About the firmOffices

Mannheimer Swartling operates all around the world. Our operations are handled from offices in Russia, China, the US, Brussels and Sweden. In Sweden, we are represented in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Our offices provide full service, which means that our advice covers all areas of business law.

Our lawyers work seamlessly across our offices. This means all offices have capacity to handle multiple large assignments in parallel. In order to guarantee that our clients receive the best possible advice and the highest quality, every assignment is treated as an assignment for the whole firm.

Our local presence allows us to be close to our clients which is important for a long-term and successful collaboration. Our local presence also means we are able to offer a close insight into all regional developments and future challenges, as well as an established network of contacts. This also means our offices are able to adjust their specialisation to the legal areas as requested and can focus on the industries represented in the region.

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Mannheimer Swartling is Sweden’s largest business law firm and has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. In total, the Swedish offices have approximately 300 lawyers. Our local presence means that we are intimately acquainted with regional developments. It also means that our local offices are able to focus on the legal fields which are prevalent in the region in question. But most of all, it enables us to be close to our Swedish clients, which we believe is of decisive importance for long-term co-operation.

In 1990 Mannheimer Swartling became the very first European law firm to open an office in what was then the Soviet Union. Activities were at first primarily related to litigation and arbitration but soon broadened and now cover most areas of business law. Our office in Moscow, which employs both Russian and Swedish lawyers, is, like all of our offices, fully integrated into the firm, and its lawyers have full access to the resources and experience of the whole firm. Mannheimer Swartling has an extensive knowledge of the Russian market and its business climate. Most of our clients are large companies, banks and investors based in Scandinavia or Northern Europe, as well as their Russian subsidiaries. The arbitration practice also works with some of Russia’s largest corporate groups.

Mannheimer Swartling's China/APAC desk advises clients who are already active in the region or who are interested in doing business there. The group is composed of Swedish and Chinese lawyers with long and extensive experience from China / APAC and focuses primarily on the legal and business environment there. Our offering includes advice within e.g. foreign direct investments, establishments and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, commercial agreements, risk and crisis management, sustainability and compliance, dispute resolution and strategic advice. Beyond its legal expertise, the group also has the linguistic, cultural and practical experience required within the region. Thanks to the firm's long presence in the region, we are well acquainted with the leading law firms in China / APAC and join forces with them as and when needed.

Our Hong Kong office specializes in international dispute resolution and has an experienced international arbitration team. Our Hong Kong operations are fully integrated with the firm's global dispute resolution group, with access to the entire firm's collective expertise and resources.

In close co-operation with EU and competition law specialists located at other offices, the Brussels office provides expert advice on all areas of EU law, including competition law, merger control, anti-dumping, free movement of goods, public procurement and state aid. The lawyers in Brussels represent clients before the European Commission and EU courts in all types of matters, and have close contact with the relevant EU institutions. This enables us to assist our clients quickly and to react swiftly to changes in law or policy.

Mannheimer Swartling’s lawyers in New York have many years’ experience of the complex US legal system and business environment. The office assists Scandinavian clients doing business in the United States or when they otherwise need advice on US law. American clients are offered a primary source of contact without the burden of geographical distance or time zone differences. Mannheimer Swartling’s lawyers in New York are engaged in matters ranging from initial establishments to complex acquisitions and project management of US litigations.

Mannheimer Swartling’s Africa Group has 15 years of experience of working in different African countries. The firm has developed a unique network of law firms in countries such as Angola, Benin, Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The goal of the Africa Desk is to assist clients in matters relating to Africa and help with local contacts.

Historically Iran has been one of Sweden's most important non-European export markets and many Swedish companies have a long history in the country. In January 2016, a gradual repeal of the economic and financial sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN, EU, US and others began, and Iran has once again become an attractive market for US and European companies. Mannheimer Swartling's Iran desk provides advisory services to clients who are already active in the Iranian market or are interested in doing business in Iran. In addition to offering legal expertise, several members of the Iran desk also have the linguistic and cultural knowledge required to successfully enter the Iranian market and operate a business in Iran. The group can advise on sanction-related questions regarding both export and import issues and financial restrictions, as well as matters concerning the protection of investments and investment protection agreements. The group also helps the firm's clients to establish local contacts.