Robin Oldenstam

Partner Stockholm, Gothenburg

Robin Oldenstam specializes in arbitration and civil litigation and is the head of Mannheimer Swartling’s International Arbitration Practice. He is also the current Swedish member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Between 2010-2014 Robin was chairing the Swedish Arbitration Association (the SAA), which is the leading association for arbitration practitioners in Sweden. Robin has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations under the SCC, the ICC, UNCITRAL and other rules in both Sweden and abroad. He has also gained considerable experience as an arbitrator, including several appointments as a sole arbitrator and as chairman. Robin has acted in disputes encompassing a wide range of areas such as Licensing, Supply, Share and Asset Purchases, Agency and Distribution as well as a wide range of industries such as Oil and Gas, Automotive, Construction, Pharmaceutical, Securities and Finance. In recent years he has focused particularly on energy-related disputes involving a large number of gas price reviews and Production Sharing Agreements. Robin is responsible for the Swedish Bar Association’s mandatory course in trial advocacy and regularly lectures on arbitration and litigation at several university courses and training programs for professionals. He has also co-authored Mannheimer Swartling’s Guide to Commercial Dispute Resolution and various articles and case notes in professional journals. Robin Oldenstam is also a member of the firm’s group for Corporate Sustainability and Risk Management and regularly gives advice to clients on matters concerning corruption and other white-collar crime, product liability and various other issues of professional liability.

  • Experience

    • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 2004-
    • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, 1996, 1998-2003
    • Court clerk, Mölndal District Court, Göteborg, 1996-1997


    • LL.M. (Lund University, 1996)
    • University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995-1996


    • Swedish
    • English


    • Listed as one of 45 leading individuals in the world under the age of 45 in International arbitration, Global Arbitration Review, “GAR 45 under 45”, 2011
    • Listed in Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders  Arbitration 2018
    • Ranked in band 1 for dispute resolution, Chambers Global 2018
    • Listed as a leading individual in Sweden in dispute resolution, The Legal 500 2018
    • Recommended in both Arbitration and Commercial Litigation, Who’s Who Legal 2018
    • Mentioned in Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2018
    • Editorial committee for Global Arbitration Review
    • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
    • Supporting member in SWAN
    • Swedish Bar Association
    • International Bar Association