January 18, 2012 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling sponsors scholarship programme for Chinese law graduates to study arbitration law in Stockholm

Mannheimer Swartling is pleased to announce its participation in a scholarship programme that will allow three Chinese law students to participate in The Master of International Commercial Arbitration Law programme (ICAL) at Stockholm University. Mannheimer Swartling is joined by Swedish law firms, Gernandt & Danielsson and Vinge, in donating the scholarships.

The scholarships will enable three highly qualified Chinese students to participate in the one-year LLM, post-graduate programme in Stockholm, Sweden at Stockholm University. The Master of International Commercial Arbitration Law programme provides a truly international and comparative study of arbitration law from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The ICAL programme brings together about thirty exceptional young lawyers from all regions of the world each year to engage in an interactive programme taught by academics and leading practitioners.

The programme also gives students the unique opportunity to learn beyond the classroom by engaging in the Stockholm international arbitration community. Stockholm is globally recognized as one of the world’s leading venues for arbitration and the home of the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Graduates of Chinese law schools are welcome to apply for the full-tuition scholarships. Information about the scholarships and the ICAL programme may be obtained on

Mannheimer Swartling - the largest Swedish law firm in China
Mannheimer Swartling is the largest Swedish law firm and represented in China with offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. These offices employ between them 23 lawyers, of whom 12 are Chinese legal consultants. Mannheimer Swartling’s presence in China enables the firm to offer its Nordic clients experience and in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market, combined with an understanding of the needs and perspectives of Nordic companies. It is also a first port of call for Chinese companies looking to invest in the Nordic region, providing practical and easily accessible advice on all aspects of Nordic law and business culture.

Mannheimer Swartling fields one of the largest and most highly-acclaimed dispute resolution teams in Northern Europe. The firm’s Chinese dispute resolution group focuses on international arbitration proceedings involving companies and organisations in China and other Asian countries. Members of the group represent clients in disputes under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, including the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), ICC, HKIAC, CIETAC and UNCITRAL.