Johan Lekholm

Partner Malmö

Johan Lekholm is a partner at Mannheimer Swartling and member of the firm's practice group for Mergers & Acquisitions. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and general corporate matters for both industrial clients and private equity houses. He further acts as secretary of the board. Johan has extensive international experience and has assisted a large number of clients in negotiations and various kinds of transactions both domestically and around the world. As such, he has become a trusted advisor and a pragmatic problem solver. He is head of M&A at the firm's Malmö office and also lectures on M&A at the Faculty of Law at Lund University.

  • Experience

    • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 2007-
    • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, 1998-2006
    • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, New York, 2003
    • Secondment to a larger industrial group, 1999-2001


    • LL.M. (Lund University, 1998)
    • Queen Mary & Westfield College, London, 1997


    • Swedish
    • English
    • Legal 500: Ranked as leading within M&A
      Johan Lekholm stands out for his “ability to understand commercial aspects of the deal”. 
    •  Legal 500: Ranked as leading within Corporate Commercial
      Johan Lekholm “is an excellent lawyer and business partner”.
    • Swedish Bar Association, 2003