December 2, 2011 - News about the firm

Ulf Ohrling elected Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Mannheimer Swartling partner Ulf Ohrling has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (SwedCham). SwedCham, founded in 1986, provides important information and networking opportunities to Swedish and Swedish-related companies in Hong Kong and offers a forum for exchanging experiences with companies already established in the region.

Ulf Ohrling has been residing in China since 2004. At SwedCham, he has chaired the South China Committee and helped to set up a South China Chapter, jointly managed by SwedCham and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China.

Ulf Ohrling works out of the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and IT law and is an experienced advisor on company establishment in China and negotiations with Chinese parties. He is active in the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and has served as Chairman of its Cross-Border Investment Committee. Ulf Ohrling is ranked among the “Leading Lawyers in Asia” by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey in the Mergers and Acquisitions and General Corporate Commercial practice areas. Ulf and his colleague Thomas Lagerqvist are co-authors of “Quotations from a China practice”, a book on Chinese business culture that was released in November 2011.

Mannheimer Swartling is the largest Swedish law firm with presence in China. The firm is able to assist its clients in situ with all the necessary experience and know-how regarding the Chinese market and the Chinese regulatory framework, whilst having a full understanding of the needs and wishes of Swedish and Nordic clients. Mannheimer Swartling also co-operates with the best local Chinese lawyers in order to provide comprehensive advice. Primarily, the firm’s offices in China focus on foreign direct investments (acquisitions, joint ventures and restructuring of existing investments), dispute resolution, bank and finance, intellectual property rights and general corporate commercial. Mannheimer Swartling’s permanent arbitration team in Hong Kong attracts both European and Chinese clients who are involved in transnational business disputes.