Johan Carle began his career at Mannheimer Swartling in 1993, after finishing his legal clerkship at the Stockholm District Court. He has been a partner in the firm since 1999, and heads the EU and Competition practice group. For more than a decade, Johan also headed the firm’s office in Brussels, giving him the skills to deal effectively with both Swedish and European competition authorities and courts. Johan regularly advises larger Scandinavian and international companies. He has extensive experience in matters relating to merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, state aid and public procurement. Clients praise Johan for his “knowledge of business and business people’s needs, as well as hands-on advice and commercial awareness” and describe him as a “true professional with high integrity”. Clients have also emphasised that “Johan Carle is better at stakeholder management than any lawyer I know.” And that “Johan always has his client’s best interest in mind, and he is a smart communicator.”Johan is consistently ranked as a leader in EU and competition law by all well-established ranking institutes such as Chambers, Legal 500, GCR and Who’s Who Legal. On three occasions, he has also been awarded the Client Choice Award.