”
  • Swedish Bar Association’s prize for outstanding work in the legal profession 2013

    Biörn Riese is the first lawyer specializing in business law to receive the award. Biörn Riese received the award for having put business lawyers on the map in an exemplary manner. According to the citation, his contributions have “clearly demonstrated the importance of business law in a complex society”.
  • “Lawyer of the Year” in the annual client survey ”Klientbarometern” in 2011, 2012 and 2014 conducted by BG Research

Experience

  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 1990-
  • Partner, Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1989-1990
  • Associate, Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1984-1988
  • Associate, Åbjörnsson & Rausing Advokatbyrå, 1982-1983
  • District Court Service, 1980-1982

Education

  • LL.M. (Stockholm University, 1978)
  • Graduate in Economics/Business Administration (Stockholm University, 1980)

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English
  • Swedish Bar Association, 1985
  • International Bar Association
  • My Special Day (Min Stora Dag), Member of the Board since 2013
  • International Bar Association (IBA) Law Firm Management Committee, elected treasurer 2014
  • The Swedish Anti-corruption Institute (IMM), Member of the Board in 2015
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, Member of the Board since 2015

Biörn Riese

Partner, Chairman of the Board

Biörn Riese has been chairman of Mannheimer Swartling since 2002 and co-heads the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Corporate Sustainability & Risk Management, M&A and Corporate Commercial groups, having served as chairman of the latter two. For over three decades, Mr. Riese has counseled clients from the public and private sector on corporate matters across a number of practice areas and industry sectors, advising on legal issues under Swedish and international corporate law including transactions, restructurings, investigations, corporate governance, crisis management and compliance. As part of his practice, Mr. Riese frequently appears before and advises boards of directors on their duties and responsibilities. He also is a frequent speaker at professional seminars and programs dealing with law firm management, M&A, corporate ethics, sustainability, investigations and crisis management.

Awards

  • Ranked as a “Star Individual” within Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global/Europe 2015.

    Biörn Riese “really is a star individual. He is the person to go to if you find yourself with a complicated issue," say impressed interviewees. Others add: “He offers the broad picture and in-depth knowledge. He has a grip on anything that might arise."

    The “spectacular” Biörn Riese has a strong reputation among Swedish corporates, who highlight his business sense and dedication. “He focuses on the deal and clearly loves his job,” reports a client.
  • Ranked as a “Leading individual” within M&A and Corporate and commercial I, Legal 500 2015

    “… key figure in a huge team, ‘one of the best M&A lawyers in Sweden’ and ‘incredibly impressive’.”
  • Ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” within M&A, Restructuring and insolvency and Technology and telecommunications in IFLR1000 2015
  • Ranked in “Band 2” within TMT: Information Technology and in “Band 2” within TMT: Telecommunications in Chambers Europe 2015.

    According to sources, Biörn Riese is “an icon in Sweden. He is one of the most influential individuals at the firm and has a unique, cutting-edge profile.” Clients value his “experience, skill in negotiations and detailed knowledge of the industry.” He is recognised for his wide range of experience, covering both IT and telecoms.

    Biörn Riese assists telecoms operators with a range of issues, including M&A. Peers describe him as a “fantastic lawyer” with “a good reputation for high-end work.”
  • Swedish Bar Association’s prize for outstanding work in the legal profession 2013

    Biörn Riese is the first lawyer specializing in business law to receive the award. Biörn Riese received the award for having put business lawyers on the map in an exemplary manner. According to the citation, his contributions have “clearly demonstrated the importance of business law in a complex society”.
  • “Lawyer of the Year” in the annual client survey ”Klientbarometern” in 2011, 2012 and 2014 conducted by BG Research

Experience

  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 1990-
  • Partner, Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1989-1990
  • Associate, Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1984-1988
  • Associate, Åbjörnsson & Rausing Advokatbyrå, 1982-1983
  • District Court Service, 1980-1982

Education

  • LL.M. (Stockholm University, 1978)
  • Graduate in Economics/Business Administration (Stockholm University, 1980)

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English

Membership

  • Swedish Bar Association, 1985
  • International Bar Association
  • My Special Day (Min Stora Dag), Member of the Board since 2013
  • International Bar Association (IBA) Law Firm Management Committee, elected treasurer 2014
  • The Swedish Anti-corruption Institute (IMM), Member of the Board in 2015
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, Member of the Board since 2015