Ulf Ohrling is active in the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He is a Swedish lawyer with over 25 years of experience and has worked in China since 2004.

Ulf has extensive knowledge of the Chinese business climate and legal environment and is an experienced advisor on cross-borders mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and IT law.

Ulf is chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has earlier been a director of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China. He is active in the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and has served as Chairman of its Cross-Border Investment Committee.

  • Ulf Ohrling is ranked in Chambers and Partners' Asia-Pacific/Global guide the years 2012-2017 in Corporate/M&A practice areas in China.

According to Chambers: "Clients speak highly of his commerciality and negotiation skills as well as his ability to guide overseas clients in the Asian market."

According to a client: "...he can come up with legal solutions straight away; his ways of solving problems are much more creative than other lawyers I have worked with." "Always timely, accurate and helpful, he provides services at a high level."

Another client comments he is "good at explaining the complex Asian business environment", and also say that "having been in China for a long time he knows all the ins and outs of the local legal complexities, which are not obvious to someone with less experience."

According to Chambers: "Swedish-trained Ulf Ohrling ticks all the boxes: He is 'pragmatic and easy to get hold of, comes back to us in an extremely timely manner, and gives very good and comprehensible advice for reasonable fees', enthuses one client."

  • He is also ranked among the "Leading Lawyers in Asia" by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey in the years 2011-2013 in Mergers and Acquisitions and General Corporate Commercial practice areas.

Experience

  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 2007-
  • Partner, Vinge, 1987-2007
  • Associate, Lindahl Law Firm, 1986-1987
  • Court clerk, Stockholm City Court, 1984-1986
  • University assistant, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University, 1981-1984

Education

  • LL.M. (Uppsala University, 1984)
  • Studies in economics (Linköping University, 1976-1978)

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English

Publications

  • "Quotations from a China Practice", Mannheimer Swartling, 2011 and the second, revised edition 2015. A book about Chinese business culture written together with Thomas Lagerqvist
  • The Swedish Section of the Comparative Study Concerning the Impact of Control Measures on the Televisual Advertising Markets in the EU Member States for the European Commission, 2003
  • The Swedish Section of the Study on the Impact of Advertising and Teleshopping on Minors for the European Commission DG EAC, 2001
  • Ulf Ohrling interviewed for article: No way back for Shanghai FTZ, Dragon News no. 4 2014
  • Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Swedish Bar Association, 1989
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Ulf Ohrling

Partner

Ulf Ohrling is active in the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He is a Swedish lawyer with over 25 years of experience and has worked in China since 2004.

Ulf has extensive knowledge of the Chinese business climate and legal environment and is an experienced advisor on cross-borders mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and IT law.

Ulf is chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has earlier been a director of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China. He is active in the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and has served as Chairman of its Cross-Border Investment Committee.

Awards

  • Ulf Ohrling is ranked in Chambers and Partners' Asia-Pacific/Global guide the years 2012-2017 in Corporate/M&A practice areas in China.

According to Chambers: "Clients speak highly of his commerciality and negotiation skills as well as his ability to guide overseas clients in the Asian market."

According to a client: "...he can come up with legal solutions straight away; his ways of solving problems are much more creative than other lawyers I have worked with." "Always timely, accurate and helpful, he provides services at a high level."

Another client comments he is "good at explaining the complex Asian business environment", and also say that "having been in China for a long time he knows all the ins and outs of the local legal complexities, which are not obvious to someone with less experience."

According to Chambers: "Swedish-trained Ulf Ohrling ticks all the boxes: He is 'pragmatic and easy to get hold of, comes back to us in an extremely timely manner, and gives very good and comprehensible advice for reasonable fees', enthuses one client."

  • He is also ranked among the "Leading Lawyers in Asia" by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey in the years 2011-2013 in Mergers and Acquisitions and General Corporate Commercial practice areas.

Experience

  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 2007-
  • Partner, Vinge, 1987-2007
  • Associate, Lindahl Law Firm, 1986-1987
  • Court clerk, Stockholm City Court, 1984-1986
  • University assistant, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University, 1981-1984

Education

  • LL.M. (Uppsala University, 1984)
  • Studies in economics (Linköping University, 1976-1978)

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English

Publications

  • "Quotations from a China Practice", Mannheimer Swartling, 2011 and the second, revised edition 2015. A book about Chinese business culture written together with Thomas Lagerqvist
  • The Swedish Section of the Comparative Study Concerning the Impact of Control Measures on the Televisual Advertising Markets in the EU Member States for the European Commission, 2003
  • The Swedish Section of the Study on the Impact of Advertising and Teleshopping on Minors for the European Commission DG EAC, 2001
  • Ulf Ohrling interviewed for article: No way back for Shanghai FTZ, Dragon News no. 4 2014

Membership

  • Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Swedish Bar Association, 1989
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association