November 5, 2015 - News about the firm

China’s Ministry of Commerce appoints Mannheimer Swartling to legal panel for international investment 

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced the appointment of Mannheimer Swartling to its panel of international legal advisers. The scope of the appointment involves providing legal services to the Chinese government in investment treaty negotiations, international investment disputes and comparative studies of cross-border investment laws and their enforcement. Mannheimer Swartling secured its appointment to the panel in competition with over twenty predominant English or U.S.  law firms and is the only firm from the Nordic region appointed to the panel.

This is the second time Mannheimer Swartling secured the appointment to MOFCOM’s formal legal panel for international investment via a public competitive bidding procedure.

MOFCOM is responsible for formulating policies and rules on foreign trade, regulating cross-border investments, merger review, coordinating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy issues and negotiating bilateral and multilateral trade agreements.

Mannheimer Swartling’s dispute resolution group and China practice group continued to secure the appointment to MOFCOM’s legal panel with a team led by Jakob Ragnwaldh, Fredrik Andersson, Ulf Ohrling and Lucas Jonsson,  primarily assisted by Kevin Cheng, Åsa Rydstern and Karl Guterstam.

Mannheimer Swartling’s Dispute Resolution group is the leading practice in the Nordic region and ranked top tier globally.

Mannheimer Swartling’s Dispute Resolution practice represent clients, regardless of nationality or applicable law, in any and all matters arising from commercial disputes, such as early dispute assessment, arbitration, litigation, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution. Our experience from arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) is unparalleled, but we also have extensive experience from arbitrations under various other rules and institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, DIS, HKIAC, CIETAC, ICAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID.

The group has extensive experience of commercial disputes within all industries and fields of business, and consists of about 70 lawyers in all of our offices in Sweden as well as in our offices in China, Russia and Germany. Most members in the group deal with both arbitration and litigation. A specialised group is devoted to disputes involving international investments.