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Westerberg & Partners

Stockholm Office

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Managing Partners: Bodil Ehlers
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 31
Languages: English, Finnish, Latvian, Russian, Swedish

Firm Overview:
Westerberg & Partners is a boutique intellectual property (IP) and dispute resolution firm. It helps clients in identifying, analysing, strengthening, commercialising and protecting their rights — whether based on IP, contracts, treaties, trade secrets or regulatory frameworks. Open mindedness, focus and flexibility are three of the firm’s core values. The IP team one of the largest IP teams among Swedish law firms and represents clients in all aspects of IP (except for patent prosecution), including advisory services, contracts, transactions and corporate work for companies with intellectual assets at its core. It is particularly well-known for its copyright, patent and trademark litigation expertise and portfolio management services. In commercial dispute resolution, the firm’s significant experience in Swedish and international arbitration has led to its involvement in some of the most complex and challenging disputes, including acting for and against sovereign states in litigation and arbitration over the interpretation of international treaties and in other high-profile disputes. Westerberg & Partners represents Swedish and international clients, ranging from established giants to start-ups and sovereign states. The firm is built by friends sharing the same vision: aiming to be the best at what they do.

Main Areas of Practice:

Intellectual Property:
With twelve partners and ten associates, Westerberg & Partners is one of the leading and largest IP firms in Sweden. It has recently acted in two of the highest valued patent cases in Sweden and has experience acting in virtually all industries and technical fields within patents. It represents clients in complex trademark proceedings, such as 3D-trademark litigation, and acts for several major groups in global IP portfolio management and brand protection, including one of the world’s leading fashion companies. It has also been involved in many high-profile copyright disputes.
Contact: Henrik Wistam
Tel: +46 766 170 928
Email: [email protected]

Arbitration & Litigation:
Westerberg & Partners has a strong focus on international arbitration, both commercial and investor-state. The team has unrivalled experience in representing companies and governments before the Swedish courts in actions to set aside arbitral awards. They recently defended two arbitral awards (worth 1,5 billion EUR and 500 million USD) against sovereign states and often do work on recognition and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards. Further, the team also represents clients before the courts in commercial disputes including international trade, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure projects, IT and telecom, post M&A and other corporate disputes.
Contact: Jesper Tiberg
Tel: +46 766 170 925
Email: [email protected]

The firm’s media team is one of the leading teams on the Swedish market. The team has significant experience in and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of media law, including copyright issues that are central to the various industries in the media sector, specific media legislation such as the Radio and TV Act, the Freedom of the Press Act and the Freedom of Expression Act, and the particular contract types within the core media industries such as film production contracts, book publishing agreements and music publishing and artists agreements. The team also has in-house counsel experience from the video game industry. The media team’s practice includes both contentious and non-contentious work.
Contact: Stefan Widmark
Tel: +46 766 170 973
Email: [email protected]

Regulatory & Life Sciences:
The team has significant experience in most if not all highly regulated fields, including the alcoholic beverages, food, gaming, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and tobacco industries, as well as in developing industries such as CBD. Recent work highlights include acting for several originator pharmaceutical companies in tri-party negotiations with the Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency regarding pricing of medicinal products, a major compliance review for a medical device company regarding contacts with healthcare as well as negotiating and drafting contracts for a collaborative phase III clinical trial and the rights to obtain a marketing authorisation. It has also represented several large gaming companies in regulatory court cases of high principal value.
Contact: Jonas Löfgren
Tel: +46 766 170 829
Email: [email protected]

IP & Commercial Transactions:
The team advises clients on all commercial aspects of contracts and commercialisation as well as strategies for intellectual assets. It advises clients from most industry sectors, with a notable number of clients from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries as well as the pulp and paper and steel industries. In addition, the team represents high-profile clients in the media and fashion business. The team is appreciated for its commercial understanding and solid business advice.
Contact: Malcolm Wiberg
Tel: +46 766 170 910
Email: [email protected]