Kristoffer Löf

Partner Stockholm

Kristoffer Löf co-chairs the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s industry groups for Energy/Natural Resources and Infrastructure/Construction. He is specialised in dispute resolution and assists in all stages of a dispute – from the early case assessments and claim letters to settlement negotiations and proceedings before Swedish courts and Swedish and international arbitral tribunals. He has experience from a wide range of areas and industry sectors, including telecom, pharmaceuticals, joint ventures, shareholders’ and cooperation agreements, machinery and equipment, licensing, agency and distribution, M&A etc., and with a particular emphasis on energy/oil & gas and construction disputes. In addition to counsel assignments, he also sits as arbitrator in commercial disputes.

  • Experience

    • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 2012-
    • Secondment, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, London, 2007
    • Secondment, Swedish Match AB, 2004
    • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, 2003-2011


    • LL.M. (Uppsala University, 2002)
    • University of Minnesota Law School, 2002


    • Swedish
    • English


    • "A Story of Corruption. A Case Study of How Bribery Affects the Validity of Performed Commercial Contracts" in Essays in Honour of Prof Dr Kaj Hobér, Iustus 2019
    • "Supreme Court Establishes High Threshold for Annulment of Arbitral Awards" (co-authored with Julia Fermbäck), ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, 2019, Issue 2
    • "Concise Guide to Arbitration in Sweden" (co-editor and co-author), 2nd edition, Mannheimer Swartling, 2019
    • “Arbitration and company law in Sweden” (co-authored with Andreas Steen) in European Company Law, Volume 2015, Issue 3 (Wolters Kluwer)
    • “Best Practice in International Arbitration” (co-authored with Robin Oldenstam) in Avtalt prosess – Voldgift i praksis (Universitetforlaget, Oslo 2015)
    • “Counstruction Arbitration in Sweden” (co-authored with Johan Granehult) in GAR Know-how, Global Arbitration Review 2015
    • “Concise Guide to Arbitration in Sweden” (co-editor and co-author), Mannheimer Swartling, 2014
    • “A Crimean Conundrum” (co-authored with Fredrik Ringquist) in Corporate Disputes Magazine, Jul-Sep 2014 issue
    • The chapter “Sweden” (co-authored with Fredrik Andersson) in Choice of Venue in International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2014)
    • “Institutional Rule Reforms–SCC” (co-authored with Kristoffer Stråth)  in International Arbitration Law Review’s Special Issue on Reform in International Arbitral Institutions (Vol. 16 Issue 6, 2013)
    • “The Proceedings” (co-authored with Stefan Brocker), in International Arbitration in Sweden: A Practitioner’s Guide (Wolters Kluwer, 2013)
    • Practical Law, Multi - Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13, Dispute Resolution Volume 2: Arbitration (co-authored with Mattias Göransson)
    • Practical Law, Multi - Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13, Dispute Resolution Volume 1: Litigation (co-authored with Mattias Göransson)
    • Who's Who Legal, recommended for arbitration and identified as a Thought Leader in Arbitration
    • Who's Who Legal, recommended for litigation
    • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Sweden ranking – top-ranked in Dispute Resolution Sweden
    • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Europe-wide ranking – ranked among the leading arbitration lawyers in Europe
    • Identified as a Leading Individual for dispute resolution by Legal 500
    • Recommended for construction law by Legal 500
    • The Swedish Bar Association, 2008
    • Executive Committee of the Swedish Arbitration Association
    • Past Chairman of Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS), 2015–2018
    • Executive Board of the ICDR Young & International
    • London Court of International Arbitration
    • Advisory Board of Stockholm International Hearing Centre
    • International Advisory Committee of the AAA/ICDR
    • Board of Centrum för rättvisa