February 11, 2010 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling publishes guide on commercial dispute resolution

”Mannheimer Swartling’s Guide till kommersiell tvistlösning” was published at the end of January. The Swedish guide, co-authored by Robin Oldenstam, Fredrik Andersson and Christoffer Monell, offers an easily accessible review of the issues that need to be considered when choosing between different types of dispute resolution and provides the reader with concrete examples and templates.

The authors explain their reasons for writing the guide as, “The dispute resolution clause can be decisive in determining whether the terms of an agreement are enforceable. At the same time, it is often the case that inappropriate dispute resolution clauses are entered into agreements, often due to lack of knowledge. After having spent many years fighting over agreements with inappropriate dispute resolution clauses, there was a sense that there was a gap that needed to be filled. Our hope is that the Guide will make it easier for in-house counsels and others who negotiate agreements to draft appropriate dispute resolution clauses and avoid mistakes, which, in hindsight, may prove costly.”

The authors are members of Mannheimer Swartling’s Dispute Resolution practice group – a group that is consistently ranked as a leader in the Nordic region and top-tier globally. The group has extensive experience handling commercial disputes in all conceivable industries and legal fields, as well as government investment disputes and regulatory disputes. Its members represent clients before courts in the countries in which the firm has offices and act as counsel at arbitration tribunals globally.

The Guide was launched in connection with a seminar on“Global Dispute Resolution” held for clients and legal practitioners in Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg in early February. Given the Guide’s practical introduction and overview of various dispute resolution alternatives, the authors believe that it would be beneficial to, e.g. students studying law and others. It will therefore also be distributed to students specialising in dispute resolution in conjunction with certain lectures. The Guide is available in a limited edition and only in Swedish. Please contact any one of the authors – Robin Oldenstam, Fredrik Andersson or Christoffer Monell – for more information or about receiving a copy.